Two illustrious sons of Edo, Professor Emmanuel Emovon and Colonel Paul Ogbebor, are dead.
Prof. Emovon was a former Minister of Science and Technology and a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos.
Emovon was also an in-law to the Benin Royal family as he was married to a daughter of Oba Akenzua.
His cause of death is yet to be ascertained as at press time.
The family is yet to formally announced his passing but a condolence register has been opened at his Benin City residence.
Governor Godwin Obaseki was among the people that have signed the condolence register.
In his tribute, Obaseki described said late Emovoñ represented the best of Edo values and was a personification of the Edo personality.