[lg policy] Professor Tope Omoniyi (Sky) has passed away

mostari hind hmostari at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 1 21:27:43 EDT 2017


Hi All , I am really touched bu this terrible news , I am speechless and emoved . I was emailing him very often asking about his health state especially during these last months where we often spoke about his regular visits to the doctor office and he always asked me to pray for him and I did.He is the editor of the version on Language and Religion, he spent about 3 years working with the different contributors as a father and a booster , I wished he could see this volume see the light . May God Bless his soul , no one can replace him .  
Dr Mostari 

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On Thursday, June 1, 2017, 8:31:04 AM GMT+1, Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se> wrote:

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Professor Tope Omoniyi (Sky)




This memorial has been created in memory of our wonderful husband and father


Professor Tope Omoniyi 


We will remember him forever.


He leaves behind his wife Karen, his children Tife Nisha, Onaayo Mara and Feranmi as well as his elderly mother, siblings and in-laws.  We all loved him dearly.




Sky touched the lives of so many people in different places around the world so we wanted to create a space for people to share memories and photos so that we, and all of those who loved him, can celebrate the life of this beloved and cherished man, who we miss so very much.




https://www.forevermissed.com/tope-sky-omoniyi/#about









Shared by Viv Edwards on 05/31/2017 




Below is an obituary prepared by some of Tope's colleagues




Born in 1956 in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Tope Omoniyi – known to many of his friends as Sky – completed a BA and M.Phil at the University of Lagos, where he also taught, before being awarded a scholarship for a PhD at the University of Reading. This was to be the springboard for an international career spanning the National Institute of Education, Singapore, Trinity College, Dublin, the University of West London and Roehampton University. At Roehampton, he rose to the position of Professor of Sociolinguistics and also served as Director of the Centre for Research in English Language and Linguistics. Given the regrettable reality that very few Africans have achieved professorial status in a UK university, it goes without saying that it takes an individual of exceptional talents to carve out such a route.




Full text:
https://www.forevermissed.com/tope-sky-omoniyi/#stories










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