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Chief John Nwabueze Ajene
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 18, 1942
  • Date of passing: Dec 14, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    London, United Kingdom
Eluo Nwoke Uno Nnewi

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Nwabueze Ajene, Eluo Nwoke Uno Nnewi, 72, born on November 18, 1942 and passed away on December 14, 2014.

We are grateful to God for his life and legacy and we will remember him forever. 


Funeral Arrangments for Chief John Nwabueze Ajene( FCA)

Wake Keep by Clubs and Town Union are as follows:
Location:         Union Bank Sports Club, Eric Moore, Surulere, Lagos
Date & Time:  January 21, 2015 @ 9am to 6pm 

Service of Songs are as follows:
Location:         Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Date & Time:  January 22, 2015 @ 7pm

Funeral Rites are as follows:

Wake Keep
January 29, 2015 – Vigil Mass at The Ajene Compound, Abubor Nnewichi @ 5pm;

Funeral Mass
January 30, 2015 – at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Abubor  Nnewichi @ 10am. Interment thereafter at his residence

Condolence Visit are as follows:
Location:         The Ajene Family Compound
Date & Time: January 31, 2015 


Outing Service
are as follows:'
Location:         St Mary’s Catholic Church, Abubor Nnewichi
Date & Time: February 1, 2015 @ 10am


Ajene Compound
80 St Peter cleavy Road Nnewi landmark chartered junction
 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Luka Yohanna Gyok on 16th December 2015

"Chief, may your soul continue to rest in the bossom of the almighty God. You are forever missed."

This tribute was added by chinazor okafor on 14th December 2015

"Chief.keep resting on.ur legacies lives on.I miss u."

This tribute was added by Victor Boateng on 19th February 2015

"The mighty God led me to you that faithful day, and that changed my entire life. I wish you a joyful activity in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Victor Boateng on 19th February 2015

"The mighty God led me to you that faithful day, and that changed my entire life. I wish you a joyful activity in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by john nwizu on 3rd February 2015

"Chief Ajene.May you rest in peace sir.You were a great inspiration to all that knew you.I am left in pain by your passing.I will always remember you sir.Good night
John  Nwizu esq."

This tribute was added by Ify Igboanugo on 2nd February 2015

"What a great man!! Touched everyone you met in a very special way. You are missed uncle. Heaven gained an angel.
May your soul rest in perfect peace. Amen!"

This tribute was added by Steve Nwanze on 31st January 2015

"A great man who will be missed by all. I grew up knowing this great man whom I also looked up to. I grew up with Chuka Ajene and will never forget the good times..Bye Chief Ajene, you will be missed by everyone."

This tribute was added by Cyril Anyanwu on 28th January 2015

"Farewell JNA, the quintessential boss.  Simply irreplaceable.  We look forward to seeing him again at the resurrection."

This tribute was added by Ndubisi Onuorah on 26th January 2015

"I grew up in the "extension" area of Festac Town, then referred to as New Festac Town. Back then, we all knew that Chief John Ajene was a "correct guy man", meaning he was suave and sophisticated. I admired him so much that I insisted that he be chairman at my wedding reception, a role he initially demurred to play, encouraging me to seek out a younger person for the part. I wasn't having any of that! I appealed to my dad to convince him and the deal was done.

As I said, suave and sophisticated. It was always a genuine pleasure to chat with him and I'm sure the world is a little less bright with his demise. I pray that he finds eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Emeka Igboanugo on 24th January 2015

"Eluo Nwoke Uno Nnewi! The world lost a great man but your memories will always remain with us. I always admired you as a family man, businessman and close friend to our family. Thank you for being a role model and a friend at all times. We will do our best to emulate all the ideals you showed with your life in our relationships. May your gentle soul rest in peace! Amen!!!"

This tribute was added by SOW Massamba on 23rd January 2015

"Dear Chinwé,

It is with a deep sorrow and sadness that I learnt about the loss of your Father. I would like to express to you all my heartfelt sympathy and compassion in this sad instance.
I wish you and the bereaved ones a lot of courage to live through this ordeal.
Yours friendly.
For pape Ibrahim SAGNA
SOW Massamba"

This tribute was added by C D on 22nd January 2015

"Your husband, father, grandfather made a difference in your lives, in your families and the lives of all who knew him...He will never be forgotten.

Take comfort in the knowing, the promise and the hope that you will one day see him again. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

"...He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new." Rev 21:4-5"

This tribute was added by chinazor okafor on 22nd January 2015

""I will forever miss you".chief ajene was a very kind and humble man.he gave me words of encouragement. He believes in one discovering his potentials.chief you were full of life, a very happy man.he believes in God and lived a christian life.you will forever be missed.rip chief John ajene."

This tribute was added by Cletus Iwunwa on 19th January 2015

"Chief Ajene, May your kind and gentle soul find peace with the Lord. Fare well."

This tribute was added by Gab. Ofoma on 18th January 2015

"What a blow! Johnny was such a wonderful man full of life and always eager to carry everybody along .He was closer to my brother Sir cliff.of blessed memory ,but he was quite fond of me and always allowed me enjoy senior jokes with them.I will miss his jokes, smiles and good heart greatly. My big brother Johnny,May your lovely soul find great favour with our Lord."

This tribute was added by emezie odigboh on 18th January 2015

"Uncle Johnny. A lover of life . Gone too soon!"

This tribute was added by Osora Mojekwu on 14th January 2015

"Grandpa was a good person who cared most about his family. He has inspired me to make it my first priority. My childhood was filled of his laughs and our fun we had together, and that is the thing I wont forget. He will forever remain with us through this difficult time. RIP"

This tribute was added by Famara I. SAGNA on 12th January 2015

"Condolences from the SAGNA family in Senegal to the Ajene family on the occasion of the sad loss of Chief John Nwabueze Ajene, taken away from the affection of his family at the age of 72 on December 14, 2014 in London

I would like on behalf of all branches of the SAGNA family, all of their descendants, their parents and their allies, hereafter, to express to the Ajene family, our emotion, our condolences and sympathy, on the occasion of the passing away of Chief Ajene.

We regret very deeply, before God and men, the disappearance of the late Chief Ajene. We entrust this relative by marriage to God in his new life.

Our condolences in this case apply to all branches of the Ajene family, in general, and in particular, to:

- Mrs. Thereza Ajene
- Mr. Chuka Ajene
- Ms.  Uchenna Ajene
- Mr. Dalu Ajene
- and finally, the daughter of our family, Chinwe Ajene.

We deplore the unforeseen death, unexpected and quite sudden of the Chief Ajene following a kidney operation which was conducted in London.

This unfortunate circumstance has immersed our entire family in pain and desolation. Those among us who have not had the chance to meet Chief Ajene are even sorrier.

So I come to present the condolences on behalf of our families:

I. On behalf of the elders of our family below:
a. The family and descendants of Bourin SAGNA, traditional chief in Sédhiou;
b. The family and descendants of Almamy Bourin SAGNA, Chief coutumier to Marsassoum;
c. The family and descendants of Ibrahima Almamy SAGNA and Mrs, Adja Ramatoulaye Baba Thierno Aliou Diallo, grand notable, in Ziguinchor.
d. The family, descendants and relatives of Baba Thierno Aliou Diallo, and Madam, born Yaye Adama Fall, Grand Marabout in Marsassoum-Santo;
e. El Hadj Thierno Ibrahima DIALLO most known as Thierno Marsassoum, Grand Marabout in Ziguinchor;
f. The family and descendants of Mr. Madiaguane Mbaye, former chief of canton in Boucotto Djimbering in Casamance (Department of Oussouye);
g. The family of El Hadji Oumar NDIAYE and Madam, born Adja Bigué Mbaye, former Deputy Head of the regional service of the Cadastre in Ziguinchor;
h. Mactar Ousmane Saer DIOP and family, company owner in Dakar;
i. The family of Mamadou Ousmane Diop,  trader and ship chandler in Dakar;
j. The family of Saer DIOP, founder and traditional Chief of SEREKUNDA in Gambia.

II. On behalf of the parents and allies:
a. The family and descendants of Mrs Fatou SAGNA and her husband, Serigne Guibril Gueye, Marabout in Ziguinchor and their children;
b. The family of Mariétou SAGNA in Ziguinchor;
c. The family of Ndeye Adama SAGNA, her children and her husband, Serigne Abass Sall, Imam of the mosque of the HLM II in Dakar;
d. The family of Almamy SAGNA alsoknown as Vieux SAGNA, and his widows, Khady Sene, Ndeye Coumba Thiam and Aissatou Mane, company and bookstore owner in Ziguinchor;
e. The family of Famara Ibrahima SAGNA, and Madam, born Abibatou Ndiaye, former Minister, Honorary President of the Economic Council and Social (former 4th national ranking personality): Residence Almamy Bourin SAGNA, 10 Rue David Diop, Fann Residence Dakar;
f. Mrs. Dalanda DIALLO, her husband Cherif Kemo AIDARA and her children in Ziguinchor;
g. Mrs. Lissa DIALLO, her husband Thierno Amadou Baledio BA, Deputy Imam Ratib of the great mosque of Ziguinchor and her descendants in Ziguinchor;
h. Mrs. Kagne DIALLO, her husband Yaya DIALLO, trader in Ziguinchor and her descendants in Dakar;
i. Mrs. Dado DIALLO and her husband Ba Fode Kallo and their descendants in Marsassoum, in Gambia, in Guinee Bissau and in Europe;
j. Mrs. Maimouna DIALLO, her husband Abdou Mbaye in Diakene-Woloff (Département d’Oussouye) and her descendants;
k. Mr Malick Thierno Aliou DIALLO, notable and Madam Mame Leana Mbaye, in Ziguinchor;
l. The Marabouts, Thierno Amath DIALLO, Thierno Boubacar DIALLO, Thierno Bocar DIALLO, Thierno Ibrahima DIALLO, Thierno Alpha Yaya DIALLO, Thierno Ousmane DIALLO, their children and descendants in Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau;
m. Mr. Abdoul Karim NDIAYE, his family, his brothers and sisters from their father El Hadji Oumar Samba NDIAYE,in Senegal, in Europe, in the Gambia and the USA;
n. Mrs. Siga DIOP, widow of the headmaster of high schools, Oumar DIARRA, her children, her brothers and sisters from their father Mactar DIOP in Dakar;
o. Mrs. Awa Doudou DIOP, widow of Dr. Mourtada GUEYE, her children, her brothers and sisters from their father Mamadou Ousmane DIOP;
p. Mrs. Thioro Kambe, widow of Mactar DIOP, her brothers, her sisters and their descendants;
q. Mr. Magathe Ibrahima SAGNA and his wife Mrs Chinwe AJENE in Kigali and Lagos;
r. Mr. Amadou Makhtar Diop SAGNA at the High Authority of telecoms and postal regulation of Senegal in Dakar;
s. Ms. Adji Ramatoulaye SAGNA at Abt Associates in Boston (USA);
t. Ms. Adji Bigué SAGNA in Dakar;
u. Mr. Mame Almamy SAGNA and Madam Rokhaya NDIAYE in Dakar;
v. Mrs. Toutane DIEME and her husband Moussa DIEDHIOU, her brothers and sisters from their mother Mrs Fatou SAGNA in Dakar, Ziguinchor and Europe;
w. Ms. Fama DIOUF in Paris, her husband Mame TINE, her brothers and sisters from their mother Ndèye Adama SAGNA;
x. Dr. Mahamadou Lamine SAGNA, in Paris, University Professor in Paris, his family and his brothers and sisters;
y. Mr. Mahamadou Lamine SAGNA in Ziguinchor, his wife Seynabou GASSAMA, his brothers and sisters from their father Almamy SAGNA most known as Vieux SAGNA;
z. Families DIALLO, DIOP, CISSE, NDIAYE, BA, SOW, BARRY, KANE, CAMARA, FALL, GUEYE, SANE, TOURÉ, BADJI, DIATTA, MANE, THIAM in Senegal, Guinea, Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

All together, we pray that the path of God guide the steps of the deceased in his new home. AMEN!

We also pray that God continues to guide and protect his family down here.

May God welcome Chief AJENE in his Holy Heaven!

President Famara Ibrahima SAGNA"

This tribute was added by oby Okonkwo on 9th January 2015

"Your dad was a very kind man. He always want to put smiles on people's face at any point in time dat he lived.  I don't have much to say Dan to  say RIP because God knows why his death happened dis way. On behalf of late Eno contractor family we wish his wife and children all d best in life and pray dat the good lord give them the heart to bear this great departure in Jesus name. Amen"

This tribute was added by Donald Utoh on 8th January 2015

"Chief the light you shone will continue to shine through your kids and grand kids. You brought Joy and happiness to families near and far. You gave all you have to this world and for that I say thank you.

Rest Papa Rest !"

This tribute was added by Benjamin Fatogun on 8th January 2015

"Chief John Ajene was a very loveable humanbeing.I got to know him firstly at Alcan Aluminium then later First Aluminium and finally at Chartered Aluminium.It was like I was moving along with him from one organization to the other.He was both my client and my friend.He was extremely supportive of my arspirations, companies and interests.I had some very good moments with him during our periods of discussions.He was very frank  forthright, forthcoming and understanding.I remembered my last moment with him during my client visit to him at Festac at his company's office  and he said we should go out for lunch after the meeting.One of those good times we shared as client and friend.I would forever miss him.May his soul rest in peace and the good Lord keep his family.Amen
Barr.B.O.Fatogun"

This tribute was added by joan nwanedo on 8th January 2015

"Chief, you were a good man and you lived a good life. May your gentle soul rest in peace, Amen."

This tribute was added by IJEZIE CHIMMY on 8th January 2015

"RIP to a great giant. Your impact  would forever remain with us."

This tribute was added by Robin Neville on 8th January 2015

"Chief John Ajene was a most respected Non Executive Director of First Aluminium Nigeria plc for many years and also an acive member of the Audit Committee. He will be sorely missed. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at First Aluminium Nigeria plc go to his family at this sad time."

This tribute was added by Joyce utoh on 8th January 2015

"The news left me and my family broken, your dad was a wonderful father, he also touched the lives of many directly and indirectly. I feel the pain and though there are no words that can bring relief or make the pain go away but lets try and take solace in the word of God to be absent in the flesh is to present with the Lord.I pray for the family to find comfort and peace in this difficult time. Chuka, Uche, Chinwe, Dalu and mummy it is well.

Utoh's Family"

This tribute was added by Luka Yohanna Gyok on 2nd January 2015

"Chief John Ajene- Eluo Nwoke uno, I remain most grateful to you and the entire Ajene family for giving me and so many others the platform to spring up in life @ chartered Aluminium. After series of interviews I was employed as a trainee order processing officer in 1998 and by the recognition of Chief and many of my superiors I became a sales manager by 2002. Chief, was a disciplinarian, kind hearted man, a philantropic and an apostle of diligence and hardwork. The news of your demise struck me like a thunder bolt, you ll forever be remembered. Rest on Chairman, we love but God loves you more. Adieu Sir."

This tribute was added by Babatunde Osidipe on 30th December 2014

"And so, Chief JOHN AJENE is gone! The demise of a Colossus.
We were both at first in Alcan Aluminium and later First Aluminium Plc.
So much of differences between us and majorly, He was a senior colleague with a wide age difference. This did not make any difference to Him. He was Igbo and I am Yoruba. I enjoyed Him most at the period our children (mine and His) were getting into the secondary schools. He called me Otunmba for Otunba. He would regularly tell me “YOU SEE, THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS THESE CHILDREN ATTEND DETERMINE THE FUTURE MEN AND WOMEN THEY BECOME. IT COSTS YOU A LITTLE MORE, DONT WORRY.”
I remember when His father passed on, My wife and I visited Him in FESTAC to commiserate with the family. My wife asked him about the arrangements He had made for the Large number and Class of people moving to Nnewichi for the funeral.
He GENTLY narrated and told us everything with a feeling that, we would be satisfied. ‘Not at all sir, which band would entertain?’ my wife queried him. ‘None’ He answered. The discussions led to the engagement of Oliver De Coque, plus a couple of additions we were not satisfied with. He largely appreciated our contributions.
I remember 28th November 2009, He arrived with His wife at Iworo in Ijebu at about 8.00am for the funeral of my father-in-law; Otunba B. A. Oduntan. We asked, if He had slept in a hotel in the neighbourhood. He said He left Lagos early to beat the ‘Environmental.’ What a commitment and kind support!
He was unassuming and a non-tribalist man. He was kind; always empathetic with Solution Action. We will miss Him.
May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.

Otunba and Mrs Babatunde Osidipe.

Those who trust in Elohim are like the Mountain called Zion which is impossible to move."

This tribute was added by uzoma martins on 30th December 2014

"It is so painful that you are no more Chief. But still very very painful for me because you left before I could reach the hospital in London to see you and to pray with you.Your death was a devastation for me. Eluo nwoke uno, you were a nice man,a very good and committed friend,a devoted and God fearing catholic. You never miss your morning masses whenever you are at home. Your good deeds will follow you.I will greatly miss you and you will remain forever in my heart. Rest in peace Chief John Ajene"

This tribute was added by MORADEKE OSIDIPE on 30th December 2014

"And so, Chief JOHN AJENE is gone! The demise of a Colossus.
We were both at first in Alcan Aluminium and later First Aluminium Plc.
So much of differences between us and majorly, He was a senior colleague with a wide age difference. This did not make any difference to Him. He was Igbo and I am Yoruba. I enjoyed Him most at the period our children (mine and His) were getting into the secondary school. He called me Otunmba for Otunba. He would regularly tell me “YOU SEE, THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS THESE CHILDREN ATTEND DETERMINE THE FUTURE MEN AND WOMEN THEY BECOME. IT COSTS YOU A LITTLE MORE, DON'T WORRY.”
I remember when His father passed on, My wife and I visited Him in FESTAC to commiserate with the family. My wife asked him about the arrangements He had made for the Large number and Class of people moving to Nnewichi for the funeral.
He GENTLY narrated and told us everything with a feeling that, we would be satisfied. ‘Not at all sir, which band would entertain?’ my wife queried him. ‘None’ He answered. The discussions led to the engagement of Oliver De Coque, plus a couple of additions we were not satisfied with. He largely appreciated our contributions.
I remember 28th November 2009, He arrived with His wife at Iworo in Ijebu at about 8.00am for the funeral of my father-in-law; Otunba B. A. Oduntan. We asked, if He had slept in a hotel in the neighbourhood. He said He left Lagos early to beat the ‘Environmental.’ What a commitment and kind support!
He was unassuming and a non-tribalist man. He was kind; always empathetic with Solution Action. We will miss Him.
May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
Otunba and Mrs Babatunde Osidipe.
Those who trust in Elohim are like the Mountain called Zion which is impossible to move."

This tribute was added by Julius Olaitan on 30th December 2014

"What a good, God fearing and faithful Catholic he was. May the Lord grant him the eternal reward of the just."

This tribute was added by Ndidi Nwuneli on 29th December 2014

"We are standing with the Ajene Family at this very difficult time. Uncle Johnny was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, friend and entrepreneur. He lived a very full and meaningful life and is at rest. We take solace in the fact that his legacy lives on in his amazing children, exceptional grandchildren and the countless people who he supported during his lifetime! RIP!"

This tribute was added by geoffrey nwankwo on 29th December 2014

"May the Lord give the entire family His comfort. May His light of countenance continue to shine on your family."

This tribute was added by Festus Pepple on 29th December 2014

"I have known Chief John N Ajene since I joined the then Alcan Aluminium Nigeria limited in the middle 80s. At a time, I was seconded to work and stabilize the HR department in First Aluminium Products where he was the General Manager and Joel N Nwankwo as the Business Centre Manager. I found Chief Ajene an intelligent man. He was flamboyant. He knew how to manage his boss. He left First Aluminium to establish Chattered Aluminium Systems Limited but continued as non Executive Director in First Aluminium. When I became General Manager-Management Services, we met more often in meetings and his contributions were outstanding. We all( especially ex-staff of First Aluminium) will miss him. May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Lucky Igbinidu on 29th December 2014

"This is a very sad news to me. I met Chief Ajene few years ago at the Airport through his friend Chief Nzewi Willy whom had introduced me to always assist him at the Airport anytime his traveling. Since he would always call me even it is obvious that he could just pass unnoticed.
He wants to how I was doing and most times he gives me money to take care of my family. I will forever miss you chief.
RIP while I wish the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss."

This tribute was added by CK Ukoha on 29th December 2014

"A jolly good friend of my late dad. Used to enjoy their chit chats when I was a kid. Another household name turned into a fond memory. RIP dear uncle."

This tribute was added by ifeanyi Ukoha on 28th December 2014

"My childhood was filled with memories of Chief Ajene who worked closely with my Dad in Alcan & later First Aluminium. It was a close relationship and even when my Dad passed away he was there for us. I remember him with very fond memories. May his soul rest in perfect peace!"

This tribute was added by Bonaventure Ukatu on 28th December 2014

"Eluo Nwoke uno, your departure has left many devastated. This is a sad news. A kind, soft hearted and generous man. You are a great friend and benefactor of the Diocese of Nnewi. We will forever miss you! Proceed in peace, noble soul!!"

This tribute was added by Albert Chidi on 28th December 2014

"He was a nice and friendly man, I supplied the Dulux paint that was used to paint his family house at Nnewichi, He was full of life, may his soul rest in peace, Amen"

This tribute was added by Blaze Ajene on 25th December 2014

"Words cannot begin to quantify how great a person uncle Johnny was From reassuring you with just a smile to his overly philanthropic nature, uncle was a it! I cannot forget the endless times we tried perfecting the "ajene wrinkle" or our Sunday driving lessons. You would take time to come visit me in school even if you didn't have to and pushed whomever was around you to do better. You were an uncle,father and most of all a friend...you would remain forever in our hearts and in every wrinkle I see !"

This tribute was added by Balogun Adewale on 20th December 2014

"I will greatly miss him. Chief is forever young at heart,always talking about the future.  I can't open my windows without thinking of him everyday. He gave me those windows almost for free. I was with him at home on the Saturday before he left for London. He said I should come over to discuss a business quote in which we concluded and he signed that I should see his friend about Mr Willy Nzewi. He was a kind father,grandfather and a good husband. He was very kind to me. Chief I will miss you. Rest in peace."


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