This is a list of very influential and popular Nigerians who passed away in this year 2016.

 
A collage of photos of the late Nigerians
 
In the past 12 months, Nigeria has lost icons from political leaders, traditional rulers, to boardroom gurus. Here is a list of some prominent Nigerians who died in 2016:
 
 
1) The 38th Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa
 
2) The 40th Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade
 
3) Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki
 
4) Captain Elechi Amadi
 
5) Sir Olaniwun Ajayi
 
6) Chief Michael Ibru
 
7) Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi
 
(8) Justice Nikki Tobi
 
9) Dr. Tunji Braithwaite
 
10) Chief Ojo Maduekwe
 
11) Chief (Mrs.) Bola Kuforiji Olubu
 
12) Alhaji Umaru Ali Shinkafi
 
13) Mr. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.
 
14) Barr. James Ocholi and his wife
 
15) Barr. Fred Agbaje
 
16) Ms. Bola Davies
 
17) Mr. Chris Jeyibo
 
18) Prof. Isidore Okpewho
 
19) Mr. Justin Abuah
 
20) Mr. Godspower Ake
 
21) Prof. James Egunjobi
 
22) Olorogun Felix Ibru
 
23) Mrs. Caroline Onoh
 
24) Prince. Ademola Adeniji-Adele
 
25) Mr. Sunday Adewusi
 
26) Malam Abdulkarim Albashir
 
27) Mr.John Manassah
 
28) Mrs. Grace Onaiwu Omoigui
 
29) HRH Emmanuel Njemanze
 
30) Mr. Samaila Inusa
 
31) Senator Adekunle Agunbiade
 
32) Mr. Philemon Ihediwa
 
33) Dame Mercy Alagoa
 
34) OJB Jezreel
 
35) Mrs. Henrietta Kosoko
 
36) Mr. Stephen Keshi
 
37) Mr. Sikiru Adeshina aka Arakangudu
 
38) Mr. Shuaibu Amodu
 
39) Nomoreloss
 
40) Mr. Obiekwe Okwusogu, SAN
 
41) Mr. Deji Sasegbon, SAN
 
42) Senator Martin Nwali
 
43) Senator Francis Okpozo
 
44) Senator Mukhtar Abdulkarim
 
45) Prof. Herbert Onitiri
 
46) Mr. Olu Domingo
 
47) Alhaji Shettima Ali-Mongonu
 
48) Maj. Gen. Yushau Abubakar
 
49) Hon. Adewale Elijah-Oluwatayo
 
50) Oba Michael Sonariwo
 
51) Sir Etim Inyang
 
52) Lt.-Col. Muhammad Ali
 
53) Mr. Chris Jeyibo
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This is a list of very influential and popular Nigerians who passed away in this year 2016.   A collage of photos of the late Nigerians   In the past 12 months, Nigeria has lost icons from political leaders, traditional rulers, to boardroom gurus. Here is a list of some...