The death has occurred of Madam Victoria Ibironke Ponle (aka VIP), mother of Mr Buki Ponle, a former Director of The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Chief Executive Officer of an online publication, The Nigerian Expression (TNE). Madam Ponle died in Osogbo on March 31, 2018, during a brief illness, aged 101.
Family members have fixed the wake for June 29, 2018, at Plot 1, Suleiman Shittu Layout, Ayekale-Otaefun, Osogbo, while burial service and interment follow on June 30, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Iresi, her birthplace, in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State, at 10 am. Reception follows immediately after.
She is survived by grand children, great grand children and family members.