A former presidential particular adviser, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, on Wednesday disclosed that she fell in love and married Dele Giwa due to his Press Snaps column.
Dele Giwa, a former the Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch journal, was killed by a letter bomb on October 19, 1986.
Ita-Giwa, who spoke on a radio programme (Hit FM) in Calabar on Wednesday, defined that she got interested within the journalistic write-ups because of the works of her mom, Beatrice Bassey-Ita and the likes of Peter Enahoro and Sam Amuka.
She mentioned that she bought married to Dele Giwa simply barely three weeks after their first contact on account of his mental prowess.
The previous presidential adviser, who was responding to a query on her relationship with Dele Giwa, stated that she adopted him to his home on request on the primary day that they met to understand how he wrote his column.
She stated, “I grew to become drawn to journalism due to my mom and the likes of Peter Enahoro, Sam Amuka and others. My mom labored for the West African Pilot and later The Guardian earlier than she joined Sketch the place she retired.
“I stumbled into Dele Giwa as a result of I appreciated his column. I did marry him ultimately not as a result of he was good-looking, however what he had upstairs. Once I met him coincidentally, I simply advised him that I had been studying his columns which I discovered entertaining and intellectually difficult.
“On that exact day, he checked out his time and mentioned he was going house to write down his column, he requested that comply with him to his home to see how he ready the column, I agreed. We drove from Surulere to Ikeja as a result of I used to be curious.
“Once we obtained to his home, he went to his examine and introduced out one outdated typewriter and sat on the desk with a glass of water and cognac and began typing straight from his head with out taking a look at any materials.
“He did this up until about 3am the following morning, I used to be so amazed. I known as my mum that early morning by his phone (landline) to tell her that I used to be with Dele Giwa and that he was typing his column from his head.
“From that day, we by no means parted till we bought engaged three weeks after. He was a stupendous and intellectually wealthy human being that had a lot in his head. He was very fearless. He was a prolific author and I used to be at all times scared for his life.”===================================
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