- Born in Abeokuta, Ogun State to the family of Oladotun and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti on August 2, 1940.
- Studied at Coventry Technical College between 1957 and 1958 and later attended Manchester University, England from 1958 to 1963 for his medical studies.
- Returned to Nigeria in 1963 after obtaining a degree and worked in several hospitals before he establishing his clinic.
- Chairman of the Lagos branch of the Nigerian Medical Association and its National Deputy Chairman.
- His clinic destroyed in1977 by soldiers who also killed his mother.
- Established Nigeria’s first human right organisation, Campaign for Democracy (CD)
- Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1995 by a military tribunal.
- Adopted as a prisoner of conscience by the Amnesty International
- Freed in 1998 after the death of General Sani Abacha.
- Passed on in February 10, 2006
“He would be remembered by millions of Nigerians as a true champion of the ordinary man,” Fashola
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead