Friday, 26 July 2013

# Africa News # Alhaji Alade Odunewu

Nigerian foremost journalists, Alhaji Alade Odunewu dies at 85

 
One of Nigerian foremost journalists, Alhaji Alade Odunewu, died in Lagos on Thursday at the age of 85.

Popularly known as Allah-Dey, the veteran journalist died after a long battle with what some described as an age-related sickness.

A family source, who craved anonymity, said, “He died this afternoon and will be buried tomorrow according to Islamic rites.”

It was learnt that the former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigerian Media Merit Awards and renowned columnist, was in the hospital for about a month. Continue....

Alade, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council, died at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, on Thursday while he is scheduled to be buried in Lagos Island on Friday (today).

Winners Take All, a collection of his writings in his rested column in Daily Times, Allah-Dey, was re-presented when he celebrated his 80th birthday in November, 2007.

The late Alade, who joined Daily Times in 1950, rose to the post of Group Publications Controller in 1979.

- PUNCH
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