Notable Veteran Journalist and former Chief Press Secretary to ex-Military President, Ibrahim Babangida (retd), Chief Duro Onabule, is dead.
The former presidential spokesman died at 83 on Tuesday. As of the time of this report, the cause of his death is unknown. The news of his death filtered into the air through Chief Eric Teniola, a close associate of Onabule’s family, who wrote, “Chief Duro Onabule died this evening”.
The cause of his death is not known as he was said to be hale and hearty a few days ago.
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The journalist was born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, on September 27, 1939. He attended CMS Grammar School and School of Journalism, London.
He worked as a reporter for the Daily Express in 1961 before he joined the Daily Sketch and returned to Daily Express.
In 1969, he served as the London correspondent of the Express. In the mid-1970s, he worked for the Daily Times, rising to become a deputy editor.
When the late MKO Abiola started Concord Press, Onabule was appointed Features Editor. In 1984, he became the Editor of Concord newspaper.
Until his death, he remained active in writing and making profound comments on national issues. He was a columnist in The Sun Newspapers.