Veteran journalist, Alhaji Alade Odunewu, popularly known as Allah De, is dead.
Alhaji Odunewu died Thursday at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, at the age of 85.
Alade Odunewu, was a prominent Nigerian journalist who became famous for his satirical essays and his ‘Allah De’ columns written when he worked with the Daily Times of Nigeria. He later went on to publish a book, ‘Winner Takes All’, a compilation of some of his writings.
He once headed the Nigerian Guild of Editors, an association he co-founded and also served as the President of the National Press Council.
He served as a commissioner for tourism in Lagos State in 1973 and was later a member of the Federal Electoral Commission, FEDECO.