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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Veteran journalist, Alhaji Alade Odunewu dies at 85

Veteran journalist, Alhaji Alade Odunewu dies at 85

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 later became an editor with the Service. In 1956, he became the managing director of the Nigerian Tribune and later worked with the Allied Newspapers of Nigeria as the editor-in-chief. In 1964, he moved to the Times group where he became the editor of the Daily Times, and rose to become Editor-in-Chief of the Times Publications.
He served as a commissioner for tourism in Lagos State in 1973 and was later a member of the Federal Electoral Commission, FEDECO.
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