Veteran Sports Journalist Akinloye Oyebanji Dies, Buhari Mourns

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Updated July 27, 2019


Veteran Sports Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, has died at the age of 62.

Among those mourning him is President Muhammadu Buhari who said he is saddened by the news of his death.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President condoled with Oyebanji’s family, friends and colleagues, particularly at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he worked for 35 years, making his mark as a sportscaster.

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He recalled that the deceased was very good at his art, and would be greatly missed by the sporting community.

The President also prayed that Oyebanji’s soul finds eternal rest, and that God would comfort all those that mourn him.