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BREAKING: Ex-IBB Spokesman, Duro Onabule is dead [PHOTO]

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Duro Onabule, a veteran journalist and former spokesperson to ex-Nigerian leader, General Ibrahim Babangida, is dead.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that Onabule died on Tuesday evening, aged 83.

A close associate to Onabule’s family, Eric Teniola, confirmed his demise to the press.

Late Onabule

The cause of his death is unknown as of the time of publishing this report as sources close to him said he was seen hale and hearty a few days ago.

He was the presidential spokesman for most of the Babangida administration.

Born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Onabule graduated from CMS Grammar School and School of Journalism, London.

His first media work was a reporter for the Daily Express in 1961. Three years later, he teamed up with Daily Sketch. He spent some time with Daily Sketch before going back to his previous employer, 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 Moshood Abiola started Concord Press, Onabule was appointed features editor

In 1984, he became the Editor of Concord newspaper.

The late journalist was also a former Chairman, board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

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  1. THE FEARLESS MAN WHO REDUCED OBJ FROM A GENERAL OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY TO A LOCAL VILLAGE GENERALISIMO.

    Duro Onabule on the heel of the criticism of his boss IBB by the Otta brute. Back in the days when OBJ decided to play the usual tin god of all knowing, vilified the regime of IBB. In his words said when IBB says good morning that one should go outside to verify such greetings.

    Duro Onabule responded with vitriol of his own with the above bold opener.

    The General who was reduced to and became the Balogun Owu.

    THERE WAS NOTHING MORE APPRIOPRATE A RESPONSE TO THE HALF-SMART CYNICAL MENTALITY OF OBJ.

    After such statement from Duro, Obasanjo never criticized the IBB government till he left Aso rock.

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