Duro Onabule, Babangida’s spokesman, is dead

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Former Chief Press Secretary to ex-Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd), Duro Onabule, is dead

Onabule died at the age of 83 on Tuesday from an undisclosed ailment.

He was a Nigerian journalist who was national editor of National Concord from 1984 to 1985 and later became Chief Press Secretary to President Ibrahim Babangida.

Onabule was presidential spokesman for most of the Babangida administration when government punished newspaper and magazine publishers with temporary proscription to make them conform to the code of conduct set up by the administration.

Onabule was born on September 27, 1939 in Ijebu-Ode.

He 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 joined the staff of 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 of Headlines magazine.

When MKO Abiola started Concord Press, Onabule was appointed features editor.

In 1984, he became the editor of Concord newspaper.