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Popular Sports Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji Is Dead


***Dies At 62 

A retired Director of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, and popular sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanj, is dead.

He died at the age 62 at the National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday (today) morning after protracted battle with heart failure.

To confirm the incident, Bukoye Oyebanji and Dr. Steve Olarinoye, a family member and close friend respectively explained that Oyebanji had been ill for almost four months and the family had spent millions of naira to save his life without any improvement.

It would be recalled that the late Oyebanji had served the NTA for 35 years in different capacities, including being a sports broadcaster, and later as General Manager (Sports).

The popular sports journalist retired as Managing Director, MD, of NTA Properties at the authority’s headquarters in Abuja.

He is survived by four children and a wife.

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