Veteran sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, is dead

Nigerian veteran sports journalist and retired Director of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanji, has died at the age of 62.

His family confirmed that Oyebanji passed on at National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday morning after protracted battle with heart failure.

Bukoye Oyebanji and Dr Steve Olarinoye, family member and close friend, say  Oyebanji had been ill for almost four months without any improvement

Oyebanji served the NTA for 35 years in different capacities, including being a sports broadcaster, and later as General Manager (Sports).

He retired as Managing Director of NTA Properties at the authority’s headquarters in Abuja.


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