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General News of Wednesday, 17 August 2022


It’s sad my former spokesman Duro Onabule died on eve of my birthday - IBB

Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida

On Wednesday, August 17, former military President Ibrahim Babangida expressed sadness over the death of Chief Duro Onabule.

Onabule died on Tuesday night, August 16, in Lagos, on the eve of Babangida’s 81st birthday, PM News reported.

Babangida, in a condolence message signed by him, said:

“I received with profound sorrow news of the death of my dear friend, adviser and elder brother, Chief Duro Onabule who passed away yesterday at the age of 83.

“It is a sad irony that Chief Onabule, who was usually amongst the first to celebrate my birthday, died on the eve of my anniversary, and his passing will no doubt cast a long shadow over the festivities."

“For eight years, this highly accomplished journalist and man of letters, stood by me as we tried to reengineer this country, and his intelligence, patriotism and absolute fidelity to the unity of this nation shone through, becoming a big part of the successes we managed to achieve at the time.

"May Almighty God receive his soul with mercy and give his family and friends the courage to bear this irreparable loss.”

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