Nigerian President mourns celebrated post-independence journalist Gbolabo Ogunsanwo Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 2, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday mourned celebrated post-independence journalist and former editor of Sunday Times, Mr Gbolabo Ogunsanwo.

Ogunsanwo passed away on Friday. He was said to be in his late seventies.

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The Nigerian leader said Ogunsanwo left his footprints on the sands of time.

He recalled the height to which the deceased took Sunday Times in the 1970s, printing an unprecedented one million copies per week.

The late Ogunsanwo, President Buhari added, would also be remembered for his weekly column, which was full of wisdom, wit, humour, and pointed the way to a better nation.

The departed journalist spent the latter part of his life as a clergyman, a fact that the President sees as a perfect blend of the secular and the spiritual, and which he commends to those coming behind.

He prayed that the soul of Ogunsanwo would rest in peace.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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