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Former IBB Spokesman, Duro Onabule Is Dead


Aug 17, 2022

Duro Onabule, former spokesman to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) during his regime as Military Head of State, has died.

Naija News reports that the former presidential spokesman died at 83 on Tuesday.

As at the time of this report, the cause of his death is still unknown.

Onabule was born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, on September 27, 1939. He attended CMS Grammar School and School of Journalism, London.

The veteran journalist worked as a reporter for for the Daily Express in 1961 before he joined the Daily Sketch and returned to 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.

Babangida Calls For Peace And Unity Ahead Of 2023 Elections

Meanwhile, Babangida has urged Nigerians to seek God’s help in the country’s political activities.

He gave the advice while speaking to newsmen in Minna on Tuesday, Naija News reports.

The former head of state, who will be turning 81 in August 2022, implored the citizenry to have faith in the unity of the country and remain resolute that things will get better.

He said “I plead with us to be patient with one another and be prayerful for God’s intervention in our socio-economic and political activities.

“We need to continue to sensitise people on how to live in peace and harmony for peace, progress and for the continuous existence as a nation.”

This article was originally published on Naija News