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Veteran journalist, Allah-Dey dies at 85

26 July 2013, 15:48

Lagos - Alade Odunewu, one of Nigeria’s most respected journalists and best-read columnists has passed away at 85, Vanguard reports.

The veteran journalist was a fixture of the Daily Times Group for many years, and he authored some of the industry’s most pungent opinion columns under his pen name, “Allah-Dey.”

He served as a commissioner for tourism in Lagos State in 1973 and was later a member of the Federal Electoral Commission, FEDECO.

Reports said he died on Thursday at the private St Nicholas Hospital.

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