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Ex-spokesman of IBB, Duro Onabule dies at 83


Chief Duro Onabule, former Chief Press Secretary to Nigeria’s former Military ruler Ibrahim Babangida has passed away.

The news of his death was made public  through Chief Eric Teniola who is close to some members of his family. He was 83 years old.

Up till this moment, the exact cause of his death is not known as he was said to be hale and hearty a few days ago.

Duro Onabule, who was a veteran journalist, was editor of National Concord from 1984 to 1985 and later became Chief Press Secretary to Babangida.

It will be recalled that Onabule was presidential spokesman for most of the Babangida administration when government punished newspaper and magazine publishers with temporary proscription to make them conform to the Code of Conduct set up by the administration

Onabule was working with the defunct Concord newspaper owned by late chief MKO Abiola before he was appointed as Babangida’s image builder.