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Amosun Commends Awolowo’s Family


The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has commended the family of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for sustaining the late sage’s journalism legacy  by  keeping the newspaper he established in 1949, Nigerian Tribune, afloat.

Senator Ibikunle Amosun

Amosun gave the commendation on Friday at the turning of the  sod of the Tribune House, in Isheri, Ogun State.

The Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, said the newspaper had contributed to the development of  journalism  in the country.

Amosun said, “As the 2019 general elections draw near, media workers  must ensure adequate coverage and fair publicity for a successful electoral process.”

According to him,  the media, as the fourth estate of the realm, should wage war against dissemination of fake news and other unprofessional acts, which can bring journalism into disrepute.

The  Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, commended  Awolowo for setting up the newspaper.

Chairman of the African Newspapers of Nigeria, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunm thanked those who have supported Tribune over the years.


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