Veteran Journalist, Bayo Oguntimehin, Dies at 69

A former Deputy Editor of The Nation, Michael Adebayo Oguntimehin, is dead.

Oguntimehin died on April 21 in Lagos. He was 69.

He was at The Nation between July 2006 and February 2008 before joining The Compass Newspapers as its pioneer editor.

Oguntimehin retired as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Compass in 2010.

Before that, he was a pioneer staff of the defunct The Comet Newspaper before it metamorphosed to The Nation.

He was also at The Guardian Newspapers Limited where he served as editor of The Guardian Express.

Born in Igbooye, an agrarian community near Epe, Lagos State, on February 26, 1953, Oguntimehin was an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he graduated with  Second Class Upper Division in Mass Communication.

He was a member of several professional bodies, including an Associate at the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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