Tuesday, 26 January 2016

ThisDay Deputy Editor, Adeyemo Dies At 58

The media industry was on Sunday evening thrown into mourning following the death of the deputy political editor of ThisDay newspaper, Prince Ademola Adeyemo, who died at 58.

According to his wife, Mujidat Adewumi, the amiable journalist died of heart attack after complaining of stress occasioned by a journey he undertook to Iroko on Sunday. He was said to have driven to Iroko near Fiditi, a suburb of Oyo town where he had gone to assist the wife of his deceased younger brother pack her property to a location close to Olodo in Ibadan.

Adeyemo joined ThisDay in January, 1996 as Oyo State Correspondent. He graduated from the Polytechnic Ibadan with the Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication in 1986 and obtained a Master’s degree in Personnel Psychology from the University of Ibadan in 1999. Continue...

Before joining ThisDay, the late Adeyemo had worked with the Nigerian Television Authority, Ibadan (1982 – 1983) and The Guardian Newspaper (1982-1994) as Oyo State Correspondent

In a condolence message, by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, the Governor said he received the news of the death of the veteran journalist with shock and disbelief. He said Adeyemo was a dedicated and hard working man.

“He was a shinning star in the noble journalism profession. He was committed to the job, which has taken him to several state capitals, including Ibadan, his birth place. He was a positive influence for upcoming journalists,” Ajimobi said.

He was buried yesterday according to Islamic rites at his residence in Olodo area of Ibadan amidst wailing from sympathisers.