Ex-NAN Deputy EIC, Olatoye Is Dead

December 8, 2022
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His wife, Mrs Christy Olatoye informed NAN on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to her, Olatoye died at the age of 78 years during a brief illness.

 

Mr Dejo Olatoye, a former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has died.

His wife, Mrs Christy Olatoye informed NAN on Wednesday in Ibadan.

According to her, Olatoye died at the age of 78 years during a brief illness.

She said that details of his burial would be made known after the family’s meeting.

Olatoye retired from the agency in 2006.

Commenting, Mr Olumuyiwa Apara, who was with Olatoye on the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Tribune, described the deceased as “a thoroughbred professional”.

“He was a snaffle to the fact of a story. He was an articulate and fantastic journalist,” Apara said.

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