JOSE, Alhaji Ismail Babatunde

Born December 13, 1925



Ismail Babatunde Jose (OFR), was a Nigerian journalist and newspaper editor. He was described by The Guardian as the "legendary doyen of Nigerian journalism" and as "one of Nigeria's most significant media figures";by The Independent as the "newspaper editor who dominated journalism in Nigeria for three decades" also "the mighty tree whose seedlings sprouted other titans of the profession"; and by the British Broadcasting Corporation as "the grandfather of Nigerian journalism".
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Profession Journalist , Newspaper Editor
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

– Technical trainee in the Daily Times,
– Editor, Daily Times,
– News Reporter, Daily Times,
– Chairman and Managing Director of the Daily Times Group of newspapers,
– President of Anwar-ul-Islam Movement of Nigeria,1976,
– Chairman, Nigerian Television Authority”

Yaba Methodist Primary School,Saviors Boys High School,

– Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic Award, October 1965.

Pope Pius Medal,1973


– “Towards Mt. Arafat”,1956
– “Walking a Tight Rope”,1987.

Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Benin,1978

He was God-fearing becoming the youngest person to hold the office of the President of Ahmmadiya Movement in Islam at the age of 42.

August 2, 2008
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