ODUNEWU, Alhaji (Chief) Alade(aka Allah De)




(a.k.a. Allah De), journalist, administrator, media consultant, born November 20, 1927, Lagos State; married Elsie Abimbola Fernandez 1966, two sons, one daughter; Education: St John's School. Aroloya, Lagos, St Cyprian's School, Port Harcourt,New Bethel College, Onitsha, School of Modern Languages, Regent Street Polytechnic, London; Career: Appointed Reporter/Sub-editor, Daily Service. 1950-56; editor and Managing editor, African Press Limited, ibadan, 1956-57; editor. Daily Service. 1959-60; editor-in-chief, Allied Newspapers of Nigeria Limited, 1960-64; leader writer, Daily Times. 1964; editor, Sunday Times, 1964; editor. Daily Times, 1964-68; editor-in-chief. Daily Times, 1968-69; Chief Executive, Magazines Division, Daily Times ^/Nigeria Limited, 1970-73; former Councillor, Lagos City Council; Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture, Lagos State, 1973-75; Chief Executive (Special Duties), Daily Times of Nigeria Limited, 1975-76; member, Federal Electoral Commission, 1976-79; Group Publications Controller, Daily Times' of Nigeria Limited, 1979-82; retired from the Daily Times, 1982; Media/Public Affairs- Consultant, 1982 October 1984; Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, Lagos, 1984-90; Chairman, Board, Nigerian Press Council since 1992; member, Board of Directors, Media World; member, International Press Institute; 1997; fellow, Commonwealth Journalists Association; former President and fellow, Nigerian Guild of Editors, 1997; Vice-President, World Association of Press Councils; former member, National Committee for the Dissemination of Information on the Evils of Apartheid; member. International Press Institute; member, Yoruba Tennis club, Lagos; member. Is land Club, Lagos; former General Secretary. Crescent Bearers, Lagos; former member. Provisional Council, Nigerian Institute of Journalism; Director, The Turning-Point Newspapers Limited; Columnist, The Comet Newspapers, 1999-Date; Traditional Title: The Jagunna of Lagos; Publication: Winners Take All (Lagos, West African Publishers, 1989); Hobbies: reading, writing, walking, lawn tennis; Official Address: Office of the Chairman, Nigerian Press Council National Theatre Annex, Iganmu, Surulere. P O Box 10000 GPO. Marina, Lagos State. Telephone: 01-834-285; Home: 26 Anjorin Street. Ikate, Surulere, P.O. Box 10000, GPO Marina, Lagos: Telephone: 01-5831903.
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