OSOBA, Chief Aremo Olusegun

Born July 15, 1939

Osogbo, Oyo State

Journalist, Politician, Administrator. BORN July 15, 1939, Osogbo, Oyo State; PARENTS: Mr and Mrs Jonathan Babatunde Osoba; MARRIED Aderinsola Adeyemi (the Beere Awujale of Ijebu), 1974, two sons, two daughters (Kemi, Olumide, Oluyinka and Tobi); EDUCATION: African Church School, Osogbo, 1947-53, Methodist Boys High School, Lagos, 1956-61, University of Lagos, 1965, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 1970-71, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1974-75; CAREER: Appointed Reporter, Daily Times, Lagos, 1964-67; Diplomatic & Political Correspondent, Daily Times, 1968-69; Acting News Editor, Daily Times, 1968; Editor, Lagos Weekend, 1968-71; Deputy Editor, Sunday Times, 1971; Deputy Editor, Daily Times, 1972-75; Editor, Daily Times, 1975; General Manager, Nigerian Herald, Ilorin, 1975-78; Managing Director, Daily Sketch, Ibadan, 1979-84; Managing Director, Daily Times of Nigeria, 1984-89; Past President, Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria; Member, Executive Board, International Press Institute, 1984-1992; Member, Board of Directors, Nigerian Newsprint Manufacturing Company (NNMC), Oku Iboku, Akwa Ibom State, 1985; Publisher, Community Magnet, Abeokuta; Member, Constituent Assembly 1988-89; Council Member, Commonwealth Press Union, since 1984; Member, Nigerian Union of Journalism (NUJ); Correspondent, The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),Correspondent, The Times of London; Correspondent, Newsweek Magazine, USA; Correspondent, United Press International News Agency (UPI); former Chairman, Governing Board, Nigerian Institute of Journalism; elected Governor of Ogun State, 1991 - 93; Executive Governor, Ogun State, 1999- 2003; Member, National Conference, 2014; POLITICAL PARTIES: Member, defunct Social Democratic Party; Member, Alliance for Democracy; All Progressive Congress (APC); AWARDS AND HONOURS: The Nieman Fellowship Award for journalism, 1974; Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON); TRADITIONAL TITLES: Otun of Ago- Oba; Akinrogun of Igbore; Akinrogun of Egbaland, Aremo Awujale of Ijebu; PUBLICATIONS: Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe: 'Segun Osoba: The Newspaper Years', Corporate Biographers, 2011, xviii, 396p; ‘Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics’, Diamond Publications Limited, 2019. HOBBIES: Music, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Badminton.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Aderinsola Adeyemi (the Beere Awujale of Ijebu), 1974
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Profession Journalist , Politician , Administrator
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