Veteran Sports Journalist, Abimbola Akinloye, ‘At Large’ is dead




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Abimbola-Akinloye

A former Sports Editor of Punch newspaper, Abimbola Akinloye, is dead.
Popularly known as ‘At large’, Akinloye died on October 13 in Lagos, aged 54.
According to his wife, Nora, the veteran Sports Editor died after a brief illness.
Apart from Punch, he also worked at Vanguard newspapers and was the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of Sports Spectacular, a weekly sports newspaper, between 1992 and 1995.
Mrs. Akinloye said her husband was buried on October 17 in Ayobo, Ipaja area of Lagos State.
“We tried our best to save the situation, but God knows best.
“He also fought to stay alive but all to no avail.
“We gave him the best treatment possible, but sadly we still lost him,” the wife said.
Akinloye is survived by wife and two children, Maranatha and Favour.




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