Slain Newswatch Editor Buried In Lagos

Late Assistant Editor, Saturday Newswatch, Oluwatoyin Obadina
Late Assistant Editor, Saturday Newswatch, Oluwatoyin Obadina

The remains of the late Assistant Editor, Saturday Newswatch, Oluwatoyin Obadina, has been interred at his Adamo, Ikorodu residence yesterday, after a short funeral service.

The funeral service, officiated by the pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 21, Zone 9, Master Key Parish, was a moment of reflection on purpose here on earth and the hereafter. One of the pastors, Pastor Johnson Osakwe, who gave the sermon, exhorted people to live a meaningful life, mindful of the hereafter.

“Live your life with the consciousness of where you are going to. I enjoin anyone here that has not accepted Jesus Christ to his/her live to do so,” he urged.

He was born in Abeokuta on November 17, 1963 to the family of Mr and Mrs Obadina. He had an OND in Mass Communication and graduated from the University of Lagos in 1991 with a B.sc in Mass Communication.

He worked in several media houses, the last being Saturday Newswatch, where he was a Deputy Editor. He was married to Abiola, and they have three children,” the brother of the deceased stated.

After the body of the late journalist was interred, the Editor of Sunday Newswatch, Mr. Olanrewaju Oyetade, gave a testimony on the kind of man the late Obadina was.

“The following words describe the late Obadina: diligence, gentility and loyalty to the system for which he worked. Our GMD has said he would take over the education of the three children henceforth, up to the university level, and would set the wife up in business. I pray that God grants us all the fortitude to bear this loss,” Oyetade concluded.

The brother of the deceased, Oluyinka, thanked Dr. Ibrahim, and staff and management of the Energy Group and Newswatch Newspapers that attended the funeral, praying that such sad accident would not befall them. [Vanguard]

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