Breaking: Deji Tinubu is Dead

Breaking: Deji Tinubu is Dead

Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu is dead. He was better-known as a sports analyst with decades of experience and a passionate fan of former European champions, Nottingham Forest. He, Deji Omotoyinbo and Bode Oguntuyi formed a strong partnership at their company Sportvision which changed the face of sports analysis in Nigeria with a stream of successful sports programmes on several Radio and TV stations over the years from Cool fm to Classic fm, HiTV and other stations.

He reportedly slumped while playing football in a novelty football match and was confirmed dead in hospital in Epe where Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and top state officials are having a retreat.  Tinubu had initially been appointed as Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission in the beginning of the Ambode administration before being moved in a cabinet reshuffle.

Twitter has been set abuzz as sportscasters, friends and fans pay tribute. Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation Magazine tweeted: “Good night DEJI TINUBU (5TH LEFT, EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH)… Rest in Peace, dear Brother… “

A few other reactions from Twitter next:

See the kind of love Deji Tinubu had for football here.

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