One of Nigeria’s top newspapers, Punch has lost its chairman, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin, to the cold hands of death.

Mr. Aboderin, whose death was announced on Wednesday (today) by the newspaper was 60 years old.

The newspaper said Aboderin died early today after a heart surgery at the First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos.

He attended the Government College, Ibadan and trained as a pilot in the United States.

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He was also Chairman Punch Commercial Printing Limited and Lukahed Properties Limited.

A sports enthusiast and philanthropist, he was the founder and chairman of the Dolphins Female Basketball Foundation, and also a former chairman of the Lagos State Basketball Association.

He was a one-time vice-president of the Nigerian Basketball Supporters Club.

He is survived by his wife, Titilayo, and children.

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