New Telegraph loses its Saturday editor


The New Telegraph Saturday Editor, Waheed Bakare, is dead.

Bakare died on Sunday evening after a brief illness.

The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) in a statement late Sunday by its national president, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the deceased as “a thoroughbred journalist”, “humble and wonderful personality” and a devoted Muslim.

Balogun added that Bakare recently took part in the financial contribution of Covid-19 palliatives by a coalition of 55 Muslim groups in which MMPN is a member.

Bakare was appointed New Telegraph’s Saturday editor in 2015.

The late Bakare was a regular feature on Television Continental (TVC) Journalists Hangout.

Bakare could be buried on Monday according to Islamic rites.

He joined the defunct The Comet newspaper in 2000 and moved to The Punch in 2001, where he was head of Punch Metro (2011), news editor of Sunday Punch (2013) and feature editor of Sunday Punch (2013).

He was a 1997 graduate of English Language from University of Ilorin.

In 2014, he obtained a Master of Art in English Language from the University of Lagos.

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