- A former minister of information in Nigeria, Chief Alex Akinyele, is reported to have died on Thursday night, November 14, in Ondo state
- Akinyele’s death was reportedly confirmed by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele
- The former minister was once the secretary-general and president of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
Emerging reports claim that a former minister of information in Nigeria, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead.
The Nation newspaper reports that Akinyele passed away on Thursday night, November 14, in Ondo state.
The newspaper stated that the death of the ex-minister was confirmed in a statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele.
Another national daily, The Tribune newspaper, reported that Alex Akinyele was said to have died after a brief illness.
Akinyele, born to Pa Akinyele a soldier and an ex-serviceman, attended all Saints Primary School Ondo, Gboluji Grammar School Ile-Oluji and St. Andrew’s College Oyo.
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He graduated from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University. He was once the secretary-general and president of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
The former minister was respected as a trained public relations specialist
In another report, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of promoting violence in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The PDP held a rally in the area on Wednesday, November 13 which where three people were reportedly killed and several others injured.
APC deputy national spokesman, Yekini Nabena, however, said the Bayelsa state government and its party should be blamed and held responsible.
He accused the PDP campaign team of mobilising armed thugs to the Nembe rally.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council has alleged that there are some imported thugs in Kogi to cause mayhem in the state ahead of the November governorship election.
The party in a statement sent to journalists on Thursday, November 14 by its spokesman, Austin Okhai, sought the intervention of traditional rulers in the state to nip a potential crisis in the bud.
The state specifically noted that the imported thugs are mostly members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC).
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