Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin, the chairman of Punch newspapers is dead. He was 60 years old.
His death was announced today by the newspaper.
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.
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.
Wale’s father, Olu Aboderin, who founded the Punch, along with Sam Amuka, also died in February 1984, six months shy of his 60th birthday.