Olusegun Osoba

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Segun Osoba
Executive Governor of Ogun State
In office
January 1992 – November 1993
Preceded by Oladeinde Joseph
Succeeded by Daniel Akintonde
Executive Governor of Ogun State
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
Preceded by Kayode Olofin-Moyin
Succeeded by Otunba Gbenga Daniel
Personal details
Born July 15,1939

Chief Olusegun Osoba the Akinrogun of Egbaland,and Aremo Awujale of Egbaland of Ijebuland was(born 1939)at an Egba settlement in Osogbo called Egbatedo to Pa and Madam Jonathan Babatunde Osoba of blessed Memory .And was governor of Ogun State from January 1992 until November 1993. He was elected on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform, and was removed from office by the administration of General Sani Abacha. After the return to democracy in 1999, he was elected again as governor on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform, holding office between May 1999 and May 2003. A thorough bred professional, he attended a series of professional courses. He obtained a Diploma in Journalism at the University of Lagos under the sponsorship of the International Press Institute in 1965 and went for one year course in the United Kingdom on the scholarship of the Commonwealth Press Union in 1967. Part of the program was at Oxford University, Oxford,United Kingdom, after which he was awarded a Fellowship Certificate. Chief Osoba was in Bloomington at the Indiana University's Department of Journalism in 1979, while in 1974 he won the Nigerian Fellowship Award for journalism for a year study at Harvard University Cambridge,Massachusetts,USA.He is the first Nigerian to have won the highest journalistic U.S.A award.


Since the completion of his second period of service in 2003, he has come to be referred to in the Nigerian popular press as Aremo due to his holding of the aristocratic title of Aremo Awujale of the Ijebus, though he also serves as a titled chieftain of the Egba clan as well.[citation needed] Segun Osoba started a career in journalism in the 1960s, rising through the ranks to become Editor and Managing Director of the Daily Times of Nigeria. At one time he was the Managing Director, daily Sketch Newspaper.[2] Internationally, he worked as stringer or local correspondent to the following organizations:- The British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC),The Times of London,Newsweek Magazine, U.S.A,United Press International News Agency(UPI). He was the chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and Memeber of the Executive Board of the International Press Institute representing Black-Africa from 1984-1982. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1988.He is also member of the Commonwealth Press Union, London and the Nigerian union of Journalism(NUJ). He holds the National Honours of the Commander of the Order of the Niger CON. He is a member of the National Conference 2014. Married to Beere Aderinsola and blessed with four children,two boys and two girls Kemi, Olumide, oluyinka and Tobi.


  1. ^ "Nigeria States". World Statesmen. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Elendu (15 July 2006). "Toast to Segun Osoba". Jonathan Elendu. Retrieved 2010-01-16.