Ace sport journalist and the voice of NTA sport for many years Akinloye Oyebanj is dead. He was 62 years old. The veteran sports journalist who once served as a Director of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Properties passed on at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday morning after a protracted battle with heart failure.

Mr Bukoye Oyebanji and Dr Steve Olarinoye, family member and closed friend, confirmed the information and disclosed that Oyebanji had been ill for some months.

They said some time ago, he had the misfortune of losing his kidneys, and they were replaced successfully through a transplant in India.

“But one of the side effects of kidney transplant is heart failure, which he had experienced on two occasions and survived.”

The father of four served the NTA for 35 years in different capacities. He will best be remembered as a sports broadcaster.

TNV extend condolences to Oyebanji’s widow and children.