President Buhari mourns Bakare

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Waheed Bakare

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Waheed Bakare.

Until his death, Waheed Bakare was the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph.

Bakare died on Sunday evening after a brief illness.

However, the President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, described Bakare’s death as a loss, not just to the media, but to the entire nation.

“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare.

“The President sends condolences to the family of the deceased, and management of New Telegraph Newspapers, describing the editor’s death as a collective loss to the media and the nation that he served passionately with his talent.

“The President prays that God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort all that mourn him”, the statement said.

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

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

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

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


  1. I can guarantee you that Buhari doesn’t read Newspapers and as such hasn’t heard about Waheed Bakare, who until his death was the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph.

    Sorry is the name of any country under the leadership of someone who doesn’t know nor understand that leadership is NOT about sleeping and idling away time but service, devotion, ideas, vision, direction, planning, sensitisation and building of national security, unity and cohesion.

    What a clueless and underwhelming regime.

    In my anger and disappointment with the clueless and divisive regime in Nigeria may I not forget to type, Rest in peace to the dead.

    I take a stroll.

    • We have observed that the so called Jasper is anti-Buhari down to the marrow. It is very easy to criticize, even an imbecile can offer a wonderful critique of events, happening and even government. May I remind Jasper to go beyond sitting in front of a laptop and type away any thought that comes to his mind. Just like those he criticize, he should go into real action, mobilize or even join a political party with a view to coming into government to put in place all those theories he has been advocating.

      Jasper is so biased that merely seeing his name on a particular issue (especially issues relating to the present government) you can predict his stance and rants. Jasper should make concrete efforts to serve this country in more practical ways than limiting himself to wailing through the social media. Remember that it is not a feat to criticize because even an imbecile can also do this.

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