Olusoji Akinrinade, former editor-in-chief of Newswatch, 65, February 8. Born in Yakoyo, Osun State, he studied in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. He was an assistant features editor, The Punch, from 1980-1981; features editor, The Punch, 1981-1982; deputy editor, The Punch, 1982-1983; assistant editor, Sunday Concord, 1983-1984; associate editor, Newswatch, 1984-1985; senior associate editor, 1986-1987; general editor, 1987-1991. He was appointed executive director, Newswatch Communications Limited in 1991. Before his appointment as editor-in-chief of Newswatch in 2010, he was deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine. Akinrinade is a member of many professional associations such as the Commonwealth Journalists Association, CJA; Society of Professional Journalists; Commonwealth Press Union, CPU, and Journalists’ Association for Minorities, JAM, USA, among others. Akinrinade retired alongside other directors from the Newswatch Communications Limited in May 2011. He is one of the directors of MayFive Limited, Lagos.
— Feb 8, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT