Nigeria History: The untold story of Dele Giwa – How Bomb Killed ‘The flaming journalist who gave tyrants nightmares’
A week ago, precisely Thursday 19th October, marks the 31st remembrance anniversary of Sumonu Oladele ‘Baines’ Giwa (16 March 1947 – 19 October 1986); a legendary Nigerian journalist who died after he was killed through a parcel bomb. In a 2016 article, Bayo Oluwasanmi described Dele Giwa as “a flaming journalist with a fiery message of rebuke” who had a “knack for packaging stories that injected sleeplessness and nightmares in the tyrants of his days”.
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