Dele Giwa

Dele Giwa's Death

Born (Birthday) March 16, 1947

Death Date October 19, 1986

Age of Death 39 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Ikeja, Nigeria

Profession Journalist

The journalist Dele Giwa died at the age of 39. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nigerian-born journalist who founded the hard-hitting magazine Newswatch.

He attended the Authority Modern School in Lagere, Ile-lfe.

Tragically, he was assassinated by a mail bomb.

Personal Life

He was married three times. Olufunmilayo Olaniyan was his third bride.

He and Wilbur Smith both participated in journalistic endeavors in Africa.

How did Dele Giwa die?

Assassination. Dele Giwa was killed by a parcel bomb in his home at Ikeja, Lagos, while in his study with Kayode Soyinka, on Sunday 19 October 1986. The assassination occurred two days after he had been interviewed by State Security Service (SSS) officials. In an off-the-record interview with airport journalists, Lt.