The family of the late eminent sports journalist, Fabio Lanipekun has announced the burial programme for the man fondly called Grandmaster.

Fabio Adeshola Lanipekun died four days after his 80th birthday in Lagos.

According to the obituary announcement, there will be Christian wake on Wednesday 27 April at the Harmony Hall which is situated at 19/23 Commercial Avenue/Raymond Street in Yaba, Lagos.

The event is to commence at 5pm. On the next day, the funeral service will hold at City Mission Methodist Church at 1, Ade Thanni Street, Off Alhaji Masha Road in Surulere, Lagos. The service will begin at 11am.

The late Fabio Lanipekun was an eminent journalist who began his career in 1962 at the now defunct Daily Express in Lagos before travelling abroad in 1964 to study Sports Journalism at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London.

He was one of the earliest Nigerian media practitioners to train specifically in sports journalism. He joined the Western Nigeria Television (WNTV) on February 17, 1969.

On May 18, 1969 he had his first coverage of a football match for the WNTV when he ran commentaries of the Ghana versus Nigeria World Cup qualifying match in Accra.

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