Kola Muslim Animasaun

Chief Kola Muslim Animasaun (born 5 July 1939) is a Nigerian journalist, columnist and former Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Vanguard, Nigeria's leading newspaper.[1] His book, From 1939 to the Vanguard of Moodern Journalism, was launched at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos on July 2012 and the occasion was attended by Chief Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, and Abiola Ajimobi, the Governor of Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria.[2]

Kola Muslim Animasaun
Born5 July 1939
Died30 may 2019
Years active1961 – present
Known forVanguard

Journalism careerEdit

He began his career in journalism on July 1961 when he joined The Express through the late Olabisi Onabanjo, the former Governor of Ogun State who was then the Editorial Director of the Daily Express. On 25 August 1961 Muslim left The Express for London where he obtained a diploma certificate in Journalism from London School of Journalism.[3] After he completed the diploma programme, he worked briefly with Cecil Dennis, the founder and publisher of the Liberian Listener. Before he returned to Nigeria to join the Nigerian Tribune.[4] He later joined the Vanguard, founded by Chief Sam Amuka Pemu as a Chief sub-editor before he rose to the position of Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Newspaper.[5]


  1. ^ "Blessed reunion in Vanguard". The Nation. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Ajimobi, Tinubu urge journalists to be fearless". The Punch. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  3. ^ "From 1939 to the vanguard of modern journalism: The story of a Musulumi". nigeriaheadlines.com. 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ "I started looking for another job day after I joined the Civil Service –Kola Animashaun, seasoned journalist". The Punch. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  5. ^ "1939 to the vanguard of modern journalism". Vanguard News. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2015.