President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred Nigeria’s third highest national honour,Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) on former governor of Ogun State and All progressives Congress National leader, Chief Olusegun Osoba .
Also, former Governor of Osun, Bisi Akande; Mamman Daura and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, among others received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic.
Chief Olusegun Osoba (born 15 July 1939) is a Nigerian journalist and politician who served twice as governor of Ogun State first from 1992 to 1993 during the Nigerian Third Republic and then from 1999 to 2003.
Osoba started his career in journalism in 1964 working with the Daily Times of Nigeria as a trainee reporter covering crime stories and by 1966, he was the diplomatic correspondent of the Times.He became news editor in 1968, deputy editor of the Sunday Times in 1971 and deputy editor of the Times in 1972. In August 1975, he became the editor of the Daily Times of Nigeria, then left the firm in November 1975 to take up the task of General Manager of the Ilorin based Nigerian Herald. He returned to the Times in 1984 as the managing director. Internationally, he worked as stringer or local correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Times of London, Newsweek Magazine, and United Press International News Agency. He was the chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and Member of the executive board of the International Press Institute representing Black-Africa from 1984 to 1992. He was a member of the Nigerian Constituent Assembly in 1988. He is also member of the Commonwealth Press Union, London and the Nigerian Union of Journalist.