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Late scribe Dimba mourned

08 September 2014, 07:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has mourned the demise of the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sun Newspapers of Nigeria, Dimba Igwe.

A statement personally signed by the former Vice President described the death of Igwe as a shocking development and hearth wrenching.

He recalled that he last saw the deceased in January this year, “while his demeanour was as lively as ever and full of bluster.”

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The statement added that the demise of Dimba, who was a personal friend, would leave a huge hole in the spectrum of the journalism profession in Nigeria.

“The sudden nature of his death came as a rude shock and journalism in Nigeria has lost a gem and will surely miss one of its finest minds. My condolences go to the Nigeria Press Organisation (NPO), the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Sun Newspapers of Nigeria, where he was deputy chairman of the board of directors and his family. It is my prayer that God almighty gives them the fortitude to bear the loss.”

The late journalist was knocked down by a vehicle while jogging around his residence in Lagos on Saturday.

He was aged 58.

- CAJ News

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