The vice chairman of The Sun Newspaper group, Dimgba Igwe, has died in Lagos.
Igwe, a respected professional in the Nigerian media was knocked down by a hit and run driver on Saturday morning while he was jogging near his home in Isolo area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that he was rushed to a private hospital immediately after the incident but he gave up the ghost shortly after arriving there.
The managing director/editor – in – chief of The Sun Newspapers, Femi Adesina, confirmed Igwe’s death and expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident.
He described Igwe as a thoroughbred professional and committed media manager who has helped the development of Nigerian journalism.
The late Igwe was deputy editor of Weekend Concord and, along with Mike Awoyinfa, helped to create the genre of journalism that has become popular among tabloids.
The inseparable duo of Igwe and Awoyinfa also helped to midwife the Sun Newspapers where they stamped their breezy, easy to read style of writing.