July 23, 2024

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COVID-19: Seven Journalists Die In Seven Days 

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Akin Olayemi

Seven members of the fourth estate of the realm have In the last seven days lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Men of the noble profession contracted the dreaded virus in their line of duty, hospitalised and ended up being killed by the virus.

A Nigerian journalist, Samson Akindele gave the statistics on his Facebook page as he wrote “In the last seven days, seven Nigerian journalists have died from COVID-19 and other illnesses.

On the list are Dan Foster (Cool FM & City FM), Hugo Odiogor (former Editor at the Vanguard), Xavier Ndayongmong (Crime Editor at Daily Independent), Nkiruka Udoh (Crime and Defence Correspondent at AIT), Naomi Uzor (Business Desk at the Vanguard), Aramide Praise Oikelome (the Media Project and Independent Newspapers), and Azeez Ozi Sanni (Cartoonist at The Nation).”

He lamented that Nigerian Journalists have been facing huge risks and unprecedented challenges as frontline workers covering the novel Coronavirus outbreak and reporting in the newsroom every day.

 

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