Former chairman of State House Press Corps (SHPC), an association of Journalists attached to the Presidency, Mr. Daniel Ovwigho Idonor is dead. His death was announced today by his close professional associate, Mr. Horatuis Egua.
Egua, in a statement, said Mr. Daniel Idonor died at the Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Abuja yesterday, at the age of 45 after a protracted illness, though the type of illness was not disclosed.
Idonor who was until his death co-publisher and Executive Editor of Frontier News, one of the frontline online media, published by Frontiers Alliance Communications Limited was survived by a wife and four children.
A devoted Christian, late Idonor was a Deacon at the Living Faith Ministry, Abuja, Mr. Idonor.
Late Idonor started his journalism career at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Bauchi, and at different times, worked for Champion and Vanguard Newspapers respectively before he ventured into online publishing.
He was a top contender for the House of Representatives primary election in his Ughelli-Udu Federal Constituency, in Delta State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the current political dispensation. The party leader later convinced him to withdraw from the race early December 2014.
Idonor was an active member of Urhobo nation, a loving father to his children, a good ally of his colleagues. He instituted a programme for the award of scholarship to numerous students from his community.
The management of Greenbarge Media and Communications Limited, publisher of Greenbarge Reporters, heartily condole with family, friends, colleagues and associates of this indefatigable, go-getting and forward-looking Journalist/Editor and wishes his soul a rest in the bosom of the Lord. [myad]