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Panic As Seven Nigerian Journalists Die Within Seven Days

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Over the last seven days in the world, no less than seven journalists have died of various ailments.

The death of one of them, Dan Foster, was announced via various social media platforms on June 17. His aunt, Lovina, confirmed to Channels Television that he had been screened for the COVID-19 and on Tuesday the verdict returned positive and he died on Wednesday.

Foster worked with Cool FM, Inspiration FM, FM, Classic FM 97.3, among others.

Another journalist, Nkiruka Udoh, an Africa Television Crime and Defense Correspondent, was said to have died from fibroid operation complications.

A correspondent on the Business Desk, Naomi Uzor, was also reported to have died from complications associated with high blood pressure.

Also, among the journalists who have died in the last seven days was Azeez Sanni, who was a cartoonist at The Nation Newspaper. A nearby source said he was struggling with a liver problem before his death.

Other journalists who died in the last seven days but could not ascertain the nature of their deaths were Xavier Ndayongmong, Daily Independent’s Crime Editor; Hugo Odiogor, a former Vanguard editor and Media Project and Newspapers’ Aramide Oikelome.

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