Stella Dimoko Renowned Sports Journalist Jide Fashikun Dies At 54


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Monday, January 28, 2019

Renowned Sports Journalist Jide Fashikun Dies At 54

Popular journalist, Olajide Fashikun passed away on Sunday, at the Federal Medical Center, Jabi in Abuja.

The deceased, aged 54, was an ex-international handball player and sports stakeholder.

Fashikun had served as Chairman, Kwara State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Sports Editor of the Herald newspaper, Managing Editor of Gong News, Senior Sports correspondent at ThisDay newspaper, and was a lecturer at Kwara Polytechnic.

A statement by Nneka Ikem-Anibuze, Special Assistant on Media to Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, said it was a very sad day for sports journalists and athletes in the country.

Dalung paid glowing tributes to the publisher of Gong News who excelled not only in sports reportage but also politics and investigative writing.

From Daily Post


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