The management of Frontiers newspapers online has announced the death of their Executive Editor, Daniel Idonor.
In a statement on Tuesday by its Managing Editor, Horatius Egua, the newspaper said Mr. Idonor died on Monday in Abuja after a protracted illness.
The statement reads:
The management of Frontiers Alliance Communications Limited, publishers of Frontiers Newspapers Online, announced the death of its Executive Editor and a very dear friend, Mr. Daniel Ovwigho Idonor.
Mr. Idonor popularly called “Chair” by his colleagues in the media, passed away on Monday afternoon, at the Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness.
He was aged 45.
A devoted Christian, who was a Deacon with the Living Faith Ministry, Abuja, Mr. Idonor was also a one-time Chairman of the State House Press Corps, Abuja.
The late Mr. Idonor started his journalism career at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Bauchi and at different times worked for Champion and Vanguard Newspapers before he ventured into online publishing.
Mr. Idonor served meritoriously as the Chairman of the State House Press Corps before he entered the mainstream nation’s politics under the banner of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where he aspired to represent his senatorial district in 2013 before he was advised to step down by the party hierarchy.
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 PDP before he withdrew from the race early December 2014.
He would be greatly missed by his family, colleagues, the Urhobo nation and numerous students who had benefited immensely from his scholarship programme.
Mr. Idonor is survived by a wife and four children.