The Bayelsa State Correspondent of the New Telegraph Newspaper, Chris Ejim, is dead.
Mr. Ejim’s demise was announced in a statement issued by Kola Oredipe and Chris Eze, Chairman and Secretary of the Federated Correspondents Chapel of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa Council.
The chapel noted that the sad news came few days after the gruesome murder of Famous Giobaro of Radio Bayelsa on Easter Sunday.
According to the statement, Mr. Ejim, a graduate of Mass Communication from The Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra, was a strong and committed member of the chapel.
He died on Thursday evening in his house in Yenagoa after a brief illness.
The statement described the death of Mr. Ejim as shocking and devastating.
The chapel described the deceased as a fine writer and thoroughbred professional whose writing skill and style were simple and enterprising.
“Late Ejim who previously worked with Thisday Newspaper in Lagos and Nigerian Compass, was a fearless, frank and bold journalist who would resist any form of intimidation from any quarter.
“The entire leadership and members of the chapel extend our heartfelt condolences to the Ejim’s family in Anambra and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear this painful loss.
“He was aged 49 years and a native of Ezira community in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra,’’ the statement added.