Independent Newspapers Editorial Board Chairman dies
Chairman, Editorial Board, Independent Newspapers, Mr. Donatus Duru, is dead.
He died on Sunday during a protracted illness arising from kidney failure among other co-existing diseases, including comorbidities, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
A statement by the management of the newspaper, said: “The once ebullient Editorial Board Chairman, who is celebrated for regularly leading his dynamic team of eminent and experienced writers in churning out incisive and powerful editorials, his way of contributing to a better Nigeria, slipped into coma, after a lung failure last Tuesday.
“He did not recover until his unfortunate passage.
“Duru would be sorely missed for his industry and conscientious services.
“The management of Independent Newspapers wishes to condole with his immediate family and acquaintances as well as pray that God would comfort them at this trying time,” the statement stated.