Punch newspaper quotes multiple sources from his family and the newspaper organisation to have confirmed that he died on Friday “after a very brief illness.”
“Yes, it is true. I was just told now,” a family member told a Punch correspondent on the telephone on Friday evening.
When asked if he had been sick, the source simply said, “Yes, but very briefly.”
The late publisher was said to be at his duty post in Abuja on Thursday during the inaugural meeting of National Economy’s Board of Economists at the corporate head office of the media organisation.
A senior management staff of his company was said to have broken the sad news of his death on the company’s staff WhatsApp , saying “Today is a sad day for Leadership.”