Delta NUJ Declares Two Days Mourning For Colleague, Ebikagboro, Commiserates With Family


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, was on Thursday morning thrown into mourning following the sudden death of one of its committed members, Timi Ebikagboro. Mr. Ebikagboro, was said to have slumped and died at the early hours of Thursday at his home in Warri.

Until his demise, Mr. Ebikagboro, was head, Sports Desk, DBS Warri TV and Radio, former Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Delta State Chapter and at different time Media Officer to Warri Wolves and the National Under-23 Dream Team, member of the Delta Football Association and Special Assistant, Media to the Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick.

In a statement issued in Asaba and signed by NUJ state chairman, Michael Ikeogwu and the Secretary, Churchill Oyowe, and made available to Newsmen, described the death as colossal loss and unfortunate.

“Timi Ebikagboro was a great Unionist who demonstrated excellent sense of loyalty in good and bad times. His active participation in the Union’s activities and promoting the ideals of the journalism profession will forever remain fresh in our memory.

“He was a fine and dependable journalist who carved a niche for himself in uplifting journalism practice and sacrificed so much for the profession even at the expense of his convenience and resources. Indeed, Timi Ebikagboro’s glowing attributes are virtues that call for emulation by all journalist.

“Our hearts go to the immediate family for the Lord God Almighty to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. The Council will pay a condolence visit any time from now and will participate fully in the burial arrangements.

“The council has declared a two-day mourning in respect of Late Timi Ebikagboro between Tuesday 3rd to 4th October, 2017. Members are to put on black cloths as a mark of honour for our departed colleague. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.” the statement added.


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