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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Vice chairman of the Sun Newspapers, Dimgba Igwe dies at 58

Veteran journalist and vice chairman of the Sun Newspapers, Dimgba Igwe has died. He died today from injuries he sustained in an accident.

The associate publisher of Entertainment weekly magazine was knocked down this morning by a car while jogging near his home in the Okota area of Lagos. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. He was just 58 years old.

Dimgba alongside his best best friend Mike Awoyinfa, pioneered the now rested Weekend Concord newspaper and The Sun Newspaper. He was also the Assistant General overseer of Evangel Pentecostal Church‎, Lagos.‎ May his soul rest in peace...amen.

148 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hian! Enuff with d deaths

Eugenia Ekeji said...

So young an age. RIP.

Ameriestyle said...

rip

Anonymous said...

Very heartbreaking! Sad news. Dimgba was so cool calm and collected, lived with him as a kid. RIP sir!

Steveosky 4 Real. said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

This is soooo sad... I knew dis man oo, very quiet man, used to stay on my street in Ago, Okota, before he moved to his main house, still in Ago too. may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace dimgba!!..err..beta a widow dan a divorcee..ur wife get luck sha...u wont understand...beta dont curse me o...

Anonymous said...

My Pastor is gone...my mum has not stopped crying...may his soul rest in peace.

Cute Cutie said...

May his soul Rest in Peace. I enjoyed reading his articles in the Sun Newspaper...will miss that the great Dimgba.

BENJAMIN BOLAJI said...

What a great loss to Journalism and Nigerian! May God comfort his family. RIP.

Debbie Chelsea said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Amen I knew him personally so sad

The young elite said...

Haaaa nawa o, just to be more heathy but the unfortunate happened.May the departed soul rest in perfect peace.

AMOKE said...

So so sad! May his soul RIP

halliday said...

Linda pls we nid good news biko!!!

Anonymous said...

He was a gifted writer...Mike Awoyinfa wud be devastated..RIP sir

Anonymous said...

Dats why it's not good to jog lol.....tragic!

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace...

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Victor Ekeleme said...

Sad new

Olameedey said...

What a painful death! May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

May his rest in peace

Stella Chukwu said...

Rest in peace sir na wa o jogging to b fit now is risky.

Uchenna Ukandu said...

May his soul rest in peace

Sena Job said...

Awwwww.....RIP

TAPZY said...

SO SAD ..... RIP MA VEWI GOOD FRIEND ADIEU......

Angie Cape said...

RIP to his soul..
Probably died of internal bleeding.

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Rev.Sister Ogee said...

So bad ...rest in peace

tgbenson said...

I smell a RAT in this sudden accident near his home while jogging looks more like an assassination by his co-associates so that he can give way for them to own the business alone n eat the dividends alone. All u bad best fwends that we trust with our lives, Diaris God ooooooo, watching u in 3D.

christie benjamin said...

R.I.P #####QUEENMAYA#####

tgbenson said...

I smell a RAT in this sudden accident near his home while jogging looks more like an assassination by his co-associates so that he can give way for them to own the business alone n eat the dividends alone. All u bad best fwends that we trust with our lives, Diaris God ooooooo, watching u in 3D.

Anonymous said...

This kind of death is not ordinary...obviously,a pit of hell arrangement.@gbengulo movement

Anonymous said...

May his soul RIPP

Anonymous said...

So sad.... datz my uncle. Rip unc

Alloy Chikezie said...

May his soul rest in peace


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Anonymous said...

So sad.... datz my uncle. Rip unc

Anonymous said...

So sad.... datz my uncle. Rip unc

Anonymous said...

So sad.... datz my uncle. Rip unc

Bunmi said...

Ah! Wat a tragedy. Speechless

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace. A sad loss indeed.

Anonymous said...

So sad.....will miss his articles. RIP

APPLE said...

So sad. R.I.P

Anonymous said...

eyahh...rip..pls ooo..i nid hlp,hw do yu open a profile nd set a display photo on lib....tired of bin anonymous..those hu knw hw 2 shld drop it as a comment,am nt askin anybody 2 insult me ooo...

Dubem kosi said...

Oh my God....death is inevitable. ..I always read his column on sun paper. May God console his family and mike..rest in peace igwe

Anonymous said...

Wowwwww how authentic is this news??? This is sooooo sad, he was one of the people that saw the birth of "media" in Nigeria... He was just '58" but joan rangers over entitled fans are mad and threatening doctors and nurses for allowing her die @ the age of "81"..... Riduculous ryt???#cheEzyjayne

NaNcY DreW said...

Na wa o

Anonymous said...

Amen ooo sad stories 2day ~ice princess~

Lucasbalo said...

Rest in peace.

nonso nnamani said...

not a nice way to die; trying to keep fit to live long and ends up getting killed. pretty ironic

Gloria Essien said...

May his soul rest in peace. I used to ejoy his column and write ups.

Zenki Moye Brown said...

May his soul rest in peace... Amen

williams robort said...

Amen rip

nnorom ugochi said...

Dis a reli sad news...may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Dimgba is one the greatest journalist Nigeria has ever had.....may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace

bella said...

Dimgba is one the greatest journalist Nigeria has ever had.....may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

Dimgba Is Nigeria's greatest journalist...r.I.p

yaya neji said...

Rip sir

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ!!!!!! What is this I'm hearing? How's Mike Awoyinfa gonna cope without this man? Oh Lord they were inseparable. This is a big blow on Mike oh. May The Lord console them.

olubukola luro said...

Awwwww may his soul rest in peace

ed DREAMZ said...

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May his soul R.I.P....
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Sue said...

Mehn linda ur antenna no be hia..... uncle dimgba just died this morning and u already have it..... a lot of people haven't heard even family....... rest in peace sir

susan sabo. said...

R.I.P.sir!

barflow said...

Oh dear God! was he jogging on the wrong lane? When jogging or walking it is best you walk or run on the opposite side that way you can spot any vehichle coming too near. R.I.P

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace.

hilary obiorah said...

Too many people dying these, oh yeah it's the ember months!

SunanaAmina said...

Ameen

Anonymous said...

rest in peace

Anonymous said...

may his soul rest in peace

gift said...

Rest in peace

BlogThug/29702D4A said...

May his soul rst in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP sir, u've done ur bit, sad sha!! Ça Va?

Anonymous said...

R.I . P Sir, May God console d family he left behind .

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm!!! May his soul RIP. What a tragedy

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm!!! May his soul RIP. What a tragedy

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace Amen #bright bravo#

Shoutozone said...

Oh God! Wat a sad way to end once life. Dats why dey say wat'l be wil be. Som1 dat is to be knokd down by a car wuld stil be evn if he had 100 cars. May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

I always looked forward to reading this man's piece on Sunday Sun newspaper whenever my dad brings a copy home after church every Sunday's. I am shocked and feel sad, my dad was also 58 when he passed on. So so sad, May you, sir, rest in peace in God's bosom , I will strive to live an impacting life like you did.

Olaleye Adisa said...

Sad one. May his soul rest in peace.
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Sad one. May his soul rest in peace.
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Anonymous said...

Chaiiiiiii,,orie alaaaa!!! Dimgba Igweeee,hewwww.Death;where did u keep those stings of yours?.........................................ALIWAHAB.

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

Rip nwanne

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

Rip nwanne

comfort said...

So sad may his gentle soul rest in peace.

iffy said...

It is a pity, may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Death,where is your sting. Rest in Perfect peace.

Kanyinsola said...

Really?!! Awww soo saaad! May his soul rest in peace...

Shawlz T said...

Know his daughter victory igwe. May his soul rest in perfect peace!!!

Omoge Manchester said...

Jesus! What a tragic loss! May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

My ex-boyfriend's DAD's best friend....wow,am shocked! RIP Mr. Dimgba. I remember when we used to hide from u not catch us doing bads tinz (:)) O well...Rest in peace Sir *repping from afar*

Shina Shine said...

RIP Sir






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Motherhen said...

So very sad. What a loss! May God grant his soul rest and grant his family the fortitude to bear the painful loss, Amen. Motherhen

Dee Tee said...

... May his gentle soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

ella john said...

Rip
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keisha said...

People are just dying. God please help us

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Beverly Okonkwo said...

May his soul rest in peace.

kaycee said...

Am really shocked and short of words. I always buy sunnewspapers during the weekends to read his column and mike awoyinfas column. it is really so shocking. May his gentle soul rip in the bossom of our lord jesus Christ, where iam sure he is because he was such a devoted and commited child of God. may God give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Precious Ada said...

Awwwwwww! This is very sad...may God comfort his family....

Anonymous said...

Most shocking news....cant let go of Tuesday Sun bcos of his insightful column. What a loss to the media community, Nigeria and Global journalism.
Cant stop marveling...DEATH SHAME ON YOU, FOR YOU HAVE BEEN CONQUERED
What will his life bossom friend, partner, colleague etc...Mike Awoyinfa be doing now. Plz accept my heart felt condolence. RIP eternal bros
?.......mystic Sun

Anonymous said...

Oh death dimgba was a man I admired so much. May his soul rest in peace.

sidney said...

Oh my God!!! Why u sir?? U were a good man with conscience, u knew God wella, may ur soul rest in peace...

Okoro Igwe said...

DEATH, BE NOT PROUD
You have taken away one of my sources of inspiration. What a sorrowful and sad day! Why is it that the good always die young?! Dimgba Igwe, I don't know you personally but your insightful and thought provoking publications endeared your personality to me. I always scramble and look out for article in any daily for immediate consumption. You were a patriotic Nigerian. A man of wisdom and peace. A Socrates of your generation and above all a God fearing man. Your death has indeed created a deep vacuum in the world of journalism. May God Almighty give your entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Funso Samuel said...

May his soul rest in peace

belle said...

Noooooooooooo! This is not fair @all, I have bn an ardent reader of his colunm. Such an intellect. Rest in the Lord'is bossom. My condolence to your family

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP

angel said...

This Life! You escape BH,escape Ebola,Plane crashes, Police stray bullet..only to be knocked down jogging in front of your safe place! Ironic

Anonymous said...

Hope they arrested d person tht knocked him down? RIP sir!
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Odinanwa1 said...

Jesus christ!. Oh my God!. May his soul rests in perfect peace.

Odinanwa1 said...

Jesus christ!. Oh my God!. May his soul rests in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

I believe the Governor of Abia state has a hand in his death.

Anonymous said...

May his soul RIP

olayemi kutelu said...

May D Almighty accept his soul.



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stella jane said...

Nawaoh. how sad.may his soul rest in perfect peace.AMEN

Tony young said...

Linda F you! For making my day boring

Anonymous said...

My Dear,None is Good o.

Anonymous said...

He watches in 8D even!

Anonymous said...

He watches in 8D even!

Anonymous said...

Gosh d things people say!! You must be a big fool to say that. Stupid Moron.

Anonymous said...

Simple injury that could taken care of if we had good hospital

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Prince Emeka Anyaogu said...

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Prince Emeka Anyaogu said...

This is sad news, my mentor is gone. May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Are u nt a fool 2 think dis way?..if ur best frnd/associate and colleague dies and u ar accused same way u jes wrote dis stupid comment, hw wd u feel?..be careful with wat u say befor u incure d wrath of God...Mr Dimgba Igwe had a best frnd/ associate/colleague/partner and he is Mike Awoyinfa,a man i'v known for 4 yrs who wdnt evn hurt a fly,a gud man,my mentor and a daddy 2me.i'd ve cursed u dis minute for dropping dt senseless,idiotic comment buh i'd leave u for d judgement of God...u beta ask God fr forgiveness befr I make u a special "prayer point" fr dt false accusation...I blame death for taking him away(Mr dimgba Igwe),Daddy Mike is so devastated and in so much agony.Tgbenson 6.59am,be very careful

Anonymous said...

He counselled me during the lowest point of my life, prayed for me and encouraged me that things would turn around for my good. Your family and church members would miss you. Rest in peace. I still can't belief he is gone.

warri said...

Big fool of

warri said...

Big fool of

warri said...

Big fool

Anonymous said...

Dis is bad news may is soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Good for u next time u know d kind of tings u buy

Anonymous said...

Idiot!!...Fool!!! Bastard!!!!

Anonymous said...

RIP beautiful soul.

Ozed said...

Where is this driver assasin,who couldn't notice a man joggling ? I smell a rat!

Anonymous said...

RIP. Pedestrians in Nigeria have this awful habit of walking with their backs turned to oncoming traffic. my side mirror has grazed a couple of people in this situation because they ignored my horn. Not sure if this is what happened in this case, though.

Anonymous said...

I think so too

Anonymous said...

< so sad >

AGB said...

May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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Anonymous said...

You don't have sense, your sense is jez like d spelling of your name. So wat r u insinuating, dat his best friend killed him? Mumu. Biko if u have nothing nice to say, shut yo maggot filled gutter mouth up. Didirin. Airnoma

ada Orji said...

aaH,So sad rest in piece sair,ur legacy lives on

Anonymous said...

Is better and safe to jog around at our home compound than on our naija street that is not even safe for mouse. This is not oyinbo land. #teambodyworkout

Anonymous said...

At 1st its his bestfriend that killed him. Now its Abia state govt. May God forgive you bunch of idiots that keeps insinuating false rumours

Stephanie e said...

Sad, RIP

Stephanie e said...

Sad, RIP

Nne said...

May his gentle soul rest in peace, his wife was my sons' teacher many years back.we were neighbours. What a great loss

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