This is sad! The New Telegraph Newspaper Saturday Editor, Waheed Bakare, has passed away.
According to reports making the rounds, Mr Bakare died on Sunday evening after a brief illness.
Bakare who was a Muslim before his death could be buried on Monday according to Islamic rites.
Mourning his shocking death, the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) in a statement late Sunday by its national president, Abdur-Rahman Balogun tagged him a devoted Muslim.
The religious group described the deceased as “a thoroughbred journalist”, “humble and wonderful personality” and a devoted Muslim.
According to the statement, the deceased recently took part in the financial contribution of Covid-19 palliatives by a coalition of 55 Muslim groups in which MMPN is a member.
Waheed Bakare was appointed The New Telegraph’s Saturday editor in 2015.
He joined the defunct The Comet newspaper in 2000 and moved to The Punch in 2001, where he was head of Punch Metro (2011), news editor of Sunday Punch (2013) and feature editor of Sunday Punch. (2013).
He studied English Language in the University of Ilorin and graduated in 1997.
He further obtained a Master of Art in English Language in the year 2014 from the University of Lagos.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen…