The former Editor of the Nigerian Tribune, Pastor Peter Apesin, is dead.
The late Apesin, who was the editor of the foremost national newspaper between 1978 and 1983, died at the age of 74.
His widow, Florence, who confirmed the death in Ibadan, on Wednesday, said his death occurred after a brief illness at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Describing her husband as a thoroughbred journalist, the widow said he had terrible experiences at the hands of military regimes.
“He was a committed journalist. It was terrible experience, as he was in and out of detentions, especially during the military regimes.
“He always goes about with a small bag which contains tooth brush and other few things,” she said.
Florence, who claimed that she had been living with the deceased for the past 56 years, said that after learning journalism, he became a pastor at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Agbala Itura, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Meanwhile, condolence register has been opened at the deceased’s residence, Peter Apesin Street, Molete, Ibadan.
In his condolence message, the state chairman of League of Veteran Journalists, Alhaji Kola Animashaun, said “ We wish you a good night rest. We shall all miss your wisdom, advice and spiritual direction.”