Family statement on the demise of our father, uncle and Publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect, Dr Samuel Ibiyemi

The family of the versatile Publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect Newspaper has announced the demise of their father, brother, uncle, and Publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect, the Late Dr. Samuel Folorunsho Ibiyemi on Tuesday, July 04, 2023.

The family in their statement said “With deep sorrow in our hearts and total submission to the will of God, we announce the death, of our father, uncle, and Publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi, which sad event occurred on July 4, 2023, at Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan-Remo after a brief illness. He was aged 56.

“We had thought that the beautiful and loving soul that the great Ife Prince was would be with us for a long while, but it has pleased the Almighty God, the unquestionable one to take him home for a deserved rest.

Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi, was a thoroughbred journalist, a servant of God, and had even started in life as a soldier with Nigerian Air Force before veering into journalism.

He established Nigerian NewsDirect Newspaper about 13 years ago and the paper has continued to be one of the leading newspapers in the country contributing to the expansion of the socio-economic development of the nation.

Aside from being a loving father and a very caring boss to his staff and younger colleagues, Dr. Ibiyemi was humbly personified and a cheerful giver.

He was no doubt a colossus of some sort who bestrode the media world during his lifetime.

In submission to God, he planted Great Grace Apostolic Church, Gasline, Sango-Ota about four years back and was the presiding minister until he breathed his last.

May his loving and caring soul rest in peace.

Wife and Children


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here