ADAMAWA State-born veteran broadcaster and writer, Timawus Mathias, is dead.
Mathias, who started out as a broadcaster with the Nigerian Television Authority Yola before going into private practice in the media space spanning over five decades, died aged 73.
A family member, Jiji Mathias, announced the development in a Facebook post today.
Born on 5th December 1948, the veteran broadcaster’s death followed protracted ill-health.
In 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated Mathias on his 70th birthday.
Mathias who has battled with a bout of ill-health lately, only recently came out of a 5-week coma in August.
He had shared the news of his ill-health and miraculous recovery at the time via a Facebook post.
His health has been a subject of concern before his eventual passing, it was gathered.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.