Tony Momoh: Nigeria's former information minister is dead

Tony Momoh: Nigeria's former information minister is dead

- The former minister of information and culture, Prince Tony Momoh has died

- Momoh's death was announced on Monday, February 1

- The ex-minister was one of the founders of All Progressives Congress (APC)

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A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that a foremost Nigerian journalist, Prince Tony Momoh, is dead.

Legit.ng gathered that Momoh was born on April 27, 1939, in Auchi, Edo state.

Prince Momoh was a veteran journalist and politician whose political activities transverse across the length and breadth of the country.

The deceased served as a minister of information and culture between 1986 and 1990 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB).

Tony Momoh: Nigeria's former information minister is dead
Nigeria's former information minister, Tony Momoh, is dead. The Nation
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He was among the founders of the ruling APC.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chairperson of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Benue state, Victoria Asher, died.

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It was reported that Asher's death was disclosed in a statement released by Moses Akarhan, the NUJ state secretary.

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The NUJ boss died on Saturday, January 30, at about 8 am at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a Ceascrean Section surgery.

Until her death, Asher was a staff with the Benue state’s owned radio station.

Asher's death has drawn reaction from the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom. The PDP chieftain expressed shock over the ugly incident.

He described Asher’s death as a painful loss not only to the media community but also to the entire state.

The governor prayed to God to grant her eternal rest and give her husband, the entire family and her colleagues the strength to bear the loss.

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In a related report, a leader of the Amotekun security network in Oyo state, Tajudeen Salaudeen, reportedly passed away.

Tajudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28.

He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle. It was gathered that Tajudeen was heading to Okeho in the early hours of Thursday, January 28, when he got a call to come back for an emergency assignment at Ilero. He died while returning.

Source: Legit.ng News

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