Ex- Managing Director News Agency of Nigeria, NAN Dies of Cancer

Former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Nwabu Mgbemena, is dead.

He died of cancer at the age of 71 on April 22 in New Jersey, U.S.

His close associate, Tony Idigo, confirmed the death on Sunday in a telephone interview.

Mr. Mgbemena was one of the pioneer editors of NAN, where he rose to serve as managing director for two terms from January, 1985 to January, 1994.

He took over as Chief Executive Officer from Olufemi Adefela, who was then the General Manager of the agency.

Mr. Adefela has had a brief stint as general manager after the retirement of Onuora Nzekwu, the pioneer General Manager of NAN.

We pray that his family fines peace and may his soul rest in peace

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