Journalist John Chiahemen is Dead

By Juliet Amaka
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The journalist, who worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Thompson Reuters, is dead.

He died in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a long battle with motor neuron disease (ALS).

His death was confirmed in a statement by his family on Wednesday, August 10.

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The statement reads: “He died peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa surrounded by his family.

“John is survived by his wife Winnie ‘Chizi’ Chiahemen; daughters: Ide Wise (UK) Fanen Chiahemen (Canada), and Mimi Chiahemen (US); grandson, Finley Hemen Kanyin Wise (UK); son-in-law, Ben Wise (UK).

“He is also survived by brothers and sisters, including Tom Chiahemen, Abuja-based Media & PR Consultant and Publisher, NATIONAL ACCORD Newspaper and larger family in Nigeria and Kenya. He will be greatly missed.”

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