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Ace journalist, John Chiahemen is dead

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The family of Late John Chiahemen has announced the passing of the former Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and former Thompson Reuters journalist, John Neji Chiahemen.

A statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Mr Tom Chiahemen said the patriarch has returned home to rest.

The statement said the ace journalist  fought a valiant long battle with motor neuron disease (ALS) and he was selfless to his last breath.

According to the statement, Mr John 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.

The family said he will be greatly missed.

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