Nigerian Journalist, Former UNN Lecturer Dies Of Cancer In New Jersey USA..RIP Nwabu Mgbemena

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April 25, 2016 – Nigerian Journalist, Former UNN Lecturer Dies Of Cancer In New Jersey USA..RIP Nwabu Mgbemena

Ex-MD of the News Agency of Nigeria Dr Nwabu Mgbemena has died.

Mgbemena lost his 5 year battle to cancer at the age of 71 in New Jersey on Friday the 22nd of April 2016.

His death was confirmed  yesterday afternoon in a chat with his close friend Chief Tony Idigo.

The deceased became a lecturer at UNN, where he rose to become a senior lecturer at the Department of Journalism, which was later re-named Department of Mass Communication.

He graduated with a degree in Journalists at the University of Nigeria Ndukka before taking over as the MD of the News Agency of Nigeria from January 1985 to January 1994.

Mgbemena also obtained a masters degree from the Syracuse University in New York as well as a doctorate from the Texas Southern University in Houston, U.S.

After his teaching stint at UNN, he joined NAN as senior editor when NAN was established by the Federal Government in 1978.

May his soul rest in peace (amen).