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PUBLISHER of Hallmark Newspaper dies at 58

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Prince Emeka Obasi, a veteran journalist and Public Relations aficionado, died on Tuesday March 15, 2022, at the age of 58 after a protracted illness.

His death was confirmed to The Niche by the editor of Hallmark newspaper, Mr. Okey Onyenweaku, on telephone.

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The Abia State-born award winning journalist and former Commissioner for Information had been battling a health challenge for the past eight years.

He was the founder and executive secretary of Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), organisers of the Zik Prize in Leadership Award.

Prince Emeka Obasi was born on February 10, 1964 at Ubeku, Umuahia,in Abia State. He was married to Betty Mankini Amune in 2000 and they were blessed with children.

He had his primary education at Ahiaeke Ibeku between 1971 and 1976; secondary education at Ibeku High School, Umuahia, from where he graduated in 1982. He attended University of Calabar between 1983 and 87.

His journalism career started at the Newswatch Magazine where he was a reporter between 1987 and 1989; Features Editor, Classique Magazine, 1989-90.

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Prince Emeka Obasi was President, Cameo Adventures Limited, Lagos, 1990-93; President/Chief Executive Officer, Patrioni Limited, Public Relations Consultants and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Hallmark Newspapers.


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