BREAKING: Prince Emeka Obasi, publisher of Hallmark newspaper, dies at 58

Prince Emeka Obasi, publisher of the Hallmark newspaper, has died.

He was 58 years old.

LeNiche learned that Prince Emeka Obasi, a veteran journalist and public relations enthusiast, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, following a long illness.

His death was confirmed at LeNiche by Hallmark newspaper editor Mr. Okey Onyenweaku over the phone.

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He said they would release a statement soon.

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

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

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

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

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His career as a journalist began at Newswatch magazine where he was a reporter between 1987 and 1989; Editor-in-chief, Classique Magazine, 1989-90.

Prince Emeka Obasi was Chairman of Cameo Adventures Limited, Lagos, from 1990 to 1993; President/CEO, Patrioni Limited, Public Relations Consultants and Publisher/Editor, Hallmark Newspapers.

Details shortly…