Journalist John Chiahemen is dead


Journalist John Chiahemen is dead

John Neji Chiahemen is dead.

The journalist, who worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Thompson Reuters, died in 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.

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.”