Senator T.A. Orji mourns Prince Emeka Obasi T.A. Orji, Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial Zone, has condoled with the family of Late Prince Emeka Obasi, the award winning journalist and publisher of Business Hallmark Newspaper, who passed on in a Lagos hospital on 16th March, after an illness. While Signing the condolence register at the palatial home of Prince Obasi in Ahiaeke lbeku, the Senator Orji stressed that the late veteran journalist was a good man, successful and had a good heart. He recalled the good working relationship they had while the late journalist was commissioner for information in Abia state while he was chief of staff. He urged the family to take heart, while praying the Almighty God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss. Orji was received by Hon Okezie Obasi, the younger brother of Prince Emeka Obasi, who is a house of Assembly hopeful for Umuahia East State Constituency. Also on ground to receive Senator Orji, were the traditional ruler of Azueke Ibeku acient kingdom, HRM, Eze Emmanuel Okechukwu Onwubuariri; Deacon Okezie Onyemuwa; Hon Henry Egesi; Chief Ikechukwu Onuoha; Hon Tony Onyeweaku; Hon Chidiebere Nwachuku; Austin Poku Onyeweaku; Prince Tony Onyems and many others.
Prince Emeka Obasi

Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State, has sent condolences to the family of Prince Emeka Obasi, publisher of Hallmark Newspapers, Prince Emeka Obasi, who passed away on Tuesday at 58.

The governor also condoled with Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), organisers of the annual Zik Prize in Leadership Awards, over the loss of the veteran journalist and former Commissioner for Information in Abia.


In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, on Friday, Okowa described the passing of Obasi as a tragic loss to his family and the media.

He noted that Obasi would be long remembered for his invaluable contributions to the journalism profession, including founding the National Mirror and Business Hallmark newspapers.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the passing of a patriotic Nigerian, Prince Emeka Obasi, who was Publisher of the Business Hallmark Newspapers.

“Prince Obasi would be remembered for his passion for journalism profession and contributions to good governance in Nigeria, particularly for the setting up of the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), organisers of the annual Zik Prize in Leadership Awards which I was privileged to be honoured with in December, 2020.

“I join Nigerians and the media community in condoling his wife, Dr Betty Obasi, the children, friends, associates and well wishers over the passing of a consumate journalist and patriot.

“It is my prayers that God will comfort them and grant them fortitude to bear the loss,” Okowa stated.


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