Buhari Mourns John Chiahemen, Veteran Journalist
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Buhari Mourns John Chiahemen, Veteran Journalist

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to the family of John Chiahemen, a former Reuters Bureau Chief for Nigeria over his death.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari who is saddened to learn of the death of the journalist equally extends his condolences to everyone in the various media organisations where he worked.

The President recalled that as a veteran newsman with the reputable international news agency and Editor of Reuters Africa, Chiahemen was respected for his brilliant contributions and editorial role of covering news about Africa from a business and development perspective, beyond the narrow stereotypes of disaster and poverty.

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“The President believes that the remarkable legacies left behind by one of Nigeria’s most accomplished journalists will continue to inspire current and upcoming members of the fourth estate of the realm.

“President Buhari prays for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased and comfort for those who mourn,” the statement added.

Chiahemen also worked for Abubakar Atiku’s media company Gotel as its first managing director in 2015.

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