Metro Nwabu Mgbemena, Former NAN MD Dies of Cancer



A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Dr Nwabu Mgbemena, is dead.

Mgbemena, 71, died of cancer on Friday in New Jersey, U.S.

His close associate Chief Tony Idigo confirmed the death on Sunday in a telephone with Vanguard.

Mgbemena was one of the pioneer editors of NAN, where he rose to serve as managing director for two terms from January, 1985 to January, 1994.

He took over as Chief Executive Officer from Mr Olufemi Adefela, who was then the General Manager of the agency. Adefela has had a brief stint as general manager after the retirement of Mr Onuora Nzekwu, the pioneer General Manager of NAN.


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