ABUJA – The Chiahemen family has announced the death of brother, father and grandfather, Mr. John Neji Chiahemen, an international journalist.
According to a statement made available to Sundiata Post by Tom Chiahemen, the deceased’s younger brother, John Chiahemen died on Tuesday in South Africa.
The deceased was an international journalist, who worked for the Nigerian Television Authority and Thomson Reuters at different times in his career.
The statement reads:
“It is with great sorrow and great peace we share that our patriarch, former Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and former Thompson Reuters journalist, John Neji Chiahemen, has returned home to rest.
“He fought a valiant long battle with motor neuron disease (ALS) and he was selfless to his last breath. 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.”