ABUJA – Prince Emeka Obasi, publisher of Hallmark Newspaper, a business, policy and finance daily newspaper, is dead.
Aged 58, it was learnt that Obasi, a veteran journalist and public relations expert, died on Wednesday, March 16 (today) after a protracted illness.
A graduate of English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar, Obasi, Sundiata Post gathered, had been battling a health challenge for the past eight years.
He was a former Commissioner for Information in Abia State.
He was the founder and executive secretary of Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), organisers of the annual Zik Prize in Leadership Awards.
Obasi was a serial media entrepreneur. He started media publishing with Hallmark newspaper, a general interest newspaper.
He later set up National Mirrow, another national newspaper, which he later sold to Jimoh Ibrahim and re-established Hallmark as Hallmark Business as a business newspaper.
Obasi was also founder and CEO of Patrioni Limited, a public relations firm.
In his twilight days, Obasi became a born-again Christian and wrote a personal testimony titled Saved for His Praise: A Personal Testimony, which was serialised on Facebook.