John Neji Chiahemen, a former Thomson Reuters journalist, is dead.
His death was confirmed in a statement by his family on Wednesday.
The family said Chiahemen fought a valiant long battle with motor neuron disease (ALS)
“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,” the statement added.