Breaking: Emeka Obasi, Hallmark Newspaper Publisher, Dies At 58

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Prince Emeka Obasi, publisher of Hallmark Newspapers, a business, policy and finance daily newspaper, is dead. He was aged 58.

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Obasi, a veteran journalist and public relations expert, died today March 16, 2022, after a protracted illness.

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The Abia State born award winning journalist and former Commissioner for Information, Abia State, had been battling a health challenge for the past eight years.

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He is the founder and executive secretary of Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre, PPRAC, organisers of the Zik Prize in Leadership Award.

He was the founder of several newspapers including National Mirror which he later sold to Jimoh Ibrahim.

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The University of Calabar graduate began his journalism career at Newswatch as a special project executive and later moved on to the defunct Classique magazine founded by the late May Ellen Ezekiel. 

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