Emeka Obasi, the publisher of Hallmark Newspaper, has died.
According to a statement released by the deceased’s family, Obasi died on Tuesday at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.
The publisher had been battling a medical condition over the past few years.
“The family of Prince Emeka Obasi announces the passing unto glory of Prince Emeka Obasi, Ezenwata, Ibeku Kingdom,” the statement reads.
“Prince Emeka, the Publisher of Hallmark Newspapers passed on, Tuesday March 15, 2022 at a Lagos hospital.
“He is survived by wife, Dr (Mrs) Betty Obasi and Children – Emeka (jnr), Onyedikachi, Kamsi, Miracle, siblings, aunties and uncles.
“Further burial arrangements will be announced in due course.”
The award-winning journalist was a former commissioner of information in Abia state.
He founded Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), organisers of the annual Zik Prize in Leadership Awards.
In 2018, the publisher launched a book titled — Saved for His Praise — wherein he chronicled how he survived an unknown illness that almost claimed his life.
The former commissioner narrated how God restored his health when he had almost lost hope.
“My case is a demonstration that the Lord is good all the time. When I started writing the book, my wife told me not to focus on vindication because it is only God that vindicates,” he had said.
“The only reason I can be here is because I am favoured by God.”