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Veteran journalist, Agekameh dies at 60

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A Veteran journalist and popular columnist, Dele Agekameh has died at age 60. He died on Friday night in Lagos.The respected columnist passed on after battling renal disorder for seven years. It was learnt the problem started in 2010 and he had been in and out of hospitals, including travelling to India twice for kidney transplant.

Agekameh worked for Champion Newspaper, Newswatch Magazine and Tell Magazine before setting up Quicklink International Network, publishers of The Capitol International Magazine. He also maintained columns with Premium Times and The Nation Newspaper.

Commiserating with the Agekameh family, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, expressed shock over the sudden death of the renowned columnist. He described him as an energetic, dogged and committed journalist and writer, who used his pen to expose ills in the society, especially criminal activities.

“I am particularly pained that we lost a fine gentleman and a writer, who can be described as the best crime reporter, whose exploits led to the bursting of crimes by security agencies.“He was a gem who touched lives positively in so many ways. He was always fighting for a just, egalitarian society, devoid of crime. He was my friend and I can never forget him,” the Governor said.

He said the deceased, a seasoned journalist, contributed immensely to the growth of the pen profession and will be greatly missed for his insightful write-ups.

While urging his family members, colleagues and the entire members of the pen profession to take solace in the fact that Agekamah lived an eventful and impactful lifet, Abiodun called on them to emulate his footsteps to ensure that he did not die in vain.


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