July 23, 2024

Amaku, Daily Times ex-City Editor, dies at 86


A one time city Editor of Daily Times newspapers in the 1970s, High Chief Sampson Iheanyi Amaku is dead.

Amaku, popularly known as (Sampen) passed away last week at the age of 86, after a brief illness.

The late veteran journalist hailed from Eziama Ancient Kingdom, in lsiala Mbano Local government Area of lmo State.

This was contained in a statement signed by his family members, Mrs Comfort Amaku and Mr Henry Amaku.

He was the state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in the defunct East central state council.

During his regime as chairman, the then Administrator of East Central state, Ajie Ukpabi Asika, donated the present NUJ Press Centre, Enugu, and the entire outer space of the building to the state council.



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