Breaking: Tony Momoh, Veteran Journalist, Former Minister Of Information, Is Dead
Prince Tony Momoh, a veteran journalist and former Minister of Information and Culture during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida in the 1980s, has passed away.
According to Vanguard, he died today, February 1 at age 81. However, the cause of his death was yet to be known.
Momoh was born on 27 April 1939 in Auchi, Edo state, of Edo origin. He was the 165th child of King Momoh I of Auchi.
He attended Government School Auchi (1949–1954) and Anglican School Okpe (1954). Momoh was Pupil Teacher at the Anglican School, Auchi (January–December 1955) and Headmaster at the Anglican School, Ubuneke, Ivbiaro, Owan Local Government (January 1958 – December 1959).
Momoh went to the Provincial Teachers Training College, Abudu, Edo State and Government Teachers College, Abraka in Western Region (1960–1961).
Later, while working at the Daily Times or on sabbatical, he attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (September 1964 – October 1966) where he earned a degree in Mass communication, and then the University of Lagos where he studied Law.
Momoh attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos (October 1974 – May 1975), and was called to the bar in June 1975.
More details to come.