Ex-Champion Newspapers boss laid to rest


Chief Bob Ogbuagu

The remains of the former Managing Director of Champion Newspapers, Chief Bob Ogbuagu, were laid to rest on Saturday in his Umukabia country home in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia.

Ogbuagu, who died at the age of 92, was buried amidst a litany of tributes from relations, friends, business associates, corporate bodies as well as the Umukabia community and Methodist Church Nigeria.

In his tribute, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu described Ogbuagu’s death as a loss that was not only felt by his family members, community but also Abia, Nigeria and humanity.

Ikpeazu said that Ogbuagu touched many lives and thanked God “for his life of impact, service, honour and distinction.”

He further described him as “nobility personified”, adding that he was an outstanding gentleman, a leader and mentor, who “left gigantic footprints in various spheres of…

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