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Ubabukoh family releases burial plans for late veteran journalist Ifeanyi John

Late Ifeanyi John Ubabukoh

*The Ubabukoh family of Ngo Village, in Igbo-Ukwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, announces April 25, 2024, for the burial of late Ifeanyi John Ubabukoh, columnist and ex-Chairman, Editorial Board of Champion Newspapers

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The Ubabukoh family of Ngo Village, in Igbo-Ukwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, has announced April 25, 2024 as the burial date for their patriarch, brother and uncle, Mr. Ifeanyi John Ubabukoh, who died February 14, 2024.

The deceased was a columnist and former Chairman of the Editorial Board, Champion Newspapers.

Late Ifeanyi Ubabukoh had worked with The Mail, where he edited both the Sunday and daily editions of the newspaper.

The frontline journalist enriched his resume at the National Concord, where he rose from the position of Chief Correspondent to News Editor of the publication.

As part of the pioneer staff of New Nation, Ubabukoh’s dexterity earned him special bonus twice from the Publisher, Gbolabo Ogunsawo, and promotion from Features Writer to Features Editor.

Upon retiring from Champion Newspapers, he also served as Senior Special Assistant on Communication to then Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi, between June 2009 and June 2012.

According to a statement by his son, Mr Ozioma Ubabukoh, on behalf of the family, there will be a Service of Songs on Wednesday, April 24 this year, at the late journalist’s residence (John Ubabukoh’s compound) in Ngo Village.

The remains, the statement added, will leave Apex Mortuary, Igbo-Ukwu, Thursday, April 25 for lying-in-state at Ubabukoh’s compound in Ngo.

“Funeral service will commence by 10a.m. and interment will take place by noon at Ubabukoh’s compound,” he stated.

Ozioma Ubabukoh, who is the Principal Consultant at Plexus Media Interlinks (Plexus), a brand management consulting firm, and spokesperson to former presidential candidate, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, said his late father would be remembered for his engaging wit, humility and generosity, regretting that “death called him when his wealth of knowledge and experience was mostly needed.”

The late Ubabukoh is survived by his wife, sons, daughters, in-laws, siblings, grandchildren, and other relations, he noted.

The family as well disclosed the Outing Service for the patriarch would hold Sunday, April 28 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Igbo-Ukwu.

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