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Seven Things You Should Know About Tony Momoh


Veteran journalist and politician, Tony Momoh is dead. 

Below are seven things to know about the late Momoh:

1-Tony Momoh was the 165th child of King Momoh I of Auchi, Edo State.

2-His father had about 48 wives and 257 children between 1903 and 1944.

3-Tony Momoh whose name was initially Suleiman in 2016 revealed that he took his name Tony from Tony Enahoro of the old Western Region and Tony Oseni, who was the first Auchi man to become a graduate.

4-He was educated at Government School Auchi, the school his father had established at Auchi in 1922. 

5-He also attended Teacher Training College, Abraka, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, the University of Lagos, and the Nigerian Law School.

6-Tony was a journalist and later became a Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

7-He was awarded many honours, including fellowships of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, and the Advertising Council of Nigeria.

Loveth Ogedegbe: Monday, 1 February 2021 at 2/01/2021 11:31:00 pm


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