By Sharon Ngozi Nwabiani (Senior Correspondent, in Lagos)@ZikaSharon

The Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Lagos State Council Mourns the former Editor of Daily Times Newspapers and a former Minister of Information in General Ibrahim Babangida military regime, Prince Tony Momoh, at 81 years.

In a statement on Monday by the Council Chairman, Adeleye Ajayi, and Secretary, Tunde Olalere, the NUJ described late Prince Tony Momoh as an "erudite journalist who has contributed immensely to the advancement of journalism in both pre-independence and post-independence era". The NUJ said the "entire members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Council deeply mourn Prince Tony Momoh who passed on this evening at 81.

The Council NUJ however stated that "Momoh was a versatile journalist who will be remembered for two celebrated cases. The case of Tony Momoh Vs House of Representatives (1982) and Tony Momoh Vs Senate (1983). He served as Editor and Deputy General Manager of the Daily Times.

"Momoh served as a Minister of Information and Culture between 1986 and 1990. The former minister took giant strides in politics when he was appointed the Chairman, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). Momoh was also at one time a frontline member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)

"Until his death, he was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Prince Momoh will also be remembered for these achievements and other meritorious services to Nigeria. We pray that God will grant his family, friends, and the entire citizenry the fortitude to bear this big loss", the Lagos NUJ stated. NNL.

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