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Prince Tony Momoh, a Nigerian journalist, lawyer and politician has died.

The late Momoh was Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture (1986–1990) during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Born on 27 April 1939 in Auchi, Edo state, he was the 165th child of the legendary King Momoh 1 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).

He 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.

He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos (October 1974 – May 1975), and was called to the bar in June 1975.

The former National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change passed on today, February 1, 2021.

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