JUST IN: Nigerian Journalist, Dele Agekameh Is Dead
Dele Agekameh, a well-regarded Nigerian journalist and writer, has passed on at the age of 60.Late Agekameh, a columnist for Premium Times and the Nation newspaper, passed on Friday night in Lagos after battling renal disorder for seven years.
His first son, Fabian, a lawyer, confirmed the development saying his father was another victim of Nigeria’s poor health system that has killed many.
“He first discovered his kidney problem sometime in 2010. At the time, he was hypertensive and had a mild case of diabetes. He went to India in 2012 for a surgery to remove some kidney stones, which was successful. However, he was advised that he might need a kidney transplant as a lasting solution.
“Later in 2012, he had to begin dialysis, which he did at least two times a week and three times when he could manage it. That routine became part of his life until he passed away by 9:05 pm on Friday, 11th of October.