IKENNA NDAGUBA: One of the best of Nigerian broadcasting

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This week, veteran broadcaster, Ikena Ndaguba died at 76; he had been sick for a while. It was his indisposition that stopped him from heading a committee I work in, which helps Radio Nigeria select awardees for its annual Excellence Awards. Oga Ikenna taught me News Reading at the Radio Nigeria Training School in 1978. He was simply one of the very best of his generation, who also mentored those of us who came behind. His diction was excellent and he made news reading a great pleasure and the ultimate professional performance, at a time when Radio Nigeria compared with its peers around the world.

Those were some of the best years of Nigerian life. May God give his family the fortitude to bear his passing.

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