Remi Oyo passes on

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Oluremi Oyo, veteran journalist, editor and two-time managing director of The News Agency of Nigeria has died. She was aged 62.

She died yesterday in London, after a protracted illness, according to family sources.

The cause of death was not disclosed

Oyo, who also was special assistant, media to President Olusegun Obasanjo, was also President of the Guild of Editors and worked for many years with the International Press Service and the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

In April 2012, Pope Benedict XVI bestowed on her the honour of Papal Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

She is survived by her husband Vincent Oyo and children.

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