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Ray Ekpu loses wife

Legendary journalist, Ray Ekpu, has announced the news of the passing of his wife, Uyai Ekpu.

Ray Ekpu disclosed to the press in a statement he signed on Wednesday.

Mrs. Ekpu, aged 73, died on April 21, following a brief illness.

The statement read, “Uyai was a distinguished staff member of the Centre for Management Development (CMD), where she served until her retirement in 2011 as an Acting Director in the Management Education and Training Department.

“Uyai was a scholar of remarkable achievements, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu State.

“Additionally, she earned diplomas from the Maastricht School of Management and the Ghana Institute of Management and Personnel Administration, Ghana.

“Uyai epitomised the virtues of family, community service, and inclusivity. Her life was characterised by a deep-rooted compassion and devotion to God.”

“Uyai is survived by her husband, Ray Ekpu, and three children: Elu Ray Mbakwe, Mfoniso Ray Ekpu, and Edikan Ray Osho.

“She leaves behind six grandchildren, as well as her elder sister, Eneanwan Inyang, a retired educator, and a multitude of other relatives.”

Ekpu, who was Editor-in-chief and Chief Executive Officer of Newswatch Magazine, said details regarding the funeral arrangements for his wife would be communicated in due course.

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