Adieu: The man Sam Augustine Alfa Egwu, Leadership Correspondent, kogi state.
Sam Egwu was born in Awo-Akukunda village, Ankpa. Local Government Area in June, 1955. Had his Primary education at the Native Authority Primary School, in same community between 1963 and 1969.
He was at St. Charles College, Ankpa for his secondary education from January, 1972 to June, 1976.
He cut his journalism teeth with “The Message Newspaper”, the first community newspaper in Kogi State, run by Barr Joshua Igonoh in Idah, and moved on to Lagos in 1992 after his National Diploma in Journalism at the Nigeria Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Ogba, Lagos.
Egwu later joined Hallmark Newspapers as a sports reporter, under Late Emeka Obasi in Lagos and covered international sports tournaments in Algiers (Algeria) and Cairo (Egypt).
He left Lagos in 2004 for Lokoja where he joined Daily Trust Newspapers as Kogi State Correspondent.
The veteran journalist later moved to Peoples’ Daily Newspaper upon threats by the then government in power to truncate his career.
Elder Sam Egwu left the Peoples’ Daily after about two-year stint and anchored his ship of experience on the shores of Leadership Newspapers, his final stable, as Kogi State Correspondent in Lokoja before he answered the divine call.
Egwu will be buried on Friday at Awo-Akukunda, Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi after Lying In State at NUJ Press Center, Lokoja.