Nigeria, Jan. 19 -- A veteran journalist in Akwa Ibom State, Nnamnso Umoren, is dead.

Mr Umoren, 68, passed on in Uyo, November 14, his family said in a statement issued on Sunday.

The late Mr Umoren distinguished himself as a journalist, speechwriter to several governors and was a life coach.

He was the editor of the state-owned The Pioneer newspaper, the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akwa Ibom State, and a spokesperson for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, late Akpan Isemin.

He was also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations.

He was a permanent secretary in the Akwa Ibom State civil service and served in four ministries, including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Mini...