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Peter Enahoro, a Nigerian journalist, is dead

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Peter Enahoro, a Nigerian journalist, died at the age of 88.

Mr Enahoro, well known by his pen name Peter Pan, was a novelist, businessman, and columnist for the New African magazine.

According to various persons aware with his death, he died on Monday in London.

Born from a family of ten children, Mr Enahoro began his media career in 1954 as an Assistant Publicity Officer at what is now known as the Federal Ministry of Information.

He later joined the Daily Times as a sub-editor at the age of 20 in 1955, before becoming Assistant District Manager at Rediffusion Services, Ibadan, in 1957.

At the age of 23, he became Editor of the Nigerian Sunday Times, then Features Editor of the Daily Times in 1958, Editor of the Daily Times in 1962, Group Editorial Adviser of the Daily Times in 1965, and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Times in 1966.

Mr Enahoro went into self-imposed exile in the 1960s, which lasted 13 years.

From 1966 to 1976, he worked as a Contributing Editor for Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, Germany, and as Africa Editor for National Zeitung in Basel, Switzerland, before becoming the Editorial Director of New African magazine in London in 1978.

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