Nigerian journalist  Dele Agekameh passed on at 60

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Nigerian journalist,�Dele Agekameh is dead

, a well-regarded and author, has passed on at the age of 60.

Late Agekameh, a columnist for Premium Times and the Nation newspaper, passed on Friday night time in Lagos after battling renal dysfunction for seven years.

His first son, Fabian, a lawyer, confirmed the event saying his father was one other sufferer of Nigeria’s poor well being system that has killed many.

“He first found his kidney drawback someday in 2010. At the time, he was hypertensive and had a light case of diabetes. He went to India in 2012 for a surgical procedure to take away some kidney stones, which was profitable. However, he was suggested that he may want a kidney transplant as a long-lasting resolution.

“Later in 2012, he needed to start dialysis, which he did at least two instances per week and thrice when he might handle it. That routine grew to become a part of his life till he passed away by 9:05 pm on Friday, 11th of October.

“The earlier week, he went to Babcock University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) regarding problems with blood circulate throughout his dialysis periods, which had been a problem for a while. He had a follow-up go to at BUTH on Wednesday, two days earlier than he passed, throughout which a minor process was carried out and he was knowledgeable of the necessity for surgical procedure to clear a blockage round his neck space.

“On the morning of Friday the 11th, he proceeded to Kidney Solutions, off Adeniyi Jones in Ikeja as standard, however there was problem hooking him as much as the dialysis machines once more. A surgeon from Lagos University Teaching Hospital who had seen him previously was summoned instantly and he carried out what was thought of a minor process at the dialysis centre earlier than he suggested that dialysis should nonetheless happen. About one hour into the session, he grew to become too weak and drugs was administered, however his blood stress remained low.

“According to his assistant who was with him, round 5 pm, the decision was taken to switch him to a much bigger hospital. Several calls have been made for an ambulance to no avail till they determined to hook him as much as oxygen and transport him together with his private automotive. After preventing site visitors to get to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, there was one other situation getting him into the emergency ward, as nurses who have been ending their shift refused to take care of him, based mostly on the account of these with him.

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“They reportedly claimed that the doctor that could attend to him was busy and they should wait. He was still in his personal car, clinging to life when a doctor went out there to pronounce him dead. The doctor, one Dr Olufemi, claimed that he died on arrival. His driver and personal assistant insist he was still responsive after their arrival at LASUTH. He has been deposited at LASUTH morgue awaiting an autopsy.”

Late Agekameh was an award-winning senior who at numerous instances labored for Champion Newspaper, Newswatch Magazine and Tell Magazine. He left TELL in 2004 as Senior Associate Editor to arrange Quicklink International Network, publishers of The Capitol International Magazine.

Those who know him describe him as an brisk, dogged and dedicated journalist and author. He was maybe Nigeria’s finest crime, legislation enforcement and safety reporter with an intensive community of sources throughout the nation’s safety providers.

While in TELL, he broke many prime tales together with exposing the community of crossborder daredevil robbers terrorising Nigerians and snatching automobiles. That story led the police to arrest the infamous cross-border kingpin, Hamani Tijani. He received a collection of awards for that investigation. Despite his ill-health, Mr Agekameh struggled to take care of his weekly columns in The Nation and Premium Times each Wednesday.

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