One of Nigeria’s renowned columnists and veteran of the journalism profession, Peter Enahoro, popularly known as “Peter Pan”, is dead. He was aged 88.
According to available information, Enahoro, born January 21, 1935, died in London, United Kingdom on Sunday.
Enahoro who was also an author, businessman and publisher, was known by the pen name “Peter Pan” because of his popular column in New African magazine.
The development was announced in a terse statement by Nigeria’s foremost female journalist, Ms Bunmi Sofola.
The statement read in part, “Regret to announce the passing on of our iconic journalist Peter Enahoro “Peter Pan” today in London at the age of 88. RIP.
“Also known by the pen name of “Peter Pan” because of his popular column in New African magazine under that name. He has been described as ‘perhaps Africa’s best-known international journalist’”.
Born January 21, 1935, Enahoro was a journalist, author, businessman and publisher.
The deceased columnist is one of the pioneers of Nigerian journalism and became editor of the Daily Times at a young age.
Enahoro attended the prestigious Government College, Ughelli (in present-day Delta State), and was a contemporary of the famous poet and Africa’s first professor of English, JP Clark.