ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Barry Alino on April 16, 2021
Great Inlaw and brother Emma, your passing came as a big surprise and shocking to all of us and that has broken our hearts.
Great guy, the first time I met Emma as my Inlaw, I kind of know he's a gentleman and he has equally treated everyone as such. We'll all miss your humility and beautiful smiles.
Posted by Sekinah Lawal on April 8, 2021
YOUR DEATH IS VERY VERY SHOCKING INDEED. You are such a highly respected and RESOURCEFUL professional.
Very jovial and down-to-earth.
May your very amiable soul continue to rest in peace and for the good Lord to give your family the fortitude to bear this great loss, AMEN. SO SO SAD INDEED . Hajia Sekinah Lawal, National Secretary, Network of Reproductive Health Journalists, Nigeria and former Chairperson, Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, Lagos State.
Posted by Oyeyemi G-Mustapha on April 8, 2021
Heaven gained a saint at your departure, Emma. Heaven will comfort all you departed from. Ever green memory you are.
Posted by Ibezim Dennis on April 7, 2021
It’s rare coming across great minds like Emma. You brought life to our club and everyone loved your initiatives and intuition. Our platform got daily educative press briefings on happenings around us. You were straight and very intelligent. Very sad at the thought you are no more.I will greatly miss your company dear Ekwueme. May God grant you peaceful rest
Posted by Chibuzo Ogike on April 6, 2021
Emma, it's still a shocking development.....Sunday we were together celebrating my bday,....Monday 5pm u got d award as shown in this picture... and 3 hours later your gone. GOD, have mercy, Father we submit to your will. Grant Ngozi and the children your divine grace to go through this....cos, its heavy....yes, heavy a load. Emma, so long friend....so long.
Posted by Elizabeth Kah on April 6, 2021
It saddens my heart to write this tribute, though we never met face to face but your contributions to Journalism and the Network are immense. My condolence to your immediate family may the Almighty God strengthen them through this hour if grief. May your soul continue to rest in peace. Adieu senior colleague.
Posted by Ferdinard Okwor on April 6, 2021
Oh Oga Emma,

Like the twinkling shiny star
You brightened everyone you met
Like an anchor in the mighty ocean
You gave hope to the most deprived
Like the good Samaritan
You rescued the helpless
And when you got to the finish line
You evaporated into tin air.

Like the ageless Pathfinder
You urged me on when I shared my
decision to chart a new path
And now you've left halfway.

Rest on in God's unfailing Arms Sir.
Till He comes for us who believe in Him.
Adieu Deh Emma.


Posted by Amaka Robert on April 6, 2021
You were one of us in d CNN chat group. With d few times u were with us, your impact was felt.
U left this world rather early but who are we to judge?
Rest on dear brother. Heaven has indeed gained a lovely soul.
Posted by JOY AKPAIDA on April 6, 2021
My weird friend. My genuine friend. Lol...I remember how we met. Ha! So I won't see you on earth again. Hummmmm...Thank you for checking up on me shortly before you left. I remember you telling me everything will be okay. Ogi Emma!! Am still in denial of your death and my heart is filled with many questions. So, who will take care of me when next am in Abuja? I ll miss you for sure. You are such an inspiration...my greatest challenge to higher heights. So this is it. Wow! Thank you for all the love and encouragement...Joy Akpaida-Monu (HOC Daar Benin).
Posted by Angel Okey-Ehieze on April 5, 2021
Dear uncle
    The news of your demise was a shock to me and I was mixed with so many emotions on why bad things always happen to good people ... I was so saddened by the fact that we had already started making plans for a lot of great things But as the say the lord knows best and I am consoled by the fact that you lived a good life and you always spoke and stood by the truth in everything you did in life ..... now that you have closed your eyes in deep sleep , please Rest with the Lord, Angels and Saints in heaven till we meet to path no more . We love you dearest uncle ...You are forever In our hearts.
                   From your own Angel
Posted by Kelechi Ifekoya on April 6, 2021
Emma Ugorji, it came as a shock that you have left us. You were a brother to me. You jokes difussed challenges. Your smiles and ambiance was secomd to none. You exude such a personality of enthusiasm and love. I will miss you Emma. I sincerely pray that Ngo and your children will find solace in God.
Posted by Bongiwe Miya on April 5, 2021
Gone too soon sir, we trust God to mend our broken hearts. I remember how you'll send messages of breaking news to us and also enquiring about our well being.
Your kind nature & warmth resonated within the family and will be dearly missed. Sleep peacefully and goodnight.

From
Bongiwe Ehieze
Posted by Kelly Tony on April 5, 2021
Gudnight oga emma as we your inlaw proudly called, your death came with a shock even this time i never believed that you are gone forever...my heart bleeds knowing the pains and agony you went through that unexpected accident before your demise. You are a good inlaw and a friend, i can't forget your visit to south africa sometime ago we crack jokes and merry 2geda, your just an easy going man....but death they say is inevitable just few weeks you celebrated your wife's birthday not knowing that uninvited mr.death is around the conner. Oga emma words alone cannot express your good will bcos for sure you touched somany lifes. our prayer goes to our sister and the children to soldier on. Gudnyt and rest on our great inlaw...Nze Tony Eze Ehieze.
Posted by Tochukwu Ehieze on April 4, 2021
Ehh!! Oga Emma, I am still trying to wrap my head around this uneasy and unusual new normal of the permanent absence of your physical presence from the family. I am shocked, devastated and speechless but knowing that you would like us to carry on from where you have stopped, we receive grace to soldier on in a bid to fulfilling some of your visions and upholding your enviable legacy. You were a good man and in-law, a loving husband and Father, a caring brother and friend. It is still very difficult to say bye but after almost a week since this sad tale was told, I now know that it is time to accept this sad reality. You will be sorely missed. Good night Oga Emma and rest on.
Posted by Ifeoma Ofili on April 4, 2021
Emma my brother and friend. I spoke with you just a few days before your unfortunate death. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I will not see you again. There was never a dull moment with Emma. Njakiri master. Brilliant journalist, loving husband and father. Emma was a friend indeed and always comes through when one is in need. You will surely be missed. Laa n’udo my brother!
Posted by Helen Akula on April 4, 2021
Oh Emma Ugoji! It still feels like a dream but again the owner of this Rose garden called earth has shown up to pick roses that have blossomed and ready..... We are sad to miss you but your time here is up to begin eternity with the father as you join the cloud of witnesses gone before... Rest on my brother till we meet again. May the Lord comfort Ngozi and the children with the comfort of the Holy spirit and give them peace that passes all understanding in Jesus name amen. I will always remember your love and kindness towards me all the years l have been friends with your wife. Rest on!
Posted by Oladimeji Fabiyi on April 2, 2021
Death is inevitable, when the giver, taker and owner of life calls for it, we practically can not do anything. Today, my dear friend, brother and Oga Emma Ugoji has bowed to that call, we can only ask the owner of life to give him eternal rest, to console the beautiful family he left behind and for us that are still alive to support his family. I will miss a jolly good friend, I will mis an embodiment of wisdom, strong character, humane and caring friend. Emma makes one appreciate his wife and family , a complete family man , a gentle man lover of humanity. I still ask why he had to leave us so soon, but no answers. Rest easy, rest on and sit on the right side of your Lord.
Adieu!!!
Posted by Yahaya Ibrahim Zango on April 2, 2021
I read, with sadness, the news of the sudden death of my dear friend and colleague, Emma Ugoji on March 29, 2021. I have known him for 20 years, beginning from October 2002 when I was deployed as Protocol Officer to serve in the Office of the then Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the State House Abuja. Our friendship took off almost instantaneously as we traverse the length and breadth of Nigeria, and indeed the world, as members of the Vice President’s Advanced Party.

Our friendship grew as our mutual service commitments shaped and bonded us together. We came to appreciate, respect and honor each other through it all. We were looking forward to giving everything we have to our country and to each other.

Emma may have completed his mission and fully delivered on his desire to give everything he had to the country he loves. But the task of making it the country he dreamed of is still to be realized. It behoves on us, his comrades-at-arms, to carry on from where he left so we can give appropriate honour to his memory.

There is no doubt that we have lost a rare gem whose vacuum will remain gaping for a very long time to come. May the soul of Emmanuel Ugoji Rest In Peace with his Lord. We pray that Almighty God will forgive his shortcomings and grant his family, and all of us, his dear friends, the fortitude and courage to bear the loss.
Posted by Chyke Chikwendu on March 31, 2021
Emma , the news of your demise was rather sudden . Wishing your family peace , comfort and strength at this difficult time. Rest in peace bro.
Posted by Teslim Olasupo on March 31, 2021
Oga Emma. It’s add to believe I will see you no more. You were such a great and enigmatic character. You found it easy to create peace where is a tension. You were frank with the truth and your judgement in all situations is sound and upright. Socially, you are a characterization of a cool guy: easy going and full of wit and style. As a man of tradition, you are an all-rounder Igbo man. You always come to mind any time I see Igbo men discussing their rich culture and tradition. The memories you left behind in our hearts we shall keep till our time is up too. You are dearly loved and even more missed. I pray to the Almighty to grant you eternal rest and heal the wonderful family that you left behind. Honestly, it’s tough to bid you good night.

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