Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation
A former President of the Newspapers Proprietors of Nigeria( NPAN), Mallam Isa Funtua, is lifeless.
The shut ally of President Muhammadu Buhari died on Monday night time shortly after driving himself to a hospital.
Funtua, who was a former Minister within the Second Republic, reportedly felt unease at about 4pm.
The Nation learnt he didn’t take issues as a right and he drove himself to a hospital the place he died.
A supply stated: “It’s tough to substantiate what actually occurred however he misplaced the battle after attending to the hospital.
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“Some stated it was cardiac arrest however solely his docs can conform what went unsuitable. ”
An in-law to Buhari, the deceased can be buried on Tuesday.
Amongst early callers to his residence was a former Managing Director of the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN), Mallam Wada Maida.
Till his dying, he was one of the influential politicians and businessmen in Nigeria.
He had within the early 1980s established The Democrats, an all-colour newspaper which grew to become authoritative on political issues.
His building agency, Bulet, grew to become a family after developing the magnificent Workplace of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
He lately clarified he was not searching for to be Chief of Employees to Buhari or contest the Presidency in 2023.
Though prayers had been being supplied for repose of his soul at Shagari Mosque in Space 1 a part of Abuja, The Nation was reliably knowledgeable he can be buried by 1pm on Tuesday.