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Isa Funtua, Buhari’s Close Associate, Is Dead



Ismaila Isa Funtua, a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, has died after a brief illness on Monday.

He died in Abuja while undergoing routine medical check-up at 78.

Mallam Funtua reportedly suffered a massive heart-attack during the medical check up, Vanguard reports.

He was the founding Managing Director of Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).

Mallam Funtua was life patron of Newspaper’s Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and Chairman of Bulet Construcion company.

He will be buried according to Islamic rites Tuesday.

More details to come.

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