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Ismaila Isa Funtua is dead

Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, is dead, the influential media leader and associate of President Muhammadu Buhari died yesterday, Monday at the age of 78.

According to VanguardNGR, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua suffered a massive heart-attack during the medical check up.

The founding Managing Director of Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), died of cardiac arrest.

A presidential aide, who did not want to be named, also confirmed the death of Funtua, saying a statement would be issued soon.

In a tweet, Bashir Ahmad, another aide of the president, expressed regrets over the incident

“Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un! Just heard about Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua’s sudden death. This life! May Allah accept his soul, forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannah al-Firdaus,” he tweeted.

He was life patron of Newspaper’s Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and Chairman of Bulet Construction company.

He will be buried according to Islamic rites today, Tuesday.

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