Just In: Leadership Newspaper Boss Sam Nda-Isaiah, Dies at 58

Admin 12-Dec-2020 Nigeria_News

Olayemi Esan, Abuja

The publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is dead. He died at the age of 58.

Sources told AbujaCityJournal that he passed on at about 10.00pm on Friday after complaining of feeling unwell. 

Our source also disclosed that, he died of COVID-19 complications. 

Reports say, Nda-Isaiah had attended the meeting of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) last week in Lagos. 

He was born on May 1st, 1962. 

The Niger State-born pharmacist attended the University of Ife and once aspired to be president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 election.

In 2015, he alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Governor Rochas Okorocha and former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso among others lost the ticket to  Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) who later won the election by beating the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan.

As of the time of filing this report, the deceased’s family and the Leadership newspaper have yet to issue a statement on his death. 

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has Condoled with the media fraternity, the Nda-Isaiah family, friends and associates of the deceased, saying “the country has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria.”

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