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BREAKING: Sam Nda-Isaiah dies at 58

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The publisher of Leadership newspapers and fiery columnist, Sam Nda-Isiah, has died at the age of 58.

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Although details of the death are sketchy, family sources confirmed to DAILY NIGERIAN that he died around 11pm on Friday of suspected COVID-19.

In a statement by Femi Adesina, spokesman for the presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari described him as “a friend and ally.”

The president condoles 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.”

Born in 1962 in Minna, Niger State, Mr Nda-Isaiah, who held the traditional title of Kakaki Nupe, studied Pharmacy at Obafemi Awolowo University.

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He wrote the famous Monday Backpage column in Daily Trust before establishing Leadership Newspaper Group in 2001, and shifted to it to his medium.

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