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Ex-minister of Police Affairs, Yakubu Lame, dies

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A former minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, has died at the age of 66.

Family sources said the former minister died on Sunday morning after protracted illness at Nizamiye Turkish Hospital, Abuja.

An aspirant for Bauchi State governor on the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the 2019 election, Mr Lame was a senator during the botched Third Republic in 1992.

He was appointed Senior Special Assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo in August 1999, and later appointed Minister of Police Affairs by President Umaru Yar’Adua in December 2008.

The funeral prayer of the late politician was expected to hold at National Mosque, Abuja at 10am on Sunday.

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