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Ex-Minister, Mahmud Tukur, dies in Abuja

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A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has died in the early hours of Friday.

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Close family members confirmed the death to Daily Trust.

According to the report, Mr Tukur died from an undisclosed ailment at a hospital in Abuja.

“His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said.

He was the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and also a former director of Cadbury Nigeria.

Mr Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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