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Remains of late Kure arrive Minna, burial holds Wednesday

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello,  on Tuesday night received the remains of former Governor Abdulkadir Kure at the Minna International Airport.
The body arrived Minna International Airport at about 8.27 pm in a chartered plane with registration number, 5N-FCT. The body earlier arrived Abuja from Germany at about 7:15pm on Tuesday,  accompanied by his wife Senator Zaynab Kure and Hon. Umar Bago.
Mr. Bello was joined by former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, the immediate past governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu, former feputy governor, Shem Zagbayi, former Deputy Governor Ahmed Ibeto, Emirs of Minna (Alhaji Dr Umar Farouk Bahago), Lapai( Etsu, Engr Umar Bago Tafida) and Agaie (Etsu, Mallam Yusuf Nuhu).
Also at the airport to receive the body of the late Kure were Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Ketso, Senator Mustapha Mohammed, Hon. Ibrahim Ebbo, Hon. Bashir Logogomo,  leaders across various political parties,  children, friends and relations.
Those who accompanied the remains of the late governor  include,  his wife, Senator Zainab Kure,  Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim Babangida, Honourable Umar Bago, and Major General Dikko.
The Janaiza prayer will hold by 12 noon on Wednesday at Minna Eid Praying Ground. This is to be followed by 3 days fidau prayer at Minna Central Mosque.
A work-free day had earlier been declared  to enable Nigerlites accord the former governor a befitting burial.
The late former governor Abdulkadir Kure who died last Sunday at a German hospital, would be buried tomorrow.
He was 61 and left his wife, Senator Zainab Abdulkadir Kure and six children.
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