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Monday, 20 July 2020

Ismaila Isa Funtua, Buhari’s Ally Is Dead, Burial Tomorrow

Ismaila Isa Funtua, Buhari’s Ally Is Dead, Burial Tomorrow

Founding Managing Director of Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, is dead.

He died of cardiac arrest Monday night.

His death comes three months after that of Abba Kyari, former chief of staff to the president.

Funtua and Kyari were very close to the president.

Like Buhari, Funtua hailed from Katsina state.

One of his sons is married to one of the president’s daughters.

He was life patron of Newspaper’s Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and Chairman of Bulet Construcion company.

He will be buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday in the Federal capital city.

Funtua, a businessman and a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari was chairman of Bulet Construction, which built the Federal Secretariat in Abuja.

Despite closing his newspaper, he remained committed to the print media and a defender of media freedom.

He was life patron of Newspaper’s Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).

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