Ghali Na’Abba, Nigeria’s ex-House of Reps Speaker, dies at 65

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Late Ghali Na’Abba

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By KEMI KASUMU

Former Speaker of the Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ghali Na’Abba, is dead.

Na’aba died in the early hours of Wednesday, aged 65.

Mr Ahmed Lawal, an aide to the deceased, who disclosed this to newsmen in Kano, said the former Nigeria’s number four citizen died in Abuja.

“The former Speaker died in the early hours of Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja,” he said.

Na’Abba represented Kano Municipal Federal Constituency and won election to the National Assembly on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in1999.

He became the Speaker of the House of Representatives after Salisu Buhari was forced out of the Assembly over certificate and age issues.

He left behind one wife, 10 children and three grandchildren.

“We are currently making arrangements to transport the corpse to Kano for burial today,” the aide said.


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