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10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by jarawa: 6:05am On Jul 11, 2020
Almost five months after the country confirmed its first case of the pandemic on February 27, 2020, a total of 30,748 cases have been recorded while 12,546 persons who had contracted the virus have been discharged and 689 deaths recorded, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCNC) daily update.

Confirmed cases have been on the increase despite the war waged against the pandemic by both federal and state governments. The country’s index, an Italian who returned from Milan, Italy, through the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos survived the virus. In line with medical ethics, the identities of persons who had contracted the virus and those who lost their lives to it are not made public by the NCDC.

Daily Trust Saturday reports that of the deaths recorded as a result of the pandemic, there are many politicians and influential personalities. However, only the statuses of few of them were made known to the public.

Since March 23 when the first death, involving a prominent person, a 67-year-old Suleiman Achimugu, an engineer and former managing director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), was recorded, prominent politicians including a former governor, ministers, lawmakers, party chieftains, among others, have lost their lives. Top among them was the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari.

Abba Kyari

It all started from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the country’s seat of power, when Kyari who was appointed Chief of Staff in August, 2015 by President Buhari tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24.

The 67-year-old presidential aide battled with the pandemic until April 17 when he succumbed to complications arising from it at the First Cardiology Consultants, a private hospital in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

He was buried at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja, on April 18. The late influential presidential aide was said to have contracted the virus in Germany, where he visited for talks with top officials of Siemens, a German energy firm, on issues around the power sector.

Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo

Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo (APC, Lagos East) reportedly died of coronavirus at the First Cardiology Consultants, the same hospital where Kyari died. Osinowo who was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly for 16 years, died on June 15 at the age of 64.

On Wednesday, the Senate held a valedictory session in his honour, where his colleagues extolled his heroic contribution to the development of the country’s democracy. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the late Osinowo left a very deep impression that he was a friendly, jovial and unassuming person, even though he accomplished so much.

Abiola Ajimobi

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, died on June 25 following complications arising from the pandemic at 70.

While battling with the virus, Ajimobi was declared as the acting chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of its estranged former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Between 2003 and 2007, Ajimobi under the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, served as Senator representing Oyo South.

In 2011, he won the Oyo State governorship election under the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was re-elected for a second term in 2015, making him the first governor in the history of Oyo State to complete a two-term in office.

Suleiman Adamu

On April 30, a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Suleiman Adamu died after a brief illness. It was days after his death that the sample taken from him returned positive for COVID-19. The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, confirmed that the deceased died from COVID-19 complications.

Governor Sule said: “The deceased was admitted at Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Keffi. He had symptoms of coronavirus, his sample was taken, but before it was out, he died and was buried. His result came out positive on Saturday (May 3).”

Two Borno lawmakers

Two members of the Borno State House of Assembly; Umar Audi Jauro and Wakil Bukar, were also said to have died of coronavirus pandemic in May.

Reports from the state quoted sources as confirming that the deceased lawmakers died due to the pandemic.

Shuaibu Danlami

A staff of Gombe Government House, Shuaibu Danlami, a director for special services and politics at the office of the SSG and a member of the state taskforce on COVID-19 died of the virus on May 31.

His death forced the state government to shut down the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the Government House Clinic for disinfection.

The chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce in Gombe, Professor Idris Mohammed confirmed that the deceased died of coronavirus.

Wahab Adegbenro

Ondo State Commissioner of Health, Wahab Adegbenro has died of COVID- 19 complications.

A family source told The Cable, an online news platform that Adegbenro died at the state’s infectious diseases hospital on July 2 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The late Adegbenro is a native of Ilara-Mokin, in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

Aminu Adisa Logun

Aminu Adisa Logun, was the Chief of staff to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State until Tuesday, July 7, when he died of COVID-19 complications.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, “Logun, an industrialist, a public intellectual, and an elder statesman, died Tuesday evening of complications from COVID-19. He died only a few hours after the test of his result returned positive.”

Daily Trust Saturday reports that a seven-day mourning declared in honour of the late Chief of Staff would end on Monday. Logun was a pioneer industrialist in Ilorin and an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos. He hailed from Ilorin, the state capital.

Tunde Buraimoh

The latest COVID-19 casualty in the political scene was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Buraimoh who died early hours of yesterday (Friday). The cause of his death was yet to be formally announced as at the time this report was filed but one of his colleagues said he died of COVID-19.

Buraimoh, a one-time Chairman of Kosofe Local Government was serving his second term in the legislative house and was the chairman, Committee on Information, Security and Strategy. Sources close to him said he might have contracted it from late the Senator Osinowo as he was one of his confidants. They were both political leaders in Lagos East Senatorial District especially Kosofe.

“We have been battling it for a while now before his sudden demise. It is so sad we eventually lost him. It is assumed he might have contracted the virus from the late Pepperito with whom you are much aware he was a close confidant, it is confirmed he died of COVID-19,” a lawmaker confirmed. The development, it was learnt, created fears and panic in the 40-member house.

Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/10-prominent-politicians-who-died-of-covid-19.html

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by helinues: 6:05am On Jul 11, 2020
Organise this thing now... undecided

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by ikaboy: 6:11am On Jul 11, 2020
Let the will of God take course.

May their souls find rest if deemed fit.

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by LegendAnselm(m): 6:11am On Jul 11, 2020
the list is not yet complete something hari, nibu, ole, etc is missing there

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by Flexherbal(m): 6:21am On Jul 11, 2020
May their souls rest in peace!

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by realstars: 6:21am On Jul 11, 2020
Dose It Means That They Have Not Been Upserving The Ruls And Guidlines? By Washing Of Hands, Useing Nose Mask, Or Keeping Distance? Or Is The Rules Not Working Again?
Infact This Corona Is Real
May God Help Us And May Their Souls RIP.

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by robinso01(m): 6:50am On Jul 11, 2020
Not a curse óò, but more to come from the politicians

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by eneji50(m): 6:52am On Jul 11, 2020
O 'God pls save the universe,remove the course dat man hv brought upon the earth.pls bless us.










@eneji50
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by Nobody: 7:34am On Jul 11, 2020
May God keep us o.

And may we be responsible too

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by SailorUgo(m): 12:00pm On Jul 11, 2020
There are only 2 honest people in Nigeria


1. Mr Amadike- He was my English teacher and later the principal of the school. I can vouch for him 100% that he was a man of integrity. At over 70 years old, he was very dedicated, punctual, believed in hard work. This man was a meticulous record keeper. He still had copies of lesson notes he used in the 60s and 70s. He was eager to learn new things and new ways of doing things. He believed in TREKKING. Baba will trek from his village to my school and will still arrive before every other person.

2. My mama - Person wey go hear say dem kill person for Sokoto, em go start to dey cry for East.








The rest, including those Thiefs listed up there can Bleep off..

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:00pm On Jul 11, 2020
robinso01:
Not a curse óò, but more to come from the politicians


Stop this pedestrian thoughts.

NOT A CURSE O, YOU MIGHT BE THE NEXT TO DIE OF COVID.


Are we politicians not people's father again?

How dare you wish us dead.

Nonsense undecided

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by jospepper(m): 12:00pm On Jul 11, 2020
May their souls rest in peace.
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by Raxxye(m): 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
Ok. Shebi they did the ones they knew how to do in the best way they knew how to do, whether they be good or bad.
Make their souls rest in peace!
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by sagytariustm: 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
How many times do we talk about this?
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by freshkpomo(m): 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
Hope you will also compile another list of Non prominent and ordinary citizens that's died if not Thunder will fire some o.. I nor call name... Happy weekend mah people.....


Together we can make Nigeria better


Nigerian youths drop your differences and unite.


God bless Nigeria.

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by solmus: 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
RIP to them
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by handsomeyinka(m): 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
Something must kill a man.
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by olumzzz(m): 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
Better awoof

Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by goshen26: 12:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
Ok
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by Righteousness89(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
Condolences to all their Families...

It's Just July 2020 and so many have Gone! If many of these men were told that they won't be alive by this time, they would never take it!

Some would have argued that they have all the Money and the Best of Medical care.. but Alas they are Now Past tense..

The Bitter Truth is that Many others will join them. It could be Me ! It could be you! But people Must join them..

There is really no Wahala in Death! As this Earth is not Home for any of us. We are only in transit here and we all Must go to our final abode.

Our Final abode are only 2. It's either Heaven or Hell! You Must Miss one!

If you Miss Heaven! You Cannot Miss Hell!

Only we the Living have the Privilege to decide! Once Life Goes, the right of decision goes!

If Heaven is your Target, You Must Have to Accept The KING of kings, JESUS Christ..

If the other is your target, then feel free to Live anyhow and do anyhow..


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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by HazzanTazzan(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
Regardless of who they were, what they did to and go Nigeria (whether good or bad), RIP to them

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by gunners160(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
First of all, none of this guys died of corona , they died of different and several heart complication issues.

Secondly , why are people wishing this wicked and heartless people RIP? to hell with them, I don't care. My RIP goes to that poor boy/ girl, that man/ woman who died because of poor infrastructure and health facilities ; RIP to you all

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by GboyegaD(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
May rheir souls find rest with their creator.

By the way, what makes them prominent? Did they alleviate the pains of the people or they aggravated it?

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by kestolove95(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
May all of Dem sleep well

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by igwechi1977(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
May God have mercy on us

But are we serious about fighting this Covid-19

RIP to the dead

Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by ojaysam25(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
Aba kyari 67yrs...nothing when all of them nor go see for hell fire..

Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by tundchip2: 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
Dem plenty
Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by ENGINEERG(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
WHAT OF THE LIST OF CLOSE TO 700 PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT PROMINENT, THEY ARE NOT PROMINENT WHEN ALIVE, SHOULDNT THEY BE PROMINENT IN DEATH..

OYA RELEASE THEIR LIST

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Re: 10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19 Disease In Nigeria by meobizy(f): 12:03pm On Jul 11, 2020
Yawn. This was on front page two days ago. If the disease didn't take them they'll still remain on their thrones, struggling with the young and able-bodied for resources.

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