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BREAKING NEWS: Another CONFAB Delegate Dead



Another delegate, Professor Muhammad Nur Alkali in the on-going National Conference in Abuja is dead.
The news of his death was revealed in a statement released by the confab’s secretariat.
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The Secretariat of the National Conference on Saturday morning received with great grief the sad news of the demise of Professor Muhammad Nur Alkali, who was one of the six delegates representing the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) at the 2014 National Conference in Abuja.
Professor Alkali died in his residence in Maiduguri on the night of Friday, August 1, 2014. He was 68 years old.
A Professor of History and two-term Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (1985 – 1992), the late Mr. Alkali was Director General of the Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee under the administration of General Sani Abacha. More recently, he was a member of the Committee on Insecurity in the North East (The Boko Haram Committee)
He will be buried later today, Saturday, August 2, 2014, in Maiduguri.
The Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, feels deeply distressed by this sad development and on behalf of the Conference Secretariat and Delegates, has expressed his deep condolences to the family of the late Professor, and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, the platform which Alkali represented at the Conference. Justice kutigi prays the Almighty receives his spirit and grants his soul sweet repose.
Akpandem James
Assistant Secretary, media and communication
Professor Alkali’s death is coming on the heels of the death of some other delegates.
On June 7, 2014, Dora Akunyili, a delegate representing Anambra died after a battle with Cancer.
It would be recalled in March it was reported in May 2014, that a delegate from Kaduna state and an elder statesmen in the ongoing National Conference, Dr Mohammed Jumare, died on May 5 in Abuja.
In March 2014, another delegate from Bauchi, a retired police Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Hamma Misau died on March 27 at the National Hospital in Abuja

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