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JUST IN: Former Borno gov Alhaji Goni dies after brief illness

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The former governor of Borno state, Alhaji Muhammad Goni is dead.


He died on Wednesday after a brief illness, according to a source.

Goni was a retired civil servant who was Governor of Borno State from 1979–1983 in the Nigerian Second Republic.



Mohammed Goni was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno State.

He attended Maiduguri Middle School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63) and the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he gained a BA (Administration), specialising in international affairs.

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