- Wednesday, May 6, was definitely a sad day for the Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
- This was the day when the university lost a prominent professor, Monsuru Emiola
- Emiola, a dedicated Muslim from Oyo state, died of a brief illness
Kano state has lost a prominent professor, Monsuru Emiola, a lecturer of the Bayero University, Kano (BUK) who died on Wednesday, May 6.
Until his death that resulted from a brief illness, Emiola was a senior lecturer with the Physical and Health Education Department, Faculty of Education.
An indigene of Oyo state, the late professor was a devout Muslim, The Nation reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a top counsellor in the Kano emirate, Professor Isa Hashim, who was also the Jarman Kano, had been announced dead a deteriorating health condition.
Hashi was said to have died at the early hours of Sunday, May 3, a deteriorating health condition. The traditional leader at a time in his life was a professor of Political Science was a senior lecturer with Bayero University Kano.
An aid who works at the emirate council, Tijani Sarki, revealed to journalists that the deceased's burial will take place on Sunday in line with Islamic rites following funeral prayers for him at the Emir's palace.
Legit.ng also gathered that Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state on Sunday, May 3, in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.
Sule, while briefing newsmen, said the closure would enable the state government trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker had in recent times.
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“The speaker and all members of the Assembly have agreed to be isolated and their samples have been taken for COVID-19 test,’’ the governor said.
The victim, who was the first casualty from the novel virus in the state, died on Thursday in Keffi. “Before the result could return, the member had died and his remains buried according to Islamic rights in Nasarawa local government area.
“The member participated in all the Assembly sittings, a development which has complicated our situation,” he said.
The governor said the state currently has recorded eight active COVID-19 cases and one death from the virus.
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