- The emir of Daura, Umar Farouk has reportedly recovered from an illness which got him hospitalised
- The chief press secretary to the emir, Ibrahim Usman, said the first-class monarch would soon be discharged
- Usman expressed appreciation to Nigerians who offered prayers for the speedy recovery of the monarch
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The emir of Daura, Umar Farouk, who was recently rushed to hospital in critical condition over an undisclosed ailment has reportedly recovered and is waiting to be discharged any moment from now.
The chief press secretary to the emir, Ibrahim Usman, told the Tribune on Tuesday, May 12, that first-class monarch would soon be discharged by his doctors.
"We are waiting for the doctors to come and discharge him any moment from now," Usman said.
The official dismissed the rumour that emir tested positive to COVID-19. He said the emir has been managing high blood pressure for many years.
The chief press secretary expressed appreciation to Nigerians who offered prayers for the speedy recovery of the first class monarch.
In another news, a prominent northern leader and 16th president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa, is dead. Daily Trust reports that he died on Monday, May 11, in Kano at the age of 71.
Legit.ng gathered that he was a renowned Nigerian engineer and distinguished Abusite, who was the first person from the northern part of Nigeria to head the respected engineering body.
The deceased was born on April 15, 1949, in Gwale local government in Kano city, and had his primary education at Kofar Kudu Junior Primary School, Emir’s palace, Kano from 1956 to 1959, and at Gwale Senior Primary School, Kano 1960-1962.
Meanwhile, barely one week after a lawmaker who represented Nasarawa Central at the state House of Assembly, Sule Adamu, died of coronavirus pandemic, another member, Isa Muhammad Bello, has been reportedly hospitalised.
The Nation reports that Bello was said to have been placed on isolation for displaying suspected COVID-19 symptoms.
Legit.ng gathered that the report indicated that the lawmaker was rushed to an isolation centre at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia from his residence.
The newspaper further noted that the state commissioner for health, Muhammad Ahmad Yahaya said: “Governor Abdullahi Sule will brief the press later.
It was later stated that 21 of out the samples of 23 House members tested negative.
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