Former governor, Idongesit Nkanga, reportedly dies in hospital

Former governor, Idongesit Nkanga, reportedly dies in hospital

- Another prominent Nigerian has died of unexplained circumstances

- The death of Idongesit Nkanga, a former governor, has come as a surprise to many citizens

- Nigeria has witnessed some high profile deaths amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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A former military governor of Akwa Ibom state, Idongesit Nkanga has reportedly died of an undisclosed ailment.

Nkanga who was the chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) reportedly died on Thursday, December 24, in a hospital.

Former governor, Idongesit Nkanga, reportedly dies in hospital
Nkanga was very vocal in the campaign for the development of the Niger Delta region. Photo: @Donseph
Source: Twitter

A political associate and a family member of the late governor confirmed the incident to Premium Times.

The late Nkanga was Akwa Ibom governor during Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime. He retired as an air commodore in the Nigerian Airforce.

In another tragic incident, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, the father of a former governor of Kano state is dead, according to emerging reports.

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The patriarch reportedly died on Friday morning, December 25, at the age of 93, PM News reported.

His son, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, confirmed the demise of his father in a statement through his private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali.

To health news, recent data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) may have confirmed the fears of the federal government that the country is experiencing a second of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health agency in a tweet on Thursday, December 24, confirmed 1041 new cases of the virus in Nigeria.

The NCDC disclosed that the new cases were found in 23 states, with Lagos recording the highest number of infections.

Meanwhile, another new variant of the coronavirus different from other discovered types of the disease appears to have been detected in Nigeria.

According to Al Jazeera, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), made the disclosure on Thursday, December 24

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John Nkengasong, the head of the Africa CDC, said the new variant is not similar to the type discovered in the UK and South Africa.

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