Tears as prominent northern governor loses younger brother

Tears as prominent northern governor loses younger brother

- Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state has lost his younger brother Shehu

- Shehu breathed his last on Tuesday, March 2, after a brief illness

- The deceased, according to the report, would be buried on Wednesday, March 3

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Shehu Bagudu, the immediate younger brother of the governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu, is dead.

The Nation reports that the special adviser to the governor on media, Yahaya Sarki, announced this in a statement on Tuesday, March 2.

Legit.ng gathered that he said the 55-year-old died on the evening of Tuesday, March 2, at a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.

According to the report, the funeral prayer would take place on Wednesday, March 3, at the National Mosque, Abuja, by 11: 00 am.

Tears as prominent northern governor loses younger brother
Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state lost his younger brother. Credit: @KBStGovt
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Emir of Kagara in Niger state, Alhaji Salihu Tanko, died.

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It was reported that the death of the emir was confirmed by a former senator, Shehu Sani, via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, March 2.

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state described the death of the monarch as a colossal loss to the Kagara Emirate and the North Central state in general.

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He said the late emir was known as a humble, patient, and peace-loving person who brought immense unity and progress to the Kagara Emirate.

The governor stated the late monarch would be missed and also prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest Salih Tanko was appointed as the 16th Chief of Tegina in 1971.

On January 1, 1982, he was appointed as the second chief of Kagara with a second-Class status to succeed Alh Ahmadu Attahiru who held the position until his death in November 1981.

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On November 1, 1991, Alh Salihu Tanko was promoted to the rank of a first-class Emir by the military governor of Niger state, Col Lawan Gwadabe.

In another report, the immediate past chief justice of the High Court of the Federation, Justice Abdul Kafarati, passed on.

Justice Kafarati, who was once the attorney-general of Bauchi state breathed his last on the evening of Thursday, February 25.

A family source announced Kafarati's death in a statement on Friday, February 26.


Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.

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