- Sokoto state is in mourning following the death of Aishatu Ahmad Bello
- Until her death, Aishatu was a widow of Ahmad Danbaba, the late Marafan of Sokoto
- According to the report, she died at the age of 75 after a brief illness at a Dubai hospital
A report by Daily Nigerian indicates that Aishatu Ahmadu Bello, the second daughter of the late premier of northern Nigeria and Sardauna of Sokoto, has died at the age of 75.
Legit.ng gathered that the deceased was a widow to the late Marafan Sokoto, Ahmad Danbaba.
According to the report, the deceased's son, Hassan Danbaba, confirmed the death to the newspaper, saying she died at a Dubai hospital after a brief illness.
Danbaba said arrangements are being made to fly her remains from Dubai for burial in Sokoto.
Aishatu's father was the first and only premier of northern Nigeria from 1954 to 1966 when he was killed in a military coup.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, explained that the late activist, Yinka Odumakin, helped him and the Afenifere group to let Nigerians understand the meaning of restructuring.
It was reported that Pa Adebanjo noted that because of this and his exemplary attitude as a young man made him compromise the Yoruba tradition that the old one must not be physically present in the activities organised for the burial of a younger one.
The Afenifere leader made this known on Thursday, April 22, during the lying-in-state and service of songs organised in honour of the late Afenifere spokesperson held at Police College, Lagos.
He added that he resolved to honour Yinka’s service to Nigeria and not his age, noting that he had witnessed many activists who started like the deceased but fell by the wayside.
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In another report, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday, April 22, condoled with the Itsekiri people in the state on the passing of their monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri.
Okowa told members of Olu of Warri Advisory Council, who visited him at Government House, Asaba, that the departed Olu was an epitome of peace who built bridges across ethnic divides in the country.
He stated that the late Ogiame contributed immensely to the peace and development of not only the Warri Kingdom but the state and the country.