Huge Loss as Prominent House of Reps Member Dies after Winning Return Ticket ahead of 2023
- Nigeria's opposition party, PDP, has lost one of its prominent members in the House of Reps, Jude Ise-Idehen, to the cold hands of death
- Ise-Idehen until his death was the lawmaker representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in Edo state
- The opposition PDP lawmaker had won his party’s ticket to seek re-election in the 2023 general elections
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Jude Ise-Idehen, the lawmaker representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in Edo state at the House of Representatives, is dead.
He died in the early hours of Friday, July 1, according to sources cited by The Punch.
Legit.ng gathers that the chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu, confirmed the death.
The Nation reported that Kalu said he was still speaking with the Leadership of the House and may issue an official statement later.
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Ise-Idehen, a 52-year-old member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had won his party’s ticket to seek re-election in the 2023 general elections.
Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia
In another report, a Nigerian pilgrim, Hajiya Aisha Ahmad, died of illness in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, June 29.
Aisha Ahmad who was from the Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state died after a brief illness, according to Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, the executive secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board.
Al-Makura told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, June 29, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, that the deceased had no record of ailment before departing from Nigeria.
“The deceased had no medical history at the time of departure to the Holy Land and we are together in Madinah. The pilgrim took ill two days ago," he said.
Professor Femi Soyinka dies
In a similar development, Professor Femi Soyinka, the renowned researcher and former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has died at the age of 85.
Soyinka died in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo state, citing a statement by his family.
It was gathered that the deceased was the younger brother of Nobel laureate and professor of comparative literature, Wole Soyinka.