Breaking news: Maitama Sule is dead

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Late Maitama Sule

Former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Yusuf Maitama Sule, is dead.

He died in the early hours of Monday at  a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. Where he was receiving treatment

The 88 years old former minister was flown to the Egyptian hospital on Saturday.

The Danmasanin Kano was minister of mines and power during the first republic administration of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and was minister for national guidance in 1983.

In 1976, his former student, Murtala Mohammed, appointed him to head a newly established ombudsman body, Public Complaints Commission.

He will be buried today in Kano at 4,pm according to Islamic rite

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