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NIJ Mourns Isa Funtua



It is no longer news that Isa Funtua, a Nigerian statesman who served as a Federal Minister in the Second Nigerian Republic is dead and buried.

The late founding President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and former Managing Director of the Democrat Newspapers was buried on Tuesday at the Gudu Cemetery at Abuja after he died of cardiac arrest on Monday night at 78.

Before his death, he was the chairman board of governing council of Nigeria Institute of Journalism, a premier Monotechnic in Lagos.

The school that had been closed since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic was thrown into mourning as the school management described his death as a huge loss for the institution.

Aside from serving the country in different capacities, the veteran journalist was an astute businessman where he cultivated clients, business associates and friends who extended his interests beyond the normal scope of a businessman.

Meanwhile, the newly rebuilt Nigerian Institute of Journalism House, situated at Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, has been named ISMAILA ISA HOUSE to honour the life and times of Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua

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