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Former Nigeria attorney-general Ibrahim dies


A former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, has died.

Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, served as minister of transport and aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, reportedly died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.


Ibrahim, a native of Kogi State, served as the AGF of the military regime of Abdusalami Abubakar, an army general, that handed over to the civilian administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

He also served as the minister of education, science and technology before his appointment as AGF.

Ibrahim was the latest among former and serving top government personalities who lost their lives to COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The chief of staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, former Oyo State governor Abiola Ajimobi, former Senator Buruji Kashami, Senator Bayo Oshinowo, Lagos lawmaker Tunde Braimoh and some other politicians have died from COVID-19 complications.

The first case of the virus in Nigeria was confirmed in February 2020.

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