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BREAKING: Ex-Speaker Ghali Na’Abba is dead

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Mr Ghali Umar Na”Abba, former Speaker of the House of Representatives is dead.

The lawmaker died in the wee hours of Wednesday at Abuja National Hospital following a brief illness, a family source said.

Mr Na’Abba was born into the family of Umar Na’Abba, a businessman in Tudun Wada, Kano City, on 27 September 1958.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979.

His early education was at Jakara Primary School, Kano where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969.

Abba was elected Member of the House of Representatives in 1999 from Kano State. He became the Speaker a few months after the inauguration of the House following the resignation of the then Speaker, Salisu Buhari, from the same Kano State, over certificate forgery scandal.

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