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Second Republic lawmaker, Sidi Ali is dead


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A two-term member of the Federal House of Representatives in the Second Republic, Sidi Ali, has died at the age of 86.

The late politician, who represented Dambatta Constituency on the platform of Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, died on Thursday.

Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker announced the development in a post on his official Facebook page on Thursday night.

He said, “I received the sad news of the demise of renowned

“Elderstateman, Author, Journalist, Politician and Historian Alhaji SIDI ALI.

“Apart from Tafawa Balewa and Sardauna of Sokoto, no other Northerner was closely known by historic figures and world leaders in the 60s and 70s, like the Late SIDI.

“The late elderstatesman was personally known by President JF Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcom X, Muhammad Ali, Kwame Nkrumah and many others.

“The late Sidi Ali was a human library and a prolific writer.

“He was one man who can recall every event that happened in Nigeria’s history from independence till date.

“A great loss. My condolences to his family and the good people of Kano State.

“May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi,Amin.

The veteran journalist was the father of the recently appointed spokesperson of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Hakama Sidi Ali.

Ali had worked at the Nigerian International Press Centre, Ministry of Information and National Broadcasting Commission, among others.



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