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President Buhari's in-law, Isa Funtua dies at 78 ~ Truth Reporters

21 July 2020   |   2:15 am

Founding Managing Director Democrat Newspaper and former President, Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua is dead.

He reportedly died Monday night after a protracted cardiac arrest and would be buried Tuesday according to Islamic rites.

Funtua was until his demise the life patron of NPAN and chairman of Bulet Construction Company.

Aged 78 years, the newspaper proprietor died in Abuja while undergoing routine medical check-up at an undisclosed hospital.

He reportedly suffered massive heart attack while undergoing the process.

He was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as his in-law.

His son, Abubakar, is married to the president’s daughter.

The relationship of both Funtua and Buhari dates back to the seventies when the duo were in the civil service and the military respectively.

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