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Umaru Dikko is dead

Umaru Dikko

A prominent northern politician and Minister of Transportation during the Second Republic, Umaru Dikko, is dead.

Dikko, 78, who died early Tuesday in a London hospital, has been sick for “quite some time” and suffered three strokes in a row, according to family member.

The late Dikko served in the regime of Shehu Shagari and narrowly missed been crated back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom by the regime of retire General Muhammadu Buhari which wanted it to answer corruption charges.

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