Senator Abubakar Abdulazeez Ibrahim is dead




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A former member of the Nigerian Senate, Abubakar Abdulazeez Ibrahim is dead.

The late Abdulazeez was the younger brother of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, alias Mama Taraba, ex-Minister of Women Affairs, who died in May

According to Daily Trust, he died in house in Jalingo after a brief illness, on Tuesday.

Aged 64, he was elected twice into the Senate, and represented Taraba central senatorial zone between 1999 and 2007.

He was also a two-time gubernatorial candidate in the state.

The deceased read Engineering and Business Administration at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He was the proprietor of Ibramiyya and Secondary Schools and Peacock College of Education in Jalingo.

According to a statement from family, funeral prayers will be conducted at 1.30 pm at the palace of of Muri.

The funeral prayers for deceased sister held at the same place.

He will be buried at Jika da Fari ground, where late Jummai was also buried.