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BREAKING NEWS: Former Minister, Mama Taraba Is Dead, Aged 61

  • A former Minister of women’s affairs under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Mama Taraba Is dead
  • Mama Taraba, whose real name is Aisha Jummai Alhassan died at the age of 61 at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt

Punch newspaper reported on the demise of the popular politician nicknamed Mama Taraba

The late Aisha Jummai Alhassan was once in All Progressives Congress (APC), where he later moved to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and then United Democratic Party (UDP).

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Mama Taraba was a governorship candidate under the platforms of APC in 2015 and UDP in 2019 respectively, where she lost to incumbent governor, Darius Ishaku of the PDP.

“Mama (Al-Hassan) died in a hospital today in Cairo. We will miss her,” a former aide to Al-Hassan, who pleaded anonymity, said on the telephone to Punch newspaper.

Officials of the PDP in Taraba state also confirmed her death to one of Punch correspondents

The Nigerian political space has lost an astute politician in the person of Mama Taraba.

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