Shehu Malami, Former Nigerian High Commissioner To S’Africa, Is Dead
The former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Shehu Malami, is dead, aged 85.
Malami died in Cairo, Egypt, after a brief illness, Daily Trust learnt.
Malami, who marked his 80th birthday in 2017 with a presentation of a book entitled: “Shehu Malami: A Prince of the Caliphate. Selected speeches and commentaries,” was highly respected among the elite.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday described the death of Sokoto Prince, businessman and former Sarkin Sudan of Wurno, (a senior title in the Sultanate) was “sad and shocking.”
The president in a statement by his, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said, “This is such shocking and sad news. I am absolutely stunned to hear this. It is another reminder of how fragile life is.
Money Laundering: Labour Party May Change Okupe As Obi’s Campaign DG
There are indications that the Labour Party (LP) may replace Doyin Okupe as the Director-General of its 2023 Presidential Campaign Council, Channels Television has learnt.
An impeccable source within the party, who spoke exclusively with Channels Television on Monday, confirmed that talks are already ongoing to replace Okupe.
The source, however, said the decision will be jointly taken by all concerned including Okupe himself.
Although he declined to mention possible replacements, feelers have former presidential aide, Akin Oshuntokun as a front runner to take Okupe’s position.
Okupe was earlier on Monday found guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Source: Channels TV