Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, is dead.
Family sources said Nda-Isaiah, a pharmacist, died during a brief illness.
He was 58 years old.
Nda-Isaiah, who was born on May 1, 1962, was a former presidential aspirant with the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2015.
He trained as a Pharmacist at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and worked briefly at the Kano Specialist Hospital before moving to the General Hospital, Minna.
He was columnist with The Daily Trust newspaper as an Editorial Board member and worked as a committee member in the Kano State Government to revive The Triumph, a Kano owned newspaper.
In 2003, he headed Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign publicity committee. Nda-Isaiah in 2001 established the Leadership Newspaper Group.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Nda-Isaiah.
According to a statement from the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari described the late Publisher as “a friend and ally”.
Adesina stated: “The President condoles with the media fraternity, the Nda-Isaiah family, friends and associates of the deceased, saying ‘the country has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria.’
“He will be sorely missed. This is a massive fish gone out of the media ocean,” President Buhari further says of the pharmacist, renowned columnist, and one-time presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”