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Imo Lawmaker, Egwin Is Dead




Imo Lawmaker, Egwin Is Dead

The lawmaker representing Ideato North state constituency in the Imo House of Assembly, Arthur Egwim, has died.

In a statement on Tuesday signed by the House Speaker, Emeka Nduka (APC Ehime Mbano), Egwim died on Monday following some health-related issues.

The speaker described the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) lawmaker as “a ranking parliamentarian of note and a strong voice at the assembly.”

Nduka further noted that his death would create a vacuum in the house as he was one of the house’s “finest and best brains” and prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul.

Egwim was first elected into the eighth house in 2015. He had served as a chief whip of the house.

He contested the House of Representatives seat in the February 25 national assembly elections on the platform of APGA but failed.

Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff, General Diya Is Dead

The former Chief of State to the late dictator, General Sani Abacha, Oladipo Diya, a retired general, has died at the age of 78.

Naija News reports that this was made known in the early hours of Sunday by his family.

Oyesinmilola Diya, in a statement signed on behalf of the family, said the late general died today.

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Diya served as the chief of general staff to former head of state Sani Abacha between 1994 and 1997. He was arrested and sentenced to death for alleged treason in 1997 but regained freedom after Abacha died in 1998.