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General News of Friday, 19 February 2021


Ex-Vice Presidential candidate, Junaid Mohammed dies

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, is dead. He died in his home in Kano on Thursday.

One of his sons who confirmed his death to THISDAY said Mohammed died at an Isolation Centre in Kano.

He however said his father tested negative to COVID-19.

THISDAY gathered that his corpse would be received by the family for burial on Friday.

The Soviet-trained medical doctor was elected to the National Assembly in 1979 on the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party.

The late Mohammed, who was Second Republic Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, was a critic of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Junaid Mohammed served as the vice-presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), for the 2019 elections.

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