Sam Nda-Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership newspapers, has died at the age of 58.
According to reports, Late Ndah-Isiah died on Friday night, December 11, after a brief illness.
Born in 1962 in Minna, Niger State, Nda-Isaiah, who held the traditional title of Kakaki Nupe, studied Pharmacy at Obafemi Awolowo University.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he was one of the party’s presidential aspirants for the 2015 election.
He alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Governor Rochas Okorocha and former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso among others lost the ticket to President Buhari who later won the election after defeating PDP’s Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the media fraternity, the Nda-Isaiah family, friends and associates of the deceased.
In a statement released by his media adviser, Femi Adesina, President Buhari described Nda-Isaiah as “a friend and ally.”
He also said “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.”