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Confab Delegate Dies In Maiduguri

TRAGEDY has once more befallen the National Conference holding in Abuja but currently on break, following the death of Prof. Muhammad Nur Alkali (CON), the fourth delegate to die since the conference was inaugurated on March 17 by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Prof. Muhammad Nur Alkali’s death was announced in a statement Saturday by the Assistant Secretary, Media and Communication of the National Conference, Mr. Akpandem James.

   James said in a statement: “The Secretariat of the National Conference on Saturday morning received with great grief the sad news of the demise of Professor Muhammad Nur Alkali, who was one of the six delegates representing the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) at the 2014 National Conference in Abuja.”

Professor Alkali died in his residence in Maiduguri on the night of Friday, August 1, 2014. He was 68 years old.

Speaking on Alkali's demise, one of his colleagues at the conference, Dr. Garba Abari, described it as very shocking. Abari, who sits just some few rolls next to Alkali at the conference, was also a colleague to the deceased at the University of Maiduguri. 

A Professor of History and two-term Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (1985 – 1992), the late Alkali was Director General of the Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee under the administration of
General Sani Abacha.

More recently, he was a member of the Committee on Insecurity in the North East (The Boko Haram Committee).
He will be buried later today, Saturday, August 2, 2014, in Maiduguri.

Source: The Guardian
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