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Maitama Sule Former Minister dies in Egypt

The former minister died in a Cairo Hospital, Egypt this morning.

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Late Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule

(Daily Trust)

Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule, a former Minister for National Guidance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has died.

According to a report by Leadership, the former minister, who was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria in 1979, died in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt this morning.

Maitama, an acclaimed diplomat, was made Minister for National Guidance by President Shehu Shagari in 1983 in the president's bid to tackle corruption in government.

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