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Founding Managing Director of Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, is dead. He died of cardiac arrest Monday night.
He was life patron of Newspaper’s Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and Chairman of Bulet Construcion company.
He was considered one of Nigeria’s top 100 richest men as of 2018. Funtua is very well known within the political and billionaire circle in Nigeria.
He once served as Minister for Water Resources under then president Shagari.
He will be buried according to Islamic rites Tuesday.