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How Ex-Reps Speaker Ghali Na’Abba Died At Abuja Hospital



Late Ex-Reps Speaker Ghali Na’Abba

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, is dead.

Na’Abba, the second Speaker of the House of Representatives in the current 4th Republic, died in the wee hours of Wednesday in an Abuja hospital following a brief illness.

He was 65.

This paper was unable to get the details surrounding the circumstances of his death as at press time.


He was elected Member of the House of Representatives in 1999 from Kano State. He became the Speaker a few months after the inauguration of the House following the resignation of the then Speaker, Salisu Buhari, from the same Kano State, over certificate forgery scandal.

A Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) holder, he was born into the family of Alhaji Umar Na’Abba, a businessman in Tudun Wada, Kano City, Kano Municipal Local Government on September 27, 1958.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1979. His early education was at Jakara Primary School, Kano where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969.


He later attended Rumfa College, Kano for his West African School Certificate and was also at School of Preliminary Studies, Kano between 1974 and 1976, before gaining admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in October, 1976.

He completed a postgraduate programme on Leadership and Good Governance at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in the United States in 2004.

(Culled from report in LEADERSHIP and Freedom Online)

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