The remains of late founding President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and former Managing Director of the Democrat Newspapers, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, were interred on Tuesday at the Gudu Cemetery at Abuja.

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The late elderstatesman died of cardiac arrest on Monday night at 78.
Isa Funtua was President Muhammadu Buhari’s political associate and in-law.


The Salat-al- Janazah was held before his burial at the Shehu Shagari Central Mosque, Area 1, Garki, Abuja.
It was preformed by the Chief Imam Area 1 Mosque, Sheikh Abdulahi Bala Yau.
Prayers were offered at his grave by the Chief Imam of National Mosque, Abuja, Dr Kabir.


Some of the dignitaries at the Janazah prayer and the burial include nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mamman Daura; former Ogun Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun; FCT Minister Mohammed Musa Bello; Senator Tunde Ogheha; Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni; Former S.A. to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs Ambassador Yahaha Lawal; former Zamfara Governor Mahmoud Shinkafi and former Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON ), Abdulahi Mohammed.

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Others were former EFCC Chairman Nuhu Ribadu and Chairman of THISDAY /ARISE TV, Chief Nduka Obaigbena.


Those at the burial were the Publisher Abuja Enquirer Dan Akpovwa; Publisher Leadership Newspaper Noah Isaiah and Mohammed Idris of Blueprint Newspaper.

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