The publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is dead.
The newspaper confirmed that the pharmacist and journalist died on Friday “after a very brief illness.”
He was aged 58.
Reacting to his death, the presidency said that President Muhammadu Buhari is shocked and saddened.
In a press statement signed by Femi Adesina, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Buhari, who described NDA-Isaiah as “a friend and ally,” condoled with the media fraternity, family, friends and associates of the deceased.
Buhari noted that Nigeria, “has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better,” country.
Nda-Isaiah was a pharmacist, columnist, and also aspired to be President of Nigeria on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).