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Mama Taraba, Ex-minister Aisha Al-Hassan is dead

Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead, sources confirmed on Friday.

She died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt.

“Mama (Al-Hassan) died in a hospital today in Cairo. We will miss her,” a former aide to Al-Hassan, who pleaded anonymity, said on the telephone.

Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State also confirmed her death to one of our correspondents.

Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.

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She was also the All Progressives Congress’ Governorship Candidate for Taraba State in the 2015 general elections.

Mama Taraba contested for the same seat on the platform of the United Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections after resigning as a minister in the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari on July 27, 2018.

The former senator was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.

Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan attended Muhammed Nya Primary School, Jalingo and LEA Primary School, Tudun Wada, Kaduna before proceeding to Saint Faith College (now GGSS) Kawo Kaduna where she studied between January 1973 and June 1977.

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