by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The former Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspapers (NNN), Malam Tukur Othman, is dead.
The deceased was also the pioneer Executive Editorial Adviser of Desert Herald (DH), a Kaduna-based Newspaper published by Tukur Mamu, negotiator of trains attacks abducted victims.
Tukur Othman died in the early hours of Friday in Garkuwa Hospital, Kaduna after a protracted illness, according to family statement in Kaduna.
Late Mal. Othman is survived by two wives, 16 children, the family statement in Kaduna on Friday, has revealed.
The statement, signed Mal Tukur Mamu, (Dan-Iyan Fika), who is Publisher/Chairman of DH, stated that, “As we continue to appreciate his patriotic services to us, to Nigeria and the entire Newspaper Industry, I wish to condole his entire family and all loved ones on behalf of FUZA Communication Services Ltd.
“His Funeral Prayers will be conducted at Mishahu Mosque, Ungwan Rimi, Kadaria, immediately after the Jumaat Prayers. “May Allah accept his prolonged sickness as Kafarra and grant him Aljanna Firdausi,” it stated.