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BREAKING: Leadership, National Economy Newspapers Publisher, Nda-Isaiah Is Dead




The Publisher of Leadership and National Economy newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is dead, World Top News has reported.

Sam Nda-Isaiah was aged 58.

Multiple sources from his family and the newspaper organisation confirmed that he died on Friday “after a very brief illness.”

“Yes, it is true. I was just told now,” a family member told one of our correspondents on the telephone on Friday evening.

When asked if he had been sick, the source simply said, “Yes, but very briefly.”

The late publisher was said to be at his duty post in Abuja on Thursday during the inaugural meeting of National Economy’s Board of Economists at the corporate head office of the media organisation.

A senior management staff of his company was said to have broken the sad news of his death on the company’s staff WhatsApp , saying “Today is a sad day for Leadership.”

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An editor with the Leadership, who spoke with one of our correspondents, said Nda-Isaiah did not show any sign of sickness when he appeared at the office on Thursday.

“He did not show any sign of sickness. Definitely, it was not coronavirus that killed him. Maybe it was cardiac arrest. It is indeed a sad day for us.”

He said the family and the company would issue a statement to announce the death of the former pharmacist.

On his Facebook page, Nda-Isaiah described himself as a leading pro-good governance advocate and a consistent voice on contemporary and domestic policy issues.

He also described himself as “one of the most respected men in the Nigerian media.”

He was chairman of the Leadership Group and Editor-in-Chief of Leadership newspapers, a daily newspaper organisation that publishes Leadership, Leadership Weekend, Leadership Sunday, Leadership Confidential, Leadership Edge and Leadership Hausa.

Nda-Isaiah was a member of the Vienna-based International Press Institute; a member of the World Association of Newspapers, Paris, France; and a member of the Institute of Directors.

He was a member of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria; Chairman, Oakhouse Forte Limited; Chairman, Banana Republic; Chairman, Clayfields and Harrow; Director, Empire Securities Limited; Director, Societa Generale Fondazini; Director, Maitama Amusement Park Plc; Member governing council of Kaduna International School; Chairman, Robertsham Hotel and Group Ten Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa.


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