Malam Wada Maida, the Chairman, Board of Directors of the News Agency of Nigeria, and member of the Executive Board of International Press Institute, is dead.
The 70-year-old was the Chief Press Secretary to President Muhammadu Buhari when he was Head of State in 1984.
A family source who spoke on the development noted that Makes who was in his office earlier in the day, did not show any sign of sickness before he slumped around 10pm on Monday.
The veteran journalist was born on March 5, 1950 in Katsina State. He joined NAN as a pioneer editorial staff in 1978 and was at various times, the political editor and London Bureau Chief.
Maida will be buried on Tuesday.