Buhari loses associate Isa Funtua to cardiac arrest at 78.

Malam Isa Funtua drove himself to hospital for routine medical checkup only to die there of cardiac arrest. Scheduled to make an important call to Ben Murray Bruce on Tuesday morning.

A Minister of the second Republic and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua Monday evening died at the age of 78.

Malam Funtua severally referred to as a member of the Buhari administration cabal, drove himself to the hospital for routine checkup but died of cardiac arrest while seeing his Doctor.

President Muhammadu Buhari lamented the death of his long standing associate who the President said stood by him in his political travails.

He expressed his condolences to the his family, Funtua people and the entire Katsina State stressing that his late friend was a man who was ready to assist people to grow in life.

Former Balyesa Senator and Media Guru, Ben Murray Bruce said in a Tweeter message that he spoke with the late businessman who promised to call him (Bruce) back on Tuesday morning.

Malam Isa Funtua was the Publisher of the defunct Democratic Newspaper and Founder of Bullet Construction Company, Abuja.

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