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Former presidential aspirant, Umaru Shinkafi, is dead

He died in a hospital in London at about 4:07pm today. He held the traditional title of Marafan Sokoto and was a native of Zamfara State. He was a Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs and a presidential aspirant in the third Republic. He is survived by three wives, and five children. One of his daughters is Zainab, wife of Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, and another is Hadiza, the wife of Zamfara governor, AbdulAzeez Yari.

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