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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Breaking News: Senator Uche Chukwumerije dies at 75

The former Minister of Information and Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije has been confirmed dead after a protracted lung cancer battle, reports ITRealms.

The Senate affirmed the death of  Chukwumerije on Sunday disclosing he died at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja at the age of 75.

Reacting to this development, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu said the Senate will miss Chukwumerije’s doggedness.

ITRealms recalls that Uche Chukwumerije was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2003, representing Abia North Senatorial District. 

Chukwumerije also served as Minister of Information in the last days of the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. 

*Nenye Dom/GEE

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