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Breaking: Popular Journalist Dies In Sleep Days After Losing Wife

Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) former executive member, Abdulhamid Babatunde Agaka, breathed his last on Wednesday’s night at his residence in Kaduna.

A veteran journalist and member of the Nigeria’s Guild of Editors (NGE), Mallam Abdulhamid Babatunde Agaka, is dead.

Agaka , who has earlier, according to reports, lost his wife about 30 days earlier, died in his sleep on Wednesday’s night at his residence in Kaduna.

Born on February 26, 1956, Mal. Babatunde Agaka, attended Capital School Kaduna, before proceeding to Barewa College Zaria and Government Secondary School Ilorin.

With passion for journalism, he joined the service of the New Nigerian, the pioneer Northern newspaper based in Kaduna, in 1974.

The illustrious journalist, later joined the Democrat Newspaper as an Editor in 1988, till 1997 when he went into media consultancy.

Mal. Babatunde Agaka, who attended several media trainings, workshops and conferences at home and abroad, is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos.

The veteran journalist also held executive positions in the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), where he was a Fellow.

Mal. Babatunde Agaka, who was once the Secretary of the Jokolo Committee set up by then President Olusegun Obasanjo, in 1999, is survived by four children: Ahmad, Maryam, Halima and Abdulhamid (Jnr).

He is also survived by other siblings including Mallam Ismail Ila Agaka, a former Managing Director Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and Ilyasu Baba Agaka, a Director at the Presidency among others.

May Allah (S.W.T) grant his noble soul an eternal rest. Ameen!

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