Aisha Alhassan Mama Taraba is dead
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Her media aide, Bala Maina, confirmed the incident to Channels Television via the telephone on Friday.
The ex-minister was said to have passed away at an undisclosed hospital in Cairo, Egypt.
She was 61 years old
Biography of Aisha Alhassan Mama Taraba
Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba was a Nigerian politician who was born on the (16 September 1959 – 7 May 2021) in Jalingo, Taraba State. She resigned as the Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria on July 27, 2018. She resigned as the Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria on July 27, 2018.
She was appointed in 2015 to the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari after his election.
She was previously a Senator, representing Taraba North senatorial district of Taraba State, Nigeria which she won under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). She later decamped to the main opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC) and became the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Taraba State for the 2015 general elections.
She was defeated in the election re-run held on 25 April 2015, but on 7 November 2015 tribunal removes Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, declares Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress winner of April 11, 2015 poll, this was later reversed by the Appeal and Supreme Courts of Nigeria