BREAKING: Tears as Former Nigerian Governor is Reported Dead

Dominic Oneya Biography: Former military governor of Kano, Oneya, is dead

Thursday, August 5 will be remembered as a day of mourning for the Nigerian Army and the federal .

In Kano and Benue, , one of the country’s best governors and military administrators, died on this day.

Oneya, who rose through the ranks of the NA, died at his home in Delta’s Uvwie local area.

, a former military governor of Kano state (1996-1998), died on Thursday, August 5, at the age of 73.

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According to The Cable, this was announced on Thursday by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s media aide.

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The retired Nigerian Army general was said to have passed away at his home in Effurun GRA, Delta state’s Uvwie local government area.

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According to Leadership, the late Onyeya also served as the military administrator of Benue state from 1998 to 1999.

From 1962 to 1967, Dominic Oneya attended Baptist Academy in Yaba, Lagos, before enrolling in the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in 1969 and being commissioned in the infantry corps in 1971.

The death of a prominent former governor is a huge loss, and the state government is reacting. Meanwhile, a former military governor of Jigawa state, Brigadier General Ibrahim Aliyu (rtd), was reported dead.

On Friday, July 16, he died in Kaduna. The Jigawa state government announced his death in a press statement issued by Habibu Nuhu Kila, the governor’s special adviser on media, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, according to the Daily Trust.


According to the statement, Jigawa State Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar announced the death of the retired general with great sadness.

The death of General Aliyu was described by the Jigawa governor as a great loss to the people and government of the northern state.

He claimed that the deceased gave his life for the greater good. Governor Badaru prayed to Allah, the Almighty, for eternal rest and for his family’s strength to bear the loss.

Under General Sani Abacha’s regime, General Aliyu was the military administrator of Jigawa state.

Nigerians react

Reacting to General Aliyu’s death on Facebook, Ezekiel Luke Bwala said:

“May Almighty Allah accept his good service to humanity and Grant him Aljanatu Firdausi.”
Yusuf Aliyu Sajo said:

“May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah Firdausi.”
Onyinye Ezeama said:

“Endpoint of all human, father may we be found righteous in your sight in Jesus name amen. Rip n comfort to those left behind.”




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