Comrade Ayodele Akele
A human rights activist and former labour leader, Comrade Ayodele Akele, is dead, The Nation reports.
The former chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos state chapter died on Tuesday morning.
He was said to have been ill for some time.
National Conscience Party (NCP) National Chairman Tanko Yusuf confirmed the incident to The Nation.
Yusuf said he died in the United States where he was receiving treatment.
“Ayodele Akele has been sick for a while. He later suffered a stroke and was flown to America for treatment.
“I received a call from his today that he has died. It is unfortunate that we lost him. He was a committed activist, ” he said.