Malam Tukur Othman, the former Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspaper (NNN), has passed on.
He died at Garkuwa Hospital, Kaduna, in the early hours of Friday, August 26, after a protracted illness.
His funeral will take place today immediately after the Juma’at Prayers at the Misbahul Islam Jumuah Mosque, Unguwar Rimi Low Cost Kaduna.
The deceased was an elder brother to Alhaji Idris Othman, Sen. Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi and Alh. Hassan Othman.
The late NNN MD, until his death, was the executive editorial adviser of Desert Herald, a Kaduna-based Newspaper.
Desert Herald”s Publisher and Chairman, Malam Tukur Mamu (Dan-Iyan Fika), announced the former MD’s death in a statement issued on Friday morning.
It reads: "As we continue to appreciate his patriotic services to us, to Nigeria and the entire Newspaper industry, I wish to condole his entire family and all loved ones on behalf of FUZA Communication Services Ltd. May Allah accept his prolonged sickness as kaffara and grant him Aljanna Firdausi."
Othman is survived by two wives and 16 children.