Publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is Dead
The publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, died Friday night after a brief illness at the age of 58, family sources confirmed to Nigerian Sketch Saturday morning.
Although family sources said he died of an undisclosed illness, other sources informed Nigerian Sketch that he “had taken ill briefly, lapsed into a critical condition and passed on.
Another source said he died of complications arising from COVID-19 at Gwagwalada Isolation Centre, even though the late media owner’s family members refused to confirm this.
Nda-Isaiah, a trained pharmacist, was a former presidential aspirant with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015. He worked briefly as a pharmacist at the Kano Specialist Hospital before moving to General Hospital, Minna.
He was a columnist with The Daily Trust and worked as a committee member in the Kano State government to revive The Triumph, a Kano owned newspaper.
In 2003, he headed Mohammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign publicities. In 2001, he founded the Leadership Newspaper Group.
He was born on May 1, 1962.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, quoted his boss to have said “The country has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria.”