The publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is dead, “after a very brief illness.” Sources from the Leadership newspaper have confirmed that he died on Friday.
The deceased was aged 58
Sam Nda-Isaiah, a trained pharmacist, worked briefly as a pharmacist at the Kano Specialist Hospital before moving to General Hospital, Minna. He began his columnist work with The Daily Trust Editorial Board as a board member 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.
He alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Governor Rochas Okorocha and former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso among others lost the ticket to Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) who later won the election by beating the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan.
In 2001, Sam Nda-Isaiah founded the Leadership Newspaper Group. He had a weekly column in Daily Trust titled “Last Word and Earshot”. After that, he established the Leadership Newspaper, where the column became one of the most popular in Nigeria
As of the time of filing this report, the deceased’s family and the Leadership newspaper have yet to issue a statement on his death.