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Metro Veteran Journalist, Abdulkarim Albashir Dies At 68


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Kaduna-based veteran journalist, Abdulkarim Albashir is dead

Family sources said he died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Shika, Zaria, at about 3:47pm after a protracted illness.

He was aged 68.

The deceased’s son, Gaddafi Albashir, confirmed the death of his father on his Facebook wall.

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The late Albashir worked at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and was also editor-in-chief of the defunct New Democrat newspaper.

The fearless writer later became a notable columnist and maintained columns in several newspapers.

Before his death, he suffered an undisclosed ailment which led to the amputation of one of his legs about two years ago.
 
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