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Senator Chukwumerije dies at 75

A former Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije is dead.

Senator Chukwumerije died yesterday in a Turkish Hospital in Abuja at the age of seventy-five.

He was a three-time senator representing Abia North and was elected into the Senate in 2003.

Son of the deceased, Chika Chukwumerije, who disclosed the death of his father to Newsmen, said his father died of lung cancer.

Senator Chukwumerije served as minister of information in the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida and later served in the same capacity in the interim national government of Chief Ernest Shonekan.

He was rumoured to have slumped and died in 2014 after the legislator lost his return bid to the Senate in a PDP primary election.

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