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In Gombe, first class Emir dies 15 months after appointment 

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The Emir of Funakaye, Gombe state, Alhaji Muazu Muhammad Kwairanga IIl is dead. The monarch passed on in the early hours of Sunday, August 28, 2022, after a brief illness; barely 15 months after his appointment by Governor Yahaya Inuwa.

Blueprint gathered that the late emir was in Gombe, the state capital throughout Saturday, and had attended a programme with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami.

A serving aide to the governor of Gombe state, Abdul No Shaking, confirmed his demise via his Facebook page on Sunday. 

According to him, funeral prayers took place at the emir’s palace in Bajoga, headquarters of Funakaye LGA. 

Late Muazu Kwairanga was installed as the Emir of Funakaye in June, 2021, succeeding his elder brother, late Abubakar Kwairanga, who died on May 20, 2021.

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