Imam Imam, special adviser on media to Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal has died at the age of 41.
Imam passed on in the early hours of Friday at Nziamye Turkish Hospital in Abuja, after a brief illness.
A family source said the late journalist was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and was already recuperating before his sudden death.
Mr. Imam started his journalism career with the defunct New Nigerian newspaper in Kaduna, rising to the post of Sports Editor in the paper.
He was at various times correspondent of ThisDay newspaper in Kaduna and Zamfara states, and later bureau chief of the paper based in Kaduna.
Mr Imam was appointed Thisday’s Politics Editor, a position he held until he was appointed spokesperson by the then newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.
On becoming the governor of Sokoto State, Mr Tambuwal again appointed Mr Imam as his media adviser.
A close associate of the deceased, Mohammed Isa, said the funeral arrangement for Mr Imam is slated for 1:30pm at Annur Mosque in Abuja.