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Nigeria former minister of women affairs Aisha-Jummai Alhassan reportedly dies in Cairo

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Nigeria mourns the death of Mama Taraba the former minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha-Jummai Alhassan.

She died at the age of 61 while in Cairo Egypt.

Confirming her death was Suleiman Dantsoho, her former media aide, saying she died at a Cairo hospital on Friday afternoon.

Aisha Jummai resigned as the Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria on July 27, 2018. She was appointed in 2015 to the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari after his election.

She was previously a Senator, representing Taraba North senatorial district of Taraba State, Nigeria which she won under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). She later decamped to the main opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC) and became the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Taraba State for the 2015 general elections.

Aisha Jummai was defeated in the election re-run held on 25 April 2015, but on 7 November 2015 tribunal removes Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, declares Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress winner of April 11, 2015 poll, this was later reversed by the Appeal and Supreme Courts of Nigeria.

Became the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. The first woman to be appointed as Secretary FCT judicial council and later appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on 17 December 2003.

After she retired from service she went into business.

Aisha-Jummai Alhassan Popularly known as Mama Taraba was appointed minister in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari to represent Taraba State after losing the 2015 governorship election to the incumbent Darius Ishaku.

Mama Taraba as popularly called was a Nigerian politician and a lawyer by training born on 16 September 1959 in Jalingo.

Aisha Jummai resigned as the Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria on July 27, 2018. She was appointed in 2015 to the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari after his election.

She was previously a Senator, representing Taraba North senatorial district of Taraba State, Nigeria which she won under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

She later decamped to the main opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC) and became the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Taraba State for the 2015 general elections.

Aisha Jummai was defeated in the election re-run held on 25 April 2015, but on 7 November 2015 tribunal removes Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, declares Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress winner of the April 11, 2015 poll, this was later reversed by the Appeal and Supreme Courts of Nigeria.

Became the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. The first woman to be appointed as Secretary FCT judicial council and later appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on 17 December 2003.

After she retired from service she went into business.

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