The Emir of Funakaye in Gombe state, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga II, has on Thursday died at the age of 68 .
The monarch’s death was confirmed in a statement issued by the Funakaye Local Government Area and the Emirate Council, stating the late emir died suddenly.
Palace sources disclosed that the late Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga II was in Gombe, the state capital throughout Wednesday.
“He returned to his palace in Bajoga town late in the evening, only [for us] to wake up with the news of his demise this morning.”
Late Abubakar Kwairanga was appointed as the Emir of Funakaye in May 2010, succeeding his father, late Muhammadu Kwairanga Abubakar, who was upgraded from District Head of Funakaye to become the first Emir of Funakaye in 2001, by late Governor Abubakar Habu Hashidu.
The funeral prayers took place on Thursday at 2:00 pm at the emir’s palace in Bajoga, headquarters of Funakaye LGA.
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, and other government officials among others attended the funeral prayer.
However, Governor Yahaya in a solace message said that the death of the traditional ruler was a great loss, to the Funakaye Emirate Council, the state, and the country at large.
He added the late emir was a dedicated and humble ruler who lived a life of service to his people and left behind a legacy of honour and dignity worthy of emulation by all.
The governor stated that late Emir Abubakar Kwairanga II worked tirelessly with other royal fathers in the state and offered counsels and fatherly guidance for the peace, unity and development of the state.
Akwa Ibom APC ward Congress marred by protests
Tinubu not hospitalised, he’s fine – Aide
Tokyo Olympics: Asher-Smith pulls out of 200m
Villa agree deal for Bailey as Grealish linked with Man City
Childhood friends win historic Olympic badminton gold for Taiwan
BBNaija: I lied to organizers about when I stopped self-harming – Angel
COVID-19 deaths increase by 80% in Africa, driven by Delta variant -WHO
Mercy Eke acquires new convertible Mercedes Benz worth millions of naira
Sound Sultan: 18 things to know about throat cancer
Court acquits ex-NBA President of N1.4bn fraud charge
Meet Igbo lady with Yoruba facial marks who was told will die if she looked in the mirror
VIDEO: DSS parades 13 suspects, recovered arms from Sunday Igboho’s residence
Igboho, Kanu: Who is naive now? BY Adekunle Ade-Adeleye
Nnamdi Kanu: A ‘circled dot’ in lion’s den BY Arogbonlo Israel
Kenya not aware of Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest – Spokesperson
FG planted guns in Sunday Igboho’s house – Deji Adeyanju
VIDEO: Gani Adams rallies Benin Republic monarchs for Sunday Igboho
FIDIO: Ǹjẹ́ Gbogbo Akitiyan Ìjọba Láti Mú Ẹ̀yìn Olóyè Sunday Ìgbòho Balẹ̀ Yìí Tọ́ Àbí Kò Tọ́?
VIDEO: Pastor Tunde Bakare declares National Movement
VIDEO: CCTV footage of nine-year-old suspect setting Prince Ebeano supermarket in Abuja on fire
VIDEO: Bandits release 28 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School
VIDEO: Ladipo Market traders clash with security operatives
VIDEO: I passed through a lot in Oman, assaulted, owed wages, drugged and deported – Funmilayo Fehintola
VIDEO: Angry indigene calls out road contractor over substandard road project in Edo
Entertainment10 hours ago
Hollywood’s Bob Odenkirk recovering from heart attack days after collapsing on set
News11 hours ago
11 things to know about DSP Abba Kyari
Metro8 hours ago
Human trafficking: We’ve rescued 100 South East victims in six months – NAPTIP
Sports8 hours ago
Anxiety as AFN awaits details on Okagbare’s doping rule violation
Entertainment9 hours ago
JUST IN: Screen diva Racheal Oniga dies at 64
Entertainment8 hours ago
13 things to know about Racheal Oniga
Sports7 hours ago
Nigeria’s D’Tigers crashes out of Tokyo Olympics
Sports22 hours ago
Man United to be without Rashford till October