A top northern politician and second republic transport minister, Umaru Dikko, is dead.
Dikko, who until his death was the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, died in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital at the age of 78.
The deceased politician had been sick for some time, a condition that did not allow him to function well in the PDP office.
Meanwhile, Nigerians including President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President, David Mark, and governors have been pouring encomiums in the departed politician.
President Jonathan on Tuesday said he received the news of the death of Dikko with sadness.