A former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ambassador Maitama Sule is reported dead.
Vanguard Newspaper quoted an aide to the late politician, Sani Darma, this morning in Kano as saying that he died in Cairo, Egypt last night.
The former minister of Petroleum, it was learnt, took ill last weekend and was flown out to Egypt on Saturday.
In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria who lost to Shehu Shagari.
Following the re-election of President Shagari in 1983, Maitama Sule was made the Minister for National Guidance, a portfolio designed to assist the president in tackling corruption.