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Eminent Nigerians Mourn Ace Journalist Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed

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Eminent Nigerians including deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, and chairman, Liberty TV/Radio, Tijjani Ramalan yesterday attended the burial of an ace broadcaster and media manager, Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed.

He died on Thursday night after a brief illness at the age of 74.

Mahmoon was buried on Friday at about 2:15pm in Ungwan Sarki burial ground after Islamic prayers held at Sultan Bello Mosque.

Until his death, Mahmoon maintained a column in Blueprint and a Hausa newspaper, Aminiya.

He was a presenter of “Tambihi” and “Damokradiya”, popular Hausa political programmes on Liberty Television, Kaduna.

He is survived by a wife and seven children. Among his relations is Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Chief of Staff to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

He began his broadcasting career as duty continuity announcer at the Broadcasting Company of Northern Nigeria, BCNN, in 1971.

Late Baba-Ahmed worked briefly with New Nigerian Newspapers as sub-editor before returning to Broadcasting Corporation of Northern Nigeria, BCNN, for outstation posting.

He served as state correspondent of BCNN in Bauchi, Kano, Borno, Plateau and Lagos and as chief correspondent of Radio Nigeria, Kaduna.

He was later appointed a director of information in Kaduna State Ministry of Information. He served for about five years before his appointment as the Managing Director of Kaduna State Media Corporation, KSMC.

Former Kano State Governor, Sabo Bakinzuwo, had in 1983 appointed him general manager of Kano State Media Corporation. Mr. Baba-Ahmed served for one year at Radio Kano before going back to FRCN as controller of Current Affairs.



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