A former senator, Alhaji Abubakar Abdulazeez Ibrahim, has passed on.
The late Abdulazeez was the younger brother of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, alias Mama Taraba, ex-Minister of Women Affairs, who also died in May.
Daily Trust reports that he died in his house in Jalingo after a brief illness.
The deceased was elected twice into the Senate and represented Taraba central senatorial zone between 1999 and 2007.
He was also a two-time gubernatorial candidate in the state.
According to a statement from his family, funeral prayers will be conducted at 1.30 pm at the palace of Emir of Muri – where funeral prayers for his deceased sister were also held.
He will be buried at Jika da Fari burial ground.