According to the statement released to the Press by the family, it said,

"He died in Abuja on Friday night, after a brief illness. Nda-Isaiah was a family man, a serial entrepreneur and visioner, and a passionate politician. He was, above all, a man of faith. Even in this moment of grief, we know he is in a better place."

"Nda-Isaiah was a pharmacist, but he made his mark as a newspaperman, with three dailies, including the flagship and Nigeria's most influential newspaper, LEADERSHIP, in his stable."

"He was also a serial entrepreneur with a portfolio of thriving businesses and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on whose platform he contested for presidential ticket in 2014."

Nda-Isaiah, a bridge-builder and champion of Big Ideas, a number of which he vigorously canvassed, also held the traditional title of Kakaki Nupe, the spokesperson of the Nupe people.
He was a promoter of Nigeria's unity and an outstanding student of history and global politics.

His last major outing was on Thursday, December 10, when he inaugurated the Board of Economists of NATIONAL ECONOMY Media Limited, a subsidiary of the LEADERSHIP Group."
Meanwhile, the President of Nigerian Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Adedayo Asefon in his condolence message said,

"We received with great shock and devastation, the death of Dr Sam Nda Isaiah , the Publisher of Leadership News Paper.

Sam Nda Isaiah's contribution to national development and an undying quest for youth advancement were parallel to none.

The National Association of Nigerian Students condole with the family , friends, well wishers and the leadership newspaper in the spirit that the deceased as left indelible prints on the sands of time."


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