A veteran broadcaster and elder brother of the former Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Alhaji Usman Aliyu, is dead.
Usman died in an Abuja hospital yesterday morning after a brief illness. He was aged 67.
The deceased was one of the pioneer broadcasters in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and voluntarily left service to form his own recording studio in the late 80s.
The late Aliyu introduced the first video rental service in Niger State before retiring to become a full time Islamic scholar.
He was also a writer whose books were adopted into the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) curriculum.
He excelled as a businessman whose business empire extended beyond the shores of Nigeria.
His remains were interred at the Muslim cemetery also yesterday with prominent dignitaries in attendance among them were former governor, Babangida Aliyu, his brother and Saurdauna of Minna Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu.