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Breaking: Activist Tony Uranta is dead

Activist and fierce critic, Tony Uranta has died after long battle with ill-health.

Sources closed to the deceased said Uranta died after serious battle with undisclosed ailment.

On-Air Personality Jimi Disu announced the death of Uranta on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Also, activist Wale Okunniyi confirmed Uranta’s death.

In 2019, Uranta said he had been sick for over five months semi-comatose and paralysed in First Cardiologists Clinic, Ikoyi and expressed optimism that he would walk again.

Urana was a member, Federal Government’s Technical Committee on Niger Delta; Executive Secretary, Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).

He attended the University of Ibadan between 1972-1976.
Uranta is survived by his wife Baarong Uranta, a sport analyst with Channels Television.


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Written by Anthonia Bolanle

BSc Agric Science

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