– Former governor Babangida Aliyu loses elder brother Alhaji Usman Aliyu, a veteran broadcaster

– Usman died at the age of 67 in an Abuja hospital

– He was one of the pioneer broadcasters in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)

Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, the former governor of Niger state, has lost his elder brother Alhaji Usman Aliyu, a veteran broadcaster, This Day reports. Usman, 67, died in an Abuja hospital on Thursday morning, September 1, in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness. Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, the former governor of Niger state, has lost his elder brother Alhaji Usman Aliyu, a veteran broadcaster. His remains were interred at the Muslim cemetery hours after with prominent dignitaries in attendance.

Among them was his brother Babangida Aliyu and Saurdauna of Minna Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu. Usman was one of the pioneer broadcasters in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). He voluntarily left service to form his own recording studio in the late 80s and introduced the first video rental service in Niger state. He retired years after to become a full time Islamic scholar and writer, as his books were adopted into the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) curriculum. Usman also excelled as a businessman. His business empire extended beyond the shores of Nigeria.