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Breaking News: President Jonathan’s Aide Oronto Douglas Dies

Breaking News: President Jonathan’s Aide Oronto Douglas Dies


Reports Afrique just learned that Oronto Douglas, a top presidential aide and confidant of President Goodluck Jonathan, has died. Mr. Douglas died early this morning at the State House Clinic, a close family source told our correspondent.

The source said Mr. Douglas died from cancer-related complications.

Mr. Douglas came to national and international prominence as an environmental activist on behalf of the oil-producing communities of the Niger Delta. A lawyer by profession, the deceased was born in 1966.

Mr. Douglas had been sick for several years. Even so, associates of President Jonathan said he continued to work over the last few weeks for Mr. Jonathan’s reelection and supported his policies. He remains one of President Jonathan’s closest and most trusted aid till date.

Mr. Douglas is survived by a wife and children.

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