Former lawmaker and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Muniru Muse has died after a brief illness on Tuesday.
Muse died at the Ahmadiyya Hospital in Apapa, Lagos. He was 80.
Muse, who represented Lagos Central Senatorial District in the Senate between 2007 and 2011, had celebrated his 80th birthday on May 17.
He was succeeded at the Senate by Oluremi Tinubu who organises a football tournament annually in his honour.
Muse was the manager at the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and a close associate of former governor of the old Gongola State, Bamanga Tukur.
He was also chairman of Apapa Local Government between 1999 and 2002, executive secretary of the local government between 2003 and 2004, and reelected chairman of the local government again in 2004, a position he held until his election into the Senate in 2007.