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In Memoriam: Esteemed NTA Broadcaster Aisha Bello Mustapha

The passing of Aisha Bello Mustapha, a distinguished broadcaster from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), resonates profoundly through social media channels. A familiar face on the Network News at Nine, where she co-anchored with the veteran Cyril Stober, Aisha's untimely demise on Monday, December 11, has stirred a wave of heartfelt reactions across Nigeria. While the cause of her passing remains undisclosed, we reflect on six pivotal aspects illuminating the life and enduring legacy of Aisha:


1. Retirement and Prolific Service: Aisha concluded her illustrious 35-year career with NTA in May 2022, leaving an indelible mark on the broadcasting industry.


2. Versatile Skill Set: Aisha's expertise spanned journalism, television production, broadcasting, editing, and her noteworthy role as the General Manager of NTA Parliament. Her professionalism and distinctive style solidified her as one of NTA’s most esteemed voices.




3. Impact in Media: Aisha's influence in Nigerian media is profound, starting at NTA and rising to the position of Assistant Director of News. She later became the General Manager of NTA Parliament and a prominent figure on NTA Network News during the ’90s and early 2000s.


4. Educational Background: Rooted in a commitment to knowledge, Aisha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Ahmadu Bello University.


5. Funeral Arrangements: A reliable source within NTA has shared that the funeral prayer for Aisha Bello Mustapha is scheduled for Monday at 1 pm in the National Mosque in Abuja. The broadcasting community mourns the loss of a stalwart professional, remembering Aisha for her enduring contributions to the industry.