Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua dies after long illness
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, long plagued by poor health, has died at age 58, his spokesman said.

Umaru Yar'Adua died at 9 p.m. (2000 GMT) Wednesday at the Aso Rock presidential villa, presidential spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi told The Associated Press (AP). Adeniyi, his voice cracking, said Yar'Adua's wife Turai was at his side when he died. Adeniyi didn’t give a cause of death.

Umaru Yar'Adua, will be buried Thursday, Olusegun Adeniyi said.

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