A prominent Nigerian politician, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, is dead.
Sources informed Lifestyle Nigeria that Ojougboh gave up the ghost as soon as a penalty was awarded against Nigeria vs South Africa at the Wednesday Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Bouake.
Captain William Troost-Ekong had scored a penalty at the 67th minute for Nigeria before Teboho Mokoena was awarded a spot-kick.
The Mokoena equaliser came after Nigeria thought they had scored a second goal through a tap-in from 2023 African best player, Victor Osimhen.
However, the play was called back after VAR alerted the Egyptian referee that South African Percy Tau had been fouled in the area.
Although there is no clear detail on his death, but report revealed that Ojougboh died as soon penalty was awarded against Nigeria to South Africa at this moment.
The game, however, 4-2 penalty shootout victory in favour of Nigeria, sending the Super Eagles to the final of the tournament.
Cairo Ojougboh is an All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, director general of the Coalition for Peace and Unity, and former member of the federal House of Representatives.