Balarabe Maikaba, a professor of mass communication, at Bayero University in Kano, is dead.
A family source disclosed this to TheCable, saying his burial has been fixed for 4pm on Sunday.
One of the former students of the deceased told TheCable that he was preparing to attend the funeral prayer at the family house of the deceased at Fagge in Kano.
Maikaba is said to be the sixth professor to have died in one week in the state which has recorded harvests of death during the coronavirus pandemic.
TheCable had reported how residents expressed worry over the rising deaths in the state.