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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home invasion
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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home invasion

Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music icon and executive Clarence Avant has been shot dead during a home invasion at their Beverly Hills residence. Beverly Hills police say they received a call at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Dec. 1, concerning a shooting that took place on the 1100 block of Maytor Place. When authorities arrived, Jacqueline Avant, who had suffered a gunshot wound, was transported to a local hospital and died, according to police. The suspects were no longer at the scene when authorities arrived. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, who is married to Jacqueline's daughter Nicole Avant, said in a statement to USA TODAY, that the Avant and Sarandos families thanked everyone "for their outpouring of love, support and heartfelt condolences for Jacquelin...
Rugby star, Siobhan Cattigan tragically dies suddenly at the age of 26
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Rugby star, Siobhan Cattigan tragically dies suddenly at the age of 26

Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has tragically died at the age of  26, The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died on Friday, with her club Stirling describing it as a 'tragic passing'. A statement from the governing body read: 'Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died. 'The thoughts of all our people and players go out to Siobhan's family and many team-mates at Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time. 'Specialist Scottish Rugby employees are now providing ongoing support to those most closely affected.' Cattigan made her Scotland debut against Wales during the 2018 Six Nations. She also started all three matches in this year's edition of the tournament. Cattigan most recently r...
Kylie Jenner breaks silence on her boyfriend, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival tragedy that left eight dead
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Kylie Jenner breaks silence on her boyfriend, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival tragedy that left eight dead

Kylie Jenner has broken her silence over the deaths and injuries associated with the Astroworld Festival, founded by her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. The event left eight people dead and at least three concertgoers hosptialised over injuries they sustained at the festival in Houston, Texas on Friday. Reality star  Kylie, 24,  has now sent her 'deepest condolences' to the families of the eight people who died during a stampede Taking to Instagram, Kylie said in a statement: 'Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway by yesterday's events. 'I want to make it clear we weren't aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world woul...
BBNaija’s Yousef loses his brother
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BBNaija’s Yousef loses his brother

Big Brother Naija star, Yousef has lost his older brother to the cold hands of death. The reality show star shared the sad news on his Instagram page and also asked for prayers and condolences. See Yousef's post below............................
Former Rangers and Everton boss Walter Smith is Dead
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Former Rangers and Everton boss Walter Smith is Dead

Rangers legend Walter Smith has died after battling an illness, the club announced. In a statement, chairman Douglas Park commented: "On behalf of the Rangers board of directors, staff and players, I convey my deep condolences to the Smith family. Walter leaves behind a wife, children and grandchildren, all of whom are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. "It is almost impossible to encapsulate what Walter meant to every one of us at Rangers. He embodied everything that a Ranger should be. His character and leadership was second to none, and will live long in the memory of everyone he worked with during his two terms as first team manager. "I spoke with Walter as recently as last weekend. Even when he was battling illness, he was still able to provide advice and s...
46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan
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46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens left injured after a major fire broke out in a building in southern Taiwan on Thursday, October 14. The blaze started in the 13-story commercial and residential building at 2:54 a.m. local time (2:54 p.m. ET) in Kaohsiung city's Yancheng district, according to Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA). Rescue operations are still underway, with more than 377 rescue workers deployed to the scene, a spokesman at the Kaohsiung city fire bureau told CNN. At least 41 people have suffered injuries, he sai A total of 139 fire trucks and ambulances were deployed to the scene and extinguished the fire by 7:17 a.m. (7:17 pm ET), CNA said. By midday, at least 62 people between the ages of 8 and 83 had been rescued. More than 100 residen...
Bare knuckle fighter Justin Thornton dies six weeks after a brutal 19-second KO left him partially Paralysed
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Bare knuckle fighter Justin Thornton dies six weeks after a brutal 19-second KO left him partially Paralysed

A bare knuckle fighter has died in hospital six weeks after a brutal 19-second knockout left him partially paralyzed. Justin Thornton, 38, was taking part in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 20 in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 20 when he sustained a brutal KO defeat. His opponent Dillon Cleckler caught him with a right punch just 19 seconds into the first round, sending him face-first to the canvas, before the referee ended the fight. According to his Facebook page, where a GoFundMe was set up shortly after the fight, he was taken straight to hospital and was partially paralyzed and put on a ventilator for several weeks. In the message, posted by his girlfriend Amber Willard, it was revealed in September that he was 'on ivs for infection in his lungs and medication for his...
Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce
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Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce

Former Bayelsa lawmaker, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Wednesday, said Nigeria is losing its grip on security of citizens. Ben Bruce said this while condemning the death of Chike Akunyili, husband to late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili. Recall that Akunyili was killed alongside his driver and escort on Tuesday while on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor. The former lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to act immediately concerning insecurity before it’s too late. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “I am saddened by the reports of the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili (husband of the late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili). “The nation is losing grip on its security architecture, and government must act more effectively before it’s too late. M...
R&B singer, Andrea Martin dies at 49
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R&B singer, Andrea Martin dies at 49

American R&B singer, Andrea Martin has died at the age of 49. Martin's death was announced in a statement shared to her Instagram Story last night. "Dear Family and Friends, it is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin also known as 'Annie,' " the statement read. "Andrea will always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends. Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime." "We thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion and understanding during this time," the message continued. "Please limit calls as we are trying to finalize arrangements at this time, Once finalized, we will be sure to post arrangements. "Forever a legend. April 14 - September 27," the post concluded. A ca...
Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday loses mum
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Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday loses mum

Actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday has lost her mother to the cold hands of death. The sad news was shared on Instagram this evening by the actress's partner, politician Opeyemi Falegan. He wrote; Rest in peace Mrs Gloria Obasi Sunday (Mummy Nkechi) May her gentle soul rest in peace. Really disheartnening. Gone too soon, really disheartening and saddens my heart. Accept my condolences'' May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Ex-Tottenham, Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves is dead, Rio Ferdinand, Shearer, Wright react
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Ex-Tottenham, Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves is dead, Rio Ferdinand, Shearer, Wright react

A former Tottenham and Chelsea striker, Jimmy Greaves is dead. Greaves passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 81, at his home. Tottenham announced the sad news with a statement that read: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s family and friends at this sad time. “Rest in peace, Jimmy.” Reacting, some former Premier League stars, Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, and Ian Wright, took to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to Greaves, who is Tottenham’s leading goal-scorer of all-time and is widely regarded as one of the best striker’s football has ever seen. Wright wrote: “The first footballer’s name I ever heard from my teacher. ‘No Ian! Finish like Jimmy Greaves!’ “May...
Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies at 73 after living for 39 years in a coma
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Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies at 73 after living for 39 years in a coma

Former France international defender, Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73. Adams spent the last 39 years in a coma following an anaesthesia error at Lyon Hospital as part of a routine knee operation he undertook at the age of 34 on March 17, 1982. He was confirmed to have died on Monday morning at Nimes University Hospital. Back in 1982, after suffering a ligament rupture injury, the former Nice and Paris Saint-Germain centre-back had routine knee surgery but an error from the anaesthetist starved his brain of oxygen and he slipped into a coma. Adams, who had two sons to his wife, Laurent and Frédéric, had had a problem with the anesthesia and the doctor operating on his knee is reported to have been working on eight patients concurrently. Adam's life was tur...
Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother
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Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of activist Omoyele Sowore. Recall that Sowore had on Saturday raised an alarm that his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy. Reacting, Atiku expressed his condolences and urged the government to arrest the perpetrators. “I just received news of the reported killing of Mr Olajide Sowore, a student of Igbinedion University and the immediate younger brother of human rights activist, @YeleSowore. His death, and indeed the killings and daily abductions of innocent citizens, saddens me. “Every death diminishes our humanity. My sincere condolences to the Sowore family and his friends. May his soul rest i...
Female Boxer Dies after being Knocked out in a Fight
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Female Boxer Dies after being Knocked out in a Fight

A Mexican boxer has tragically passed away at the age of 18 after a knockout left her in critical condition. Jeanette Zacarias Zapata was knocked out in the fourth round against Marie Pier Houle at the GVM Gala International  in Montreal  last week. The 18-year-old appeared to have a seizure after a left uppercut and a right hook, and she was rushed to hospital. Referee Albert Paduano Junior, who had checked on the Mexican fighter, called time on the contest after the fourth round, with the medical team quickly placing her in an ambulance. Fight promoter Yvon Michel announced the sad news in a statement on Thursday night, September 2. “It is with great sadness and torment that we learned, from a representative of her family, that Jeanette Zacarias Zapata passed away this...
Goalkeeper, 23, Dies after horror Collision with Opposition player during Match
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Goalkeeper, 23, Dies after horror Collision with Opposition player during Match

A 23-year-old goalkeeper has died after a horror collision with an opposition player during a competitive match in Russia. Alexander Shishmarev was in action for Krasnaya Zvezda against Baltika-M's youth side in a training match when he received a blow around the neck from an opponent who flew into him at speed. His "tongue rolled backward" and he suffocated as a result of the collision. The Russian national team announced the tragic news on Twitter: "Today, during a training match 'Baltika-M - Krasnaya Zvezda', the team's goalkeeper from Sovetsk, Alexander Shishmarev, was fatally injured. "The doctors of the club and the ambulance provided assistance for more than an hour, but they could not save their lives. We sincerely condole with family and friends." Alexander Garvidi...
Governor Lalong Relaxes Curfew in Jos and Bassa
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Governor Lalong Relaxes Curfew in Jos and Bassa

Governor Simon Lalong has relaxed the curfew in some parts of Plateau state due to insecurity. Lalong in a broadcast on Monday August 30, said the 24-hour curfew in Jos North is now to be enforced from 6pm to 6am until further notice. He said;   “The curfew in Jos South and Bassa is to also be further relaxed,” Lalong said. “As from Monday 30th August 2021, the curfew shall be enforced between 10pm to 6am until further notice.” The ban on tricycles (Keke Napep) and hawkers remains in place within Jos/Bukuru metropolis, while the Plateau Economic and Investment Summit earlier scheduled for September 1 and 2 has been postponed.   Read the full text of Lalong’s Monday broadcast:   TEXT OF A STATE BROADCAST BY H.E. RT. HON. (DR) SIMON BAKO LALONG, KSG...
Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react
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Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react

English comedian and actor, Sean Lock, is dead. Lock, who died at the age of 58, had been suffering from cancer. The former 8 Out of 10 Cats star was a regular panelist on TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? and QI. Reacting, Chelsea, in a tweet via their Twitter handle on Wednesday, described Lock as a ‘much-loved comedian’. The UEFA Champions League winners also sent their condolences to Lock’s family and friends. “Everyone at Chelsea FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Sean Lock,” Chelsea’s tweet read. “Sean was a much-loved comedian, fan of the Blues and a regular at Stamford Bridge. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.” One of Lock’s first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alon...
Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami
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Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has said that President Muhammadu Buhari could not eat food after learning that Muslim travellers were killed in Jos, Plateau state's capital. Daily Nigerian reported that the minister made the disclosure during a special visit to the Islamic cleric to convey the president’s condolences. Recall that it was reported that about 25 Muslim travellers were killed at Rukuba, Jos while returning from a religious assembly organised by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi in Bauchi State. Pantami told the cleric that President Buhari was saddened by the killings such that he could not eat. He said; “The president had since directed that the perpetrators of the attack be fished out and prosecuted. “He spoke with top military brass on the is...
Ajax’s Noah Gesser is Dead, Real Madrid React
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Ajax’s Noah Gesser is Dead, Real Madrid React

Ajax youth player, Noah Gesser, has died at the age of 16 following a car accident on Friday evening. Gesser had been with Ajax since 2018 and had been due to be part of the club’s U-17 set up for the forthcoming campaign. “Ajax has received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away,” Ajax’s statement read. “The 16-year-old youth player died in a car accident with his brother on Friday evening. “Ajax is deeply moved by this tragic event. The club wishes the loved ones all the strength in coping with this immeasurable loss.” Reacting, Real Madrid, in a tweet on Saturday, wrote, “Real Madrid C.F., its president and its Board of Directors deeply lament the passing of Noah Gesser, @AFCAjax’s academy player. “Real Madrid...
T.B Joshua dead: Pastor Adeboye Finally Breaks Silence
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T.B Joshua dead: Pastor Adeboye Finally Breaks Silence

Pastor Enoch Adegboye , the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has finally broke his silence following the death of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet T.B Joshua. Recall that T.B Joshua died on June 12, 2021and was buried in July in a highly publicized burial. In the condolence message Adeboye sent to the family of the late televangelist, he said he believed he would meet Joshua at the feet of the Lord Jesus on the resurrection morning. “We want to join millions of people across the globe to register our condolence with you on the passing of your husband, Temitope Joshua. We take solace in the Lord, believing that we shall meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus, on the resurrection morning. We therefore pray for you, your chil...
Governor Sanwo-olu mourns Sound Sultan
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Governor Sanwo-olu mourns Sound Sultan

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Fasasi family and the Nigerian entertainment industry on the passage of a renowned rapper, singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, who died on Sunday July 11 at age 44 and was buried in the United States of America in accordance with Islamic injunctions.   Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Monday, July 12 by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, expressed shock over the death of the singer, saying Fasasi’s demise was painful and a great loss to the deceased family, the Nigerian music industry, and the country as a whole. The Governor urged the deceased family, friends, associates, fans and the entertainment practitioners to take the death o...
Bandits Kill Seven in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Seven in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven people in the last 72 hours in Chikun, Kajuru and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State. It was also gathered that four of the 26 victims kidnapped by bandits at Ungwan Madaki in Kakau, Chikun LG, on June 18, 2021, were killed after their families failed to pay ranson. It was also learnt that after killing the four victims, the bandits informed the families to go and carry the bodies which they had dumped by the roadside at Tsohon Gaya. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Saturday, July 3, said the developments were reported to the state government by security agencies on Friday. According to him, bandits shot four people at the outskirts of Tsohon G...
Convicted police officer, Chauvin offers condolences to George Floyd’s family
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Convicted police officer, Chauvin offers condolences to George Floyd’s family

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd last year, has offered his condolences to the deceased’s family. Chauvin offered his condolences minutes before Hennepin County District Judge, Peter Cahill, sentenced him to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of Mr Floyd. He also said he would reveal information later that would give ‘peace of mind’ to the family. “Due to some additional legal matters at hand, I’m not able to give a full formal statement at this time. “Very briefly, though, I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family. “I hope these things give y’all finally some peace of mind,” he said. However, it was not immediately clear what information he was referring to in the brief statement. Meanwhile, his m...
Former Wrestler, Melissa Coates Dies at 50 after Lifesaving Amputation
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Former Wrestler, Melissa Coates Dies at 50 after Lifesaving Amputation

Former WWE star, Melissa Coates, known as Super Genie, has tragically died aged 50. No cause of death has been given for the former bodybuilder, wrestler and manager. The news was broken by a friend of hers on Facebook, who wrote: “This may be the hardest post I have ever made… Just got word from Terry ‘Sabu’ Brunk that Super Genie Melissa Coates has passed away this afternoon. “I also have spoken to her brother, JR Coates and niece, Cassi. They told me to post this sad news… “Sabu will not be taking calls and please respect their privacy at this time. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.” The news was followed by the Cauliflower Alley Club – the non-profit corporation that looks after former full-time wrestlers – also confirming the news. They tweeted: ...
Update: Kaduna State Govt confirms death of wedding guests, others in fatal car crash along Zaria-Kano road
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Update: Kaduna State Govt confirms death of wedding guests, others in fatal car crash along Zaria-Kano road

20 people including 17 young men from Kano State died in a fatal car crash along Kauran Wali axis of Zaria-Kano Road. LIB reported that the young men were returning home after attending the wedding of their friend in Zaria. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the accident in a statement said the fatal crash which occurred on Saturday afternoon, June 5, involved a Hummer Bus belonging to Kano Line (KN90H42), and a private Toyota Rav4 SUV (ABC550NV). "The bus was Kano-bound, while the SUV was headed for Zaria. According to eye-witness reports, the crash was a head-on collision between the two vehicles, resulting from dangerous driving and overtaking along a diversion point on the highway," Aruwan stated. "Over 20 ...
Nigerian Footballer, Kelvin Odenigbo, Drowns in Belarus lake
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Nigerian Footballer, Kelvin Odenigbo, Drowns in Belarus lake

A Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Odenigbo, playing for FC Vitebsk in Belarus, has been found dead after drowning in a lake. Announcing his passing, the Belarusian Premier League club in a statement released, said the corpse of the 20-year-old striker was found on Saturday, June 5 by the lake Beloye, a tourist destination in the Vitebsk region. “We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player. The football club Vitebsk reports that on June 5, 2021, on the lake Beloye, in the area of the tourist base Verasy, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo. We will publish all official information as it becomes available. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team...
Queen Elizabeth to meet President Biden at Windsor Castle
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Queen Elizabeth to meet President Biden at Windsor Castle

Britain's leader, Queen Elizabeth will welcome US President, Joe Biden to Windsor Castle on June 13 for their first one-on-one meeting, Buckingham Palace have announced. Elizabeth's meeting with Biden and first lady Jill Biden will come during the President's visit to the United Kingdom for the upcoming G7 summit, his first trip abroad since taking office. It will be the Queen's first major meeting with a world leader since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April, and comes after a year in which most of her in-person engagements were scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of her reign, the 95-year-old monarch has met with every US President except Lyndon Johnson. The pair have been in touch in recent months. The Queen sent a private congratula...
‘They Won’t go Free’- President Buhari asks Security Agencies to go after Ahmed Gulak’s killers
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‘They Won’t go Free’- President Buhari asks Security Agencies to go after Ahmed Gulak’s killers

President Buhari has expressed outrage and disgust over what he called "the heinous murder of Adamawa politician Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State by yet to be identified gunmen." Reacting to the development on Sunday, the President said the killers of the APC chieftain will not go free and has ordered the security agents to go after them. "I'm repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil people who are determined to undermine the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our country. Let me warn however that nobody or group of people who engages in such despicable acts should expect to go free. We will deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that such callous and criminal elements are brought to justice.”a statement from Presidential aide, Garba Sheh...
Passenger Collapses and Dies on Flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe
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Passenger Collapses and Dies on Flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe

A sad incident occurred in an Airlink flight on Monday May 24, as a passenger collapsed and died during the trip. ZimLive reported that the deceased who was one of the passengers on the Airlink Embraer 170-100LR plane which was travelling from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, collapsed and died mid way into flight. Body of the deceased was removed by health personnel after the plane landed at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport.  Confirming the mid-flight death, the airport manager Passmore Dewa told the publication; “I confirm that we had an unfortunate incident where a male passenger died mid-air, which was confirmed once the plane landed. We will get reports from the airline, law enforcement and also health authorities into the incident which will answer questions...
How much worse can this show get – FFK reacts to Minister of Defence offering a “heartless felt” condolence at burial ceremony of COAS and others (video)
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How much worse can this show get – FFK reacts to Minister of Defence offering a “heartless felt” condolence at burial ceremony of COAS and others (video)

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to Minister of Defence Bashir Magashi's gaffe at the burial ceremony of Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers on Saturday May 22. According to FFK, Magashi offered a "heartless felt condolence" to the families of the late military officers at the ceremony. FFK described it as a "freudian slip". The former minister who noted that the President was absent at the burial ceremony, also asked how "worse the show will get". He tweeted; First our President refuses to attend the COAS' burial even though he was in Abuja. The Minister of Defence was there & instead of talking sense he said he had "come to express" his "HEARTLESS felt condolences". Talking about a Freudian slip!!! How much worse ca...
Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over
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Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over

Oyo State Governor,  Seyi Makinde, has reacted to a report that one of the cars in his convoy ran a child over. He explained that an investigation has been carried out and it revealed that the child was knocked over by a car that was not part of his convoy. He, however, sympathised with the parents of the child. He tweeted: "I received with deep concern the report that my convoy ran over a child on our way to Ogbomoso, earlier today. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the child was hit by an individual driving a Toyota Matrix car who lost control of his vehicle. He was not part of my convoy. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brough...
NCC Commiserates with Board Chairman Prof. Adeolu Akande Whose 19-year-old daughter Committed Suicide
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NCC Commiserates with Board Chairman Prof. Adeolu Akande Whose 19-year-old daughter Committed Suicide

The Board, Management and entire staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have commiserated with the Chairman, Board of Commissioners of NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande over the death of his 19-year-old daughter, Feranmi Fasunle. LIB reported that the 200-level student in the Department of Political Science at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, committed suicide by drinking poisonous substances believed to be sniper. The Director, Public Affairs of NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement on Friday, May 14, described late Feranmi as a promising student. "Miss Fasunle, aged 19, was a promising 200-Level student of Political Science at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, who dreamt of reading Law as a second deg...
Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
Buhari Replies Ortom, Expresses Disappointment Over Governor’s Attack On Him
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Buhari Replies Ortom, Expresses Disappointment Over Governor’s Attack On Him

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari last night expressed disappointment over the attack on him by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. President Buhari also expressed his condolences to the families of Nigerians citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in the state. The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja stated that the rising levels of incidents, especially the killings and violence in various parts of the country calls for further collaboration with security agencies to curb its recurrence. According to the statement, “He (President Buhari) also states his disappointment and sadness to hear Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State make a litany of accusations against his per...
First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90
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First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90

Michael Collins, the command pilot of the first crewed mission to the moon, has died aged 90 following a "valiant battle" with cancer. Collins was the command pilot of Apollo 11 in the first crewed mission to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. His family said in a statement: "We will miss him terrible. Yet we also know how lucky Mike felt to have lived the life he did. "Please join us fondly in remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose, and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back from Earth from the vantage of space." "We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer. "He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side. "We will miss him terribly...
Update: All 53 Sailors in Sunken Indonesian Navy Submarine Confirmed Dead
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Update: All 53 Sailors in Sunken Indonesian Navy Submarine Confirmed Dead

Indonesia’s military on Sunday April 25, officially said all 53 crew members from a submarine that sank last week are dead after the search teams located the vessel's wreckage on the ocean floor. The grim announcement comes days after Indonesia said the 43-year-old German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was considered sunk, not merely missing, but did not state whether the crew was dead. Officials previously said the KRI Nanggala 402's oxygen supply would have run out early Saturday, three days after the vessel went missing off the resort island of Bali. Wreckage from the KRI Nanggala-402 was found Sunday on the bed of the Bali Sea at 850m. The navy said the diesel-powered submarine may have experienced a loss of battery power and was unable to return to the surface. Ther...
My sister-in-law is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits’ – Heartbroken Nigerian man writes presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi
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My sister-in-law is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits’ – Heartbroken Nigerian man writes presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi

A Nigerian man whose sister-in-law, Dorathy Yohanna, is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits, has written an emotional letter to the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, asking him to talk to his boss. The man, Yamai, with the Twitter handle, @ydcoal, said his mother-in-law has been unable to eat or even take a shower since Dorathy was abducted on Tuesday April 20. He said it is devastating that the answer to her prayers for the safe return of her child is now the news of her demise in the hands of those who abducted her. His tweets read ''Hi @toluogunlesi, my sister-in-law was among the 3 dead students found today from Greenfield University. We are all trying to unpack our feelings. People’s children have become sports for bandits & kidnappers. I...
Greenfield Students: Killing Of 3 Of The Abducted Students Heartbreaking – Atiku
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Greenfield Students: Killing Of 3 Of The Abducted Students Heartbreaking – Atiku

Nigerian ex-presidential candidate, and former vice president of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has on his Twitter page shown and expressed his condolences concerning the killing of the 3 abducted students. Atiku on his Twitter page was remorseful as he talked about the killing of the 3 abducted students of greenfield university in Kaduna State, praying that may their souls rest in peace. AMEN. ...... Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna. How long shall we continue to lose precious souls? May their families and friends be comforted. It is time states are granted constitutional roles in the management of security.
Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity
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Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity

Three of the students kidnapped from Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been killed by their abductors. LIB reported that armed bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday night, April 20, shooting sporadically before whisking unspecified number of students away. The abductors later contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800 million. Read Here In a statement on Friday, April 22, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university. "In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield Un...
Why I Am Shocked And Saddened – Buhari
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Why I Am Shocked And Saddened – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is shocked and saddened in the wake of the ethnic clashes in the South Eastern Region of Salamat, Chad that claimed several lives. Ethnic tension in the central African country of Chad left at least 55 people dead and more than 40 injured as three villages were burned to the ground. The clashes in the south-eastern region of Salamat erupted between different ethnic groups on Wednesday night in the villages around the provincial capital of Am Timan, according to Salamat governor Abel Yamabaye Massira. However, Buhari extended heartfelt condolences to President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad over the incident. “I am shocked and saddened by the incident that shattered decades of relative peace and stability in Chad,” Buhari said. He added that “...
Former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob Passes away at 51
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Former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob Passes away at 51

The Hip Hop community has suffered another loss after the death of rap legend, DMX. Former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob has passed away at the age of 51. The rapper, real name Robert Ross, passed away on Saturday, April 17 after suffering a variety of ailments including kidney failure. He had recently been discharged from the hospital and was reportedly planning to relocate to Atlanta because he was homeless. His death was confirmed in a statement by popular New York City promoter, Van Silk. “We’ve lost another member of our Hip Hop family,” Van Silk tells HipHopDX. “Many may have been unaware that Black Rob has been sick over the years until Mark Curry posted the video from the hospital. My memory of Black Rob was when he use to come by DJ Kay Slay’s studio to do the mixt...
Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed a young man identified as Francis Jonathan Ayuba, five days to his wedding in Kaduna state. The deceased was set to tie the knot with his his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Francis was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Monday, April 12. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack, said three other persons persons including a toddler, Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son Philip Dauda, were also killed in the attack. He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack. "Security patrols mobilized to the area, repelled the assailants, w...
Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death
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Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death

Meghan Markle reportedly reached out to Queen Elizabeth to share her condolences over the death of her husband, Prince Philip. On Saturday, April 10, a source told US Weekly that "Meghan and Harry have already spoken to the Queen to express their sympathies." Meghan Markle will not be attending Prince Philip's funeral in person this Saturday, April 17, as her doctor didn't clear her to fly because of her pregnancy. But Meghan and Prince Harry dedicated the homepage of their non-profit Archewell to Prince Philip on Friday, April 9 immediately after his death was announced. They shared a brief tribute to him which read, "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for your service... You will be greatly missed."
Bobrisky Sends Condolence Message to Toyin Lawani on the Passing of her Father
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Bobrisky Sends Condolence Message to Toyin Lawani on the Passing of her Father

Nigerian Cross dresser, Bobrisky via his Instagram page sent a heartfelt condolence message to his former boss, Toyin Lawani, on the passing of her father. Toyin recently lost her father and he was buried on Thursday, April 8. Bobrisky and Toyin have never hidden their dislike for each other as they have on numerous occasions dragged themselves mercilessly online. However, on hearing about the passing of her father, Bobrisky took to his IG page to send her a condolence message. He however pointed out that the condolence message doesn't mean that they have stopped fighting. See his post below    
President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies
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President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead. Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness. A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State and described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility. The President recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises f...
Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna
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Eight killed, four injured as armed bandits open fire on travellers, attack communities in Kaduna

Eight people have been killed and four injured by armed bandits in separate attacks in communities across Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 31, said armed bandits shot at a vehicle in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun local government area, which then somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured. Those who lost their lives in the crash are Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu. The injured are, Zainab Alhaji Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani and Ushe Sani. One of the victims In another incident, armed ban...
Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead
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Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead

The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Agwu Ukpai, has died. The state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, announced the death of Mr. Ukpai. Okiyi-Kalu said Ukpai died in the early hours of on Tuesday March 30. The statement reads “It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness. Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress. He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in Gen...
TFF, Yanga SC and Simba SC mourn late Tanzania President Pombe Magufuli
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TFF, Yanga SC and Simba SC mourn late Tanzania President Pombe Magufuli

The news of the death of the head of state and government was confirmed by the Vice-President on March 17 Following the death of Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli, Mainland Premier League and Football Kenya Federation Premier League clubs have sent their messages of condolences. Magufuli's death was confirmed on March 17 by Vice President Samia Suluhu. The Tanzanian announced the president succumbed to heart conditions in a Dar es Salaam hospital. The President, who was re-elected in October 2020 for a final five-year term, had been missing from the public limelight from February 27.
Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks
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Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks

Armed bandits have killed seven people, injured many and set houses ablaze in series of attacks in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, March 11, said that the armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation and killed four residents. The residents killed are listed as Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu, Yusha'u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab. Two others, Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital. In the course of the raid, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibr...

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