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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...
Jigawa Lawmaker Dies at 65
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Jigawa Lawmaker Dies at 65

A member representing Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Yuguda Hassan Kila, has died. Kila, who was chairman of the House Committee on Customs, died on Thursday afternoon , March 4, at the National Hospital, Abuja after brief illness. He was aged 65. The retired customs comptroller was elected member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, to represent Gwaram Constituency in 2015. He was re-elected for the same position in 2019 general elections. The Jigawa State Governor Badaru Abubakar sends his condolences to his family, the people Gwaram constituency, and the entire people of the state.
Father of Liverpool’s Alisson Becker Drowns, Dies
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Father of Liverpool’s Alisson Becker Drowns, Dies

Jose, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, has drowned and died in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police confirmed. The 57-year-old had been swimming at a dam on the property, but was declared missing around 5pm on Wednesday. The Fire Department of Cacapava do Sul sent a team to assist in the search and it located the body at 11:59pm. No foul play was suspected. Alisson moved to Liverpool in 2018 from Roma. His younger brother Muriel is also a goalkeeper with Brazilian side, Fluminense. Internacional, whom both brothers played for, tweeted their condolences. “It is with great sadness that we received the news of Jose Agostinho Becker’s death, the father of our ex-goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel,” the club said. Live...
President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash
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President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that claimed the lives of seven personnel in Abuja today February 21. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, reads; ''President Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel. On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy. The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the...
Former Everton Goalkeeper, Dai Davies is Dead
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Former Everton Goalkeeper, Dai Davies is Dead

Former Everton and Swansea goalkeeper, Dai Davies is dead. Davies, a former Wales shot-stopper, died at the age of 72. Swansea made the announcement in a tweet via its Twitter handle on Wednesday. “Rest in peace, Dai Davies. Everyone at Swansea City sent their deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Swans goalkeeper, Dai Davies, who sadly passed away following his battle with cancer,” Swansea’s tweet read. Davies began his career at Swansea before joining the then league champions Everton in 1970. He spent almost seven years with Everton before moving to Wrexham in 1977. Davies later returned to Swansea and had a stint as player-coach at Tranmere before retiring.
Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire is Dead (Age 87)
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Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire is Dead (Age 87)

Justice Abdkadri Orire, the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal has died at the age of 87. Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in a condolence message described the late jurist as an exemplary leader who distinguished himself as an erudite legal scholar, researcher, Muslim community leader, and development activist. He commiserated with Mai Martaba the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), and the entire state over the death of the Orire who was the Grand Khadi of the Kwara state Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999. The statement read;   “Today, our state lost of one of its finest jurists, a founding father, and indeed a national statesman, retired Justice Abdul ...
Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York
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Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York

Three National Guard members were killed in a helicopter crash in New York state Wednesday night, according to the state's Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, a rural town south of Rochester, officials said. Authorities said the New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Greater Rochester International Airport crashed while on a routine training mission. The helicopter flew out of the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, according to Eric Durr, public affairs director of the New York S...
Kwaito Star Mshoza Has Passed On
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Kwaito Star Mshoza Has Passed On

South African star, Nomasonto Maswanganyi who was popularly known as Mshoza has reportedly died. News of the Kwaito Queen's death sent shockwaves across social media platforms and messages of condolences are pouring in. This morning, her very close friend Khanyi Mbau broke the news of her passing without revealing any further information. "REST IN PEACE MY LOVE . I am tired 2020," wrote Khanyi. The late Mshoza passed away in a Johannesburg hospital this morning, 19 November 2020. Earlier this year, Mshoza allegedly contracted the Coronavirus. Cause of death at this point is not yet known. The 37-year-old is survived by her two children, her son Jacob Junior and her daughter Pride. The bubbly Kwaito musician's impressive career spans for more than two decades with her timeless ...
‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo
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‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has also reacted to the Lekki tollgate shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 20.   Reacting via his Twitter handle, Akufo-Addo says he has spoken with President Buhari and that the president is committed to ending the ENDSARS impasse.   His tweets read ''I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.''  
Former WWE Wrestler, James Kamala Harris is Dead
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Former WWE Wrestler, James Kamala Harris is Dead

Former WWE wrestler, James Kamala Harris has died at the age of 70. WWE confirmed his death in a statement released via its official Twitter account on Sunday, though the cause of his death is yet to be revealed. “WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70. “Under the frightening face paint of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound, Harris battled the greatest superstars in sports-entertainment history, including Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker and Andre the Gaint. “He terrorized opponents and thrilled audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE until 2006. “WWE extends its condolences to Harris’ family, friends and fans,” the statement read. Harris, made his WWF debut in 1984, according to ...
Tottenham Hotspur Reacts to Death of Serge Aurier’s Brother, Christopher
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Tottenham Hotspur Reacts to Death of Serge Aurier’s Brother, Christopher

Tottenham Hotspur has mourned the death of defender, Serge Aurier’s brother, Christopher Aurier. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Christopher was shot dead in Toulouse in the early hours of Monday morning. Christopher was shot two times in the stomach at a night club. The 26-year-old was rushed to Toulouse University hospital in a critical condition shortly after 5 am, where he was then pronounced dead. French police are still hunting the gunman who fled the scene. The tragedy happened hours after his brother, Serge, featured for Tottenham as they came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in a North London Derby. Reacting, Tottenham in a tweet via its official Twitter page, said: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed a...
Levante Club Director, Ramón Vilar is Dead
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Levante Club Director, Ramón Vilar is Dead

Levante Football Club Director, Ramón Vilar Zanón, is dead. Vilar died at the age of 64. Levante made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Sunday. The statement read: “Levante U.D. and the Cent Anys Foundation want to express their condolences for the death of the director Mr Ramón Vilar Zanón. “Ramón Vilar held the position of director of Levante U.D. since 2009 and was a patron of the Cent Anys Foundation from 2009 to 2017. “All the members of the club and the Foundation join the pain of family and friends in these difficult moments after their sudden and irreparable loss. “Levante would like to thank him for his dedication and work in the club for his whole life and for his eternal Levante. D.E.P.” Meanwhile, Real Madrid hav...
Canadian Authorities Launch Investigation after 38 French Bulldog Puppies are Found Dead in Plane Cargo
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Canadian Authorities Launch Investigation after 38 French Bulldog Puppies are Found Dead in Plane Cargo

Canadian authorities have launched an investigation after 38 puppies were found dead on a Ukranian plane at Toronto, Canada. At least 500 puppies were on board the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane at Toronto Pearson Airport but 38 of them died, Canadian officials said on Sunday. Abby Lorenzen, a dog carer who was picking up another animal from the airport cargo area where the puppies were discovered, branded the sight of the dead dogs a ‘horror scene’. It is not clear if other types of animals were also on board but Abby Lorenzen said there were 572 animals on board and that ‘It was a nightmare.’ . According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the remaining surviving dogs were suffering from dehydration, weakness and vomiting and after seeing the condition of ...
Atiku Reacts to Death of Ibidun, Wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo
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Atiku Reacts to Death of Ibidun, Wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo

Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the death of Mrs. Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo, wife of Pastor Itua Ighodalo of Trinity House, based in Lagos. In a statement by Asue Ighodalo, her family requested for privacy while mourning the late beauty queen. Reacting, Atiku in a tweet on his official Twitter account, said the late wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, may have been short, but it was impactful. He said: “The life of Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo, late wife of Head Pastor, @trinityhouseng, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, may have been short, but it was impactful. “Her Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), a non-profit organisation, was a source of blessing to many women. ...
George Floyd: WWE condemns Racial Injustices, stands with Blacks Over Death of American
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George Floyd: WWE condemns Racial Injustices, stands with Blacks Over Death of American

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has released a statement in regards to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old African American murdered by the US police. Recall that following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there has been serious unrest and tension in most states in the United States. Some Americans have for days continued to protest the injustice and police brutality meted out to people of colour. Reacting, WWE, in a statement posted on its official Twitter account on Tuesday, offered condolences to the family of the late George Floyd and also condemned the unfortunate racial injustices happening across the USA. “WWE supports an inclusive society and condemns racial injustice,” the statement read. “We stand beside ou...
Baseball Star, Starling Marte Announces Wife Noelia has Died of a Heart Attack
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Baseball Star, Starling Marte Announces Wife Noelia has Died of a Heart Attack

Dominican professional baseball player, Starling Marte has announced that his wife, Noelia Marte, has died of a heart attack. The Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder shared the sad news on Monday night via his social media accounts. "Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack," Marte wrote in an Instagram post, which included a photograph of the couple at the Grand Canyon. "It is a moment of indescribable pain. On behalf of my family, I am grateful for the expressions of esteem and solidarity in this difficult time."   Marte, 31, spent his first eight seasons in the majors playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates before he was traded to Arizona in January. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic...
Prince Harry Pens Heartbreaking Personal Letter For Late Fan’s Family
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Prince Harry Pens Heartbreaking Personal Letter For Late Fan’s Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle offered their deepest condolences to the family of their terminally-ill fan, Holly Smallman who died last month. In an extensive and emotional email penned by the Sussex couple, the two offered their sympathies to the deceased 18-year-old’s family after she breathed her last on March 27. Holly was said to be “seriously ill from birth with a number of complex conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and chronic lung disease.” It was owing to her health conditions that the family got in touch with the Duke of Sussex nearly five years ago at the WellChild awards where Holly’s sister Ruby was presented with a prize by the royal. Holly’s mother Hayley, told Daily Mail that the prince had befriended Holly who was, at that time, 13. “He said,...
13-Year-Old Boy Becomes UK’s Youngest COVID-19 Victim
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13-Year-Old Boy Becomes UK’s Youngest COVID-19 Victim

A 13-year-old boy in London who tested positive has died, Kings College hospital has said. He is believed to be the youngest victim of the outbreak in the UK. “Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for Covid-19 has passed away and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time. The death has been referred to the coroner and no further comment will be made”.
Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster, Zororo Makamba dies from coronavirus
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Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster, Zororo Makamba dies from coronavirus

Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health and Child Care has confirmed the country's first death from coronavirus. Radio/television host, Zororo Makamba, who was the son of telecoms tycoon and politician, James Makamba was the second person to test positive for the coronavirus in Zimbabwe. The country's ministry of health confirmed that the 30-year-old succumbed to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after he was hospitalised over the weekend. Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa also confirmed his death in a statement saying: “I have received the news of the passing on of Zororo Makamba with great shock, extreme sadness and deep sense of shock. He is a victim of the worldwide pandemic that is Covid-19” “I extend my sincere condolences to th...
Shehu Sani Reacts to Killing of Over 50 People in Kaduna Villages
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Shehu Sani Reacts to Killing of Over 50 People in Kaduna Villages

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has reacted to report of over 50 people being killed by bandits in Kerawa and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State over the weekend. Shehu Sani who called on leaders in the Northern region of the country to wake up, stated that the masses voted for "government" and not "gallows". He tweeted; The Killings of over 50 innocent people in Kerawa,Igabi Lg stands condemned.My thoughts,prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.The people voted for a Government and not Gallows.The north must wake up,Buckle up and end this current of tragedies.
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Female Footballer Lucy Kerr Tragically Dies after Losing Battle with Bone Cancer

A former Charlton Athletic women's player has tragically died after a battle with bone cancer. Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors checked her broken thigh bone. Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London. Her former club, Charlton Athletic Women announced Ms. Kerr's death in a statement. A statement from the club read: 'The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture. 'Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy's family at this difficult time.' Charlton Athletic Women's Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16...
Female NSCDC Personnel Dies Just 1 Day After Writing Promotion Examination
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Female NSCDC Personnel Dies Just 1 Day After Writing Promotion Examination

According to NAN, Insp. Basirat Olaonipekun, a female personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Lagos State, has died a day after writing her promotion examination. NSCDC spokesperson in Lagos, Kehinde Bada, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. Bada said Olanipekun died on Saturday after writing the examination at the Ikeja Police Collage on Friday. “She was ill and came for the promotion examination. It happened after the examination, she collapsed and was rushed to the police hospital at the College where she was treated but later died,” Bada said. The spokesperson said the NECDC personnel had been buried according to Islamic rites. She said the commandant, Mr Ayinla Adeyinka, expressed NSCDC’s condolences ...
Victor Olaiya’s Death a Shock – Nigerian government
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Victor Olaiya’s Death a Shock – Nigerian government

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has mourned the death of the late music icon, Sir Victor Olaiya. Mohammed in a statement sent to DAILY POST signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi said despite his age, Olaiya’s death came as a shock to him. He described Olaiya, as a legend whose music signposted a great epoch in the history of Nigeria. The minister added that the death of Olaiya was a great loss to the Creative Industry. ”Sir Victor Olaiya was not just a musician, but a great patriot, hence it was not a surprise that he played officially when the country became independent in 1960 and when it became a republic in 1963. ”The doyen of highlife music charted a path for many generations of Nigerian musicians, and this great role wa...
Two Dead as High-speed Train Derails in Northern Italy
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Two Dead as High-speed Train Derails in Northern Italy

A tragic incident occurred on Thursday morning in Italy's Lodi province as two people were killed after a high-speed train derailed. The accident which also left 28 people injured occurred in the town of Casalpusterlengo, some 30 miles southeast of Milan. All services on the Milan-Bologna high-speed route have been suspended and diverted via conventional lines, as emergency teams and firefighters are at the scene of the accident to assess the damage. The railway company said the engine left the tracks some 40km (25 miles) from Milan at around 05:30 local time. It struck the freight wagon on a parallel track before running into a building and was separated from the rest of the train. Both it and the first carriage turned on their sides. Italian President Sergio Matta...
Singer, Brandy Who was Kobe Bryant’s High School Prom date, Speaks out on his Death
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Singer, Brandy Who was Kobe Bryant’s High School Prom date, Speaks out on his Death

Almost a week after Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter, Gianna, and 8 others, singer Brandy has now come out to send her condolences to the family of Kobe. Kobe and Brandy were friends while he was still alive and she was his former prom when she was much younger. Brandy's friendship with Bryant dates back to the 1990s, when she confessed to an interview that they once went to prom together.   'He'll always be my date," Brandy said in the 1996 Entertainment today interview. The 40 year old singer has now shared her condolences towards the family. Posting on her Instagram page Saturday, the 'Afrodisiac' singer said; "Never will I understand. My condolences to @vanessabryant, and all families who are in pain dur...
NSCDC Bans Personnel from Displaying Firearms in Public after Imo Politician was Accidentally Shot Dead by one of its Operatives
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NSCDC Bans Personnel from Displaying Firearms in Public after Imo Politician was Accidentally Shot Dead by one of its Operatives

Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been banned from displaying firearms in public places by the agency's Commandant-General, Abdulahi Gana Muhammadu. The directive came after a Chieftain of Action Alliance, Mr Ndubuisi Emenike was accidentally shot dead last weekend by his security aide who is an NSCDC operative. NSCDC's spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh confirmed the ban on public display of firearm during a condolence visit to a former governor of Imo state and serving senator, Rochas Okorocha over demise of the Imo politician. He said President Buhari gave the instruction.
Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant
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Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Football legend, Luis Figo has been accused of copying and pasting Cristiano Ronaldo's heartfelt 48-word tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in helicopter crash. Football fans were quick to spot out the similarity between the two posts as it appeared word-for-word on Figo's Twitter page after his Portuguese counterpart posted the same exact words. Ronaldo was first to post his message on Sunday afternoon which featured an image of Bryant holding a basketball to his head. The Juventus striker wrote: 'So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his famly and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.' Th...
14-year-old Schoolgirl Brutally Raped, Stabbed and Burnt to Death in South Africa
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14-year-old Schoolgirl Brutally Raped, Stabbed and Burnt to Death in South Africa

14-year-old school pupil Liticha Princess Sbongile Nelson was found dead near Elsburg on the East Rand, South Africa. Liticha, a grade 9 pupil at Graceland Education Center in Elsburg, Germiston, went missing last  Wednesday and her body was discovered by community members in a bush on Friday. She had been stabbed and raped before she was burnt to death. It was understood that she had gone missing on Wednesday after she failed to return home from school. The GED said she was left behind by her school transport and had to walk home. When Liticha did not come home from school her grandmother panicked and started checking around the neighbourhood. The next morning she reported the teen missing to police but was told to bring a photograph of the child, the education department said...
Orange County, his Wife and Daughter Died in the Helicopter Crash that Killed Kobe Bryant
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Orange County, his Wife and Daughter Died in the Helicopter Crash that Killed Kobe Bryant

Orange County baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa have been identified as the other victims who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. John Altobelli was the head coach of the Orange Coast College baseball program and was going to his 24th season as head coach of the program when the sad incident occurred. Orange Coast College Athletic Director Jason Kehler who confirmed that John died in the Calabasas helicopter crash with his family, said; "John meant so much to not only Orange Coast College, but to baseball. He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach. The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none - he treated them like family. Our deepest condolence...
Michael Jordan Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna
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Michael Jordan Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna

NBA legend, Michael Jordan has expressed shock over the death of Kobe Bryant. Kobe was travelling on Sunday with at least 9 other people in his private helicopter when his helicopter went down and fire broke out. Kobe’s daughter Gianna was also reported to have been on board the helicopter and died alongside her father in the crash in Calabasas on Sunday. Kobe who used a helicopter to travel for years was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper. The former Los Angeles Lakers star described the news of Kobe’s death as ‘painful’ even as he described him as ‘a little brother, fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force.” Jordan’s spokesperson in a statement wrote: “I am in shock over...
Three US Firefighters Killed in Plane Crash while Battling Wildfires in Australia
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Three US Firefighters Killed in Plane Crash while Battling Wildfires in Australia

Three US firefighters died while battling a huge bushfire in Australia when the C-130 tanker they were flying crashed in the southern section of the country on Thursday, January , 23. The firefighters were killed in the crash after leaving the town of Richmond in the New South Wales state on a firebombing mission around the Snowy Mountains, local officials said. Rescue crews rushed to the area on Thursday afternoon but found no survivors among the wreckage. The bodies are yet to be recovered. “Unfortunately, all we’ve been able to do is locate the wreckage and the crash site and we have not been able to locate any survivors,” Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said after the crash. '[The aircraft] impacted heavily with the ground and initial reports are that ...
President Buhari Sends Condolences To Nigerian Christians
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President Buhari Sends Condolences To Nigerian Christians

President Buhari has sent condolence messages across to Nigeria’s Christian community after terrorists killed an abducted CAN Chairman, Lawan Andimi in Michika, Adamawa State. Saddened by the execution, Buhari described the killing as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative, coupled with the fact that the terrorists had initially expressed willingness to set him free before killing him. He wrote; The terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa State is cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. My deepest condolences to his family, the Christian community across Nigeria, and the Government and people of Adamawa. I am greatly saddened by the fact that the terrorists went on to kill him even while giving sign...
Fani-Kayode Reacts as Iran Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane
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Fani-Kayode Reacts as Iran Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to Iran’s admission that it shot down the Ukrainian plane that killed over 170 passengers on Wednesday. Fani-Kayode reacts as Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane Iran’s admission was contained in a statement on Saturday morning where it also blamed “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target.” In the statement posted on social media, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote that the country “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake”. “My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences,” he said, adding that “investigations continue to identify and prosecute this great tragedy and unforgivable mistake”. Writing...
Chris Barker ,Former Cardiff Defender  Found Dead on New Year’s Day
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Chris Barker ,Former Cardiff Defender Found Dead on New Year’s Day

Former English professional footballer, Chris Barker who played as a defender for Cardiff and Southend has died at the age of 39. World in Motion, the agency that represented Barker when he was a player, confirmed his 'untimely and tragic passing' on Twitter on Thursday morning. Their statement read: 'It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely and tragic passing at the age of 39 of Chris Barker.  'Chris was a client throughout his outstanding playing career of over 500 League games for clubs including Barnsley, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Plymouth Argyle. Moreover, Chris was a wonderful person, an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to work for.' The South Wales Police confirmed in a statement that Barker was found dead at his home on New Year's Day. But...

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