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Lightning strikes 12 cows dead in Delta state
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Lightning strikes 12 cows dead in Delta state

At least 12 cows were reportedly struck dead by lightning in Urhodo-Ovu community of Ethiope East local government area of Delta State. A source told The Nation that the herdsmen were seated close to the cows while others were taken to another area of the bush for grazing when lightning struck, killing over twelve of the cows. The source revealed that the strange death of the cows caused the herders to panic and they took to their heels but later returned. The publication adds that before the day of the incident, the farm owners had at several times warned the herders to stop taking their cows to their cassava farms but they didn’t listen until the lightning strike happened.
Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies
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Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies

The policeman who was shot by suspected bandits during a gunfight in Kebbi State is dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Abdulqadir Garba Hardo died after being shot in the leg while leading the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad in a gun duel with armed men at Tsamiya town in Bagudo Local Government of the state. The gunshot fractured his bone and he died at a hospital in Gusau, Zamfara State capital on Monday May 10. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has reportedly donated a cash gift of N2m to the family of the late DSP.  He described the late DSP Hardo as a gallant and courageous officer who performed his duty professionally and prayed Allah to grant him mercy and his family the perseverance to bear the loss.
Ex-Pornstar Charged with Murdering her 77-year-old Millionaire Husband who Claimed to have Slept with ‘4000 Women’ and Hoped to ‘die’ while having sex
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Ex-Pornstar Charged with Murdering her 77-year-old Millionaire Husband who Claimed to have Slept with ‘4000 Women’ and Hoped to ‘die’ while having sex

An ex-Pornstar, Saki Sudo, 25, has been charged with murdering her spouse, Kosuke Nozaki, 77, who reportedly liked sex so much he was called 'don juan' after notoriously claiming he had bedded 4000 women and also demanded sex three times a day. Business tycoon Kosuke Nozaki, who made his fortune through real estate, agriculture and money lending, married the suspect in February 2018 in the Japanese city Tanabe. He was dead within months, according to Japanese news site Tokyo Reporter. Before his death, Nozaki had brushed off warnings that his ex-porn star wife only married him for his money after she was spotted on lavish shopping trips around the world. He wrote in his memoir: "I am sorry for the 99 per cent of people who wish for this marriage to fall apart, but I...
Body of Kano Varsity Student Found Dumped at Sand Excavation site 5 Days after he was Declared Missing
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Body of Kano Varsity Student Found Dumped at Sand Excavation site 5 Days after he was Declared Missing

A 300 level student of the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, Ahmad Abubakar Idris, has been found dead five days after he was reported missing. It was gathered that the 22-year-old student of the Department of Physics went missing last Saturday, May 1, 2021, when he left the campus with two colleagues to a market in Kano (Farm Centre) to buy a mobile phone. His corpse was discovered at a sand excavation site in Mariri at the outskirts of Kano after police arrested one of the colleagues who was with him before he went missing. The father of the deceased, Abubakar Idris, who spoke to Daily Trust, said his son’s colleagues were suspected to have killed him because of the money in his possession. Mr Idris said he had sent some money to the Ahmad to purcha...
Girl Nabbed after Giving a Baby Bleach to Drink
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Girl Nabbed after Giving a Baby Bleach to Drink

A young girl has been nabbed after she gave a baby bleach to drink. The girl who has been identified as Mmesoma, said she was promised N20k by one Chisom to carry out the act. According to her, Chisom promised to give her the money after the baby has been confirmed dead. Mmesoma revealed that she knows the baby’s mother but denied doing same thing to other babies under her care in the past. Watch the video below......
Six Killed as Gunmen Attack yet Another Police Station in Akwa Ibom
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Six Killed as Gunmen Attack yet Another Police Station in Akwa Ibom

Five police officers and the wife of an officer have been killed in a fresh attack on a police facility in Ini local government of Akwa Ibom State. According to reports, the gunmen suspected attacked the police station in the early hours of Saturday May 8, when the officers were still asleep and shot them dead. They then set the place on fire. Police operational vehicles and other valuables were destroyed during the attack Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Odiko MacDon, “Yes, there was an attack in Ini Divisional Police Headquarters. We are trying to assess the situation, we will get back to you'' he said
Crocodile Killed in Lagos (photos)
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Crocodile Killed in Lagos (photos)

A Twitter user has shared photos of a dead crocodile that was being cut on Ogombo/Abraham Adesanya road in Lagos state. Taking to his Twitter handle, @kingdahyor  ''What I saw at ogombo/Abraham Adesanya road some minutes back''
Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt
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Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt

A former Nigerian Minister, Mama Taraba, real name Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, is dead. Al-Hassan, 61, served as Women Affairs Minister under the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Her associates confirmed the politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Mama Taraba dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2019 governorship election under United Democratic Party (UDP). Al-Hassan, a staunch supporter of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) months after the poll. In August 2020, she made revelations about her ordeal while in the APC. She ran into trouble with the ruling party after declaring her support for Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Missing Nigerian student, Olisa Odukwe found Dead in Bristol Harbour, UK
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Missing Nigerian student, Olisa Odukwe found Dead in Bristol Harbour, UK

Olisa Odukwe, a Nigerian student in the UK, who was declared missing since Saturday has been found dead. Police divers searching for the missing Bristol University student found his body in Bristol Harbour, near Narrow Quay, on Tuesday afternoon, May 4. The 20-year-old was last seen at his home in Redland at 7 am on Saturday, May 1, with his disappearance sparking an urgent police appeal. The heartbreaking news of his death was shared publicly online after friends and teammates from his University of Bristol Association Football club had searched nearby Leigh Woods. Avon and Somerset Police said: 'Yesterday afternoon, police divers located and recovered the body of a man in Bristol Harbour, near Narrow Quay. Police have informed the family of 20-year-old Mr. Odukwe, whos...
Prince Philip’s cause of death recorded as ‘old age’
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Prince Philip’s cause of death recorded as ‘old age’

The Duke of Edinburgh’s official cause of death has reportedly been recorded as old age at 99. Prince Philip died on April 9, just weeks after he reunited with the Queen following a month-long stay in hospital. Dad-of-four Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history, dedicating decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch's side. Despite enduring his longest stay in hospital just weeks before his death, The Telegraph reports his passing was due to old age.
Boxer, Félix Verdejo turns Himself in to Police After his Pregnant Lover is Drugged,Shot and Thrown off a Bridge
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Boxer, Félix Verdejo turns Himself in to Police After his Pregnant Lover is Drugged,Shot and Thrown off a Bridge

Boxer, Félix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday night, May 2, just hours after his pregnant lover, Keishla Rodríguez was found dead having been drugged, thrown off a bridge, and shot in the US territory’s capital of San Juan on Saturday. Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz's body was found in a lagoon two days after she was reported missing by her family. A criminal complaint filed by the FBI accuses Verdejo, 27, of punching Rodríguez in the face and injecting her with a syringe filled with a yet to be identified substance. Investigators allege Verdejo then bound her arms and feet with wire, tied a heavy block to her and threw her off a bridge at 8.30am on Thursday. Verdejo shot Rodríguez’s body with a pistol as he stood on the bridge, the federal com...
“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra
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“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra

A young man identified simply as Cubic has been shot dead by some group of people suspected to be cultists in Awka, the Anambra State capital. Details on the incident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the man was killed on Saturday night, May 1, 2021. Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased, with many calling for a solution to the incessant cult killings in the state capital. One Francis Nonso: "My hands keep shaking as i type RIP to you. Awka has done the worst ever. Farewell Senior man. Farewell Fashion lord. Farewell Cubic" "Rest in peace master cubic , Rip sure guy , Rip fashion master. God is about to fight for you.I saw some group of people raising to avenge for you . I saw where Awka is on fire more than the way i...
Woman, 39, ‘Killed and Partially Eaten’ by Bear as she Walked Dogs
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Woman, 39, ‘Killed and Partially Eaten’ by Bear as she Walked Dogs

A woman is believed to have been killed and partially eaten by a bear that attacked her while she walked her dogs. The woman, 39, was found dead off a highway near the city of Durango in Colorado, US. Authorities said there were "signs of consumption" on her body after it was discovered on Friday night, April 29. Her boyfriend told officials she had gone walking with her two dogs earlier in the day. The last time she spoke to him was late on Friday morning, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Her boyfriend, who has not been named, returned home at 8.30pm and found the two dogs outside their home. But his girlfriend, who has also not been named, was missing so he started searching for her. He eventually found the body at around 9.30pm and then called eme...
Local Hunters Kill 4th Elephant in 2 Years in Ogun state
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Local Hunters Kill 4th Elephant in 2 Years in Ogun state

There are concerns that Nigeria's elephant population is fast depleting after local hunters shot dead a 4th elephant in Ogun State. The elephant was killed near Omo forest in Ogun State. According to the Elephant Protection Initiative, this is the 4th elephant illegally killed in two years.
Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows
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Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows

Herdsmen on Sunday evening of May 2, ran away from Urhodo-Ovu community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State as thunder strike killed 12 of their cows. The herdsmen and the cows were in their settlement when the incident occurred minutes after the heavy downpour, DAILY POST gathered. Indigenes and residents of the community especially farmers were, however, happy over the incident. At the time of filing this report, the 12 dead cows were still lying fallow on the ground. The incident caused serious tension amongst the herdsmen as they quickly moved their belongings and ran away from the community for fear of being struck dead by the same thunder.
Eight Persons Feared Dead and 36 Others Injured as Palm-oil Laden Truck Plunges into Ditch in Osun
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Eight Persons Feared Dead and 36 Others Injured as Palm-oil Laden Truck Plunges into Ditch in Osun

At least eight persons have allegedly died and 36 others injured after a palm oil-laden truck plunged into a ditch in Osogbo, Osun State in the early hours of today, May 1. According to reports, the occupants who were mostly traders were sleeping on the truck, a Volvo FL7, with registration number KMC 35 ZJ, when the accident happened. The truck was ascending the November 27 overhead bridge opposite the NECO office when the driver lost control as the truck could not ascend the bridge. The truck then went on a reverse and fell into the ditch. “The accident happened around 2 am when some of us were sleeping on top of the kegs of palm oil in the truck. The truck fell into the ditch and about 10 of us were killed while others have been taken to Osun State University Teaching Hospita...
Unidentified Driver reportedly Found Shot Dead in Vehicle in Owerri
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Unidentified Driver reportedly Found Shot Dead in Vehicle in Owerri

A yet to be identified driver was reportedly found dead with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in Owerri, the Imo State capital. It was gathered that the 14-seater bus was found along Bank Road on Tuesday morning, April 27. Details on the incident are still sketchy, however, eyewitnesses claimed that a pig was spotted inside the vehicle.
Oko Poly Student allegedly Stabbed to Death by Caretaker over Water
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Oko Poly Student allegedly Stabbed to Death by Caretaker over Water

A caretaker of one of the off campus lodges at the Federal Polytechnic Oko, has allegedly stabbed a student to death over issues surrounding the pumping of water. The deceased identified as Abuchi, an ND2 student of the Department of Public Administration was stabbed on the neck by the caretaker at Currency Lodge on Saturday, April 24. The caretaker It was gathered that the deceased and other tenants had gone to caretaker to complain about lack of water. The complaint led to a fight between both parties during which the caretaker stabbed Abuchi. Abuchi was rushed to a nearby hospital by his lodge mates where he was confirmed dead. The suspect was said to have fled after the student died. Police officers attached to the Oko Division reportedly arrived the scene in the...
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...
NAPTIP Reunites Human Trafficking Victim with her Family after 20 Years
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NAPTIP Reunites Human Trafficking Victim with her Family after 20 Years

A human trafficking victim has been reunited with her family after 20 years by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Offences (NAPTIP). The victim who was reunited with her mother (name withheld) at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Saturday April 24, was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman. Ijeoma Uduak, Commander of NAPTIP, Benin Zone said the two women had been arrested by the agency. Uduak said; “Prosecution is ongoing to ensure that justice prevails. “Our task here is to fulfil part of our mandate as an agency that is against human trafficking, and one that rescues and reunites victims with their families. “T...
Rap icon Shock G, Famous for his Work with Tupac Shakur, Found Dead at 57
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Rap icon Shock G, Famous for his Work with Tupac Shakur, Found Dead at 57

Shock G, famous for Digital Underground's hit song "The Humpty Dance" and his work with Tupac Shakur, is dead. The rap icon whose real name is Gregory Jacobs, was found dead Thursday, April 22, in a hotel room in Tampa, his father, Edward Racker revealed. The cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma, TMZ reports. Shock's father says authorities will conduct an autopsy. Shock G was the lead singer for the pioneering hip hop group Digital Underground. He gets into character as his alter ego, "Humpty Hump," for the group's famous 1989 song and dance. Shock was also known for his collaboration with Tupac. He featured on Pac's 1993 song "I Get Around" and he was one of the producers on Tupac's 1991 debut solo album, "2Pacalypse Now." Shock G actually...
Woman Ambushed and Shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC Street
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Woman Ambushed and Shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC Street

A woman was seen in a chilling video killing her ex-girlfriend on a Brooklyn, New York street. Nichelle Thomas, 52, was shot in the head just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, outside a bodega at Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope. The shooting was captured on surveillance video. it shows a woman wearing all black running up behind the victim. The woman then pulls a gun and shoots the victim point-blank in the head before fleeing. Thomas is seen falling to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a hospital The suspect, Latisha Bell, accompanied by her criminal defense attorney, turned herself in at the 78th Precinct police station hours later. Police say the women used to be in a relationship. It isn't clear when they broke up. The fatal shooting was the ...
No Club has Left Yet – Super League Chairman, Perez insists
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No Club has Left Yet – Super League Chairman, Perez insists

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has insisted that no team has left the European Super League yet. In an interview with El Larguero, Perez made it clear that anyone who thinks the project is dead is “completely wrong”. Perez, who is also the president of the Super League, was speaking 24 hours after the controversial breakaway project collapsed. According to him, the 12 founding members have not left yet as they all signed a legally “binding contract”. He said: “I am a bit sad, disappointed. We have been working three years on this project, on fighting the current financial situation in Spanish football. It is easy to understand – you cannot touch La Liga, so you look for more money midweek. “The leagues are sacred. What we can change is the midweek games. The Ch...
Newly Wed man, Four Others Die as 18-seater Bus Plunges into River in Ondo
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Newly Wed man, Four Others Die as 18-seater Bus Plunges into River in Ondo

At least five persons including a newly wedded man, were confirmed dead after an 18-seater bus plunged into a river in Aponmu village, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state. The 18-seater bus with registration number Lagos AAA 859 XC which took off from Lagos, plunged into the Owena river on Sunday afternoon, April 18, killing at least five passengers including the driver. According to an eyewitness, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to high speed while it was raining, and plunged the bus into the river which is about 25 feet from the surface. The witnesses said the rain prevented help from getting to the trapped passengers for over an hour. The new groom identified as Adewale, was said to be returning to Akure with his wife after the wedding at the I...
Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue
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Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue

An unspecified number of people have feared dead on Sunday in the Oshigbudu community in the Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, when a tanker conveying petroleum products fell and exploded. Sources in the area told the Nigerian Tribune on the phone that the tanker fully loaded with petroleum products fell at the Oshigbudu-Obagaji junction which later exploded. A local who simply identified himself as Enojo said that the fuel tanker was negotiating Ubagaji/Oshigbudu junction when it fell down and poured its content which spread to a filling station along Oweto axis and exploded. Enojo said that the fire incident had destroyed major parts of Oshigbudu community. According to Enojo, “the tanker fell down at a junction in Oshigbudu and while the contents gushed out it ...
Auchi Poly Dean Of Students’ Affairs, Shola Eshiobo Found Dead In His Office
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Auchi Poly Dean Of Students’ Affairs, Shola Eshiobo Found Dead In His Office

The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State, Dr Shola Eshiobo, has been found dead in his office. A family source who craved anonymity, said the lifeless body of Eshiobo was discovered in his office on Sunday morning. He said the wife of the deceased raised the alarm that her husband did not return home after he left for the office on Saturday. He said, “He went to the office the house on Saturday afternoon that he was going to the office to attend to some official matter. He normally goes to the office when he has so much in his hands to do. “At about 9 pm when he was not yet back home, the wife started calling his line but there was no pick-up and the call was not returned. She tried until late, still no response. “Early in Sunday morning, she ...
At least 41 African Migrants Die as Boat Sinks Off Tunisia
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At least 41 African Migrants Die as Boat Sinks Off Tunisia

At least 41 migrants drowned after a boat carrying African migrants sank off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, United Nations and Tunisian officials said on Friday, April 16. The Tunisian coastguard had so far recovered 21 bodies, all African migrants and rescued three people. The dead included at least one child, 12 men and 8 women. Seventeen other people were missing. "The boat sank during a trip that started late on Thursday from Sfax... So far, the coastguard has recovered 21 bodies and the search is still continuing," Mouard Mechri,  director of Tunisia's civil protection service, told Reuters. The coastline near the port city of Sfax has become a major departure point for people fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and seeking a be...
“I drowned them, I did it as softly as I could”- Mom admits to killing her three young children in chilling jail interview
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“I drowned them, I did it as softly as I could”- Mom admits to killing her three young children in chilling jail interview

A California mom suspected of murdering her three young children before going on a carjacking spree, has confessed to drowning them "as softly as she could" in a chilling jailhouse interview. Liliana Carrillo, 30, claimed she wanted to protect her son and two daughters from their father, who she believes is a human trafficker and would have 'abused them'. Carrillo's kids, Joanna Denton Carrillo, 3, Terry, 2, and 6-month-old Sierra were found dead on Saturday, April 10, by their grandma in her apartment in Reseda, Los Angeles. Their mother had vanished. She was later arrested on suspicion of carjacking, having stolen a truck. She said in her interview that she wanted to drive off of a cliff and kill herself. 'I drowned them. I did it as softly, I don't know how to explain it...
18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno
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18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno

At least 18 persons have been confirmed dead and 21 injured after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Damasak town, in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday, April 13. Governor Babagana Zulum, who disclosed this on Friday, April 16, during his visit to Damasak, said robust measures were being put in place to avert future attacks on the community by the insurgents. Zulum, who was in the town from Thursday to Friday, traveled alongside Senator Abubakar Kyari representing Borno north, who hails from Damasak, and a member of House of Reps representing Mobbar, Guzamala, and Abadam, Bukar Gana Kareto and some officials. As part of measures, the governor held operational meeting with soldiers and other security forces after which he presented 12 security vehicles which incl...
At least 8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility
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At least 8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

At least eight people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday before also killing himself, police said. Multiple other people were transported to hospital with injuries, police said. The shooting was reported at the FedEx facility shortly after 11 p.m. and officers arrived to an active shooter incident, police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook told reporters. She said the gunman killed himself at the scene. A search found eight people deceased with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, she added. That number does not include the gunman. Cook said it was too early to tell if the shooter was an employee of the facility, and that an active investigation was underway. A motive was also unclear. "This is a tragedy," Cook said. ...
Killer Fruit Juice: 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised In Kano, States Warn Residents
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Killer Fruit Juice: 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised In Kano, States Warn Residents

The Kano State Government on Thursday said 10 people had died and 400 others hospitalised after drinking a poisonous fruit juice. The state government had month said the poisonous fruit juice claimed three lives and led to the hospitalisation of 183 others. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, in a video recording made available to journalists in Kano on Thursday, stated that out of 400 people hospitalised, 50 persons were undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments. As the Kano State Government gave an update on the killer drink, Lagos, Katsina, Cross River, Sokoto and Osun state governments urged residents to be vigilant before consuming any fruit drink. Although they urged residents not to panic, they advised them to check the expiry dates of drinks. T...
Undergraduate Shoots Bayelsa University Student Dead During Lecture
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Undergraduate Shoots Bayelsa University Student Dead During Lecture

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 300-level Accounting undergraduate of the Niger Delta University, African Innocent, for allegedly shooting to death of a fellow student of the institution, James Okunmakpeye, at a lecture hall on Wednesday. It was gathered that the victim was shot in the head at close range and died on the spot. He was said to be standing by the door of the lecture room in the Faculty of Management Sciences in the state-owned institution on Wilberforce Island when the assailant attacked him. The incident was said to have caused pandemonium as Okunmakpeye’s classmates and the lecturer ran away in fear, while the victim’s lifeless body was left in a pool of his own blood. The Public Relations Officer, NDU, Mr Ingezi Idoni, confirmed the incident...
Former Military Administrator of Oyo and Ondo, Ahmed Usman is dead
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Former Military Administrator of Oyo and Ondo, Ahmed Usman is dead

Ahmed Usman, the former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo states is dead. Usman died in the early hours of Wednesday April 14 in Jos, Plateau State capital. The deceased who retired from the army as a colonel, hails from Okura in Kogi state but was the military administrator of Ondo from 1994 to 1996 and Oyo from 1996 to 1998. Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello who confirmed his death, said the late military administrator was concerned about the growth and development of the state. A statement released by his spokesperson Muhammed Onogwu, read; “Governor Bello described Col. Usman, who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State, as a worthy ambassador of the Confluence State who excelled in his chosen profession and blossomed through the ranks “He noted...
Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest Ponzi scheme in history, dies at 82
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Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest Ponzi scheme in history, dies at 82

Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street con artist who masterminded the largest Ponzi scheme in history and bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars, has died in prison. He was 82. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Madoff's death on Wednesday. He died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The bureau did not specify a cause of death, saying in a statement that the cause will be determined by a medical examiner. Madoff's death comes about 12 years into a 150-year prison sentence stemming from fraud charges that bilked thousands of investors out of an estimated $65 billion in promised returns on $20 billion invested over the years. His victims ranged from boldface names such as Steven Spielberg, actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, New York ...
Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam dies at 39
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Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam dies at 39

An actress and multi-award-winning TV personality, Rachel Bakam, is dead. Bakam, who hailed from Fadia Tudun Wada in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, died at the age of 39. She died Tuesday afternoon at a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. Her immediate younger brother, Bakam Adams Junior said she died of a brief illness at a private hospital in Abuja. Junior said, “Yes, the news is true. She was admitted last Friday. She died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness at about noon at a private hospital in Abuja. He said the death of Bakam had created a very big vacuum in the family. “Rach, as we fondly called her, was a very likeable person, selfless, hardworking and God-fearing. She was very sacrificial. Her death has devastated us. I am...
Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead
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Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead

Kaduna-born actress and TV presenter, Rachel Bakam has passed on at the age of 38. Bakam died at a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday April 13 after a brief illness. Friends and family have all flooded her social media pages to pen down their tributes to her. Before her death, she was the CEO and Managing Director of Rayzeds Media Ltd, Founder & President of the Nigerian Water Ski And Wakeboard Federation (NWWF). Mourning her death, Chocolate City Founder, Audu Maikori wrote; The last chat I had with Rachel Bakam was on the 1st of April 2021. She said " I just received bad and troubling news , I am speechless" I asked her what happened- clearly alarmed and she replied " its April fools day bro! LOL" and my fear turned into a smile. She then proceeded to tell me about he...
Horrific School Shooting in Tennessee Leaves ‘Multiple victims’
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Horrific School Shooting in Tennessee Leaves ‘Multiple victims’

A suspect has been detained after a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. A police statement confirmed that the shooting in Knoxville left one male victim dead and a police officer injured. The statement added that a possible suspect had been taken in for questioning. The officer, who has not yet been named, is expected to survive after being shot at least one time at Austin-East Magnet High School. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon confirmed that she spoke to the officer, and that he is expected to be OK, but will need to undergo surgery. Kidcannon said that the officer was in "good spirits." The Knoxville Police Department confirmed that "officers responded to Austin-East Magnet High School on the report of a male subject who was possibl...
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Is Dead
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Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Is Dead

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead. Bruno reportedly passed away on Saturday morning after battling with diabetes and glacouma. His death was confirmed by close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai. He disclosed that the actor died on Saturday morning at Abuja National Hospital. According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about three weeks, and couldn’t be brought back to life. His body has since been deposited at the hospital mortuary. May his soul RIP!
South Carolina shooter identified as Ex-NFL Player Phillip Adams
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South Carolina shooter identified as Ex-NFL Player Phillip Adams

The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina, has been identified as former NFL player Phillip Adams. 32-year-old Adams played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets in a five year career that began in 2010. He was drafted in the seventh round in 2010 by the 49ers.  He also suffered multiple injuries in the NFL, including concussions and a broken left ankle. It was learnt that after after the shooting, Adams was found by police in a home near the shooting site. After police surrounded the home, Adams is believed to have killed himself, law enforcement sources said. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounce...
Port Harcourt Based Businessman allegedly Found Dead in his home
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Port Harcourt Based Businessman allegedly Found Dead in his home

A businessman identified as Emperor Chukwu, has allegedly been found dead in his home in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. It was gathered that the man popularly known as Mperor Chuku, was found lifeless in his apartment on Tuesday monrning, April 5. The cause of his death cannot be ascertained, however, a friend alleged that he was poisoned. Meanwhile, friends and family have taken to Facebook to mourn the businessman. See their posts below...
5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting
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5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Five people including two children are dead following a shooting inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The victims of the Wednesday evening, April 8, shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, as a result of gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital with "serious gunshot ...
Former Ondo Varsity Lecturer Found Dead inside his car
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Former Ondo Varsity Lecturer Found Dead inside his car

A former lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA) Akoko, Dr Olatunde Adegbuyi, has been found dead inside his car. A source, who spoke to The Nation, said the former lecturer was found dead by some persons outside the university premises on Tuesday, April 6. The deceased's car was found parked along Permanent sites street in Akungba, Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The spokesman for the university, Victor Akinpelumi, who confirmed the death, said the institution sympathised with the family.
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...
Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community
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Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community

Gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Kabangha community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State and shot two persons dead. It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday night, April 4. One of the victims identified as Nwinee was shot in his bed and he died on the spot. The other person, an elderly man identified Basi Duuduu was rushed to the hospital. A source told The Nation that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) visited the area at night and took the injured victim to the hospital. "We received information that some cult boys invaded Kabangha Community in Khana LGA and shot two persons. One of those shot called Nwinee died on the spot as he was shot on the neck in his bed while the other one was evacuated to a hospital in Bori by the Active DPO in Bori who...
Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom

A Lagos-based pastor, Frederick Aramuwa has been found dead after being kidnapped while travelling along the Ipele/Idoani Road in Ondo State. Aramuwa who was travelling from Lagos to his hometown, Ifira-Akoko in Ondo State had reportedly been missing since March 31. His kidnappers reportedly demanded for ?10 million ransom, which was reduced to ?2 million after negotiations. Channels Television gathered that after the ?2 million ransom was paid, it was the lifeless body of the pastor that was discovered in the forest. His remains have since been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Ipe-Akoko. Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the death of the pastor said the deceased’s remains were discovered tied to a tree in the forest. Ikoro added ...
Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Found Dead in his Bedroom
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Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Found Dead in his Bedroom

The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has died, the Catholic Church has said. The Archbishop was reportedly found dead in his bedroom on Saturday morning, April 3. He was aged 68. Fr Pius Male Ssentumbw confirmed the news in a statement released on Saturday afternoon. "With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest. Further arrangements will be communicated later," he said. Dr Lwanga was last seen in public on Friday, April 2, 2021, when he said mass at Rubaga Catholic chur...
Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin Is Dead
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Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin Is Dead

National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dead. He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. His wife, Mrs. Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed the development. The Afenifere spokesman died at LASUTH COVID-19 Isolation Centre.
Husband Impaled Wife on Broomstick and Cuts Off her Lips While She was Still Alive
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Husband Impaled Wife on Broomstick and Cuts Off her Lips While She was Still Alive

A husband impaled his wife on a broomstick and cut off her lips while she was still alive before taking his own life. The murder-suicide happened at the married couple's residence in the municipality of Formosa in the Brazilian state of Goias on Sunday, March 28. Nadia Xavier da Silva, 37, was found dead on her bed after being tortured and mutilated, allegedly by her husband Ramiclid Bruno Alves, 31, according to local sources. Local news site Metropoles said Nadia was still alive and in agony when she was mutilated. The police found she had her lips sliced off with a fishing knife and she had many other injuries across her body including several other body parts that were cut off, although no further details were given other than the f...
Footballer, Lee Collins Dies is Dead
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Footballer, Lee Collins Dies is Dead

Yeovil Town captain and defender, Lee Collins has died at the age of 32. The club confirmed that the English footballer passed away on Wednesday, March 31, in a statement on their website. The cause of death is yet unknown. Collins had made eight National League appearances for the Glovers this season having joined from Forest Green Rovers in 2019, and was on the bench for the Glovers' 3-1 win over Barnet last Saturday. "All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins," said the club. "Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. "We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time. The club will make no further comment at this time. "Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has bee...
Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa
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Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Jibrilla, for stabbing two youths, killing one. The incident occurred on Monday, March 29, during a wedding party in Mayo-Nguli, Maiha Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the victims, Sadiq Hammadandi, 22, and Adamu Suleiman, 25, were sitting outside the venue of the party when the suspect, said to be a drug addict, joined them to smoke his weed. The duo asked him to leave because they could not tolerate the suffocating hemp smoke. The suspect got angry, brought out a knife and stabbed them. The victims were rushed to Maiha Cottage Hospital where Hammadandi was confirmed dead while Suleiman survived but would have to undergo surgery.

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