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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
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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.
Pharrell Williams says his cousin was killed by police in Virginia
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Pharrell Williams says his cousin was killed by police in Virginia

In a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday evening, musician Pharrell Williams said a man shot and killed by police in Virginia Beach, Virginia Friday night was his cousin. Williams, a Virginia Beach native, posted a picture of 25-year-old Donovon W. Lynch with a message: “The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure. My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings. He was a bright light and someone who always showed up for others. It is critical my family and the other victims’ families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve. Virginia Beach is the epitome of hope and tenacity and, as a community, we will get through this and come out even stronger.” Williams made the post on his verified Instagram account Monday night about a half-hour after Virginia Bea...
Former AFTV Personality Claude Callegari Has Passed Away
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Former AFTV Personality Claude Callegari Has Passed Away

Former AFTV personality Claude Callegari has passed away, it has been confirmed in a statement. With permission from his father, Twitter account @ClaudeBanstas, writing as "Terry and Diesel", shared the sad news that Claude passed on 29 March, aged 58. Fans on social media paid tribute to the staunch Gooner. A statement wrote: "We can't believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude's father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March. "We ask that you please respect the privacy of Claude, his family and friends and be respectful at this extremely sad time. "RIP dear friend, gone but never be forgotten. Gooner for life. Terry & Diesel." Attendi...
Marta, Mother of Manchester United Midfielder, Mata, is dead
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Marta, Mother of Manchester United Midfielder, Mata, is dead

  Marta Garcia, Manchester United’s midfielder, Juan Mata’s mother is dead. She died following a severe illness, according to Spanish daily newspaper La Nueva Espana. According the newspaper, Marta had been suffering from the illness ‘for some time’. Mata had told Manchester United official website that he shared a very close relationship with his mother and talks to her shortly before matches. “My mother has always been more worried about my physical wellbeing during a match than the result,’ Mata said in 2019. “That’s why, even now, I always call her when I’m on the coach on the way to the stadium. Always. “It’s a ritual that we both enjoy, and which is also an extra source of motivation for me.”
Governor Masari’s Aide Slumps, Dies During Wedding Ceremony in Katsina
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Governor Masari’s Aide Slumps, Dies During Wedding Ceremony in Katsina

Alhaji Rabe Ibrahim Jibia, a newly appointed Senior Special Assistant on Security, Daura Zone, to Katsina State Governor,  Aminu Bello Masari, has died. It was gathered that Alhaji Jibia slumped on Saturday, March 27, during the wedding fatiha of the daughter of the Special Adviser on Security matters to Governor Masari, Alhaji Ibrahim Katsina at Banu Commasie, GRA Katsina. The aide was rushed to the Government House Hospital where he was pronounced dead by doctors The deceased, said to be a retired personnel of the DSS, has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Former NFF Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko Is Dead
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Former NFF Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko Is Dead

A former Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Kashimawo Laloko is dead. Laloko’s death was confirmed by one of his sons Adewale who revealed that the veteran coach died Sunday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Hospital, Abeokuta at the age of 76. Outside being vocal and critical on football issues, the veteran coach was known for his invaluable contributions to the Pepsi Football Academy. The Academy nurtured many football talents in Nigeria to stardom. The list includes Mikel Obi, Osaze Odemwingie, Soga Sambo, Elderson Echejile, Joseph Akpala, Yinka Adedeji, among many others Laloko also had a stint as the national team coach of The Gambia. According to the family, Mr Laloko who was Olori Parakoyi of Egbaland will be buried at his Gbonagun residence, Abeokut...
Barrack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, Dies Aged 99
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Barrack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, Dies Aged 99

Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, the grandmother of former US President Barrack Obama, is dead. She was aged 99. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Marsat Obama, who revealed that her mother died at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu at 4.45am on Monday, March 29. Sarah Obama had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning, due to an illness but lost her battle with life barely 24 hours later. The family has announced they want her buried today (Monday) at the Muslim Cemetery in Kisumu. “We are trying to see whether we shall be able to bury her today and if not, we shall bury her tomorrow,” a relative said.
Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos
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Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and the entire management team of the command on Saturday, March 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of one Jelili Bakare that was shot dead by one Insp Jonathan Company on  March 18. The incident occurred at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead. Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State. The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Po...
Father of One of the Students Kidnapped from Kaduna School Dies from Heart attack
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Father of One of the Students Kidnapped from Kaduna School Dies from Heart attack

Ibrahim Shamaki, father of one of the students kidnapped from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Kaduna state is reportedly dead. Channels Television reported that Ibrahim who is the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with hijab seen in the video that was released by bandits, died of heart attack after he fell ill shortly after he was told of his daughter’s abduction . Family sources said he died on Friday evening, March 26, when relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment. This comes as Fatima Shamaki and the other abducted students prepare to spend their 15th night in the captivity of the bandits.
Trains Collide In Southern Egypt, 32 Dead, 66 Wounded
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Trains Collide In Southern Egypt, 32 Dead, 66 Wounded

Two trains collided Friday in southern Egypt on Friday, causing three passenger cars to flip over, killing 32 people and leaving 66 injured, health authorities said. Dozens of ambulance vehicles were rushed to the scene of the crash, which took place in the southern province of Sohag, said a statement by Egypt’s heath ministry. Local media displayed videos from the scene showing flipped wagons with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by rubble. Some victims seemed unconscious, while others could be seen bleeding. Bystanders carried bodies, laying them out on the ground near the site of the accident. Egypt’s railway system has a history of badly maintained equipment and poor management. Official figures show that 1,793 train accidents took place in 2017 across the country....
19 Dead, 34 Injured in Fatal Accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway
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19 Dead, 34 Injured in Fatal Accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Nineteen persons have died in a fatal road crash which occurred at the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday March 21. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, March 22, said 34 others were injured and are now receiving treatment in a hospital. According to Aruwan, the crash, which occurred late on Sunday evening, March 21, involved a commercial DAF trailer and was caused by a combination of speeding, and an exploding tyre, leading to a loss of control, which caused the vehicle to veer into the bush. "A total of fifty-three (53) people were involved in the crash; 16 of these died on the spot, with three others later confirmed dead. Thirty-four (34) sustained injuries which r...
Former Super Eagles Striker, Barnabas Imenger is Dead
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Former Super Eagles Striker, Barnabas Imenger is Dead

Former Super Eagles striker, Barnabas Imenger is dead. The team manager of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Lobi Stars died on Sunday night, March 21 after battling an undisclosed sickness. Imenger who has reportedly been in and out of hospitals since January 2021 made a name playing for BBL Hawks Makurdi, BCC Lions Gboko, El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and a number of clubs in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He is the only former international whose son has played for the Super Eagles. Barnabas Nanen Imenger jnr made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2012 in the international friendly match with Angola in Abuja.
Gunmen Kill Military Officer in Anambra one Week to his wedding
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Gunmen Kill Military Officer in Anambra one Week to his wedding

A Nigerian Navy personnel, Faruk Yusuf, who was deployed to Onitsha in Anambra State has been shot dead by unknown gunmen one week to his wedding. SaharaReporters learnt that a source who confirmed Yusuf's killing by the gunmen says the police had launched a manhunt for the killers. “Yusuf was posted to Onitsha in Anambra State amidst all the unrest in that region. He was preparing to tie the knot next week with his betrothed but his life was cut short by gunmen who waylaid him in Onitsha. The late Yusuf hailed from Unguwan Sarki area of Biu LGA in Borno State. There is tension as the military could embark on raids and reprisal arrests and torture and even killing. The situation in Onitsha is palpable because the military is going to strike back. The activities of the rampaging ...
54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad
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54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad

A battle for territorial supremacy has intensified between the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters and terrorists belonging to the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram faction, on the shores of Lake Chad. Bloody rival clashes between ISWAP and some Boko Haram terrorists from the Buduma tribe in the Niger Republic has claimed at least the lives of 54 terrorists and herders within the last one months. A credible intelligence source told PRNigeria that a group of Buduma militants, on the 3rd of March, embarked on a daring and desperate mission to loot from the ISWAP units. The source said: “The Buduma terrorists linked to Shekau’s Boko Haram moved through a route along riverine border villages popularly known as Kabul and Kandahar in the Chadian territory, on two flyi...
Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead
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Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead

Peter Lorimer, English Premier League side, Leeds United’s all-time record goalscorer is dead. Lorimer died at the aged of 74 after a long illness. During his playing days, Lorimer scored 238 goals in 705 appearances during his 23-year stint at Leeds. Lorimer, a former Scotland international, helped Leeds win two league titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He scored in the European Cup final between Leeds United and Bayern Munich in 1975 but his goal was controversially ruled out as Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0. “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness,’ read a statement from Leeds. “Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and...
“The peace of mind money gives can’t be compared to temporary pleasure of sex” – Ifu Ennada says as she writes on sex, money, and love
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“The peace of mind money gives can’t be compared to temporary pleasure of sex” – Ifu Ennada says as she writes on sex, money, and love

Reality star, Ifu Ennada has shared why people need to prioritise making money over sex. Writing about Sex, Money, and Love in a series of posts on her Instagram stories, Ifu stated that money is sweeter than sex and that the 'peace of mind money gives can't be compared to the temporary pleasure of sex.' She also advised people to focus on making money, instead of prioritizing sex, which she claims will leave them in 'shambles.' The BBNaija also stated that people should choose money over sex because one can live without sex, but can't live without money. In one post, Ifu wondered why men turn to 'devil' when they fall out with the partners they once claimed to love. She said men become angry beasts and desperately use vile weapons against a woman they claim they once lo...
Female race driving pioneer, Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 after long battle with cancer
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Female race driving pioneer, Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 after long battle with cancer

German racing legend and Top Gear star Sabine Schmitz has died at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer. Sabine, widely known as the "Queen of the Nürburgring", had suffered with the illness for more than three years. A statement issued by the famous German racetrack said: "The Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver. "Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and her cheerful nature. Rest in peace Sabine!" Schmitz had previously revealed that she had been suffering with cancer since 2017. Following her withdrawal from a race, she said in a statement issued last July: "Dear friends of professional motorsport. "Many of you have probably wondered why I was on the list of participants on our Porsche in the N...
15-year-old South African Girl Kills Man who Raped her by Shooting him in the Head with his Own Gun
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15-year-old South African Girl Kills Man who Raped her by Shooting him in the Head with his Own Gun

A 15 year-old teenager shot dead the man who raped her in Wedela, Carletonville, South Africa. Captain Eddie Boboko, the SAPS Spokesperson for the cluster, who confirmed the incident on Monday, March 8, said the girl was accosted by a man on Saturday night, and was forced into an area of bush where she and her male friend were robbed at gunpoint before the assailant raped her. "The young girl who had been forced into the bush at gun point by the suspect was ordered to undress. The man also undressed and proceeded to rape her," said Captain Boboko. The girl saw an opportunity when she spotted her rapist's firearm, seemingly on the ground, grabbed it and shot him in the head with it. The Wedela SAPS have opened a case of rape and an inquest docket. "The deceased has not yet b...
Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo
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Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo

We gathered that the crisis involved factions of the drivers’ union known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). SaharaReporters Media “The drivers, armed with dangerous weapons, are currently attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety,” a resident said. Scores of people were also said to have sustained injuries. The clash, which is still ongoing, started around 8 am on Tuesday, SaharaReporters has learnt. The Ondo State government had last Monday suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and NURTW. The government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to m...
British Billionaire, Harvey Boulter, Charged with Murder after ‘Shooting Employee During Fight Over Daughter-in-law’ in Namibia
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British Billionaire, Harvey Boulter, Charged with Murder after ‘Shooting Employee During Fight Over Daughter-in-law’ in Namibia

A British billionaire has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead a member of his staff in Namibia. Harvey Boulter, 51, was arrested at his home after Gerhard van Wyk, 54, was gunned down on February 27 during a scuffle during a barbecue at his farm in Namibia. The businessman reportedly insulted and threatened Van Wyk’s family with a gun in an argument that erupted after he drunkenly suggested that the 54-year-old's daughter-in-law owed him sex in exchange for a favour. When Mr. Van Wyk, who is the manager of Boulter’s 66,000-acre estate, intervened and tried to wrestle the gun off him, he was hit by a single shot and rushed to the nearest hospital about 100 miles from the farm, police said. However, he died about 18 miles after the vehicle his wife Alta was...
Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta Dies 23 Days to Retirement
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Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta Dies 23 Days to Retirement

Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta is dead as confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi. Justice Ngwuta who was due to retire on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021, died in the early hours of Sunday March 7. Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha said Justice Ngwuta died around 2.30 am in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the National Hospital, Abuja. Mustapha said;    “He felt sick and was admitted, last week, at the National Hospital, Abuja. “Before he was moved to the ICU on Friday, he tested negative for COVID-19. “Justice Ngwuta was due to retire on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021. “His remains have been deposited i...
Barry Jhay’s Record label boss, Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun aka Kashy Godson is dead
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Barry Jhay’s Record label boss, Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun aka Kashy Godson is dead

Kashy who is the owner of Cash Nation died in the early hours of today, March 7, in Ghana. While the cause of his death is yet to be ascertained, unconfirmed reports claim he committed suicide. While some allege he jumped from his house balcony after battling depression for a long time, others alleged he was pushed off the building by someone he had a business transaction with. Recall that the late Cash Nation CEO was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in June, 2020, for alleged involvement in cybercrime. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta is Dead
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Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta is Dead

A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, is dead. Ngwuta died in the early hours of Sunday, March 7, after a protracted illness. His health took took a different turn for the worse on Thursday, March 4 and was subsequently taken to the intensive care unit. Spokesperson of the court, Ahuraka Isah, who confirmed his death, said “He has been ill for a while. He was supposed to preside over a matter on Thursday but the illness became severe. He was moved to intensive care unit on Friday. They even conducted COVID-19 test on him but he tested negative. We were already preparing for his valedictory service slated for March 30.”Isah said Ngwuta was absent from the bench between 2016 and 2019 while he faced trial for corruption after the secret police claimed it found ...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
Two FUTO Students Found Dead In Their Lodge Today (Graphic Photos)
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Two FUTO Students Found Dead In Their Lodge Today (Graphic Photos)

Two FUTO students found dead in their rooms! The reason for their death is yet to be confirmed... The names of these students are Udeagbala kenechuku and Anene Stephen Nzube respectively from the department of Civil Engineering 200L as received from our source. It was also gathered that they were 3 in the room and that the 3rd person who's name is Fred is lying unconsciously at FUTO Medicals.
Mammoth crowd as Katsina billionaire buries his son killed in power bike accident
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Mammoth crowd as Katsina billionaire buries his son killed in power bike accident

Mammoth crowd of sympathizers, former Governors, friends, government officials and associates bid farewell to Nura Dahiru Mangal, the son of Katsina billonaire businessman, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, as his remains were buried today March 4. LIB reported that the 30-year-old University of Manchester graduate was involved in the accident on Wednesday, while riding his power bike along Dutsimma road, Katsina. The incident reportedly happened not too far from Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic. He was rushed to the Katsina General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. His funeral prayer for the deceased was by 10am on Thursday at the Mangal Mosque, Kofar Kwaya, in Katsina. Also in attendance are the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, among others...
One Dead As Protesting Jangebe Youths Clash With Security Operatives
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One Dead As Protesting Jangebe Youths Clash With Security Operatives

One person has been killed in a clash between security operatives and some youths in Jangebe, Zamfara state. The youths were said to have staged a protest when Zamfara government officials came to the town to reunite the abducted schoolgirls with their parents. Suspected bandits had attacked the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe on February 26 and kidnapped 279 schoolgirls. The girls were later released after a few days in captivity. Residents who spoke with TheCable said the youths expressed their anger with the government and protested kidnappings and killings in the state. Violence broke out when the youths were prevented from getting through to the government officials. “The youths were very angry and wanted to show these to the officials so they can info...
Veteran Actor Sadiq Daba is Dead
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Veteran Actor Sadiq Daba is Dead

Veteran actor Sadiq Daba, is dead. Late Daba who became a household name in Nigeria for his role as Bitrus in the now rested NTA drama series Cock Crow at Dawn, died on Wednesday evening, March 3, after a long battle with Leukemia and prostate cancer. He reportedly died at his Marwa Garden residence in Alausa, Lagos State. In 2019, he came out to publicly seek financial assistance for his treatment. Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola and many other Nigerians rallied around and supported him financially. Sadly, he lost the battle to the ailment this evening. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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