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Nigerian disc jockey, Commissioner DJ Wysei says she was confirmed dead for hours after falling from two-storey building
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Nigerian disc jockey, Commissioner DJ Wysei says she was confirmed dead for hours after falling from two-storey building

Imo state-born disc jockey, Iwuagwu Ebere Pat popularly known as Commissioner DJ Wysei, has marked the anniversary since she survived a fall from a two-storey building. Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, September 22, the talented entertainer revealed that she was confirmed dead for hours after the fall. "When destiny can't be denied, 22nd September, few years ago, I fell from 2 storey building cos the balcony collapsed, I was confirmed dead for hours. BUT GOD KEPT ME. A date I can never forget.  From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story...A story that says I SURVIVED. Today I am COMMISSIONER DJ WYSEI. Grateful heart." she wrote.
Nigerian man shot dead in South Africa
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Nigerian man shot dead in South Africa

A Nigerian national identified simply as 'Snoop Awka' Mbanefo has been murdered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Details of the incident are still sketchy at the time of this report but according to a Johannesburg based Nigerian man, Saintpat Nnamdi, the deceased was shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, September 21. He shared videos from the scene and also revealed that the deceased is from Umudioka in Awka, Anambra State.
Emir of Gaya is dead
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Emir of Gaya is dead

Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Emir of Gaya, one of the five emirates in Kano state is dead. His death was confirmed by the Ajiyan Gaya, Malam Shamsu Isa Kademi. He said the late Emir of Gaya died in his Gaya palace at the age of 91. Abdulkadir, who has been on the throne since his appointment as Sarkin Gaya district head of Gaya in 1990, was among those elevated to the rank of first class Emir by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in 2019. He also held several traditional positions such as district head of Kunchi, district head of Minjibir among others.
Local government chairman in Rivers state dies in his sleep
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Local government chairman in Rivers state dies in his sleep

The Executive Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area, Rivers State, David Rogers Irimagha, is dead. The Nation reports that although the cause of his death is yet to be made public, their sources said that he died in his sleep. “He was found dead in his sleep this morning,” a source, who spoke in confidence, said, adding that the entire council had been thrown into mourning. The deceased was among the second term elected chairmen inaugurated in April 2021 after the local government election in the state.
Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto
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Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto

One person has been confirmed dead with several others kidnapped after unknown gunmen attacked Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto State. The spokesperson of the state’s police command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Saturday, said the incident occurred on Friday evening. “We received a report of an attack by unknown gunmen who stormed the headquarters of Tangaza LGA on Friday evening. “The bandits killed one of the traders, abducted an unspecified number of persons and also carted away foodstuffs and drinks. “However, investigations are currently going on and the police, working in collaboration with other security agencies to rescue the kidnapped persons and arrests the perpetrators of the act,” he said. Also, a source who spoke to newsme...
LAUTECH professor slumps and dies while praying inside a mosque in Ogbomoso
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LAUTECH professor slumps and dies while praying inside a mosque in Ogbomoso

A lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Professor Abass Olajire is dead. According to a statement released by the school PRO, Lekan Fadeyi, late Olajire slumped and died while he was praying inside a mosque on Friday, September 17. “He slumped at the Ansarul Deen Mosque, Stadium Road and was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital” he said Fadeyi mentioned that the professor was confirmed dead at LAUTECH teaching hospital. Olajire who joined Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 1990 as an assistant lecturer is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Suspected killer of student arrested nine years after she was beaten to death
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Suspected killer of student arrested nine years after she was beaten to death

Nearly a decade after 19-year-old Faith Danielle Hedgepeth was found dead in her off-campus apartment, her suspected killer has been arrested. 28-year-old Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares from Durham, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of the 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student in 2012, Assistant Chief of Police, Celisa Lehew who has led the investigation for six years, announced news of the arrest during a press briefing. Miguel is being held at the Durham County Detention Center without bond. The assistant police chief said Miguel was not a suspect at the beginning of the investigation. Lehew said; "Our agency has been committed to bringing justice to Faith and her family since the day of her murder. "I am prou...
Actress Jane Powell is dead
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Actress Jane Powell is dead

Legendary Hollywood actress, Jane Powell is dead at the age of 92. The actress known as one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, died of natural causes at the home she shared for many years with her husband, actor and publicist Dickie Moore, who died in 2015. Susan Granger, a friend of Powell’s and a spokesperson for the family, confirmed to various outlets that the actress died peacefully at her home in Wilton, Connecticut on Thursday September 16. Powell performed virtually her whole life, starting about age 5 as a singing prodigy on radio in Portland, Oregon. She made her first movie at 16 and graduated from teenage roles to costarring in the lavish musical productions that were a staple of 20th-century Hollywood. Her first feature film appearanc...
Actress Bimbo Oshin’s husband, Dudu Heritage slumps, dies
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Actress Bimbo Oshin’s husband, Dudu Heritage slumps, dies

Nigerian socialite and music promoter, Ola Ibironke popularly known as Dudu Heritage, is dead. The captain of the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club, who is married to veteran actress, Bimbo Oshin, reportedly died on Sunday night, September 12. It was gathered that he slumped at the golf club around 8:30pm while out with his friends.  Efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was later confirmed dead. Ibadan Golf Club confirmed his death in a statement on Monday, September 12. "We are shocked by the sudden demise of our Captain, Mr. OLA IBIRONKE. The Course is hereby closed and all club activities are suspended until further notice while the Flag will be hoisted at half mast .Our prayers are with his family and members of this great Cl...
FMC Umuahia Chief Medical Officer reported dead
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FMC Umuahia Chief Medical Officer reported dead

The Chief Medical Officer of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, Abia State, Dr Udo Orji Nnorom, has been reported dead. Dr Nnorom, a native of Nde Owuu in Arochukwu, Abia, reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday, September 12, after a brief illness. People who knew the doctor have gone on Facebook to express shock at his death.
Two die as church building collapses during service in Taraba
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Two die as church building collapses during service in Taraba

No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead after a building belonging to the Holy Ghost Church in Abeda Pave Community, Chachanji Ward in Takum Local Council in Taraba state collapsed during an ongoing church service on Saturday, September 11. According to reports, the building collapsed following a heavy downpour that lasted several hours. The two victims were male and female while several other members of the church sustained varying degree of injuries. Confirming the report, the council chairman, Shiban Tikari, said even though he was aware of the incident, he was yet to visit the area. He, however, confirmed that two persons lost their lives in the mishap.
Police Academy star, Art Metrano is dead
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Police Academy star, Art Metrano is dead

Art Metrano, who played the role of Officer Ernie Mauser in two Police Academy films is dead at the age of 84. Metrano died of natural causes on Wednesday September 8 at his home in Aventura, Florida, 32 years after he suffered a serious injury that derailed his career. Metrano's son, Harry Metrano shared the news on Instagram on Thursday September 9. He wrote; It’s with a heavy heart that I write this caption. Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad. He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him. He’s fought and won so much over the years that I always viewed him as indestructible, but the truth is we don’t live forever on earth, but a person’s spirit can live forever within you. Dad, you ...
Emir of Kontagora dies three months after his heir was killed by bandit
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Emir of Kontagora dies three months after his heir was killed by bandit

His Royal Highness, Emir of Kontagora in Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, is dead. The traditional ruler died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday morning, September 9, after a protracted illness. The Sarkin Sudan Kontagora died at the age of 84 after 47 years on the throne. His death comes three months after his eldest son and heir, Bashar Saidu Namaska was murdered by bandits at Masuga village close to Kontagora. No official statement has been issued from the family and palace but Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday. The Governor eulogized the traditional ruler describing him as a man of peace who ensured peace and tranquility in his emirate throughout his reign. Governor Sani Bello said the deceased Emir w...
Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van
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Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van

Three policemen have been shot dead after being ambushed by hoodlums at a checkpoint along Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state. Corpses of the police officers attached to Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters were burnt inside their Toyota Sienna patrol van. Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the killings. He also confirmed that operatives of Delta State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, have arrested six suspected criminals who allegedly murdered the Prince of Orhuwhorun, Eric Takerere, and two Mobile Police Officers in Ekpan community of the State. He said the Prince Eric Takerere and the two mobile police men were murdered and their rifles carted away by the suspects who also attempted to murder Eric's brother, Pr...
Arewa Consultative Forum’s administrative head slumps and dies in his office
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Arewa Consultative Forum’s administrative head slumps and dies in his office

  Head of Administration of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Soba, is dead. Soba was said to have collapsed and died in his office on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, who confirmed his death in a statement on Tuesday, September 7, described the deceased as an amiable gentleman. The statement said the deceased was a retired permanent secretary with the Kaduna State government before taking up contract work with ACF as head of administration. "The late Soba was born in 1949, and obtained his school-leaving certificate in 1964. He proceeded to study and obtain additional qualifications both at home and abroad in various fields especially administration and legislat...
Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face
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Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face

A pregnant policewoman has been shot dead by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, witnesses claim. Banu Negar was reportedly gunned down at home in the capital of central Ghor province, Firozkoh, on Saturday, September 4. Three gunmen speaking Arabic forced their way into their family home on Saturday and searched it before tying the family up, it is claimed. It was also reported that her face was mutilated in the savage attack which left blood splattered across a wall as seen in graphic images. She was killed in front of her husband and children, who had been tied up, BBC News reports. Negar's family say she was eight months pregnant and worked at a prison. Her death follows rising reports in Afghanistan of the Taliban abusing women and repressing their rights. Despi...
Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead
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Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead

A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been confirmed dead. The late Mpamah died of undisclosed illness on Saturday. The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly. The late ex-Commissioner hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state. Until his demise, the late Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state. The deceased was also a one-time elected Chairm...
Comedian Fuquan Johnson among three people found dead from suspected ‘cocaine-laced fentanyl’ overdose at a party with Kate Quiqley  in critical condition
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Comedian Fuquan Johnson among three people found dead from suspected ‘cocaine-laced fentanyl’ overdose at a party with Kate Quiqley in critical condition

American comedian, Fuquan Johnson has been found dead after an apparent drug overdose from cocaine-laced fentanyl. The Los Angeles-based comic, 42, had been at a party in the Venice neighborhood on Friday night where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, TMZ reports. Two other people, who have not yet been named, were also found dead. A fourth, identified by TMZ as comedian and model Kate Quigley, is reportedly in hospital in a critical condition.                                                                           (Kate Quigley pictured with Fuquan Johnson) Investigators believe all four people ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine that is 50 times more potent than heroin. ...
Police confirm death of injured person in Bauchi community attack
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Police confirm death of injured person in Bauchi community attack

The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the death of an injured victim of unknown gunmen attack in Birshin Fulani settlement on the Bauchi- Dass road in the early hours of Saturday. DAILY POST had reported that the gunmen, whose number could not be ascertained, had attacked the house of the Engineer of The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Engineer Abubakar Garba Muhammad. The assailants, according to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, also attacked and injured one other person, who was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi for treatment. However, while giving an update on the unknown gunmen attack on the community, the police spokesman informed that the injured person, one Adamu Umar, died in t...
WCW wrestler Daffney Unger found dead after posting disturbing video
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WCW wrestler Daffney Unger found dead after posting disturbing video

Former WCW champion, Daffney Unger has been found dead following a desperate search by her friends after she posted a disturbing Instagram live video, where she was seen holding a pistol. The wrestler, known as the Scream Queen, was found dead at her residence in Norcross, a small city northeast of Atlanta, on Thursday morning, September 2, from an apparent suicide, according to close friend and fellow pro wrestler Lexie Fyfe. 'She was found very early this morning,' a tearful Fyfe told the New York Daily News. Unger had posted a livestream video to Instagram on Wednesday night where she appeared distressed. 'Do you guys not understand that I’m all alone? Do you not understand that?' she said. She later could be heard in the foota...
EuroMillions winner who said £27million win ‘destroyed her life’ is found dead
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EuroMillions winner who said £27million win ‘destroyed her life’ is found dead

Margaret Loughrey, the EuroMillions winner who said her £27million win 8 years ago ‘destroyed her life’, has been found dead. Belfast Live reported that emergency services were called to Loughrey's home in Ballycolman area of Strabane, Northern Ireland around 10.30am this morning. Police said they are not treating the death of Margaret Loughrey who lived alone as "suspicious", but a post mortem will be carried out to determine the cause.     A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesperson said;  "Police received a report of the sudden death of a woman at the Ballycolman Lane area of Strabane on Thursday 2nd September. "A post mortem is due to take place but at this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious." Ms Loughrey, who was unemployed, bou...
Twin boys Found dead Inside car Outside daycare centre
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Twin boys Found dead Inside car Outside daycare centre

Two brothers have been found dead inside a car near a daycare centre in South Carolin, USA. Police rushed to the scene after reports of two infants unresponsive inside the vehicle. When officers arrived shortly after 5.30pm local time to Sunshine House on Wilson Boulevard, South Carolina, USA, they found two infants inside the vehicle, and they were sadly pronounced dead at the scene by emergency paramedics. The coroner's office confirmed the infants were two twin boys. Fox News reports that it's not clear if the daycare were involved or connected to the tragic incident. Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSF) is investigating. Sunshine House is an early learning academy and daycare centre based in Sout...
Final year Kaduna Polytechnic student dies after signing out celebration
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Final year Kaduna Polytechnic student dies after signing out celebration

A final year Hospitality Management student of the Kaduna Polytechnic, Faith Favour, has died after her signing-out celebration. Faith had shared a photo of herself and coursemates from their signing out celebration two weeks ago. One of her coursemates, Mhister Isaac disclosed the sad news on Facebook on Monday, August 30 but didn't give details. "Faith i can't believe you are gone. With all the stress and difficulties we went through, u can't even wait to finish your project or see your last result. Dead why....? Hmm. Faith #HOMSA love you but God love's you most. May your gentle soul Rest In Perfect Peace" he wrote.
Famous Instagram model ‘Miss Mercedes’ Janae Gagnier ‘killed in murder-suicide’
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Famous Instagram model ‘Miss Mercedes’ Janae Gagnier ‘killed in murder-suicide’

Famous Instagram model, Janae Gagnier aka Mercedes Morr has died at the age of 33  in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide. Gagnier, a model with more than 2 million followers on Instagram, was found dead at Cortland Apartments. Police also found the body of 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto, according to ABC 13. He is believed to be the suspect in Gagnier's killing. Police officers found the bodies after they responded to a welfare check at about 4 p.m. Sunday. There was no known relationship between him and Gagnier, according to the Richmond Police Department. The cause of death for the pair is pending autopsy results, but police said it is being considered as a murder-suicide. Rapper Tory Lanez was one of the first people to confirm her death, posting "Res...
Gunmen kill female poly student, one other in Rivers community
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Gunmen kill female poly student, one other in Rivers community

Two persons were killed and one injured when gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Ka-Bori community in the Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community at 6am on Sunday, August 29, shot indiscriminately and killed a man and a female student of the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, identified as Burabari Sunday. The Chairman of Khana LGA, Dr Thomas Bariere, who confirmed the incident, described it as an act of terrorism. "The two persons that were confirmed dead are from Gokana LGA. One of them is from Lewe. I am in touch with my colleague in Gokana. We are putting our heads together to forestall any crisis that may result from this," he said "You can agree with me that if this situation is not put under control, it ca...
Lightning kills two girls in Osun community
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Lightning kills two girls in Osun community

Two girls said to be related have been struck dead by lightning in Ikirun, headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State. It was gathered that the incident occurred in the Ogo-Oluwa area of Orisa Elejin community around 4:30 pm on Sunday, August 29. A resident, Mary Ojuolape, told the Nation that the young girls were crossing a field in the area during a light rain when they were struck. "They were crossing a school football field around the Ogo-Oluwa area when they were struck down by lightning.” she said. Another resident named Dayo said there was a great crowd that gathered around the bodies of the girls. "I don’t know their names but they were siblings. The incident is sad and the entire community is sad over the incident." he added. The Chairman of...
Former Olympics chief, Jacques Rogge is dead
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Former Olympics chief, Jacques Rogge is dead

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Jacques Rogge has passed away. The founder of Youth Olympics died at the age of 79, the IOC announced on Sunday. Details were not made public in respect of the family’s demand that their privacy be respected. Rogge led the IOC from 2001 to 2013 after leading the Belgian Olympic Committee. The surgeon is survived by his wife Anne, a son, a daughter and two grandchildren. The deceased was an Olympic sailor at three games in 1968, 1972 and 1976. IOC president, Thomas Bach said the entire Olympic Movement will deeply mourn the loss of a great friend and a passionate fan of sports. He recalled Rogge’s love for sports and being with athletes, a passion he transmitted to everyone who knew him. “His joy...
Child actor Matthew Mindler, 19, is found dead after being reported missing
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Child actor Matthew Mindler, 19, is found dead after being reported missing

Former child actor Matthew Mindler, best known for his role in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, has been found dead three days after he was reported missing from his college in Pennsylvania. He was 19. According to the Millersville University police, Mindler, a freshman, was last seen on campus on Tuesday night after attending classes Monday and Tuesday. He was reported missing the following night on Wednesday, after failing to return to his dormitory room and skipping classes. Police wrote in an Instagram post that Mindler was spotted walking from the West Villages residence hall toward the Centennial Driver parking lot at around 8.11pm on Tuesday. His college, Millersville University, confirmed his death after releasing a statement on Saturday, August 28. 'It is with a ...
Actor, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, is dead
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Actor, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, is dead

Nollywood actor and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, is dead. He died in Lagos today, August 27. He had been battling a kidney-related ailment. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Gay man, 50, Battered to Death in ‘Homophobic attack’
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Gay man, 50, Battered to Death in ‘Homophobic attack’

A man who was battered to death in a suspected homophobic attack inside a cemetery has been pictured for the first time. Ranjith Kakanamalage was attacked and left for dead in Tower Hamlets, East London, on August 16. The 50-year-old, also known as Roy, was a gay man who had lived in the area for many years, cops said. They added that the incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime. Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service following reports of a man found unresponsive. Police found Mr Kakanamalage with a head injury and he was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to have been blunt force trauma to the head. Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett said:...
Tinsel star, Victor Olaotan is Dead
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Tinsel star, Victor Olaotan is Dead

Tinsel star and veteran actor, Victor Olaotan is dead. Olaotan who had been bedridden for five years after being involved in a ghastly accident which occurred at Apple Junction, in Festac, Lagos while he was driving to movie set, died at the age of 69. His wife, Julia Olaotan confirmed his death, saying she is grateful that he can finally rest after suffering for years. Julia told Premium Times; “He has tried. It is not easy to be trapped in your own body for five years. He can finally rest now." Before his death, Olaotan had been battling for his life in a Turkish hospital for almost three years.
Third explosion occurs in Kabul with at least 60 killed including 12 US marines
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Third explosion occurs in Kabul with at least 60 killed including 12 US marines

In an unfolding of the terrible humanitarian scenes in Kabul, Afghanistan, at least 60 people including 12 US marines have been reportedly killed after a third bomb explosion was heard at the Kabul airport on Thursday, August 26. Taliban officials earlier said that at least 13 people including children have been reported dead at Hamid Karzai International Airport, with the death toll rising since then. An Afghan interpreter who was there hoping to be evacuated described how he saw a girl believed to be around five killed by the bomb: He told the BBC: ‘I saw a baby there and I went to her and I picked her up and started taking her to the hospital. I took her to the hospital, but she died on my hands.’ Reports say one bomb carried by suspected suicide bombers exploded...
Floods claim 7, displaces 74, 713 Adamawa people in 2 weeks
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Floods claim 7, displaces 74, 713 Adamawa people in 2 weeks

Seven people have died and 74, 713 others displaced by floods across Adamawa State in the last two weeks. Executive Secretary of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Dr Muhammed Suleiman, who disclosed this on Thursday in Yola, said 79 villages in 16 local government areas are affected. He said the worst affected local government areas are Demsa, Yola South, Lamurde, Yola North and Girei. Giving details, the ADSEMA executive secretary said, “From August 11 2021 to date, about 74,713 people are affected in 79 communities in 16 local government areas across the state. “The most hit areas include Demsa LGA with a total of 8,332 affected persons in nine communities with one dead, and Lamurde LGA with about 7,725 people affected in eight communities, followed by Y...
7 Family Members die after eating suya in Abia state
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7 Family Members die after eating suya in Abia state

Seven members of a family have died after eating suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Umuahia North LGA, Abia State. The suya was bought by the father, Mr. Jessey, ABN TV reports. His family members, including extended family members who were visiting, joined to eat the suya. They were said to have started throwing up after eating the suya. 7 of the family members died while the wife, Mrs Ogba Jessey, and the son survived. Mrs Ogba Jessey, who is still not aware that her family members have passed on, is currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre Umuahia alongside her son. The dead family members have been deposited in the morgue.
One of the Victims of the NDA attack identified as husband who was expecting his first child after 4 years of marriage
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One of the Victims of the NDA attack identified as husband who was expecting his first child after 4 years of marriage

  Flight Lieutenant Chinecherem Okoronkwo has been identified as one of those killed when bandits attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy. Bandits on Tuesday, August 24, attacked the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, killing two officers and abducting one other officer who was later found dead. Chinecherem Okoronkwo, who was killed by bandits on Tuesday, was expecting his first child with his wife after four years of marriage, before tragedy struck, a family source told LIB.   Until his death, Flt Lt. Okoronkwo was the Head of Department, Department of Laboratory Services, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.   He got his first degree from University of Calabar where he was...
Gunmen kill son of local vigilante member in Rivers community
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Gunmen kill son of local vigilante member in Rivers community

One person identified as Prince Oguzo has been shot dead by suspected criminals in Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Oguzo, twenty-four years old, was the son of a member of the vigilante in the community. He was reportedly shot dead in his father’s house in the early hours of Wednesday. The spokesman of the vigilante group, Ohaka Obisike who confirmed the incident said the “innocent young boy” was shot dead after the assailants missed his father who appeared to be their main target. Ohaka said other members of the vigilante group later intervened and chased the hoodlums away. He, however, called on the security agencies to go after the “parents of the criminals who are known in the community” In his words “It was around 2am this morning ...
Former Boston Bruins NHL star, Jimmy Hayes Dies suddenly at home hours after celebrating his son’s birthday
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Former Boston Bruins NHL star, Jimmy Hayes Dies suddenly at home hours after celebrating his son’s birthday

Former NHL star, Jimmy Hayes - best known for playing for the Boston Bruins - has suddenly died at his home aged just 31. Hayes , a married father of two - was pronounced dead at the scene of the property in Milton, a suburb of Boston, after emergency responders were called on Monday morning. A law enforcement official told the Boston Globe that the professional sportsman's death is not being treated as suspicious, although no further information on a cause of death has been released. There is no indication that Hayes had been ill in the hours before he died. He and his wife Kristen had been celebrating their son Beau's second birthday Sunday, and Kristen had shared an Instagram post around midnight showing them playing arcade games. Hayes, a 6-foot-5-inch, 215-pound right ...
Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye is dead
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Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye is dead

Biyi Durojaiye, a senator in the fourth republic is reportedly dead. Durojaiye died at the age of 88 in Lagos on Monday August 23, after a brief illness associated with Coronavirus complications. The late senator who represented Ogun East constituency on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) between 1999 and 2003, was also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, but lost to the late Moshood Abiola. The deceased served in senate committees on Judiciary, Establishment (as Chairman), and Special Projects. In December 2002, he recommended a life jail term for anyone who perpetrated election fraud.
Suspected Cholera Outbreak in Taraba, Leaves 7 dead
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Suspected Cholera Outbreak in Taraba, Leaves 7 dead

Seven people have been confirmed dead, following an outbreak of what is suspected to be cholera at Tella town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. The state Commissioner for health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the incident in Jalingo, on Monday, August 23, also disclosed that several others had been hospitalized in health care centres in the area with symptoms of severe stooling and vomiting. Vakkai said that a team of medical experts from the state ministry of health had been dispatched to the area to investigate the cases and report back. Alhaji Musa Chul, the Chairman of Gassol Local Government Area, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that at least 25 persons were on admission at the Tella Maternity Clinic after exhibiting symp...
Former First lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Dies at 97
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Former First lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Dies at 97

Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.
Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12
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Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12

At least 12 people were killed when bandits attacked Duba village in Batsari council area of Katsina State on Saturday evening, August 21. A resident of Batsari, who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust that women were raped in the attack at the village, which is just a few kilometres from Batsari town. "The attackers came in their numbers in the evening and committed their atrocities undeterred. As we speak with you, 12 people are confirmed dead and we are still searching the nearby bush for possible additional corpses," the resident narrated. "The attackers are terrorizing this area recently, attacking villages and killing people almost on daily basis and they are doing so without any hindrance.” the source added. Police authorities are yet to confirm the incident as at the ...
Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react
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Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react

English comedian and actor, Sean Lock, is dead. Lock, who died at the age of 58, had been suffering from cancer. The former 8 Out of 10 Cats star was a regular panelist on TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? and QI. Reacting, Chelsea, in a tweet via their Twitter handle on Wednesday, described Lock as a ‘much-loved comedian’. The UEFA Champions League winners also sent their condolences to Lock’s family and friends. “Everyone at Chelsea FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Sean Lock,” Chelsea’s tweet read. “Sean was a much-loved comedian, fan of the Blues and a regular at Stamford Bridge. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.” One of Lock’s first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alon...
Man Kills Wife After Catching Her In Bed With A Woman
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Man Kills Wife After Catching Her In Bed With A Woman

Nathalie Maillet, 51, the CEO of the Spa-Francorchamps F1 circuit is dead. According to Sun UK, she was found dead at her home in Gouvy, Belgium on Sunday. She was reportedly caught with her mistress. Police say that Nathalie was at home with her alleged mistress Ann Lawrence Durviaux, 53, when her husband Franz Dubois confronted the pair who were in the bedroom. Dubois then reportedly pulled out a gun and killed both the women before turning the gun on himself. The public prosecutor said in a statement: "At 00:10, the bodies of two women and one man were discovered by the police in a house in Gouvy, all three presenting gunshot wounds. "According to our information, the male individual voluntarily used his firearm to kill both women, including his wife, before killing himse...
22-year-old Man Drowns in Kwara dam
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22-year-old Man Drowns in Kwara dam

A 22-year-old man identified as Sodiq Mustapha, has drowned in Agba Dam in G.R.A area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The deceased, who hailed from Kankatu Okelele Area of Ilorin, at Sheji Compound, was brought out dead by personnel of the state fire service on Tuesday morning, August 17. The Head of Media and Publicity, Kwara State Fire Service, Hakeem Adekiunle confirmed the incident in a statement. "The recovery operation was carried out about 9:40am this morning, in the presence of his Honourable Commissioner and the Permanent Secretary for Kwara State Ministry of Water Resources." "The Director of State Fire Service, prince Falade John Olumuyiwa {CFO} consoled with the family of the victim and advised parents to watch over their children's movement in order to ...
Actress Doris Chima dies after battling cancer
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Actress Doris Chima dies after battling cancer

Nollywood actress Doris Chima is dead.  The veteran actress died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was diagnosed with the ailment in 2020 and her breast was cut off to prevent further damage While confirming her demise, the chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos state chapter, Emeka Rising Ibe, said he is still in shock over the sad incident as Chima was a dedicated member and good woman. “She called me last week and pleaded due to ill health not to remove her from the verification exercise I embarked on to ascertain true members of the guild in Lagos. Yesterday morning, I got a call that she was dead. Though I am yet to visit the family but it is a great loss for us. I pray for the repose of her soul.”he said May her soul rest in peace, Amen.  
Plateau killings: Governor Lalong Declares 24-hour Curfew in Jos North
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Plateau killings: Governor Lalong Declares 24-hour Curfew in Jos North

Governor Simon Lalong has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jos North LGA of the state. This came after an attack on a convoy of buses conveying some worshippers returning to Ondo after attending an Islamic programme in Bauchi left 22 travellers dead and 14 others injured. Though Governor Lalong had on Saturday August 14 announced that Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs will observe a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am, his Director of Press, Makut Macham added that the curfew in Jos North has been extended to 24 hours. The statement read; “From 2p.m of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos North Local Government Area. “This is necessitated by security reports, which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Go...
BREAKING: Bayern Munich legend, Muller is dead
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BREAKING: Bayern Munich legend, Muller is dead

Bayern Munich legend, Gerd Muller, is dead. Muller passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday morning. Bayern Munich disclosed this in a statement via their website. “Today the world of FC Bayern stands still. The German record champions and its entire fan base mourn Gerd Müller, who died early Sunday morning at the age of 75,” the statement read in part. Müller made history with Bayern Munich and the German national team during his playing days. The former striker scored an unbelievable 566 goals in 607 competitive games for Bayern and set the unprecedented record of 365 goals in the Bundesliga. Muller also secured the top scorer award seven times. For the DFB selection, he scored 68 times in 62 appearances.
Elder statesman and super permanent secretary, Ahmed Joda, dies at 91
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Elder statesman and super permanent secretary, Ahmed Joda, dies at 91

Elder statesman and former super federal Permanent Secretary, Ahmed Joda, is dead. Joda died today August 13 after a brief illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola. Born in Yola in 1930, Joda attended Yola Elementary School and Yola Middle School before proceeding to Barewa College from 1945 to 1948. In the 1950s, he attended Pitman College, London, and gained practical experience in journalism while staying in Britain. After completing his secondary education in 1948, Joda was admitted to Moor Plantation, Ibadan. He worked briefly at an agricultural center in Yola before entering the field of journalism at Gaskiya Corporation, Zaria. He later worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission serving as the editor of NBC Kaduna, then joined the Nor...
Mum shot dead by her toddler as colleagues watched on Zoom call
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Mum shot dead by her toddler as colleagues watched on Zoom call

A mum was on a Zoom call when she was shot dead by her child who had picked up a loaded gun. Shamaya Lynn, 21, from Florida, was taking part in the conference call on Wednesday, August 11, when the other participants heard a huge bang and the mum fell backwards. Those on the Zoom call then saw a toddler in the background who had picked a gun that had been left "unsecured" in the home, said Altamonte Springs Police. When Lynn failed to get back onto the call, one of her colleagues taking part in the call called emergency services and the mum’s body was found with a shot to the head. "Investigators determined that the injury was caused by a toddler who found a loaded handgun, which was left unsecured by an adult in the apartment," a...
Two Teenage Swimmers Drown in Kano
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Two Teenage Swimmers Drown in Kano

Two teenagers have been confirmed dead after drowning inside a pond in Fako village, Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State. It was gathered that the teenagers went swimming in the pond when the incident happened. The Council Chairman, Sale Ado-Minjibir confirmed the incident to newsmen in the state on Thursday August 12. He identified the children as Uzaifa Yusufa and Buhari Abdulwahab who were below 15 years of age. He also advised parents to be vigilant about the whereabouts of their children and prevent them from going to the pond to swim in order to avert the reoccurrence of such incidence. “The children drowned when they went swimming in the pond which children in the area are fond of doing during this rainy season. “We urge the parents to be vigilant and ...

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