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She Brought Smiles With Weekly AIT Show – Fani-kayode On Death Of Rachel Bakam
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She Brought Smiles With Weekly AIT Show – Fani-kayode On Death Of Rachel Bakam

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday mourned actress and TV personality Rachael Bakam who died Tuesday afternoon at a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. In a Twitter thread, Mr Fani-Kayode said Bakam was a regular guest at his Abuja home, adding the actress was compassionate and highly talented. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the beautiful Rachael Bakam who was a regular guest at my Abuja home with my brother John Fashanu. She was a dear friend, a kind-hearted, compassionate & wonderful soul & a highly talented television presenter & personality,” he wrote. “She was also a great source of pride to her native Kaduna state and to Nigeria and she brought smiles to the faces of millions all over the country with her wee...
25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam
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25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam

The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam on Tuesday, April 13, sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia. Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while transporting nearly 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine. 25-year-old Nigerian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Vietnam He told police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019, where he met an African man called Oscar who hired him to transport the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He was paid 650 USD in advance. After traveling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over into ...
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...
DMX: Breaks my Heart to See my Hiphop Idols and Influences End up Poor, Addicted to Drugs, Wretched and Sick – Rapper Illbliss
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DMX: Breaks my Heart to See my Hiphop Idols and Influences End up Poor, Addicted to Drugs, Wretched and Sick – Rapper Illbliss

Rapper Illbliss has expressed how sad he feels to see his hiphop idols and influences end up poor, addicted to drugs, wretched and sick. The rapper made the comment in reaction to the death of rapper DMX, who died at the age of 50 after suffering an apparent drug overdose and subsequent heart attack. Illbliss also revealed that he doesn't do drugs or pop pills. See his tweet and exchange with his followers below;
Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter
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Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter

Authorities have identified the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, sparking protests and unrest. Kim Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in an emailed statement. The BCA said she's on standard administrative leave, but would not disclose any further details, citing the active investigation into Wright's death. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Center, after officer Potter said she mistook her taser for a gun and fired at him. He died about 10 miles from where George Floyd, another black man was killed by a Minneapolis ...
AKA And Nellie’s Last Moments Together
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AKA And Nellie’s Last Moments Together

Nellie Tembe's death is news that touched many South Africans and spoke to many about the mental illness and importance of mental health. However, before the tragedy, a lot of people saw Nellie as a beautiful happy girl and that she and AKA seemed to be really in love. Their love started long ago and the two got Mzansi hooked on their relationship. The couple was known for sharing cute pictures and TikTok videos and when AKA shared the cute snaps of him and Nellie it was a norm, no one had expected things to unfold the way they did. Anele “Nellie” Tembe’s death came after she allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of the upmarket Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town early hours of Sunday morning. She was confirmed dead at the scene after paramedics tried to resuscitate her. The two lo...
Nondumiso Tembe heartbroken over ‘baby sister’ Nelli’s death
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Nondumiso Tembe heartbroken over ‘baby sister’ Nelli’s death

US-based actress and musician Nondumiso Tembe has opened up about dealing with the heartbreak of her “baby sister” and rapper AKA’s fiancee, Anele “Nelli” Tembe. Nelli died on Sunday after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town. The 22-year-old’s death was confirmed by the Tembe and Forbes families through a statement. Nondumiso is Nelli’s cousin and often referred to her as her “baby sister”. She took to Instagram on Monday to share a picture of the pair together. In a short tribute, the former Generations actress said she was left speechless by Nelli’s death. “My baby, Ngiphelelwe amazwi. Words fail me right now. We will hold you in our hearts forever. Lala kahle, mbali yethu,” she wrote. She also thanked those who...
President Biden Calls for Peace and Calm after a 20-year-old Black Man was Killed by Police in Minnesota
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President Biden Calls for Peace and Calm after a 20-year-old Black Man was Killed by Police in Minnesota

President Joe Biden has called for "peace and calm" in the wake of fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by female police on Sunday afternoon, pril 11, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. An officer's body camera footage released on Monday indicated that Wright got out of his car, but then got back in. It's not clear why, but Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters it appeared from the video that Wright was trying to leave the scene. Gannon also said that the video appeared to show an officer had shouted "Taser!" but fired her handgun accidentally, killing Daunte Wright. According to Wright's mother, who had ...
Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death
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Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death

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

Sony Music Africa has reached out to South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes who is known as AKA. This comes after news broke out that the lovely fiancee of the rapper had died after jumping from the upper floors of a tall building. Managing director of Sony Music, Sean Watson in his submission said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of such a young life, at such an important juncture. We send our heartfelt condolences to Kiernan and his family, as well as those of Anele.” After the incident went viral, the families of the rapper and the lady confirmed it by releasing an official statement. The statement released reads; “It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancé, daughter, sister and da...
Two Mothers Arrested for allegedly Killing a 64-year-old Man
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Two Mothers Arrested for allegedly Killing a 64-year-old Man

Two women have been arrested for allegedly killing a man in Ikotun, Lagos. The deceased, Osita Anwuanwu, 64, was found unconscious at Arida area of Ikotun Lagos State on April 8, 2021, at 8:45pm. Efforts to save him proved abortive. The daughter of the deceased, Linda Anwuanwu, of Temitope street, off Governor's Road, Ikotun, Lagos State, had reported to the police at Ikotun Division on April 8 that she was informed that her father was lying down in a bar at Arida after he had a misunderstanding with one Ngozi Emezue, 38, and Juliet Eguebor, 35. The Police Operatives at Ikotun Division raced to the scene and took Osita Anwuanwu to the General Hospital, Igando, where he was certified dead. According to a statement released by the Lagos State Police Command, preliminary inves...
Man Arrested for allegedly Procuring Abortion for his Girlfriend which Led to her Death
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Man Arrested for allegedly Procuring Abortion for his Girlfriend which Led to her Death

A man has been arrested after his girlfriend died after undergoing an abortion. Police operatives attached to the Ikorodu Division of the Lagos State Police Command arrested the man, identified as Wisdom Okoro, 50, for the sudden death of his girlfriend, identified as Enobong Udoh, 38. Wisdom Okoro, from Orlu, Imo State, was arrested on April 11, 2021, at 10:45a.m. One Blessing Pius, of No 46, Adegboruwa Street, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, reported to the police that Enobong Udoh was found dead in her house, opposite Meras Hotel, along Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, on April 11, 2021, at about 10am. The police operatives immediately invited her boyfriend, Wisdom Okoro, for interrogation where he confessed that the deceased informed him that she was pregnant in February 2021 and he was in her...
Update: AKA’s Family and Tembe’s Family Confirm Death of the Rapper’s 22-year-old Fiancée, Nellie Tembe
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Update: AKA’s Family and Tembe’s Family Confirm Death of the Rapper’s 22-year-old Fiancée, Nellie Tembe

The families of Anele 'Nellie' Tembe and rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes have confirmed the death of 22-year-old bride-to-be. Tembe, who is engaged to AKA, reportedly 'fell' from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town on Sunday morning, April 11. The Tembe and Forbes families, in a joint statement, confirmed Tembe's death, but did not state the cause of death.   "It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancée, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe," the statement read. The families said they were still in shock and are dealing with their emotions, adding that AKA was 'inconsolable' while surrounded by close family and friends. "We are still in sh...
South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building
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South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building

Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel in the early hours of Sunday, April 11. The police said they are investigating the death of the 22-year-old lady which occurred at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town. The details around the incident are still sketchy, but Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick  van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel. "Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased," he said in a statement. AKA's pu...
Five Adamawa Men Burnt to Death in Ghastly Motor Accident on their Way to a Friend’s Engagement Ceremony in Kaduna
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Five Adamawa Men Burnt to Death in Ghastly Motor Accident on their Way to a Friend’s Engagement Ceremony in Kaduna

Five men from Adamawa State have been killed in a ghastly car accident on their way to Kaduna State. Details of the targic accident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the men were burnt beyond recognition in the crash which occurred on Saturday, April 11. An aide to the Adamawa State Governor, Miracle Musa, said that the five men were on their way to Kaduna to attend a friend's engagement ceremony. "Five Adamawa boys, all perished, burnt beyond recognition. On their way to Kaduna to convey " kayan tambaya" for their friend's engagement. Three are from Bekaji while the other two were from Karewa GRA." he wrote. Two of the men have been so far identified as Saddam Aje Shinguboi and Mwaniya Japhet Gajere. Meanwhile, the senator representing Adamawa North, Isha...
Man Charged with Murder of Millionaire Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton
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Man Charged with Murder of Millionaire Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton

A 34-year-old man has been charged with the murder of millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton. Sir Richard Sutton, one of Britain's richest men who owned a string of top hotels in London, was found stabbed to death at a property near Gillingham, Dorset, on Wednesday, April 7. A woman named Anne Schreiber, 60, was seriously injured in the incident and airlifted to Southmead hospital in Bristol, where she remained in a critical condition. A spokesman for Sir Richard Sutton Ltd named the woman as Anne Schreiber, his partner, and said she was “a hugely important part of Sir Richard’s life”, having cared for him for a “long period”, and wished her “a swift and full recovery”. Thomas Schreiber, from the Gillingham area, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and dangerou...
Piers Morgan throws shade at Meghan Markle in his tribute to Prince Philip
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Piers Morgan throws shade at Meghan Markle in his tribute to Prince Philip

Even while mourning the death of Prince Philip, Piers Morgan did not miss a chance to throw shade at Meghan Markle. Though the British TV host did not call Meghan's name in the tribute, it was clear he was mocking her by pointing out the difference between her and the late Prince Philip. Everything Piers has ever accused Meghan Markle of - being whiny, wanting fame, granting interviews, playing the victim, complaining, and shunning the upper lip encouraged by the Royal family - he pointed out that Prince Philip was all that and more as he paid tribute to him. Sharing newspaper photos announcing Prince Philip's death, Piers Morgan wrote: "He hated celebrity culture, shunned fame, distrusted the media & barely gave any interviews - but as the extraordinary coverage of his de...
UNIPORT Confirms Death of Final Year student
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UNIPORT Confirms Death of Final Year student

The University of Port Harcourt has confirmed the death of a final year student identified as Gloria Adeleye. LIB reported that the 500-level student of the Department of Animal Science, slumped and died a few days after taking her first semester exams. It was gathered that Gloria finished her exams on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and left the school for her family residence. She was said to have slumped at home on Tuesday, April 6, and was rushed to hospital, where she died. The cause of death has not yet been ascertained, however, students and friends blaimed it on school stress. However, the university spokesman, Kpenu, who confirmed the news, said Gloria didn't die on the school campus. "It is fake. The lady, who put up the post that she died in school, has already apolo...
Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja
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Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja

A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has passed away. Dr. Tukur died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja. Close family members, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, on Wednesday night, April 6. "His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said. The late Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State. Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria
He’s still Alive – DMX’s Manager, Steve Rifkind says after false reports Surface that he Passed Away
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He’s still Alive – DMX’s Manager, Steve Rifkind says after false reports Surface that he Passed Away

Social media posts paying tribute to DMX broke out on Thursday night, stating that the American rapper passed away at the age of 50 after being taken off life support. Comedian and actress, Luenell, also helped fuel the rumours when she posted to her stories that her friend was “gone” following his hospitalization for a reported drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week. “It is over, my friend is gone,” she wrote in the post. “Soar. Join the best that ever did it. RIP DMX.” Clarifying her post, Luenell wrote, “When your spirit leaves and your organs fail you. The body becomes just a shell. One becomes wrapped in the lords arms. That’s what ‘I’ call gone. I’m sorry to all.” A number of celebrities also paid tribute ...
Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Reveals how he Almost Died from Tuberculosis When he was 21
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Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Reveals how he Almost Died from Tuberculosis When he was 21

Over a decade ago, Brazil and Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva was almost snatched by the hands of death after catching tuberculosis, he has revealed. Silva, 36, was diagnosed with the bacterial infection while at Dynamo Moscow in 2005. And at the tender age of 21, he was hospitalised for six months while Russian doctors treated him for the condition. According to Silva who spoke to AP News, the tuberculosis was so advanced, that doctors even considered removing part of his lungs to ensure he survived. But his mother, Angela, and wife, Isabelle advised him against removing it. "That would have ended my career, I needed guardian angels to take me away," Silva told AP. Silva was signed by Dynamo from Porto in January, 2005 for a fee of around £3.5m. Despite not pla...
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...
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.
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates
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Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates

  Mikel Arteta has responded to Lucas Torreira’s emotional public plea to leave the club. Arteta is calling on the midfielder to remain calm after the Arsenal midfielder requested to be sold this summer following the death of his mother. Torreira joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and made a positive impression under former manager, Unai Emery. The Uruguay international, however, found life much difficult during his second season at the club, after Emery put him in a more advanced role. He then featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign but was hit by an ankle injury and he is now struggling to win his place back in the team upon his return to fitness. The midfielder was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid following Arsenal’s decision to sign...
Kanye West Sells his Documentary to Netflix For $30m’
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Kanye West Sells his Documentary to Netflix For $30m’

Netflix has reportedly bought a documentary series spanning two decades of Kanye West’s life for $30 million. The multi-part project will feature never-before-seen footage of West, and will explore his extensive music and fashion careers, his failed and legally questionable presidential campaign in 2020, and the death of his mother, Donda. It is not known if details about West’s pending divorce from Kim Kardashian West will be included in the documentary. According to a Billboard report, the streaming service purchased the miniseries for “upwards of $30 million.” Netflix acquired the series from music video producing team Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, who have been documenting the rapper’s movements over the past two decades. The duo, more commonly known as Cood...
Actor,  Junior Pope Odonwodo and his family escape death as fire breaks out at their home while they slept
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Actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo and his family escape death as fire breaks out at their home while they slept

Nollywood actor Junior Pope Odonwodotook to social media to thank God for saving his life and that of his family from a fire accident. In the post shared by the actor on his Instagram page, he disclosed that his house almost went up in flames. This incident occurred at night when his family was all asleep, but God intervened in the situation. According to the Junior Pope, he says his hands are clean to warrant and sudden or untimely death from the enemies. He captioned the post; “Join Me In Thanking God Ooooooooo My House Almost Went Up In Flames While My Family Slept But GOD Intervened. My Hands Are Clean Oooooooooooo,(Akam di Ocha) God Is The Greatest (final full stop) My family and I are safe…..”   View this post on Instagram ...
Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death
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Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death

Palace officials in Warri have today April 5 officially announced the passing of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri in Delta state Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu Of Warri, was reported to have died in December 2020 from COVID19 complications just a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. The palace initially denied the reports of his death, saying he was indisposed. However after a meeting today, Johnson Amatserunreleghe, one of the palace officials, announced the passing of the monarch saying the town will go into a period of mourning and that there shall be no celebrations in the town for a period of three months while mourning lasts. The palace announced Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, a prince, as the new Olu of Warri designate. The designate w...
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Itsekiri Formally Announces The Death Of Olu Of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli; To Be Succeeded By Prince Tsola Emiko

The death of the 20th Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has been announced and an Olu designate presented. The announcement was made on Monday at the ancestral home of all Itsekiri, Ode-Itsekiri (Big Warri) by the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Atserunleghe, on behalf of the Itsekiri National Assembly. Making the announcement at the Assembly of all Itsekiri, the Iyatsere also introduced the Olu-designate, Prince Itieyinoritsetsola Emiko, to the people. But while announcing the demise of the Olu at the solemn assembly, Chief Atserunleghe broke the symbolic pots containing white native chalks one after the other on the floor, announcing: “Ale-jefun ooo” after each session. The announcement of the departure of the 20th Olu was also greeted with 20 cannon shots signifyin...
Asian Woman, 64, is Stabbed to Death while Walking her Dogs in California
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Asian Woman, 64, is Stabbed to Death while Walking her Dogs in California

An Asian-American woman was stabbed to death while out walking her dogs in Southern California. The incident occurred at around 7.30am local time on Saturday, April 3, in Riverside's La Sierra neighborhood, KTLA reported. The victim, Ke Chieh Meng, 64, suffered multiple stab wounds to her abdomen and was left bleeding on the ground. She was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The alleged attacker, 23-year-old Darlene Stephanie Montoya, was arrested near the scene and is now facing murder charges. The suspect, Darlene Stephanie Montoya. Meng's death came after a string of random attacks against Asian Americans. However, police said they do not believe that the stabbing was racially motivated. 'There was nothing to suggest that the victim was att...
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 ...
Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state
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Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state

Two children identified as Suraiya, 7, and Habib, 9, were burnt to death after a mysterious fire gutted a house at Anguwar Dawaki area of Suleja, Niger state. It was gathered the father of the two children, Alhassan Jibirin Yanji, who sustained various degrees of burns in attempt to rescue them, was still receiving treatment at a hospital in Suleja. A resident, Bashir Ibrahim, who spoke to Daily Trust, said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, April 2, at about 3am. He said the two children were sleeping in their room, while their father was sleeping in his bedroom, when he woke up to discover that the entire house was filled with thick smoke. "Strangely, there was no electricity in the entire Dawaki area as of the time the fire incident happened so one w...
“I’ve Had Two Abortions” Tito Idakula Opens up as she Reveals the Guilt and Shame she Dealt with Afterwards
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“I’ve Had Two Abortions” Tito Idakula Opens up as she Reveals the Guilt and Shame she Dealt with Afterwards

Tito Idakula, the wife of singer Bez Idakula, has disclosed that she had two abortions and dealt with the shame for a long time. Tito, who is the daughter of former Oyo state governor,  Rashidi Ladoja, said she had the abortions because she thought those were the only options available to her at the time. When she was eventually ready to have kids and suffered a miscarriage, she said she thought it was God punishing her for her past. However, she said she was wrong because she didn't understand the salvation she has in Christ. She explained that Christ's death and resurrection took away the shame and guilt, and she advised those dealing with shame to look to Christ for redemption. She said her husband and three babies are proof Christ has set her free with grace. Read he...
Yinka Odumakin: I’m In Shock – Tinubu
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Yinka Odumakin: I’m In Shock – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, said he received with shock, news of the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin. Tinubu, in a statement on Saturday, described the deceased as a committed fighter for democracy, dedicated civil society activist, courageous and outspoken defender of whatever ideals and principles he believed in. The All Progressives Congress (APC) leader said Odumakin remained fearless and unrelenting in speaking up in promoting the cause of justice and what he perceived as the best interest of the citizens of Nigeria. Tinubu recalled his participation in the various students and youth struggles against successive military dictatorships in the 1980s and 1990s. “In the process, he was arrested, harassed and even detained several times. Yet, h...
Dapo Abiodun Mourns Odumakin, Describes Death As Painful
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Dapo Abiodun Mourns Odumakin, Describes Death As Painful

Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has mourned the death of the spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, describing his death as "painful". Odumakin was reported to have died in a Lagos hospital on Saturday morning. But Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, declared that the South-West has lost a courageous human rights activist and fearless public commentator. The governor noted that Odumakin, while alive, championed the cause of the South-West and promote the ideals of the late sage and Premier of the defunct Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo, which were held dear by the Afenifere. Abiodun, who said the late journalist would be remembered for his timely response to national issues, particularly, ones that affecte...
Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two
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Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two

Three persons have been confirmed dead following an incident at a betting shop at Aba branch satellite market in Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state on Friday, April 2. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a betting shop, played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately wasn't with enough money to pay.   ''He paid one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money. On his return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the balance of Fifty Naira(N50) on a later date. This led to serious altercation between  him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop). Sequel to th...
Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa

Gunmen have killed the chairman of Bayelsa State Waterway Security (West District) Gen. Frank Seide. It was gathered that the deceased popularly known as General Frank, was shot dead by some gunmen in his hometown, Bilabiri community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday night, April 1. It is not clear if his death is related to the reported killings in the community over security contract. Vanguard reports that four persons have reportedly died in Bilabiri Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following a blood bath over disagreement on a proposed security contract. It was further gathered that the blood bath ensued over disagreement on who handles a major multinational oil company security contract in the area. An in...
Chinese Man Jumps into Furnace and Burns Alive After Losing £6k on Stock Market
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Chinese Man Jumps into Furnace and Burns Alive After Losing £6k on Stock Market

A Chinese factory worker jumped into a super-heated 900C steel furnace and was burnt alive after allegedly losing £6,000 on the stock market. Wang Long, 34, went missing from a night shift at the Chinese steel factory where he worked before surveillance footage revealed the disturbing chain of events leading to his death. A shocking video shows the man looking into the furnace during a smelting operation, before taking off his helmet and jumping into the furnace. His employers, Baogang Group, said it was suspected his death was related to a "large amount of losses" and that he "could not repay his heavy debts." Wang Long had worked for the company, one of China’s major steel producers, for more than a decade. According to colleagues, the "introverted" factory worker, who...
Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison
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Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison

A jailed paedophile teacher who targeted teenage boys choked to death on his prison breakfast, an inquest heard. John McKno, 74, was jailed in 2016 after abusing five pupils at boarding schools in Suffolk, Devon, and Worcestershire in the 1970s and 1980s. He died at Norwich Prison on September 29 from "cardiac failure" after choking. McKno, who had a number of health conditions, died through misadventure, an inquest jury concluded. A Prison Service spokesperson said: "HMP Norwich prisoner John McKno died in prison on 29th September 2019. "As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman." Mr. McKno worked at Beam College in Great Torrington in Devon, St Michael's College in Tenbury Wells and Kesgrave Hall ...
Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death
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Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death

Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, has said he wants to join Boca Juniors in order to be closer to his family, following his mother’s death. In an emotional interview with ESPN Argentina, Torreira who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, confirmed his mother had passed after a battle with COVID-19. The Uruguay international also admitted he has long dreamed of playing for Boca, and he intends to fulfil the wish of his father by returning to South America. Torreira said: “I am trying to understand the situation. It is difficult to come to terms with it but as time passes, we will come to live with this pain. “My mother was 53 years old and died from Covid. There was an outbreak in Fray Bentos (Torreira’s hometown in Uruguay) and she spent 11 days fighting but on Monday ...
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...
Photos of the three young men killed during cult-related fight at birthday party in Benue community
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Photos of the three young men killed during cult-related fight at birthday party in Benue community

Three young men were hacked to death in a cult-related fight during a birthday party at Odoba Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. The trio died when a quarrel broke out during the birthday party organized by one of the youths in Odoba community on Saturday night, March 27. Two of the youths from Odoba have been identified as Kenneth and Ogbole. See more photos of the deceased persons below...
Man Beats his Son to Death Over alleged Theft in Kano
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Man Beats his Son to Death Over alleged Theft in Kano

The police in Kano state has arrested a 40-year-old man, Awaisu Auwalu, for beating his 19-year-old son, Auwalu Awaisu, to death over alleged theft. The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the father accused his son of stealing from his provision store and used a stick to beat him up mercilessly. Auwalu was later rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment. "On March 27 2021, at about 1700hrs, information received revealed that one Awaisu Auwalu, 'm' 40 years old, of Samegu Quarters Kano, used a stick to beat his son, one Auwalu Awaisu, 'm' 19 years old. Upon receipt, the victim was removed from the scene and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano. He died on March 29 2021, at about 0...
Man Beats his Wife to Death after Argument Over Pap in Niger state
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Man Beats his Wife to Death after Argument Over Pap in Niger state

The police in Niger state have arrested a 20-year-old man, Lawali Danladi, for allegedly beating his wife, Zulai , to death following an argument over the pap she prepared for him at their home in  Kadaura village in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA. Danladi who was paraded before newsmen at the police command headquarters in Minna, reportedly beat Zulai to a coma. She was rushed to the hospital where she died. Speaking to newsmen, Danladi said that he did not like the way she prepared the pap and in the cause of the argument, things got heated up which made him descend on her and beat her mercilessly. “I never knew she would die. It was just a misunderstanding over mere pap and I did not know that when she fainted, she would not wake up. I should never have beaten her. I regre...
Man Burnt To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad In Darazo, Bauchi (Graphic Photo)
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Man Burnt To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad In Darazo, Bauchi (Graphic Photo)

Irate youths backed by leaders in Sade community in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State have burnt a man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. SaharaReporters learnt that Mai Ruwa was dragged away from his house on Tuesday in the presence of his mother and burnt to death in the middle of the community. Eyewitnesses shared gory pictures of the incident with SaharaReporters which showed the middle-aged man covered with tyres and set on fire. The witnesses stated further that the youths contributed money to buy petrol to set Mai Ruwa ablaze. "The young man was killed by a mob in Sade town for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. He was dragged from his house by a mob and forcibly set ablaze after being tied to an old...
Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead
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Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead

The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Agwu Ukpai, has died. The state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, announced the death of Mr. Ukpai. Okiyi-Kalu said Ukpai died in the early hours of on Tuesday March 30. The statement reads “It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness. Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress. He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in Gen...
Woman who killed co-wife in Niger state suspected to have burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018
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Woman who killed co-wife in Niger state suspected to have burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018

The 24-year-old woman, Aminu Aliyu, who allegedly killed her husband's new wife is suspected to be the one that burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018. LIB reported that the newlywed, Fatima Aliyu was allegedly beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by Amina in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding. Amina and her three alleged accomplices have since been arrested. Aliyu Abdullahi Dayi, the husband, who spoke to our Daily Trust, said the manner in which Amina killed his new wife suggested that she is responsible for the death of his two daughters who died in a mysterious fire incident in 2018. While narrating what had happened, Dabi said he was not around when the incident happened but someone called him around 3pm on Tuesda...
Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man
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Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man

The death of a Nigerian man identified as Leohand Lyeanyi has triggered a protest at Outer Ring Road near Vikaspuri, as the Indian police have been accused of having a hand in it. It was alleged that the 43-year-old Nigerian man died in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar after an alleged brief interaction with a policeman in the early hours of Sunday March 28. The police however denied this by stating that initial medical examination did not reveal any visible external injuries, and had no link to his interaction with a policeman and a home-guard patrolling duty in the area. Urvija Goel, deputy commissioner of police (west) told newsmen that the police were in the process of arresting protesters who allegedly took part in the protest he described as "riot" near Vikaspuri, under the Tila...
Barack Obama speaks out following the passing of his grandmother, Sarah Obama
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Barack Obama speaks out following the passing of his grandmother, Sarah Obama

Former US President, Barrack Obama has taken to his Twitter page to speak following the death of his grandmother, Mama Sarah Onyango Obama. Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, who promoted education for girls and orphans in her rural Kogelo village, died at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu at 4.45 am on Monday, March 29. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Marsat obama. “She died this morning. We are devastated,” Onyango told The Associated Press on a phone call. “Mama was sick with normal diseases she did not die of COVID-19,” a family spokesman Sheik Musa Ismail said, adding that she had tested negative for the disease. Mourning the loss of his grandmother, Barack shared an old photo of himself posing with his late grandmother and wrote: "My fa...
26-year-old Man Electrocuted While Reconnecting Electricity Cable in Benue
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26-year-old Man Electrocuted While Reconnecting Electricity Cable in Benue

A 26-year-old electrician identified as Humble Paul, was electrocuted to death in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State while reconnecting electric cables disconnected by power officials over non payment of bill. The incident occurred Sunday evening, March 28, at Ede Ai-agbenu community in Okpoga when some persons contacted the deceased to reconnect their wires for a pastry sum of N400. According to a resident of Ai-agbenu village, power was restored while Paul was carrying out his duty on the top of the electric pole with his body resting on the wires. He was electrocuted and died instantly. It was gathered that the electrician had climbed the electric pole without hand gloves or any protective jackets.

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