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Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare
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Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare

Pastor Adeboye made his first public appearance after the demise of his son, Pastor Dare, last night. The 42-year-old son of the revered clergyman died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, May 4. Pastor Adeboye last night shared a sermon at the church's Communion service. His sermon was titled "Overflowing Blessing" The clergyman spoke from the studio of the church’s station Dove media while members of the church gathered at the auditorium along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. After his message, the officiating Minister at the auditorium said, ''Tonight, daddy has prayed for us. He has also prayed on all the elements that we are going to use – the bread and the wine. I am here not standing in for him because I am too small to stand in for him; I am only here to ...
“Weakness is a Form of Strength”- Leke Adeboye tells People asking him to ‘stay strong’ following the Death of his Brother, Pastor Dare
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“Weakness is a Form of Strength”- Leke Adeboye tells People asking him to ‘stay strong’ following the Death of his Brother, Pastor Dare

Leke Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG has reacted to calls from people asking him to stay strong following the death of his brother, Pastor Dare. Pastor Dare who is one of the sons of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, May 4. Following his demise, many people have taken to Leke's social media page to commiserate with him. Some however asked him to stay strong in this very trying time. Responding to their comment, Leke pointed out that Weakness is a form of strength. See his post below
My sister-in-law is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits’ – Heartbroken Nigerian man writes presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi
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My sister-in-law is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits’ – Heartbroken Nigerian man writes presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi

A Nigerian man whose sister-in-law, Dorathy Yohanna, is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits, has written an emotional letter to the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, asking him to talk to his boss. The man, Yamai, with the Twitter handle, @ydcoal, said his mother-in-law has been unable to eat or even take a shower since Dorathy was abducted on Tuesday April 20. He said it is devastating that the answer to her prayers for the safe return of her child is now the news of her demise in the hands of those who abducted her. His tweets read ''Hi @toluogunlesi, my sister-in-law was among the 3 dead students found today from Greenfield University. We are all trying to unpack our feelings. People’s children have become sports for bandits & kidnappers. I...
‘Lord Almighty made me a strong woman and that I will remain’ – Actress Rita Edochie writes following backlash she received after the demise of comedienne, Ada Jesus
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‘Lord Almighty made me a strong woman and that I will remain’ – Actress Rita Edochie writes following backlash she received after the demise of comedienne, Ada Jesus

Actress Rita Edochie has shared a post on her IG page, hours after the demise of comedienne, Ada Jesus. Rita Edochie was one of those Ada Jesus sought forgiveness from before her demise. The comedienne allegedly spoke ill of the actress as well as her pastor, Prophet Odumeje and some others. Mrs Edochie initially insisted she wasn't going to forgive Ada Jesus but later did after many pleaded on her behalf. Following Ada Jesus's demise, many people went on her social media handles to attack her. Posting on her IG page this morning, Rita Edochie said God has made her a strong woman and that she will remain. Her post reads; ''JEEEEESUS is LORD forever LORD ALMIGHTY MADE ME A STRONG WOMAN AND THAT I WILL REMAIN. THE SEED CAN NOT BE KILLED''
“It is not Possible for him to Rest in Peace”- Media personality, Shade Ladipo reacts to the Death of Prince Phillip
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“It is not Possible for him to Rest in Peace”- Media personality, Shade Ladipo reacts to the Death of Prince Phillip

Media personality, Shade Ladipo, has said that Prince Phillip, husband of the queen of England, will never know peace.The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday April 9 at the age of 99. Reacting to the news of his demise on her Instastories this afternoon, Shade said the whole British monarch is'' built on slavery and colonization of Black people'' and for this reason, late Prince Phillip and the whole monarch ''can never rest in peace.'' See her post below
Three Policemen Killed as Gunmen Attack Patrol team in Akwa Ibom
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Three Policemen Killed as Gunmen Attack Patrol team in Akwa Ibom

Three policemen have been killed after being attacked by suspected hoodlums in Essien Udim LGA of the state on Wednesday March 31. Ben Ajide, a chief superintendent of police (CSP) and commander of the quick intervention unit of the police command in Akwa Ibom was among the officers killed in the attack. Odiko MacDon, the command’s public relations officer said four other officers are still missing. The statement read; “The Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, is deeply saddened by the unprovoked attack on security personnel who were out maintaining the peace yesterday, 30th March, 2021 which led to the demise of CSP Ben Ajide who was the Commander of the Command’s Quick Intervention Unit and two others, while four others are missing. “Whereas the remote and immediat...
Singer Barry Jhay Finally Reacts to the Death of his Record Labelboss, Kashy Godson
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Singer Barry Jhay Finally Reacts to the Death of his Record Labelboss, Kashy Godson

Singer Barry Jhay has finally reacted to the death of his record label boss, Kashy Godson. Kashy died in the early hours of yesterday March 7, in Ghana. He died hours after he had a serious fight with Barry. Unconfirmed reports claim Kashy committed suicide, others allege he was pushed. Barry Jhay some minutes ago took to his Insastories to react to the demise of his former boss. See his post below...
Aubameyang, Arsenal’s Young Playmakers a Match Made in Heaven
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Aubameyang, Arsenal’s Young Playmakers a Match Made in Heaven

The Gunners skipper scored a hat-trick as Mikel Arteta's side put on Valentine's Day showing that will have warmed the hearts of their supporters There was never any doubt. People may have debated about the supposed demise of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season, but no-one at Arsenal believed for a second that their captain’s best days had been and gone. On Sunday, he gave a timely reminder to all of his doubters outside of north London that if he is given the chances in front of goal, he will take them. Aubameyang was at his lethal best against Leeds, scoring his first ever Premier League hat-trick as Arsenal bounced back from two successive defeats in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory. Mikel Arteta’s side were exceptional in the first half, with the attacking tri...
Abia Lawmaker, Ossy Prestige’s Body Arrives From Germany Amid Tears
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Abia Lawmaker, Ossy Prestige’s Body Arrives From Germany Amid Tears

It was an emotional sight on Saturday as family members of the late House of Representatives member, Hon. Ossy Prestige and leaders of his party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) thronged the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to receive his body. Hon. Prestige is popular among his Aba constituents for his people-oriented projects especially in the education of children of the poor. DAILY POST reports that Ossy Prestige, who represented Aba North/South Federal Constituency, was elected under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform. He died after battling an undisclosed illness in Germany from where his body was repatriated. DAILY POST gathered that friends and associates of the deceased waited patiently f...
Kogi State Polytechnic Loses Bursar
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Kogi State Polytechnic Loses Bursar

  Acting Bursar, Kogi State Polytechnic, Adebola Osho is dead. He passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. Osho was 53 years old. The Rector, Salisu Ogbo, in a statement described his demise as shocking. Ogbo said the deceased left an indelible positive mark in the institution while he served as Acting Bursar between April 2020 and February 2021. He condoled with the school community, kinsmen and associates of the deceased as well as the people of Oke- Ibukun, Bunu, Kabba/ Bunu Local Government. Ogbo said Osho was an astute public servant and one of the best principal officers Kogi State Polytechnic ever had. “The Polytechnic is heartbroken, in shock and sorrow over the sudden demise of such a committed, diligent, simple , intelligent and selfless seasoned...
Arewa Consultative Forum writes CBN governor over the Financial exclusion of the North
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Arewa Consultative Forum writes CBN governor over the Financial exclusion of the North

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has written to the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, stating that the Northern states are financially marginalized. In the letter signed by its National Chairman, Audu Ogbeh, the Forum said the north is “unserved and underserved” despite its status as the most populous region in the country. He observed that the Microfinance Banks that are looked upon to serve the majority of the people all over the country are not properly positioned to do this in the North. Part of the letter reads “The microfinance banks that are looked upon to serve the majority of the people all over the country are not properly positioned to do this. Only one government-owned microfinance which is fairly new in the business is being patronize...
Popular Abuja Disk Jockey, DJ Tunice, Dies after Falling and Hitting his Head at his Home
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Popular Abuja Disk Jockey, DJ Tunice, Dies after Falling and Hitting his Head at his Home

A popular Abuja-based disk jockey, DJ Tunice, has died. DJ Tunice is said to have died on Monday night, February 1 after suffering a domestic accident. According to his close friends, the deceased was mopping the floor in his apartment when he slipped and hit his head on the ground. He was rushed to different hospitals but was allegedly rejected until he died. His friends have taken to social media to express shock at his demise. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Singer, Yinka Davies Loses Her First Child
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Singer, Yinka Davies Loses Her First Child

Veteran Nigerian singer, Yinka Davies has lost her son, Jeremiah. He was 27 years old. Jeremiah died last Friday, January 29, after a long battle with Autoimmune blood tissue disorder. He had been in and out of the hospital in the last 10 months and sadly, lost the battle to the disease last Friday. The grieving mum shared the sad news of his demise on Instagram ''Fun-50 For those who held you in their hearts, Those you waved at on your strolls, For those who cried the tears they couldn't hold back, Cos you are no more here, For those who washed you when you were weak, Those who were scared to see you ill, For those who thought you madly stubborn cos you, Wouldn't take another pill I salute them all, who shared you with me, Paying for your bills, Calling on others t...
Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead
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Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Taraba State, Comrade Peter Gambo, has died. Late Gambo died at the Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo after a brief illness today Wednesday, July 15. The state commissioner of health Dr Innocent Vakkai who confirmed his death, said Gambo died of diabetes and not COVID-19 as some persons have speculated. He said that though Gambo had been on admission at the state’s Specialist hospital Jalingo, he was tested of COVID-19 and his result came back negative. Until his demise, he was serving his second tenure in office as the Chairman of the NLC. He was also the General Overseer of the Jesus Glorious Army International Church, Taraba State
Trial of Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence
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Trial of Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence

The trial of controversial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, at the Federal High Court in Lagos today July 9, was stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman. Dr Anu who owns Med Contour, was dragged before the court by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC over the death of one of her clients, shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents among other offenses. She appeared before the court for the first time last Friday, July 3 on a five-count charge. Counsel to FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera, said it received complaints against Dr. Anu from one Marlene Oluwakemi, Taiwo Temilade, and Vivian Onwuzuligbo that Dr. Anu's services “are unsafe for consumers,” and that she made “false, misleading and decept...
Jimmy Johnson ‘Okoro’ is Dead
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Jimmy Johnson ‘Okoro’ is Dead

Veteran actor Jimmy Johnson aka Okoro of “The Village Headmaster” is dead, the ace actor died at the age of 80 after a brief illness. Veteran actor, Jimmy Johnson, known for his character as “Okoro” in the NTA TV Series, “The village headmaster”, passed away this morning after a brief illness at Garki Hospital, Abuja. The entertainment industry in particular has experienced the loss of a number of great talents, and this is coming after the death of Nollywood actor, Ukwak Asuquo, who was famous for playing Boniface in The Village Headmaster. He died in April, 2020. Ukwak Asuquo’s character on the rest series kept people glued to their TV for more than two decades in the last century. His demise was announced by the Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (A...
There’s More to Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death than Cardiac Arrest – Yul Edochie
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There’s More to Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death than Cardiac Arrest – Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie in his reaction to Ibidun Ighodalo’s sudden death, has stated that there could be more to the demise of the popular philanthropist than a cardiac arrest. Taking to his Instagram page, the actor wrote that whoever is behind the death of Ibidun Ighodalo shall know no peace till they die. Yul Edochie wrote; “Why do I feel there’s more to her death than the cardiac arrest story? I never met her but watching her videos brought tears to my eyes. She was so full of life, full of love for humanity. If your life was taken by someone, may suffering and painful death befall that person. They shall know no peace till they are gone. Rest well Ibidun.” It should be recalled that Ibidun died in her hotel room days ago in Port-Harcourt, reportedly of...
Lagos PDP Loses Women Leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, after a Brief Illness
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Lagos PDP Loses Women Leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, after a Brief Illness

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the death of Mrs Shola Oladeinbo, the Women Leader of the party. A statement signed by Prince Muiz Dosunmu, the State Secretary of the party said she died on Friday, June 19, after a brief illness. Describing the deceased as a dedicated member of the PDP family, he said funeral arrangements will be announced by the family. The statement reads: "Every being has its time and season. When the bell tolls, he hearkens. May the Saints light your way through the land of shadow, to the hearts of eternal peace, our indefatigable woman leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo. "With heavy heart, and total submission to the will of God, the entire PDP State Executive Committee members, announce the sudden demise of Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, a s...
News of Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death was Really Saddening but I Know She is in a Better Place now – Pastor Adeboye
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News of Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death was Really Saddening but I Know She is in a Better Place now – Pastor Adeboye

Clergyman. Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has joined other Nigerians to mourn Ibidun Ighodalo,  wife of clergyman, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 14 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. In a post shared on his Instagram page in the early hours of Thursday, June 18, the 78-year-old clergyman said he is saddened by Ibidun's demise but knows she is in a better place.''Hearing the news of @ibidunni_ighodalo ‘s demise was really saddening but I know that she is in a better place right now. I pray that the Almighty himself will comfort the family of @pastorituahighodalo in Jesus name.''he wrote Ibidun who ran a successful events management company, Elizabeth R, would have turned 40 in July. She will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 20.  
Popular Delta Baker Achiki Dies in Fatal Accident
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Popular Delta Baker Achiki Dies in Fatal Accident

Popular Delta baker, Achiki Okoacha, has lost her life in a fatal accident along the Agbor-Asaba express road. According to reports surrounding her demise, Achiki who was in the company of her friend, Jenny, was returning from Asaba where she had gone to deliver a cake. The late baker was moments before her death seen in a Snapchat video made by her friend Jenny, who is said to be currently in coma at the hospital. The snapchat video shows Achiki driving her white Venza car, while Jenny made a video as Mayorkun’s ‘Of Lagos‘ played in the background. In other news, Nigerian singer Davido was also involved in an accident as photos of him walking with the aid of crutches surfaced on social media. An Instagram user identified as @prince_ii shared series of pictures from ...
Lagos Council Chairman Dies
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Lagos Council Chairman Dies

Dr. Augustine Adeoye Arogundade, the Executive Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA is dead. The Lagos council chairman died after a brief illness on Tuesday June 2, days after the death of Alhaja Tawakalitu Abiodun Ayilara, Secretary to the Local Government was announced. Chairman of Agege Local Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi confirmed the death of the council chairman as he commiserated with Agbado Oke-odo LCDA over the sudden demise of the council chairman.
Majek Fashek Death: Nigerians Mourn Demise of Music Icon
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Majek Fashek Death: Nigerians Mourn Demise of Music Icon

Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, died earlier today, and Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the demise of the reggae music legend. The death of the music star was announced by his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, who said; “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.” “Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.” According to The Punch, Majek Fashek died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness. See some reactions to the news of his death below; @lalaakindoju: I spent a huge part of Saturday mornings as a child dancing and singing to Majek Fashek’s albu...
Abia state Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is Dead
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Abia state Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is Dead

Abia Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji, has died. A statement from the state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, said Ogunji died in the early hours of Saturday May 23 in Aba at the Abia State Teaching Hospital. According to Okiyi-Kalu, Ogunji died after a brief illness associated with high blood pressure. The statement reads “It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the demise of a member of Abia State Executive Council and the Honorable Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Solomon Ogunji, who passed away on Saturday, 23rd May 2020, at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, after a brief illness related to high blood pressure. “Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who received the sad news with shock yesterday ...
Andrew Okeleke Loses Wife in BRT Bus Accident
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Andrew Okeleke Loses Wife in BRT Bus Accident

The death has been announced of Mrs. Grace Okeleke, wife of the Head, Public Relations, Globacom, Mr. Andrew Okeleke. According to a statement issued by the family on Thursday, the late Mrs Okeleke died in a motor accident on Lagos road, Ikorodu, on Monday evening. She was hit by a Lagos BRT bus with registration number EPE 59 XR. The deceased was said to be crossing the road after being dropped off by her driver just after Agric Bus Stop, inward Ketu where there was no pedestrian bridge, when she was hit by the BRT bus. She died on the spot before she could be taken to hospital. The late Mrs. Okeleke, a business woman, hailed from Issele-Mkpitime, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. She was, until her demise, a top women leader of her town's women group in ...
Top Lawmaker Reportedly Dies from Coronavirus in Burkina Faso
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Top Lawmaker Reportedly Dies from Coronavirus in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has recorded its first death from coronavirus after a top lawmaker died from the disease. 62-year-old Ms. Rose Marie Compaore, who was the first vice president of the parliament reportedly died on Tuesday night from coronavirus. She was also suffering from diabetes. Reacting to her demise, Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 response coordinator said: 'This is a very contagious illness that is potentially fatal and that for now has no treatment aside from prevention. “This tragic event calls us all to recognise the scale and seriousness of the problem which confronts us all,” said Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 response coordinator. “This is a very contagious illness that is potentially fatal and that for now has no treatment aside from preve...
Pop Smoke’s Family Releases Statement on his Death
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Pop Smoke’s Family Releases Statement on his Death

Pop Smoke's family have released an official statement on his passing, days after he was killed. The 20-year-old New York rapper was shot dead at a home in Hollywood Hills at about 4.30 am Wednesday, February, 19. In the statement issued on Friday, his family thanked all of his fans and friends for the support and love they have received following his sudden demise. "The family of Bashar 'Pop Smoke' Jackson would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for your support," the Jackson family writes. "Every prayer, call, and act of kindness is deeply appreciated as we mourn the loss of our son, brother and friend. Brooklyn knew him as Bashar, He was educated and nurtured in Brooklyn and his rise to fame all developed from the place he proudly represented. Within the ...
Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni Dies
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Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni Dies

Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni has died. The actress died on Monday, February 17, 2020, in Calabar, Cross River State. Her daughter, Augusta Akomolafe confirmed the actress' death to the National President of AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas. Oseni was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and the organization is mourning her demise.
”He Attended RCCG and Was Very Quiet” Neighbors Speak About man who Jumped into Lagos Lagoon Last Weekend
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”He Attended RCCG and Was Very Quiet” Neighbors Speak About man who Jumped into Lagos Lagoon Last Weekend

Neighbors of 22-year-old man, Daibo Toju Davies, who jumped from the Third mainland bridge into the Lagos Lagoon on Saturday February 15th, have spoken about his life before his unfortunate demise. Recall that the deceased boarded an Uber last Saturday from a hospital to his residence, on Number 17 Sosanya street in Soluyi area of Gbagada. Shortly after his Uber driver ascended the thrid mainland bridge, he asked the car be stopped as he was having stomach upset. What happened next was quite shocking to the driver as late Toju opened the car, came down, crossed the rail on the bridge and jumped into the Lagoon. The Cable visited his home in Gbagada where his neighbors described him as quiet person who rarely interacted with anyone and was mostly about church functions. Mr ...
Plateau Senator, Ignatius Longjan, Dies at 75 in Turkish Hospital
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Plateau Senator, Ignatius Longjan, Dies at 75 in Turkish Hospital

The Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Ignatius Longjan, has died. Longjan who was 75 years old, died in a Turkish hospital after battling an undisclosed ailment. Confirming his demise, the former Chief of Staff of the deceased, John Dafa’an, said “It is true, our father and distinguished Senator representing Plateau South is death, baba died after battling with illness for a long time in Turkey,” he said. Longjan was elected into office in 2019.
Man Accused of Killing his Pregnant Wife Refutes claim; Says Rumour Monger Will Face Litigation
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Man Accused of Killing his Pregnant Wife Refutes claim; Says Rumour Monger Will Face Litigation

The husband of a woman who died while pregnant leaving behind three kids, has responded to the news reports making the rounds that he beat his wife to death. Yemisi Ogunbi died on January 28, 2020. After her death, multiple reports claimed she had been bullied and beaten by her husband till the ill-fated incident happened. There was also a screenshot of messages making the rounds where someone claiming to be a family member of the deceased claimed Yemisi's husband was responsible for her death. But Yemisi's husband, Lukman Ogunbi, has now spoken out to debunk the claim. He tagged the report that he killed his wife as "mischievous" and revealed that his wife died after suffering complications arising from childbirth. The husband of the deceased has said he will not stop at ...
Barack Obama Mourn Over Kobe Bryant Death
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Barack Obama Mourn Over Kobe Bryant Death

Former US President, Barack Obama has joined the rest of the world in mourning the tragic death of Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna. Kobe and Gianna both died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th 2020. Mourning their demise, Obama wrote, 'Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day'.
Femi Fani-Kayode loses father-in-law
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Femi Fani-Kayode loses father-in-law

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has lost his father-in-law, Hilary Chikwendu. He died on Tuesday morning in Abuja. Taking to his twitter to announce his demise, FFK wrote; “Lost my father-in-law, Mr Hilary Chikwendu of Nanka, Anambra State at 10.00 a.m. this morning in Abuja. It is very painful. We are in mourning. May his precious soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.
NNLO Reacts as Nigerian Coach Dies
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NNLO Reacts as Nigerian Coach Dies

The Management of the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO), on Tuesday, decried the sudden demise of Lobi Stars Head Coach, Solomon Ogbeide. It will be recalled that Ogbeide died on Monday morning after he slumped and was rushed to a nearby hospital. He was declared dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. A director in NNLO Management Board, Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the news of Ogbeide’s demise came to the management as ‘a great shock.’ Amaraizu said that Ogbeide had been one of the coaches that had raised the standard of Nigerian football league in recent years. ‘‘It is quite unfortunate he left us at a time his experience and sound tactical knowledge of football matches are needed the most. ‘‘For some years now, he had been exceptional ...
Mathew Danjuma Oguche has been Identified as the Nigerian Man Killed at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna
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Mathew Danjuma Oguche has been Identified as the Nigerian Man Killed at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna

Two people were killed and three kidnapped when gunmen invaded Kajuru Castle in Kajuru Local Government, Kaduna State, on Friday, April 19. The deceased have been identified as Mathew Danjuma Oguche - a Nigerian - and his British girlfriend Faye Mooney, 29, an aid worker in Nigeria. 27-year-old Matthew, a Kogi State native, was a staff of the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO). Before his untimely demise, Oguche was involved in the delivery of personal safety and hostile environment awareness courses to NGOs, INSO said. INSO said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Matthew Oguche in Friday’s attack at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state, Nigeria. "Seen as the ‘little brother’ of the training team, Matthew ...
Legendary Yoruba Writer, Oladejo Okediji Has Died
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Legendary Yoruba Writer, Oladejo Okediji Has Died

Legendary Yoruba writer, Oladejo Okediji, is dead. The famous Yoruba octogenarian novelist died in the early hours of Wednesday April 10th at 89 years old as announced by one of his children, Goke who said he was not sick before his demise at his residence located at the Mabolaje area of Oyo Town in Oyo State. The late Okediji, who structured his novels after the detective works of English novelist, Agatha Christie, was the author of Aja Lo Leru, Rere Run, Agbalagba Akan, Atoto Arere, and Karin Kapo. Other works include Opa Agbeleka, Oga Ni Bukola, Sango, Iroyin Ayo, Binu Tiri and a play, Aajo Aje (Running After Riches), among others.
Mum Sent New Month Message to Kolade Johnson on Monday – Brother
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Mum Sent New Month Message to Kolade Johnson on Monday – Brother

The mother of the young man killed by SARS operatives, Kolade Johnson reportedly sent to him a new month message on Monday, his brother has revealed. Reports have it that as of 8a.m on Monday, she had not yet been told of his son’s demise. The new month message mum of the late Kolade Johnson sent him and her other kids read; “May Almighty God clothe your days with favour and divine upliftment now and beyond. May he be your shield and protect all that he has given to you. God will mark you and your family out of danger and untimely death. You will enjoy the full benefit of God. You will never sow your seeds for birds to eat. Rejoice for victory has found you and your household and it shall be good news in your family this week and beyond in Jesus Mighty name I pray. Amen...
Corps Member Buried in Akure, Survivors Receiving Treatment
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Corps Member Buried in Akure, Survivors Receiving Treatment

lbrahim Olalekan Okalanwon, a NYSC corps member who died on Saturday, after the State House of Assembly election in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, was buried on Monday in Akure in accordance with Islamic rites. Olalekan, from Ogun State, was a graduate of Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara. Until his death, he served at Herald of Hope Group of Schools in Ojuala, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Olalekan, an ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission and his colleagues were returning from Agadagba-Obon after completing their duty before the boat capsized. Seven others, who survived the boat mishap but sustained injuries, were taken to a community health centre in Ese-Odo. The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola ...
Chukwuma Agbo: Super Sand Eagles Coach is Dead
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Chukwuma Agbo: Super Sand Eagles Coach is Dead

DHe died on Wednesday barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who died February 11. His death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) via a tweet expressing how sad it is: “Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Soccer National team, the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo. ‘Our prayers are with his family at this time. May his soul rest in peace,” the NFF said.
Kidnapper begs widow for forgiveness after killing her husband
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Kidnapper begs widow for forgiveness after killing her husband

The leader of a robbery gang has begged a widow for forgiveness for killing her husband during a robbery attack in their house in Rivers state. The widow and mother of three children identified as Mrs. Funke Adetutu, met with the hoodlums after they were arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT. The leader of the robbery/kidnapping gang knelt down and begged for forgiveness from the widow who replied that mercy belongs to God and they should ask Him for forgiveness and mercy. She added that her husband takes care of a lot of people apart from the children and they now have to struggle following his demise. She also thanked the police team for arresting the killers of her husband.
Ambode for Grand Finale of 50th Asoju Oba Cup
Sport

Ambode for Grand Finale of 50th Asoju Oba Cup

Akinwunmi Ambode winners to get surprise packages The sporting loving Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode is expected to the special guest at the grand finale of the 50th Asoju oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup which ends on Friday November 30 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The governor whose support for table tennis has been confirmed with his presence at the last two finals of the ITTF Nigeria Open will again shows his support for the sport with his presence at the finals of the longest running table tennis tournament in Africa. Aside the governor, dignitaries and friends of the late instigator of the tournament, late Chief Dr Molade Okoya-Thomas will also be available to grace the colourful golden jubilee anniversary of the championship. Already winners...
Father Of Five Commits Suicide Over Huge Debt In Ekiti State
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Father Of Five Commits Suicide Over Huge Debt In Ekiti State

A father of five committed suicide at the Ekiti State Secretariat over huge debt. The sight of hist body hanging led to confusion within the premises. The 49-year-old night guard, Abolarinwa Olaoye, was found hanging at the staircase behind the State Scholarship Board office. He was said to have reported on Tuesday evening for an overnight duty but it remained unclear when the act was committed. Olaoye’s body was suspended with a clothing material tied to the railing of the staircase. The Boxer MB 100 brand motorcycle with registration number ADK 210 WS, brought by the deceased to the office was parked within the building where the suicide took place. The development triggered panic at the Secretariat as fellow civil servants trooped out from their offices to catch a glimpse of th...
Buhari Mourns Ex–military Governor, Abba Kyari
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Buhari Mourns Ex–military Governor, Abba Kyari

Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences over the passing of the former Military Governor of the defunct North Central State, retired Brig.-Gen. Abba Kyari. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday evening. The president also condoled with the government and people of Kaduna, Katsina and Borno states over the demise of the elder statesman. He said: “We are extremely saddened by the news of Gen. Abba Kyari’s passing away, an officer and a gentleman for whom we have a lot respect.’’ President Buhari prayed to God to accept his soul, and grant fortitude to the family and friends he left behind to bear the loss.(NAN)
President Muhammadu Buhari Mourns General Abba Kyari’s Demise
Politics

President Muhammadu Buhari Mourns General Abba Kyari’s Demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences over the passing of the former Military Governor of North Central State, Brigadier-General Abba Kyari, (rtd). According to a statement by his senior special assistant media, Garba Shehu,In a message to the the government and people of Kaduna, Katsina and Borno states on Sunday evening, President Buhari said “we are extremely saddened by the news of General Abba Kyari’s passing away, an officer and a gentleman for whom we have a lot respect.” He prayed to Allah to accept his soul, and grant fortitude to the family and friends he left behind to bear the loss.
How Baba Sala Died – Son Talks On Icon’s Demise After Taking Supper
Entertainment

How Baba Sala Died – Son Talks On Icon’s Demise After Taking Supper

One of the children of the late entertainment icon, Emmanuel has narrated how Baba Sala died and according to him, the foremost comedian died in his sleep after taking his supper. Emmanuel told The Punch that his father, Moses Adejumo, ate his last meal around 6pm and took a rest for a while before he went to bed and died in his sleep. He stated that Adejumo’s youngest wife, Funmilayo, went to his room to tell him something when she discovered that Baba Sala had died. He said: “Baba died last night. He died at 81. I was not there but his wife called the eldest son of the family immediately it happened and that one called me and narrated everything to me. His body had been taken to the mortuary. We will need to hold a meeting before we can fix anytime for his burial. Some of...
Ex-Minister Of Information, John Odey Is Dead
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Ex-Minister Of Information, John Odey Is Dead

A former minister of Information, John Odey has died, leaving family and friends in a very heartbroken mood. John Odey has died Mr. John Odey, a former minister in the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Environment, has died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday Punch reports. Odey was said to have died on Sunday after being hospitalised for several weeks over suspected cancer. The former minister was reportedly flown to Dubai following deterioration in his health after battling with cancer for a long time. In his reaction, Governor Ben Ayade, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, expressed shock and sadness over the death of the former minister, adding that the news of his demise was depressing. He described Odey’s depar...
BBNaija’s Bisola’s Baby Daddy, Malcolm Olanrewaju, Dies at 37
Celebs

BBNaija’s Bisola’s Baby Daddy, Malcolm Olanrewaju, Dies at 37

37 year old artiste manager, Malcolm Olanrewaju who is the babydaddy of actress and former BBNaija contestant, Bisola, has died. Confirming his demise to LIB, Malcom’s younger brother said he died at about 8pm yesterday, August 24th after a prolonged battle with an undisclosed ailment. He is survived by his daughter with Bisola, Laila. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.  
Koffi Annan’s Death, END of a Golden Era in Global Politics – Saraki
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Koffi Annan’s Death, END of a Golden Era in Global Politics – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has described the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Koffi Annan, as the end of a golden era in global politics and international relations. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late Annan as a quintessential African diplomat on the global plane and a citizen of the world. Kofi Annan He said the deceased deployed his vast capacities to tackle intractable global challenges ranging from hunger, conflict, epidemic and restoration of peace in war torn countries. Saraki noted that many developing nations benefitted immensely from the humanitarian efforts of late Annan as he was able to raise the concerns and challenges confronting “forgotten peoples a...
Punch Appoints New Chairman, Director
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Punch Appoints New Chairman, Director

The Board of Punch Nigeria Limited has appointed Mrs Angela Olufunmilayo Emuwa (nee Aboderin), as its new Chairman. The appointment follows the demise of the Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin, on May 30, 2018. The Board also appointed Mrs Valerie Omowunmi Tunde-Obe (nee Aboderin) as a non-executive director. Emuwa’s appointment took effect from Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Until her appointment, Emuwa, one of the daughters of the founding chairman of Punch, the late Chief Olu Aboderin, was a non-executive director of the company, having joined the board on July 29, 1994.

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