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Quindon Tarver of ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Fame Dies in Car Crash
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Quindon Tarver of ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Fame Dies in Car Crash

Singer Quindon Tarver, best known for his emotional performance in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, has died in a car crash aged 38. Tarver’s uncle Willie confirmed the tragic news that the former child star had crashed his car in Texas. "He had an accident — all we know is he had a wreck, crashed into a wall somewhere on George Bush (Turnpike)," he said. Tarver began singing in church choirs. He went on to appear as a choir boy and cover Prince’s When Doves Cry and Rozalla’s Everybody’s Free in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. The songs were featured on the film’s soundtrack, which sold more than two million copies. On the back of this success, his version of When Doves Cry featured on a second soundtrack album for the film. It reached number three on the ARIA charts ...
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...
Eight-day-old Baby girl Killed by Pack of Monkeys that Stole her and her twin sister from their bed
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Eight-day-old Baby girl Killed by Pack of Monkeys that Stole her and her twin sister from their bed

An eight-day-old baby has died after being snatched from her bed by a group of monkeys. The girl's mum was devastated to find her newborn twin girls gone from their beds after a pack of primates invaded her home on Saturday, Feb 13, in Mela Alangam (West Rampart) near Thanjavur Palace in India. Locals spotted the animals carrying the babies across rooftops and managed to rescue one of the baby girls after she was left on a roof. Tragically, the other baby girl was later recovered from a nearby moat and pronounced dead at the scene. Buvaneswari, the mother of newborn twin girls, said that monkeys entered her home and picked up the sleeping babies on Saturday. Buvaneswari further said she was shocked to see the monkeys on the roof and began yelling. It was only later that ...
Four Young Boys Die after Falling into a Sinkhole in South Africa
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Four Young Boys Die after Falling into a Sinkhole in South Africa

Four families are devastated after a group of young boys fell into a hole and died in Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa. Preliminary investigations revealed that the children between the ages of 11-13 were playing on sand dunes near Borcherds Quarry along the N2 highway, which caved in on them on Monday afternoon, February 8. Police said that a five-year-old boy, who was with the children ran for help after they fell into the hole. City of Cape Town City rescue teams and Metro emergency medical services responded to the incident. Following an extensive operation,the bodies of Axolile Mabangula, Ngabayethu Mlaza, Azola Quweni and Iva Kalikpou were recovered. "An emergency call was received at 3.10pm about minors who fell into a hole near the N2/Borcherds Quarry intersec...
Actress Aishat Raji loses her father
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Actress Aishat Raji loses her father

Nollywood actress, Aishat Raji has lost her father to the cold hands of death.   The actress who shared the sad news on Instagram, disclosed that it has left her devastated. Aishat wrote;     RIP TO MY FATHER I don't think I can get over this shock, I'M SO DEVASTATED  
Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York
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Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York

Three National Guard members were killed in a helicopter crash in New York state Wednesday night, according to the state's Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, a rural town south of Rochester, officials said. Authorities said the New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Greater Rochester International Airport crashed while on a routine training mission. The helicopter flew out of the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, according to Eric Durr, public affairs director of the New York S...
Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough is Dead
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Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough is Dead

Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough has died from apparent Suicide. According to TMZ, the 27-year-old died on Sunday, July 12, in Calabasas from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Benjamin, the son of Lisa and Danny Keough, was also a musician and in 2009, struck a record deal worth $5 million. He also acted in a few movies including a short film called Rod and Barry. His sister is actress Riley Keough, who's been in a number of horror films including 2019's "The Lodge." He kept quite a low profile but is well-known for his uncanny resemblance to his famous grandfather, Elvis Presley. Lisa previously addressed the similarity, saying: "Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage." She added, "...
Why I Composed Song for Ibidun Ighodalo – Tope Alabi
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Why I Composed Song for Ibidun Ighodalo – Tope Alabi

Gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has opened up on the reason why she composed a tribute song for the late Ibidun Ighodalo, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest on Sunday. The 49-year-old opened up about the inspiration behind the song during an interview with the Punch. She said, “When I heard that she had died, I was so down because I couldn’t hold down the emotions. For hours, I was devastated; her death was a big blow. “My husband had a headache throughout that day. By the second day, I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to do a tribute for her. I asked myself whether people would like the idea and if she was not too young.” The ‘Halleluyah’ singer also described the late wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo as a beautiful and humble person who always had a smile on her face. “The lat...
Young Nigerian Man Shot Dead Outside his Home in UK
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Young Nigerian Man Shot Dead Outside his Home in UK

A young Nigerian man, Oluwamayowa Adeyemi was shot and killed outside his home in Hackney over the weekend. Adeyemi, also known as Samson, 21, was killed in Clapton, east London, last Friday night June 5th. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, with a post-mortem revealing a gunshot wound to the chest as the cause of death. Police were called at 11.30pm on June 5 to reports of shots fired in Brakenfield Close, E5. They found Samson suffering gunshot injuries outside his home where he later died. Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime Command have appealed for information. A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said: 'Following initial enquiries we know...
President Buhari Nephew is Dead
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President Buhari Nephew is Dead

President Buhari nephew, Ibrahim Dauda is dead. A statement released by the president's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu today May 30, said Dauda died in Daura, Katsina state, following a prolonged illness. In a condolence message, the President stated he is deeply devastated by Dauda's death “I am deeply touched and devastated by the passing of yet another family member, a man who had demonstrated amazing kindness and honesty in all his dealings,” the president said Late Dauda is survived by a number of children, including Ibrahim, a chief administrative officer in the state house, Abuja.
Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson’s Estranged Wife, Paddy Bowden Dies in Tragic Accident
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Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson’s Estranged Wife, Paddy Bowden Dies in Tragic Accident

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife, Paddy Bowden has died in a 'tragic accident.' She was found dead at their marital home in Chiswick, West London at about 10am on Monday, May 18. In a statement, Dickinson said: 'This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. 'Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won't be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.' London Ambulance Service also confirmed they had attended, but that the patient was pronounced dead on arrival. A spokesperson said: 'We were called at 9.42am today to reports of a person unwell in Barrowgate Road, Chiswick. 'We sent two ambulance crews to the scene – the first one arriving with...
Nigerian Doctor  Recovers From Coronavirus in the US Says ‘The Virus is Real’
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Nigerian Doctor Recovers From Coronavirus in the US Says ‘The Virus is Real’

A Nigerian doctor based in the US has taken to Facebook to reveal that she recently recovered from Coronavirus while sending warning to her friends that the virus is real. Writing on her page, the lady identified as Vivian N King, wrote: I'm a survivor. Stay safe guys. The virus is real. Her brother, Augustine Onwurisibe also added that his sister battled with the virus for more than three weeks before she recovered having tested negative twice. 'I have been waiting for the perfect moment to write on this.. On the 11th of April 2020 at exactly 8:30 am my elder brother Fakanfa Babington broke the news to me of my sister testing positive to this dreaded coronavirus there in Baltimore USA.. I was devastated. I couldn't do much in the office that day. Mum later got to know and bec...
COVID-19 Claims Life of Another Nigerian in the UK
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COVID-19 Claims Life of Another Nigerian in the UK

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of yet another Nigerian. Immigration lawyer in the UK, Titi Adeyemo, died of the dreaded viral disease on Friday May 1. Her friend and Nigerian motivational speaker, Dayo Olomu, announced her passing on his Facebook page. ''I am so devastated and upset Barrister Titi Adeyemo, a leading immigration lawyer in UK and one of my big sisters in the community who helped me to retrieve my British passport when I discovered that a crook has stolen my identity and obtained a British passport in my name, died of COVID-19 yesterday. I am so shocked and devastated. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and grant her family the fortitude to bear the irresistible loss.'' Olomu wrote on his Facebook page. Quite a number of Nigerians have died of...
Coronavirus: ”If Up To 80% Of Nigerians Were Tested, We Would Be Shocked And Devastated By The Results” Femi Fani-Kayode
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Coronavirus: ”If Up To 80% Of Nigerians Were Tested, We Would Be Shocked And Devastated By The Results” Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised concerns over the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Nigeria. In a tweet posted on Monday morning, the politician says he has a terrible feeling that if more people were tested, Nigerians would be shocked and devastated by the results. ”How can you determine the number of Nigerians that have been afflicted with Covid 19 when not up to 1% of the population have been tested for the virus? I have a terrible feeling that if up to 80% of Nigerians were tested for it we would be shocked and devastated by the results.”his tweet reads  
Ben Murray-Bruce Loses his Wife, Evelyn to Cancer
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Ben Murray-Bruce Loses his Wife, Evelyn to Cancer

Ben Murray-Bruce, Chairman of Silverbird Group has lost his wife Evelyn Murray-Bruce to cancer. The heartbroken former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, described Evelyn as his best friend for 43 years and wife for 41 years. Ben Murray-Bruce who shared photos which captured beautiful memories he created with his wife, stated that she will remain alive in his heart forever. He wrote; I’m broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it shouldn’t be a death sentence - awareness, and early detection and treatment are key to survival. I miss her so so much. I’m broken. Our children are devastated, I am too. But I have to be strong for them. Please put our family in your pr...
Bill Clinton Says he Had Oral Sex with Monica Lewinsky ‘to Relieve Pressures of the Job’
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Bill Clinton Says he Had Oral Sex with Monica Lewinsky ‘to Relieve Pressures of the Job’

Bill Clinton has opened up about his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky while he was US President. In a new documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton claimed he had sex with Ms Lewinsky – who was just 22 at the time – to relieve the pressures of the job. He said he saw his intern as "something that will take your mind off it for a while". He added that leading the country, makes you feel like "you’ve been in a 15 round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds". Having an affair, Mr Clinton said, was among "things I did to manage my anxieties for years". Former presidential candidate and secretary of state Mrs Clinton told the documentary she was devastated by her husband’s infidelity. "I could not believe it. I was so personally just ...
Ngozi Ezeonu Married Off my Daughter Without my Consent after Crashing our Marriage – Ex-Husband Edwin Ezeonu
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Ngozi Ezeonu Married Off my Daughter Without my Consent after Crashing our Marriage – Ex-Husband Edwin Ezeonu

Edwin Ezeonu, the ex-husband of Nollywood actress Ngozi Ezeonu has accused her of marrying off their daughter without his consent. In an interview with The Sun's 'Inside Nollywood', Edwin accused his ex-wife of trampling on his right and honour as a man. He described his daughter’s traditional wedding in Delta State as an abomination as he was kept in the dark throughout the whole process. The aggrieved ex-husband of the Nollywood actress said; “I’m a real son of the soil in Igboland and I am knowledgeable enough about Igbo traditional marriage. In Anambra State where I come from, a woman does not and has no right whatsoever to give out a fellow woman’s hand in marriage. It is abomination and taboo. As such, Ngozi Denis Ikpelue has no legitimate right and authority to give ...
Sergio Ramos Blames Real Madrid Players after Defeat to Levante
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Sergio Ramos Blames Real Madrid Players after Defeat to Levante

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has blamed himself and his teammates for not being able to convert their chances to score a goal following their 1-0 defeat against Levante in La Liga on Saturday. He also commented on forward Eden Hazard’s injury after the Belgium international sustained a knock against Levante. Levante defeated Zinedine Zidane’s men at home, thanks to Jose Luis Nogales’s second-half strike. Speaking after the game, Ramos was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying: “We created some good chances against them but could not score. “Levante only created one good chance, and they converted it. “We just lacked a goal against the host, and now we are devastated with the result, but we need to work hard together and move ahead because we have two t...
‘We are Devastated’ – Kobe Bryant’s Sisters Break their Silence Following the Death of NBA Legend and his Daughter Gianna in Tragic Helicopter Crash
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‘We are Devastated’ – Kobe Bryant’s Sisters Break their Silence Following the Death of NBA Legend and his Daughter Gianna in Tragic Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant's sisters have broken their silence following the death of NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. The sisters, Sharia Washington, and Shaya Tabb released a joint statement five days after their brother died along with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash,  saying they are grieving with the Bryant family. The statement was accompanied by some personal family photos of themselves with Bryant, 41, as well as others featuring Gianna and their children. In the statement, they wrote: "On behalf of our family, we join Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri in grieving the loss of Kobe and Gianna in such a tragic accident. We are devastated by the loss of our brother, son, our niece and granddaughter, and our hearts go out to all the families who lost ...
How I Was Wrongly Accused Of Rape And Got Sacked
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How I Was Wrongly Accused Of Rape And Got Sacked

A Nairalander has shared a sad story how he was accused of rape and sacked by his female boss. The man who goes by the name, ambassadorgozie said that the incident happened between him and his boss' housemaid. He wrote: "6th of January 2020 is the day I won’t forget. I work as a personal assistant/secretary to my boss who happens to be a former politician.   My boss came to work with her housemaid for her to help in sweeping, cleaning and tidying up the office being the resumption day. She instructed us on how to go about it before she stepped out from the office promising to come back in the afternoon.   We started the work immediately until afternoon time when I decided to rest and eat. While eating I beckoned the grown up housemaid to come and eat or at least rest before...
Judgement of Supreme Court does not Reflect Voting during Elections — Ihedioha
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Judgement of Supreme Court does not Reflect Voting during Elections — Ihedioha

The immediate past governor of Imo state, RT. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha has condemned the Tuesday judgement of the supreme court, led by the Chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed, that declared Hope Uzodinma of the APC Governor-Elect of Imo state, saying it in contravention of the will of the people and does not reflect the voting that took place during the elections. In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Ihedioha stated that the Supreme Court verdict came as a rude shock and surprise considering the facts on the ground, and legal precedence. The statement reads in part: “I am reporting back to you our great Imo people on the fate of the mandate you freely gave to me as Governor and Engr. Gerald Irona as Deputy Governor. This mandate has now been truncated and cut shor...
Arsenal To Offer Counseling To ‘Devastated’ Xhaka After Confrontation With Fans
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Arsenal To Offer Counseling To ‘Devastated’ Xhaka After Confrontation With Fans

Arsenal will offer counselling to captain Granit Xhaka after his angry confrontation with home fans during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. The Swiss midfielder was booed while he walked off the pitch, prompting him to cup his ear, walk past boss Unai Emery and storm down the tunnel. Emery said: "He is upset, devastated and very sad. "It is not only yesterday and today. He is feeling the supporters don't like him." The Gunners manager said he did not want to speak about whether Xhaka may lose the captaincy. "His behaviour was perfect in training [on Tuesday], with the group and with the club. He knows he was wrong. He feels it inside very deeply," said Emery. Emery said Xhaka should apologise to fans, but added: "I don't need his apology. Because I know he is...
Tyler Perry uses his private plane to deliver supplies to the Bahamas
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Tyler Perry uses his private plane to deliver supplies to the Bahamas

Actor and filmmaker, Tyler Perry is doing what he can to help the people in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands. According to TMZ, the movie mogul is using his own personal seaplane based in Nassau to deliver relief supplies to the Abaco Islands. The area was one of the hardest hit by Dorian. TMZ says his plane made at least two trips on Thursday and is hoping to send several more as recovery efforts continue. Water, juice, diapers, sleeping bags and other necessities were reportedly packed onto the plane and delivered. Perry also reportedly brought 7 people, including children back to the U.S. on return trips who needed medical attention.
Child Rapist Released from Jail 6 months Ago on Good behaviour Rapes
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Child Rapist Released from Jail 6 months Ago on Good behaviour Rapes

A child rape convict who walked out of jail six months ago was arrested on Saturday, for kidnapping, raping and murdering a nine-year-old neighbour and dumping her body in a public toilet septic tank in Vile Parle (W)., Mumbai, India. Vadivel Devendra alias Gundapp Bhai (35), a history sheeter convicted in 2013 for raping a five-year-old girl in the neighbourhood, was released in 2018 early for good behaviour in jail. The girl was reported missing on Thursday evening, and the rape-murder came to light when police detained Devendra as CCTV footage from the area showed the Class III girl walking with him. “She went out to buy tea from a nearby stall for her mother who’s unwell. We started searching for her when she didn’t return for an hour,” her father, a daily wage laboure...
Khloe Kardashian fires shots at Tristan Thompson
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Khloe Kardashian fires shots at Tristan Thompson

Khloe Kardashian has been posting a pot of cryptic notes on her Instagram stories. The reality star who was devastated by her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson’s alleged trysts with Jordyn Woods, fired apparent shots at the unrepentant love rat. Remember they cheated because they wanted to, they lied because they could, and now they’re sorry because they got caught. 'You did nothing to cause or deserve it’ one of her posts read. This comes after Jordyn decided to breach her none-disclosure agreement with the Kardashian’s to grant a tell-all interview to Jada Pinkett. The interview airs today.
Jussie Smollett Denies Paying 2 Nigerian Brothers to Attack Him
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Jussie Smollett Denies Paying 2 Nigerian Brothers to Attack Him

Lawyers for the US actor Jussie Smollett have said the actor has denied paying 2 Nigerian brothers to attack him last month. Their statement came after it was reported in news media that police believed the actor may have staged the attack, which reportedly happened on January 29th, on himself. There have been reports that the two Nigerian brothers, Abimbola Abel and Olabinjo Ola Osundairo might have been paid off by Smollett to stage the attack. The brothers were arrested on February 13, 2019, in connection to the case. They were picked up at the airport in Chicago after they arrived from Nigeria where they had gone to spend some time with their family. However in their reaction, his lawyers Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said: “Jussie Smollett is angered and devas...
Photos Of P.Diddy At The Funeral Of The Mother Of His Children, Kim Porter
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Photos Of P.Diddy At The Funeral Of The Mother Of His Children, Kim Porter

Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs displayed his immense heartbreak as former model Kim Porter's funeral took on Saturday in Georgia with her gold casket the center of attention and a fireworks display sending her off. Devastated rap superstar, Sean 'Diddy' Combs appeared deep in thought as he took a lone stroll at Evergreen Memorial Garden Cemetery on Saturday. The mother of his children Kim Porter, 47, who died after battling flu, was being buried alongside her mother Sarah Porter who passed away in 2014.
Obese Boy Who Went Viral Due To A Rare Condition That Makes Him Eat All The Time Dies At 11
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Obese Boy Who Went Viral Due To A Rare Condition That Makes Him Eat All The Time Dies At 11

A young obese boy made international headlines some months ago after it was revealed that he has a rare condition that makes him hungry all the time and when there's no food, he eats anything available, even tissue paper. It has now been revealed that he has passed away at the age of 11.   Caden Benjamin, from South Africa, suffered from Prader-Willi syndrome which is characterised by an obsessive compulsion to eat. As a result, he weighed 90 kilogrammes at the age of 10. His condition meant his brain could not register that his body did not need to eat anymore after he was done eating, meaning the youngster never felt full. Sometimes he ate toilet paper and even dirt when he couldn't get food.     Sadly, he died on November 15 at the Steve Biko Hospita...
Miley Cyrus Loses Home In California Wildfires
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Miley Cyrus Loses Home In California Wildfires

Miley Cyrus' home has been destroyed by the wildfires sweeping through California. The 25-year-old singer is "completely devastated" by the destruction the blaze has cased but she's "grateful" that she, fiance Liam Hemsworth and their pets safely evacuated the abode before the fire hit, and she knows she'll always have fond memories. She wrote in a series of Tweets: "Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that's all that matters right now. "My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left. "Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff's department! "If you are intere...
Borno, WHO Launch Campaign After 35 People Down Diarrhoeal Disease
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Borno, WHO Launch Campaign After 35 People Down Diarrhoeal Disease

World Health Organizations (WHO) and Borno state government along with other health actors have begun a campaign to prevent water-borne diseases after 35 people were taken will with diarrhoeal diseases in the latest outbreak. The Coordinator Community Health Campaign, Raymond Apagu said in Maiduguri during sensitization on the campaign in Madinatu general Ares of Jere local government area of Maiduguri. “We have been working here for almost two weeks, we are working 4 community including Gwozari, Kirawa,Shuwari and Medinatu in Jere local government area, there are small camps in these communities, we  are enlightening at least 20 households daily on important of hygiene and wash of hands." Raymond confirmed. World Health Organizations, Health Emergency Communication Officer for the Nort...
Blac Chyna Devastated After Her Mother Called Her A ‘Statutory Rape Baby’
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Blac Chyna Devastated After Her Mother Called Her A ‘Statutory Rape Baby’

Blac Chyna is reportedly 'devastated' after her mother Tokyo Toni called her a 'Statutory Rape Baby' and said it was entirely a mistake having her as her child. In a recent video she released, the grandmother of two, resorted to calling her estranged daughter a "mistake" and a "statutory rape baby" in a lengthy rant sparked by Chyna’s refusal to let her mom see her grandkids King Cairo and Dream Kardashian. According to Hollywood Life, Chyna is completely stricken by her mother's decision to lambaste her in a heated rant a few days ago. Yesterday, Tokyo called Chyna's 18-year-old boyfriend, rapper YBN Almighty Jay a 'little-retarded Chimpanzee.'
Boko Haram Attacks Community In Chad, Slaughters 18 and Kidnaps 10 Women
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Boko Haram Attacks Community In Chad, Slaughters 18 and Kidnaps 10 Women

Eighteen people have been killed in a brutal attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region. “Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua,” not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Thursday, a military source said. The assailants “cut the throats of 18 people, wounded two others and kidnapped 10 women”. Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has devastated the region since it took up arms in 2009 in Nigeria, leaving at least 20,000 people dead, displacing more than two million others and triggering a humanitarian crisis. Chad, Cameroon and Niger have all joined the military effort by Nigeria to crush Boko Haram. Chad has seen a recent increase in attacks by the group. In May, six people were killed, including four government off...
Ex-Newcastle Boss Alan Pardew ‘Devastated’ By Cheick Tiote’s Death
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Ex-Newcastle Boss Alan Pardew ‘Devastated’ By Cheick Tiote’s Death

Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew issued a heartfelt message of sympathy following the death of his former player Cheick Tiote on Monday. The Ivory Coast international died at the age of 30 after collapsing during training with his club Beijing Enterprises on Monday, and the coach who worked with Tiote throughout his four-year stint as Newcastle manager offering these words of shock following the news. “I’m devastated to hear the news about my former player and friend Cheick Tiote,” Pardew said. “From the moment I arrived at Newcastle, Cheick was a wonderful presence around the dressing room and his performances on the field often defied belief. “There were days when he must have covered every blade of grass on a football field and it didn’t surprise me that clubs like Manchester Uni...

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