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Update: Devastated Partner of ex-footballer Marvin Morgan Reveals he Collapsed and Died on Work trip Abroad
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Update: Devastated Partner of ex-footballer Marvin Morgan Reveals he Collapsed and Died on Work trip Abroad

The devastated partner of fashion designer and former footballer Marvin Morgan, has revealed that he died suddenly while on a work trip abroad. Jerri Fletcher, 36, who was in a relationship with Marvin, 38, for 14 years told MailOnline that he was visiting a factory that made clothes for his 'Fresh Ego Kid' brand, when he collapsed. Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Manchester United's Harry Maguire, who wore the clothing, have all described their grief after his sudden death over the weekend. Ms. Fletcher sobbed: 'I got a call early on Monday morning saying that he suddenly collapsed and died. Marvin was not in the UK at the time, he was away visiting one of the factories that makes his clothes, preparing for the new season. 'We were t...
Indie rock band guitarist, 24, charged with murdering 18-year-old girl
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Indie rock band guitarist, 24, charged with murdering 18-year-old girl

Bobbi-Anne McLeod, a lead guitarist in a popular local indie rock band has been charged with the murder of teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod. Cody James Ackland, 24, who lives in central Plymouth with his mother Helen, 49, is accused of abducting the 18-year-old as she waited at a bus stop last Saturday evening. Ackland - who showed up in court covered by a blanket - is the lead guitarist in local indie band Rakuda, which is made up of three other members, who are all close friends. The victim, Bobbi -Anne McLeod, vanished from a bus stop near her home in Plymouth on Saturday on her way to visit her boyfriend, Louie Leach. Police later discovered her headphones and a pouch of tobacco on a grass verge near the bus stop. Her body was later found near popular Bovisand Beach. Ack...
Woman who helped deliver her best friend’s Baby Discover her own husband is the father
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Woman who helped deliver her best friend’s Baby Discover her own husband is the father

A woman who helped deliver her best friend’s baby has been left heartbroken after she discovered that her own husband was the father of the child. Hailey Custer, 28, from Wickenburg, Arizona, said she was devastated when she found out her husband of six years, Travis Bowling, 36, had allegedly cheated on her with her close friend. The mother-of-four said after being there 'every step of the way' to support her unnamed best friend during the pregnancy and birth, including wearing the hospital's 'daddy wrist band' - she was shocked when she spotted a birth defect on the baby's neck that was identical to one her husband has. After confronting the pair about birth defect, she claimed her worst fears were confirmed and she now alleges that Bowling had cheated on her with up to 30...
Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ lyrics hints on age causing her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal
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Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ lyrics hints on age causing her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal

Taylor Swift in her “All Too Well” song which was released on Friday November 12 on her rerecorded “Red” album, hinted on her nine-year age gap with Jake Gyllenhaal being the reason for their breakup. Swift sings, “You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine / And that made me want to die.” The 31-year-old singer has never officially confirmed the song is about Gyllenhaal, 40, but it’s become widely accepted that it is. Additional lyrics in her rerecorded version point to the heartbreak she felt at the time, with lyrics such as, “They say all’s well that ends well, but I’m in a new hell / Every time you double cross my mind.” Actor Jake Gylenhaal reportedly dated the Grammy winner from October to December 2010 when they split just before her 21st birth...
More than 25,000 sign petition to remove Travis Scott from Coachella 2022 lineup after Astroworld deaths
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More than 25,000 sign petition to remove Travis Scott from Coachella 2022 lineup after Astroworld deaths

More than 25,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to have Travis Scott removed from next year’s Coachella festivities after eight people tragically died at his recent Astroworld concert. The rapper, who is scheduled as one of the headliners of the 2022 Coachella festival, has come under fire after fans were killed during a deadly crowd surge at his Astroworld festival last week. Scott, 30, expressed devastation, sent prayers and insisted he wasn’t aware of what was occurring in the crowd of around 50,000 at Houston’s NRG Park on Nov. 5. The crowd-sourcing petition titled, “Remove Travis Scott as a Goldenvoice performer” has been signed by thousands of people asking promoter Goldenvoice and top stakeholders to drop the “Sicko Mode” rapper from performing at the event. ...
Travis Scott ‘partied at Dave and Busters with Drake’ after 8 people died in a stampede at his Astroworld Festival
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Travis Scott ‘partied at Dave and Busters with Drake’ after 8 people died in a stampede at his Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott reportedly went to a post-show party at a Houston sports bar hosted by Drake after eight people died in a stampede at his Astroworld Festival. The rapper, 30, was spotted arriving to meet up with Drake, 35, at Dave and Busters sports bar in Houston and was not aware of the scope of the tragedy, a source claimed. 'Travis didn't know the severity of the situation when he arrived at the party,' a source told TMZ. 'As far as timing, this remains consistent with the fact that no one including the police had publicly confirmed the gravity of the events that had taken place.' But a 'mass casualty event' had been declared by the fire department 30 minutes before he finished his set. Scott and Drake are being sued for 'inciting mayhem' at the concert which left more th...
Hot photos of Floyd Mayweather’s new girlfriend who he was pictured watching the NBA match with after dumping stripper Anna Monroe
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Hot photos of Floyd Mayweather’s new girlfriend who he was pictured watching the NBA match with after dumping stripper Anna Monroe

Floyd Mayweather's has rekindled his romance with TikTok star, Gallienne Nabila, after dumping British stripper Anna Monroe Floyd and Nabila have dated in the past. The pair have an on and off relationship, having been rumoured to be dating as far back as 2016. The retired boxer's last serious relationship was with British stripper Anna Monroe, before they split up earlier this year after Mayweather was pictured with Nabila in New York City. The break-up reportedly left Monroe "devastated" as she had been expecting her and Mayweather to get married and start a family together prior to their split. Mayweather and Nabila were spotted together in the front row at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last Tuesday, Nov. 2. They were watching the NBA clash between the Los Ang...
FAAN official who left home for farm found dead in Lagos canal after four days
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FAAN official who left home for farm found dead in Lagos canal after four days

Head of the electrical engineering unit of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Abdulrahman Musa has been found dead in a Lagos canal. The 51-year-old father of four who left his residence at Agege area of the state on October 31 for his farm in Ogun state, was found dead at Alaramino canal in Lagos on November 4. His nephew, Nuhu Momoh told TheCable that his uncle's wife called on Sunday evening, saying that her husband had not come home and that his two telephone lines were switched off. Though he dismissed her fears and told her he would come back on Sunday evening, the family began to search for the deceased on Monday November 1 as he didn't come home on Sunday evening. After a search in some parts of Lagos state, they found his car along Old Abeokuta road b...
‘Someone will pay for this’ family of Halyna Hutchins demands answers after cinematographer is shot dead by Alec Baldwin on set
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‘Someone will pay for this’ family of Halyna Hutchins demands answers after cinematographer is shot dead by Alec Baldwin on set

The distraught family of Halyna Hutchins are demanding answers about her death after she was accidentally shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin on set Friends said dad Antoly and mum Olga were "beside themselves with grief" after being told of the tragedy by her husband, Matthew. A friend in Kiev, Ukraine, where Halyna grew up said: "The family is grieving but at the same time they are asking and they will want answers. If someone made a mistake then they will have to pay. "They just don’t understand how something dreadful like this could have happened when safety measures are supposed to be in place. "They are also frantically trying to secure documents to get to the United States. Her mother does not have the correct paperwork." Film studio bosses fear a mega lawsuit from the ...
Sex and the City star, Willie Garson dies at 57
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Sex and the City star, Willie Garson dies at 57

Willie Garson, the actor best known for playing talent agent Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, has died at the age of 57. A family member of Garson’s confirmed his death to Variety. But the cause was not immediately disclosed. “The ‘Sex and the City’ family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of “SATC” and “And Just Like That,” said in a statement. “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming ‘And Just Like That.’ He was there — giving us his all — even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light.” Mario Cantone, Garson’s on-screen partner on “Sex and the City,...
Ex-rugby league star, Liam Walsh dies at 23 after being hit by car
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Ex-rugby league star, Liam Walsh dies at 23 after being hit by car

Ex-rugby league player, Liam Walsh has been confirmed as the 23-year-old man who died after being hit by a car. Walsh was involved in a collision late on Saturday night and was taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries, but medics were unable to save him. A Cheshire Police statement read: "Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, he passed away a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers. "The driver of the car was uninjured. "Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. The Vikings paid tribute to their former star by wearing black armbands and holding a minute's silence before Sunday's fixture against Swinton Lions. "I am devastated t...
Met Gala chef defends menu after Keke Palmer’s negative food review
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Met Gala chef defends menu after Keke Palmer’s negative food review

Marcus Samuelsson, a Swedish-Ethiopian chef said to be behind the 2021 Met Gala has reacted to actress and singer Keke Palmer, roasting his menu on social media. Palmer who hosted Vogue’s livestream on the red carpet on Monday night, had posted a food photo on her Instagram Story and captioned it, “This is why they don’t show y’all the food. I’m just playinnnn.” She subsequently doubled down on Twitter, writing “The menu chile.” The chef who won Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” in 2010, told TMZ on Wednesday September 15 that Palmer’s plate was not an accurate depiction because it was barely topped with roasted mushrooms, tomato salad with corn and zucchini slices. Samuelsson insisted that they served a 3-course meal and believe the gala’s food tasted “plenty good.” A rep for Vog...
US-based Nigerians Fret As Raging Floods Submerge States, Kill Over 50
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US-based Nigerians Fret As Raging Floods Submerge States, Kill Over 50

Following the deadly hurricane Ida that swept through major cities in the United States, torrential flooding has devastated lives and property in the affected states. Reports noted that Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, disconnecting more than 600,00 people from running water, knocked out power to over 1.3 million homes in the northeast state of Louisiana, one of the worst-hit states. Some Nigerians caught in the web of the incident are trying to get over it days after. The remnants of Hurricane Ida moved away from the Southeastern states, and with deadly precision barrelled battered some other states such as New Jersey and New York with tornadoes, record rain and flooding, and power outages that left the areas deluged and under states of eme...
Dancer killed in Suspected murder-suicide by boyfriend ‘spoke about ending their relationship’
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Dancer killed in Suspected murder-suicide by boyfriend ‘spoke about ending their relationship’

A dancer who was killed in a suspected murder-suicide by her boyfriend had discussed about ending their relationship, family friends revealed. Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, was found dead alongside Ben Green, 41, at a property in Kettering, Northamptonshire, at around 1pm on Friday. Police believe the marketing director and dad-of-three Green killed Maddie and then himself in a shocking murder-suicide. Friends of her devastated parents Steve Durdant-Hollamby, 48, and Rachel, 47, revealed that they were not happy about their daughter's relationship with Green, who worked as a marketing director. A friend told MailOnline: "Steve told us that Maddie wasn’t that happy with Ben and had spoken about ending the relationship. "He was almost as old as Steve and Rachel and ha...
Veteran singer, Mike Okri, Contracts COVID19 despite full Vaccination
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Veteran singer, Mike Okri, Contracts COVID19 despite full Vaccination

  Veteran musician, Mike Okri, has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Okri disclosed this in facebook live he had on Saturday, AUgust 21. Okri who recently returned home after decades abroad said he caught the virus on Friday, August 20, a day before he was due to travel. He said he felt “devastated” and “funny” and had gone into self-isolation at home for 10 or 14 days. “Hey folks, this is coming to me as a rude shock. I had my Covid test on Friday, hoping to fly today, Saturday and it turned out it was positive. I’m so devastated, which means that I can’t travel for another 10 to 14 days. As I’m speaking now, I’m self-quarantined. I just want to tell folks that yes, for those doubting Thomases, that the damn thing is real....
How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria
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How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria

One of the Nigerian athletes who was disqualified from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Annette Echikunwoke, has lamented that the news of her disqualification got to her officially on her 25 the birthday. Having citizenship in both the United States and Nigeria, Echikunwoke had said she chose to represent for Nigeria to get connected with her parents’ country. Echikunwoke lamented that she was heartbroken and devastated when the news got to her. Her throw of 72.07m made her the first woman to throw past 70m in the Hammer throw on Nigerian soil and broke the Nigerian and African Record when she threw a huge 75.49m in the women’s Hammer Throw at the USATF Throws Festival in Arizona to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The PUNCH had reported that Jumper Ruth Usoro, sprinter Favour Ofil...
Kaizer Chiefs’ Baxter: Al Ahly will be devastated if they don’t beat us in the Caf Champions League final
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Kaizer Chiefs’ Baxter: Al Ahly will be devastated if they don’t beat us in the Caf Champions League final

The 67-year-old concedes his charges come into the match as underdogs but remains optimistic of positive results Stuart Baxter believes Al Ahly will be devastated if they do not beat his team Kaizer Chiefs in the Caf Champions League final in Casablanca, Morocco on Saturday night. Amakhosi come into the match with the hope of securing their maiden continental title while the Red Devils are targeting their 10th crown. It is a match that has been anticipated by Chiefs supporters who are optimistic their team can defy the odds and end the season on a high. The Britton concedes his charges come into the match as underdogs but remains optimistic his players can win the final.
Mayor of Johannesburg Dies of COVID-19
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Mayor of Johannesburg Dies of COVID-19

Geoff Makhubo, Mayor of South Africa’s economic hub and largest city, Johannesburg, has died after contracting the Coronavirus. Earlier this month, the City's spokesperson, Mlimandlela Ndamase said Makhubo had been hospitalised for Covid-19 complications following a positive test result in late June. He however succumbed to the infection on Friday morning at the age of 53. Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Development Eunice Mgcina has been appointed as acting mayor. Mgcina in her tribute to the late Mayor said; "We had hoped that Makubo would defeat the virus, return to work and lead the City as we face this pandemic that has devastated lives and livelihoods. Sadly, it was not to be. "Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife, daughters, mother an...
Update: Man, 25, is Arrested Over Shooting of UK Black Lives Matter Activist, Sasha Johnson.
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Update: Man, 25, is Arrested Over Shooting of UK Black Lives Matter Activist, Sasha Johnson.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested over the shooting of UK Black Lives Matter activist, Sasha Johnson. The mother-of-two, dubbed the 'Black Panther of Oxford', remains in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head at a party in a back garden in Peckham, south London, on Sunday, May 23. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said a man has been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. This comes after two other men were arrested and charged over the shooting, while another four remain on police bail. Devonte Brown, 18, of Southwark, south London, and Cameron Deriggs, also 18, of Lewisham, south-east London, are both accused of conspiracy to murder. Ms Johnson, a member of the Taking The Initiative Party, was in the back garden of a house in Co...
Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Alan Miller dies at 51
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Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Alan Miller dies at 51

Former Arsenal, Middlesbrough and West Brom goalkeeper, Alan Miller has tragically passed away at the age of 51. The news of his death was confirmed in report by Daily Mail. But the cause of his death is yet unknown. The Englishman joined the Gunners as a schoolboy in 1984 and signed as a professional with the club four years later. Miller made his Arsenal debut as a substitute against Leeds United at Elland Road, in so doing becoming the first Gunners goalkeeper to make an appearance as a substitute. He made five appearances for Arsenal in total, and was an unused substitute as the Gunners won the FA and League Cup double in 1993, as well as the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later. Miller had spent time on loan with Plymouth Argyle, West Brom, and Birmingham City, and ...
Dolapo Osinbajo Pays Condolence visit to the Widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who Sadly Lost his life in the Kaduna military air crash
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Dolapo Osinbajo Pays Condolence visit to the Widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who Sadly Lost his life in the Kaduna military air crash

Wife of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo, on Sunday, May 23, paid a condolence visit to the widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who sadly lost his life in the ill-fated military aircraft that crashed in Kaduna last Friday, May 21. Late Olufade and his wife got married two months before the tragic incident. Mrs. Osinbajo gave the devastated wife a warm embrace as she encouraged her to be strong in these very trying times. Watch a clip from the visit below
Kim Kardashian Reportedly not ready to date and still ‘devastated’ about Kanye West divorce
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Kim Kardashian Reportedly not ready to date and still ‘devastated’ about Kanye West divorce

Kim Kardashian is not rushing into a new relationship at least for now. The reality star is one of the world's most eligible bachelorette who has garnered the attention of several billionaire CEOs since filing for divorce, but she is reportedly 'not ready to date.' Ahead of what would have been her seventh wedding anniversary with Kanye West, a source told Hollywood Life: 'She's still not ready to date, but she's in a much better place than she was a year ago.' An insider told the publication that overall 'she's in a good place' and is 'moving forward' with her life but she is still 'devastated' the marriage didn't work out. '[Kim] was devastated the marriage didn't work out. Kim has always wanted a husband and family, but she knows this is for the best for all of them an...
Coronavirus Patient Believed to be Dead Wakes up Moments Before she was to be Cremated
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Coronavirus Patient Believed to be Dead Wakes up Moments Before she was to be Cremated

A coronavirus patient who was declared dead by paramedics woke up just moments before she was set to be cremated. Shakuntala Gaikwad, 78, from Baramati in Mudhale, India, tested positive for Covid at the beginning of May and isolated at her home while recovering from the virus. At some point, she started to develop severe symptoms and her family called an ambulance to take her to the hospital. While they struggled to find her a bed in the crowded clinic, she fell unconscious in the ambulance. Ambulance staff reportedly declared the woman dead and her devastated family spread the tragic news of her passing. Ms Gaikwad was then taken back to her village where the family began preparing for her cremation and last rites. However, moments before she was set to be put i...
Thieves Steal 6ft Bronze Crucifix worth £20,000 from Church Garden of Remembrance for the Dead
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Thieves Steal 6ft Bronze Crucifix worth £20,000 from Church Garden of Remembrance for the Dead

A six-foot bronze crucifix worth £20,000 has been stolen from a church garden of remembrance in Newcastle. According to Daily Mail, thieves took the sculpture from a garden where mourners scattered the ashes of their loved ones outside All Saints Church in Gosforth, Newcastle. The crucifix, which was erected in the church's remembrance garden in 1965, was stolen overnight on Thursday, May 13, the report said. Confirming the incident, Neighbourhood Inspector Harninder Bola, of Northumbria Police said: 'This is a highly sentimental piece of the remembrance garden at All Saints and the church and its congregation are understandably devastated. The crucifix watched over an area where the ashes of the community's loved ones have been scattered and these thieves have disturbe...
Europa League: Arteta Explains Why Arsenal Failed to Qualify for Final
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Europa League: Arteta Explains Why Arsenal Failed to Qualify for Final

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said his team failed to qualify for the Europa League final because of small details. The Gunners played out a 0-0 draw with Villarreal on Thursday night, bowing out on a 2-1 aggregate defeat. Arteta, speaking after the game, insisted they tried everything but failed to put the ball in the back of the net. “We are devastated, really disappointed, but we have to congratulate Villarreal. We tried everything until the last minute. “I think over two legs and what happened today in the second-half, I think we deserved to win the game, but the details defined this tie. “When we had the opportunities, we didn’t score. We hit the post twice, we had three big chances. They didn’t have anything but they are through,” Arteta told BT Sport...
Kentucky Basketball Player and NBA Prospect, Terrence Clarke Dies at 19 following a car accident in LA
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Kentucky Basketball Player and NBA Prospect, Terrence Clarke Dies at 19 following a car accident in LA

Kentucky basketball player and NBA prospect, Terrence Clarke, has died at the age of 19 after sustaining fatal injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles. The accident occurred on Thursday afternoon, April 22,  as Clarke's vehicle collided with another that was making a left-hand turn, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department. The LA Fire Department transported Clark to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. His death comes a month after he declared for the 2021 NBA draft after playing his freshman season for the University of Kentucky "I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight," Kentucky men's basketball head coach John Calipari said, according to a Kentucky press release. "A young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one w...
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...

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