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Late pop star, Prince’s estate valued at $156.4 million as six-year legal battle for control comes to an end
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Late pop star, Prince’s estate valued at $156.4 million as six-year legal battle for control comes to an end

The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince’s estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month. The star's wealth, which totaled $156.4 million, was fought over by a number of that star's potential heirs because the Purple Rain singer did not leave a will before his untimely death at 57 in 2016. The Internal Revenue Service and Comerica Bank & Trust, the estate's administrator, finally came to an agreement on the valuation after giving wildly different estimations at the beginning. While the government agency originally set their opinion at $163.2 million, Comerica Bank & Trust gave a much more modest value of $82.3 million. Prince died of a fentanyl overdose in 2016. His heirs started a legal battle following hi...
Twitter Stories: UNIPORT student allegedly arrested following the death of his girlfriend in his house
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Twitter Stories: UNIPORT student allegedly arrested following the death of his girlfriend in his house

A student of the University of Port Harcourt UNIPORT, is allegedly in police custody following the death of his girlfriend in his house. Twitter user @TheBriden, who shared the story online claimed the girl was ill and died in her sleep. He tweeted ''Heard the sad story of a Uniport student currently in police custody because his girlfriend, another Uniport student, died in her sleep in his house after a brief illness. A simple autopsy would show that he is innocent but the family cannot afford one. Dear Kings, even if na 2am, try carry her go drop for her house so you fit sleep well too''
Lekan Balogun declared next Olubadan by kingmakers
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Lekan Balogun declared next Olubadan by kingmakers

The Olubadan-in-Council, a conclave of Ibadan kingmakers, have declared the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun, as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland. The 41st Olubadan, Saliu Adetunji, died on January 2. The Olubadan-in-Council's decision to crown Balogun as the 42nd king was made known by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the council after a meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde today Saturday, January 15. According to him, the perceived controversy surrounding ascension to the Olubadan stool has been resolved. Also, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo governor, Taiwo Adisa, quoted Ladoja as affirming the candidature of Balogun. He also promised that the Olubadan...
President Buhari pays condolence visit to Shonekan’s family in Lagos
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President Buhari pays condolence visit to Shonekan’s family in Lagos

President Buhari on Thursday, January 13, paid a condolence visit to the family of the Head of the Interim National Government during the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Ernest Shonekan who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85. President Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi residence of the late Shonekan by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun and Yobe State counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni. President Buhari and his entourage, who arrived at Shonekan's house around 4:40pm were received by members of the late Shonekan family.   President Buhari, who was on a one-day presidential visit to Ogun State to commission some projects by Governor Dapo Abiodun administration, stopped in Lagos on h...
TikTok star Rory Teasley dead at 28 ‘after boyfriend strangled him in video game row’
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TikTok star Rory Teasley dead at 28 ‘after boyfriend strangled him in video game row’

TikTok content creator Rory Teasley has died at the age of 28. Reports claim his boyfriend of 10 years strangled him during a fight over a video game. Police at the scene are believed to have found Rory unresponsive when they responded to a call at an apartment in Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday evening, Jan 6. Rory was later taken to hospital where he was pronounced as dead by doctors. Police alleged that Teasley, 28, and Docquen Jovo Watkins, 31, got into a dispute while playing Overwatch, a team-based shooter game, at a residence in Pontiac. When police arrived, Docquen Jovo Watkins said the TikTok star was  "sleeping". Teasley wasn’t breathing and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, WDIV reports. According to Oakland County jail records, Watkins is now being held...
Music legend Ronnie Spector who sang iconic song ‘Be My Baby’ dies aged 78
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Music legend Ronnie Spector who sang iconic song ‘Be My Baby’ dies aged 78

The Ronettes icon Ronnie Spector has died aged 78. The singer's family announced the news on her official website on January 12. The statement read: "Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. "She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. "Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face. "She was filled with love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her. "In lieu of flowers, Ronnie requested that donations be made to your local women’s shelter or to the American Indian College Fund. "A celebration of Ronnie’s life and music will be announced in the fu...
Former finance minister, Chu Okongwu is dead
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Former finance minister, Chu Okongwu is dead

A former minister of Finance, Chu Okongwu is dead. He died at the age of 87 on Wednesday morning. Okongwu, an Economist by profession, was born on September 23, 1934, in Nnewi local government area of Anambra State. He studied Economic theory at Boston University. He completed the degree in 1961. He also attended Harvard University from 1961 to 1965. Okongwu was the Minister of National Planning between 1985-1986 and Minister of Finance between 1986-1990 during the Babangida administration.
London 2012 medalist and three-time Olympian, Deon Lendore dies in car crash at 29
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London 2012 medalist and three-time Olympian, Deon Lendore dies in car crash at 29

Deon Lendore, former Texas A&M athlete and three-time Olympic track star who represented Trinidad & Tobago, has died at the age of 29. The athlete died in College Station, Texas, died on Tuesday after striking one vehicle before plowing head-on into another driving the in the opposite direction. "Texas DPS Troopers responded to a major collision between three vehicles on FM 485. A 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sedan, operated by 29-year-old Deon Christopher Lendore of College Station, Texas, was traveling westbound on FM 485," the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed to PEOPLE. "According to the investigating Trooper, the Volkswagen crossed over the center stripe and side-swiped a vehicle that was traveling eastbound," the statement continues. "The Volkswagen continu...
Buhari Orders Flags to fly at half-mast for Shonekan
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Buhari Orders Flags to fly at half-mast for Shonekan

President Muhammadu Buhari, has directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast, following the death of a former Head of the Interim Government, Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha conveyed the President's order on Tuesday night. Buhari gave the order which is effective from Wednesday 12th till Friday 14th January, as a mark of respect for the former Head of State who died on Tuesday 11th January, 2022 at the age of 85. Shonekan took over from Babangida on August 26, 1993, but his government was toppled by the late General Sani Abacha on November 17, 1993.
Maria Ewing, opera singer and ex-wife of Sir Peter Hall, dies at 71
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Maria Ewing, opera singer and ex-wife of Sir Peter Hall, dies at 71

Maria Ewing, the American opera singer who was well known for her intense performances on stage, has died at the age of 71. She died on Sunday January 9, at her home in the US city of Detroit, her spokeswoman Bryna Rifkin said. Ewing, who became the wife of director Sir Peter Hall and the mother of actress Rebecca Hall, was born in Detroit to a Dutch mother and an African American father, Ewing was the youngest of four daughters. “She was an extraordinarily gifted artist who by the sheer force of her talent and will catapulted herself to the most rarefied heights of the international opera world,” her family said in a statement. Ewing made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1976 in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) and starred as Blanche de la Force in a new...
European parliament president, David Sassoli dies at 65
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European parliament president, David Sassoli dies at 65

David Sassoli, the European Parliament President and Italian social democrat, has died at the age of 65, his spokesperson has said. "The @EP_President David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano (PN), Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours," Roberto Cuillo posted on Twitter. The spokesperson had announced on Monday afternoon that Sassoli had been in hospital since December 26 "because of a serious complication due to a disfunction of the immune system" and that all official activities had been cancelled. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter that she was "deeply saddened by the terrible loss of a great European & proud Italian". She described Sasso...
Neighbours Actress Miranda Fryer Dies In Her Sleep Aged 34
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Neighbours Actress Miranda Fryer Dies In Her Sleep Aged 34

Former 'Neighbours' star, Miranda Fryer has died in her sleep aged 34. The actress' death was announced online by her family and tributes are already pouring in. An online statement from her loved ones read: "True soulmates, Miranda and Arthur (Pothitis) were making plans to start their family, when one day last week she went to sleep and never woke up. We do not know why. "She had had some health issues with her heart, maybe her beautiful persona was just too good for this world of ours. "We, who all loved her so much, shall treasure the memories she has left us with and mourn our loss forever. "A beautiful child, stunning teenager, beautiful inside, and out… a woman, with so much love and happiness given and received. So many friends, so much still to offer this worl...
Police gives Update on the actor Bob Saget  Death
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Police gives Update on the actor Bob Saget Death

The police has painted a more complete picture of how U.S. actor and comedian, Bob Saget was found dead. According to a new report, the family of the actor was desperately trying to reach him, not knowing he had died in his hotel room. An Orange County Sheriff's Deputy noted in his official report that Bob was discovered by a Ritz-Carlton Hotel security staffer who'd been sent to the room on the Saget family's request after they had made several unsuccessful attempts to reach him on Sunday, Jan. 9. In the documents obtained by TMZ, the deputy notes that the hotel security knocked on Bob's door multiple times before going in around 4 PM ET only to find all the lights off. Upon entering the bedroom, they found Bob lying face-up on the bed, with his left arm across his chest and...
Jazz and R&B musician, James Mtume Dies at 76
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Jazz and R&B musician, James Mtume Dies at 76

James Mtume, a percussionist who performed in Miles Davis’ seminal fusion band from 1971 to 1975 and later had hits with his own eponymous group, has died at the age 76. Lisa Lucas, the daughter of Mtume’s late creative partner Reggie Lucas,took to Twitter this morning to confirm the passing of the musician. “So much loss. So much grief. Rest in power to Uncle Mtume. My late fathers partner in crime, the co-creator of the songs of my life (and about my birth!). He was essential part of the life of the man who made me, therefore me too. Gone now. He will be dearly, eternally missed,” Lucas wrote. There is no cause of death at the time of reporting. The American jazz musician appeared on 80 albums with a wide variety of other notable musicians, including Duke Ellington, Sonny...
NDLEA chairman, Buba Marwa loses wife
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NDLEA chairman, Buba Marwa loses wife

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa is bereaved. Zainab, first wife of the retired Brigadier General and ex-Lagos military governor, died on Saturday. A statement by the family announced that she passed on after an undisclosed illness. 66-year-old Zainab was an indigene of Imo State. She is survived by her aged mother, four children – Abubakar, Mohamed, Mariam, Zainab – and 10 grandchildren. The deceased advocated for the advancement of women and the girl-child in her lifetime. The statement added that the family will make funeral arrangements public in due course.
The emotions I feel for you right now is pity because Karma is beautiful – Tonto Dikeh tells singer Lami Phillips
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The emotions I feel for you right now is pity because Karma is beautiful – Tonto Dikeh tells singer Lami Phillips

Actress Tonto Dikeh has reacted to the comments made by the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, that two autopsies carried out in Delta and Lagos state showed Dowen college student, Sylvester Oromoni, died a natural death. In a post she shared on her Instagram page this morning, Tonto wondered why the autopsy result released from the hospital in Warri is different from the one released in Lagos. She also slammed the Lagos state government and the management of Dowen college. The mum of one also called out singer Lami Phillips whose family is said to own Dowen college. Her post reads; This is the height of injustice in MY COUNTRY NIGERIA.. What happened to the first Autopsy that was shared online? It was stated he died of Acute Lung Injury due to Chemical Into...
TikTok Star, Candice Murley Dies ‘Unnexpectedly’ at 36
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TikTok Star, Candice Murley Dies ‘Unnexpectedly’ at 36

TikTok star, Candice Murley, who was popularly known as Candi, has died ‘unexpectedly’ at the age of 36. Murley shared videos of herself dancing and cooking on her two TikTok accounts, one with more than 20,000 followers and the other with more than 17,000. The star’s sister Marsha McEvoy shared the sad news in a GoFundMe, set up to help the family with funeral costs. She wrote: ‘We have received some news no one wants to hear, tonight we lost a huge part of our family, my sister Candice ‘This was very unexpected, and our hearts are torn apart. Candice was so full of life and always lived life her own way. She was full of energy and loved to dance & listen to her music; can’t forget about her Bingo, oh how she loved her Bingo. ‘But more than anything in his world she l...
Oldest surviving World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks dies aged 112
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Oldest surviving World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks dies aged 112

Lawrence Brooks, the oldest surviving World War II veteran, who served in a segregated Army unit in the South Pacific in the 1940s has died. He died in his New Orleans home Wednesday morning, January 5, at the age of 112. While in service, Lawrence N. Brooks was part of the mostly black 91st Engineer General Service Regiment, which built roads, hospitals and housing in places like Horn Island, Papua-New Guinea and the Philippines, according to Military Times. He was drafted in 1940 at the age of 31. Even though he never saw combat, he worked as a driver and cook for his white officers. Most African Americans serving in the segregated US armed forces at the beginning of World War II were assigned to noncombat units and relegated to service duties, such as supply, maintenance ...
Country star, Tom T. Hall’s cause of Death Revealed as Suicide
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Country star, Tom T. Hall’s cause of Death Revealed as Suicide

Country star Tom T. Hall's death has been ruled a suicide. Tom Hall who was found dead at the age of 85 at his Franklin, Tennessee home on the morning of August 20 last year, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Williamson County Medical Examiner in an autopsy report obtained by People, said a 911 call was placed at 11:15 a.m. that Friday, with EMS responding to the scene. The report read in part; "Paramedics confirmed death at approximately 1133 hours, due to obvious injuries." At the time of his death which was confirmed by his son Dean Hall, no cause of death was given. Tom Hall was a renowned country songwriter, who wrote classics such as "That's How I Got To Memphis" and "Harper Valley P.T.A." (which is sung by Jeannie C. Riley). His songs earned him a spot in...
Disney+ Snowdrop Actress, Kim Mi-soo dies ‘suddenly’ at age 29
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Disney+ Snowdrop Actress, Kim Mi-soo dies ‘suddenly’ at age 29

Kim Mi-soo, star of Disney+ series Snowdrop, has died suddenly at the age of 29, her agent has said. The actress plays Yeo Jung-min in the show. A cause of death has not yet been revealed, but Kim's management said she had died suddenly and asked people to refrain from spreading rumours about her death so that her family can mourn. Her agency Lanscape said in a statement: "Kim suddenly left us on Jan. 5. The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. "Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the bereaved family, who are in shock and grief-stricken, can reverently commemorate the deceased. "As per her family’s wishes, the funeral will be held quietly in private. "Please wish for Kim ...
France’s Most Popular Twins aged 72 die of COVID-19 Six days apart
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France’s Most Popular Twins aged 72 die of COVID-19 Six days apart

France's most popular twins, who became popular for hosting a TV science and science-fiction show in the 1980s on a spaceship set have died of covid six days apart. The Bogdanoff brothers were synonymous for years with popular science and were celebrities in France during their lifetime. They died of coronavirus within days of each other in a hospital with one dying on 28 December, 2021 while his brother died on Monday, January 3, 2022 Aged 72, the brothers had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 because they were convinced their healthy lifestyle would protect them but in Mid- December they were admitted to hospital. Family friend Pierre-Jean Chalençon said they had left the illness to last too long in their bodies before seeking hospital treatment, deciding it was similar ...
Ex-Osun military administrator, Anthony Obi dies
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Ex-Osun military administrator, Anthony Obi dies

The former military administrator of Osun State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd) is dead. Obi, who served as the military governor of Osun State between August 1996 and August 1998, died on Saturday, January 1, as announced by his family. Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in a condolence message, mourned the demise of the former military administrator. He condoled the family of the deceased and hailed his contributions to governance in Osun, saying he was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of the State. “The death of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd) is painful and a huge loss not only to his family but to the nation. He was a brave, committed and experienced military officer who served Nigeria and Osun in particular selflessly and passionately. “As a military administra...
Rapper Lil Devin dies aged 24 after masked men storm family New Year’s Eve party
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Rapper Lil Devin dies aged 24 after masked men storm family New Year’s Eve party

Rapper Lil Devin was killed in front of his loved ones after several masked men stormed inside the family New Year's Eve party he was at The star, whose real name is Devin Swain, died after sustaining injuries to his chest. He was pronounced dead at a hospital despite the best efforts of medical teams. Officers rushed to the house for a possible home invasion robbery, and when they arrived, they found Swain injured, reports Fox59. The rapper was attacked by several masked men who entered the property, his family have said. His brother, Donald Cox, said: "It was traumatic very traumatic some thing that I wouldn’t want anyone to ever go through. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone’s family. "It's definitely hard we never really expected like something like this to come about t...
Autopsy reveals Sylvester Oromoni died from ‘acute lung injury from chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force’
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Autopsy reveals Sylvester Oromoni died from ‘acute lung injury from chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force’

An autopsy report which has been made public, has revealed that Sylvester Oromoni died from 'acute lung injury from chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force'. Recall that report of the Dowen College student's death after allegedly being bullied by his seniors in the Lagos school, led to an outcry including high profile reactions weeks ago, as many demanded for justice. The autopsy report signed off by one Dr Clement Vhriterhire, revealed that the late student had a scalded upper lip, bruised flanks/back, acute gastric erosion, acute lung injury, cerebral oedema with raised intra-cranial pressure and enlarged liver.
Gyan: Van Persie, Boateng, Kalou, others react to death of Ghana star
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Gyan: Van Persie, Boateng, Kalou, others react to death of Ghana star

Arsenal and Manchester United hero, Robin van Persie, and ex-Netherlands midfielder, George Boateng. among others, have reacted to the death of ex-Ghana international, Christian Attah Gyan. Gyan died at the age of 43 on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gyan’s death was announced by his former club, Feyenoord, with whom he played for ten years between 1997 and 2007. Reacting, Van Persie, a former club teammate of Gyan at Feyenoord, posted on his Instagram account: “A beautiful soul is never forgotten. You were there for me in the early days of my career and supported me like a big brother. I will forever be thankful for those memories. Rest in peace Christian.” On his part, Boateng, who was a club-mate of Gyan between 1997 and 1998, also posted: “This is a hard one f...
Kardashians’ business manager found murdered at 55; boyfriend charged with her murder
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Kardashians’ business manager found murdered at 55; boyfriend charged with her murder

A Los Angeles Business manager whose clients included Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Offset, and the Kardashians has been found murdered at the age of 55 and her boyfriend has been charged with murder and torture. Police found Angela Kukawski dead in her car in Simi Valley, northwest of Los Angeles, on Thursday, Dec. 23, a day after she was reported missing. She died from sharp and blunt force injuries to her head and neck and strangulation. Her 49-year-old boyfriend, Jason Barker, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 28, and charged with counts of murder and torture. Detectives believe Barker killed Kukawski inside their home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, then put her in her car, drove it to Simi Valley, parked it there, and left her inside. Barker is being held in jail on mor...
NFL Legend, John Madden is Dead
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NFL Legend, John Madden is Dead

John Madden, the NFL coaching and broadcasting legend, has died, the NFL announced. The league said he passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, at the age of 85. "Nobody loved football more than Coach," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Tuesday evening. "He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. "There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today." Madden is one of the most iconic figures in NFL history. He dominated as a head coach of the Oakland Raiders, winning Super Bowl XI and finishing his career with a 103-32-7 record. After his time as a head man on the sidelines ended, he went on to become one of the grea...
Drunk Herbalist dies after his dog bit his private part in Calabar
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Drunk Herbalist dies after his dog bit his private part in Calabar

A 60-year-old herbalist in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, Ani Ikoneto, has died after his private part was bitten off and eaten by his dog. According to neighbors who spoke to Vanguard, Ikoneto who resides at number 12, Jebbs Street in Calabar South, went on a drinking spree on Christmas Eve and returned home drunk. “When he came back, we had gone to bed but some people were still outside. He went inside his room and slept off without shutting the door and because of too much  drink, he excreted on himself. His dog that was outside smelt the poo and went inside to eat it. In the process, the dog ate his private parts thinking it was meat or part of the excreta,” Itoro his neighbor said According to him, the man raised the alarm, prompting neighbors to rush into his apartment and di...
Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday shows off the house she built this year
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Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday shows off the house she built this year

Actress Nkechi Sunday Blessing has shared photos of the house she built this year and was meant to gift to her mum who sadly passed away in September 2021. Nkechi had planned to present the house to her mum as a birthday gift but she died before the day. Posting photos of the house online this morning, Nkechi wrote; ''Highlight of my 2021 This right here is my Sweat and Blood 6 Months of sleepless night I give GOD all the Glory. Nobody told me it was this difficult to build a house with the hike in building materials but I DID it. Just that my mother couldn’t wait to see Our house,What she has always wanted and prayed for silently. I was going to write a long epistle,But let me leave it here first cus it still feels like a dream. Built from Scratch to finish. This whole week I w...
Widow of former Senate President Joseph Wayas dies 12 days after his death
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Widow of former Senate President Joseph Wayas dies 12 days after his death

Mrs Mary Abiola Wayas, the widow of late former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, is dead. Mary died in a UK hospital, 12 days after her husband's death. Their son, Joseph Wayas Jnr said while his father died in a hospital in the European country on November 30th, 2021, his mother died on 12th December 2021 after a brief illness. Mrs Wayas who is survived by 5 children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild, was a trained secretary. She worked in several prestigious firms in Russell Square, London; while supporting her husband, Late Joseph Wayas who was then an overseas student in the UK.
Diddy sells house where his baby mama, Kim Porter died
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Diddy sells house where his baby mama, Kim Porter died

Diddy has sold the mansion where his late baby mama, Kim Porter died. TMZ reported that the music producer put up the Toluca Lake mansion up for sale back in October, listing it for $7 million and there's now a buyer. The deal is pending and will likely close this week, but the sale is not final. The sprawling estate is 9,655 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, including a family-sized pool and spa, plus a sports court. The gated property sits on a half-acre on one of the most famous streets in the San Fernando Valley and the celeb neighbors include Steve Carell, Billy Ray Cyrus, Viola Davis and Sia. Kim who was a model and actress, dated Diddy off and on for 13 years and they had 3 kids together, including 2 daughters and a son....
Ugandan Nurse-model Dies in Auto Crash on her Way home to Pay Surprise Visit to her Family after 10 Years Abroad
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Ugandan Nurse-model Dies in Auto Crash on her Way home to Pay Surprise Visit to her Family after 10 Years Abroad

A Netherlands based nurse, model and dancer, Doreen Angee, has died in car accident after arriving Uganda to pay a surprise visit to her family members who she had not seen in over ten years. 25-year-old Doreen left the Netherlands for Uganda on December 21 but got involved in a car accident along Gulu-Kampala Highway on December 23. The CEO of JNC Entertainment succumbed to internal injuries at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital without meeting her family. According to local media, Doreen started her journey from the Netherlands on December 21, aboard Qatar Airline to Dubai. She arrived Uganda on December 22, and on 23, she left Kampala for her hometown, Gulu accompanied by four friends and a driver.On their way to Gulu, their car had a head-on collision with a trailer in Koro ...
Newlymarried footballer, 28, dies on pitch after being cleared to continue minutes after collision
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Newlymarried footballer, 28, dies on pitch after being cleared to continue minutes after collision

An Algerian footballer died on the pitch on Christmas Day after collapsing while captaining Mouloudia Saida in a second division match. Sofiane Lokar was involved in a collision with his goalkeeper in the 26th minute of an Algerian Ligue 2 meeting against ASM Oran on Saturday, Dec. 25 Lokar received treatment at the scene, and he was cleared to re-enter the action. However, ten minutes later, Lokar suddenly collapsed. Medics had attempted to resuscitate Lokar on the pitch with CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before transferring him to a local hospital. According to Reuters, Lokar was pronounced dead as a result of a heart attack on the way to the hospital. According to various reports, Lokar had only been married last week. Lokar's teammates were left in tea...
South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90
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South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died. He was 90 years old. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa died in the early hours of today Sunday, December 26. A contemporary of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, he was was one of the driving forces behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority government against the black majority in South Africa from 1948 until 1991. He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system. Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s and in recent years he was hospitalized on several occasions to treat infections associated with his treatment. “Ultimately, at the age of 90, he died ...
Football star dies during warm-ups
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Football star dies during warm-ups

Football star in Oman, Mukhaled Al-Raqadi has died after a heart attack he suffered while warming up ahead of a match. The death of the Muscat FC star has since thrown the sporting community in Oman into mourning. He passed away on December 23 after reportedly suffering a heart attack during a warm-up as his club were getting ready for the League clash against Suwaiq. The player was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he passed away shortly after arriving for treatment. “With hearts full of faith and accepting God’s decisions, Muscat Sports Club and all related to it extend their sincerest condolences to the Al-Raqadi family,” a club statement said. A Croatian player, Mario Cacic had also died after a heart issue during training on December 21. Argentina legend, Sergio A...
Quit with the fake love – Actress Sedater Saviour slams Nollywood actors mourning veteran actor Samuel Obiago aka Daddy Sam on social media
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Quit with the fake love – Actress Sedater Saviour slams Nollywood actors mourning veteran actor Samuel Obiago aka Daddy Sam on social media

Actress Sedaster Saviour has slammed her colleagues mourning veteran actor Samuel Obiago aka Daddy Sam on social media. The actor died on Thursday, December 23, at the age of 50,  after battling a stroke for months. In a post shared on her Instagram page, Sedaster asked her colleagues to stop with the fake love. According to her, when someone is alive, people in Nollywood wouldn't post them until they die . Read what she wrote below...
Explosions rock Maiduguri ahead of President Buhari’s visit
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Explosions rock Maiduguri ahead of President Buhari’s visit

No fewer than at least four persons have died after three explosions rocked Maiduguri the Borno State Capital on Thursday morning, December 23. The blasts happened a few hours before President Buhari is scheduled to visit the state. The explosions occurred in three different locations – Bulumkutu, Ajilari Cross and Ayaje. There were casualties recorded in Ayaje and Bulumkutu, however, no information has been obtained from Ajilari. The President is scheduled to commission an edifice donated by Mohammed Indimi to the University of Maiduguri. He is also expected to commission some projects executed by the Borno State Government.
Frozen actress, who voiced Anna, dies after falling from hotel room
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Frozen actress, who voiced Anna, dies after falling from hotel room

The Japanese actress who voiced Anna in Japan's dubbed version of 'Frozen' has died after falling from her hotel room. Sayaka Kanda, 35, was found on the outside area of 14th floor of the 22-storey hotel where she was staying at 9.40pm on Saturday, December 18. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors. Ms Kanda, who voiced Princess Anna in the Japanese version of the hit 2013 animated Walt Disney film 'Frozen', was the daughter of Japanese actor Masaki Kanda, 70, and singer Seiko Matsuda, 59. Ms Kanda did not show up for a performance in the musical 'My Fair Lady' at a theatre in Sapporo, the capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, on Saturday afternoon. However, the actress was at a rehearsal on Friday, according to loc...
Drakeo the ruler stabbed to death during L.A. festival
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Drakeo the ruler stabbed to death during L.A. festival

Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler is dead after a stabbing at the Snoop Dogg-headlined Once Upon a Time festival concert. Drakeo was one of those billed to perform at the all-day event Saturday, Dec. 18, in L.A.'s Exposition Park. He was backstage around 8:30 PM when a fight broke out and during the altercation, he got stabbed, TMZ quoted law enforcement sources. California Highway Patrol and the fire department responded, and Drakeo was rushed to a hospital but he died from his injuries. Cops are investigating and will try to interview all artists and their entourages who were in the area when the fight started. After the fight and Drakeo's stabbing, concert organizers shut down the festival. Reacting to the stabbing, Snoop Dogg said he was informed about the stabbin...
Singer Patoranking survives ghastly motor accident
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Singer Patoranking survives ghastly motor accident

Singer Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie better known as Patoranking survived a ghastly motor accident a few days ago. Sharing videos of the damaged car, Patoranking said he was seated in front when the accident happened. ''The devil tried and failed some days ago,after Our driver lost control of the brakes….Life can be taken in a heartbeat…two seconds and this happened and to think I was in the front seat and my Guys behind. Thanksgiving Sunday. Zero injuries/Zero Pain God is simply not done with me yet. #Seatbeltalways
Former Tonga Rugby World Cup star, Taniela Moa Passes away Suddenly at 36
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Former Tonga Rugby World Cup star, Taniela Moa Passes away Suddenly at 36

Former Tonga halfback Taniela Moa has died at the age of 36, the country's rugby governing body has announced. He was 36. Moa’s death was confirmed on Thursday December 16, by the Tonga Rugby Union. He was 36. The Tonga Rugby Union said in a statement that Moa was one of the all-time greats. But did not mention the cause of death. "A stalwart of Ikale Tahi Tonga rugby who will now have his name etched among the echelons of the legendary greats. Such sad news to receive about the passing of Taniela Moa," it said. "We would like to send our love and deepest condolences to his family through this sad and tragic time. May he fly high among God's army and look over you all." The Samoa rugby team also paid tribute to Moa following news of his death. "We are shocked to hear ...
Author and Feminist, Bell Hooks Dies at 69
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Author and Feminist, Bell Hooks Dies at 69

American author, professor, feminist, and social activist, bell hooks, has died at the age of 69, her family has confirmed. She died on Wednesday at her home in Kentucky "surrounded by her family and friends", according to a statement. Her niece Ebony Motley tweeted: “The family of @bellhooks is sad to announce the passing of our sister, aunt, great aunt, and great great aunt.” She also attached a statement, which said that “the family of Gloria Jean Watkins is deeply saddened at the passing of our beloved sister on December 15, 2021. The family honored her request to transition at home with family and friends by her side.” The author, professor, and activist was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952, and published more than 30 books in her lifetime, covering topics in...
Comedian Jethro dies at 73 after contracting COVID
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Comedian Jethro dies at 73 after contracting COVID

British comedian, Geoffrey Rowe, better known as Jethro, has died at the age of 73 after contracting Covid-19. The sad news was announced on his official Facebook page, with a statement reading: ‘It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro. ‘Tragically Jethro passed away on 14th December 2021 after contracting Covid-19. ‘Jethro leaves behind his life partner Jennie, sons Jesse and Lanyon, stepdaughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Stacey and of course his much loved grandchildren. The comedy star was double-jabbed and had received a booster vaccination, Sky News understands. Jethro, whose real name was Geoffrey Rowe, was born in St Buryan in west Cornwall and was one of the most famous performers to ever come ou...
Covid-19: US Surpasses 800,000 Pandemic Deaths
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Covid-19: US Surpasses 800,000 Pandemic Deaths

More than 800,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus, the highest recorded national death toll from the global pandemic. It comes as the US reached 50 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, December, 13. Most deaths were recorded among the unvaccinated and the elderly, and more Americans died in 2021 than in 2020.  The last 100,000 deaths came in just the past 11 weeks. “As we mark the tragic milestone of 800,000 American deaths due to Covid-19, we remember each person and the lives they lived, and we pray for the loved ones left behind,” President Joe Biden said in a statement. Members of Congress including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer participate in a moment of silence for the 800,000 American lives lost to Covi...
Former pro-wrestler, Jimmy Rave Dies Months after Having both of his Legs Amputated
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Former pro-wrestler, Jimmy Rave Dies Months after Having both of his Legs Amputated

Jimmy Rave, a former professional wrestling champion who later struggled with drug addiction has died after losing an arm and both of his legs to amputation. The former Impact Wrestling star died at the age of 39, months after the amputation was carried out due to a MRSA infection. Rave, who was born in Atlanta, began his professional career in 1999. He wrestled for several promotions, including Full Impact Pro and Ring of Honor. He won multiple championship titles with National Wrestling Alliance and he appeared on World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Sunday Night Heat.” While cause of his death was not revealed in a statement written by the wrestler's agent Bill Behrens and his daughter, Kailah, his addiction was however captured. It read; "James was one of my kids and his los...
Iconic Mexican singer, Vicente Fernández dies at 81
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Iconic Mexican singer, Vicente Fernández dies at 81

Vicente Fernández, an icon of traditional Mexican music, has died at the age of 81. He passed away on Sunday Decdmber 12, at a hospital in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, according to a post published on his official Instagram account. The announcement from his family did not give a cause of death, but the singer had been hospitalized since August after a fall at his Guadalajara ranch in the central state of Jalisco required an emergency spinal surgery. While in the hospital, he had also been diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome, an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the body's nerves. "It was an honor and a great pride to share with everyone a great musical career and to give everything for his audience," read a post on Fernández's account tra...
Soun of Ogbomoso dies at 95
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Soun of Ogbomoso dies at 95

The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, has died. Family sources say the 95-year-old monarch died on Sunday morning, December 12. The palace is expected to announce his demise soon. Born on May 27, 1926, in Ogbomoso, Oba Oyewumi ascended the throne on October 24, 1973. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Dad dies after falling from the roof while fixing Christmas decorations
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Dad dies after falling from the roof while fixing Christmas decorations

A dad fell from his roof while putting up Christmas decorations. Joe Cocco fell from the roof of his Wisconsin home while trying to beautify his house in preparation for the festive season. He was rushed to hospital where doctors revealed he suffered a broken neck. The 31-year-old underwent several surgeries and was expected to be paralyzed from the neck down. However, his condition took a turn for the worse while in hospital and he sadly died on Dec 6, leaving behind a wife and two young daughters. "Our hearts are stricken by the immensity of grief as we have lost an incredible husband, father, brother, son, and friend," a family member wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his wife and two girls. "Our fami...
Singer Blakk Rasta narrates how he Failed to have an Erection for a year after his Wife Died
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Singer Blakk Rasta narrates how he Failed to have an Erection for a year after his Wife Died

Ghanaian award-winning radio presenter and Reggae musician, Blakk Rasta has narrated how he failed to have an erection for a year after his wife died. The singer opened up in an interview on Up Close and Personal Segment on GTV’s Breakfast Show. Rasta revealed that he had no desire to lay with another woman because his wife’s death came as a huge blow. Recounting how his wife died, the singer said she complained about her health and was eventually diagnosed with an ulcer and given a rigorous diet to follow in order to stay safe. Her condition worsened and she was rushed to the hospital where she was told it wasn’t an ulcer, but rather appendicitis. She opted for traditional treatment and was sent to her father for local therapy, but unfortunately, she died just two days after ...
Days of Our Lives and Ruthless star, Rhonda Stubbins White is dead
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Days of Our Lives and Ruthless star, Rhonda Stubbins White is dead

Actress Rhonda Stubbins White who appeared in various movies from the 1990s until this year, is dead. White's manager told People that she died at the age of 60 on Monday December 6, after a battle with cancer. Sharing news of her death, a friend wrote; "To the friends of Rhonda: It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend Rhonda Stubbins White. "She was an amazingly talented woman, full of positivity and energy, and grounded by her faith. We were all fortunate to have known her and shared her short time on this earth." The veteran actress got her start in the early 90s on NBC series Here and Now, before earning a CableACE nomination for a standout role in the 1993 HBO miniseries Laurel Avenue. White went on to appear in many hit TV shows such a...

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