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Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead
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Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead

Kaduna-born actress and TV presenter, Rachel Bakam has passed on at the age of 38. Bakam died at a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday April 13 after a brief illness. Friends and family have all flooded her social media pages to pen down their tributes to her. Before her death, she was the CEO and Managing Director of Rayzeds Media Ltd, Founder & President of the Nigerian Water Ski And Wakeboard Federation (NWWF). Mourning her death, Chocolate City Founder, Audu Maikori wrote; The last chat I had with Rachel Bakam was on the 1st of April 2021. She said " I just received bad and troubling news , I am speechless" I asked her what happened- clearly alarmed and she replied " its April fools day bro! LOL" and my fear turned into a smile. She then proceeded to tell me about he...
Update: White Minnesota Police Officer who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright, has Resigned
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Update: White Minnesota Police Officer who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright, has Resigned

Kim Potter, the white Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright on Sunday April 11, has resigned from the Police Department, her union said in a statement on Tuesday, April 13. The city’s police chief, Tim Gannon, also announced that he was also resigning. In a letter that Ms. Potter sent to city officials on Tuesday, she said she was resigning immediately, the union said. “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” she wrote. Ms. Potter, 48, had been an officer with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. She was first licensed as a police officer in Minnes...
U.S. calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine after 6 Reported Cases of Rare Blood clot
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U.S. calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine after 6 Reported Cases of Rare Blood clot

The US today, April 13, stopped using the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for use of the jab to be suspended after six young women developed blood clots after receiving it. The six women who developed clots were aged between 18 and 48; one of them died and another is in hospital, the New York Times reports. On Twitter the FDA said: "We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution... Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare." The news makes Johnson & Johnson's vaccine – made by a Belgian subsidiary called Janssen – the second to become embroiled in a blood clot scare. Countries in Europe, including the UK, have stopped giv...
Man Beats His Pregnant Wife Into Coma, Removes Her Oxygen Mask Until She Died
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Man Beats His Pregnant Wife Into Coma, Removes Her Oxygen Mask Until She Died

A man identified as Anthony Ikpeama has allegedly killed his 6-months pregnant wife identified as Barrister Adaeze Ikpeama by beating her to coma and subsequently rushed to the hospital where she was admitted and removed her oxygen support until she died. Facebook User, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu shared the story. He wrote; "Another Beautiful Soul Lost To Domestic Violence When Barrister Adaeze Destiny Ikpeama got married to Anthony Elvis Ikpeama in 2014, little did she know that the institution she looked forward to enjoying would cut her life journey short. Immediately the marriage was sealed, the man Adaeze got married to immediately turned into a beast by turning the Madonna trained lawyer into a punching bag. Even when relatives from both sides intervened several t...
Nollywood actress Ashabi Ayantunde aka Iya Ife is Dead
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Nollywood actress Ashabi Ayantunde aka Iya Ife is Dead

Nollywood actress, Ashabi Ayantunde aka Iya Ife has passed away. She died in Ile Ife, Osun state on Sunday evening, April 11 after a brief illness. She was said to have fallen ill and rushed to Ile-Ife, Osun State where she died. Late Iya Ife featured in several films that include Oro Aye, Terror, Atidade Kinihun, Afefe, Onibara Aje, Olori, Old Soja and Ogbologbo.
Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin to be Buried on April 24
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Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin to be Buried on April 24

The family of late activist and Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, have announced his burial arrangement. In a statement released on Monday April 12, his widow, Joe Okei-Odumakin, said his burial rites would begin on Thursday, April 22 with a day of tributes at the Police College, Ikeja, and would end on Saturday, April 24 when he will be buried in his country home in Moro, Ife North LGA of Osun state.   “Thursday, April 22: Day of Tributes and Service of Songs at the Police College, Ikeja Lagos between 11 am and 4 pm while his body lies in state. Friday, April 23: Body departs Lagos for Moro, his country home, in Ife North LGA of Osun State. There will be a Christian wake keep by 5 pm at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, to be followed by a candlelight proc...
BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners
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BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

The 2021 Bafta Film Awards has finally taken place after being pushed back by months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which held at the Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually, was split over two days, with Saturday’s (10 April) Opening Night ceremony announcing the winners of the technical categories, and Sunday’s (11 April) event revealing the winners of the remaining major awards. A brief tribute was paid to the 99-year-old Prince Philip, BAFTA’s first president, who died last week before the winners were announced. Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” dominated at the BAFTA Film Awards, after winning four prizes, including best film. The Searchlight-produced movie also won for lead actress, cinematography, and director, putting it well ahead of all other films. ...
Man Arrested for allegedly Procuring Abortion for his Girlfriend which Led to her Death
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Man Arrested for allegedly Procuring Abortion for his Girlfriend which Led to her Death

A man has been arrested after his girlfriend died after undergoing an abortion. Police operatives attached to the Ikorodu Division of the Lagos State Police Command arrested the man, identified as Wisdom Okoro, 50, for the sudden death of his girlfriend, identified as Enobong Udoh, 38. Wisdom Okoro, from Orlu, Imo State, was arrested on April 11, 2021, at 10:45a.m. One Blessing Pius, of No 46, Adegboruwa Street, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, reported to the police that Enobong Udoh was found dead in her house, opposite Meras Hotel, along Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, on April 11, 2021, at about 10am. The police operatives immediately invited her boyfriend, Wisdom Okoro, for interrogation where he confessed that the deceased informed him that she was pregnant in February 2021 and he was in her...
Watch fans vibe to DMX’s Ruff Ryder Anthem as his body leaves the White Plains Hospital in New York, where he died
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Watch fans vibe to DMX’s Ruff Ryder Anthem as his body leaves the White Plains Hospital in New York, where he died

Fans of late rapper DMX were filmed vibing to his Ruff Ryder Anthem as his body left the White Plains Hospital in New York, where he died. The hip-hop icon, real name Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2.  He died on Friday, April 9. DMX is survived by his fifteen children, four of whom are shared with his former wife Tashera Simmons, who he was married to from 1999 to 2010.
South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building
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South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building

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

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

A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has passed away. Dr. Tukur died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja. Close family members, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, on Wednesday night, April 6. "His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said. The late Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State. Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria
I do Want to Marry and I Want to get it Right Once and For all – Rita Dominic
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I do Want to Marry and I Want to get it Right Once and For all – Rita Dominic

Actress, Rita Dominic, 45, has explained why she will not be rushing into the marriage institution. According to her, she wants to get married but wants to get it right once and for all. In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Rita who is in a relationship with publisher, Fidelis Anosike, said; “I respect the institution of marriage as my parents were married till they died, and they had a beautiful relationship. The problem is at some point, it begins to annoy you because of how much importance people have placed on it. I do want to marry, and I want to get it right once and for all. You know, we make such a big deal of it; we force people and put pressure on them to go in. “When they eventually rush into this union, they make mistakes because they were o...
Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Reveals how he Almost Died from Tuberculosis When he was 21
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Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Reveals how he Almost Died from Tuberculosis When he was 21

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

Real Housewives Of Atlanta alum Claudia Jordan apologized for mistakenly tweeting that rapper DMX had died. The 50-year-old New York rapper reportedly suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week and is in the ICU at White Plains Hospital in New York. He is also battling COVID-19. On Tuesday, April 6, Claudia, 47, wrote on her page: 'Rest in Paradise DMX,' only to later discover that the rapper is still alive. She then deleted her original tweet and then post: 'I'm sorry.' 'It's possible that she thought that the media had announced that DMX passed away,' wrote a Twitter user in the replies to her apology. 'I did,' confirmed Claudia who starred on just one season of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. 'I deleted it. And apologized. I feel awful.' She cont...
“Harry Potter” and “Chernobyl” star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour at 54
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“Harry Potter” and “Chernobyl” star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour at 54

English stage and screen actor, Paul Ritter, has died at the age of 54. In a statement, his agent told The Guardian that he died of a brain tumour at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons. “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” his agent said. “He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour. “Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill. He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly.” A familiar face to British television viewers and theatregoers, Ritter played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Ch...
Kaduna Lawmaker Dies Four Months after he was Reinstated by Appeal Court
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Kaduna Lawmaker Dies Four Months after he was Reinstated by Appeal Court

A member of the House of Representatives representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Suleiman Aliyu, has died. According to Daily Nigerian, the lawmaker died in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6, at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State after a brief illness. He was aged 53. The deceased had in November 2020, won his case at the Court of Appeal which reinstated him as both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the winner of the February 23, 2019 House of Representatives election for Lere Federal Constituency.
Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death
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Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death

Palace officials in Warri have today April 5 officially announced the passing of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri in Delta state Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu Of Warri, was reported to have died in December 2020 from COVID19 complications just a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. The palace initially denied the reports of his death, saying he was indisposed. However after a meeting today, Johnson Amatserunreleghe, one of the palace officials, announced the passing of the monarch saying the town will go into a period of mourning and that there shall be no celebrations in the town for a period of three months while mourning lasts. The palace announced Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, a prince, as the new Olu of Warri designate. The designate w...
Young Nigerian lady dies after she allegedly fell and hit her head on a hard surface
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Young Nigerian lady dies after she allegedly fell and hit her head on a hard surface

A young Nigerian lady identified as Blessing Nyityo has allegedly died from a head injury she sustained after a fall. According to her brother, the University of Mkar graduate fondly called Viju, went into coma after she slumped and hit her head somewhere on Easter Sunday, April 4.  She was rushed to the hospital where she later died Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh, who confirmed the sad news on Monday, April 5, said he called her sister after the incident and she assurred her that Blessing will come out of coma. "The news of your death wrecked my birthday yesterday blessing, haba !!! I spoke to your elder sister and assured her you will come out of the coma but God said come home my daughter. You have been a very strong lady, hardworking and lively. It's difficult to say good...
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 ...
Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Found Dead in his Bedroom
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Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Found Dead in his Bedroom

The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has died, the Catholic Church has said. The Archbishop was reportedly found dead in his bedroom on Saturday morning, April 3. He was aged 68. Fr Pius Male Ssentumbw confirmed the news in a statement released on Saturday afternoon. "With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest. Further arrangements will be communicated later," he said. Dr Lwanga was last seen in public on Friday, April 2, 2021, when he said mass at Rubaga Catholic chur...
Popular civil society leader, Innocent Chukwuma is dead
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Popular civil society leader, Innocent Chukwuma is dead

Founder of Cleen Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma, is dead. He died on Saturday evening at 55 after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, an aggressive cancer of the blood. His long time friend and associate, Edetaen Ojo, confirmed the sad incident. Ojo, the Executive Director of the Media Rights Agenda(MRA), said: “With profound shock & sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace.” Chukwuma read religious studies at the University of Nigeria (UNN) but gained prominence as a student union leader. He was a founding member of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) before he started CLEEN foundation. The father of three daughters was just diagnosed with the cancer on F...
COVID-19: How Yinka Odumakin Died – Wife, Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin
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COVID-19: How Yinka Odumakin Died – Wife, Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin

Wife of late Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, has said he died just when his condition was improving. Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin who confirmed her husband’s death to The Nation, disclosed he had been ill since March 10 and was recuperating. "It is true, my husband and friend has passed on. The darling of the media is gone." She said a big part of her is gone while describing him “irreplaceable soulmate”, stating he died of complications from respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 from which she claimed he already recovered from. In a statement on Saturday, She said: “With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness. “The ...
Soldiers allegedly Kill Five Youths Returning from a Wedding in Taraba after ‘Mistaking them for Kidnappers’
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Soldiers allegedly Kill Five Youths Returning from a Wedding in Taraba after ‘Mistaking them for Kidnappers’

Two of the youths killed Soldiers have allegedly killed five youths at Bassa village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State. According to Daily Trust, the young men were returning from a wedding ceremony in Garin-Baka around 12 midnight on Thursday, April 1, when soldiers on patrol mistook them for kidnappers and allegedly opened fire on them. Isah Umar, a student of Taraba State University, who managed to escape, told the publication he and his friends were riding on motorcycles back to their village, Basa, when they ran into the soldiers. Umar said that on sighting the convoy of their motorcycles, the soldiers opened fire on them. He escaped into the bush but his friend Habu Yerima who conveyed him on his motorcycle was not lucky as he was allegedly hit by a b...
Dragging the Governor into our family issues is nothing but cheap blackmail ” – Sister to Umahi’s former aide reacts
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Dragging the Governor into our family issues is nothing but cheap blackmail ” – Sister to Umahi’s former aide reacts

Afikpo North Local Government chairman, Barr. Obiageri Oko Enyi, has reacted to her brother's allegations against her and the Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi. LIB reported that the Special Assistant to Governor Umahi, on School Monitoring, Akpiko North LGA, Ogbonnia Oko Enyim, resigned his appointment on Tuesday March 30. The immediate past chairman of Afikpo North had accused the Governor of showing undue interest in his sister and denying him the right as the first son to organise a befitting burial for his father. In statement issued on Thursday April 1, Barr. Obiageli alleged that her elder brother has been frustrating every plan to bury their late father. According to Obiageri, their father, Omezue Simon Oko Enyim died since the 25th of February, 2020 and must be buried b...
Man Dies in Lone Fatal Accident in Anambra
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Man Dies in Lone Fatal Accident in Anambra

One person has been confirmed dead in a fatal accident that occurred at the Zik Roundabout in Onitsha, Anambra state on Thursday, April 1. According to reports, the crash was between an unidentified driver of a Toyota Highlander Jeep with registration number AWK399EX and a stationary Mark Truck without a registration number. FRSC officials in the state say the crash was caused by overspeeding on the part of the driver of the Toyota Highlander who lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the stationary parked Truck by the side of the road. The driver was taken to Toronto hospital Onitsha by FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost and confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at the Morgue.
Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison
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Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison

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

Yeovil Town captain and defender, Lee Collins has died at the age of 32. The club confirmed that the English footballer passed away on Wednesday, March 31, in a statement on their website. The cause of death is yet unknown. Collins had made eight National League appearances for the Glovers this season having joined from Forest Green Rovers in 2019, and was on the bench for the Glovers' 3-1 win over Barnet last Saturday. "All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins," said the club. "Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. "We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time. The club will make no further comment at this time. "Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has bee...
Footballer Toni Kroos reacts to plans by some countries to boycott the Qatar 2022 w/cup as reports allege 6,500 migrant workers have died in the country since 2010
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Footballer Toni Kroos reacts to plans by some countries to boycott the Qatar 2022 w/cup as reports allege 6,500 migrant workers have died in the country since 2010

World cup winning champion, Toni Kroos says "it's wrong" that Qatar were given 2022 World Cup hosting rights after reports alleging that thousands of migrant workers have died since the hosting rights of the competition were awarded to the gulf state eleven years ago. Germany have been among several countries to stage protests against alleged human rights violations in Qatar before their World Cup qualifying matches this month. A report from The Guardian showed a damning picture of working conditions and stated that more than 6,500 migrant workers have died in the Gulf State. However, Kroos does not think the problem will be solved by a proposed boycott of Qatar 2022. The report added that workers are subjected to very long hours in hot conditions without enough...
Man Beats his Wife to Death after Argument Over Pap in Niger state
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Man Beats his Wife to Death after Argument Over Pap in Niger state

The police in Niger state have arrested a 20-year-old man, Lawali Danladi, for allegedly beating his wife, Zulai , to death following an argument over the pap she prepared for him at their home in  Kadaura village in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA. Danladi who was paraded before newsmen at the police command headquarters in Minna, reportedly beat Zulai to a coma. She was rushed to the hospital where she died. Speaking to newsmen, Danladi said that he did not like the way she prepared the pap and in the cause of the argument, things got heated up which made him descend on her and beat her mercilessly. “I never knew she would die. It was just a misunderstanding over mere pap and I did not know that when she fainted, she would not wake up. I should never have beaten her. I regre...
Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead
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Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead

The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Agwu Ukpai, has died. The state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, announced the death of Mr. Ukpai. Okiyi-Kalu said Ukpai died in the early hours of on Tuesday March 30. The statement reads “It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness. Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress. He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in Gen...
‘George Floyd Died from Drug Overdose’ – Defence in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial tells Jury
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‘George Floyd Died from Drug Overdose’ – Defence in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial tells Jury

The defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial began his opening statement by telling the jury that George Floyd allegedly died from drugs and not by the actions of Chauvin. Attorney Eric Nelson told the jury there's evidence that is about more than 9 minutes of video. He then zeroed in on Floyd going to a market shortly before the police confrontation. He says employees from the market observed Floyd and believed he was under the influence of something. Nelson then raised the issue of Floyd allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Nelson says when police got the call from someone inside the market, they said Floyd appeared "drunk." He told the jury when Floyd was inside a car after leaving the market he had fallen asleep, again suggesting he was under the influence....
Woman Dies of Electric Shock after her Phone Fell in Bath While Charging
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Woman Dies of Electric Shock after her Phone Fell in Bath While Charging

A Russian woman has died of electric shock after her smartphone fell in the bath while she was charging it. Office worker Anastasia Scherbinina, 25, who had previously worked as an aide to the local MP, was taking a bath when she was electrocuted at her home in Novosibirsk, reports say. "She took a bath before going to sleep, and had her smartphone with her," said a report citing law enforcement. "It was almost out of charge, so she used a power cable, so as not to be apart with the smartphone even when taking a bath. "She dropped the phone and was electrocuted. "She died instantly." Police are understood to be investigating the circumstances of her death. The tragedy follows warnings from the Russian authorities and police following a succession of deaths from...
Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man
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Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man

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

Four pupils of Ejioku Secondary School in the Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state have died after a sand-laden truck crushed them to death on Monday March 29. According to reports, the pupils were going to school on a motorcycle when the truck crushed them to death along Iwo-Ibadan expressway. The unfortunate incident caused students of the school to vandalize articulated vehicles in Ejioku. "It happened less than one hour ago. Four pupils of the Ejioku secondary school were crushed by a truck. Students have started vandalising trucks in Ejioku. They are still here as I speak. Police must come around to ensure law and order. This is taking another dimension now. The students are on rampage'' an eyewitness said Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state pol...
Czech Republic’s richest man, Petr Kellner dies in Alaska helicopter crash
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Czech Republic’s richest man, Petr Kellner dies in Alaska helicopter crash

Petr Kellner, Czech Republic’s richest man has been killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska, his financial group PPF has said “We announce with the deepest grief that, in a helicopter accident in Alaska mountains on Saturday, March 27, the founder and majority owner of the PPF group, Mr Petr Kellner, died tragically,” PPF said in a statement. The 56-year-old billionaire and four others died in the crash, whose circumstances were being investigated.. Alaska State Troopers said Kellner and other victims were aboard an Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter when it went down near Knik Glacier northeast of Anchorage at 6.35pm on Saturday, March 27. A sixth person on board was in a serious but stable condition at an Anchorage hospital, Alaska State Troopers said. The others killed wer...
Governor Masari’s Aide Slumps, Dies During Wedding Ceremony in Katsina
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Governor Masari’s Aide Slumps, Dies During Wedding Ceremony in Katsina

Alhaji Rabe Ibrahim Jibia, a newly appointed Senior Special Assistant on Security, Daura Zone, to Katsina State Governor,  Aminu Bello Masari, has died. It was gathered that Alhaji Jibia slumped on Saturday, March 27, during the wedding fatiha of the daughter of the Special Adviser on Security matters to Governor Masari, Alhaji Ibrahim Katsina at Banu Commasie, GRA Katsina. The aide was rushed to the Government House Hospital where he was pronounced dead by doctors The deceased, said to be a retired personnel of the DSS, has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
57 year old Paedophile who Raped 7 Year Old Girl in Public Toilet and Filmed it Dies in Prison
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57 year old Paedophile who Raped 7 Year Old Girl in Public Toilet and Filmed it Dies in Prison

A 57 year old paedophile, Anthony Sampieri, who filmed himself raping a seven-year-old girl at the toilet of a dance school has died in prison. Sampieri was the first paedophile in Australia to be given a life sentence for sexually abusing a child. Sampieri who was on parole at the time, attacked his victim at knifepoint in a men's toilet cubicle at a school in suburban Sydney, Australia, in November 2018. He was tried and jailed for life and had been suffering from terminal liver cancer since. According to 9News reports, he died at 8.30pm on Sunday, March 28 at Long Bay Prison. The self-confessed crystal meth addict, had threatened to cut the girl's throat if she made any noise during the attack at a Kogarah dance studio. He wrapped a cord around her neck, bound ...
Woman Dies While Speeding to Catch her ‘Cheating’ husband
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Woman Dies While Speeding to Catch her ‘Cheating’ husband

A Ghanaian woman died in an accident while allegedly speeding to catch her "cheating" husband. According to reports, the deceased had been reliably informed that her husband had been seen with another woman. As she rushed off to catch him in the act, she had an accident. Ghanaian journalist, Mabel Aku Banesseh broke the news, writing: "A woman died on the motorway.She was going to Tema to verify claims there was a woman in her husband’s car. She never got there to even know whether or not the said woman was her hubby’s cousin.co-worker or mere friend. Don’t allow lies to lead you to your grave."
Speeding driver kills himself and a female pedestrian in a lone accident
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Speeding driver kills himself and a female pedestrian in a lone accident

A speeding driver has died and so has a female pedestrian who he hit along Obiuno Road in Igbo Ukwu, Anambra State. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the death of the pair in a lone accident that occurred on Saturday, March 27. The FRSC Sector Commander in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN): "an unidentified driver of a Lexus car with registration number KSF403GD was on top speed and lost control of the vehicle. "He knocked down two women crossing the road and crashed into a building by the side of the road. "Four people were involved in the crash – two male adults and two female adults. "The victims were taken to Apex Hospital in Igbo Ukwu by a good Samaritan before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Igbo Ukwu Command. "...
Nigerian Comedian, Calibird Dies after a Brief illness
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Nigerian Comedian, Calibird Dies after a Brief illness

Nigerian comedian, Caleb Itietie aka Calibird, has died. He died at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos state today March 27, after a brief illness. His colleagues have taken to social media to express shock at his passing. Comedian, Efewarriboy while reacting news of Calibird's demise, wrote ''Jeeeeeeesus I don’t understand this one ooooo. RIP MY BRO CALLI'' Comedian, Edopikin on his part, wrote ''Hmmmm so na so this life just reach ??? I have never used this here before , but CALLIBIRD why bro why. Rest on bro , Rest on my colleague , Rest on my friend , rest on my brother''
Prolific Poet and Actor, Craig Grant Dies at 52
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Prolific Poet and Actor, Craig Grant Dies at 52

American actor and poet, Craig 'muMs' Grant, who starred in HBO's Oz  has died at the age of 52. LAByrinth Theater Company, of which he was a member, released a statement announcing his passing. No cause of death was revealed yet. "The LAByrinth Theater family is deeply saddened to share the news of the unexpected loss of Craig 'muMs' Grant," the post read. "We'll forever miss our friend, brother, LAB member, Emcee, mentor, poet, actor, spoken-word giant, and fire-breathing teddy bear. muMs' presence, performances, and words inspired a generation. His legacy will live on, from the Bronx and into the beyond. Keep rocking the mic, Schemer!" On the acclaimed Oz, which ran from 1997 to 2003, Grant portrayed Arnold "Poet" Jackson, a heroin addict and prisoner who recites poetry for...
Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him
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Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him

A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August 2020, while Blake was about to get into an SUV during a domestic dispute. The shooting of Blake, captured on video sparked another protest over police brutality and racism. It happened three months after George Floyd, another black man died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis. Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Blake said he picked it up before heading to a vehicle to drive away with two of his children in the b...
Starved Lion In Kaduna Zoo Died Two Weeks After Viral Reports ― Official
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Starved Lion In Kaduna Zoo Died Two Weeks After Viral Reports ― Official

Four months ago around November 2020, there was widespread concern over the discovery of a starved lion in a zoo at Gamji creational Park Kaduna. Recall that a visitor who went to the creational park to relax went to the zoo section only to find a starved lion on the verge of dying. However, unknown to the workers of the park, the visitor secretly used his phone to take the footage of the starved lion and posted it on social media. Accompanying the footage the visitor wrote, “I was so surprised. I felt so nervous and uneasy because it was my first time seeing a lion live. This is my first time in a zoo. I virtually saw them in movies, news and magazines. Actually, most of the animals in the zoo are not well-fed. They lack proper treatment or let me say-malnutrition,’’ It, how...
Lazio midfielder Daniel Guerini dies at 19 after car accident in Italy
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Lazio midfielder Daniel Guerini dies at 19 after car accident in Italy

Reports in Italy say the accident took place around 8pm on Wednesday, March 24, and two others who were involved in the accident are in critical condition. Lazio tweeted on Wednesday evening: "We are shocked by the pain. The president and all the people involved with Lazio are together with the family of the young Daniel Guerini. According to Italian newspaper Gazetta, Guerini's vehicle collided head-on with a Mercedes A-Class, with two passengers in his car rushed to hospital. The driver of the A-Class, a 68-year-old man, was also transported to hospital but with less serious injuries. Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of the crash. Guerini started his career in Lazio's youth system before joining Torino on a free transfer in 2016.' He then p...
How Diego Maradona Practised ‘Hand of God’ Goal against England – Teammate, Valdano opens up
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How Diego Maradona Practised ‘Hand of God’ Goal against England – Teammate, Valdano opens up

  Diego Maradona’s former teammate, Jorge Valdano , has revealed how the Argentina football great practised his famous ‘Hand of God’ goal he scored against England at the 1986 World Cup on the training ground before the match. The late football icon captained the South American giants when they won the 1986 World Cup. Maradona helped Argentina to knock England out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals by punching the ball past Peter Shilton and into the net with his hand. Maradona died at the age of 60 in November last year Gary Lineker scored a consolation goal for the Three Lions in the 81st minute, with England losing the match 2-1. “He had worked on it in training. It wasn’t the first time,” Valdano said in “D10S” a book on Maradona. “When I took corners ...
Rick Ross Narrates how he Passed out During Sex and the Girl Thought he had Died
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Rick Ross Narrates how he Passed out During Sex and the Girl Thought he had Died

Rick Ross has narrated the effect Codeine addiction had on him. The rapper revealed that he was addicted to Lean (a concoction of cough syrup, soda, hard candy, and, in some cases, alcohol) and it started affecting the quality of his life. He explained that he started becoming unconscious at the red light and at other inconvenient times and places. He added that he once passed out while having sex? and the girl cried because she thought he died. "I was having sex before and I woke up and the girl just next to me [while imitating the girl’s crying voice]" Rick Ross said.
Nigerian Man and his two Young Children Die in Car Crash in South Africa
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Nigerian Man and his two Young Children Die in Car Crash in South Africa

A Nigerian man identified as Ifeanyi Mbah and his two children were killed in a fatal car accident in South Africa. His wife, Nomabandla Mbah, 33, was the only survivor in the accident that occurred in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape on Monday night, March 22. It was gathered that the family had been travelling along the N2, near Bluewater Bay, when their car veered off the road and hit a barrier. Ifeanyi, 42, and their two sons, Uchenna, 6, and Chinedu, one, died at the scene. Nomabandla was taken to a clinic in Motherwell, where she received treatment for a knee injury. Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge, who confirmed the incident, said it appeared that the husband had been driving the vehicle when the accident occurred, but it was not known yet what had caused hi...

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