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Update: Police never Tortured Omolola Ejioye to Death, he fell ill – CP Lagos
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Update: Police never Tortured Omolola Ejioye to Death, he fell ill – CP Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has refuted claims of alleged torture and killing of Omolola Rotimi Ejioye, by policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti. LIB reported that Ejioye, aka Eji, died in police custody on May 7, five days after he was allegedly arrested at Ladega area of Ikorodu. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, in a statement issued on Monday, May 10, said late Ejioye was not tortured to dead but died at Falomo Police Hospital, Ikoyi, where he was admitted after falling sick. "The Lagos State Police Command has deemed it necessary to refute and clear the air on the alleged torture and killing of one Omolola Rotimi Ejioye, aka Eji, by the operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba on Sunday...
Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye
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Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo , were among the family and friends who attended the night of tribute and worship for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye. The night of tribute took place at the Redemption camp on Monday May 10. Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Tuesday May 4. He was 42 years old. See more photos below...
Adele’s Estranged dad, Mark Evans Dies Aged 57 after Battle with Cancer
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Adele’s Estranged dad, Mark Evans Dies Aged 57 after Battle with Cancer

Grammy Award winning singer, Adele's father has died at 57 after years of disputes and public rows. Adele, 33, has previously spoken of her fractured relationship with dad, Mark Evans, who had been suffering from cancer. Mark walked out on Adele's mother Penny when Adele was three and returned to his native Wales. In 2017 Adele infamously told the audience during her Grammys speech; “Thank you to my manager because the comeback, as it were, was completely masterminded by him. “And you executed it incredibly, and I owe you everything. “We’ve been together for ten years, and I love you like you’re my dad. I love you so, so much. “I don’t love my dad, that’s the thing. That doesn’t mean a lot. I love you like I would love my dad.” Mark once claimed that he and ...
Strange illness spreads in Kano, six dead, 46 hospitalised
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Strange illness spreads in Kano, six dead, 46 hospitalised

The Kano state government on Monday confirmed that six persons died of a strange disease in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Health of the state, Dr Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, who confirmed this said 46 other affected persons had been hospitalised. Mr Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the disease broke out in Gandun Koya village on May 7, and spread to adjourning communities. “The cause of the outbreak can be attributed to open defecation and poor sanitation in the communities. “The patients presented symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. “Six persons died of the disease, 28 were discharged and 18 others are still on admission,” he  said. Mr Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the ministry had begun investigation to unravel the cause of the disease.
Man Shoots Six including Girlfriend Before turning Gun on himself
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Man Shoots Six including Girlfriend Before turning Gun on himself

Seven people, including the gunman, are dead following a shooting at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, May 9. The Colorado Springs Police Department said they received reports of the incident at 12:18am on Sunday and officers arrived at the scene to find six dead adults inside the property. A seventh adult victim was rushed to hospital, but sadly died of their injuries following the shoot out which took place within a mobile home community. It is believed the suspect was the boyfriend of one of the female victims. He reportedly arrived at the residence, walked into the property, and started shooting, before going on to take his own life. Children were also present at the scene but were uninjured. The children have since been taken to t...
Singer, Kehinde Oshadipe Welcomes Second Child
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Singer, Kehinde Oshadipe Welcomes Second Child

Kehinde Oshadipe, the other half of the now-defunct singing duo, Oshadipe twins, has welcomed her second child. Taiwo, her other twin sister, died in October 2014. Kehinde welcomed her baby on Mother's day, May 9. Sharing the good news on Instagram, she wrote ''I had alot of plans for this mother's day like recording a video singing for all mothers and all but am here celebrating my new addition. Thank God for safe delivery. #mumoftwo. Wait on my pics people... Happy Mother's Day!'' Congrats to her!
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, Mocks Pastor Adeboye Over the Death of his Son
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Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, Mocks Pastor Adeboye Over the Death of his Son

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has mocked the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the sudden death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. Pastor Dare, 42, died in his sleep in his home in Eket, Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday, May 4. In a live session on Facebook with his publicist, Olayomi Koiki, Igbogho did not mince words as he mocked Adeboye over his loss. According to the activist, Adeboye who is an elder states man in Yorubaland has been silent as Fulanis have continued to kill men and women in Yoruba land.  He said he would not ''greet''  or sympathize with Adeboye because the clergyman doesn't support the call for a Yoruba nation. “Has Baba supported the Yoruba nation that we will now be greeting him? We don’t nee...
Baby with Covid dies after being ‘abandoned’ by parents who ‘feared catching virus’
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Baby with Covid dies after being ‘abandoned’ by parents who ‘feared catching virus’

A baby with Covid died after being abandoned by its parents because they feared they would catch the virus, it has been reported.   The two-month-old child tested positive before dying on Sunday evening in the Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital in the Jammu region of India. Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh said the baby was admitted at around 7am but died hours later. “The baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and other problems and he died of cardiac arrest at around 8pm,” he said, reports India Today “Soon after cardiac arrest, [an] RAT test was done which came [back] positive, after which we asked his parents to undergo Covid test as well, but instead of going for testing, they ran away.” The parents have continually failed to respond to calls from ...
Father Who Punched 5-year-old Son to Death over Cheesecake Pleads Guilty to Homicide
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Father Who Punched 5-year-old Son to Death over Cheesecake Pleads Guilty to Homicide

A Wisconsin man who punched his 5-year-old son to death over a slice of cake has pleaded guilty to homicide. Travis Stackhouse, 30, pleaded to second-degree reckless homicide, child abuse, and child neglect this week in the June 2019 death of his 5-year-old son, Sir Amer Stackhouse, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. His guilty plea came after two days of witness testimony in his trial and after prosecutors introduced his taped confession as evidence, according to the report. Prosecutors alleged that the father was upset that his children were eating most of his Father’s Day cheesecake, and punched his son and smacked the boy’s face with the back of his hand, which contains metal from a surgery, according to the newspaper. The child was reportedly pronounced dead earl...
OAP Kemi Smallzz Loses her Father
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OAP Kemi Smallzz Loses her Father

The media personality shared the sad news on Twitter with a tribute which expressed how agonizing it is.  Kemi also described her father as her "guy and friend". She tweeted; My daddy died. I can’t breathe. That’s my guy , my friend. What am I going to do now ? If I’m missing , I’m not lost . I’m just trying to remember how to breathe . Don’t ask if I’m okay, I’m not .
Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare
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Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare

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

Leke Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG has reacted to calls from people asking him to stay strong following the death of his brother, Pastor Dare. Pastor Dare who is one of the sons of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, May 4. Following his demise, many people have taken to Leke's social media page to commiserate with him. Some however asked him to stay strong in this very trying time. Responding to their comment, Leke pointed out that Weakness is a form of strength. See his post below
Nigerian Rapper Zumzy Dies after Posting “Had too Much Potential. Good night world.”
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Nigerian Rapper Zumzy Dies after Posting “Had too Much Potential. Good night world.”

Up and coming Nigerian rapper, Michael Ozumba Uchemba, popularly known as Zumzy Brown, has died after suffering an asthmatic attack. Zumzy Brown was, until his death, a 300 level student of Political Science at the Veritas University, Abuja. He was said to have been rushed to Wuse General Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, after the attack but didn't survive it. Before he died, he wrote on WhatsApp status: "Had too much potential. Good night world." There are also screenshots of messages purported to be from him to his girlfriend.  In it, he's seen declaring his love for her and asking her to forgive him if he's ever worried her. Friends have gone on Facebook to mourn him.
RCCG Officially Announces the Passing of Pastor Adeboye’s son; asks for the Family’s privacy
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RCCG Officially Announces the Passing of Pastor Adeboye’s son; asks for the Family’s privacy

The Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG has released a statement announcing the passing of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. According to the statement, Pastor Dare died on Tuesday, May 4. The church, in the statement, asked that the family be granted privacy. Read the statement below ''It is with a deep and heartfelt sense of loss, we announce the departure of our beloved son, brother, husband and father, Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye. Who went to be with the Lord on the 4th of May, 2021. His life was well lived as he served the Lord without reserve, giving effortlessly and leading fearlessly. He was crowned by the Lord with blessings of 3 seeds and a beautiful wife. Though shaken, our anchor remains Jesus Christ in whom we ...
James Bond actor, Frank McRae Dies after Suffering Heart attack
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James Bond actor, Frank McRae Dies after Suffering Heart attack

Licence To Kill actor, Frank McRae, has died at the age of 80 after suffering a heart attack, it has been announced. He died in California, his heartbroken daughter has confirmed. He is survived by his son Marcellus and his grandchildren Camden, Jensen and Holden. McRae played the role of Sharkey in the Bond classic. His comical role earned him fans all across the world. He also appeared in Last Action Hero Fans have paid tribute on social media following news of McRae’s death. A message posted by the official James Bond Twitter reads: "We are sorry to hear that Frank McRae, who played Sharkey in Licence To Kill, has passed away. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends."
RCCG Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, loses first son
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RCCG Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, loses first son

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has lost his first son. Pastor Dare Adeboye, who is the third child and the first son of Pastor EA Adeboye, died at the age of 42. He would have turned 43 next month June 9, 2021.   Dare Adeboye was a life coach, visionary leader, motivator, bridge builder and the first son of Baba Adeboye.   Pastor Dare with his mother   According to reports, Pastor Dare Adeboye officiated service on Sunday, May 2, and showed no sign of being ill.   He died in his sleep on Wednesday, May 5, in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.   According to an unconfirmed report, he retired to his bedroom on Wednesday and asked not to be ...
Hit-and-run driver kills popular pharmacist in Edo
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Hit-and-run driver kills popular pharmacist in Edo

A top pharmacist identified as Austin Umweni, has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Benin City, Edo state while jogging.   It was gathered that Umweni, the proprietor of Austin Pharmacy, was jogging in the early hours of Wednesday, May 5, along Airport Road when the driver said to be driving a Mercedes Benz car hit him. He died on the spot.   The remains of the top pharmacist have been deposited at a morgue in the state capital.   Meanwhile, the family of the deceased went to the state traffic division on Sapele Road and asked the authorities to fish out his killer.   A worker at the pharmacy store located on Igun street described the deceased as a compassionate man.   Spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, Kontongs Bel...
Imo Poly Student and his Sister Die in Ghastly auto crash while travelling to Port Harcourt for their Mother’s Birthday
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Imo Poly Student and his Sister Die in Ghastly auto crash while travelling to Port Harcourt for their Mother’s Birthday

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Ifeanyi Daniel Iwuanyanwu and his sister, Vera, have died in a ghastly motor accident. It was gathered that the accident occurred on Monday night, May 2, while the siblings were travelling to Port Harcourt, Rivers state, to celebrate their mother's birthday. Both reportedly died on the spot. Until his death, Daniel was the general course representative of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology. The death of the siblings, said to be the only children of their parents, has thrown the entire polytechnic community into mourning. Friends, classmates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn them. President of NASTES, Comrade Uzoma Stephen, who confirmed the sad news in a statement on Tuesday, described la...
Author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Prof. Felicia Adedoyin, Dies at 83
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Author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Prof. Felicia Adedoyin, Dies at 83

Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, the author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, has died after a brief illness. She died on Saturday, May 1, 2021, according to Inside Oyo. Prof. Adedoyin, who lectured at the University of Lagos and was a consultant with the United Nations, wrote the National Pledge in 1976. She was inspired to write the pledge following questions by her children who had been used to reciting the Oath of Allegiance while in school in New York, and the State Pledge in Achimota School, Ghana. Prof. Adedoyin published the Pledge in the Daily Times in July 15, 1976, in an article titled "Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge’". It was shown to the then Head of State, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, who modified it and introduced it to the country during...
One Killed as Building Collapses in Police Barracks
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One Killed as Building Collapses in Police Barracks

A young lady identified as Peace Bulus has died after a bungalow in the Mounted Troop Police Barracks in Ikeja, Lagos State partially collapsed on her and also broke the arm of her sister on Tuesday, May 4. According to reports, the deceased, her mother, Hauwa, and three other siblings were sleeping in their one-room apartment when an implosion occurred. The lintel of the door suddenly fell, smashed Peace’s skull, and broke her sister’s arm. While Peace's body has been deposited in the morgue, her injured sister alongside their mother, who fainted from shock, were rushed to the Police Clinic in Ikeja for treatment. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead
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Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead

  A former Southampton midfielder, Alan McLoughlin, is dead. He passed away at the age of 54. Southampton made the announcement in a tweet via its Twitter handle on Tuesday. “#SaintsFC is saddened to learn of the passing of former midfielder Alan McLoughlin, aged 54. “Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and loved ones,” Southampton’s tweet read. McLoughlin represented the Republic of Ireland national team 42 times. He also played for Swindon, Portsmouth, Wigan and Rochdale, among other clubs, during his football career. McLoughlin scored the goal that took the Republic of Ireland to the 1994 World Cup when he scored in a qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears
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Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears

Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by an "angry" police officer, a murder trial jury has heard. On Tuesday, May 4, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told West Mercia Police Constable Benjamin Monk denies the murder and manslaughter of the 48-year-old former footballer, who played for a number of clubs, including Aston Villa, Manchester City, Ipswich Town, and Sheffield Wednesday. Monk is alleged to have fired a Taser weapon at Atkinson for 33 seconds, or more than six times longer than the standard five-second phase, and while he was on the ground and apparently unresponsive, kicked him in the head twice with such force the imprint of Monk’s laces were left on Atkinson’s forehead. Another ...
Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego
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Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego

Four people died and 25 were injured Sunday May 2, after a boat used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized off the coast of San Diego, authorities have revealed. The vessel, a 40-foot cabin cruiser, “broke apart” on a reef near Point Loma, west of downtown San Diego, said Lt. Rick Romero of the San Diego Lifeguard Service. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. The boat’s operator is in custody, officials say although no one on the vessel has been identified. Crews are scheduled to continue to their search through the night, the Coast Guard said. Jeff Stephenson, San Diego sector chief with Customs and Border Patrol, said it wasn’t clear where the boat had come from or what the nationalities of its passengers were. An...
Diego Maradona’s Medical Team was ‘Inappropriate, Deficient and Reckless’, Investigation into his Death Finds
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Diego Maradona’s Medical Team was ‘Inappropriate, Deficient and Reckless’, Investigation into his Death Finds

Diego Maradona's medical team acted in an "inappropriate, deficient and reckless way", an investigation into his death has found. The Argentinian football legend, 60, died in November 2020 from heart attack weeks after he underwent brain surgery. His death sent shockwaves and also sparked a flurry of accusation on who was to blame after his long battle with addiction and ill health. Prosecutors in Argentina later launched an investigation, including searches of the World Cup's winner's property and that of his personal doctor and others involved in his care. Now, the probe into his last moments has concluded that he did not receive the best medical attention. In a report dated 30 April and shared with the Reuters news agency, investigators said: "The action of the health...
Gunmen kill two policemen and burn five police vehicles in Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen kill two policemen and burn five police vehicles in Akwa Ibom

Two police officers have been confirmed dead after gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked the Ikono Police Divisional Headquarters at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo around 3 am in the early hours of today May 1.   Confirming the incident, the Chief Press Secretary to Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area, Nsisong Ntuk, said the hoodlums even hoisted their flag at the police station.   A statement from Ntuk reads “Today, Saturday 1st May 2021, the Executive Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area received a distress call about the invasion of the Police Station at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo by criminals alleged to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by 3 am. In the ensuing melee two police officers were killed, five vehicles burnt, and...
Nigerian Man Stabbed to Death While trying to Protect his Son in the U.K
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Nigerian Man Stabbed to Death While trying to Protect his Son in the U.K

A Nigerian dad, 40, was stabbed to death on a busy London street while trying to protect his son. Michael Olatunde Fadayomi, who has been hailed as a "pillar of the community", was a football coach and a devoted single dad who was popular in the community. He was knifed after a fight started on the top floor of a busy bus in North West London on Thursday, April 29. Witnesses said Mr Fadayomi's teenage son - understood to be heading to football training - "had some problems on the bus with someone". When his father intervened, the confrontation escalated and spilled out onto the pavement. The son - who has not been named - desperately tried to intervene as his father was repeatedly stabbed before an ambulance arrived. Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly ...
Eight Persons Feared Dead and 36 Others Injured as Palm-oil Laden Truck Plunges into Ditch in Osun
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Eight Persons Feared Dead and 36 Others Injured as Palm-oil Laden Truck Plunges into Ditch in Osun

At least eight persons have allegedly died and 36 others injured after a palm oil-laden truck plunged into a ditch in Osogbo, Osun State in the early hours of today, May 1. According to reports, the occupants who were mostly traders were sleeping on the truck, a Volvo FL7, with registration number KMC 35 ZJ, when the accident happened. The truck was ascending the November 27 overhead bridge opposite the NECO office when the driver lost control as the truck could not ascend the bridge. The truck then went on a reverse and fell into the ditch. “The accident happened around 2 am when some of us were sleeping on top of the kegs of palm oil in the truck. The truck fell into the ditch and about 10 of us were killed while others have been taken to Osun State University Teaching Hospita...
Indian woman Dies of Covid two Hours after Police ‘took away her Oxygen Cylinder from her Hospital bed to Give it to a VIP’
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Indian woman Dies of Covid two Hours after Police ‘took away her Oxygen Cylinder from her Hospital bed to Give it to a VIP’

An Indian woman has died after the police allegedly took her oxygen cylinder away from her hospital bed to give to a VIP amid a shortage of medical oxygen in the country. Video shared on social media shows a man crying and begging in front of the Uttar Pradesh police not to take away his mother’s oxygen cylinder. 'My mother will die if you take away her oxygen cylinder,' Anmol Goyal, 22, told the police as the cylinder was carried out of the hospital on Tuesday night, April 27. He and his 17-year-old brother were said to have sourced the oxygen themselves, bringing it to the Covid ward and placing it by their mother's bed. Their mother, who was admitted to a private hospital in Agra in Uttar Pradesh for Covid-19 complications, died two hours after the police allegedly t...
“Such an Insensitive Question” – OAP Toolz Reacts to Pastor Ituah Ighodalo’s Interview on Remarrying Months after his Wife’s Death
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“Such an Insensitive Question” – OAP Toolz Reacts to Pastor Ituah Ighodalo’s Interview on Remarrying Months after his Wife’s Death

OAP Tolu Oniru-Demuren aka Toolz, has said she is appalled at the question thrown at Pastor Ituah Ighodalo on remarrying months after the death of his wife, IbiIbidunni. In an interview with Silverbird TV, one of the hosts had asked the Senior Pastor of Trinity House when he will be having another woman in his life. He stated that he and his late wife had a phenomenal relationship, adding that he gave her everything and no longer has much to give to anybody. Toolz shared a screenshot of the interview on Instagram story saying that the question is insensitive given that it is not even a year since his wife died.
Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide
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Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide

An influencer and her boyfriend have died after they reportedly fell from a 12th-floor apartment to their deaths in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. The horrific incident was filmed by witnesses in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 27. The victims were identified as Sarah Arauco and Dagner Rojas. Neighbours said they heard the pair arguing before their death. One video shows Rojas dangle from the window before falling, with a second video showing the incident from a different angle. Rojas' fall was filmed by neighbours just moments after his girlfriend was seen falling from the same spot. Neighbours told local newspaper Milenio they heard the pair arguing before the tragic i...
Anne Buydens Douglas, Widow of Late actor Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102
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Anne Buydens Douglas, Widow of Late actor Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102

Anne Douglas, the widow of Kirk Douglas and stepmother of Michael Douglas has died at the age of 102. Douglas died at her home on Thursday, April 30, in Beverly Hills, according to an obituary provided by spokeswoman Marcia Newberger. No cause of death was given. Her death comes more than a year after her husband Kirk, who was known for "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and other iconic films died on Feb. 5, 2020. He was 103. The couple, who both met in Paris while he was filming “Act of Love” and she was doing publicity, were married for more than 65 years after tying the knot in May 1954. Together, Douglas and Kirk had two sons: Peter, 65, and Eric, who died in 2004 at age 46. She was also stepmother to actor Michael Douglas, 76, and producer Joel Douglas, 74, Kirk's children ...
Woman Dies During 14 day Fasting Session to Save her Troubled Marriage
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Woman Dies During 14 day Fasting Session to Save her Troubled Marriage

A middle-aged woman has died while undergoing a 14-day fasting and prayer session to save her troubled marriage in the Isheri Olofin area of Lagos State. Punch reports that late Owoyele had sought spiritual help regarding her matrimonial challenges at the Christ Apostolic Church, Ori-Oke Gbogunmi, aka Ajanpelenbe Mountain, located on Pipeline Road, Isheri Olofin (pictured above). She was said to have been placed on 14-day fasting and prayer, but on the 10th day, things took a tragic turn as she suddenly collapsed after the morning prayers inside the church. Speaking on the incident, the resident pastor, Alfred Sunday, said after late Owoyele lost consciousness during the spiritual exercise, she was rushed to the Igando General Hospital for treatment where she sadly lost her life....
44 People Crushed to Death, Over 150 Hurt after Stampede at Religious Bonfire Festival in Israel
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44 People Crushed to Death, Over 150 Hurt after Stampede at Religious Bonfire Festival in Israel

At least 44 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people injured in a stampede after midnight Thursday, April 29, at a religious bonfire festival in Israel. The incident happened at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron, Israel, medics said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  called the incident "a terrible disaster." The Magen David Adom rescue service said 38 people had been killed at the scene. It said its paramedics treated dozens of people, including 18 in a serious condition, 2 who were moderately hurt, and 80 lightly injured. All the wounded were evacuated to hospitals. The wounded were taken to the Ziv hospital in Safed, the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, Rambam hospital in Haifa, Poriya hospital in Tiberias, and Hadas...
Footballer Gonzalo Higuain loses mum after battle with cancer
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Footballer Gonzalo Higuain loses mum after battle with cancer

Former Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain’s mum, Nancy Zacarias’ has died after losing a long battle with cancer. She died aged just 64. The news came just days after the Higuain, 33, and his brother Federico, 36, made MLS history after both scored in the same game in Inter Miami's 2-1 win at Philadephia Union. In a statement on Wednesday, April 28, Inter Miami revealed it was saddened to hear of Nancy Zacarias’ death on Monday as it offered its condolences. The club wrote: “The Inter Miami CFC family is saddened to hear of the passing of Gonzalo and Federico Higuain’s beloved mother Nancy Zacarias. “Our deepest condolences go out to our players and their entire family during this difficult time. “We give the Higuains our full support as they cope w...
First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90
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First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90

Michael Collins, the command pilot of the first crewed mission to the moon, has died aged 90 following a "valiant battle" with cancer. Collins was the command pilot of Apollo 11 in the first crewed mission to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. His family said in a statement: "We will miss him terrible. Yet we also know how lucky Mike felt to have lived the life he did. "Please join us fondly in remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose, and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back from Earth from the vantage of space." "We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer. "He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side. "We will miss him terribly...
Actress Aisha Lawal Slams Social Media Reports claiming she Died During childbirth
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Actress Aisha Lawal Slams Social Media Reports claiming she Died During childbirth

Aisha Lawal has been forced to release a video to counter reports that she died during childbirth. Photos of actress, Aisha Lawal, has been flying around on Facebook with people paying tribute and claiming she died after delivering a baby boy.   Responding via Instagram, the actress slammed those spreading the false report. She added in the caption: WHOEVER IS BEHIND THIS WILL CONTINUALLY SEE THE WRATH OF GOD, I SHALL LIVE TO FULFIL GOD'S PROMISES IN MY LIFE, NOT NOW, NOT IN THE NEXT 100 YEARS FOR I SERVE A LIVING GOD, NO WEAPON FORMED OR FASHIONED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER, FOR WE ARE IN THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN, ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL PRESERVE MY LIFE IN GOOD HEALTH AND WEALTH WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS. ASEBI EMURASI, E KONTINU LATI MA BA OLORUN NI IWAJU. EMI...
Oko Poly Student allegedly Stabbed to Death by Caretaker over Water
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Oko Poly Student allegedly Stabbed to Death by Caretaker over Water

A caretaker of one of the off campus lodges at the Federal Polytechnic Oko, has allegedly stabbed a student to death over issues surrounding the pumping of water. The deceased identified as Abuchi, an ND2 student of the Department of Public Administration was stabbed on the neck by the caretaker at Currency Lodge on Saturday, April 24. The caretaker It was gathered that the deceased and other tenants had gone to caretaker to complain about lack of water. The complaint led to a fight between both parties during which the caretaker stabbed Abuchi. Abuchi was rushed to a nearby hospital by his lodge mates where he was confirmed dead. The suspect was said to have fled after the student died. Police officers attached to the Oko Division reportedly arrived the scene in the...
How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals
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How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals

An accountant who was shot by robbers in Lagos died after allegedly being rejected by hospitals. Odiri Onosigho, 32, was waiting at the First Gate bus stop, Festac, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on April 15, when he was shot by robbers trying to collect his phone. His sister, who spoke to Punch, narrated how he died after Lagos hospitals allegedly rejected him due to a lack of police report. On the fateful day, Odiri and his friend, Michelle, were at the bus stop around 6am, waiting to board a bus to work. While waiting, robbers appeared suddenly and shot Odiri in the chest while dispossessing him of his phone. Passers-by and commuters ran to safety and when Michelle returned to search for Odiri, she found him lying on the ground in a pool...
Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack
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Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack

Dr. Zakariya Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health was killed when armed bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of the state. LIB reported that the heavily armed gunmen stormed the church stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said four other worshippers were abducted in the attack. Also confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige said one Shehu Haruna was injured in the attack. "Preliminary investigation conducted so far revealed that, four persons are m...
Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers
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Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers

Bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State killing a medical doctor while four worshippers were reportedly abducted. A survivor, Yakubu Bala, said the bandits stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. Bala said his uncle. Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, was shot dead by the bandits. "Church service was going on when herdsmen just came and surrounded the church and started shooting. They came at about 9am. They were many and were riding on motorcycles. They started shooting indiscriminately as we scapered for safety," he narrated. "My uncle,  Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, was k...
15-year-old Boy Electrocuted in Benue
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15-year-old Boy Electrocuted in Benue

A 15-year-old boy, Emmanuel Ameh, has been electrocuted in Achusah area of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. It was gathered that the deceased, a student of Benue State University Technical College, died due to the alleged negligence of the staff of Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JED, in Makurdi. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, April 22, uncle to the deceased, Samuel Olokpo, said officials of JED came to the house when everyone had gone to work and disconnected electric lines belonging to four households. "On Monday morning, April 19, when everybody had gone to work and school, JED staff went to do their round of disconnection of customers who were indebted to the company. In the afternoon, some of our neighbours’ kids were playing around the pole and one of them m...
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...
Photos from the Lying-in-State of Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin
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Photos from the Lying-in-State of Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin

The funeral rites of former spokesperson of Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, kicked off today April 22, with a lying-in-state of his body and service of songs at the Police College, Ikeja Lagos. His body will leave Lagos for Moro, his country home, in Ife North LGA of Osun State On Friday, April 23 where a Christian wake keep will be held at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, to be followed by a candlelight procession. His body will be interred on Saturday, April 24 Odumakin died from COVID19-related complications at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital isolation centre on Friday, April 2.
‘I am Alive” – Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Reacts after a GoFundMe Page was Created for her ”Burial ”
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‘I am Alive” – Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Reacts after a GoFundMe Page was Created for her ”Burial ”

South African music star, Yvonne Chaka Chaka has reacted to an unknown social media user posting her obituary on the internet and starting a GoFundMe page for her “burial”. Yvonne Chaka Chaka who debunked news of her death, told her followers that a ''fool''  posted her obituary, implying she had died and asked people to contribute towards her burial costs. She also revealed that she has reported the incident to security agents. She tweeted; Some FOOL posted my Obituary and even asked people to contribute in a go fund me acc. For my burial. How mean can you be. So to the Devil I am alive and kicking I am going nowhere.thank you all for the love and support. Don’t fund Evil he asked for some go fund. We need to find this devil ...
Sad! Comedienne Ada Jesus has died
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Sad! Comedienne Ada Jesus has died

Comedienne, Ada Jesus, has died. She died in an Abuja hospital today April 21. She suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, April 20 and was rushed to the ICU where the doctors monitored her. Sadly, she lost the battle to the kidney ailment she had been battling with on Wednesday, April 21. She was 22 years old. Ada Jesus was admitted to the hospital after she developed kidney disease. When her health took a turn for the worse, she went to ask for forgiveness from those she had spoken against in the past, including clergyman, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere Odumejeje, actress, Rita Edochie, and also some traditional worshipers. Odumejeje's and Rita Edochie's initial refusal to forgive her got the attention of well-meaning Nigerians who decided to take care of her medical b...
Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels
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Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country. The country's army spokesperson, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna made the announcement hours after electoral officials declared 68-year-old Deby as winner of the April 11 presidential election, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years after a 30-year rule. Deby had postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit Chadian soldiers battling rebels, according to his campaign manager. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the northern frontier with Libya had attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south. General Az...
Queen Elizabeth Suffers Another Loss as her racing advisor and close friend, Sir Michael Oswald, Dies on the Day of Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Queen Elizabeth Suffers Another Loss as her racing advisor and close friend, Sir Michael Oswald, Dies on the Day of Prince Philip’s Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II has suffered another loss as her former manager of the Royal Studs, Sir Michael Oswald, died at the age of 86 on the same day Prince Philip was laid to rest. Sir Michael advised the Queen, 94, and presided over their racing interests for almost 30 years. Queen Mother (L), Queen (M), Sir Michael (second right) and Prince Charles (R) He died after a long illness on April 17, the same day as the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral in Windsor, according to The Times. Over the years, Sir Michael was often pictured by the Queen's side at various races. Speaking to the Racing Post, Sir Michael's widow, Lady Angela, who was for many years a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, paid tribute to her husband. She said: "He always said he had the most wonderful ...
Former Basketballer, Scottie Pippen’s Son, Antron, Dies at 33
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Former Basketballer, Scottie Pippen’s Son, Antron, Dies at 33

Antron Pippen, the son of Hall of Fame basketball player Scottie Pippen has died at the age of 33. The iconic Chicago Bulls forward disclosed the sad news via Instagram on Monday, April 19. He shared multiple pictures of him and Antron Pippen, as a smiling young man and as an infant. A cause of death was not listed Scottie wrote: "I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron. The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game. "Antron suffered from chronic asthma and if he hadn’t had it, I truly believe he would've made it to the NBA. He never let that get him down, though—Antron stayed positive and worked hard, and I am so proud of the man that he became. Please keep his mom, Kar...
Three INEC Staff Die in Fatal Accident in Borno
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Three INEC Staff Die in Fatal Accident in Borno

Three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have died in a road accident in Borno State on Sunday, April 18. In a statement released by INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the victims were travelling for special training ahead of the conversion of Voting points into Polling units when the accident occurred. He gave the names of the deceased officials as Adamu Mohammed, Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar, noting that the Supervising National Commissioner for Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States, AVM Ahmed Tijjani Mu’azu will represent the commission at their funeral. Read the statement below
DMX’s Public Memorial to be Held at The Barclays Center on April 24
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DMX’s Public Memorial to be Held at The Barclays Center on April 24

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been confirmed as the venue to host a public memorial for DMX on Saturday, April 24. The Hip Hop Icon, real name Earl Simmons, died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50 after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He will be honored by family and friends on April 24, with a private funeral service to take place the following day at a New York City-area church, the rapper’s manager, Steve Rifkind told TMZ. Ticketing and COVID-19 logistics are still being worked on,  according to the report. The arena has a potential capacity of 19,000.

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