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Our family is devastated at the deepest level’ – Regina King’s only child, Ian Alexander Jr. dies by suicide at age 26
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Our family is devastated at the deepest level’ – Regina King’s only child, Ian Alexander Jr. dies by suicide at age 26

American actress, Regina King's only child, Ian Alexander Jr. has died by suicide. The award-winning actress, 51, confirmed the tragic news to PEOPLE on Friday, January 21, with a statement reading: 'Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others... 'Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.' Ian, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday, shared her son with her record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr. He is her only child. King shared a close bond with her son, an artist, and DJ, who often accompanied her to events and called her 'super mom' at the 2019 Golden Globes. Speaking about his famous mother previously, Ian said: 'She...
A Bridge Too Far actor, Hardy Kruger dies at 93
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A Bridge Too Far actor, Hardy Kruger dies at 93

A Bridge Too Far star Hardy Krüger has died at the age of 93 in California, his family revealed. The star was best known for appearing in the WWII movie A Bridge Too Far as Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl Ludwig. He also appeared in The Flight of the Phoenix and Wild Geese. A statement released by Krüger's agency read: "His warmth of heart, joie de vivre, and his unshakable sense of justice will make him unforgettable." He died "suddenly and unexpectedly" at his home in California on Wednesday, January 19. Tributes have already been pouring in for the late star on social media, with one fan writing: "One of Germany's first movie heartthrobs passed away at 93. RIP Hardy Krüger." BBC journalist Patrick Jackson added: "Thanks also for giving us the scariest officer ever i...
World’s Oldest Man Dies less than a month before celebrating his 113th birthday
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World’s Oldest Man Dies less than a month before celebrating his 113th birthday

The world's oldest man has died less than a month before his 113th birthday. Father-of-eight, Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia passed away at his home in the northern Spanish city of Leon on Tuesday morning, January 18. The retired shoemaker was due to celebrate his birthday with his family on February 8, the date he claimed to have been born. Saturnino earned his place as the world's oldest man in the Guinness Book of Records last September when he reached the ripe old age of 112 years. The father of eight, who was married to Antonina Barrio, had 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. One of the couple's eight children, the only boy, died when he was still young. Quizzed about his secret of his longevity, Saturnino responded: 'A quiet life and not hurting anyone.' ...
Neighbours Actress Miranda Fryer Dies In Her Sleep Aged 34
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Neighbours Actress Miranda Fryer Dies In Her Sleep Aged 34

Former 'Neighbours' star, Miranda Fryer has died in her sleep aged 34. The actress' death was announced online by her family and tributes are already pouring in. An online statement from her loved ones read: "True soulmates, Miranda and Arthur (Pothitis) were making plans to start their family, when one day last week she went to sleep and never woke up. We do not know why. "She had had some health issues with her heart, maybe her beautiful persona was just too good for this world of ours. "We, who all loved her so much, shall treasure the memories she has left us with and mourn our loss forever. "A beautiful child, stunning teenager, beautiful inside, and out… a woman, with so much love and happiness given and received. So many friends, so much still to offer this worl...
NDLEA boss Buba Marwa’s first wife, Zainab, dies at 66
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NDLEA boss Buba Marwa’s first wife, Zainab, dies at 66

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.), has lost his first wife, Hajiya Zainab Marwa. A statement released by the family said late Mrs. Zainab Marwa died in the early hours of today Saturday, January 8, after a brief illness. She was 66 years old The deceased is survived by four children namely Abubakar, Mohamed Jr, Mariam and Zainab,  and 10 grandchildren as well as her siblings and aged mother. Her funeral arrangement will be announced later. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
TikTok Star, Candice Murley Dies ‘Unnexpectedly’ at 36
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TikTok Star, Candice Murley Dies ‘Unnexpectedly’ at 36

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

Lionel Messi has jetted back to Paris from Argentina with his family after testing negative for Covid. The 34-year-old Argentine legend was spotted boarding a plane at Rosario International Airport on Wednesday night with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three kids. He is expected to touch down in France shortly to rejoin his Paris Saint-Germain teammates in training. The club confirmed on Sunday he was one of four players who had tested positive for coronavirus after he missed travelling with fellow  stars Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes back to the French capital. The seven-times Ballon d’Or winner headed to Argentina with them on December 23 to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve with his family in his hometown of Rosario. Before...
Comedian Arole and wife welcome baby boy
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Comedian Arole and wife welcome baby boy

Comedian Arole and his wife, Yemi, have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. The couple had their wedding in April 2021. Sharing the good news online, Arole wrote; "There are some TESTIMONIES you can't share wearing CLOTHE. God has blessed our family with a bouncing baby boy. Woli Arole d latest Daddy in town. God bless you my WIFE. Yemi you're God's gift to me. Incase you see me dancing around today or smiling up and down, don't ask me why oooo I am a DADDY." Congrats to them!
Officials in Ghana are corrupt – Family of American model who died in a hotel room in Ghana wants autopsy done in US
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Officials in Ghana are corrupt – Family of American model who died in a hotel room in Ghana wants autopsy done in US

Family of the American model who died in a hotel room in Ghana, are asking for the autopsy to be done in the United States. Tyger Booty was reportedly found dead in a hotel room at Rayporsh Hotel in Abelemkpe on December 28, 2021. According to preliminary reports, she was invited to Ghana on a “paid vacation” by an unnamed billionaire. A family member who spoke to Asaaseradio, confirmed her death but said they “don’t trust Ghana health authorities will do a good job.” Julie Williams, a family spokesperson of the late socialite, explained that they’ve been informed by some people that Ghanaian officials are corrupt. She also said that another reason they want the autopsy conducted in the United States of America is that none of the family members resides in Ghana. Williams sai...
Britney Spears says taking a break from music was a ‘f–k you’ to her family
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Britney Spears says taking a break from music was a ‘f–k you’ to her family

Britney Spears has taken a deep dive into some sensitive subjects involving her family, and how the power of prayer and reflecting on her career accomplishments are helping propel her forward. The 40-year-old singer in a lengthy Instagram post disclosed that her extended music hiatus is a “f—k you” to her estranged family. Expressing the power of prayer in times of distress, Britney wrote; "I had an experience three years ago where I stopped believing in God. From every angle I was being hurt for no reason and my family was hurting me. I went into a state of shock and the way I coped was being [in] fake denial. It was too much to really face. "Last year was growth for me… I still have a ways to go!!! "My goal this year is to push myself a bit more and do th...
Ugandan Nurse-model Dies in Auto Crash on her Way home to Pay Surprise Visit to her Family after 10 Years Abroad
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Ugandan Nurse-model Dies in Auto Crash on her Way home to Pay Surprise Visit to her Family after 10 Years Abroad

A Netherlands based nurse, model and dancer, Doreen Angee, has died in car accident after arriving Uganda to pay a surprise visit to her family members who she had not seen in over ten years. 25-year-old Doreen left the Netherlands for Uganda on December 21 but got involved in a car accident along Gulu-Kampala Highway on December 23. The CEO of JNC Entertainment succumbed to internal injuries at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital without meeting her family. According to local media, Doreen started her journey from the Netherlands on December 21, aboard Qatar Airline to Dubai. She arrived Uganda on December 22, and on 23, she left Kampala for her hometown, Gulu accompanied by four friends and a driver.On their way to Gulu, their car had a head-on collision with a trailer in Koro ...
Boxer Danny Kelly Jr. is shot dead in front of his girlfriend and three young children in road rage attack on Christmas Eve
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Boxer Danny Kelly Jr. is shot dead in front of his girlfriend and three young children in road rage attack on Christmas Eve

Former professional boxer, Danny Kelly Jr. was shot dead in front of his girlfriend and his three young children as he drove them to visit family on Christmas Eve. The 30-year-old was driving a pickup truck along St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills, Maryland, about 4:40 pm when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone inside it opened fire, Maryland police say. Kelly was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Prince George County police said they're investigating road rage as a possible factor as they search for the gunman. "This is an absolutely heartbreaking loss for Mr. Kelly's family and friends,' major crimes acting Major David Blazer said December 25. "He is not home with his loved ones today on Christmas who are now mourning his loss instead of celebratin...
Actress Destiny Etiko breaks down in tears in gratitude as she reflects on the house she lived in while growing up and the one she lives in now
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Actress Destiny Etiko breaks down in tears in gratitude as she reflects on the house she lived in while growing up and the one she lives in now

Actress Destiny Etiko went down memory lane this morning as she reflected on how God has taken her and her family out of penury. Posting photos of the beautiful house she has now and the tattered one she grew up many years ago, she wrote,; ''Had a recap of my growing up this morning and I literally broke down in tears and yes I have every reason to be grateful to God We always prayed that rain shouldn’t come cos once it does....our roof would take off and our rooms would be filled with water ?? the roof licks (uncontrollably) But today, God has not just blessed me but has wiped the tears from my mother’s eyes GLORY PLS WAT EVER U ARE PASSING THROUGH IN LIFE NEVER GIVE UP Keep working hard and with prayers...God will perfect your story one day''
Nicki Minaj Shares Stunning photos of her Family to Mark Christmas
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Nicki Minaj Shares Stunning photos of her Family to Mark Christmas

Nicki Minaj wished her followers a merry Christmas with lovely photos of her family. The rapper, her husband Kenneth Petty, and their son all wore black outfits as they posed for their Christmas shoot. "Merry Christmas.  May you receive everything you heart desires," Nicki captioned the photos.
Singer Emma Nyra Faints  in Excitement as her family Gifts her Range Rover for Christmas
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Singer Emma Nyra Faints in Excitement as her family Gifts her Range Rover for Christmas

Singer Emma Obi popularly known as Emma Nyra ''fainted'' in excitement after her family members presented her a Range Rover as a Christmas gift today December 25. The mum of a set of twins shared the good news on her Instagram page. She shared a video that captured the moment where she saw the surprise gift and wrote; “And then this happened! God is so good! I worked so hard to purchase this car but I was told it would not be available until 2022! My family surprised me and brought it all the way to me! I’m still in shock! I have the most amazing family! I swear I’m shooketh.”
Jaden Smith opens up on his 10-lb weight gain after his family staged an intervention
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Jaden Smith opens up on his 10-lb weight gain after his family staged an intervention

Jaden Smith has opened up on his health issues and struggles with weight. 23-year-old Jaden appeared on Wednesday's episode of Red Table Talk alongside Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne "Gammy" Banfield-Norris which centered on gut health. During the show, he narrated how his past habits pushed his family into staging an intervention in 2019. Jaden said; "I was able to work with the doctors and really get my vitamins and get my supplements and protein shakes. "That's half of my diet. It's like a password that I have to find to my body. I'm like, 10 Lbs. heavier now at this point." The "Summertime in Paris" artist has now been maintaining his weight gain and also working hard in the gym to build up his muscle mass. Sharing shirtless pictures of himself now in comparison to 201...
Eden Hazard takes fresh decision on leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea in January
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Eden Hazard takes fresh decision on leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea in January

Real Madrid ace, Eden Hazard, has ruled out any possibility of leaving the club for Chelsea in the January transfer window. According to AS, Hazard does not want to leave Real Madrid in the new year for Chelsea as he is expecting a new baby. The 30-year-old has been tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu over the past year for Chelsea. But any move in January is unlikely to happen as the Belgium international is awaiting the arrival of a new child and will not want to disrupt his family. Hazard has failed to make an impact since joining Real Madrid from Chelsea for £88.5 million in 2019. The attacking midfielder, who has been linked to a return to Chelsea, has been hampered by injuries throughout his time in Real Madrid. He is a Chelsea fan favourite and is...
Abba Kyari: IGP Submits Report on Indictment in Hushpuppi’s Fraud Case
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Abba Kyari: IGP Submits Report on Indictment in Hushpuppi’s Fraud Case

The Inspector-General Usman Baba has finally submitted disciplinary recommendations on Abba Kyari to the Police Service Commission (PSC). It can be recalled that the supercop has been on suspension since July 31, following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in relating to the Huspuppi fraud case. Hushpuppi and five gang members were arrested for allegedly being involved in fraud and laundering money meant to finance a school for children in Qatar. Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi. The affidavit accused Kyari of conspir...
I Regret ever Knowing you – Tonto Dikeh Drags her Former bestie, Bobrisky, Shares Dirty Secrets
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I Regret ever Knowing you – Tonto Dikeh Drags her Former bestie, Bobrisky, Shares Dirty Secrets

Tonto Dikeh has come out to drag her former bestie, Bobrisky. This comes after he shared cryptic posts on his Instagram page shading a certain female. Tonto in her post said she regrets being friends with Bobrisky and referred to him as an ungrateful hoodlum. She addressed Bobrisky's claim that she owes him N5 million According to Tonto, the money Bobrisky loaned her was N2 million and that it was when she was in Dubai that she asked him to send it to her family to sort out some things. See what she wrote below...
Author and Feminist, Bell Hooks Dies at 69
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Author and Feminist, Bell Hooks Dies at 69

American author, professor, feminist, and social activist, bell hooks, has died at the age of 69, her family has confirmed. She died on Wednesday at her home in Kentucky "surrounded by her family and friends", according to a statement. Her niece Ebony Motley tweeted: “The family of @bellhooks is sad to announce the passing of our sister, aunt, great aunt, and great great aunt.” She also attached a statement, which said that “the family of Gloria Jean Watkins is deeply saddened at the passing of our beloved sister on December 15, 2021. The family honored her request to transition at home with family and friends by her side.” The author, professor, and activist was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952, and published more than 30 books in her lifetime, covering topics in...
Iconic Mexican singer, Vicente Fernández dies at 81
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Iconic Mexican singer, Vicente Fernández dies at 81

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

Queen Elizabeth has been told by doctors she can host her annual Christmas party with her family. The 95-year-old monarch has missed a number of engagements in recent weeks after being hospitalised for an undisclosed condition and then suffering a back sprain, but medics have now approved her plans to stage her annual private bash for extended family members, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. This year the party will take place at Windsor Castle, where the queen has spent most of the pandemic, instead of Buckingham Palace, where it has been staged for several decades. The monarch will still travel to Sandringham for Christmas with her immediate family but is expected to travel by helicopter to Norfolk, rather than making her traditional train journe...
14-year-old Mexican Girl Jailed for Escaping Arranged Marriage
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14-year-old Mexican Girl Jailed for Escaping Arranged Marriage

A 14-year-old girl was imprisoned for several hours by community police after she ran away to avoid an arranged marriage. The girl, identified as Anayeli "N", was supposed to marry a 16-year-old neighbor in Mexico’s Guerrero state whose family had offered a sum of 200,000 pesos (about $9,300 USD) to buy her hand in marriage. Anayeli’s mother had accepted the payment, and the neighboring family had hired a band, slaughtered a cow, and prepared a marriage feast to take place last Monday, Nov. 29. The would-be groom’s parents reportedly spent around 56,000 pesos (2,600 USD) on wedding preparations. The bride-to-be initially thought her elder sister was the one getting married. When she discovered early on the morning of the wedding day that she was the one to be married off, she ...
Dowen College: Kashamu’s Family Speaks on his Son’s Involvement with Sylvester Oromoni
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Dowen College: Kashamu’s Family Speaks on his Son’s Involvement with Sylvester Oromoni

Family of Michael Adewale Kashamu, one of the students accused of torturing late 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni. Jnr, has reacted to news of his death. The family called for calm while expressing support for the ongoing investigation into the matter. In a statement issued by one Mutairu Kashamu and obtained by Sahara Reporters, the family noted that Michael ceased to be the “school father” of the deceased before he was reportedly tortured and left with injuries. The statement titled  “Dowen College Student's Death: Kashamu's Family Empathizes With The Bereaved...Calls For Thorough Investigation", read; “The Kashamu family has been inundated with enquiries, calls and messages over the unfortunate incident at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, which led to the ...
Three-time US Presidential Candidate and World War II hero, Bob Dole Dies in his Sleep aged 98
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Three-time US Presidential Candidate and World War II hero, Bob Dole Dies in his Sleep aged 98

Former Republican Senator, three time presidential candidate and World War II hero, Bob Dole died at the age of 98 on Sunday morning, December 5, his family has revealed. Dole served as a senator for Kansas for 27 years and was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee losing to incumbent Bill Clinton. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, 85, and daughter Robin, 67. 'It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,' the Elizabeth Dole Foundation tweeted on Sunday. 'At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon.' it added. In February 2021, Dole announced he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and in July 2021 was receiving immunotherap...
#Justiceforsylvester: Sylvester Oromoni’s family celebrates his birthday after alleged assault that led to his death
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#Justiceforsylvester: Sylvester Oromoni’s family celebrates his birthday after alleged assault that led to his death

Late Dowen College student,  Sylvester Oromoni's family are celebrating his birthday today December 4, after the assault he was allegedly subjected to by his schoolmates which led to his death. The family made a slideshow which captured Sylvester's childhood moments, with tributes which expressed how much they missed him and some of the things he loved doing. Read some of the tributes below and watch the video...........
Carrick reveals next plan after leaving Man Utd
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Carrick reveals next plan after leaving Man Utd

Outgoing Manchester United interim manager, Michael Carrick, has said he will take some time off with his family, after stepping away from coaching. Carrick announced his shock decision to leave Old Trafford, following his last game in the role against Arsenal. The 40-year-old was unbeaten in three games, winning against Villarreal and Arsenal and holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw. He told Amazon Prime: “It’s not been an easy decision to make to be honest but I feel it’s the right one and I feel quite happy. “I’ve meant to take some time off after I finished playing and I promised the family that we would have some time together and it’s never happened. “It feels like the right time to step away. I’ll be back around the place. I’m not disappearing. But it’s just the right time...
Comedian Senator and wife welcome baby girl
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Comedian Senator and wife welcome baby girl

Bethel Njoku, better known as Senator, has welcomed a baby girl with his wife Kemen Njoku. He took to Instagram to share the good news. Sharing family photos taken while his wife was pregnant, he wrote: "Please where can i get Guns, knives, dogs.... Its a Girl!!! God has been too faithful to i and my family and we will forever continue to serve him. Helen Gianna Chizaram Njoku is our latest member... Mother and daughter are in excellent health... Father running around for Pampers money, olive oil, cereal, etc." This is the couple's second child. The first is a boy named Jesse.
Nigerian artist, Marvelous Eguabor declared missing
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Nigerian artist, Marvelous Eguabor declared missing

Family and friends of a Nigerian artist, Marvelous Eguabor also known as Molley have declared him missing. Eguabor was last seen on Friday November 12, at Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah, Lagos. The young man who is dark in complexion with a birth mark on his face, speaks English and Esan fluently. According to Eguabor's older brother who reached out to LIB, a missing person report has been filed at the police station. Anyone with useful information should kindly call 08069790217 or report to the nearest police station.
Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing
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Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing

Oscar Pistorius is preparing to meet the parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has been moved 750 miles to another prison for a meeting with the family of the girlfriend he shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius is close to winning parole but must first give Barry Steenkamp, 78, and his 74-year-old wife June a chance to ask him about his crime. The meeting was fixed after Pistorius wrote to the couple in October in what is thought to be his first contact with them since his trial. The Steenkamps told their lawyer, Tania Koen, that the letter coming out of the blue was like ‘ripping a Band-Aid’ off a wound. But they have decided it represented an opportunity to finally...
Lindsay Lohan Engaged to Boyfriend Bader Shammas after Dating for two years
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Lindsay Lohan Engaged to Boyfriend Bader Shammas after Dating for two years

Lindsay Lohan has announced she is engaged to boyfriend Bader Shammas after two years of dating. The Parent Trap actress shared the news via Instagram on Sunday, Nov. 28, with sweet photos of her and Bader cuddled up. She also gave a glimpse of her engagement ring. "My love. My life. My family. My future. @bader.shammas #love," Lindsay captioned the post. Lindsay, 34, is believed to have begun dating Bader two years ago. She went public with him in February 2020 when she shared a photo of her posing with the businessman, her sister Aliana, Bastille drummer Chris "Woody" Wood and rocker Dan Smith. Sources recently revealed how loved-up the couple were. "Lindsay’s relationship with Bader is going strong. She has been with him for about two years now," an insider...
‘I Need to Be Back Home’ – Kanye West vows to “restore” his family with Kim Kardashian amid her new romance with Pete Davidson
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‘I Need to Be Back Home’ – Kanye West vows to “restore” his family with Kim Kardashian amid her new romance with Pete Davidson

Kanye West has vowed to restore his family with Kim Kardashian amid her new romance with Pete Davidson. The 44-year-old rapper spoke about his marriage to Kim Kardashian while attending the Los Angeles Mission's Annual Thanksgiving event in Skid Row on Wednesday November 24. During his speech, Kanye expressed his desires for him and Kim to get back together and needing "to be back home." "The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed in all these relationships. We've made mistakes. I've made mistakes. I've publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband," he says in a video shared by PageSix. "But right now today, for whatever reason, I didn't know I was going to be standing right here. I didn't know I was gonna be in front of this mic, but I'm here ...
Family announce date for burial of veteran actor Baba Suwe
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Family announce date for burial of veteran actor Baba Suwe

The family of late veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina better known as Baba Suwe, has announced the date for his funeral. A statement released by Adesola Omidina, a son of the late veteran actor, said his father’s interment would hold on Thursday, November 25, 2021. According to Adesola, the interment will commence at the deceased residence at 26, Oluwatimiro Street, Ewu Elepe Bustop, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, by 10 am prompt. His graveside has already been dug by the family. Adesola added that the final funeral ceremony for his 63-year-old deceased father would be announced at a later time. The veteran actor died on Monday, November 22, after a protracted illness.
Free Britney movement saved my life – Britney Spears says as Conservatorship ends after 13 years
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Free Britney movement saved my life – Britney Spears says as Conservatorship ends after 13 years

Britney Spears took to Instagram to speak about all she can enjoy now that her conservatorship has been brought to an end. The singer said it feels good to finally have access to her car keys, be allowed to hold cash for the first time in years, have her own ATM card and just be independent. She added that her family should be in jail for what they did to her all those years.   She made this known as she prepares for her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Watch her speak in the video below.
Zayn Malik’s family reportedly begging him to return to the UK’ following altercation with ex Gigi Hadid’s mother Yolanda
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Zayn Malik’s family reportedly begging him to return to the UK’ following altercation with ex Gigi Hadid’s mother Yolanda

Zayn Malik's family have reportedly sent a plea to the singer to return home after his alleged altercation with ex-Gigi Hadid's mother Yolanda. The singer, 28, pleaded no contest to the four harassment charges against him back in October and was sentenced to 360 days probation, an anger management course and he must have no contact with Yolanda or a security guard who witnessed the fight. Zayn's family are now desperate to be reunited with the Pillow Talk hitmaker, an insider has revealed to The Sun. They said: 'Zayn is having a hard time right now and his family just want him to return home to Bradford. 'For Zayn’s mum [Trisha], she is having to watch her son struggle thousands of miles away and it is really difficult for her. 'A mother’s instinct is to protect her child ...
Donald Duke’s daughter, Xerona shares first photo of her newborn baby with DJ Caise
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Donald Duke’s daughter, Xerona shares first photo of her newborn baby with DJ Caise

Xerona Duke Phillips and Derin Caise Phillips, better known as DJ Caise, have shared a photo of their second child with the world. This is the second daughter for the couple who welcomed their first daughter named Aurelia Aderinsola Phillips in 2019. Xerona, who married DJ Caise in 2018, took to Instagram to show off the latest addition to her family. She revealed that the baby, born on Nov. 1, has been named Oluwaseyipe Aviya Phillips.
I am the breadwinner of my family, a title I am not ashamed to carry – Nkechi Blessing Sunday says
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I am the breadwinner of my family, a title I am not ashamed to carry – Nkechi Blessing Sunday says

Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday has said that she's the breadwinner of her family and she carries the title with pride. She made this known on Instagram while marking the one month remembrance of her mother's passing. She said her mother's passing shook her but she knew she had to get back up and do the needful because she is the breadwinner of her family. The actress buried her mother last week and travelled this week to the United Kingdom to reunite with her man, David Falegan. She added in her post that her mother definitely wanted Falegan for her. She said her mother told her never to leave him no matter what she does. "Nkechi no leave this man, na better person, no matter wetin him do Stay with am," Nkechi said her mother advised her regarding her man. See her pos...
Comedian Phil Butler, who made history when he preformed for troops in Aghanistan, dies at 51
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Comedian Phil Butler, who made history when he preformed for troops in Aghanistan, dies at 51

Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. The statement on Twitter reads: "It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing of our friend and client Phil Butler. "Our thoughts are with his friends and family. The world is a poorer place without him." Phil made history when he became the very first comedian to perform for troops on the front line in Afghanistan. After his time in Afghanistan, he received the Operational Service Medal for his duties in the conflicted land. Phil was due to appear in the Robin Hood panto at Nottingham's Theatre Royal in December. Following Phil’s untimely death, his fellow come...
Former US secretary of state, Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications
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Former US secretary of state, Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications

Former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications, his family has announced. "General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19," the Powell family wrote on Facebook on Monday afternoon, October 18 said. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," they said, noting he was fully vaccinated. "We want to thank the medical staff... for their caring treatment," it added. He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under former US president, George W Bush. He served in the US-Vietnam war, an experience that later helped defi...
Planning an Igbo burial is the most stressful thing ever – Actress Mary Lazarus laments the culture of extortion in the name of burial in Igbo land after burying her mother
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Planning an Igbo burial is the most stressful thing ever – Actress Mary Lazarus laments the culture of extortion in the name of burial in Igbo land after burying her mother

Mary Lazarus has gone on Instagram to reveal what she and her family went through to bury her mother. The actress' mother died in July and her burial rites were recently concluded. Citing her experience, the actress lamented the extortion that goes on in Igbo land when people are trying to bury loved ones. She complained that people who were never part of the bereaved and deceased's lives emerge, making demands for all sorts before the burial will be allowed to take place. She revealed some of the demands made for her mother's burial and how it made her feel. She added that it is "wrong" and puts people under "unnecessary pressure". Read her post below.
Marriage is a high achievement and an accomplishment – Socialite, PrettyMike opines
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Marriage is a high achievement and an accomplishment – Socialite, PrettyMike opines

Socialite, PrettyMike, is of the opinion that marriage is a high achievement and an accomplishment. He stated this in a post he shared on his Instagram page today October 9. It reads; ''Don’t allow anybody trick u by telling u, that marriage is not an achievement....Marriage is a high achievement, an accomplishment and a beautiful union to see two people or more come together and build a awesome home and family together......but if you beg to differ , then I can only assume that your conclusions are offsprings of a myopic perception or you are simply a product of a dysfunctional environment that never gave you the chance to appreciate the true beauty of marriage. It really requires a great deal of tolerance, zeal, patience and compromise to work ; traits which are gradually diminishi...
Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years
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Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has visited London for the first time in three years to see his family. A spokesman for the Russian billionaire confirmed this to the PA News Agency. Abramovich entered the UK as an Israeli citizen, therefore not needing a visa to travel. It is understood that Abramovich could visit Chelsea while in London. The 54-year-old had issues with his entrepreneurial visa in 2018, after which he has not been spotted in London. Abramovich did attend the Blues’ Europa League final victory in Baku in 2019, and the Champions League final win over Manchester City in Porto in May. The Chelsea boss’ visit to London represents a further underlining of his commitment to the club.
He runs around publicly feigning humility while privately having the self esteem of family and friends for dessert” Brymo continues to call out Tuface Idibia
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He runs around publicly feigning humility while privately having the self esteem of family and friends for dessert” Brymo continues to call out Tuface Idibia

Brymo has continued to call out Tuface Idibia who he said accused him of sleeping with his wife and organised thugs to beat him. Brymo took to Twitter late last night to make some allegations about Tuface and how he treated him when they met. Apart from claiming that Tuface Idibia falsely accused him of sleeping with wife Annie Idibia, he also claimed Tuface threatened him if he keeps "eyeing his throne" in the music industry . Some followers responded, telling Brymo that his writing was too complicated and they didn't understand everything he wrote. Brymo then released more tweets, insisting Tuface accused him of sleeping with Annie and that he organised thugs to beat him up. He vowed that he will make sure Tuface never treats another artiste the way he treated him. ...
Rapper MI Abaga celebrates 40th birthday
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Rapper MI Abaga celebrates 40th birthday

Nigerian superstar rapper, MI Abaga turned 40 today and he has penned down a birthday message to himself. The rapper who shared a photo of himself in a black and white background, stated that he just crossed a "personally joyful milestone". Abaga also expressed gratitude to family and friends who have been with him all the way. He wrote; 40. Today I cross a personally joyful milestone: From henceforth, (the adages promise) life will begin. Without knowing it, that was my recent process to arrive here at this moment today. Shedding the old, and making way for the new. I’m grateful for the walk here. I look around, locking eyes with all you who have refused to leave, adamant that I am worth the ride. And you are not wrong; but I am worth it because of you. If, for the ...
Chrissy Teigen holds ceremony to honor late son one year after his death
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Chrissy Teigen holds ceremony to honor late son one year after his death

American model, Chirssy Teigen and her family have carried out a ceremony to honor her late son who died a year ago. The son, who she named Jack, was born prematurely after she was induced due to complications.  He died immediately. During the ceremony to honour him, Chrissy Teigen, husband John Legend, their kids - Luna and Miles - and Chrissy's mother all wore black and looked solemn. Chrissy expressed hope that the little ceremony will give her closure in her heart. See below.
Paris hotel where Messi is staying raided by masked robbers
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Paris hotel where Messi is staying raided by masked robbers

The hotel where Lionel Messi and his family are staying in Paris has been raided by a gang of masked raiders. The robbers made away with a lot of cash and jewellery from four rooms inside Le Royal Monceau. They are believed to have gained unlawful entry by scaling down the sides of the building from the roof. CCTV footage captured two masked men entering through an unlocked balcony door on the sixth floor, just one level above where Messi is staying. Messi only moved into the five-star hotel in August, after completing his move from Barcelona as a free agent. The 34-year-old’s suite costs a eyewatering £17,000 per night. A police source told The Sun: “There has clearly been a very serious security breach and it’s being investigated. There is evidence to suggest an exper...
“Our worst fears nearly came true” Katie Price’s family says as the star is arrested for drink-and-drug driving after road crash
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“Our worst fears nearly came true” Katie Price’s family says as the star is arrested for drink-and-drug driving after road crash

Katie Price's family have shared a statement after she was arrested for an alleged "drink-drive" crash. The star rolled her BMW in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 28, during an alleged drink and cocaine binge. The former glamour model, 43, who is currently serving a six-month driving ban, was said to be in a "bad way" when police arrived and allegedly arrested her at the crash site on a rural lane in Sussex. The mother-of-five, who remains in hospital following the horror crash, now faces jail after six previous disqualifications. In a post on Ms Price's Instagram, her family put out a statement, saying she needs help and treatment for her mental health issues. They wrote: "As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and over...
Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89
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Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89

Actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89 after a long career in the filmmaking industry. He died at home surrounded by his family. His son, Mario Van Peebles, who is also an actor, shared a touching tribute to his dad in an official statement released by the family. He said: "Dad knew that Black images matter. "If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was a movie worth? We want to be the success we see, thus we need to see ourselves being free. Mario added: "True liberation did not mean imitating the colonizer's mentality. It meant appreciating the power, beauty and interconnectivity of all people." Within the statement, the Criterion Collection, a home video distribution company, said they were "saddened to announce the passing of a gi...

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