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“God why are you so wicked to me?” Woman cries out after losing her entire family members
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“God why are you so wicked to me?” Woman cries out after losing her entire family members

A fitness trainer is in anguish after her twin sisters, the only family members she had left, died in a car accident. Kike Ayomide Anuoluwapo said she had lost her father, mother, and elder brother. Then, her sisters - identical twins - who were traveling from Lagos to Abuja died in a car crash, leaving her all alone in the world. Mourning her sisters after their funeral, Kike asked God some questions and hinted at suicide. See her posts below.
Family announce funeral arrangements for Sir Victor Uwaifo
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Family announce funeral arrangements for Sir Victor Uwaifo

The family of veteran singer, late Sir Victor Uwaifo, has announced the burial arrangements for the late music legend. Uwaifo died at 80 in a private hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, August 28, 2021. According to the family, the funeral of the late singer will begin on September 23 till September 26, 2021. The service of songs will hold in his residence on September 23  while a special outing service will hold in honour of the late Joromi singer on September 24. The family say on September 25, guests and dignitaries will be hosted to a lavish ceremony at an undisclosed venue while a thanksgiving service will hold at Holy Cross Cathedral in Benin, Edo State on September 26.
Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12
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Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12

At least 12 people were killed when bandits attacked Duba village in Batsari council area of Katsina State on Saturday evening, August 21. A resident of Batsari, who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust that women were raped in the attack at the village, which is just a few kilometres from Batsari town. "The attackers came in their numbers in the evening and committed their atrocities undeterred. As we speak with you, 12 people are confirmed dead and we are still searching the nearby bush for possible additional corpses," the resident narrated. "The attackers are terrorizing this area recently, attacking villages and killing people almost on daily basis and they are doing so without any hindrance.” the source added. Police authorities are yet to confirm the incident as at the ...
Rachael Oniga’s Funeral to be Held on August 26 and 27
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Rachael Oniga’s Funeral to be Held on August 26 and 27

The funeral of Nollywood veteran Rachael Oniga has been fixed for August 26 and 27 in Lagos. Oniga died on Friday, July 30 from a heart-related ailment.  The actress was said to have been ill and succumbed to the cold hands of death last Friday. An indigene of Eku in Delta State, the actress was born in 1957  in Ebute Metta, Lagos State. She made her acting debut in the 1996 hit movie ‘Onome’ and went on to star in several big productions including ‘Sango’ and Wale Adenuga’s TV series, ‘Super Story.’
Obi Cubana claims to be wealthy yet the road to where he did his mum’s burial remain untarred – Actor Uche Maduagwu
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Obi Cubana claims to be wealthy yet the road to where he did his mum’s burial remain untarred – Actor Uche Maduagwu

Actor Uche Maduagwu has tackled socialite, Obi Cubana, over the talk-of-the-town funeral he staged for his mum.   In a post shared on his Instagram page, Uche mentioned that the socialite claims to be rich but couldn't tar the road where he did the funeral of his mum. He wrote; ''Dear Obi, abeg did u spend half of what was SPRAYED at Oba on any of your mums #birthdays wen she dey alive? Hmmm... jesus wept. Anyways, i am just a celeb, wetin i know? According to section 21 of the CBN act, 2007, a person who spray the #Naira risk imprisonment for a term not less than six months but why are the billionaires who sprayed money at #Obatown still walking #like kings on the street? Cubana oga claim to be WEALTHY yet the road to where he did his mama burial remain untarred, so many...
Leave Naira abusers at Cubana’s mum’s funeral and expose terrorism financiers – HURIWA tells CBN
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Leave Naira abusers at Cubana’s mum’s funeral and expose terrorism financiers – HURIWA tells CBN

Civic advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the CBN to leave persons accused of abusing the Naira at the funeral of socialite Obi Cubana's mum alone and expose people financing terrorism across the nation. In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said the spraying of naira at Obi Cubana’s event should not constitute a major talking point adding that there have been countless high societal functions where the naira was also abused. “The fact that friends and well-wishers who attended the event decided to show appreciation to Mr Obi Cubana, we in the Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria, think it should not become the talking point. The Central Bank of Nigeria under the current dispensation should ra...
People are sending me Messages begging me to show them where they can do Money Rituals- Yul Edochie
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People are sending me Messages begging me to show them where they can do Money Rituals- Yul Edochie

Actor, Yul Edochie, says people have been sending him messages begging him to show them where they can do ''money rituals''. This comes days after socialite, Obi Cubana, staged an impressive funeral for his late mum. The funeral saw many businessmen of Igbo extraction spraying money in bundles. Yul in a post shared on his page averred that the fact he acts scenes of money rituals in Nollywood movies so well does not mean he is involved in such. His post reads ''Some people are sending me messages begging me to show them where they can do money rituals. Come on now guys, come on. Na film I dey act. Just like American action films where one man will defeat a whole city of bad guys. Na storyline be that, e no dey happen. . Is it now a crime to be a good actor? Make I no chop???...
DCP Abba Kyari poses with Obi Cubana at his Mother’s burial
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DCP Abba Kyari poses with Obi Cubana at his Mother’s burial

DCP, Abba Kyari is one of the dignitaries who graced the funeral of Obi Cubana's mother. The Deputy Commissioner of Police is pictured posing with Obi Iyiegbu,  aka Obi Cubana, and others at the venue of the funeral in Oba, Anambra state. A good number of dignitaries and affluent Nigerians also graced the burial ceremony. See more photos of Abba Kyari below.
”Money can’t buy you this much love”- Comedian Funnybone counters doctor who opined Obi Cubana received over 200 cows for his mum’s funeral because he is rich and not because he is good
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”Money can’t buy you this much love”- Comedian Funnybone counters doctor who opined Obi Cubana received over 200 cows for his mum’s funeral because he is rich and not because he is good

Comedian, FunnyBone, has countered the opinion of a medical doctor who said socialite, Obi Cubana, received over 200 cows for his mother's funeral because he is rich and not because he is a good man. Reacting via his Instastories, Funnybone noted that Obi Cubana has been very supportive of his friends and tries to empower people. He added that money can't buy the support the club owner has gotten from his friends and associates. See his post below
Over 200 Cows: ”Being good didn’t get Cubana those gifts, being rich did”- Nigerian Medical Doctor opines
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Over 200 Cows: ”Being good didn’t get Cubana those gifts, being rich did”- Nigerian Medical Doctor opines

A Nigerian medical doctor is of the opinion that businessman, Obi Cubana, received over 200 cows for his mum's funeral from his friends because he is rich and not because he is a good man. The medical personnel with the handle @drpenking who shared this thought via his Twitter handle, opined that people give gifts to rich people so as to be in their good books and not because of the good they have done to them. He averred that good poor people never get as many gifts from people when the need arises.
My family’s experience during my parents’ funeral reaffirmed my reservations about Nigerian churches -Chimamanda Adichie
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My family’s experience during my parents’ funeral reaffirmed my reservations about Nigerian churches -Chimamanda Adichie

Renowed author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said that her family's experience during the funerals of her parents has reaffirmed her reservations about churches in Nigeria.   Chimamanda lost her mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie, on March 1, 2021, months after she lost her father. She along with her five other siblings buried their mum in May.   In an article titled ''Dreaming as a singe family'' which was published in the latest edition of the L’osservatore Romano weekly bulletin, Ms. Adichie alleged that the church did not treat her family with compassion as they should during the funeral of both her parents.   ''My family’s experiences during my parents’ funerals served to reaffirm, if not renew, my reservations about the Nigerian church. So much could hav...
TB Joshua: Our economy is dying and our priority is who did or did not attend a dead man’s funeral?- Reno Omokri
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TB Joshua: Our economy is dying and our priority is who did or did not attend a dead man’s funeral?- Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has tackled those criticizing general overseers of Nigerian churches who did not attend the funeral of late Prophet T.B Joshua. According to the former presidential aide, Nigeria's economy is dying and the topic on the Internet is about those that did not attend the funeral of a dead man. He averred that people only attend funerals of those they associated with while they were alive. His post reads ''Whether in religion, politics, or entertainment, in life, people usually only attend the funerals of men and women they associated with during their lives. If you did not associate with someone while that person lived, and more importantly, that person also did not associate associate with you in their lifetime, it is hypocritical to go to their funeral. Nigeria generate...
Daddy Freeze slams pastors for not attending T.B Joshua’s burial
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Daddy Freeze slams pastors for not attending T.B Joshua’s burial

Popular On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has called out top Nigerian pastors for shunning the funeral of founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua. During the burial of the cleric, top pastors and church owners were missing. The only notable clergyman who attended the funeral was the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Lagos state chapter, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite. Daddy Freeze who reacted to this said he was disappointed with top pastors that failed to identify with T.B Joshua, even in death. He said regardless of whatever differences they had when the cleric was alive, they should have had a forgiven heart and attended his funeral. “Prophet T.B Joshua has been laid to rest. May his soul Rest In Peace, Daddy Freeze said. “...
”There is no love in Christianity”- Nigerian clergyman speaks on the decision of major church General Overseers not to attend TB Joshua’s funeral
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”There is no love in Christianity”- Nigerian clergyman speaks on the decision of major church General Overseers not to attend TB Joshua’s funeral

A Nigerian clergyman, Prophet Ejimadu aka Prophet Seer1 has reacted to the decision of major church General Overseers not to attend the funeral of clergyman, Prophet T.B Joshua.   Joshua who died on June 5 was laid to rest on Friday, July 9. Most of the general overseers in Nigeria were conspicuously absent.   Reacting via his Facebook page, Prophet Ejimadu, wrote ''Prophet TB Joshua was buried today and none of the Major Nigerian General Overseers attended his burial. But wait for Sunday, they will climb their well decorated altars, wearing the best expensive and designers suits to preach about love. Let me once again tell you the truth, there's no love in Christianity, Church is now the official house of hatred and competition. Don't allow anyone to stress...
”If we truly are Christians, every church should have sent a delegation”- DaddyFreeze berates General Overseers who did not attend Late Prophet T.B Joshua’s funeral
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”If we truly are Christians, every church should have sent a delegation”- DaddyFreeze berates General Overseers who did not attend Late Prophet T.B Joshua’s funeral

OAP and Leader of the Free The Sheeple Movement, Daddy Freeze, has expressed his disappointment in the General Overseers of Nigerian Churches for not attending the funeral of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN, Late Prophet T.B. Joshua. The deceased clergyman died on June 5 and was buried on Friday, July 9. The only notable clergyman who attended his funeral was the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Lagos state chapter, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite. In a video shared online, Freeze expressed his displeasure at the older generations of pastors who did not identify with the deceased prophet even in death. He mentioned that no matter what may have transpired between them when T.B Joshua was alive, they should have had a forgiving heart and attend...
Insecurity: ”Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens because they have no blood in their hearts”- Bishop Kukah
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Insecurity: ”Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens because they have no blood in their hearts”- Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that the level of insecurity in the country shows that leaders of Nigeria have no blood in their hearts.   The clergyman said this in his homily at the burial of late Rev Fr. Alphosus Yasshim Bello at Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Church, Independence Way, Kaduna.   Fr. Alphonsus Yashim Bello was kidnapped and murdered by suspected bandits in Katsina state on May 21.   Speaking at the funeral mass, a worried Bishop Kukah said   “Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens in their innocency because they have no blood in their hearts. There is no where in the whole world where barbarity and killings of human lives as being manifested in Nigeria of today. There is ...
Why President Buhari did not attend the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff – Lauretta Onochie
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Why President Buhari did not attend the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff – Lauretta Onochie

  An aide to President Buhari on Social media has come out to explain why the President wasn't at the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Saturday, May 22. The Army chief and ten other military officers died in a military plane crash in Kaduna state while on official duties. Their remains were laid to rest at the National cemetery on Saturday May 22. Many Nigerians attacked the President and Vice President for not making out time to attend the funeral since it was held in Abuja where they reside. Lauretta has come out to give a reason for the President's absence. A tweet she shared on her handle, reads ''WHY PRES @MBuhari  DID NOT ATTEND THE FUNERAL FOR OUR LATE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF AND THE OTHER HEROES WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRASH For a Nigeri...
Reno Omokri calls out President Buhari and Osinbajo for not attending the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru
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Reno Omokri calls out President Buhari and Osinbajo for not attending the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru

Reno Omokri took to his Twitter handle to call out President Buhari for not attending the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and officers who perished in a military crash on Friday, May 21. Reno believes if President Buhari could fly to Paris to attend a function, he should have made it to the funeral of the military officers who lost their lives during service. See his tweets below
Prince Harry ‘demanding Meghan Markle be part of Princess Diana’s death anniversary ceremony or he won’t come
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Prince Harry ‘demanding Meghan Markle be part of Princess Diana’s death anniversary ceremony or he won’t come

UK royal, Prince Harry is reportedly "demanding" his wife Meghan Markle be an official part of the ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death or he will not show up according to new reports. The Duke of Sussex is set to return to the UK on July 1 to unveil a statue in his mum’s honour in the grounds of Kensington Palace to mark the 20th anniversary of her tragic death and is reportedly pushing to have comments prepared by Meghan included in the event or a video message featuring his wife released. Previous reports suggested Harry and his brother Prince William will unveil the statue of their mother together but the brothers have not been on the best of terms following Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfr...
”I was raped by my pastor when I went for deliverance”- Nigerian lady says she has been raped several times and even attempted suicide; shares her heartbreaking story
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”I was raped by my pastor when I went for deliverance”- Nigerian lady says she has been raped several times and even attempted suicide; shares her heartbreaking story

A Nigerian lady has come out to share her heartbreaking story of surviving rape several times which she said started from her childhood. Dorothy Edet while speaking with newsmen during the funeral of Iniobong Umoren, the jobseeker who was raped in Akwa Ibom, recounted how she has been raped by close relatives, strangers as well as people she went to sell her wares to when she was a child. In her words ''My name is Dorothy Edet. I am actually a survivor of rape. I understand what it means. When people talk about rape, I also want to air out my voice. At the age of seven, I was gang raped. Dressing has nothing to do with rape. What a woman wears cannot even push somebody to rape a woman. At the age of 10, I remember my Uncle telling my mum he is going to send me to school and t...
Ex-Pornstar Charged with Murdering her 77-year-old Millionaire Husband who Claimed to have Slept with ‘4000 Women’ and Hoped to ‘die’ while having sex
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Ex-Pornstar Charged with Murdering her 77-year-old Millionaire Husband who Claimed to have Slept with ‘4000 Women’ and Hoped to ‘die’ while having sex

An ex-Pornstar, Saki Sudo, 25, has been charged with murdering her spouse, Kosuke Nozaki, 77, who reportedly liked sex so much he was called 'don juan' after notoriously claiming he had bedded 4000 women and also demanded sex three times a day. Business tycoon Kosuke Nozaki, who made his fortune through real estate, agriculture and money lending, married the suspect in February 2018 in the Japanese city Tanabe. He was dead within months, according to Japanese news site Tokyo Reporter. Before his death, Nozaki had brushed off warnings that his ex-porn star wife only married him for his money after she was spotted on lavish shopping trips around the world. He wrote in his memoir: "I am sorry for the 99 per cent of people who wish for this marriage to fall apart, but I...
RCCG announces funeral arrangements for Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare
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RCCG announces funeral arrangements for Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare

The funeral arrangement for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has been announced.   According to a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, the personal assistant of the general overseer and younger brother of Dare, a special service will be held on Sunday, May 9 at the City of David Youth Church in Eket, Akwa Ibom, where late Pastor Dare pastored. The statement added that thanksgiving songs and tribute nite will be held on Monday, May 10, between 4 pm and 6 pm, at the RCCG House of Favour, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.   A farewell service will take place on Tuesday, May 11, at the Youth Centre, RCCG Redemption Camp.   Dare, aged 42, died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ib...
Zimbabwean man assaults his wife for not singing at funeral
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Zimbabwean man assaults his wife for not singing at funeral

39-year-old man from Mzilikazi suburb in Zimbabwe, has been fined $5 000 for assaulting his wife for not singing at a funeral.   Lucas Mhlanga, a barber, pleaded guilty to assault charges when he appeared before Bulawayo Magistrate Mrs Nomagugu Maphosa on Monday, May 3.   Appearing for the State, Mr Owen Mugari said Mhlanga and his wife Sikhulekile Moyo, 40, were returning home after attending a funeral in the same suburb on Sunday evening when he asked her why she was not singing at the funeral. He then proceeded to assault her.   Moyo who did not sustain any injuries reported the matter to the police resulting and Mhlanga was arrested.   However, she brought an affidavit to court intending to withdraw the matter saying she had forgiven him ...
Security scare as two intruders scale fence at Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor estate
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Security scare as two intruders scale fence at Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor estate

A couple was detained after they scaled the fences at the Queen’s Windsor estate, according to reports.   A man, 31, and his 29-year-old girlfriend entered the Royal Lodge grounds, in Windsor Great Park, last Sunday, April 25, according to the Sun.   The Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, officially lives at the lodge and was said to be there at the time of the breach.   Queen Elizabeth II, 95, rides her horses, walks her dogs and attends the church on the grounds.   The area was breached just over a week after her husband Prince Philip’s funeral.   A source said: "This is an astonishing lapse.  Everyone was on high alert after the first intruder, now this happens. Heads coul...
Man Strangled Girlfriend and their two Daughters as he ‘Didn’t Want them to Live Without Mum’
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Man Strangled Girlfriend and their two Daughters as he ‘Didn’t Want them to Live Without Mum’

A man who strangled his girlfriend and their two young daughters says he did not want them to "live in a world where they did not have their mother", according to prosecutors. The body of mum Amarah Banks was found in a garage in Milwaukee, Tennessee, the US, along with her daughters Camaria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Banks, 5, just one day after authorities issued an "Amber Alert" for the two girls. Their remains were found on February 16, 2020, a day after Arzel Ivery, her boyfriend and dad of the two girls, was taken into custody in Nashville, Tennessee. Arzel Ivery has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and he had reportedly told detectives where to find the bodies of his girlfriend and two young girls. Amarah Banks was last seen being dr...
“How does a heart break twice?” Chimamanda Adichie mourns as she narrates how her mum died 8 months after her dad
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“How does a heart break twice?” Chimamanda Adichie mourns as she narrates how her mum died 8 months after her dad

Chimamanda Adichie has returned to social media nearly two months after her mum's death to pay a touching tribute. The renowned author lost her 78-year-old mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie,  on March 1, 2021. Mrs Adichie's death happened on the day that would have been her late husband's 89th birthday. She died 8 months after her husband, Prof. James Adichie, who passed on after a brief illness in June 2020. Since her mother's death, Chimamanda has stayed off social media. She returned on April 28 to post a tribute to her mother. The Half of a Yellow Sun author shared photos of her and her mother, including one she took with her mother on her wedding day. How does a heart break twice?" Chimamanda captioned the post. Narrating how her mother died, Chimamanda said Mrs ...
Sokoto Varsity Lecturer, his Wife and Two Children Die in Fatal Road Crash
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Sokoto Varsity Lecturer, his Wife and Two Children Die in Fatal Road Crash

A lecturer with the Department of Nursing Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Malam Tajuddeen Musawa, his wife Zainab Abubakar and two children, have died in a road accident. The Katsina state indigine and his family were said to be on their way to his hometown from Sokoto State to attend his grandfather's funeral when the accident occurred. A statement issued by the management of the university on Sunday, April 25, said the accident occurred along Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state on Saturday, April 24. "The death has occurred of Malam Tajuddeen S Musawa of Nursing department at the faculty of allied health sciences from college of health sciences in UDUTH Sokoto, he had a road traffic accident that ended his life along Maru LGA in Zamfara state. He di...
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 ...
Prince Harry’s Heartwarming Comment to William after Philip’s Funeral Picked up by Lip Reader
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Prince Harry’s Heartwarming Comment to William after Philip’s Funeral Picked up by Lip Reader

A poignant moment recorded at Prince Philip's funeral was when Prince Harry and Prince William walked together and were seen speaking to each other. Due to the rift between the Princes, they were separated during the walk to church for their grandfather's funeral, with their cousin Peter Phillips between them. However, after the funeral, the brothers had a moment together. While walking, Prince Harry told Prince William that grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral was "what he would have wanted", a lip reader has claimed. As they removed their black face masks, lip readers claim William told his brother: "Yes it [the funeral] was great, wasn’t it." Harry, according to the Daily Express, then replied: "It was as he wanted." Body language expert Judi James told Dailysta...
Meghan Markle Accused of ‘PR Stunt’ Over Wreath Laid at Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Meghan Markle Accused of ‘PR Stunt’ Over Wreath Laid at Prince Philip’s Funeral

Meghan Markle used Prince Philip's funeral as a "deeply problematic" publicity stunt, a royal expert has claimed. Commentator Daniela Elsa accused the Duchess of Sussex, 39, of leaking details about the handwritten note she attached to a wreath to honour the late Duke of Edinburgh to the press ahead of the service in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Nine wreaths were laid by royals, but only details of Markle's offering were made public. Writing for Australian title news.com.au, Elsa suggested Meghan, who was unable to attend the ceremony because she's pregnant, used the platform to hit the headlines as details of other wreaths laid by the Royal Family remained private. "What is bewildering here is why and how, on a day which should have been resolutely, solely foc...
Kate Middleton Wears a Diamond and Pearl Necklace the Queen Once Loaned to Princess Diana for Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Kate Middleton Wears a Diamond and Pearl Necklace the Queen Once Loaned to Princess Diana for Prince Philip’s Funeral

The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured in Her Majesty's jewels as she arrived at St George's Chapel for Duke of Edinburgh's funeral today. Kate Middleton, 39, rocked the Queen's pearls paired with drop pearl earrings, both from Her Majesty's personal collection, with a black face covering and pillar-box hat with net veil for the funeral. She completed her look with a black £1,605 Roland Mouret dress, the same outfit she wore for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in 2018. The Japanese Pearl choker necklace was worn by Kate for the Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017, and by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in 1982. The Queen loaned it to Diana, who loved pearls, for a banquet given by Queen Beatrix and Pr...
Prince William is pictured speaking to his estranged brother Harry in sign of reconciliation after their grandfather’s funeral
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Prince William is pictured speaking to his estranged brother Harry in sign of reconciliation after their grandfather’s funeral

Prince William was pictured speaking to his estranged brother Harry after their grandfather's funeral as they appeared in public together for the first time in more than a year. The princes spoke to each other while walking out of St George's Chapel following the funeral service for Prince Philip this afternoon. They were earlier seen taking part in the funeral procession but walked beside their cousin Peter Phillips. Harry was first spotted speaking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel before he spoke his brother William. Harry's friend Tom Bradby, who was presenting ITV's coverage of the funeral today, said: 'Funerals are a time of reconciliation and that a sight, let's be honest, that's many wanted to see. Not least the family itself.' Will...
Prince William is reunited with his estranged brother Harry at Philip’s funeral
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Prince William is reunited with his estranged brother Harry at Philip’s funeral

Prince William and Harry have appeared in public together for the first time in more than a year at their grandfather Philip's funeral at Windsor Castle. The princes, who were dressed in suits did not stand shoulder to shoulder behind the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin but walked beside their cousin Peter Phillips to the St George's Chapel for Prince Philip's funeral this afternoon. William, 38, and Harry, 36, are among nine members of the Royal Family who walked behind their grandfather's typically unique coffin this afternoon, leaving the Sovereign's entrance at Windsor Castle at precisely 2.45pm. It's the first time Harry and William have been seen together since March 2020, when they attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with other royals. Royal aides...
Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit
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Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit

Prince Andrew was pictured in a black suit as he walked behind his elder brother Charles as they followed their father Philip's Land Rover hearse to the St George's Chapel. His decision to wear a suit to the event came after the Queen denied his demand to wear an Admiral's uniform for the funeral. The Duke of York, who served in the Navy and fought in the Falklands War, only had his military medals pinned to his chest like the other members of the royal family. Prince Andrew walked in the second row of the procession adjacent to his brother Prince Edward, and behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the first row. Today's funeral at Windsor Castle is the first official outing for the Duke of York, who stepped back from public life in 2019 over his friendship with ...
DMX’s Family Denies Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z Purchased the Late Rapper’s Master Recordings for $10M
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DMX’s Family Denies Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z Purchased the Late Rapper’s Master Recordings for $10M

The family of DMX have shut down rumors claiming Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z bought the late rapper's master recordings for $10million. The hip-hop icon, real name Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50. After his death, rumours surfaced that Beyoncé and her Jay-Z had purchased the late rapper's master recordings for $10million. However, this has been dismissed by the family of DMX. In a statement shared by Complex, DMX's family said: 'There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons', passing that we'd like to clear up. No one has bought Earl's masters.' The family also warned members of the public not to get scammed by people trying to raise...
Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death
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Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death

Meghan Markle reportedly reached out to Queen Elizabeth to share her condolences over the death of her husband, Prince Philip. On Saturday, April 10, a source told US Weekly that "Meghan and Harry have already spoken to the Queen to express their sympathies." Meghan Markle will not be attending Prince Philip's funeral in person this Saturday, April 17, as her doctor didn't clear her to fly because of her pregnancy. But Meghan and Prince Harry dedicated the homepage of their non-profit Archewell to Prince Philip on Friday, April 9 immediately after his death was announced. They shared a brief tribute to him which read, "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for your service... You will be greatly missed."
Prince Harry Arrives at Heathrow Without Pregnant Meghan Markle Ahead of his Grandfather’s Burial
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Prince Harry Arrives at Heathrow Without Pregnant Meghan Markle Ahead of his Grandfather’s Burial

Prince Harry has arrived in London without his heavily-pregnant wife Meghan Markle ahead of Prince Philip's funeral. This is the Duke of Sussex's first visit to Britain since quitting royal duties and the couple's bombshell Oprah interview. The Duke of Sussex was reportedly seen leaving his California home on Saturday night, April 10, in a black Cadillac Escalade to board an early-hours flight from LA, and disembarking a BA plane at Heathrow airport around 10 hours later on Sunday, April 11. Harry was met by security off the plane and put into a black Range Rover, before he was reportedly driven to Kensington Palace. It is thought he will be quarantining at Nottingham Cottage, where he proposed to Meghan in 2017, because his official home under the Megxit deal, Frogmore Cot...
Princes William and Harry to Walk behind Philip’s Coffin with Pregnant Meghan Markle to Miss the Funeral on Saturday
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Princes William and Harry to Walk behind Philip’s Coffin with Pregnant Meghan Markle to Miss the Funeral on Saturday

Princes William and Harry will walk behind their grandfather’s coffin when they attend his funeral next week. The brothers are expected to stand shoulder to shoulder to form part of the royal procession at the service for the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor on Saturday, April 17. It will be the first time the pair will be seen together since Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey - in which he claimed his older brother was 'trapped' inside the Monarchy. A source told the Mail on Sunday that, while tensions have been 'high' following the fallout from the Oprah interview on March 7, the Royal Family are 'united in grief' following Prince Philip's death. However, the Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with the couple's second child at home in California, will n...
Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja
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Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja

A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has passed away. Dr. Tukur died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja. Close family members, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, on Wednesday night, April 6. "His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said. The late Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State. Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria
Body of 8-year-old Boy Cut Out of Crocodile that Swallowed him Whole in Indonesia
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Body of 8-year-old Boy Cut Out of Crocodile that Swallowed him Whole in Indonesia

The body of an 8-year-old boy has been pulled out of the stomach of a 26ft long crocodile after he was swallowed whole in Indonesia. The deceased, Dimas Mulkan Saputra was fishing in a river with his father when he strayed from the shore in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Wednesday morning, March 3. The crocodile then dragged Dimas away as the boy's father Subliansyah chased the reptile. A local search and rescue agency official known as Oktavianto said the child's father jumped to help him but the reptile escape. "He chased the crocodile and hit it with bare hands but he couldn't keep up'' said Oktavianto. The crocodile was found on Thursday, March  in the village of Muara Bengalon in Bengalon District, and cut open. Dimas's body was found fully intact but lifeless. ...
Mammoth crowd as Katsina billionaire buries his son killed in power bike accident
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Mammoth crowd as Katsina billionaire buries his son killed in power bike accident

Mammoth crowd of sympathizers, former Governors, friends, government officials and associates bid farewell to Nura Dahiru Mangal, the son of Katsina billonaire businessman, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, as his remains were buried today March 4. LIB reported that the 30-year-old University of Manchester graduate was involved in the accident on Wednesday, while riding his power bike along Dutsimma road, Katsina. The incident reportedly happened not too far from Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic. He was rushed to the Katsina General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. His funeral prayer for the deceased was by 10am on Thursday at the Mangal Mosque, Kofar Kwaya, in Katsina. Also in attendance are the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, among others...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Loses Mum Months after Losing Dad
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Loses Mum Months after Losing Dad

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has lost her mother, Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie. The mother of the renowned Nigerian novelist died on Monday, March 1, in Awka, Anambra State. She was 78 years old. "It was very sudden and we are devastated," a family spokesperson said according to Guardian. She is survived by her six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-law and many relatives. Funeral arrangements will be announced by her family later. This comes just months after Chimamanda lost her father.
Tears Flow as Peter Okoye’s Father-in-law is Laid to Rest
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Tears Flow as Peter Okoye’s Father-in-law is Laid to Rest

Lola Omotayo-Okoye's father, Dipo Omotayo, was laid to rest today, Feb 25, and his family and close friends were present to pay their last respects. Lola Omotayo-Okoye, her husband Peter Okoye, and their two children led the procession to the venue of the funeral. Lola Omotayo's mother was also present. Peter Okoye's last child, Aliona Okoye couldn't hold back tears at the funeral. Adults were also filmed crying during the viewing of the body. Mr Dipo Omotayo, the owner of Silco Drilling and Completion Services, a Lagos-based oil and gas company, died in Dec 2020.
Stevie Wonder planning to move permanently to Ghana over racial injustice in America
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Stevie Wonder planning to move permanently to Ghana over racial injustice in America

Legendary American singer, Stevie Wonder has revealed plans to move permanently to Ghana. Speaking on Oprah Winfrey's show, 'The Oprah Conversation’, the 70-year-old Michigan-born emphatically stated that he is tired of racial injustice in America and doesn't want his descendants to beg for respect and value. “I want to see the nation smile again, and I want to see it before I move to Ghana,” he told Oprah. “I'm going to do that. I'm going to move permanently to Ghana.” “Because I don't want to see my children's children's children's have to say 'Oh please, like me. Please respect me. Please value me. What kind of sh*t is that?” The singer further stated that he wants the world to become a better place where racial injustice does not exist anymore. He added: “I want the ...
Ex-beauty Queen, Helen Prest’s Husband, Dr Tosin Ajayi, Laid to Rest
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Ex-beauty Queen, Helen Prest’s Husband, Dr Tosin Ajayi, Laid to Rest

The remains of Dr. Tosin Ajayi, the husband of ex-beauty queen, Helen Prest Ajayi, has been laid to rest. His body was committed to mother earth on Thursday, February 11. Late Dr. Ajayi died on April 27, 2020. His funeral was attended by his friends and family members. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. See more photos below
Ex-Lagos Governor, Lateef Jakande, Laid to Rest
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Ex-Lagos Governor, Lateef Jakande, Laid to Rest

The remains of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of Lagos state, have been laid to rest. He died in the early hours of Thursday, February 11. He was 91 years old. Late Jakande was governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983. He also served as the Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime from 1993 to 1998. See more photos from his funeral below..
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Loses Mother
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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Loses Mother

  Elisabeth, the mother of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has died at the age of 81 but the Anfield boss will not be able to attend her funeral because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Travel restriction means Klopp who lives with his family in Liverpool is prohibited from travelling to his home country because of fears of spreading variants of the coronavirus. Speaking to the Schwarzwalder Bote newspaper, Klopp paid tribute to his mother, saying ‘she meant everything to me’ and that a ‘wonderful commemoration’ will be planned when travel opens up again. The 53-year-old said: ”She meant everything to me. She was a real mum in the best sense of the world. As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now.” He last visited Elisabeth in Germany for her 80th birthd...
Dad Loses Entire Family Including his Wife and Three Children in Horrific House fire
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Dad Loses Entire Family Including his Wife and Three Children in Horrific House fire

A father is devastated’ after he lost his entire family when a horrific fire ripped through their mobile home. Melvin Diaz, from Snellville, Georgia, lost his wife and three children following the blaze on Saturday morning. Maria Isobel Martinez and her three daughters, Ashley, Alexa, and Daniela, aged between one and five, tragically died in the house as it was engulfed in the flames. Mr. Diaz said he was minutes away at a church meeting when he heard the news of a fire destroying his home, taking the life of his wife and three kids. “I just wanted to be with them that’s really what matters I mean it was my whole family… my whole world...” said Diaz. “I thought it was just something small I was calling her like crazy but she never answered me,” Diaz explains. Inv...

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