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Jack Grealish Pays For Funeral Of Aston Villa Fan Who Died In Car Crash
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Jack Grealish Pays For Funeral Of Aston Villa Fan Who Died In Car Crash

  In a touching gesture, England international Jack Grealish has donated £2,000 towards the funeral of a young Aston Villa supporter who sadly lost her life in a car accident. Mia Craen, 18, was driving her Fiat 500 to her new home in Southwater, West Sussex on Saturday when she collided with a tree at around 12:30pm. The teenager tragically died at the scene. Mia, who was a huge Villa fan, mentioned that her favourite player was Jack Grealish; so friend Rosie Fletcher asked her friends and family to tag the 25-year-old midfielder in an Instagram post. "Given that she was a huge @avfcofficial and @jackgrealish fan, we would like to get recognition for Mia and the amazing person she was." Rosie wrote. The story was shared by many on the social media platform and it ev...
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19
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Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19

Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.   Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.   He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.   “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.   The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will ta...
John Kani On Not Being Able To Attend Chadwick Boseman’s Funeral
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John Kani On Not Being Able To Attend Chadwick Boseman’s Funeral

Veteran actor John Kani, has expressed how he feels on not being able to attend Chadwick Boseman's funeral with actress Connie Chiume. Read More: Zahara Dragged For Allegedly Saying Chadwick Was Her Dream Husband John Kani who starred alongside Chad on Black Panther said he won't be able to to attend his funeral with Connie, due to the lockdown restrictions on international travels. He said his son Atandwa Kani who is in the Big Apple will represent them all. "What a pity that Connie and I will not be able to attend Chadwick Boseman’s funeral because of lockdown international boarders. I am sure that Atandwa who is in New York now will represent us all." he wrote on Twitter. Chadwick's death has been described as a major blow in the industry as he was an incredibly talented...
14-year-old Pregnant Girl Commits Suicide in Nasarawa
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14-year-old Pregnant Girl Commits Suicide in Nasarawa

A 14-year-old girl, Anita Haledu Ibrahim, pictured above, has committed suicide over an unwanted pregnancy. The Nation reports that Anita who is a student of Government Science school Andaha near Akwanga, took herbicide to kill herself on Saturday, July 11. According to sources, Anita was impregnated by her boyfriend who she met in Andaha during the COVID-19 lockdown. They became intimate and she got pregnant. Anita informed him she was pregnant with their child and he initially fled the village to Abuja but after her parents made contacts with him, he accepted the pregnancy and also showed interest to marry her. Anita however decided to take her life after her father, Haledu Ibrahim, beat her up over the pregnancy. She took the herbicide on Saturday and was immediately rushed...
Another Professor Dies in Kano
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Another Professor Dies in Kano

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Haruna Wakili of Bayero University Kano is dead. Hajiya Fatima Binta Muhammad, the University Registrar, told newsmen in Kano that the erudite scholar died at the wee hours of Saturday at the National Hospital, Abuja. A Professor of History, specialized in History of Riots, Revolts, Conflicts, Peace studies, Democracy and Good Governance was a former Commissioner of Education in Jigawa. The erudite professor of History who died after a protracted illness was taken to India for medical treatment for six months, and returned to the country during the COVID-19 lockdown window. He was also the former Director, Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training (Mambayya House) . The Registrar disc...
Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo to be Buried on Saturday, June 20
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Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo to be Buried on Saturday, June 20

The funeral of former beauty queen and event planner extraordinaire, Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo, has been slated for Saturday, June 20. Ibidun died on Sunday, June 14 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state where she had gone to erect some COVID19 Isolation centers. She will be buried in Lagos state. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Tyler Perry to pay for funeral of Rayshard Brooks, man killed by police in Atlanta
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Tyler Perry to pay for funeral of Rayshard Brooks, man killed by police in Atlanta

Media mogul Tyler Perry is going to pay for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by Atlanta police officers in a Wendy's parking lot Friday. Brooks' family and their attorneys held a press conference on Monday, during which attorney L. Chris Stewart revealed the offer from Perry. "We want to thank and acknowledge Tyler Perry, who we spoke with, who will be taking care of the funeral for the family," Stewart said. "It's support like that and it's people who are actually in this community — that love the community, that want healing and families like this to never have to go through something like this — to step forward." Stewart was also on the legal team helping the family of George Floyd, the black man whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis sparked a nationwi...
Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus
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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

At least 10 people died and 12 were wounded when an explosive device ripped through a minibus outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, the government said. The deadly explosion occurred near Lafole village along the Afgoye-Mogadishu where the passenger bus was travelling early in the day. “At least 10 civilians were killed in an explosion at Lafole area this morning, those who died were all civilians,” the information ministry said in a statement, adding that the victims were on their way to a funeral. Witnesses said the minibus was completely destroyed, and described a horrific scene with everyone on board either dead or wounded and many bodies ripped apart or burned beyond recognition. “This was a horrible incident this morning, the explosive device went off as the bus...
FG Apologises For The Violation Of Social Distancing Order At Late Abba Kyari’s Funeral
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FG Apologises For The Violation Of Social Distancing Order At Late Abba Kyari’s Funeral

The Federal government has apologised to Nigerians for the violation of the social distancing order at late Abba Kyari’s burial. Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mutapha, tendered the apology during the daily media briefing of the taskforce in Abuja on Monday evening, April 20. Nigerians took to social media to blast the government after videos and photos from the burial of Abba Kyari showing how crowded it was, surfaced online. Many people turned out for the burial and several guidelines put in place by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic were violated. Boss Mutapha said it is regrettable that social distancing was not observed during the burial. The PTD recognises regrettably the unintentional violation of the principles ...
Veteran Actor, Pa Kasumu’s Burial Slated for April 2nd and 3rd
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Veteran Actor, Pa Kasumu’s Burial Slated for April 2nd and 3rd

Veteran actor, Olukayode Odumosu aka Pa Kasumu's funeral has been slated for April 2nd and 3rd in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The details of his funeral was announced by Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi. Pa Kasumu died on Sunday March 1st after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.
The body I have right now is the body that I have loved – Wema Sepetu
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The body I have right now is the body that I have loved – Wema Sepetu

Popular Tanzanian actress, Wema Sepetu has hit the headlines for her massive weight loss that saw her confess she is HIV positive. Just last week, during her brother's funeral, she stepped out looking pretty frail and worrying, to masses. A fan was quick to ask whether she is a HIV victim and Wema shouted: 'Nina Ukimwi. [Yes, I have HIV/AIDS.]' However, in a recent press conference, the Miss Tanzania 2006 revealed that she has no ailment or condition but she just loves her current body size. 'I am very fit. I do not have any disease. The body I have right now is the body that I have loved. People started knowing me while I was petite then added weight and when that happened, people spoke a lot.' The award-winning actress, back in 2006 – when she bagged her crown home – ...
Do Not Wait For Your Parents To Die, Celebrate Them Now – Reno Omokri
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Do Not Wait For Your Parents To Die, Celebrate Them Now – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has advised millions across the globe on how to treat their parents. According to Reno, the dead can not hear nor enjoy, thus it is important that people celebrate their parents while they are still alive. In his words; ”Dead bodies can’t hear. A corpse can’t enjoy. So, don’t wait until your parents die. Celebrate them now. Tell them all the things you are reserving to say at their funeral. It will please them more than those who will attend their funerals. And renovate their house while they are living in it, instead of doing it after they die to impress those you invite for their funeral. And on their birthday, kill the 2 cows you planned to kill for strangers to eat at their burial. Let them enjoy, since their corpse cannot enjoy it!” Thoughts anyone? ...
Amnesty International warns military, IPOB ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents’ burial
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Amnesty International warns military, IPOB ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents’ burial

The Amnesty International on Wednesday, urged security agencies and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to ensure peace at the burial of parents of leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, in Afara Ukwu, Abia State, on Friday. There have been reported presence of military personnel in the town ahead of the funeral. In a statement on Wednesday, Osai Ojigho, Country Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, appealed to the military and members of IPOB to ensure there is no case of violence at the funeral of Kanu’s parents to respect rights of citizens. Ojigbo told IPOB and military to ensure lives are protected and avoid repetition of September 2017 events which led to loss of 20 lives. The statement read: “The Nigerian security forc...
Osinbajo departs Abuja for Arap Moi’s funeral in Nairobi
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Osinbajo departs Abuja for Arap Moi’s funeral in Nairobi

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has left Abuja for Nairobi, Kenya to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the state funeral for former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi. The funeral will take place in Nairobi on Tuesday. Moi died 4th February, aged 95. He was the second and longest-serving President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Prof. Osinbajo would be joining other African Heads of State and world leaders expected at the occasion scheduled to hold at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. The Vice President, who would be accompanied on the trip by senior government officials is expected back in Nigeria later tomorrow 11 February, 2020.
Church Shooting after a Funeral Leaves at least Two Dead and Multiple People Injured in Florida
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Church Shooting after a Funeral Leaves at least Two Dead and Multiple People Injured in Florida

Two people have been killed and two others injured in a shooting that took place after a funeral at a Florida church on Saturday, January 1. The shooting occurred just after 2:30 pm at the conclusion of a funeral, which was held at Victory City Church in Riviera Beach. According to Mail Online, a boy, 15, and an unidentified man were pronounced dead at the scene. A woman and a juvenile were also shot and rushed to a local hospital. They are both believed to be in a stable condition. NBC reported that the shooter fired 13 rounds before fleeing the scene. Tywuante D. Lupoe, the senior pastor of the Victory City Church later took to Facebook to confirm the shooting. We solicit the prayers of the saints today as we mourn the lost of two young black men to a sensless shooting aft...
Ahmed Musa Remembers his Mum on the One Year Anniversary of her Death
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Ahmed Musa Remembers his Mum on the One Year Anniversary of her Death

Nigerian professional footballer, Ahmed Musa is remembering his mother on the 1 year anniversary of her death. Mrs Sara Moses passed on in 2019, at the age of 66. Ahmed shared photos from her funeral as he paid tribute to her. He wrote: "Dearest mum, I can't believe it's been 365 days without you. Not a single day goes by without thoughts of you flooding my mind. Its hard without you but I know you are in a better place. I am doing all I can to make you proud and I know you are smiling down on me. "Rest well mum until we meet to part no more. Amen. (more…)
Funke Akindele And Her Siblings Absence At Their Father’s Funeral In Lagos
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Funke Akindele And Her Siblings Absence At Their Father’s Funeral In Lagos

The Bishop Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Ikorodu, Rt. Rev Samson Osundina, on Friday, January 17, 2020, expressed his disappointment in Nollywood actress Funke Akindele Bello and her siblings over their absence at their father's funeral. Their dad, Very Revd. Godwin Olusoji Akindele, died on Saturday, December 7, 2019, after a brief illness, aged 73. However, none of his four children was present at his Service of Songs and burial at Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos. While delivering the burial sermon, Rev. Osundina thanked the children for taking care of their father during the times when he was ill, but stressed the fact that paying him the last respect as children was very important and significant. .
Ex Footballer, Isaac Promise Buried With No Representative From NFF
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Ex Footballer, Isaac Promise Buried With No Representative From NFF

The funeral of Isaac Promise, the former Nigeria youth captain, took place in the south-eastern town of Umudim, Ohekelem, Imo State. Promise, 31, died of a suspected heart attack in early October in the United States, according to American second-tier side Austin Bold. Clad in black, the family gathered three months after his death to attend the burial ceremony. Despite representing his country at all youth level, he was buried in a low-key ceremony with a no-show from top Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials. "We sent out the programme in December, but there was no representative from the football community," a family member told us this, "Imagine a former captain of Nigeria and there was no NFF representatives among the audience, and not even a former teammate. ...
Funeral Service For Reinhard Bonke In Florida Draws Thousands
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Funeral Service For Reinhard Bonke In Florida Draws Thousands

Funeral for Reinhard Bonnke, German evangelist known as 'The Billy Graham of Africa,' draws thousands Funeral service for Reinhard Bonnke at Faith Assembly of God church in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 4, 2019. Courtesy photo by Sarah M. Brown ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) — Reinhard Bonnke, the German evangelist known as “The Billy Graham of Africa,” was lauded at a Saturday (Jan. 4) memorial service as “a giant and a general in the army of God.” The Pentecostal pastor died Dec. 7 at the age of 79 in Orlando, where he moved his international ministry, Christ for All Nations, in the early 2000s. He retired as head of Christ for All Nations in 2017, citing declining health. During more than four decades of mass crusades in Africa, Bonnke preached in 51 of the continent’s countries and clai...
Thousands Gather On The Street Of Baghdad For General Soleimani’s Funeral
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Thousands Gather On The Street Of Baghdad For General Soleimani’s Funeral

Thousands of furious mourners thronged in the streets of Baghdad today during funeral processions for the slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia commander who died with him during yesterday's US strike. They chanted 'Death to America' and 'America is the Great Satan' as they walked beside the coffins of Soleimani, architect of Iran's global military strategy, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Kataeb Hezbollah chief, in Baghdad. A militia vehicle, a large Chevrolet truck is adorned with flowers and posters of the Iranian general as his coffin is driven through the streets of the Iraqi capital on Saturday. Iraq's caretaker prime minister Adel Abdel Mahdi attends the funeral procession on Saturday in Baghdad. Kataeb Hezbollah Iraqi militia the Iran-backed...
Actress Mollie Stab her Own Mum to Death
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Actress Mollie Stab her Own Mum to Death

According to CNN, Mollie Fitzgerald, an actress who had a minor role in "Captain America: The First Avenger" has been charged in the stabbing death of her mother. Mollie Fitzgerald was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder after authorities discovered 68-year-old Patricia Fitzgerald dead in an Olathe, Kansas, home on December 20, according to the Olathe Police Department. Fitzgerald is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond, according to records from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. She appeared in court Thursday and is in the process of hiring a lawyer, court records show. Her next court appearance is scheduled for January 9. Fitzgerald, 38, played the part of "Stark Girl" in the 2011 Captain America film, and is credited on her IMDb page with being an ...
Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after funeral in Maiduguri
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Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after funeral in Maiduguri

On Saturday, July 27th, Boko Haram gunmen killed 23 mourners in Borno statte after they attended a funeral.   According to a report by AFP, the attackers on three motorbikes opened fire on a group of men as they walked back from a funeral in Nganzai district near the state capital Maiduguri, local militia leader, Bunu Bukar Mustapha, said.   "Our men recovered 23 dead bodies from the scene of the attack, which happened this morning," Mustapha told AFP. The men were returning to Badu Kuluwu from nearby Goni Abachari village where they had attended funeral prayers for a relative, Mustapha said.   A Nganzai district official confirmed both the incident and death toll.  "I received calls from Nganzai that Boko Haram killed 23 people near Badu Kuluwu this mornin...
I spent only N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn — Bauchi ex-gov
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I spent only N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn — Bauchi ex-gov

Former governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has said he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged. Speaking through Mukhtar Jibril, his media aide, the former governor said he inherited the practice of buying funeral materials from his predecessors due to its impact on the people. Governor Bala Mohammed of the state had accused his predecessor of spending N2.3 billion on funeral materials in five months. Jibril said in a statement that the purchases passed through “due process” and awarded to qualified contractors. He said: “In response to media reports on the issue of mahogany and shrouds procured for burials, we want to state that this is a practice inherited by the government of Abubakar from its predecessors. Considering its signif...
Gowon Slumps at Military Funeral in Delta
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Gowon Slumps at Military Funeral in Delta

Former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, slumped during the funeral of late Major General David Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu community, Ughelli South LGA of Delta State today Friday, May 3rd. According to reports, the former Nigerian Head of State, slumped mid way during the oration at the grave side of late Maj Gen David Akpodiete Ejoor. The former Head of State was promptly rushed by some senior military officers into the special tenth for emergency resuscitation. They were joined by Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former Governor of the Delta State. There are indications that the former Nigerian leader is now in a stable state.
What Gov. Yahaya Bello Said about Death of Dino Melaye’s Mother
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What Gov. Yahaya Bello Said about Death of Dino Melaye’s Mother

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has reacted to the death of Senator Dino Melaye’s mother, Comfort Melaye. The lawmaker representing Kogi West at the National Assembly had Thursday night announced the death of his mother. The Governor, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, on Friday, described the news of Deaconess Melaye’s death as “a rude shock and great loss not only to Kogi State but Nigeria in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity”. He said Deaconess Melaye was “a quintessential mother, devout Christian and community leader who devoted her lifetime to the service of God and humanity. Bello said, “I received with shock, news of the passing of your mother, Deaconess Comfort Mel...
Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player’s Funeral
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Raheem Sterling To Pay For Young Crystal Palace Player’s Funeral

Raheem Sterling will pay for the funeral of Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins, who died in March aged 13. Manchester City winger Sterling supported a campaign to find a suitable stem cell donor for Damary, who had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. "Damary was a special young man who touched a lot of lives, including my own," Sterling said. The England international, 24, plans to attend the funeral on Friday. He described Damary as "an example to us all" who was "positive until the end". The teenager's family had set up a GoFundMe page to raise £15,000 to give Damary the "best send off and celebration of life". In March, Sterling lifted his shirt to reveal a picture of the two of them together after scoring his second goal in England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic...
Former Court of Appeal President, Nasir is dead
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Former Court of Appeal President, Nasir is dead

Former President of Court of Appeal and Galadiman Katsina, Justice Mamman Nasir is dead. He died on Saturday afternoon after a brief illness at the Federal Medical Center, Katsina, Daily Trust reports. Confirming the death, the secretary of Katsina Emirate Council, Bello Ifo said the deceased’s funeral prayer is slated for 4.30 pm at his palace in Malumfashi. In 1961, late Nasir was appointed as Minister of Justice, Northern Nigeria, a position he held for five years before he became the Director of Public Prosecution, Northern Region in 1967, the same year he was appointed Solicitor General, North Central State. He held this position for seven years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice in 1975. In 1978, he was appointed as Pres...
Why it Was like a Funeral in Man Utd’s Dressing Room After Watford win
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Why it Was like a Funeral in Man Utd’s Dressing Room After Watford win

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that the home dressing room was like a funeral after their 2-1 win over Watford on Saturday. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial netted for United before Abdoulaye Doucoure pulled one back in the dying minutes at Old Trafford. Solskjaer’s men may have boosted their chances of a top-four finish, but the players could not hide the fact that their display was unimpressive. “The feeling in the dressing room after was almost like a funeral. “They were all sat there, it was very quiet, they were all disappointed in their performance at full-time. “It’s not like jubilation because we won and we got the three points. They all know that this was a below par performance, which is great because you want players to be hon...
Singer Accidentally Shoots Himself Dead on Music Video set
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Singer Accidentally Shoots Himself Dead on Music Video set

Rising American country singer, Justin Carter, has accidentally killed himself while filming a music video. The 35-year-old Texan was shooting a music video at his apartment in Houston on Saturday when a real gun was mistaken for a prop. According to reports, Carter shot himself with a gun meant for the video shoot of one of his records. The 35-year-old rising star reportedly passed from the gunshot wound which occurred while he was filming in his apartment. Cindy McClellan, Cater’s mom speaking on the freak accident said a gun the singer had in his pocket “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.” Speaking with ABC 13, McClellan said: ‘His music was his world. He was always there for everybody.’ He signed a new deal with Mark Atherton of Triple Threat Mana...
Emiliano Sala Funeral: Heartbreaking Photos Show Sala’s Dog Waiting For Last Goodbye
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Emiliano Sala Funeral: Heartbreaking Photos Show Sala’s Dog Waiting For Last Goodbye

See the  picture of Nala below, the dog owned by late Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, looking heartbroken as he waits to say his last goodbye at its owner’s funeral. The funeral held in the footballer’s hometown of Progreso in Argentina, with Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock among those who attended. Many of those present noticed the dog, a black Labrador, at the entrance of where the funeral service was held for Emiliano Sala. Nala was gotten shortly before the player made a move to Nantes in 2015 and regularly shares pictures of the both of them on social media. Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash that occurred on January 22 while on his way to join his new team Cardiff City.
Photos From Emiliano Sala’s Funeral
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Photos From Emiliano Sala’s Funeral

Emiliano Sala’s body was yesterday finally laid to rest in home country of Argentina, and here are photos from his funeral. The former Nantes star’s death has been described as “like a hard punch” as friends and family gathered for the Argentine’s funeral. Emiliano Sala’s body was finally laid to rest after family members, football fans, administrators and lovers of the game gathered to pay their respect to the late Cardiff City striker during his funeral ceremony in Argentina on Saturday. According to UK Sun report, his sister Romina, found it tough to control her emotions after Sala’s remains was taken to his first club at San Martin de Progreso. The 28-year-old and pilot David Ibbotson were on board a Piper Malibu aircraft when it disappeared on January 21. Sala was on hi...
Buhari’s Absence At Shagari’s Funeral Unpardonable – PDP
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Buhari’s Absence At Shagari’s Funeral Unpardonable – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at the former President Shehu Shagari’ funeral last Saturday. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said: “President Buhari’s absence at the funeral, particularly regarding Shagari’s status as the first executive president of our country, is unpardonable and a very wrong precedence in our national protocol.” PDP noted that Buhari only visited Shagari’s family after the funeral. “This action by the Buhari presidency has also sent a wrong signal to the international community on our national values and respect for our patriots,” the party declared. Noting that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also absent at the burial, the PDP expressed disma...
Bride dies a day before her wedding in Bauchi
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Bride dies a day before her wedding in Bauchi

A bride Fawziya Tataru has died a day before her wedding day in Bauchi. Fawziya, a Quantity Survey graduate of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, has her wedding scheduled for 11:00am at Gwallaga mosque, today. According to reports, Fawziya Tataru, died of an undisclosed ailment, shortly after her Wedding Walima to Abduljalil Salisu, yesterday afternoon. Instead of her Wedding Fatiha today, which serious preparations had gone into, her funeral prayer will now hold at the same time and mosque ahead of her burial. Her husband-to-be Abduljalil Salisu was inconsolable after hearing the sad news of his bride’s demise yesterday.
Presidency, Atiku clash Over Buhari’s absence at burial of soldiers
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Presidency, Atiku clash Over Buhari’s absence at burial of soldiers

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his absence at the burial of soldiers killed during Matele attack. The Presidency however reminded the former vice president that Buhari had done better than him by visiting the soldiers after the attack, Punch reports. It reminded Atiku that as vice president to Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001, he did not visit the troops after scores of soldiers were killed in Zaki Biam in Benue State. In a statement, Atiku advised Buhari to emulate French President Emmanuel Macron on how to bury heroic soldiers. The PDP presidential candidate lamented that it was sad that neither Buhari nor Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended the funeral of the military men who were kille...
Michelle Obama in London, holds Q&A Session With Chimamanda
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Michelle Obama in London, holds Q&A Session With Chimamanda

Michelle Obama in London where she delivered an “inspirational” speech to a sold-out Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank as part of her tour for her best-selling memoir “Becoming.” The former First Lady of the United States was described as having “taken London by storm” by news anchor Jon Snow as she responded to questions in a Q&A session with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Standard UK reports. She tackled topics ranging from her parents to her rise to becoming arguably the most powerful woman in the world. Speaking to the crowd of thousands at London’s Southbank Centre, Mrs Obama told how her mother “encouraged us to let our voices be heard” saying: “one of the things my parents believed was that my voice was relevant and my opinions were meaningful and my anger an...
Oprah Winfrey’s Mum Dies At 83
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Oprah Winfrey’s Mum Dies At 83

Oprah Winfrey’s mum is dead. Vernita Lee died in her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 83. The TV Mogul’s spokeswoman who confirmed the death of Oprah Winfrey’s mum in a statement, disclosed that she died on November 22 and private funeral services have been held. Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. She moved to Milwaukee and worked as a housekeeper, with Winfrey’s maternal grandmother raising her until she was six years old. She then moved to Milwaukee to live with her mother. However due to long separation, Oprah had a rocky relationship with her mother which eventually got better. The TV mogul spent much of her childhood travelling between the homes of her mother and father, Vernon Lee. “I suddenly land in a place...
Read Diddy’s Emotional Eulogy To Kim Porter
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Read Diddy’s Emotional Eulogy To Kim Porter

Rapper, Diddy, paid tribute to his ex Kim Porter in an emotional eulogy at her funeral which took place on Saturday in Columbus, Georgia. The former model was found dead on Nov. 15 at age 47. She died after suffering from a bout of pneumonia but her exact cause of death is unknown In an audio recording obtained by TMZ, Combs described his relationship with Porter and made a promise to their children: Christian, D’Lila Star and Jessie James his kids with Porter), Quincy (Porter’s son from a previous relationship whom Combs helped raise) and Justin and Chance (Combs’ children from other relationships). Read the eulogy below “I just want to say to my kids, Justin, Christian, D’Lila, Jessie, Chance and the other man in the house, Quincy: Your mother instilled in me this, and I pled...
Funeral Arrangements For Tosyn Bucknor Released
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Funeral Arrangements For Tosyn Bucknor Released

Funeral arrangements for Tosyn Bucknor, the late popular Nigerian OAP, has now been released The service of songs/Night of tributes and funeral service is scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 28 and 29, 2018, respectively. Funeral arrangements for Tosyn Bucknor released Check out the venue and time of each service below; The media personality, a graduate of law from the University of Lagos, was born with sickle cell anaemia. In November 2015, Bucknor and Aurélien Boyer had their traditional wedding surrounded by family and friends in Lagos. Five months later, they had their white wedding in France, Boyer’s home country. Segun Bucknor, her father who was a popular musician and journalist, died in 2017. Tosyn, as she was popularly call...
Photos Of P.Diddy At The Funeral Of The Mother Of His Children, Kim Porter
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Photos Of P.Diddy At The Funeral Of The Mother Of His Children, Kim Porter

Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs displayed his immense heartbreak as former model Kim Porter's funeral took on Saturday in Georgia with her gold casket the center of attention and a fireworks display sending her off. Devastated rap superstar, Sean 'Diddy' Combs appeared deep in thought as he took a lone stroll at Evergreen Memorial Garden Cemetery on Saturday. The mother of his children Kim Porter, 47, who died after battling flu, was being buried alongside her mother Sarah Porter who passed away in 2014.
6 Feared Dead In Maiduguri Boat Mishap
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6 Feared Dead In Maiduguri Boat Mishap

Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno. Newsmen report that the incident occurred on Friday during a boat journey from Zabarmari to Dusuman settlement. Bulama Maidamma, the ward Head of Zabarmari, who comfirmed the incident, told newsmen that two females and four males died while three among the passengers were rescued. Maidamma said “the two females boarded the boat from Budum area, some of them were heading to Dusuman for the Jummat prayers while others went to attend funeral of a relative.” He attributed the incident to the heavy wind with sandstorm which lasted for about 30 minutes on Friday. “The boat capsized at the deeper point of the river. Most of them drowned because ...
Photos From The Funeral Of Koffi Annan In Ghana
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Photos From The Funeral Of Koffi Annan In Ghana

Former UN Secretary general, Koffi Annan, was laid to rest in his home country, Ghana, today September 13th. The funeral was attended by world leaders including the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and wife Toyin, amongst others. See more photos below
Aretha Franklin’s Four Sons Expected To Get An Equal Portion Of Her Estate
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Aretha Franklin’s Four Sons Expected To Get An Equal Portion Of Her Estate

Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will.   As her four sons and other family members move on from Friday's funeral in Detroit, they're left with the potentially tall task of finding out how many millions she was worth, and divvying it up, a process that could take years and is likely to play out in public.   Estate law experts expressed surprise but not shock that a wealthy person like Franklin would put off making a will until it was too late. At least one of the singer's attorneys says he urged her repeatedly over the years to draft one. 'I tried...
Pastor Ellis Caught Sexually Harassing American Singer, Ariana Grande
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Pastor Ellis Caught Sexually Harassing American Singer, Ariana Grande

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III was caught molesting Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. In case you missed it: the Dangerous Woman crooner was one of the singers who performed at the Queen of Soul’s funeral in Detroit. Many people praised her soul-stirring rendition of “Natural Woman” at the event, and some also noticed the cringe-worthy moment when Bishop Charles H. Ellis III groped her on live TV. From the clip, the preacher could be seen wrapping his hand tightly around Ariana’s side and reaching for her breast, before saying, “I thought that [Ariana Grande] was a new something at Taco Bell.” The singer was visibly uncomfortable and even tried to ward him off, but he held on.
Late Senator John Mccain Bans President Trump From Attending His Funeral, Says Obama And Bush Should Give Eulogies
Politics

Late Senator John Mccain Bans President Trump From Attending His Funeral, Says Obama And Bush Should Give Eulogies

The New York Times reports that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been asked to give eulogies at Senator John McCain’s funeral, but President Donald Trump has been banned from attending the ceremony.   John McCain, who died on Saturday at the age of 81, will lie in state in the Capital Rotunda in Washington, D.C., and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. His death on Saturday triggered a flood of tributes and even from U.S. President Donald Trump that he greatly opposed. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, have also paid tributes in memory of the senator. Trump, in a tweet said: “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers a...
Federal High Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
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Federal High Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

 Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge made the order for Mahmood to appear before him while ruling on a preliminary objection by INEC and its Chairman in a contempt proceeding filed by Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, Chairman and Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, respectively. Five days later, on ...

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