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US President Biden announces death of family dog, Champ
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US President Biden announces death of family dog, Champ

US President Joe Biden and his family are mourning the loss of their German shepherd, Champ, who on Saturday June 19, died  at the age of 13. "Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home," a statement from the White House said. "He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family." "Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub." Champ was one of two German Shepherds living at the White House with the president and first lady. He lived alongside Major, who the Bidens adopted in November 2018 and ...
General Overseer of Redemption Ministries, Rev. Stephen Akinola is dead
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General Overseer of Redemption Ministries, Rev. Stephen Akinola is dead

Popular cleric and General Overseer Of Redemption Ministries, Worldwide, Reverend Stephen Akinola is dead. According to BBC Pidgin, the Port Harcourt-based Pastor died in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. Akinola was said to have undergone a kidney transplant months back though the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed. It was gathered that members of his congregation rushed to the church which has its headquarters in Port Harcourt to mourn the famous cleric when the news broke. Former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria as well as former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Apostle Eugene Ogu confirmed Akinola’s demise on Sunday. “Yes, it is a very sad day for the Christian community. W...
Friends Mourn World Bank staff allegedly Crushed to Death with a Car by her husband
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Friends Mourn World Bank staff allegedly Crushed to Death with a Car by her husband

Nigerians are mourning a woman who was allegedly crushed to death by her angry husband as she tried to stop him from driving out of the compound with her phone. According to SaharaReporters, the husband named Makanjuola Ayedun from Isanlu community, Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State, crushed his wife, Mrs Nike Ayedun to death with his car. The incident occurred at Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Friday, May 14, 2021 around 10pm. Ayedun allegedly knocked down his wife, Nike, a staff member of World Bank office at Asokoro, Abuja, while reversing his car. It was learnt that due to the speed with which he reversed, the car crossed an untarred road and crashed into a building where some things were destroyed. Ayedun allegedly tried to flee when he realised that he had kill...
Princess Beatrice Announces she’s Pregnant with her First Child
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Princess Beatrice Announces she’s Pregnant with her First Child

Princess Beatrice has announced that she is pregnant and is expecting her first baby later this year. Beatrice, who is Prince Andrew's first child, is expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her grandmother the Queen is said to be "delighted" by the news. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year. "The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news." The news is said to have brought joy to the Royal Family who are mourning the loss of Prince Philip. Beatrice, 32, and Edoardo, 38, married in July 2020. The baby will be Andrew's second grandchild after his other daughter Prin...
“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...
“Seeing my Sister’s Lifeless Body all over the Media Breaks my Heart” – Grief-stricken Sister of Greenfield University Student Killed by Bandits Mourns
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“Seeing my Sister’s Lifeless Body all over the Media Breaks my Heart” – Grief-stricken Sister of Greenfield University Student Killed by Bandits Mourns

Sim Yohanna The sister of Dorathy Yohanna, one of the three Greenfield University, Kaduna students killed by bandits, has been thrown into mourning. Dorathy, two other students, Sadiq Yusuf Sanga and Precious Nwakacha, were killed by armed bandits few days after their abduction. It would be recalled that the bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday night, April 20, shooting sporadically before whisking an unspecified number of students away. The abductors later contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800 million. The remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university on Friday, April 22. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sim...
President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students
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President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students

President Buhari has condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime. “My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the President. On the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State in particular, the President condemned them as “barbaric terror attacks,” and described as “unfortunate the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities. ''Addressi...
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...
Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead
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Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead

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

Even while mourning the death of Prince Philip, Piers Morgan did not miss a chance to throw shade at Meghan Markle. Though the British TV host did not call Meghan's name in the tribute, it was clear he was mocking her by pointing out the difference between her and the late Prince Philip. Everything Piers has ever accused Meghan Markle of - being whiny, wanting fame, granting interviews, playing the victim, complaining, and shunning the upper lip encouraged by the Royal family - he pointed out that Prince Philip was all that and more as he paid tribute to him. Sharing newspaper photos announcing Prince Philip's death, Piers Morgan wrote: "He hated celebrity culture, shunned fame, distrusted the media & barely gave any interviews - but as the extraordinary coverage of his de...
Prince Phillip Dies at 99, weeks after being admitted in hospital for Infection and Heart Surgery
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Prince Phillip Dies at 99, weeks after being admitted in hospital for Infection and Heart Surgery

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth,  has died at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the monarch's rock during her 69-year reign. He spent his final days at Windsor Castle with his wife after a 28-night stay in hospital having been admitted in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition. Her Majesty announced her husband's death at midday today, April 9. Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal...
Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death
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Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death

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

Nigerian music producer, Ayorinde Faboro popularly known as Dr Frabz is dead. According to singer, Nikki Laoye, Dr Frabz, was shot. ”Oh my God persevering face… My dear brother, Dr Frabz @DoktaFrabz… This is such terrible news. Just heard that he was shot… Who did this? I am so pained right now. What kind of news is this ehn?”she wrote on Twitter Celebrities have taken to social media to express shock at his passing. Music producer, Samklef, via his Twitter handle, wrote “Rip legend! Ayo ( dr Frabz) We spoke 2 weeks ago u asked how is Houston treating me? I came to Maryland yesterday only for me to hear that u are no more today. What a sad day! A brother is gone! another producer is gone! RIP!” Singer Emma Nyra while mourning his passing wrote; “This life is really bea...
President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash
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President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that claimed the lives of seven personnel in Abuja today February 21. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, reads; ''President Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel. On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy. The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the...
Two Brothers Fight Each Other to Death Over Farmland in Benue
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Two Brothers Fight Each Other to Death Over Farmland in Benue

Two brothers have thrown members of their family into mourning after they fought each other to death over farmland in Benue state. Reports have it that the incident happened in the Gwer West Local Government Area of the state. The siblings were identified as Iorhemba Adóón and Jima Adóón. Sunday PUNCH gathered that the duo had fought over the ownership of the farmland which belonged to their late father, exchanging blows in the process. They were said to have also hit each other with charms and died in a few minutes’ interval. A resident, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said, “Jima took a tractor to plough his rice farmland close to River Benue but his immediate elder brother, Iorhemba, got wind of it and went to the farm to meet his younger bro...
Football Star, Ronaldinho’s Mother Dies Aged 71 After Contracting Covid-19
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Football Star, Ronaldinho’s Mother Dies Aged 71 After Contracting Covid-19

Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho reportedly passed away after testing positive for Covid-19. Dona Miguelina, aged 71, was hospitalised after testing positive for the virus in December 2020, in their home city of Porto Alegre. Ronaldinho’s former club Atletico Mineiro confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, February 21,  with a message of condolence. “It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement. “The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace.” Ronaldinho is yet to make an official statement over the rep...
Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding
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Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding

Armed bandits have killed a Nigerian Air Force personnel, Abubakar, three weeks to his wedding. Late Abubakar WAS among the NAF personnel killed during a gun duel with armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari on Saturday, February 13. According to reports posted on Facebook by his family, the gallant officer was set to get married in three weeks time and had shared his prewedding photos. He was buried in his hometown in Ungwan Dosa, Kaduna North, Kaduna State at 4:pm on Sunday, February 14. It will be recalled that troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a state...
Former Ghanaian President J.J Rawlings Is Dead!
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Former Ghanaian President J.J Rawlings Is Dead!

Bad news as Ghanaians have been thrown into a state of mourning. Former President Jerry John Rawlings has died! According to Graphic Online, he died at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital today, Thursday 12th November.
Malik B, Founding Member of The Roots and Grammy Winner is Dead
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Malik B, Founding Member of The Roots and Grammy Winner is Dead

Malik B, an American rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died at the age of 47.  The hip-pop group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born MC in a social media post last night. 'It is with heavy hearts and tearful eyes that we regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit. May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam, His loving brotherhood and his innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time. We ask that you please respect his family and extended family in our time of mourning such a great loss.' https://www.instagram.com/p/CDPLAtJAFr7/?utm_source=ig_embed His cause of death wasn't revealed. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit was a major contributor to his gro...
Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly is Dead
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Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly is Dead

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for the next presidential election, has died at the age of 61. His death was announced by the country's president, Alassane Ouattara. “Fellow compatriots, Ivory Coast is mourning. It is with deep pain that I announce to you that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has left us,” Ouattara said in a statement read on national television by the presidency’s secretary-general on Wednesday, July 8. "I salute the memory of a statesman, a man of great loyalty, dedication and love for his homeland," added Ouattara. Officials said Coulibaly was unwell during a ministerial meeting at the presidential palace in Abidjan and was rushed to a hospital where he passed away. Coulibaly had returned to Ivory...
Friends Mourn as Woman Named Olamide is Murdered by her Fiancé Chris Ndukwe
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Friends Mourn as Woman Named Olamide is Murdered by her Fiancé Chris Ndukwe

Nigerians are mourning a woman named Olamide, 25, who was killed by her fiancé, after which he committed suicide . LIB reported the incident which took place over the weekend. Twitter users who knew her have now taken to the microblogging platform to mourn her. According to a Twitter user claiming to be a cousin to the deceased, the woman's throat was slit by her fiancé before he committed suicide. @astheliz wrote: "My 25 year old cousin was murdered last night. Her fiance slit her throat and killed himself. I am not okay and i refuse to believe it."   Other Twitter users who knew the deceased have expressed shock over her death.   Adewale Onagbesan, who was working on a project with the deceased and spoke with her a day before she death, wrote: "This...
British Superbike Star, Ben Godfrey Dies in Tragic Crash
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British Superbike Star, Ben Godfrey Dies in Tragic Crash

The British Superbike community is mourning the loss of Ben Godfrey who died in a tragic crash at Donington Park while competing at the No Limits Track Days event. The 25-year-old died of injuries sustained in a collision with another rider at the Leicestershire circuit on Sunday evening. A statement from No Limits Trackdays issued via Instagram read: "During the second advanced group session of our No Limits Trackday today at Donington Park, Ben Godfrey collided with another bike on the approach to Redgate and fell from his machine. "Tragically he suffered serious injuries and despite immediate medical assistance trackside, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after." Mark Neate, the owner of No Limits Trackdays paid tribute to Godfrey, saying: "I am so desperately sad t...
K-Pop star, Yohan Dies at the Age of 28
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K-Pop star, Yohan Dies at the Age of 28

K-Pop singer, Yohan has passed away at the age of 28. The South Korean star, whose real name was Kim Jeong-hwan, died on Tuesday, June 16. He was also a member of the famous boyband TST, His death was announced by KJ Music Entertainment in a statement they released on Wednesday. The statement read: "Hello. This is TST's label, KJ Music Entertainment. We are sad to relay the most unfortunate, sorrowful news. Back on June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The late Yohan's family is currently in deep mourning. The family has pleaded that media articles about Yohan's passing, such as those making speculations about the cause of his death, be refrained out of respect. We express our deepest condolences in light of Yohan's final parting." The statement did not reveal any detail...
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#BlackLivesMatter: John Boyega Mourns Toyin Salau

Hollywood actor John Boyega has joined the list of people across the world mourning Toyin Salau, who was found dead after she tweeted about her sexual assault. If you recall the 19-year-old Tallahassee, Florida-based Black Lives Matter activist of Nigerian origin had taken to Twitter to share the story of a man that offered her a free ride, but later assaulted her sexually. She wrote, “He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street. I trusted the holy spirit to keep me safe.” She then went further to give detailed description of his appearance: “Mid 40’s lives in a gray painted duplex apartment-style house drives a white clean Silverado Chevrolet truck.” Shortly after, Salau went missing. She was last seen on June 6. ...
BBNaija Star, Khafi’s Brother Shot Dead in London
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BBNaija Star, Khafi’s Brother Shot Dead in London

BBNaija star, Khafi Kareem, is presently mourning the death of her younger brother, Alexander, who was attacked in west London on Monday, June 8. Alexander, 20, was shot close to his family house in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. He was said to have been walking back home from a convenience store when he was shot by a yet-to-be-identified person in the early hours of Monday. Witnesses say he screamed out “help me” as he lay dying in the street at 12.40am. Heroic passers-by tried to give him CPR before paramedics reached the scene but Alexander was pronounced dead a short time after. A post-mortem conducted on him showed he died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. UK Police are appealing for information about a white Range Rover driven by his killers. Det Chief I...
Three Families Killed by Thunder Strike in Benue State
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Three Families Killed by Thunder Strike in Benue State

A tragic incident occurred at Tarau Gwer local government area in Benue state on Saturday night, as a family of three were killed by thunder strike. It was gathered that the family died on the spot after the thatch house they were sleeping in was struck by a thunder, folllowing a heavy rainfall on Saturday A man, his wife and their five (5) year old son died in the incident which has thrown the entire community into mourning. An eyewitness, Peter Kembe told The Nation that the incident is the first of its kind in the village.
Suspected Herdsmen Kill Former Governorship Aspirant in Rivers State
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Former Governorship Aspirant in Rivers State

Soalabo West, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has been killed by suspected herdsmen after being kidnapped at his poultry farm at Aluu back of OPM in Port Harcourt on March 12. It was gathered that two days into his abduction, the suspected herdsmen contacted his family and demanded a N30 million ransom. The demand was reviewed downward to N2.5 million. But the ex-guber aspirant was killed by his captors after they allegedly failed to get the sum. Corpse of the deceased who is from Abonema in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, was discovered at a bush along Eleka pipeline, Port Harcourt and pictorial evidence revealed he was brutally killed. The decomposing corpse of the popular lawyer and promo...
Disneyland in California Closes in Response to Coronavirus
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Disneyland in California Closes in Response to Coronavirus

The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it would close the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California, due to the coronavirus crisis. Disney announced that in the best interest of guests and employees, it will be closing Disneyland and California Adventure, its theme parks in Anaheim, California, because of the coronavirus outbreak. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure — two adjoining, but separately ticketed theme parks — will close on Saturday morning, March 14, through the end of the month. Disney’s hotels in Anaheim will remain open until Monday. "While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California's executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employee...
Liverpool Star Naby Keita’s Cousin Killed Along with 8 Team-mates in a Horror Crash on Their Way to a Match in Guinea
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Liverpool Star Naby Keita’s Cousin Killed Along with 8 Team-mates in a Horror Crash on Their Way to a Match in Guinea

Liverpool and Guinean midfielder, Naby Keita is mourning the death of his cousin who tragically died in a bus crash in Guinea. Almamy Keita, was among the nine players from second division side Etoile de Guinee who were killed in the incident on Thursday, March 5. Nineteen others were reportedly injured in the crash with 17 of them considered to be in a serious condition. According to Local reports, the accident took place outside the city of Mamou, located 250 kilometres away from capital Conakry. The team were on their way to play their first league game of the season in Kankan.   The cause of the crash hasn't  been revealed yet. The Ligue Guineenne de Football Professionnel confirmed the nine victims as; Almamy Keita, Mohamed Lamine Toure, Kabinet Camara, Moh...
Kim Kardashian Mourns Death Row Inmate Nathaniel Woods as he is Executed Despite Attempts to Save Him
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Kim Kardashian Mourns Death Row Inmate Nathaniel Woods as he is Executed Despite Attempts to Save Him

Kim Kardashian is mourning the death of an Alabama death row inmate who was executed despite last-minute attempts to save his life. Nathaniel Woods was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the June 17, 2004, murder of Birmingham police officers Carlos Owen, Harley Chisolm and Charles Bennett, the Associated Press reported. However, a number of activists, including Kim Kardashian, Martin Luther King III, and Shaun King called for the state’s governor to intervene and stop the planned execution since co-defendant, Kerry Spencer, confessed to the crime in a handwritten letter provided by his attorneys this week. Spencer wrote in the letter: "Nathaniel Woods is 100% innocent. I know this to be a fact because I’m the person that shot and killed all three of th...
OAU Lecturer Dies after Welcoming Set of Twins
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OAU Lecturer Dies after Welcoming Set of Twins

A lecturer in the Department of Quantity Surveying at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, simply identified as Dr. Mrs Akintola, has died from complications that arose after welcoming a set of twins. According to reports, Dr Akintola welcomed her set of twins and became ill. She died on Monday February 24th. The public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the incident, said the school has been thrown into mourning. One of her students took to his Twitter handle to pay tribute to her. See his tweet below..
Catholics in Nigeria Wear Black on Ash Wednesday to Protest Insecurity in the Nation
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Catholics in Nigeria Wear Black on Ash Wednesday to Protest Insecurity in the Nation

Catholics in Nigeria are marking Ash Wednesday by wearing black clothes to protest the killings carried out by insurgents in Nigeria. In reaction to the security challenges in the country, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria were quoted in a statement asking the faithful to wear black or at least black armbands as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes. Catholics who attended Ash Wednesday Mass at their different parishes to kick off the Lenten season did so in black attires. Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi   In a statement, signed by the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the faithful were invited to join a "Day of Prayer Procession" to kick off the Lenten season, to ...
Pop Smoke’s Brother, Mike Dee Speaks Out Following His Murder, Denies Setting Him Up To Be Killed
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Pop Smoke’s Brother, Mike Dee Speaks Out Following His Murder, Denies Setting Him Up To Be Killed

Pop Smoke’s brother, Mike Dee took to Instagram to speak following the death of his brother. Pop Smoke was killed on Wednesday, February 19, in a home invasion. He was shot dead by masked men in his Hollywood Hills home. Mourning him, his brother Mike Dee took to Instagram to share photos of them together at different stages of their lives, from when they were boys, to photos of themselves as teenagers, and then as adults. Mike Dee wrote: CANT NOTHING EXPRESS THE PAIN IM FEELING ….I JUST LOST MY FUCKING BROTHER, MY HEART MY DAWGZ. YOU GUYS HAVE NO TYPE OF SENSE OR SYMPATHY ! YALL DONT KNO WHATS GOING ON YALL COME ON HERE PLAYING INVESTIGATOR AND BASHING ME ON THE INTERNET, I WOULD NEVER IN MY LIFE SET MY BROTHER UP, WE ATE TOGETHER , BROKE BREAD TOGETHER THIS REALLY MY ...
Pop Smoke’s Brother, Mike Dee Speaks out Following his Murder, Denies Setting Him up to be Killed
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Pop Smoke’s Brother, Mike Dee Speaks out Following his Murder, Denies Setting Him up to be Killed

Pop Smoke's brother, Mike Dee took to Instagram to speak following the death of his brother. Pop Smoke was killed on Wednesday, February 19, in a home invasion. He was shot dead by masked men in his Hollywood Hills home . Mourning him, his brother Mike Dee took to Instagram to share photos of them together at different stages of their lives, from when they were boys, to photos of themselves as teenagers, and then as adults. Mike Dee wrote: CANT NOTHING EXPRESS THE PAIN IM FEELING ....I JUST LOST MY FUCKING BROTHER, MY HEART MY DAWGZ. YOU GUYS HAVE NO TYPE OF SENSE OR SYMPATHY ! YALL DONT KNO WHATS GOING ON YALL COME ON HERE PLAYING INVESTIGATOR AND BASHING ME ON THE INTERNET, I WOULD NEVER IN MY LIFE SET MY BROTHER UP, WE ATE TOGETHER , BROKE BREAD TOGETHER THIS REALLY ...
Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni Dies
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Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni Dies

Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni has died. The actress died on Monday, February 17, 2020, in Calabar, Cross River State. Her daughter, Augusta Akomolafe confirmed the actress' death to the National President of AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas. Oseni was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and the organization is mourning her demise.
Man Broke Both Arms of One-year-old Baby Girl
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Man Broke Both Arms of One-year-old Baby Girl

A man broke the arms of an 18-month-old baby girl because she wouldn't stop crying. Connor Brown, 22, had his girlfriend's child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on his lap when she started crying. After trying to get her to stop crying, he picked her up and forced her arms behind her back causing them to snap. He admitted assaulting the girl after the child's mother told how she heard a crack when the girl's arms were forced behind her back. The girl's mother who witnessed the incident in the living room of her home in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, initially told medics the girl had fallen behind a television set but staff at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride became suspicious. The mother was later challenged by medical staff and police and she admitted Brown had been re...
Kim K Called Out For Video Promoting New Fragrance Hours After Kobe’s Death
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Kim K Called Out For Video Promoting New Fragrance Hours After Kobe’s Death

Kim Kardashian has been accused of being insensitive after she took to Instagram to share a video of herself promoting her latest fragrance while the world is mourning Kobe Bryant's death. The reality star shared a post earlier today to mourn Kobe, his daughter Gigi, and the others who died in the helicopter crash yesterday. She said she was heartbroken by the incident. But hours later, she was on Instagram promoting her new fragrance. Fans reacted to the video by slamming her for being insensitive. Others told her it wasn't the right time and she's obviously not heartbroken as she claimed. See some comments below.
Nobody Has The Right To Tell Others The Level Of Grief To Show – Ceec Replies Koko, Others Criticizing Nigerians That Are Mourning Kobe Bryant
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Nobody Has The Right To Tell Others The Level Of Grief To Show – Ceec Replies Koko, Others Criticizing Nigerians That Are Mourning Kobe Bryant

Ceec has taken a swipe on her fellow ex-BBNaija housemate, Koko, and many others who have criticised Nigerians that are mourning the tragic death of NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.   Koko in a post shared on her Instagram page this afternoon, described Nigerians mourning Kobe as hypocrites. Read here.   Ceec says it is ridiculous that in a time such as this people still feel the need to ''spew negativity.''   Read her post below.   by
Stella Damasus Mourns the Death of her Mother-in-law
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Stella Damasus Mourns the Death of her Mother-in-law

Stella Damasus is mourning the death of her husband Daniel Ademinokan's mother. Lucy Ademinokan passed on on Friday, January 10, 2020. Her son, Daniel took to Instagram to mourn her, writing: "It’s taken me a couple of days to come to terms with the reality that my mom can’t be there to take my calls anymore. On Friday Jan 10th, LUCY ADEMINOKAN passed away. Nothing prepares you enough for the loss of a mom. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Rest peacefully Mom. It’s about time you shared a jumbo cup of tea face to face with the Jesus you never stop talking about." Stella also mourned her mother-in-law, writing: "So, I lost my bestie, my prayer warrior, my angel, my MOTHER IN LAW. This woman right here is the most amazing and selfless person ever. The love she had for me was just to...
Niger Sacks Military Chiefs after Deadly Jihadist Attack
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Niger Sacks Military Chiefs after Deadly Jihadist Attack

Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country’s history. The new armed forces chief of staff is General Salifou Modi, who replaces General Ahmed Mohamed, the government said in a statement read on national radio. The new head of the army is Brigadier General Seidou Bague, replacing Sidikou Issa. The decision was made by a cabinet meeting shortly before Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou left for Pau, southwestern France, for a summit on the crisis in the Sahel. It brings together a summit of the so-called G5 countries — Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mali and Mauritania — with France, the former colonial power in the region, who is leading the fight against the ...
Transgender Woman Brutally Murdered in South Africa
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Transgender Woman Brutally Murdered in South Africa

A popular Transgender Woman, Nare Prince Mphela was brutally murdered by  unknown persons in Limpopo, South African. LGBTI group, Capricorn Ignited LGBTI, confirmed Mphela's death on Tuesday, stating that her body was found locked in a shack with multiple stab wounds. "Limpopo is mourning after a brutal murder of one of our own. A well known Transgender Woman from Ga- Matlala Prospect, Nare Prince Mphela was found locked in a shack on Sunday in the Mokopane area where she worked. It appears her body has been lying there for some days, with multiple wounds of stabbings. The case is under investigation as we await further details and no arrests were made yet. She will be burried on Saturday 10 January, Further details will be updated. It is a painful loss to the Limpopo LGBTIQ+ Com...
Chris Barker ,Former Cardiff Defender  Found Dead on New Year’s Day
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Chris Barker ,Former Cardiff Defender Found Dead on New Year’s Day

Former English professional footballer, Chris Barker who played as a defender for Cardiff and Southend has died at the age of 39. World in Motion, the agency that represented Barker when he was a player, confirmed his 'untimely and tragic passing' on Twitter on Thursday morning. Their statement read: 'It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely and tragic passing at the age of 39 of Chris Barker.  'Chris was a client throughout his outstanding playing career of over 500 League games for clubs including Barnsley, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Plymouth Argyle. Moreover, Chris was a wonderful person, an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to work for.' The South Wales Police confirmed in a statement that Barker was found dead at his home on New Year's Day. But...
Massive Turnout In Ajegunle As Body Of Mad Melon Escorted To The Mortuary
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Massive Turnout In Ajegunle As Body Of Mad Melon Escorted To The Mortuary

According to the shocking news rea hing us esrlier about the death of half of Danfo driver singer Mad Melon, there was a massive turnout and Mourning in Ajegunle as the body of Mad Melon (Omeofa Oghene Mairo) is escorted to the Mortuary The people of Ajegunle came out enmass as the body of the deceased was transported to the Mortuary. Dignitaries from across Ajegunle and beyond also stormed the family residence of the deceased to mourn and extend condolences to the family. See More and Watch Video below
Nigerians Are Mourning Buhari’s Victory At Tribunal – Buba Galadima
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Nigerians Are Mourning Buhari’s Victory At Tribunal – Buba Galadima

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, on Wednesday said Nigerians have been thrown into a mourning mood following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Tribunal. Galadima, who spoke on Channels Television, said many Nigerians believed they have been robbed. The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had held that Atiku Abubakar and the PDP had failed to discharge the burden of proof of the allegation of non-qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the February 23 general election. Atiku had told the tribunal to nullify Buhari’s election and declare him the authentic winner of the election. But delivering judgment, Justice Mohammed Garba, held that evidence before the court shows that Buha...

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