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Music legend Ronnie Spector who sang iconic song ‘Be My Baby’ dies aged 78
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Music legend Ronnie Spector who sang iconic song ‘Be My Baby’ dies aged 78

The Ronettes icon Ronnie Spector has died aged 78. The singer's family announced the news on her official website on January 12. The statement read: "Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. "She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. "Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face. "She was filled with love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her. "In lieu of flowers, Ronnie requested that donations be made to your local women’s shelter or to the American Indian College Fund. "A celebration of Ronnie’s life and music will be announced in the fu...
Betty White’s Death Certificate reveals her cause of Death
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Betty White’s Death Certificate reveals her cause of Death

Betty White’s cause of death has been confirmed. White’s death certificate lists a cerebrovascular accident as her immediate cause of death. A cerebrovascular accident, which is a medical term for a stroke, occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. When the blood supply is stopped, the brain cells begin to die and the brain loses function. According to the death certificate, “The Golden Girls” star suffered a stroke six days before her death on Dec. 31 at age 99. White’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas said in a statement given to NBC News: “I was told that Betty passed in her sleep peacefully without pain. To me, this is the most important thing and brings me comfort as her friend. Anything else is private to Betty....
Kyle Rittenhouse says his case had ‘nothing to do with race’ in first interview after acquittal
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Kyle Rittenhouse says his case had ‘nothing to do with race’ in first interview after acquittal

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty on all five charges last week to conclude a high-profile murder trial, sat down with Tucker Carlson for his exclusive first interview following his acquittal. Rittenhouse told the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that the case had "nothing to do with race" during a preview of the interview that airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET. "This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense," Rittenhouse told Carlson in a clip from the interview that was released over the weekend. "I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating. I believe there needs to be change," Rittenhouse continued. "I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not jus...
Former president of South Africa, FW de Klerk, dies at age of 85
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Former president of South Africa, FW de Klerk, dies at age of 85

South Africa’s last white president, Frederik Willem de Klerk, has died at the age of 85. "Former President FW de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer," a statement from his foundation said. He was diagnosed in March with the disease, which affects the tissue lining the lungs. Mr de Klerk oversaw the end of South Africa's white minority rule as the country's last apartheid president. While he was head of state from 1989 and 1994, he and his government dismantled the apartheid system of institutionalised racial segregation and introduced voting rights for black people. In 1990 he announced he was releasing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela from priso...
‘Friends’ star, James Michael Tyler is dead
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‘Friends’ star, James Michael Tyler is dead

James Michael Tyler, the actor famous for playing Central Perk employee Gunther on “Friends,” has died of prostate cancer. Tyler’s manager Toni Benson said he died “peacefully in his home” on Sunday October 24, at the age of 59. Tyler’s family said in a statement; “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit series ‘Friends,’ but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband. “Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life.” Tyler who played Gunther for 10 seasons on the sitcom, announced his cancer battle in June after he was unable to attend the...
Tommy DeBarge of R&B band Switch passes away at age 64 following struggles with liver and kidney failure
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Tommy DeBarge of R&B band Switch passes away at age 64 following struggles with liver and kidney failure

Tommy DeBarge, best known as a member of the R&B group Switch, has died at the age of 64. DeBarge passed in the hospital on Thursday October 21, weeks after his initial hospitalization. DeBarge grappled with liver and kidney failure over the years, but his health took a turn for the worse recently, a family member told TMZ. His daughter Marina DeBarge revealed her father had battled COVID-19 earlier this year in addition to kidney and liver disease. He recovered from COVID, and never complained about the pain. DeBarge's sister Etterline "Bunny" DeBarge remembered her late brother with a Facebook post of him playing the guitar in the clouds "Tommy has gained his wings," she wrote. The singer also shared the post on her professional Facebook page. A second post ...
IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1
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IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will enforce a sit-at-home order on October 1 as Nigeria marks its 61st Independence anniversary on the same day. The group in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, asked banks in the South East Region to 'peacefully' bring down Nigerian flags in their premises, or IPOB members will be forced to bring down the flags themselves. According to Powerful, the proscribed group is taking these actions in solidarity with Ambazonia, a secessionist group in Cameroon, whose purported independence anniversary is on October 1. “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day. ...
Fashion designer Tom Ford’s Husband Richard Buckley dies aged 72
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Fashion designer Tom Ford’s Husband Richard Buckley dies aged 72

Richard Buckley has died at the age of 72. The fashion journalist, who was married to designer Tom Ford, 60, passed away at their family home on Sunday night, September 19. After 35 years of marriage, Buckley passed away of "natural causes." The sad news was confirmed by Ford's team who released a statement on Monday, September 20. It read: "It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley. "Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his side." The couple first met at a fashion show in 1986 and sparks flew between them as they started dating soon after. After 28 years together, the pair finally decided to tie the knot in 2014 soon after same-sex marriage wa...
“My major life goal is to be in peace and leave the world peacefully” – Buhari’s daughter, Noor says being a President’s child is testing
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“My major life goal is to be in peace and leave the world peacefully” – Buhari’s daughter, Noor says being a President’s child is testing

President Muhammadu Buhari's last daughter, Noor, has revealed that her major life goal is peace. Noor, who is Aisha Buhari's youngest child, disclosed this during a question and answer session with her followers on Instagram today, Sunday, September 19 When one of her followers asked what her major life goal is, she replied: "To be in peace and leave the world peacefully" She further said that life being a President's child is "very testing" Recall that a Maiduguri-based father of 12 with two wives, Bukar Dan Bukar, had proposed marriage to Noor after her brother's wedding.
Actress Jane Powell is dead
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Actress Jane Powell is dead

Legendary Hollywood actress, Jane Powell is dead at the age of 92. The actress known as one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, died of natural causes at the home she shared for many years with her husband, actor and publicist Dickie Moore, who died in 2015. Susan Granger, a friend of Powell’s and a spokesperson for the family, confirmed to various outlets that the actress died peacefully at her home in Wilton, Connecticut on Thursday September 16. Powell performed virtually her whole life, starting about age 5 as a singing prodigy on radio in Portland, Oregon. She made her first movie at 16 and graduated from teenage roles to costarring in the lavish musical productions that were a staple of 20th-century Hollywood. Her first feature film appearanc...
Ake’s father dies minutes after Champions League goal
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Ake’s father dies minutes after Champions League goal

Manchester City’s Nathan Ake revealed Thursday that his father passed away just moments after the Dutch international had scored his first Champions League goal. Ake opened the scoring in the 16th minute of Wednesday’s 6-3 rout of RB Leipzig. However, the 26-year-old’s golden moment was tinged with sadness after his father Moise, who was believed to be suffering from a terminal illness, died shortly after. “The past few weeks have been the toughest of my life, my dad has been very ill and there was no more treatment possible,” Ake wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday after a difficult time I scored my first Champions League goal, and only a few minutes after he passed away peacefully with my mum and brother by his side. “Maybe it was meant to be, watching me play always made him...
FG is ready to listen to bandits and settle them without much costs – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi
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FG is ready to listen to bandits and settle them without much costs – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has said that the federal government is ready to listen to repentant bandits and settle them without much costs, as part of the solutions to the insecurity issue in the north-west and north-central regions of the country. Dingyadi said this on Tuesday September 14, during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Commenting on the ongoing military operations against bandits in Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and other states where their activities have been alarming, he said the present administration intended to reintegrate repentant bandits into the larger society, saying the government would closely monitor those who have turned a new leaf to ensure they do not return to their old way of life. He said; "Anybody willing to ...
UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79
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UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother, the artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who has died at the age of 79. She died “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital, the family said according to the Daily Telegraph. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40 and later became president of the European Commission for Human Rights. The Prime Minister once described her as the “supreme authority” in his family. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was among the first politicians to offer his condolences. “I’m very sorry to learn of the Prime Minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family,” he tweeted. Tory MP Angela Richardson said: “Sad news for the PM tonight as well as the rest of the Johnson family. Thoughts with them all.” ...
Man allegedly breaks wife’s ribs while trying to forcefully circumcise her using pliers
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Man allegedly breaks wife’s ribs while trying to forcefully circumcise her using pliers

A 54-year-old man has been accused of breaking his 45-year-old wife's ribs while trying to forcefully circumcise her using pliers. The incident occurred on Tuesday September 7 in Mombasa, Kenya and it was learnt that the couple have lived together for 26 years. The woman who disclosed that she broke her ribs while struggling to prevent her husband from circumcising her, said they had a fight shortly after he arrived home around 5 pm and found her outside the house with other neighbours. Around 8pm, she alleged that the man dragged her inside the house and beat her to an extent that she fainted. The distraught woman said her husband then undressed her and inserted pliers into her private parts to circumcise her, without prior notice. She told K24 Digital;    “He has b...
Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle
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Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle

Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding has died following a battle with breast cancer, aged 39. Sarah's mum, Marie Hardman, confirmed the heartbreaking news on Sarah's Instagram page. She shared a picture of Sarah and wrote: "A message from Sarah's mum. "It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. "It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved. I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she w...
NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battle with Cancer
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NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battle with Cancer

Former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes' husband, Gregg Leakes, has died from colon cancer at the age of 66. "Yesterday  the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes." "We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time." publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes said in a statement on Wednesday. The sad news comes days after NeNe revealed that Gregg was losing his battle with cancer while speaking at The Linnethia, her lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. "My husband is transitioning to the other side," she said ...
Iconic Rapper, Biz Markie Passes Away at the age of 57
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Iconic Rapper, Biz Markie Passes Away at the age of 57

Veteran American rapper, Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ has died at age 57. Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said the New York rapper, beatboxer, and producer died peacefully Friday evening, July 16, with his wife by his side. “We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time,” Izumi said in a statement. “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter.” “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his ...
Yoruba Nation: 14-Year-Old Drink Seller Killed By Stray Bullet In Lagos
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Yoruba Nation: 14-Year-Old Drink Seller Killed By Stray Bullet In Lagos

According to a report by The PUNCH, a yoghurt seller, identified simply as Jumoke, has been killed by bullets reportedly fired by a security operative dispersing Yoruba Nation agitators at Ojota, Lagos State. The PUNCH correspondent, who sighted the girl’s corpse, observed that bullets had ripped open the victim’s stomach. She is said to be 14 years old.   She was reportedly displaying drinks at a shop when the bullet hit her. Her body has been covered with a piece of cloth as a crowd gathered at the spot. The PUNCH had reported that despite the heavy presence of armed policemen and soldiers around the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos, agitators of Yoruba Nation had started coming out in their numbers. They were chanting different kinds of freedom songs, includi...
Ex-Philippine President, Benigno Aquino dies of renal failure at 61
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Ex-Philippine President, Benigno Aquino dies of renal failure at 61

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino has died of renal failure as a result of diabetes. He passed away on Thursday morning, at the age of 61. Aquino's death was announced by President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque, and his family, hours after local media reported the former president had been transported to a Manila hospital. "It is with profound grief that on behalf of our family, I am confirming that our brother, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III died peacefully in his sleep," the family said in a statement read by one of his four surviving sisters, Pinky Aquino Abellada. "His death certificate pronounced his death at 6:30 a.m. due to renal disease secondary to diabetes." The presidential palace offered condolences to Aquino's family. Vice President Leni Robre...
Kaduna Polytechnic Student allegedly Dies in his sleep
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Kaduna Polytechnic Student allegedly Dies in his sleep

A student of the Kaduna State Polytechnic identified as Anas Abdullahi has allegedly died in his sleep. It was gathered that the HND2 Civil Engineering student went to bed on Friday night, June 18 and didn't wake the following morning, Saturday, June 19. "We are in deep pain as we announce the death of our brother, our Coursemate, our school mate and our friend, Anas Abdullahi from Civil engineering HND 2, he slept peacefully last night and didn't wake up , We pray that God forgives his sin and grant him the best place in Heaven. Amen. RIP" Kadpoly Student TV reported on Facebook. Meanwhile, friends and coursemates have taken to social media to mourn the student. Ibrahim Muhammad described the deceased as a dedicated and kind young man.
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 ...
“Violence will never Solve Problem of the Country”- Igbo group condemns IPOB
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“Violence will never Solve Problem of the Country”- Igbo group condemns IPOB

The National Igbo Cultural Association of Nigeria, Adamawa chapter, has condemned the secession plot by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Chief Fidelis Umeh, the President-General of the chapter, stated this at a news conference on Saturday, June 5 in Yola. Umeh slammed the activities of IPOB saying violence will never solve Nigeria's problems. “Violence will never solve problem of the country. Let us learn to live in peace and eschew bitterness,’’ he said. Umeh then condoled with the people of Adamawa over the death Ahmed Gulak, the former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, who was killed in Imo on May 30. “On behalf of the Igbo community, we condole with the government and people of Adamawa, and family of late Gulak. “It was shocking, when we heard that Alh...
Prince Philip’s Cause of Death Listed as ‘Od age’
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Prince Philip’s Cause of Death Listed as ‘Od age’

Prince Philip's cause of death has been confirmed. The Duke of Edinburgh died ‘peacefully’ at the age of 99 on April 9, Buckingham Palace announced at the time. On Tuesday, May 4, it was revealed that the cause of death was simply ‘old age,’ according to The Telegraph, which reportedly obtained his death certificate. The death was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, the head of the royal medical household and the physician to the Queen. The description ‘old age’ is accepted if the patient is over 80 and if the doctor has personally cared for the patient for a long period, observing a gradual decline. The report also noted there was no other identifiable disease or injury that contributed to the death, including the heart condition that forced him to undergo a surgical procedure...
Police Officer Slashed in Face with Bottle during Protests by Man United Fans
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Police Officer Slashed in Face with Bottle during Protests by Man United Fans

A police officer was slashed to the face with a bottle during protests at Old Trafford by Manchester United fans on Sunday afternoon, May 2. The Red Devils were due to face Liverpool in the Premier League but the game was postponed after the fan protests turned bloody. The policeman suffered a ‘significant slash wound’ to his face and required emergency hospital treatment, police said. Flares were let off and bottles and barriers were thrown during the gatherings to protest against the billionaire owners of Manchester United, the Glazers. Demonstrators outside the Manchester United ground became ‘especially aggressive and antagonistic towards police’ before a group of around 100 people then forced entry to the stadium, Greater Manchester Police (GM...
First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90
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First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90

Michael Collins, the command pilot of the first crewed mission to the moon, has died aged 90 following a "valiant battle" with cancer. Collins was the command pilot of Apollo 11 in the first crewed mission to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. His family said in a statement: "We will miss him terrible. Yet we also know how lucky Mike felt to have lived the life he did. "Please join us fondly in remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose, and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back from Earth from the vantage of space." "We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer. "He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side. "We will miss him terribly...
Queen Elizabeth II all Smiles as She Returns to Work for First Time Since Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Queen Elizabeth II all Smiles as She Returns to Work for First Time Since Prince Philip’s Funeral

The Queen has bravely returned to work for the first time since her late husband Prince Philip's funeral. The monarch, 95, appeared all smiles as she held virtual audiences by video link from Windsor Castle 10 days after the memorial service of her late husband. No longer dressed in a black mourning outfit, she rocked a pale blue floral dress that featured large purple, white and yellow flowers, with a three-string pearl necklace and a diamond brooch as outfit accessories. The Queen spoke with the Ambassador from the Republic of Latvia and the Ambassador from the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday. She also received Her Excellency Sara Affoue Amani, the Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire, during the virtual meeting. It is the first time she has been seen undertaking h...
Queen Elizabeth Shares one of her Favourite Images with Prince Philip just Hours Before his Burial
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Queen Elizabeth Shares one of her Favourite Images with Prince Philip just Hours Before his Burial

Ahead of Prince Philip's burial, which holds today, Buckingham Palace shared a touching unseen picture of the Queen with her husband, who died peacefully at the castle on Friday, April 9, at 99. The Queen will say a private farewell to Prince Philip before his coffin leaves Windsor Castle for today's funeral. The monarch, 94, will take a moment to reflect at the duke's side ahead of his final journey to St George's Chapel. Sources say she has been the "epitome of dignity" this week as she deals with the loss of her husband of 73 years, and has insisted on personally signing off final preparations for the 3pm service. The photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at one of their "happy places" – the Coyles of Muick hills close to ...
Actor Damian Lewis Reveals his Wife Actress Helen McCrory has Died of Cancer at 52
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Actor Damian Lewis Reveals his Wife Actress Helen McCrory has Died of Cancer at 52

Actress Helen McCrory, known for her roles in Harry Potter movies, the James Bondfilm "Skyfall" and the "Peaky Blinders" television series, has died at the age of 52. Her husband, "Homeland" actor Damian Lewis, said on Friday, April 16, that she died after a "heroic battle" with cancer. "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family," Damian Lewis said. He added: "She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you." McCrory, who also played the former wife of Tony Blair, Cherie, in th...
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...
“Harry Potter” and “Chernobyl” star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour at 54
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“Harry Potter” and “Chernobyl” star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour at 54

English stage and screen actor, Paul Ritter, has died at the age of 54. In a statement, his agent told The Guardian that he died of a brain tumour at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons. “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” his agent said. “He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour. “Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill. He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly.” A familiar face to British television viewers and theatregoers, Ritter played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Ch...
Sounds of Music Star, Christopher Plummer is Dead (Age 91)
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Sounds of Music Star, Christopher Plummer is Dead (Age 91)

Canadian-born actor Christopher Plummer has died at his home in Connecticut. The actor who starred in films including "The Sound of Music'' died on Friday morning, Feb 5, He was 91. His family confirmed the news, saying he died peacefully at home in Connecticut with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, said: "Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words. "He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us." Plummer was best known for ...
You’ve always Wanted to See me Sad – Solid Star calls out Former Label Boss Ossy Achievas; He Fires Back
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You’ve always Wanted to See me Sad – Solid Star calls out Former Label Boss Ossy Achievas; He Fires Back

Nigerian singer, Solid Star has called out his former label boss, Ossy Achievas who he accused of always wanting to see him sad. Solid Star in his Instagram post stated that he has been good to his former label boss and his family, even though he always wanted to see him sad. He added that the tables will turn at the end. He wrote; I've been nothing but good to you and ur family from day 1, but you want to see me sad, the table will turn at the end @ossyachievas   Osy Achievas who fired back at Solid Star, alleged that the singer did not generate 10% of the N100m he invested in his career in the 10 years they worked together. He also disclosed that the singer is owing him even though they parted ways peacefully in 2017. Solid Star's former label boss wrote; ...
Sokoto Re-run: Election Commences Peacefully, Turnout Impressive
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Sokoto Re-run: Election Commences Peacefully, Turnout Impressive

The Saturday legislative re-run election has commenced peacefully in Sokoto with high turnout of voters in Sokoto South and Sokoto North local government areas of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the exercise is being conducted for the states and House of Representatives seats. Malam Musa Muhammad, the Public Relations Officer of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Sokoto State, told NAN that the commission recruited 2,500 Ad-Hoc Staff for the re-run elections. Musa said election materials were distributed early and the commission also ensured that personnel reached the designated units early for the exercise. NAN Correspondents, who went round polling units, report that the turnout was early and massive; and election materials were d...
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...
Singer Cassie and Alex Fine Share First Photo of Their Baby Daughter
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Singer Cassie and Alex Fine Share First Photo of Their Baby Daughter

American singer, Cassie Ventura and her husband Alex fine have shared the first photo and video footage of their newborn daughter, Frankie Stone Fine. Ventura, 33, took to Instagram to share an adorable photo and the footage of her cute daughter. In the cute snap, Frankie was pictured swearing a cowgirl outfit while sleeping peacefully. “My whole heart,” Cassie captioned on the video clip, she also shared. The couple who both tied the knot in Malibu last year, welcomed the child in December 2019.
Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction
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Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction

The Police in Enugu State have described the reported chasing away of some herdsmen from Enugu community as the handiwork of mischief makers, vowing to bring such persons to book. DAILY POST reports that this was contained in a statement issued Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu. A video had surfaced online, with a claim that herders were chased away from Nenwe in Nkanu, Enugu State. But Amaraizu, n the statement, declared that no such incident happened in the State. The statement read: “The Enugu State command of the Nigeria police force wishes to inform members of the public that its attention has been drawn to information in existence that large herd of cows and some herders were es...
Rivers Supplementary Election: What INEC Officials Said About Saturday Polls
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Rivers Supplementary Election: What INEC Officials Said About Saturday Polls

Davis Iluebbey and Mr Samuel Udezi, Electoral Officers for Abua/Odual and Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Areas respectively, have said accreditation and voting for the State Assembly elections are going on peacefully. Iluebbey told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that although there were little delays because of the heavy rain, electoral materials had been deployed to all the polling units slated for the election. “In Abua/Odual, we have enough electoral materials, and the Presiding and Assistant Presiding Officers (POs and APOs) have left with their electoral materials to the polling units. “There was heavy rain that delayed the process, but voting has started because accreditation and voting are going on simultaneously,” he said. According to Iluebb...
Liverpool Football Legend, Tommy Smith Dies at 74
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Liverpool Football Legend, Tommy Smith Dies at 74

Liverpool legend Tommy Smith, one of the key figures in the club’s first golden era, died on Friday at the age of 74. Smith’s no-nonsense performances at the heart of Liverpool’s defence saw him nicknamed the ‘Anfield Iron’ during his 18-year spell on Merseyside. Making 638 appearances for the Reds between 1960 and 1978, Smith won a host of medals as the club rose to prominence both domestically and in Europe. Under the management of the great Bill Shankly, Smith helped Liverpool dominate for two decades. Smith, who captained the club for three years, was one of the most influential members of the Liverpool team that won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965. Twelve years later, with Bob Paisley at the helm, he would head a crucial goal as Liv...
US Congratulates President Buhari, Nigerians
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US Congratulates President Buhari, Nigerians

The United States Government has congratulated Nigeria on a successful presidential election that held last Saturday and also congratulated President Buhari on his re-election. The US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in a letter titled ‘Nigerian Election Results’, sent to President Buhari, praised Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election. The US government also condemed the violence that characterised the elections in some parts of the country. The statement in part reads “We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities. We also congratulate all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process. We call on all Niger...
Ekweremadu Wins Election, to Return to Senate For The 5th time
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Ekweremadu Wins Election, to Return to Senate For The 5th time

Ike Ekweremadu has been declared winner of the Enugu West Senatorial district. The current deputy senate president would be returning for the 5th time to the National Assembly. Ike Ekweremadu, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the National Assembly elections, polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 15,187 votes. The results were announced on Sunday by Returning Officer, Prof Douglas Nwagbo of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Reacting to the development, Ekweradu stated that he was humbled by the result which makes it the first time a senator would be voted the 5th time in Nigeria. He applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the election whichbhe says was ...
Buhari Cabal And INEC are Planning Staggered Elections – Reno Omokri
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Buhari Cabal And INEC are Planning Staggered Elections – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has revealed that the Buhari cabal and INEC are planning staggered elections. The former presidential aide stated via a social media post that he got the information from an insider. According to him, the current administration will make the announcement anytime soon because they know that they can’t win the coming election without rigging. Calling on Nigerians to resist any announcement that will result in a staggered election, Reno Omokri shared: “‪Just got a call from an insider. The Buhari cabal and INEC Nigeria are planning STAGGERED Elections. They know they can’t win this election without RIGGING. This is their desperate last card. They may make an announcement today. Nigerians prepare to resist peacefully.‬ REMEMBER I warned you about the postponement before it h...
Nigerian Guy Narrates How He Slept Off At a Female Hostel
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Nigerian Guy Narrates How He Slept Off At a Female Hostel

Below is a thread from a Nigerian guy on Twitter who narrated what happened to him when he slept off at a female hostel past the normal time males are allowed in. Read his lengthy but interesting story… “Back then in the university,I went to visit someone in the female hostel and we both slept off.i woke up by 9:32pm and guys were not allowed in the hostel after 9pm.The girl went outside and told me girls wey already naked that if I come out I’m finished.issa thread. She suggested I wore her clothes and pretend to be a lady and cover my face with a long hair tie and walk out of the hostel but I was scared cause I was gonna see so many girls naked before getting to the gate.her roommates were already on their way back.i was confused. Turn on notification.i seriously don’t know w...
Statement From Missions Of The European Union, UK, US On Osun Election
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Statement From Missions Of The European Union, UK, US On Osun Election

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States observed the voting in Osun State September 22. We commend the people of Osun for voting peacefully, the Independent National Electoral Commission for the improved organisation of the election, and security services for their conduct. We urge that all continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where -- through no fault of their own -- voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday. We stress the importance that the re-run should take place without any violence, intimidation, or vote buying. Whoever wins the election after Thursday's vote should be magnanimous in victory, and whoever l...
#OSUN ELECTION: Vote Buying Was Minimal In Osun Poll, Says Nigeria Civil Society
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#OSUN ELECTION: Vote Buying Was Minimal In Osun Poll, Says Nigeria Civil Society

The Nigeria Civil Society (NCS) says incidents of vote buying during the Sept. 22 Osun governorship election was minimal. The Coordinator of the group, Mr Clement Nwanko, said this on Sunday in Osogbo while addressing Journalists on its findings and observations during the poll. Nwanko said announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement officials to arrest vote buyer suspects and charge them to court helped significantly in reducing the malpractice. Osun election “As with recent INEC conducted governorship elections, incidents of vote buying reoccurred in the Osun state elections, even if at a reduced and less brazen manner. “Incidents now seem subtler with the announcement by INEC and law enforcement officials that suspects would be arrested a...
Quit Stealing Oil, Navy Warns
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Quit Stealing Oil, Navy Warns

Nigerian Navy has enjoined oil thieves to quit the illicit act, saying anyone caught will be made to face the full weight of the law. Commissioning of new gunboats of the Nigerian Navy Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, who spoke in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, said: “We are advising them (oil thieves) to engage in productive legal ventures that will enable them make clean money and live peacefully. “As you know, crude oil theft and other such criminal activities have reduced as a result of a number of measures put in place, one of which is the permanent operation at sea, which is called Operation Tsare-Teku. “The second one is the swamp bogey operation; we go around demolishing illegal infrastructure put in place for oil production. ...
BBC Presenter, Rachael Bland,  Dies Peacefully This Morning After Tweeting About Her Death (Photos)
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BBC Presenter, Rachael Bland, Dies Peacefully This Morning After Tweeting About Her Death (Photos)

BBC presenter Rachael Bland's 'crushed' husband today paid tribute to her after she died aged 40 following an inspirational two-year public battle with cancer. The mother-of-one, who had triple negative breast cancer, moved thousands of people who hailed her bravery and dignity as she fought terminal illness. This morning, a post on Bland's Twitter account from her family said: 'Our beautiful, courageous Rachael died peacefully this morning surrounded by her close family. On Monday she told the world she only had days to live and announced the heartbreaking final arrangements made for her family as she bravely faced death.

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