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West Ham unveil statue paying tribute to Moore, Hurst and Peters
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West Ham unveil statue paying tribute to Moore, Hurst and Peters

West Ham have unveiled a statue paying tribute to Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and the club’s 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup success at the London Stadium. Hurst, Moore's daughter Roberta and Peters' wife Kathy were in attendance to see the bronze sculpture's reveal on Wednesday, along with club captain Mark Noble, Declan Rice and manager David Moyes. Peters had his ashes laid in the foundations of the statue, which was commissioned last year as part of the club's 125th-anniversary celebrations after consultations with supporters. It gives my family and I great comfort and peace to know that Martin has now been laid to rest, and we couldn't think of anywhere better than the spot where his legacy is honoured," Kathy Peters said. "He would be so proud...
Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89
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Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89

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

A Nigerian cyclists has died after he was stabbed by armed robbers who attacked him while he was waiting for his fellow cyclists. Afolabi Mabogunje was stabbed last Thursday,  September 9, at Shodex in Anthony, Lagos. He managed to apply pressure to the spot where he was stabbed and he cycled back to Gbagada General hospital. His wife, a doctor, attended to him alongside others, a friend named Dr Yinka Awoyemi said. He was the transferred to another hospital where he was operated on. Sadly, the "jugular vein had been breached" the friend said, and Mabogunje, aka Mabogs, died in the early hours of today. The cyclist community have paid tribute to him via a Facebook post.e   Friends and acquaintances have also paid tribute.
Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho dies at 85
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Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho dies at 85

Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho, has died at the age of 85. The death of Younggi Cho, a co-founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) in South Korea, was announced via his official Facebook page on Tuesday. He died on Tuesday morning, September 14,  after battling complications from a stroke. The official announcement of his death reads, "Dr David Yonggi Cho has gone to be with Jesus. At the age of 85 (1936-2021). "David Yonggi Cho (born 14 February 1936 as Paul Yungi Cho) is a South Korean Christian minister. "With his mother-in-law Choi Ja-shil, he is cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world’s largest congregation. "You are forever in our hearts, we thank God...
Alex Ferguson Reacts as Mourinho takes charge of 1,000th game
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Alex Ferguson Reacts as Mourinho takes charge of 1,000th game

Legendary Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, as he joins an elite group of managers. Mourinho will take charge of his 1000th game when Roma host Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday night. The 58-year-old has so far won two Champions League titles and domestic titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. Ferguson has now hailed Mourinho as he is inducted into the League Manager Association’s (LMA’s) Hall of Fame 1000 club. He said: “Reaching 1000 matches as a manager will be such a proud day for both Jose and his family and rightly so. “To reach this landmark as a manager is an outstanding accomplishment for Jose, particularly whilst excelling and winning titles in four European leagues and of course winning two C...
Tonto Dikeh Celebrates her Mother 32 years after her Death
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Tonto Dikeh Celebrates her Mother 32 years after her Death

Actress Tonto Dikeh has penned down a tribute to her mother, 32 years after her death. The actress in her post stated that now is time for them to celebrate her death as they've been hurt and also healed from the pain of her sad passing. Tonto Dikeh also prayed that her mother keeps resting in peace. She wrote; Celebration of Life 32years Gone.. We’ve hurt, we’ve healed ,now it’s time to celebrate what beautiful life you may have lived. I hope you keep on resting in Peace Mama Love Always, Your Little Girl
American Rapper, R5 Homixide, Found Dead at 22
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American Rapper, R5 Homixide, Found Dead at 22

American rapper R5 Homixide has died at the age of 22, his friends confirmed on social media. The Lion Heart performer, whose real name is Rashad Dowdy, passed away on Monday 23 August. It has not yet been confirmed how the singer died. Fellow rappers and artists have gone on social media to share their heartbreak over his sudden demise. Fellow rapper Problem Child 5 shared a sweet snap of himself and Dowdy as his first post on Instagram, which he captioned: "Who tf gone watch my back now. Take me with you twin." Artist Money Game Boo also shared a touching tribute online with a lengthy caption dedicated to the up and coming rapper. The Atlanta rapper first released his debut album Gvnganati 3 back in March last year at the start of the pandemic. He found f...
”I have been told that this is the will of God but I’m still struggling with it”- Singer, Sound Sultan’s wife, Farida, pens down touching tribute to him one month after his demise
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”I have been told that this is the will of God but I’m still struggling with it”- Singer, Sound Sultan’s wife, Farida, pens down touching tribute to him one month after his demise

On July 11, veteran singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan, passed on in the US after a battle with cancer. This morning, August 11, his wife of 11 years, Farida, took to her Instagram page to pen down a touching tribute to him. In her post, Farida said living without the singer has been the worst punishment life has thrown her way. She said she has been told that this is the will of God for her but that she struggles to accept the will. She thanked the singer for giving her the best of himself during their years together as a couple. She added that their love was perfect and that she is totally lost without him. She used the medium to thank everyone for the support towards her family since the demise of her husband. Read what she wrote below ''On the 11th of July 2021 my...
AKA To Late Fiancee “I Will Never Be The Same Person I Was”
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AKA To Late Fiancee “I Will Never Be The Same Person I Was”

It’s now been four months since the passing of AKA’s fiancée Nellie Tembe and the rapper has spoken about her passing for the first time on social media. The rapper revealed that the pain never goes away and that he’ll never be the same person again. He also thanked everyone who has stuck with their families in this tough time. “4 months to this day. … it never goes away. Every day I pray for her, myself and our families. I will never be the same person I was … but I will do the best I can with the gift and opportunity of life that I still have left. Thank You to everyone who has stuck by me and our respective families … you know who you are.” The rapper first revealed that it’s been hard for him to get up on some days and feels like his whole life has been pulled from underneath...
PSG: Messi inspires everyone to raise their game – Oblak
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PSG: Messi inspires everyone to raise their game – Oblak

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, has paid tribute to Lionel Messi ahead of his imminent move to Paris Saint-Germain. Messi left Barcelona after he was unable to renew his contract with the Catalan club due to LaLiga regulations. The 34-year-old bid an emotional farewell to Barcelona in a press conference on Sunday. The Argentine international will now link up with his close friend Neymar at PSG. Reacting to the development, Oblak, who has played against Messi in the LaLiga, said the forward inspires everyone to raise their game. He wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “For as long as I’ve been playing, #Messi has been redefining football. If it wasn’t for him, @LaLiga would be a very different place. “I’d have a few more clean sheets for a start. He inspires everyone to...
LaLiga reacts as Messi confirms Barcelona departure
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LaLiga reacts as Messi confirms Barcelona departure

LaLiga paid tribute to Lionel Messi after he appeared at his final press conference as a Barcelona player on Sunday. Messi has played in the Spanish top flight for the last 21 years. During that time, he scored 672 times in 778 games for Barca. The 34-year-old leaves as both the club’s record appearance maker and top goal scorer. “We made history together. It’s been a matter of pride to see you become a legend. Thanks, Leo Messi,” LaLiga wrote on social media. Messi is widely expected to undergo medicals with Paris Saint-Germain early this week. He will then put pen to paper on a two-year deal with an option for one more.
Lionel Messi: I’m still trying to assimilate everything – Barcelona’s Busquets
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Lionel Messi: I’m still trying to assimilate everything – Barcelona’s Busquets

Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets, has paid tribute to Lionel Messi after the club confirmed his departure from Camp Nou. Barcelona had on Thursday announced that their captain, Messi, will be leaving the club as a free agent this summer. Reacting, Busquets said it will be difficult to be at Barcelona without Messi, adding that he was ‘still trying to assimilate everything. The Spaniard, in a post via his Instagram page on Friday, said the Argentine will be missed. He wrote, “Still trying to assimilate everything and knowing how difficult it will be, I can only thank you for what you have done for the club and for those who have accompanied you in these years and specifically towards me. “You arrived as a child and you are the best player in history, havi...
You will come back, nothing Will ever be the Same again – Pique to Messi
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You will come back, nothing Will ever be the Same again – Pique to Messi

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has sent an emotional message to Lionel Messi after the club confirmed his departure from Camp Nou. Barcelona had on Thursday announced that their captain, Messi, will be leaving the club as a free agent this summer. According to the Catalan club, they were unable to re-sign the Argentine captain due to La Liga’s financial restrictions. Reacting to the development, Pique, one of the senior players at Barcelona, paid tribute to Messi. The Spain international said he loves Messi, adding that, ‘Nothing will ever be the same again’ after the forward’s exit from Barca. He also insisted that Messi will one day come back to Barcelona because there are pending things to do. Pique wrote on Instagram on Friday: “Nothing will ever be...
Simi Esiri Reveals her dad has passed on
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Simi Esiri Reveals her dad has passed on

Simi Esiri has announced the passing of her father. The magazine publisher took to Instagram to announce that her dad, a successful businessman, died two weeks ago. She shared photos of her father, including one of him walking her down the aisle during her wedding to singer, Dr Sid, in 2014. In the caption,  she paid tribute to him and expressed how his death has affected her.
15-year-old girl dies after sex rump with older man
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15-year-old girl dies after sex rump with older man

A 15-year-old Brazilian girl, identified as Gabrielly Dickson Alves Nascimento, has died after passing out while having sex with a man in his car. The 26-year-old man might be left off the hook because the age of sexual consent in Brazil is 14. According to the unnamed man, while they were having sex on Thursday, July 29, Dickson’s lips and skin turned pale and her hands “twisted back” behind her in a spasm. She was immediately rushed to the UPA Jardim Casquiero medical facility in Cubatão, São Paulo, and was diagnosed with cardiopulmonary arrest. Sadly, the doctors were unable to save Dickson as she died in the early hours of the following morning, July 30. An initial medical examination found blood in the teenager’s vagina, but there were no indications of a physic...
Memphis Depay sends message to Barcelona captain, Messi
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Memphis Depay sends message to Barcelona captain, Messi

New Barcelona signing, Memphis Depay has paid tribute to the club’s captain, Lionel Messi, describing the Argentine international as the best player in the world. Depay disclosed this during his official unveiling as a Barcelona player at the Camp Nou on Thursday evening. The Netherlands international said he was looking forward to playing alongside Messi, adding that his qualities are clear. The 27-year-old forward joined Barcelona from French Ligue 1 side, Lyon. “It is a dream [to play with Messi],” Depay said. “He is a legend and I don’t need to say too much else. The best player in the world. “Did you see what he did in the Copa America? “I am really looking forward to playing with Leo [Messi] and his qualities are clear. “I am a big fan.”
Messi Dedicates Copa America triumph to Maradona
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Messi Dedicates Copa America triumph to Maradona

  Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has dedicated their Copa America win over Brazil to his family and the late Diego Maradona. Messi finally won an international trophy, after they beat the Selecao 1-0 in Sunday’s final. Angel Di Maria netted the winning goal in the 22nd minute of play. “I want to dedicate this success to my family, who have always given me the strength to continue, to my friends whom I love so much, to all the people who support us and above all to 45 million Argentinians who have suffered so much with this dreadful virus,” Messi wrote on Instagram. Argentina had refused to co-host the tournament with Colombia due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. CONMEBOL eventually transferred hosting rights to Brazil at the last minute. Messi also paid tribu...
Copa America: Messi played against Colombia, Brazil with hamstring injury – Argentina coach, Scaloni reveals
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Copa America: Messi played against Colombia, Brazil with hamstring injury – Argentina coach, Scaloni reveals

Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni has revealed that captain Lionel Messi played against Colombia and Brazil in Copa America with a hamstring injury. According to Scaloni, Messi sustained the injury during Argentina’s Copa America 3-0 win against Ecuador in the quarter-final last week. Recall that Argentina defeated Colombia on penalties in the Copa America semi-final last Wednesday. Argentina also defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final on Saturday, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal. “Messi has been playing with a hamstring injury against Colombia and Brazil, after getting a knock against Ecuador,” Scaloni said at his post-match press conference. He added, “It’s a great title, especially for our people. The fans support the team unconditionally. I think they...
Messi reacts as Argentina beat Brazil to win Copa America
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Messi reacts as Argentina beat Brazil to win Copa America

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has paid tribute to God as they defeated Brazil 1-0 in the final to win the Copa America on Sunday morning. Angel Di Maria scored the only goal of the match in the first half as Argentina defeated Brazil at the Maracana Stadium. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, who was promoted to the starting line-up for the final match, coolly lobbed over Brazil goalkeeper Ederson for the 22nd-minute winner. The triumph also marks Messi’s maiden piece of major silverware with Argentina, with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner dominant throughout the tournament. Messi also finished Copa America 2021 with the most goals (four) and most assists (five). Reacting, Messi, in a post via his Instagram account, described the Copa America victory as a ‘beautiful ...
Copa America final: What Brazil’s Casemiro said about Messi
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Copa America final: What Brazil’s Casemiro said about Messi

Brazil midfielder, Casemiro, has paid tribute to Argentina captain Lionel Messi, ahead of both teams’ Copa America final tie on Sunday. Casemiro described Messi as a great player, adding that he admires the Barcelona captain a lot. Brazil reached the Copa America final after defeating Peru 1-0 in the semi-final, while Argentina eliminated Colombia. “Argentina are a team with players of the highest level,” Casemiro said at his pre-match press conference. “They’re not about just one player. “We know the quality that Messi has, he’s a great player, but we have to value the entire Argentine team and we have to respect them all. “It’s not just Messi and Lautaro [Martinez] either. We can’t concentrate only on the two of them. They’re top quality players and two of the [players...
France vs Portugal: Griezmann pays tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo
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France vs Portugal: Griezmann pays tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo

France forward, Antoine Griezmann, has paid tribute to Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of both sides’ final Group F game at Euro 2020 on Wednesday. Griezmann said Ronaldo is a “source of inspiration for everyone”, adding that the Juventus forward is a complete player. Both France and Portugal played on Saturday but fell short of the results they wanted. France drew 1-1 with Hungary in Budapest, while Portugal lost 4-2 against Germany. “He [Ronaldo] is a source of inspiration for everyone,” Griezmann told a pre-match press news conference. “It is extraordinary what he is doing at 36 years old. He and Messi, there will be no one like them, we are lucky to meet them on the field. “He is a complete player, an example for all young and old, he can show the way f...
Euro 2020: Gary Neville Reacts as Ronaldo Breaks Goals record
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Euro 2020: Gary Neville Reacts as Ronaldo Breaks Goals record

  Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after he became the leading men’s scorer in the Euro’s history. Ronaldo, 36, also became the first player in history to feature in five different European Championships following Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Hungary on Tuesday at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. The Juventus forward netted his 10th goal in his fifth appearance at the tournament after scoring a brace for Portugal against Hungary. The former Real Madrid star also overtook France legend Michel Platini’s goal record in the Championship’s history. Reacting, Neville, who played alongside Ronaldo for eight years at Man United, said it was ‘mesmerising’ to see how his former teammate has developed over the best part of two d...
Euro 2020: Stay Strong – Cristiano Ronaldo tells Eriksen after Midfielder Collapsed
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Euro 2020: Stay Strong – Cristiano Ronaldo tells Eriksen after Midfielder Collapsed

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has paid tribute to Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, after the Inter Milan star collapsed during his country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday. Ronaldo urged Eriksen to stay strong, adding that he wants to see him back on the pitch. The Juventus forward disclosed this in a post via his Instagram account at the weekend. Recall that Eriksen had earlier fallen to the floor during Denmark’s opener against Finland. The former Tottenham playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distressing scenes. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian Eriksen and his family. The world of football stands together hoping for good news. “I’m counting on finding you soon back on the pitch, Chris, ...
“Let’s live in love, even if we disagree” Daddy Freeze advices Nigerian pastors to offer condolence message to TB Joshua’s family and congregation
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“Let’s live in love, even if we disagree” Daddy Freeze advices Nigerian pastors to offer condolence message to TB Joshua’s family and congregation

Daddy Freeze has encouraged Nigerian pastors to offer condolence messages to the family and congregation of the late T.B. Joshua. The popular televangelist passed on suddenly on the night of June 5. As Nigerians mourned him, Ovation Internation Publisher, Dele Momodu questioned why the Christian Community in Nigeria have not publicly condoled with the family or paid tribute to the late pastor. OAP Freeze has also spoken up, advising Nigerian pastors to send a condolence message to T.B. Joshua's family. He added: "I come in peace. Let's live in love, even if we disagree, let's disagree in love... Do everything in love."
Prince Harry and Megan Markle welcome their second child together, a girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten Windsor
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Prince Harry and Megan Markle welcome their second child together, a girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten Windsor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed a baby girl. The baby was born on Friday, June 4, a spokesperson for the couple announced The baby's name is a tribute to both Queen Elizabeth II and Harry's late mother, Princess Diana. A statement from the couple's spokesperson reads: "It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. "Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz." The statement continued, "Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, ...
Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye
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Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo , were among the family and friends who attended the night of tribute and worship for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye. The night of tribute took place at the Redemption camp on Monday May 10. Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Tuesday May 4. He was 42 years old. See more photos below...
Actress Ashionye Michelle Raccah Loses Brother
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Actress Ashionye Michelle Raccah Loses Brother

Nigerian actress and singer, Ashionye Michelle Raccah has lost her elder brother to the cold hands of death. In a tribute to her brother, the actress wrote: "Ndudi... my gentle, sweet, kind big brother. You took a piece of me with you. Rest well, Josephine's son. I love you. #GoneTooSoon"
OAP Kemi Smallzz Loses her Father
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OAP Kemi Smallzz Loses her Father

The media personality shared the sad news on Twitter with a tribute which expressed how agonizing it is.  Kemi also described her father as her "guy and friend". She tweeted; My daddy died. I can’t breathe. That’s my guy , my friend. What am I going to do now ? If I’m missing , I’m not lost . I’m just trying to remember how to breathe . Don’t ask if I’m okay, I’m not .
NASS Will Never Pass Any Law To Hinder Press Freedom – Lawan
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NASS Will Never Pass Any Law To Hinder Press Freedom – Lawan

He gave this assurance while felicitating with Nigerian journalists on the occasion of the 2021 World Press Freedom Day. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi. “The Ninth Senate and the National Assembly, in general, will never pass any law that inhibits the freedom of the press but rather work with the media to further enhances the practice of the profession,” he said. “I also celebrate the Nigerian journalists for the invaluable contributions and sacrifices that they have made throughout our national history to nation-building and entrenchment of democracy. “I pay tribute to the patriots who have lost their lives in the line of duty and pray that their death will not be in vain.”
“How Does A Heart Break Twice?” – Chimamanda Adichie Mourns Her Mum’s Death
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“How Does A Heart Break Twice?” – Chimamanda Adichie Mourns Her Mum’s Death

Renowned author, Chimamanda Adichie took to her Instagram handle to to pay a touching tribute to her 78-year-old mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie who died on March 1, 2021. Mrs Grace Adichie died 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. In the post she wrote, she narrated the events that surrounded her death as she disclosed to be heartbroken twice. Adichie revealed that her mother was unwell but after visiting the hospital, she became better. Afterward, the doctor sent an update that she’s fine, only for her to be transferred to the teaching hospital. “Two hours after she arrived at the teaching hospital, she died. It was March 1st. My father’s birt...
“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 ...
Actress Aisha Lawal Slams Social Media Reports claiming she Died During childbirth
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Actress Aisha Lawal Slams Social Media Reports claiming she Died During childbirth

Aisha Lawal has been forced to release a video to counter reports that she died during childbirth. Photos of actress, Aisha Lawal, has been flying around on Facebook with people paying tribute and claiming she died after delivering a baby boy.   Responding via Instagram, the actress slammed those spreading the false report. She added in the caption: WHOEVER IS BEHIND THIS WILL CONTINUALLY SEE THE WRATH OF GOD, I SHALL LIVE TO FULFIL GOD'S PROMISES IN MY LIFE, NOT NOW, NOT IN THE NEXT 100 YEARS FOR I SERVE A LIVING GOD, NO WEAPON FORMED OR FASHIONED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER, FOR WE ARE IN THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN, ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL PRESERVE MY LIFE IN GOOD HEALTH AND WEALTH WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS. ASEBI EMURASI, E KONTINU LATI MA BA OLORUN NI IWAJU. EMI...
Music Producer, Sarz Loses his Father
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Music Producer, Sarz Loses his Father

Ace music producer, Sarz has lost his father to the cold hands of death. In a tribute to his father, the music producer noted that it doesn't make sense attaching RIP to his name. He also disclosed that his father fought till his last breath. Sarz wrote; Even in the face of death, you fought till your last breath and for that I'll never give up in life. It doesn't make sense writing RIP before your name but God knows best. Rest well Dad
Super Eagles Legend, Finidi George turns 50 today and his former club teammates at Ajax made a tribute video to wish him a happy birthday… Watch!
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Super Eagles Legend, Finidi George turns 50 today and his former club teammates at Ajax made a tribute video to wish him a happy birthday… Watch!

Super Eagles legend, Finidi George turns 50 years old today and his former club teammates at Ajax made a tribute video to wish him a happy birthday. In the 3 minutes, 38 seconds video posted on the official AFC Ajax Twitter account, football icons like Patrick Kluivert, Edwin van dar Saar, Frank De Boer, Marc Overmars, Marco van Basten among others sent their wishes including former coach Louis Van Gaal. Finidi won three league titles, two Dutch Super Cups, the UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Super Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup with Ajax. He who retired from football in 2004, was an important player of the Super Eagles of Nigeria team during the 1990s. He appeared in two World Cups including at USA 1994, where he scored a lovely goal against Greece. Watch the vide...
Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death
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Meghan Markle Reportedly Spoke with Queen Elizabeth to Share Condolences Following Prince Philip’s Death

Meghan Markle reportedly reached out to Queen Elizabeth to share her condolences over the death of her husband, Prince Philip. On Saturday, April 10, a source told US Weekly that "Meghan and Harry have already spoken to the Queen to express their sympathies." Meghan Markle will not be attending Prince Philip's funeral in person this Saturday, April 17, as her doctor didn't clear her to fly because of her pregnancy. But Meghan and Prince Harry dedicated the homepage of their non-profit Archewell to Prince Philip on Friday, April 9 immediately after his death was announced. They shared a brief tribute to him which read, "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for your service... You will be greatly missed."
Princes William and Harry to Walk behind Philip’s Coffin with Pregnant Meghan Markle to Miss the Funeral on Saturday
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Princes William and Harry to Walk behind Philip’s Coffin with Pregnant Meghan Markle to Miss the Funeral on Saturday

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

Social media posts paying tribute to DMX broke out on Thursday night, stating that the American rapper passed away at the age of 50 after being taken off life support. Comedian and actress, Luenell, also helped fuel the rumours when she posted to her stories that her friend was “gone” following his hospitalization for a reported drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week. “It is over, my friend is gone,” she wrote in the post. “Soar. Join the best that ever did it. RIP DMX.” Clarifying her post, Luenell wrote, “When your spirit leaves and your organs fail you. The body becomes just a shell. One becomes wrapped in the lords arms. That’s what ‘I’ call gone. I’m sorry to all.” A number of celebrities also paid tribute ...
‘I’m Curious’ – Bayern Munich CEO, Rummenigge pays tribute to Marina Granovskaia
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‘I’m Curious’ – Bayern Munich CEO, Rummenigge pays tribute to Marina Granovskaia

  Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has paid tribute to Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia, for the job she is doing at Stamford Bridge. Granovskaia is Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich’s right-hand woman at the west London club. The 46-year-old has grown to become one of the most powerful leaders in world football. She has built a reputation for her smart dealings in transfer transactions. Speaking to the Athletic, Rummenigge said, “I am curious to see if there will be one club in Europe that can break even this season. “It will be challenging, even for us. We have lost €4m to €5m per game, you can work out what that means in total. “After more than 1 year without fans, the income loss has been much greater for the big clubs. Some of the smaller clubs...
Jamie Foxx Remembers his late sister on World Down Syndrome day
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Jamie Foxx Remembers his late sister on World Down Syndrome day

Jamie Foxx is remembering his late sister today, months after she passed on. Deondra Dixon, who is the actor's younger sister, died in October 2020 at the age of 36. On World Down Syndrome Day, the actor shared a photo of his sister in Instagram and paid tribute to her. Read his post below.
The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta
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The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed his optimism that his project at the club will ‘bang’ once football returns to normal after the pandemic. The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign so far during Arteta’s first full campaign in charge and travel for Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos knowing that winning that competition is their best route back into Europe next season. The 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League with 11 games left. Arteta remains adamant that there has been improvement and says the difficulties his team have faced throughout the pandemic, will actually work to Arsenal’s advantage in the long-term. When asked what the past year has been like, Arteta said: “We have created a real...
Tributes Galore As UNIPORT Honours O.B Lulu-Briggs
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Tributes Galore As UNIPORT Honours O.B Lulu-Briggs

Activities marking the funeral rites for late business mogul, industrialist, and oil magnate, late High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs began on Monday with the University of Port Harcourt organizing an Evening of Tributes, Music, Drama and Art Exhibition at the institution’s campus, Choba. It was an atmosphere of encomiums upon encomiums as members of the academia went down memory lane, detailing the impact the late Kalabari titleholder had on not just the University of Port Harcourt but humanity at large. The Acting Vice-Chancellor of UNIPORT, Professor Steve Okodudu in his tribute titled “Exit Of A Rare Gift To The University Of Port Harcourt And Humanity,” stated that the death of our “benefactor, patron, father and Alumnus is certainly a direct tragedy for the University of...
Veteran actor, Nkem Owoh pens emotional tribute to late colleague, Sam Loco Efe
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Veteran actor, Nkem Owoh pens emotional tribute to late colleague, Sam Loco Efe

Veteran Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia, has penned an emotional tribute in remembrance of his late colleague, Sam Loco Efe. Nkem Owoh took to his Twitter page to pour encomium on his late friend and stated that the Nigerian movie industry indeed lost a gem after his death. He shared photos of them on a movie set and wrote, "Today I remember a very good friend, who was a mentor & an inspiration to actors./\r\n/ Nollywood indeed lost a rare gem Keep resting in Peace Sam Loco Efe, we all miss you." See his post below, https://twitter.com/realosuofia/status/1363741344221573121?s=20
US Rapper, Ketchy The Great of Los Angeles group Stinc Team Killed in Car crash
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US Rapper, Ketchy The Great of Los Angeles group Stinc Team Killed in Car crash

American rapper, Ketchy The Great of Los Angeles group, Stinc Team, has died following a car accident. News of the rapper's death was confirmed by his representatives through Pitchfork on Tuesday February 16. Ketchy, born Jameon Davis, was known for being in the underground rap group Stinc Team, fronted by Drakeo The Ruler. Drakeo paid tribute on Twitter, writing: "Long live Ketchy The Great," before revealing his friend was hit by a car. Speaking briefly on Instagram Live, Ketchy's pal addressed the rumours around his death, saying: "Don't make it seem like...c'mon, bro. You know how these n***** gon' get. "It's on the news. It's on the s**t. N**** got hit by a car... You know they finna start, though." Paying tribute to the Los Angeles-based rapper, Biz Markie t...
Nigerian Medical Doctor and Only Son Dies in Fatal Motor Accident two Months to his Wedding
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Nigerian Medical Doctor and Only Son Dies in Fatal Motor Accident two Months to his Wedding

A medical doctor identified as Chidera Alexander Ifudu, has died in a motor accident two months to his wedding. The accident involving his Lexus SUV occurred on Friday morning, February 12, along Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway. Details of the accident are sketchy, however, it was gathered that he was trying to avoid hitting a pedestrian when his car veered off the road and crashed. The deceased who worked at ESUT Teaching Hospital, Enugu, is reportedly the only son of his father. Dr. Ifudu and Judith Ogochukwu's traditional was scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Umuahia-South local Govenment Area of Abia state and the church wedding on Saturday, April 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Independence Layout, Enugu. Below is a tribute posted by his friend, Aguli D...
Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico
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Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico

The ex-international passed away at the age of 72 and has been lauded for his contribution to the West African’s development Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Joe Erico, who died after a brief illness on Thursday. Erico featured prominently for the senior national team at the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations, where the West Africans finished third. The former goalkeeper went into administration after calling time on his professional career and had the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.  
‘Babylon 5’ and ‘Lost’ Actress, Mira Furlan is Dead (Age 65)
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‘Babylon 5’ and ‘Lost’ Actress, Mira Furlan is Dead (Age 65)

Croatian actress and singer, Mira Furlan, who starred as Delenn in Babylon 5 and appeared in the TV series Lost, has died at the age of 65 The news of her death was announced on Furlan's official Twitter account and confirmed by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, who paid tribute to the actress. 'I look at the stars. It's a clear night and the Milky Way seems so near. That's where I'll be going soon.... I am not afraid.' Her quote concluded: 'Let me close my eyes and sense the beauty around me. And take that breath under the dark sky full of stars. Breathe in. Breathe out. That's all.' The tweet also shared the date of her birth and the date of her death. No cause of death was given "It is a night of great sadness, for our friend and comrade had gone down the road...
Actress Omoni Oboli Pens Emotional Tribute To Her Mother-In-Law
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Actress Omoni Oboli Pens Emotional Tribute To Her Mother-In-Law

Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli has penned an emotional tribute to her mother-in-law Mrs Mary Oboli. The 42-year-old shared a picture of herself and mother-in-law on Instagram on Saturday. She said her mother-in-law was kind and jovial. “Tribute to my mother in-law Mrs Mary Oboli Oct 10 1945 – Jan 11 2021. I am so proud and so honoured to have called you mom my darling mother in-law. One of the strongest women I had the privilege of knowing. “You fought valiantly even till the end. Thank you for raising the man that I love and for instilling in him that quiet strength that’s one of his many amazing qualities,” she wrote. Omoni also hinted that Mrs Oboli died of cancer. “You were a shining light and we will hold you forever in our hearts. Sleep well mom. We will always lov...
Armed Forces Day: Nigeria Is Stronger Together – Osinbajo
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Armed Forces Day: Nigeria Is Stronger Together – Osinbajo

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT *VP pays tribute to Nigeria’s military heroes and heroines Despite differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities, Nigerians of all generations and from all walks of life must endeavour to commit to ensuring Nigeria’s unity, because the nation is stronger together than apart, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. The Vice President spoke today at the Interdenominational Church Service for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, which held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Sunday. According to Prof. Osinbajo, who was represented at the Church Service by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Nigerians “must at every opportunity insist that every great ...
‘ER’ Star, Dearon ‘Deezer D’ Thompson is Dead
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‘ER’ Star, Dearon ‘Deezer D’ Thompson is Dead

ER Star, Dearon Thompson a.k.a Deezer D is dead at the age of 55. TMZ reported that the actor was found unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday morning, January 7.  The actor and performer had previously undergone major heart surgery in 2009, undergoing a six-hour operation to replace his aorta and fix a heart valve. Though there is no official cause of death yet, Deezer D’s brother Marshawn told the website that the family believes he died of a heart attack ER producer Neal Baer paid tribute on Twitter, writing:   ‘Sad to learn that Deezer D has passed away.  A very sweet, kind man and wonderful to work with on ER.’   Actor and director Terry Wilkerson also tweeted: ‘I had the pleasure of working with Deezer D on E.R. One of the kindest most...

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