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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
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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...
Mutiu Adepoju pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona
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Mutiu Adepoju pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona

Mutiu Adepoju, a member of the Super Eagle’s squad at the U.S.A. ’94 World Cup, on Wednesday, paid tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona, who died on November 25, describing the Argentine as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. . Adepoju in his tribute in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said that the late football icon was only able to outwit his teammates during the World Cup showdown when they lost concentration. . Adepoju, who was nicknamed ‘headmaster’ because of his prowess in the air with precise nodding of the ball, was one of the central midfielders that faced Maradona during Nigeria’s second match at the World Cup. . Nigeria lost the match to Argentina after Claudio Caniggia struck twice in quick succession from Maradona’s assists, in the 22n...
Barcelona Fined €3,000 for Messi Tribute To Diego Maradona
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Barcelona Fined €3,000 for Messi Tribute To Diego Maradona

Barcelona should pay a €3,000 (£2,700) fine after Lionel Messi honored Diego Maradona by celebrating in a Newell’s Old Boys shirt on Sunday. Messi commended his ground-breaking strike from outside of the case against Osasuna by removing Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy strip to uncover the red-and-dark of Newell’s. Maradona, who passed on a week ago at 60 years old, played for Newell’s toward the finish of his sparkling vocation and Messi wore similar shirt toward the beginning of his, making it a fitting recognition. Messi likewise pantomimed blowing a kiss with two hands to the sky as he looked upward. In any case, the contacting recognition was contrary to the principles of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, who are presently ready to fine the club for Messi’s festival....
“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas
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“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea coach and current  Marseille boss, Andre Villas-Boas has urged FIFA to retire the No.10 jersey famously won by the late Diego Maradona as he believes no player should ever wear the famous number again.   According to Andre Villas-Boas, the No.10 jersey should be retired from all teams in tribute to Diego Maradona after the Argentine icon’s death on Wednesday November 25 after suffering a heart attack.     Maradona will be remembered as one of the best to ever have played the game and the No.10 jersey became synonymous with the him.   Speaking about the late football legend after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Villas-Boas said; “It is very bad news, as well as the loss of a board membe...
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club
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Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club

Jeremy Wisten has reportedly taken his own life after being released by the club   Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.   According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.   Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player. The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult tim...
Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten
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Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten

The teenager passed away on Sunday with many of the club's players quick to pay tribute Manchester City have confirmed the death of former academy player Jeremy Wisten, who passed away at the age of just 18. Wisten, a promising defender born in Malawi but raised in the United Kingdom, joined City's elite development squad in 2016 before recently leaving the club. While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, City posted a brief statement in tribute to Wisten on Sunday night.
Lupita Nyong’o finally pens tear-jerking tribute to fallen co-star Chadwick Boseman
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Lupita Nyong’o finally pens tear-jerking tribute to fallen co-star Chadwick Boseman

Lupita Nyong’o was on the receiving end soon after fellow co-star, Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death engulfed the world. But what many did not know was she was wise enough, taking her time to let her heart and entire being speak with sincerity and now, letting public a long tear-jerking statement about the deceased. With a sweet photo of the two during one of their good times, Lupita penned; I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence. I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease… His large h...
Kogi election: God has the ultimate say – PDP accepts Supreme Court judgment
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Kogi election: God has the ultimate say – PDP accepts Supreme Court judgment

The Kogi State People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court which upheld the victory of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as Governor of Kogi State. The party also paid tribute to its flag bearer, Engr. Musa Wada and his running mate, Hon. Sam Aro. Reacting to Monday’s Supreme Court’s ruling, the PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, said while it accepts in good faith the ruling of the Apex Court, it leaves the final judgement in the hands of God. The statement said while the higher court in the land has given its verdict, the PDP has no choice than to accept it. The statement appreciated the resilience of members and the teeming supporters of the party. It also appreciated the legal team of the party and paid tribute to...
Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after winning Belgian Grand Prix 2020 to secure his 89th victory
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Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after winning Belgian Grand Prix 2020 to secure his 89th victory

Lewis Hamilton has won the 89th race of his career by dominating the Belgian Grand Prix 2020.   The British Formula One driver, 35, led the race from start to finish to defeat team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen to stretch his championship lead to a massive 47 points.     Speaking after the race, he said: “It wasn’t the easiest of races. “I had a lock-up into turn five which gave me a vibration on the tyre. It was a bit of a struggle. I was nervous we might have a scenario like Silverstone where I had the puncture so I was nursing it to the end.    I know it is not what everyone wants to see – a Mercedes at the front – but no matter how much success we have we just keep our heads down. Back at the office, there are no guy...
Aubameyang Pays Tribute To Boseman With Black Panther Celebration
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Aubameyang Pays Tribute To Boseman With Black Panther Celebration

Aubameyang pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman with his iconic Black Panther celebration. Chadwick Boseman who played a major role in Marvel’s “Black Panther” has died at age 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. The world is currently mourning the loss of a hero. Chadwick Aaron Boseman has portrayed several real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall The actor’s family released a statement to the press saying “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.” They admitted that it was the honor of his career to bring King...
Chelsea Defender, Antonio Rudiger Pays Tribute to Willian
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Chelsea Defender, Antonio Rudiger Pays Tribute to Willian

'Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has paid tribute to teammate, Willian, amid interest from Arsenal for the Brazilian international. Willian looks set to leave Chelsea this summer with his contract expiring this month. The 31-year-old winger, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, recently rejected Chelsea’s latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge. But Rudiger has admitted it will be “sad” if Willian leaves Frank Lampard’s side, adding that the former Shakhtar Donetsk star is a good footballer just like Chelsea legend, Eden Hazard. “Since day one of coming to Chelsea, Willian and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy,” Rudiger was quoted by talkSport as saying. ...
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Linus Idahosa shares Emotional Tribute video to Dan foster

On Wednesday 17th of June 2020, the world lost a beautiful soul as popular radio presenter, Dan Foster died. Linus Idahosa, President of Del-York International, took to twitter to pen an emotional tribute to the radio legend. https://twitter.com/LinusIdahosa "When the COVID-19 scare was at its peak in April, I wrote this piece for a client, called on Dan to produce it. Little did I know that this would be his final farewell message to us. May his words inspire Hope, Love and Faith in all of us and help us contemplate the true meaning of life. Will miss you Dan..." Linus Idahosa
Nigerians Mourn as Radio Personality, Dan Foster Dies
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Nigerians Mourn as Radio Personality, Dan Foster Dies

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mourn American radio personality, Dan Foster. The former Cool FM radio host's death was announced today, June 17. There are speculations he died of Covid-19. Colleagues and friends reacted to the tragic news by paying tribute to him via their social media accounts. Cool FM OAP Do2dtun wrote: "Oh Dan Foster... you gave me the strength to do this and even more. This is really painful." He added: "He saved me my job.. Such a story!.. he kept me regardless.. look at me now.. “The Big Dog” Dan Foster put it all in for me and us at Coolfm. What an OAP.... The best morning show host till date in Nigeria. This is a big loss."   Frank Edoho wrote: "I just got off the phone, my friend Oscar confirmed that Dan Foster has passed on. Thi...
Gabrielle Union Recalled Her Own Sexual Assault In Tribute To Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau On Instagram
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Gabrielle Union Recalled Her Own Sexual Assault In Tribute To Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau On Instagram

American Actress, Gabrielle Union shared a heartbreaking tribute to the late Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau on Instagram. Salau was a 19-year-old activist who joined recent protests for Black Lives Matter. She had been reported missing, and the Tallahassee Police Department confirmed her death on June 13. Gabrielle wrote in the caption: "She was 19. 19. 19. A baby. Oluwatoyin 'Toyin' Salau was a 19 year old warrior who fought for US. She reported her sexual assault to police and days later was found murdered. The horrors she faced, the trauma she endured, all by 19 years old." The actress continued, pleading: "Who cares for little Black girls, Black teens, Black women? Toyin deserved so much more. She fought for so much more for all of us. I can't shake it. I am her and she is me." Gabrielle ...
Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Tribute To George Floyd Claiming Copyright
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Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Tribute To George Floyd Claiming Copyright

Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump’s reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website’s policy on copyrighted material. The Team Trump account tweeted out a nearly four-minute long video that is narrated by a speech the president gave a few days after Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody. In the video, the president can be heard lamenting the “grave tragedy” of Floyd’s death over images of Floyd and peaceful protesters mourning his death. Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump’s reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website’s policy on copyrighted material. The Team Trump account tweeted out a nearly four-minute long video that is narrated by a sp...
“My Neck Hurts” – George Floyd’s Last Words Flown In The Sky Across 5 Major U.S Cities
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“My Neck Hurts” – George Floyd’s Last Words Flown In The Sky Across 5 Major U.S Cities

The last words of the posthumously famous George Floyd have flown in the sky as part of an emotional and inspirational tribute thanks to black artist Jammie Holmes. Five cities across the country were the centers of attraction. In Detroit and New York, the statements “Please I can’t breathe” and “They’re going to kill me” were flown. In Los Angeles, Miami and Dallas, “My stomach hurts,” “My neck hurts” and “Everything hurts”, three statements Floyd struggled to get out while under the weight of Derek Chauvin, were whisked. Holmes posted the photos of the tribute via his Instagram during the weekend, saying he felt the need to contribute to “social conscience and protest meant to bring people together in their shared incense at the inhumane treatment of American citizens”. T...
Poco Lee Excited as he Gets a Lexus SUV Gift from a Fan
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Poco Lee Excited as he Gets a Lexus SUV Gift from a Fan

Nigerian dancer, Iwe Pascal popularly known as Poco Lee has been gifted a new Lexus SUV, from one of his loyal fans. The elated dancer who is now a proud owner of the new whip, took to his Instagram page to share a photo of the white Lexus SUV he got from a fan. Sharing the photo, he wrote; “PLEASE HELP ME SAY A PRAYER TO THE GOOD SOUL THAT BLESSED ME WITH A CAR TODAY???” It can be recalled that Poco Lee, recently released a touching tribute to Picture Kodak, who died in April. Poco Lee who was obviously friend of the deceased during her lifetime has since mourned her demise. He earlier shared a picture of the pair together writing; “Nothing is Promised!!! A real hustler a good energetic friend…She has a great Vibe! This Same dance that really ain’t paying was still y...
‘I still miss it’ – David Beckham reflects on playing career seven years on from retirement
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‘I still miss it’ – David Beckham reflects on playing career seven years on from retirement

As he reflected on some of his best career moments, the former England captain paid tribute to "amazing" backing from his supporters David Beckham says he still misses football as he marked seven years since his retirement from the game. The former England captain played the last match of a glittering professional career when he turned out for Paris Saint-Germain in a Ligue 1 match against Brest on May 18, 2013. To recognise the occasion, Beckham posted a video of some of his greatest moments – including Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League triumph – along with an accompanying message on Instagram.
Tinsel and Living in Bondage Star, Chizoba Bosah is Dead
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Tinsel and Living in Bondage Star, Chizoba Bosah is Dead

Nollywood actress and Tinsel star, Chizoba Bosah Sam-Boye is dead at the age of 52. Chizoba who had a long battle with diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure, died on Sunday May 10, after complaining of ill health on Saturday May 9. Convener of Yoruba Films & Music Festival, Otunba Omotayo Ogunlade who penned down a tribute to the late actress on Facebook wrote; Chizoba Bosah Sam-Boye my sister my friend. Surely God knows the best. Rest in peace. Aunty Chizzy as I fondly called you. Can't control this tears.
Atalanta Midfielder, Andrea Rinaldi Dies at the age of 19 After Suffering Brain Aneurysm While Training at Home
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Atalanta Midfielder, Andrea Rinaldi Dies at the age of 19 After Suffering Brain Aneurysm While Training at Home

Atalanta midfielder, Andrea Rinaldi has died at the age of 19 after suffering a brain aneurysm. The youngster, who had been observing the national lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic was training at home when he reportedly became critically ill on Friday. Rinaldi, who was on loan from Atalanta at Italian fourth division side Legnano, was taken to a hospital in Varese, where he tragically died on Monday. Confirming his death, Atalanta said in a statement: 'Just as on the pitch, you were always the last to surrender, this time too you fought with all your might not to fly away too soon - but that kind smile of yours will always remain alive in the hearts of those who had the good fortune to meet you.' Legnano also paid an emotional tribute to Rinaldi, who they described ...
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Zari Hassan commemorates late mom in moving tribute

As Mother’s Day chipped in, Zari Hassan decided to celebrate her late mother in a series of photos and an emotional tribute. The gift of a mother is divine, a soul that is irreplaceable and a being braver than a soldier in the battle field. This sure rings a bell and leaves a mark in Zari Hassan’s mind and heart every time she thinks about her late mom. To the woman who gave her life, taught her values, watched her grow into a woman, a mother, she owes her life and much more. In a long, sweet yet emotional letter, the Boss Lady inked: 'Here is to the one person who gave me true meaning of life and love. You nurtured me into the woman i am today.' A woman who dedicated everything just to see her girl have a meal on the table and a roof over her head, Zari felt indebted...
Vanessa Bryant Opens The Last Love Letter Kobe Bryant Sent To Her
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Vanessa Bryant Opens The Last Love Letter Kobe Bryant Sent To Her

Vanessa Bryant turned 38 yesterday and to celebrate adding another year, she opened the last love letter from her late husband Kobe Bryant. The letter which the late Kobe addressed to ‘the love of my life’ was an emotional one and Vanessa shared a pic of the note, which was tucked inside a yellow envelope. In her caption of the letter, she said she found the letter and waited to open it on her birthday because it gave her something to look forward to. She wrote: “Yesterday I found an envelope labelled To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi. “I waited to open one more letter on my birthday. It gave me something to look forward to today.” Vanessa continued: “The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an Angel holding me up by an artist on the cover. ...
Abba Kyari Never Drove a Car till he Died – Daughter Pays Tribute
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Abba Kyari Never Drove a Car till he Died – Daughter Pays Tribute

The eldest child of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Amina has disclosed, in a tribute to her father that he never drove a car till he died. In a tribute titled ‘My daddy, my best friend’ and published in ThisDay, Amina revealed that her father who was “terribly misunderstood and mischievously misrepresented by some Nigerians, despite his contributions to humanity and nation-building”, never drove a car till he died. The tribute reads in full; On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised. Most people knew my dad a...

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