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Robbery Victim, David Ntekim-Rex Dies After Police, Hospital Refused To Save Him
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Robbery Victim, David Ntekim-Rex Dies After Police, Hospital Refused To Save Him

A young man identified as David Ntekim-Rex has died after he was shot on his way home from work and Nigerians have blamed his death on the current state of the country. Cousin of the deceased revealed that David, a product designer at Crevatal, was robbed and shot at Jibowu on Friday, Jan 15. Hospitals allegedly refused to treat him because he had gunshot wounds. He said the The police were also called while David was still alive but they allegedly held on to his body as evidence of robbery. He died after losing so much blood. Hashtag #RIPDavid trended on Twitter after Nigerians took to the platform to mourn him. David's cousin wrote on Twitter; "My 'auntie' has three sons. She's always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He's a tech guy; ...
Billionaire, Bolu Akin-olugbade Dies Of COVID-19
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Billionaire, Bolu Akin-olugbade Dies Of COVID-19

Nigeria’s billionaire, Bolu Akin-Olugbade is dead. The 61-year-old businessman passed away on Wednesday. The socialite died at the Paelon COVID Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. Until his death, Akin-Olugbade was the Aare Onakakanfo of Owu Kingdom. He obtained a doctorate degree in Company Law from Cambridge University. Akin-Olugbade was a Rolls Royce lover and one of the largest collectors worldwide. His 10th Rolls Royce, the Cullinan worth $450,000, was reportedly the first shipped to Africa in 2019. A man of taste and glamour, Akin-Olugbade told ThisDay in 2018: “I have different concepts of how I spend money. “I spend money on cars because I have always loved cars. I bought my first Rolls Royce in 1984 and now, I am on my ninth Rolls Royce. I believe in dressing well an...
House On The Rock Pastor, Yinka Akinbami Dies From COVID-19 Complication
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House On The Rock Pastor, Yinka Akinbami Dies From COVID-19 Complication

As announced by Pastor Paul Adefarasin Yesterday, I received the rude and shocking news of someone deeply dear to me and all of the House on the Rock family. The passing of Pastor Yinka Akinbami has become most painful because if there truly were good men, he was certainly one. Till his passing, Pastor Akinbami was one of the senior presbyters of our church and has been with us for over 25-years, serving in the Family Life Directorate, coaching many exemplary men and women as they embarked upon the journey of building families. Egbon Yinka, your sudden passage is hard to understand, yet we bow respectfully to the sovereignty of God while we remain thankful for the decades of impactful work along with the exemplary life you lived while you were with us. As a dear egbon to me, ev...
18-Year-Old Girl Dies In Yobe Government Lodge After Sex
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18-Year-Old Girl Dies In Yobe Government Lodge After Sex

The police in Damaturu, Yobe State, have arrested four persons over the death of an 18-year old female at a government guest lodge in Damaturu. PREMIUM TIMES was told the incident occurred on Thursday. The police have arrested the suspects who are now at the Police B Division in Damaturu. Police sources said the prime suspect is Al-bash Yahaya Ibrahim with three others and they are being charged with homicide The corpse has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital Damaturu awaiting autopsy. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. “Four suspects are in our custody over ‘suspected’ charge of homicide,” he said. According to him, “the charges of the case will come out clearly after an autopsy...
Coach Steve Onishola Dies 24 Hours After Orisabunmi, His Sister’s Death
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Coach Steve Onishola Dies 24 Hours After Orisabunmi, His Sister’s Death

Coach Steve Onishola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, is dead. Onishola died barely 24 hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu, a Nollywood actress, popularly called Orisabunmi, died at 60. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday. The late basketball coach was said to have passed on at 71 on Thursday in Illorin, following a brief illness. The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director. He was part of the Falcons’ team that secured promotion for the club to the elite division in 2013. He was also a member of the Silver-winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League. Onishola was also am...
Human Rights Activist, Esther Uzoma Dies After Surgery
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Human Rights Activist, Esther Uzoma Dies After Surgery

A very vocal activist and legal practitioner Esther Uzoma just passed on. She did not survive an undisclosed surgery procedure. May her soul RIP. Oh my goodness, my sister and friend Barr. Esther Uzorma has gone to be with the Lord. Heartbreaking. A powerful voice in the wilderness ��� Human rights activist Esther Uzoma dies in Abuja hospital A human rights activist and convener Civil Society Society Situation Room, Esther Uzoma, is dead. The deceased was said to have died in an Abuja hospital following complications from surgery.
UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19 Disease
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UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19 Disease

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to coronavirus disease. The late Professor Ajeyalemi, who retired at the age of 70 from the university in November, in 2020, was a former dean of the institution’s faculty of education and the pioneer registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB). The university’s deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, who confirmed the development said the institution’s management was “again shocked to receive the news of the death of another great scholar.” “It is true Professor Ajeyalemi is dead. We are still in shock. Nigerians should know that COVID-19 is real and they should please use masks appropriately,” Mrs Ogunsola told our ...
Veteran Yoruba actress, Orisabunmi dies at 60
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Veteran Yoruba actress, Orisabunmi dies at 60

The Nigerian film industry is mourning the death of veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi.   Her death was confirmed by the President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr. Latin.   According to Mr. Latin, the actress died on Tuesday night, January 5. She was 60.   The cause of her death wasn't revealed.   Tunde Ola-Yusuff, another TAMPAN member Tunde Ola-Yusuff also stated that the actress “ left without a goodbye” in a post on social media.   “Really a shock on everyone Iya Oosa, may God rest your Soul among the righteous,” Tunde added.     The news of her death comes four months after her ex-husband, Ji...
Son Of Billionaire Transporter, Ekene Dili Chukwu Dies Of COVID-19 Disease
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Son Of Billionaire Transporter, Ekene Dili Chukwu Dies Of COVID-19 Disease

Augustine, son of late Billionaire Transporter, Augustine Ilodibe, popular as Ekene Dili Chukwu, has died. Ilodibe Jnr. died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos, aged 42 years. In a statement confirming the sad incident, the family said: “With great sadness, we announce the passing unto glory of our dear son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Ekenedilichukwu Augustine Chukwunonso ILODIBE (Junior) who died this morning from complications of COVID-19 in Lagos” The statement was signed on behalf of the family by Obinna Ilodibe.
Famous Finnish Guitarist, Alexi Laiho Dies At 41
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Famous Finnish Guitarist, Alexi Laiho Dies At 41

The frontman for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom and supergroup Bodom After Midnight, Alexi Laiho, has died at 41, his management told CNN. “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho,” a statement released by Napalm Records, on behalf of Bodom After Midnight, said. “We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member,” the statement, signed by bandmates Daniel, Mitja and Waltteri, added. A statement on Laiho’s official Facebook page said the musician died in his Helsinki home last week, adding that he suffered from long-term health issues during his last years. Laiho was the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Children of Bodom, which was formed in 1993 under the name I...
‘Charlie’s Angels’ Actress, Tanya Roberts, Dies At 65
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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Actress, Tanya Roberts, Dies At 65

Charlie’s Angels actress and Bond girl, Tanya Roberts, has died on Sunday at the age of 65. TMZ reports that Tanya collapsed on returning from walking her dogs on Christmas Eve. She was rushed to a hospital where she was placed on a ventilator before she died. The cause of her death has not been revealed, however, it is said to be non-COVID-19 related. “I’m devastated. She was brilliant and beautiful and I feel like a light has been taken away. To say she was an angel would be at the top of the list. She was the sweetest person you’d ever meet and had a huge heart. She loved her fans, and I don’t think she realized how much she meant to them,” her longtime friend Mike Pingel told The Hollywood Reporter. Tanya who starred as Stacey Sutton in the James Bond movie ‘A View to a...
Kenyan Dead Man Who Screamed In Pain As He Was Cut During Embalming Dies Again
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Kenyan Dead Man Who Screamed In Pain As He Was Cut During Embalming Dies Again

A 32-year-old Kenyan man who was pronounced dead but regained consciousness in a morgue during embalming has died. Peter Kiplangat Kigen was rushed to Kapkatet Hospital in Kericho on November 24th after he collapsed at home. A health worker who checked on him upon arrival declared him dead and he was transferred to the facility’s mortuary. Morgue attendants immediately began the embalming process but the patient wailed in pain and woke up after an incision was made on his right to infuse formalin. This forced those who were around to scamper for safety thinking that the man had ‘resurrected’. After recovering from the scare, morgue attendants wheeled him to the hospital’s casualty section where first aid was administered on him before he was taken to the ward to recupera...
19-Year-Old Boy Dies On Top Of A Sex Worker In Lagos During Intercourse
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19-Year-Old Boy Dies On Top Of A Sex Worker In Lagos During Intercourse

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 19-year-old boy, Maduabuchi Okeke, who died during a sex romp at a hotel in the Surulere area of the state. According to the police report, Okeke "died on top of one Sandra," a commercial sex worker at the Exclusive Mansion Hotel on Ayilara Street in the area. In the report obtained by SaharaReporters, the police said its personnel had arrested and detained the sex worker and two security guards in the hotel for allegedly smuggling Okeke's corpse out of the hotel. It was gathered that on the evening of last Friday, the deceased had reportedly brought the sex worker into a room in the hotel for the night. When Sandra, however, discovered that Okeke had died during the sex romp, she sneaked out. She contacted two sec...
Star Wars Darth Vader actor, David Prowse dies aged 85
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Star Wars Darth Vader actor, David Prowse dies aged 85

David Prowse, the British actor who donned the iconic Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85.   "It's with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85," Bowington Management tweeted.   The weightlifter-turned-actor, who also earned an MBE for playing the Green Cross Code Man to promote road safety, died after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said in a Facebook post.   Prowse made his film debut in the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale.   His role in the film landed him several other screen roles, including in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.   Prowse also ...
Principal Dies After She Slumped During Speech Delivery In Maiduguri (video)
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Principal Dies After She Slumped During Speech Delivery In Maiduguri (video)

Hajjiya Bisola Rahama Zakariyya, the female principal of Elkanemi College Of Islamic Theology in Maiduguri, has died after she slumped during speech delivery. The sad incident occurred in Maiduguri on Saturday, November 21. The principal, who was wearing a hijab and had her face mask on was speaking at a function before she appeared to lose control of herself with quick-thinking guests immediately rushing to her aid. She was reportedly rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a yet to be identified hospital. Unfortunately, she reportedly passed away on Monday, November 23rd. Sardaunan Alanjirori, a lecturer at Yobe State University took to Twitter on Monday night to mourn the death of the principal, saying "it's a great loss not only to Elkanemi family but to Borno State ...
Chisom Chukwuneke: 17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies
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Chisom Chukwuneke: 17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

A teenager who got 7A1s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has died. Chisom Chukwuneke, made straights A’s in the entrance exam and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She went on to win numerous academic awards in her school. Chisom was reportedly sick and was already making a recovery before she died. A photo of her as she sat on her hospital bed has been shared online. Her obituary reveals she died on October 18 in a hospital in South Africa. She will be buried on Tuesday, December 1, in Okpuno village, Umuogali, Oba, Idemili South Anambra state. Chisom's father, Professor Felix Chukwuneke took to Facebook to mourn her demise. Narrating his experience before her demise, he wrote: "ANGELIC EXIT O...
Newly Promoted DC, Nigeria Immigration, Usman Ndagi, Dies Hours After His Sister’s Death
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Newly Promoted DC, Nigeria Immigration, Usman Ndagi, Dies Hours After His Sister’s Death

A newly promoted Deputy Comptroller in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Alhaji Usman Ndagi died hours after receiving news of the demise of his sister. The Immigration officer from Mokwa, Niger State, popularly known as Yandakoture, died in Abuja on Thursday morning, November 19 while his sister died on Wednesday night, November 18. According to a member of the community, Yax Mokwa, the late officer died shortly after complaining of dizziness while his bags were being packed in the car for the journey to Niger State. Yax Mokwa wrote: "One of Kin Mokwa's most illustrious sons is shockingly gone. Alhaji Usman Ndagi (popularly known as Yandakoture). A mentor, amiable, accomodating, and always has his people at heart, providing opportunities for them to develop and empower themselves....
Dog Dies After Getting ‘Gang-Raped’ and Stabbed 30 Times in Brutal Attack
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Dog Dies After Getting ‘Gang-Raped’ and Stabbed 30 Times in Brutal Attack

A dog tragically lost her life after she got 'gang-raped' by many people in a shocking attack that left her with 30 stabs, as per reports. The distressing footage showed the dog who was bleeding struggling to move on the streets of Bogota located in Colombia on November 1. The helpers put a lead on the pooch and placed a sack under the bleeding body of the dog. After the clip got over, the group took the dog to the vets in a bag as he was weak. Marta Buitrago, who is a resident took the dog to the vet said that the dog appeared injured and very weak she found her. The images and clips got shared on Facebook by Liliana Guerrero who mentioned that the dog got stabbed many times and was also sexually abused by many people. She added, "Because she wouldn't allow it, they stabbed her,...
Osas Ighodaro’s Mother Dies A Week To Her Birthday
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Osas Ighodaro’s Mother Dies A Week To Her Birthday

Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro is bereaved as she has lost her mother to the cold hands of death. MCI reports that the actress who shared the news on Instagram, revealed that her mother died on Wednesday November 4. Osas wrote; “RIP Mummy ���. Nov 10th, 1955 – Nov 4th, 2020. Pls wake me up. ����.” A week ago, Osas celebrated her birthday with lengthy message, praying and be hoping for better days for herself, those that she love and hold dear and most certainly for the country Nigeria.  
Yoruba Actress, Eniola Kuburat Dies After A Brief Illness
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Yoruba Actress, Eniola Kuburat Dies After A Brief Illness

Nigerian Yoruba Actress Mrs. Eniola Kuburat has been reported dead after the actress suffered from a brief illness. Her Fellow Nigerian actor, Kunle Afod made the shocking announcement via his official Instagram account that the Nollywood actress passed away after a brief illness. kunleafod wrote: RIP Mrs Eniola Kuburat One of the yoruba nollywood Actress After a brief illness
Nigerian man, Anthony Unuode dies after he was allegedly stabbed by thugs during #EndSARS protest in Abuja, Twitter users mourns
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Nigerian man, Anthony Unuode dies after he was allegedly stabbed by thugs during #EndSARS protest in Abuja, Twitter users mourns

Nigerian Twitter users have taken to the social media space to mourn a Nigerian man, Anthony Onome Unuode, who died on Sunday October 18, after he was allegedly stabbed by hoodlums who attacked #EndSARS protesters in Kubwa, Abuja on Saturday, October 17.   A Twitter user @ree_vigilus, shared the sad news of Anthony's demise. ''This is my friend Anthony Onome Unuode! He has been very active with this protest #EndSARS for a week now! He was stabbed by thugs yesterday at Kubwa Abuja, during the protest! He died today! We can’t stop now!''   Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their shock and sadness at the news of his demise. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.    
10-Month-Old Girl Dies After Being Raped By Her Father In US (Photos)
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10-Month-Old Girl Dies After Being Raped By Her Father In US (Photos)

Ten-month-old girl dies 'after being raped by her youth football coach father, 29, who Googled "how do I know if a baby is dead" and waited an hour before calling 911' A Pennsylvania father has been arrested for allegedly raping his 10-month-old daughter, who later died from her injuries at a hospital. Austin Stevens, 29, of Providence Township, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated sexual assault, rape of a child, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other criminal counts in the death of his baby daughter, Zara Scruggs. According to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, at around 10.40pm on Saturday, Lower Providence police responded to a home in the 3400 block of Germantown...
Chinese Vlogger, Lamu Dies After Ex-Husband Set Her On Fire During A Livestream
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Chinese Vlogger, Lamu Dies After Ex-Husband Set Her On Fire During A Livestream

The vlogger, known as Lamu, had amassed nearly 800,000 followers on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, before the attack on Sept. 14. Living in the mountainous prefecture of Aba, Lamu shared the ups and downs of rural life in her videos. In her last video, Lamu is seen performing a traditional Tibetan song for her fans. She told them in the caption, “May all your wishes come true.” A livestream later that day was abruptly cut, leaving fans with nothing but a black screen and terrifying screams. Lamu’s ex-husband, Tang, allegedly stormed the house and set her on fire. Lamu’s sister announced the attack two days later and asked for financial help to save the vlogger. In less than 24 hours, they managed to raise one million yuan (around $147,000), according to The Paper. Lamu...
Nigerian Army colonel dies after Boko Haram ambush in Borno
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Nigerian Army colonel dies after Boko Haram ambush in Borno

A Nigerian Army colonel has died after an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.   Colonel DC Bako and some soldiers were attacked, on Sunday, September 20, when their vehicle was ambushed near Damboa, about 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. He was until his death the commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa   Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sagir Musa, who confirmed the death in a statement on Monday September 21, said the colonel died in a military hospital where he was receiving treatment after the ambush.   “Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to intimate the general public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes Col DC Bako," ''It could be recalled that the professional, gallant senior officer who always led...
Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86
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Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86

Aliu died at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on Thursday, aged 86. According to his close associate, the body of the deceased would be moved to his residence at Adebayo area in Ado-Ekiti before being taken to his hometown, Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, where he would be buried on Friday. Aliu was producing the first of his five-movies project, Olowo Ite, before his demise. The movies were expected to feature top Nollywood actors. Born in Okemesi-Ekiti, the deceased began acting in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group and left in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party, in Ikare, Ondo State. He had produced and featured in various Yoruba movies, the most popular being ‘Yanpan Yarin’ an...
Veteran Nollywood Actress, Louisa Nwobodo Is Dies At 78
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Veteran Nollywood Actress, Louisa Nwobodo Is Dies At 78

Veteran Nollywood actress, Louisa Nwobodo has died shortly after collapsing in Enugu state. It was gathered that Louisa Nwobodo had collapsed on Sunday, September 13, in her car at St. Mulumbas Catholic Church, New Haven, Enugu. After the ugly incident, she was hurriedly taken to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by physicians. Her remains have been deposited at the morgue pending the conclusion of her burial arrangement. She was 78. Before her death, she has featured in many Nigerian epic movies like Johnbull and RoseKate among others, hence, carving a name for herself in the industry. May her soul rest in peace!!!
Bill Gates Sr., Father Of Microsoft Co-Founder Dies At 94
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Bill Gates Sr., Father Of Microsoft Co-Founder Dies At 94

Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and the father of Microsoft’s co-founder, who stepped in when appeals for charity began to overwhelm his billionaire son and started what became the world’s largest philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, died on Monday at his beach home on Hood Canal, in the Seattle area. He was 94. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease, his family said in an announcement on Tuesday. In 1994, Mr. Gates was 69 and planning to retire from his prestigious law practice in a few years when, one autumn evening, he and his son, Bill, and his daughter-in-law, Melinda, went to a movie. Standing in the ticket line, Bill told his father that he was being inundated with appeals for charity but that he was far too busy running Microsoft to answer them. His father suggested ...
11-Year-Old Defending Champion, Humphreys Chipeta Dies During Finals Of Beer Drinking Contest In Malawi
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11-Year-Old Defending Champion, Humphreys Chipeta Dies During Finals Of Beer Drinking Contest In Malawi

An 11-year-old boy, identified as Humphreys Chipeta, has died after drinking five bottles of Kachasu at a drinking contest in Mzimba. The boy who, according to his peers, was an avid drunkard had reached finals of the contest when he collapsed. The beer downing competition which was pegged at MK20,000 had been raised amongst all fierce boozers in the area and was organized for boys under the age of 14, according to our source. “The contest was in categories. They took ages used in football like under 14 to under 21 then the seniors,” said Emmanuel Chirwa, an eye witness. He added: “It usually happens and the deceased boy was a defending champion. We suspect foul play on the death. Otherwise, he was not just an amateur boozer.” Some of the rules of the contest, according ...
OAP Tunbosun Shadare dies after a brief illness
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OAP Tunbosun Shadare dies after a brief illness

Tunbosun Shadare, an On-Air-Personality OAP with Rhythm FM Lagos, has died. Described as a boisterous person, Tunbosun died last Thursday, September 10 after a brief illness. Some of his friends claim he had kidney failure. His friends and colleagues including Toke Makinwa have taken to social media to express their sadness over his passing. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.  
Kidnap Kingpin, Honest Digbara aka Bobisky Dies Hours After Arrest In Rivers State
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Kidnap Kingpin, Honest Digbara aka Bobisky Dies Hours After Arrest In Rivers State

Kidnap kingpin Honest Digbara, popularly known as Bobisky has died hours after he was arrested by the Rivers state Police command. He died after multiple gunshot injuries and machete wounds sustained during gun battle with Policemen. Bobisky was arrested alive early Saturday at Korokoro in the Tai Local Government Area in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Bori, Superintendent Bako Angbashim. Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier placed a N30 million bounty on Bobisky’s head, saying he will reward any member of the public who can provide useful information that will lead to the arrest of the criminal. Speaking after the arrest, the state police commissioner, Joseph Mukan, said, “He was arrested through credible information at Korokoro Community in Tai LGA wher...
Oldest Practising Surveyor In Nigeria, Lasisi Hadji Alli Dies Is Dead
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Oldest Practising Surveyor In Nigeria, Lasisi Hadji Alli Dies Is Dead

Our correspondent learnt that Alli who marked his 99th birthday two weeks ago, died on Tuesday at his Oke Odo Ibadan residence. Alli, a distinguished and highly respected community leader, was the founder of Ibadan Improvement Union, an indigenous sociocultural organization established in 1958. DAILY POST gathered that Alli was a dedicated surveyor, who contributed to the growth of the profession and was renowned for high ethical standards and professional integrity. Our correspondent reports that the Ibadan born surveyor who was born on August 16th, 1929 has been buried according to Islamic rites. At the burial which took place at his residence in Ibadan on Tuesday were Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) Oyo State chapter, Surveyor Aderemi Kobiowu, immediate pas...
Ex-Flying Eagles Goalkeeper, Felagha, Dies At 26
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Ex-Flying Eagles Goalkeeper, Felagha, Dies At 26

A former goalkeeper of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, John Felagha, is dead. He died in Senegal on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation. He was aged 26. NFF expressed condolence with the family of the late player in a tweet on Monday. The football federation tweeted, “Former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper John Felagha has died. “Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal. He was aged 26. The federation expressed its condolences with the family of the late player. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Woman Dies After Giving Birth To Quadruplets In Lagos, Was Childless For 7 Years
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Woman Dies After Giving Birth To Quadruplets In Lagos, Was Childless For 7 Years

Woman Married Without Child For Seven Years Dies After Giving Birth To Quadruplet In Lagos, Family Cries Out For Help We were rejoicing when she gave birth on Tuesday around 8:00am but our celebration was cut short by 9:00pm when we heard she died. A 35-year-old trader, Adedotun Afusat Feyishara, in the Shogunle area of Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State has died after giving birth to quadruplet. SaharaReporters gathered that the woman died on Tuesday at the Institute of Maternal And Child Health popularly known as Ayinke House located within the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja. A family member of the deceased told SaharaReporters that she died of complications after delivery. “Ironically, she died on her wedding anniversary. After...
Nollywood Makeup Artiste, Kumbalee Dies In Fatal Accident Two Weeks After Celebrating His Birthday
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Nollywood Makeup Artiste, Kumbalee Dies In Fatal Accident Two Weeks After Celebrating His Birthday

A makeup artist in the Nollywood industry, Williams Anuoluwapo aka Kumbalee, is dead. Kumbalee died in a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 16, just two weeks after celebrating his birthday. An excited Kumbalee shared new photos of himself on his Instagram page to celebrate his birthday, not knowing that death was lurking around the corner. His colleagues in the industry have taken to social media to express shock at his sudden demise. Actress, Jumoke Odetola, in a tribute posted on her Instagram page, said she was shocked at the news of his demise because she spoke with him a day before his death. She wrote ''DEATH IS WICKED!!!Just yesterday, you told me how much you missed meJust yesterday, we were togetherToday, you are no more. What is th...
COVID-19: Babatunde Oke, Onigbongbo LCDA Chairman Dies
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COVID-19: Babatunde Oke, Onigbongbo LCDA Chairman Dies

The Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Oke, is dead, Daily Independent has gathered. Oke, who is serving his second term in the council died early Wednesday, 12 August, 2020 from complications arising from COVID-19. Sources said that Oke, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been sick for sometime but recovered, only for the sickness to relapsed late last week due to the stress he went through during the last Sallah break where he was reported to have exposed himself again. He was rushed to an unnamed hospital on Friday where he eventually died this morning. He did a lot of awareness on COVID-19 in the council during his lifetime, according to residents in the council.
Nigerian Basketball Player, Michael Ojo, Dies During Training In Serbia
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Nigerian Basketball Player, Michael Ojo, Dies During Training In Serbia

Michael Ojo, a Nigerian basketball player who previously played for Red Star Belgrade, died at the age of 27 during a training session in the Serbian capital on Friday, the club said. “We are deeply saddened by the news”, Red Star’s spokesperson Igor Vujicin told AFP. The club couldn’t confirm the cause of death, but local media reported that Ojo suffered a heart attack. Born in Lagos, the 2.16 metre (7ft 1in) centre played for Florida State University in the United States before coming to Europe to start his professional career. After a stint with the Belgrade team FMP Zeleznik, he moved to European giants Red Star, where he spent two seasons, quickly becoming a fan favourite. Ojo had been without a club since June 30 but was still training with Red Star. But his fo...
‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Dirty Harry’ actor, Reni Santoni dies at 81
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‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Dirty Harry’ actor, Reni Santoni dies at 81

American actor, Reni Santoni, who played Poppie in “Seinfeld” and appeared in “Dirty Harry” has died at the age of 81. According to Variety, Santoni’s friend, TV writer and producer Tracy Newman confirmed his death on August 1 via a Facebook post.  “He had been sick for quite a while,” writes Newman. “Those of you who knew him know how funny he was, what a terrific actor, improviser, performer, etc. So brilliant. I loved him very much and will miss him terribly. Another great one is gone.” Born in New York City in 1939, Santoni began his career in theater before securing his first uncredited film role in Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnnroker. In 1967, he landed a key role in Carl Reiner’s directorial debut Enter Laughing; Reiner passed away in June this year...
Iraqi Football Legend Ahmad Radhi Dies After Battling COVID-19
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Iraqi Football Legend Ahmad Radhi Dies After Battling COVID-19

The 56-year-old former forward had been hospitalised last week in Baghdad before his condition deteriorated on Sunday Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi has died as a result of complications after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, the Iraqi health ministry has said. Radhi, 56, had been hospitalised last week in Baghdad after testing positive for the virus but had checked out on Thursday after his condition improved. He relapsed a few hours later and was readmitted to the hospital. He died early on Sunday. Iraqis joined a funeral procession to honour the former footballer in the Iraqi capital on Sunday morning. In video footage released on local media outlets, dozens of men were seen gathered around an ambula...
Enugu state House of Assembly member, Chijioke Ugwueze dies
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Enugu state House of Assembly member, Chijioke Ugwueze dies

Honorable Chijioke Ugwueze, the lawmaker representing Isi-Uzo Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, has died. Ugwueze, 49, died on Friday, June 19 after suffering a heart failure. According to family sources, the late Ugwueze who was hypertensive, woke up on Friday morning complaining he had malaria symptoms. He was rushed to a private hospital in Enugu and was later transferred to Enugu state Teaching Hospital Parklane, where he died in the evening. Until his death, late Ugwueze was the chairman of the House Committee on Transport. His death comes three days after the death of the Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Chief Patrick Omeje.
“Lord of the Rings” Star, Hobbit Bilbo Baggins Dies Of Parkinson’s Disease At 88
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“Lord of the Rings” Star, Hobbit Bilbo Baggins Dies Of Parkinson’s Disease At 88

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian Holm has died aged 88 following a battle with Parkinson's disease. The award-winning actor passed away in hospital surrounded by his family and was remembered as 'charming, kind and ferociously talented'. He leaves behind his wife, Sophie de Stempel, and five children from his previous marriages. Sir Ian famously played Bilbo Baggins in the hit trilogy and revived the role for the later Hobbit film series.
Pres. Buhari Saddened As APC Chairman, Taiye Abe Dies In South Africa
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Pres. Buhari Saddened As APC Chairman, Taiye Abe Dies In South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, South Africa chapter, Dr Taiye Abe. He was 65. Buhari, in a statement on Wednesday, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on the death of the party chairman in the diaspora, described the late Dr Abe’s love for the nation as second to none. He said he had an unmistakable love for Nigeria and a deep commitment to the ideals of the party. Buhari, who expressed sincere sympathy with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased APC Chairman, urged them to take heart, saying, “God will comfort you at this time of sorrow.” While speaking on his encounter during his (Dr Taiye Abe) lifetime, Buhari narrated how the late party ch...
Businessman Being Investigated For N75M Fraud Dies During COVID-19 Test
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Businessman Being Investigated For N75M Fraud Dies During COVID-19 Test

A businessman, Godwin Julius, who was being investigated for alleged involvement in a N75m fraud, has died while being tested for COVID-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State. Godwin and one Obinale Osunwoke were arrested in the Ejigbo area of the state and were detained after the police reportedly traced some of the money to an account belonging to the late businessman. PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen acted on a petition by the representative of a United States of America-based company, Terraroad’s International Incorporation, Wisdom Chris, that the firm had been swindled out of N75m. Wisdom told PUNCH Metro that the suspects and others currently at large impersonated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and defrauded the firm of $200,000 ...
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Baby Dies After Falling From Abuja Hospital’s Top Floor

A three-month-old baby has died after falling from the first floor of the Garki General Hospital, Abuja. It was learnt that the incident occurred early on Sunday. A security guard at the hospital told The PUNCH that the mother of the baby and two others were on their way to the emergency ward when the incident occurred. He said, “A woman along with two others were on the top floor, rushing to the emergency ward, when the baby she was carrying, slipped from her grip and fell to the ground floor. The baby’s neck got broken in the process and died.” The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Adamu Onu, refused to give details of what happened when he was contacted for comment. When asked if the matter was reported to the police, the MD said patients were entitled to their pr...
South Africa King Of Nudism Dies (Graphic Pics)
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South Africa King Of Nudism Dies (Graphic Pics)

Beau Brummell, who opened South Africa's first nudist resort, Beau Valley, and once went on national TV naked, has died. His daughter, Cheyanne Bush, posted on Facebook that her father had died at 2am on Thursday. Brummell opened the country's first nudist resort in 1981 which has since closed. He had been out of the public eye for more than a decade, since he made headlines by wanting to start another nudist resort at the whites-only enclave of Orania. "Everyone in this country now has a right to choose, and I choose 'Whites Only'." He had planned to start a nudist resort on water at the Vaal Dam. He would commission four boats which will sail on the dam, "where people can walk around naked, drink champagne and enjoy themselves". And no gatecrashers will be tolerated, esp...
AAU Student Impregnated By A Pastor, Dies Due To Complications During Abortion
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AAU Student Impregnated By A Pastor, Dies Due To Complications During Abortion

According to the report released by AAU Update, a student news platform of the Edo State owned University, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. AAU STUDENT DIES AS A RESULT OF ABORTION COMPLICATION, SHE WAS IMPREGNATED BY A PASTOR IN EKPOMA RIP Imoluamen Gift 300 level political Science student From the Faculty of Social Sciences Miss Gift is a Student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma who was alleged to have died after abortion, she was said to have been impregnated by a Pastor in Ekpoma known as Pst. Emma Akhime of House of Levite Chapel
55 Years Old Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies Of Heart Attack
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55 Years Old Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies Of Heart Attack

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart failure, the government said on Tuesday in a post from its official Twitter account. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi… following heart failure on June 8, 2020,” the post said.
Ugandan Student Who Refused To Go Home For Lockdown Dies In Boyfriend’s House Of Failed Abortion
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Ugandan Student Who Refused To Go Home For Lockdown Dies In Boyfriend’s House Of Failed Abortion

A university student has died at her boyfriend’s home after failing to return home ahead of the Covid19 lockdown. The student identified as Claire Natukunda, died in Maganjo, at her boyfriend’s house identified as Junju. She was reportedly two months pregnant. Junju was not at home when his 20 year old girlfriend died because he had walked to Kampala to look for money to help him take Claire to hospital. He was asked to return by authorities and arrested on arrival and taken to Kawempe police station where he has spent Wednesday night. The body was first taken to the nearby Community Hospital Kawempe Lugoba before it was taken to Mulago for postmortem. Natukunda, according to her telephone message exchanges, seemed to have family disagreements with her parents and siblings ...
Legendary African Music Star, Mory Kanté Dies Aged 70
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Legendary African Music Star, Mory Kanté Dies Aged 70

The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea. Kanté died in hospital on Friday in the capital, Conakry, aged 70, his son Balla Kanté told the AFP news agency. His death was the result of untreated health problems, he said. "He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment but that was no longer possible with the coronavirus," he added. "We saw his condition deteriorate rapidly, but I was still surprised because he'd been through much worse times before." •BBC Music: Mory Kanté Kanté was known as a distinguished player of kora - a west African harp. His song Yéké Yéké became a huge hit in the late 1980s and was widely remixed. Tributes were paid by fellow musicians on ...
2-Day-Old Baby Dies Of Coronavirus In South Africa
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2-Day-Old Baby Dies Of Coronavirus In South Africa

The youngest victim of COVID-19 in South Africa is a two-day-old baby, who died after being born prematurely to a coronavirus positive mother. The case becomes the country’s first neonatal coronavirus death since the pandemic hit the Rainbow Nation. Explaining the circumstances leading to the baby’s death, health minister Zweli Mkhize said the premature baby’s condition was critical including lung problems and required ventilation immediately after birth. “Sadly we have recorded the first neonatal mortality related to COVID-19. This was a two-day-old baby that was born prematurely and therefore had lung difficulties, which required ventilation support immediately after birth,” the BBC quoted Mkhize at a press briefing. “The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and the child...