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Sister of late Nollywood Actress Orisabunmi Dies few days after their Brother’s Death
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Sister of late Nollywood Actress Orisabunmi Dies few days after their Brother’s Death

The younger sister of veteran Yoruba actress Mrs. Folake Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi, Mrs Janet Ademola, has died. According to reports, Ademola died on Saturday, January 9, four days after the actress died.  Ademola's death also comes barely 48 hours after their older brother, Steve Onisola, also died. Onisola died on Thursday, January 7. Onisola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, Ilorin, passed on at age 71 after a brief illness. Ademola is said to be the last child of their family. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Wife of Billionaire Lotto Businessman, Kessington Adebutu is Dead
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Wife of Billionaire Lotto Businessman, Kessington Adebutu is Dead

Billionaire lottery businessman and chairman of Premier Lotto, Sir Kessington Adebutu, is bereaved as he has lost one of his wives, Rosemary Dacosta Kesington-Adebutu. Mrs. Adebutu died today January 9 after a brief illness. Details about her death are still sketchy however family sources claim she was hale and hearty until this weekend when she came down with a mild ailment. She was taken to the St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos where she was confirmed dead. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Man “Pronounced Dead” Shares Testimony on the Anniversary of the Day that Would have Been his Last
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Man “Pronounced Dead” Shares Testimony on the Anniversary of the Day that Would have Been his Last

A young man took to Twitter on Jan 4 to celebrate the anniversary of the day he came back to life after being "pronounced dead". The young man was sick for months. He shared a photo taken in July 2014 where he was looking emaciated due to his illness. He said that by Jan 4, 2015, he was pronounced dead. Fortunately, he was revived and is now healthy. See his testimony below.  
Liverpool FC anthem singer Gerry Marsden is dead
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Liverpool FC anthem singer Gerry Marsden is dead

  Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden, whose version of You'll Never Walk Alone became a football terrace anthem for his hometown club of Liverpool, has died at the age of 78. His family said he died on Sunday after a short illness not linked to Covid-19. Marsden's band was one of the biggest success stories of the Merseybeat era, and in 1963 became the first to have their first three songs top the chart. The band's other best known hit, Ferry Cross The Mersey, came in 1964. It was written by Marsden himself as a tribute to his city, and reached number eight. Marsden was made an MBE in 2003 for services to charity after supporting victims of the Hillsborough disaster. At the time, he said he was "over the moon" to have received the honour, following his ...
Former NCAA DG, Muhtar Usman dies at 63
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Former NCAA DG, Muhtar Usman dies at 63

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman has died. He was 63 years old.   Family sources say late Usman died at a hospital in Zaria, Kaduna state after a brief illness on Tuesday night, December 1.   Born on December 5, 1956, late Usman assumed office as the DG of the aviation regulatory body in October 2014, and served for five years. He handed over to the present NCAA boss, Capt. Musa Nuhu, in October 2019.   May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
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
Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead
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Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Taraba State, Comrade Peter Gambo, has died. Late Gambo died at the Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo after a brief illness today Wednesday, July 15. The state commissioner of health Dr Innocent Vakkai who confirmed his death, said Gambo died of diabetes and not COVID-19 as some persons have speculated. He said that though Gambo had been on admission at the state’s Specialist hospital Jalingo, he was tested of COVID-19 and his result came back negative. Until his demise, he was serving his second tenure in office as the Chairman of the NLC. He was also the General Overseer of the Jesus Glorious Army International Church, Taraba State
Jimmy Johnson ‘Okoro’ is Dead
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Jimmy Johnson ‘Okoro’ is Dead

Veteran actor Jimmy Johnson aka Okoro of “The Village Headmaster” is dead, the ace actor died at the age of 80 after a brief illness. Veteran actor, Jimmy Johnson, known for his character as “Okoro” in the NTA TV Series, “The village headmaster”, passed away this morning after a brief illness at Garki Hospital, Abuja. The entertainment industry in particular has experienced the loss of a number of great talents, and this is coming after the death of Nollywood actor, Ukwak Asuquo, who was famous for playing Boniface in The Village Headmaster. He died in April, 2020. Ukwak Asuquo’s character on the rest series kept people glued to their TV for more than two decades in the last century. His demise was announced by the Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (A...
Family of Man Who Died in Detention Demand Answers from the Nigerian Police
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Family of Man Who Died in Detention Demand Answers from the Nigerian Police

The family of a man named Godwin Chukwudi Julius Akano, 48, who died while in police detention, are asking for answers from the police. The late Julius, an importer of goods from Europe, was arrested on May 22 for alleged complicity in a case of fraud with one Obinali Osunwoke. He was arrested alongside his wife, Ogochukwu, but she was later released in the evening of the same day. Julius died in police custody on Saturday June 6. His family are now asking for an explanation from the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department, SCIID, Panti. The spokesman for the family, Mr Nnamdi Akano, said the late Julius, despite obvious signs of serious illness and complaints, was denied medical help until it was too late. Akano said: “He ought to have been given or allowed...
Lagos PDP Loses Women Leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, after a Brief Illness
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Lagos PDP Loses Women Leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, after a Brief Illness

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the death of Mrs Shola Oladeinbo, the Women Leader of the party. A statement signed by Prince Muiz Dosunmu, the State Secretary of the party said she died on Friday, June 19, after a brief illness. Describing the deceased as a dedicated member of the PDP family, he said funeral arrangements will be announced by the family. The statement reads: "Every being has its time and season. When the bell tolls, he hearkens. May the Saints light your way through the land of shadow, to the hearts of eternal peace, our indefatigable woman leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo. "With heavy heart, and total submission to the will of God, the entire PDP State Executive Committee members, announce the sudden demise of Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, a s...
CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity
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CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has expressed concern over the increased mass killings and insecurity in the north. The association particularly expressed great concern over the increased killings in Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Borno States, and indeed the country at large. Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the state CAN chairman in a statement issued on Monday and made available to DAILY POST noted that in the last few weeks, hundreds of people have been killed by the Boko Haram bandits and bandits who are invading communities and unleashing mayhem on the people. The statement lamented, “Our security agencies appear to be overwhelmed and lack new tactics to handle the situation. Both the states and federal governments see...
Socialite, Biola Okoya’s Son is Dead
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Socialite, Biola Okoya’s Son is Dead

Biola Okoya, daughter of billionaire businessman, Rasaq Okoya, has lost her son, Ayodeji Akinwande Modupe-Johnson. Ayodeji died on Friday, June 12 after a brief illness. He was 24 years old. He was buried in Lagos today June 14. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.  
Popular hair Vendor, Anna of Annishair is Dead
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Popular hair Vendor, Anna of Annishair is Dead

Popular hair vendor, Anna of Annishair, has died. According to reports, Anna died a few days ago from a brief illness. Although the cause of her death is not yet known, her friends who took to social media to mourn her passing, claimed she was poisoned.   See more tributes from her friends below.
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Sani Yekini, Protocol Officer To Aisha Buhari, Wife Of President Buhari Is Dead

News broke out early hour of Wednesday, 10th June 2020 about the passing away of a protocol officer to the First Lady of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhjia Aisha Buhari, in the person of Mr. Sanni Yekinni. Mr Sanni Yekinni has served the wife of the president for four years before being down with a sudden illness diagnosed to be diabetes. He lost the battle to diabetes in the early hour of Wednesday as reported by the official twitter handle of his boss, Her Excellency Aisha M. Buhari. The first lady mourns her demised protocol officer. From her tribute, she eulogised the commitment, dedication and courage of Late Mr. Sanni Yekini. Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi Rajiun. On behalf of my family and entire staff of my office, I wish to condole the family of Mr Sani Yekini a p...
Prince Harry ‘Cuts ties’ with Prince Williams and Kate Williams with new Move
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Prince Harry ‘Cuts ties’ with Prince Williams and Kate Williams with new Move

Prince Harry has 'cut another tie' with his brother, Prince William and Kate Middleton more than two months after stepping down as a senior member of the Royal Family. In yet another move to distance himself from royals William and Kate, Harry has cut ties with his brother and sister-in-law's charity by removing his Endeavour Fund from The Royal Foundation according to reports. According to reports, the Duke of Sussex's Endeavour Fund is no longer held under The Royal Foundation, instead it has now been merged with Harry's charity sporting event – the Invictus Games. Kate and William will carry on with The Royal Foundation separately while Harry will focus on the Invictus Games. The Royal Foundation helps those on the frontline of the UK's Covid-19 response. In a sta...
Member of Gombe State COVID-19 Taskforce Dies From Coronavirus
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Member of Gombe State COVID-19 Taskforce Dies From Coronavirus

A member of the Gombe state task force on COVID19, Shuaibu Danlami, has died from Coronavirus complications . Late Danlami, who was also the director for Special Services and Politics at the office of the Secretary to the State Government, died on Sunday May 31 after a brief illness. Samples taken from him for testing returned positive for Coronavirus from the NCDC lab in Abuja late Tuesday, June 2. Chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, Idris Mohammed, who made this known to newsmen today June 3, said both the SSG’s office complex and the Government House clinic will be closed for decontamination. He said contact tracing has also begun. Danlami is the seventh Covid-19 death case recorded in the state.
Lagos Council Chairman Dies
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Lagos Council Chairman Dies

Dr. Augustine Adeoye Arogundade, the Executive Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA is dead. The Lagos council chairman died after a brief illness on Tuesday June 2, days after the death of Alhaja Tawakalitu Abiodun Ayilara, Secretary to the Local Government was announced. Chairman of Agege Local Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi confirmed the death of the council chairman as he commiserated with Agbado Oke-odo LCDA over the sudden demise of the council chairman.
Majek Fashek Death: Nigerians Mourn Demise of Music Icon
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Majek Fashek Death: Nigerians Mourn Demise of Music Icon

Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, died earlier today, and Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the demise of the reggae music legend. The death of the music star was announced by his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, who said; “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.” “Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.” According to The Punch, Majek Fashek died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness. See some reactions to the news of his death below; @lalaakindoju: I spent a huge part of Saturday mornings as a child dancing and singing to Majek Fashek’s albu...
Reason why Some Nigerian Mothers are Killing their Babies – Expert
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Reason why Some Nigerian Mothers are Killing their Babies – Expert

It was reported in the news some days back on how a Nigerian mother killed her 1-year-old daughter for depriving her of the chance to attend University. Dr Sekela Gad-Briggs however has thrown more light on why some mothers kill their babies. In a recent interview with the Punch , the general practitioner at the National Health Service, England, with interest in women’s health and mental well-being, attributed the act to postpartum disorders in women.   What is postpartum? Postpartum refers to a period of time following childbirth. It is commonly defined as six weeks after birth. However, in the case of postpartum depression, this can be diagnosed up to 12 months following childbirth. What are postpartum disorders? Postpartum disorders are mental healt...
Zamfara Lawmaker, Tukur Jekada is Dead
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Zamfara Lawmaker, Tukur Jekada is Dead

Tukur Jekada, the lawmaker representing Bakura Constituency at the Zamfara House of Assembly has died at the age of 60. The lawmaker who was the Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, died on Sunday after a brief illness. Jekada has been buried in his hometown, Birnin Tudu in Bakura Local Government.
French club, Lille Offer Victor Osimhen Private Jet to Fly Back to Nigeria for his Father’s Burial
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French club, Lille Offer Victor Osimhen Private Jet to Fly Back to Nigeria for his Father’s Burial

French Ligue 1 club, Lille, have offered Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, a private jet to bring him back to Nigeria for his father’s burial rites. Osimhen announced the death of his father, Mr. Patrick Osimhen, 80, on Twitter on Sunday morning, after he died in Lagos on Saturday night following a brief illness. “RIP dad. No words to describe this feeling,” Osimhen tweeted. President Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation also commiserated with the former Wolfburg star and revealed that his current club have offered him a private aircraft to come back to Nigeria to be with his grieving family and probably for the burial rites. “I have spoken to Victor Osimhen and expressed the sorrow of the NFF and the entire Nigerian Football family,” Pinnick said. “His clu...
Abia state Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is Dead
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Abia state Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is Dead

Abia Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji, has died. A statement from the state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, said Ogunji died in the early hours of Saturday May 23 in Aba at the Abia State Teaching Hospital. According to Okiyi-Kalu, Ogunji died after a brief illness associated with high blood pressure. The statement reads “It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the demise of a member of Abia State Executive Council and the Honorable Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Solomon Ogunji, who passed away on Saturday, 23rd May 2020, at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, after a brief illness related to high blood pressure. “Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who received the sad news with shock yesterday ...
Oyo Oldest Monarch is Dead  (Age 141)
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Oyo Oldest Monarch is Dead (Age 141)

Oba Samuel Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilua in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State is dead at age of 141. Oba Afolabi who is believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, died after a brief illness in the early hours of Saturday May 23. The late monarch who was enthroned as king in the community at the age of 102, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.
Nurse Mike Schultz’ Drastic Transformation Shows how Coronavirus can Ravage one’s Body
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Nurse Mike Schultz’ Drastic Transformation Shows how Coronavirus can Ravage one’s Body

Nurse Mike Schultz shocked followers when he shared a recent photo to show how COVID-19 affected his body. The formerly buff nurse was almost unrecognizable in the new photo he shared from the hospital. The 43-year-old nurse from San Francisco shared a before-and-now photo to his 30,000 Instagram followers. The picture on the left was taken about a month before he first got sick. The photo on the right was taken in a recovery ward. He said it exhausted him to stand up from the bed for a few minutes to take the picture. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Mike narrated how he woke up thinking he'd been out for only 1 week, but a nurse told him 6 weeks had passed. He said that as he sat in his bed in a Boston hospital's coronavirus ward, he chatted with one of his favorite nurses ...
Nigeria’s Ex-Chief Of General Staff, Oladipo Diya loses wife Folashade Diya
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Nigeria’s Ex-Chief Of General Staff, Oladipo Diya loses wife Folashade Diya

Folashade Diya, the wife of former Chief of General Staff and defacto military Vice President, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya (retd) has died after a brief illness at age 66. Olawale Adekoya, Special Adviser to Gen. Diya, revealed this in a statement. The statement said that the late Mrs Deborah Folashade Diya died on Monday, May 18, 2020, after she fell ill and was rushed to a hospital. The statement reads: “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. With grief in our hearts but gratitude to Almighty God, we announce the transition onto eternal glory of Otunba (Chief) Mrs Deborah Folashade Diya (JP), wife of His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya, (retd) GCON, MNI; whose death occurred on Monday, May 18, 2020. She was aged 66. ''Madam Deborah Folashade Diya was preparing and look...
President Buhari’s Nominee for Federal Character Commission job is Dead
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President Buhari’s Nominee for Federal Character Commission job is Dead

James Kolo, the Kwara commissioner-designate in the Federal Character Commission (FCC) is dead. The late Federal Character Commission nominee died in the early hours of Tuesday May 19, after a brief illness. His corpse has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital mortuary. Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state who commiserated with the Edu community and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the sudden death of Kolo, described him as a loyal party man and a team player whose death was a great loss to the entire state. He said; “We are devastated by the death of Mr. Kolo after recently falling ill. He was a staunch party man and a bridge builder, who worked hard alongside other patriots for the success of the APC in the state. “We are consol...
France Records First Child-Death From Likely COVID-Linked Illness
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France Records First Child-Death From Likely COVID-Linked Illness

Medics at a hospital that treated the first child to die in France with a puzzling inflammatory condition seemingly linked to the new coronavirus initially thought the 9-year-old had scarlet fever, and sent him home. The boy then suffered a heart attack at home that night, resulting in brain damage that later led to his death. Details of the case were released Friday by the La Timone hospital in the southern French city of Marseille. The child spent six days in intensive care at the hospital after his heart attack in the evening of May 2. Earlier that afternoon, the boy had been taken to an emergency ward in another of the city’s hospitals. There, an experienced pediatrician examined the child and diagnosed symptoms “similar to scarlet fever,” said Doctor Fabrice Michel, wh...
2 Permanent Secretaries Die in Zamfara
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2 Permanent Secretaries Die in Zamfara

Two permanent secretaries in Zamfara state civil service are reportedly dead after a brief illness. Daily Trust reported that the late permanent secretaries are Yawale Dango of the Office of the Head of Service and Ahmed Sale of the  Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The deceased who have been buried according to Islamic rites, were described as hardworking and committed gentlemen who dedicated themselves to the services of Zamfara state by Governor Matawalle. The Zamfara State Governor also prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the late permanent secretaries the most exalted paradise and give their families the fortitude to bear the loss.
Kano Records Death of 7th Professor
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Kano Records Death of 7th Professor

Another Professor has died in Kano State which in the last few days has recorded increased cases of Coronavirus. Mr Lasun-Eniola, said to be a Professor of Physical Health Education at Bayero University Kano (BUK), died after a brief illness at the University's clinic on Wednesday May 6. Until his death, the Oyo indigene was a senior lecturer at the Department of Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education of the university. Premium Times reported that Garba Sheka, a senior lecturer at same institution confirmed the death of the late Professor he described as a "devoted muslim". The cause of death was however not disclosed. The deceased is said to be the 7th Professor to die in Kano state where dozens of high profile...
Enugu FA chairman, Ofor Okenwa is Dead
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Enugu FA chairman, Ofor Okenwa is Dead

The Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association (ENSFA), Chidi Ofor-Okenwa, is dead. The news of his passing was confirmed by the media officer of Rangers Football Club, Norbert Okolie, NAN reports. Ofor-Okenwa died in his residence during the early hours of Tuesday after an undisclosed illness. He had been in active service as the ENSFA chairman and was also working as the Chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL). Ofor-Okenwa was also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He was survived by his wife, Chika Ofor-Okenwa.
Former Governor of Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama Dies at 82
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Former Governor of Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama Dies at 82

A former Governor of old Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama, has died at the age of 82. According to a statement by the state government, Nadama died on Monday night, April 4, after “an illness of natural cause”. Nadama was elected deputy governor of Sokoto State in 1979 and became a governor in November 1981, following the death of the governor, Shehu Kangiwa in equestrian accident.
Assistant Police Commissioner Dies In Kano
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Assistant Police Commissioner Dies In Kano

Nigerian Mobile Police Commander (MOPOL 9) and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Atiku Nagodi is dead. The commander of MOPOL 9 which is domiciled at Hotoro, Nassarawa local government area of Kano state died on Monday after a protracted illness at his residence. Kano Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the death to our Correspondent Idris Jibrin. He said the late MOPOL Commander served in many police formations before his deployment as MOPOL 9 Commander, where he was until his death. DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said funeral prayers were observed at the residence of the deceased on BUK road and he was buried later in the day. Haruna stressed, “He did not die of corona virus.he died after protracted illness”. The late MOPOL Commander ...
Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting his COVID-19 Test Result
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Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting his COVID-19 Test Result

The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Muhammad Ahmad Asha, has died. The monarch died at the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, the state capital this morning May 3. A family member who spoke with Tribune, said the monarch died while awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test carried out on him. “We really don’t know whether he was killed by the COVID-19 or not. Because up till this morning, we have not received the results.'' the source said The traditional ruler ascended to the throne 16 years ago. Plans are currently being made to bury him according to Islamic rites. He was 71 years old. His death comes barely 24 hours after the Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa, died in Kano state after a brief illness.  
Emir of Rano Reportedly Rushed to Hospital in Critical Condition
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Emir of Rano Reportedly Rushed to Hospital in Critical Condition

One of the emirs of the newly created emirates in Kano, the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila ll, was allegedly taken to a hospital yesterday, May 1, over an illness. Though it is still not clear if his illness is related to Coronavirus, Daily Trust reported that he was brought to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in a critical state. He was reportedly referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention. A traditional title holder in Rano emirate who pleaded anonymity told the publication that the Emir of Rano was first rushed to AKTH, but was referred to Nassarawa hospital due to lack of oxygen. He said; “The vehicle conveying the emir to Nassarawa hospital just left the premises of AKTH, the condition of the emir was critical at the time they ...
Kannywood Actor, Ibrahim Ubale is Dead
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Kannywood Actor, Ibrahim Ubale is Dead

Ibrahim Ubale, an actor in Kannywood, the Hausa movie industry, has died. Ibrahim popularly known as Wanke Wanke, died in Kano state on Thursday evening April 30 after a brief illness. He was said to be a Hypertensive patient and had a recurring disease. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Nasarawa Lawmaker, Adamu Suleiman is Dead
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Nasarawa Lawmaker, Adamu Suleiman is Dead

Adamu Suleiman, the lawmaker representing Nasarawa Central constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, is dead. Suleiman died in the late hours of Thursday April 30, after a brief illness.  His death was confirmed by Mohammed Okpoku, the member representing Udege/Loko constituency of Nasarawa State. He said; “I am very sad to announce the death of my colleague, Hon Suleiman Adamu, who is from the same local government with me. ” His death is a painful loss to us  and we will continue to pray for the repose of his soul."
Niger State APC Chairman Dies in Kaduna
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Niger State APC Chairman Dies in Kaduna

Mallam Sheriff Othman Bin Adam, the Zone C Zonal Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state, has died. The zonal chairman died in Kaduna after a brief illness. He is survived by two wives, children and aged parents. In his condolence message, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello expressed shock, over the death of Bin Adam. Governor Bello said he was saddened by Bin Adam's death, describing him as a young and energetic man with total commitment and dedication to serving humanity. The deceased hails from Sahon Rami, Mashegu local government area of Niger State.  He was APC Youth Leader from 2014-2018 and became APC state zonal chairman in 2018. He has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
Coronavirus: Governor Ikpeazu orders curfew in Abia State
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Coronavirus: Governor Ikpeazu orders curfew in Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered a curfew in Abia State following the recently confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state.   The  6pm - 6am curfew which will take off from Sunday April 26, will last for 7 days and is expected to help in thorough contact tracing with special emphasis on the three local government areas of Ukwa West, Ikwuano and Umuahia North.   It was further gathered that the 2 Coronavirus cases in the state who are above 70 years and with underlying illness, are currently stable and responding to treatment.   A press statement from the Abia state government reads;   1. We are all aware that Abia has registered 2 Covid-19 cases at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia. Though the patients are above 70 years in age and have ...
South Korea, China Debunk Kim Jong Un’s Illness Reports
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South Korea, China Debunk Kim Jong Un’s Illness Reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not gravely ill, a Chinese and two South Korean government sources said on Tuesday. An official of the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department said there was no indication Kim was ill. The International Liaison Department is the main Chinese body dealing with neighbouring North Korea. U.S. media had reported late on Monday that the Supreme Leader was in grave danger after undergoing a cardiovascular surgery. Kim was reportedly receiving treatment, a South Korean media report said. He had triggered speculations about his health following his absence from a key anniversary event this month. This was the event marking the anniversary of the birthday of North Korea’s founding father and Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung,...
Nollywood Actor, Rasheed Abu Is Dead
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Nollywood Actor, Rasheed Abu Is Dead

Fast-rising Nollywood actor Rasheed Abu has reportedly died from an unknown illness. The President of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, while speaking with PUNCH said the deceased died on Wednesday. On Thursday, fellow actor Yomi Gold who is celebrating his birthday today, mourned the death of “a dear friend.” Condolences and tributes have since been pouring in from fellow bereaved filmmakers and actors for the actor who is popular in the Yoruba speaking sector of the industry.
Rihanna’s Dad Tested Positive For Coronavirus
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Rihanna’s Dad Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Rihanna’s dad, Ronald Fenty, revealed he feared for his life after battling coronavirus. The 66-year-old opened up about his illness, heaping praise on his daughter – real name Robyn Fenty – for checking up on him every day. In fact, he explained the devoted Diamonds singer, 32, even managed to obtain a ventilator, shipping it to his Caribbean home. ‘My daughter Robyn was checking in on me every day,’ he said. ‘I thought I was going to die, to be honest. I have to say, I love you so much, Robyn. ‘She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done.’ Ronald said the illness – which has infected more than one million people around the world – left him sure that he would die. Discussing his symptoms, he recalled getting a fever ‘up inside’ his nose and ‘across his lips’. Tha...
Former Marseille president Diouf dies due to complications from coronavirus
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Former Marseille president Diouf dies due to complications from coronavirus

Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died at age 68 due to complications from Covid-19. Diouf had been hospitalised in his native Senegal and was placed under respiratory assistance on Saturday after his illness became serious.  The Senegal native's relatives had hoped to transport him to France to receive further medical attention but he passed away before he was able to leave Dakar. Marseille confirmed Diouf's passing with a statement posted on Twitter. "Olympique de Marseille learned with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf," the statement read. "Pope will remain forever in the hearts of Marseillais as one of the great craftsmen of the history of the club. "Our condolences to his family and loved ones." Diouf served as president of Ligue 1 club Mar...
Shisha, Tobacco Smokers Risk Contracting Coronavirus: WHO
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Shisha, Tobacco Smokers Risk Contracting Coronavirus: WHO

The world health organisation (WHO) has warned that people who smoke are liable to contract the coronavirus disease. According to a new statement on the official website of the organisation, emphasis was placed on people who consume shisha and tobacco. Full statement below: “Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of the virus from hand to mouth. “Smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase the risk of serious illness. “Smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouthpieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 i...
US vice president, wife to be tested for Coronavirus
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US vice president, wife to be tested for Coronavirus

US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and his wife would be tested for coronavirus after one of his office staffers contracted the illness. Pence said that there was little reason to believe he had been exposed to the employee, who has not been to the White House since Monday. However, he said, “Given the unique position that I have as vice president and as the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, both I and my wife will be tested for the coronavirus later this afternoon.” Meanwhile, New Jersey became the latest American state Saturday to order residents to stay at home in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Governor Phil Murphy said all gatherings were canceled and non-essential businesses “must indefinitely close their physical stores...
Top Lawmaker Reportedly Dies from Coronavirus in Burkina Faso
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Top Lawmaker Reportedly Dies from Coronavirus in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has recorded its first death from coronavirus after a top lawmaker died from the disease. 62-year-old Ms. Rose Marie Compaore, who was the first vice president of the parliament reportedly died on Tuesday night from coronavirus. She was also suffering from diabetes. Reacting to her demise, Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 response coordinator said: 'This is a very contagious illness that is potentially fatal and that for now has no treatment aside from prevention. “This tragic event calls us all to recognise the scale and seriousness of the problem which confronts us all,” said Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 response coordinator. “This is a very contagious illness that is potentially fatal and that for now has no treatment aside from preve...
Tinubu Speaks on Plans to Remove Oshiomole as APC National Chairman
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Tinubu Speaks on Plans to Remove Oshiomole as APC National Chairman

Bola Tinubu, the APC National leader, has broken his silence on the moves made by some members of the party to remove the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, from office. Recall that on March 4th, Justice Danlami Senchi of an Abuja High Court sitting in Jabi, suspended Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman following a petition from aggrieved members of the party who argue that he cannot continue to be the party chairman since he has been suspended in his ward in his home state, Edo state. The court order has been set aside by Kano state High court. Since then, there have been moves and countermoves by some members of the party to remove Oshiomole from office. In a statement released today Sunday March 15th, Tinubu said while Nigeria has been able to contain Coronav...
Vatican City Reports its First Case of Coronavirus Days after Pope Tested Negative
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Vatican City Reports its First Case of Coronavirus Days after Pope Tested Negative

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed at the Vatican days after Pope Francis tested negative for the virus which forced him to cancel a series of engagements last week due to an illness described 'as a cold'. Spokesman Matteo Bruni said the discovery was made on Thursday and that outpatient services in Vatican clinics had been suspended to sanitize the areas. He said its emergency services will continue, adding that the Vatican had informed Italian health authorities. This comes after Catholic bishops in Italy confirmed at the bishops conference that Masses would not be held from Monday to Saturday in churches in the Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna region as well as in the provinces of Savona in the Liguria region and Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region due to c...
Seyyed Mirmohammadi, Adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Dies From Coronavirus
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Seyyed Mirmohammadi, Adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Dies From Coronavirus

71 year old Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has died after contracting the deadly Coronavirus. Seyyed, a member of Iran's Expediency died at a Tehran hospital Monday morning, according to Iranian state radio and is the first top memeber of Iran's government to succumb to the illness which is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership. There are now 89,248 cases of Coronavirus worldwide with 3058 deaths recorded.   May his soul rest in peace.
Arsenal Confirm Five Key Players will Miss Olympiacos Clash
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Arsenal Confirm Five Key Players will Miss Olympiacos Clash

Arsenal has confirmed that the Gunners will be without five key players when they take on Olympiacos in tonight’s UEFA Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie at the Karaiskakis Stadium due to injuries, illness and personal reasons. Mikel Arteta’s men head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League in their last encounter. “Calum Chambers (Left knee): ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea last December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six to nine months,” Arsenal wrote on their official website on Wednesday. “Mesut Ozil: will not take part in Olympiacos clash due to personal reasons. “Cedric Soares (Left knee): Progressing well with gym wo...
First Case of Coronavirus in London Confirmed
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First Case of Coronavirus in London Confirmed

The first case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in London, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine. The patient, understood to be a woman, contracted the illness in China but was diagnosed after flying into a London airport, making it the first instance of coronavirus in the capital, according to the Standard UK. She is now being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London. Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty confirmed the most recent case of the virus, also known as Covid-19, in a statement on Wednesday evening. He said: “One further patient in England has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine. “This virus was passed on in China and the patient has now been transferred to a sp...