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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...
Rapper, Zlatan Drops Tribute For Dancer & Video Vixen Picture Kodak
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Rapper, Zlatan Drops Tribute For Dancer & Video Vixen Picture Kodak

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Zlatan Ibile Drops tribute to the late picture Kodak who sadly passed away yesterday, Wednesday of electrocution Few hours ago, picture Kodak passed away in one of the most popular music director’s home   View this post on Instagram   Zlatan drops tribute for Dancer/Video vixen #PictureKodak A post shared by Naijaeverything Entertainment (@naijaeverything) on Apr 30, 2020 at 12:47pm PDT
“It Is Sad We Lost You ” – Kaffy Pens Teary Tribute To Picture Kodak
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“It Is Sad We Lost You ” – Kaffy Pens Teary Tribute To Picture Kodak

Popular Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, better known as Kaffy has taken time to write lengthy tribute to her fallen colleague, Love Divine better know as Picture Kodak. Kaffy Picture Kodak, a video-vixen, was yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, electrocuted at Clarence Peters’ Omole Estate home while charging her phone. Following the electrocution, she was rushed to a hospital within Omole Estate where she was declared dead. While mourning her demise, Kaffy took to her Instagram page to express her pains and tell more about late Picture Kodak. She shared the image above and captioned it, ” This is not the kind of post I have ever imagined I would be doing about you . Ever since I saw you on Dance with Peter I remember telling Flex and Peter that I wanted to mentor you beca...
Former Liverpool striker & renowned Spanish football commentator Michael Robinson dies aged 61
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Former Liverpool striker & renowned Spanish football commentator Michael Robinson dies aged 61

Tributes have been pouring in for the former forward who also enjoyed spells at Brighton, Osasuna and Manchester City Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson has died at the age of 61. Robinson, who claimed a league title with the Reds during their treble-winning 1983-84 campaign, had been battling cancer since 2018. The ex-Republic of Ireland international's family confirmed his death via an official statement on Tuesday, which reads: "With tremendous sadness, we inform you of Michael's death.
Buhari’s Greatest Tribute To Kyari Should Be Fixing Public Hospitals – Falana
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Buhari’s Greatest Tribute To Kyari Should Be Fixing Public Hospitals – Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, said on Sunday that the greatest tributes the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), could pay to the 19 deceased victims of COVID-19 in Nigeria, including his former Chief of Staff, the late Abba Kyari, who died on Friday, was for governments at all levels to fix public hospitals. Falana, who said this in a statement, also attributed the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to official hypocrisy, impunity and lack of coordination between the federal and state governments in the efforts to fight the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria. Speaking on the urgent need for public hospitals to be fixed, Falana said the treatment of British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, for COVID-19 in a public hospital in London should be “a s...
‘To My Friend’: President Buhari Pens Emotional Tribute To Abba Kyari
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‘To My Friend’: President Buhari Pens Emotional Tribute To Abba Kyari

President Buhari pens emotional tribute to late Kyari To my friend, Mallam Abba Kyari: Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on 17th April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the Coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years - and latterly my Chief-of-Staff - he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us. He was only in his twenties when we first met. A diligent student, soon after he was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad - first at Warwick and then law at the University of Cambridge. But there was never any question Abba would bring his first-rate skills and newly acquired world-class knowledge back to Nigeria - which he did - immediately upon graduation. Whilst possessing the sharpe...
OAU Lecturer Dies after Welcoming Set of Twins
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OAU Lecturer Dies after Welcoming Set of Twins

A lecturer in the Department of Quantity Surveying at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, simply identified as Dr. Mrs Akintola, has died from complications that arose after welcoming a set of twins. According to reports, Dr Akintola welcomed her set of twins and became ill. She died on Monday February 24th. The public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the incident, said the school has been thrown into mourning. One of her students took to his Twitter handle to pay tribute to her. See his tweet below..
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Female Footballer Lucy Kerr Tragically Dies after Losing Battle with Bone Cancer

A former Charlton Athletic women's player has tragically died after a battle with bone cancer. Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors checked her broken thigh bone. Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London. Her former club, Charlton Athletic Women announced Ms. Kerr's death in a statement. A statement from the club read: 'The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture. 'Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy's family at this difficult time.' Charlton Athletic Women's Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16...
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur: Lampard Hails Mourinho
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Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur: Lampard Hails Mourinho

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has paid tribute to Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, in recognition of the Portuguese achievements in his career as a coach so far. Mourinho, who has won league titles in Portugal, Spain, Italy and England, coached Lampard during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lampard, speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon, wished Mourinho all the best, adding that he has huge respect for the 57-year-old. “Mourinho is a manager that has huge talent,” Lampard was quoted by Mirror UK as saying. “His achievements in terms of medals and trophies speaks for themselves. “I have huge respect for him and I wish him all the best. “When we face each other, it is not about individual battle but team. “I wan...
Actress Georgina Ibeh Loses her Father
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Actress Georgina Ibeh Loses her Father

Nollywood actress, Georgina Ibeh has lost her father Ogaraku Charles Amaobi Ibeh. The actress confirmed the death of her father in an emotional tribute she penned down to him on Instagram. Georgina Ibeh who described her father as her "first love", stated that his death has been so hard to process. She wrote; Who will Call me NWAPAPA ? Who Will I Call Father? My Heart is so Heavy...How does this pain go away? I wish my tears could bring you back, but it can’t ofcos. I have to be Strong for my Mother and siblings right..... This is so hard to Process..... You struggled even till your death but I guess God needed you in his arms. I will never forget the legacy you lived by, OGARAKU CHARLES AMAOBI IBEH ...... RIP. Rest Well Daddy, You fought so hard , You deserve a good rest.....
Team LeBron wins the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago
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Team LeBron wins the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago

Just as everyone had hoped, the 48 minutes of the midseason showcase was all about No. 24. But the last 12 minutes were a true showcase to honor a late NBA legend. In tribute to Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January, the NBA changed up their ending to the All-Star Game at the United Center on Sunday. The combined total of the team leading at the end of three quarters would help to set the winning amount of points for the game, with 24 added to that total in honor of the late Lakers’ legend. Over the course of that time, both teams embodied the spirit of Bryant with a competitive chase to reach that mark first. Playing with the intensity normally seen for a regular game and not an All-Star contest, the team led by LeBron James and the other by Giannis Antetokounm...
Catherine Zeta-Jones Pays Tribute to her Late Father-in-law Kirk Douglas
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Pays Tribute to her Late Father-in-law Kirk Douglas

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has paid tribute to her late father-in-law, Kirk Douglas who died yesterday, February 5, at age 103. Catherine, who is married to Michael Douglas, Kirk's son, took to Instagram to share a photo she took with Spartacus legend Kirk. She was kissing his cheek in the photo. She wrote in the caption: " To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight..."
Blac Chyna Slams Kylie Jenner For Taking Her Daughter, Dream Kardashian On A Trip In The Helicopter That Kobe Bryant And 8 Others Died In
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Blac Chyna Slams Kylie Jenner For Taking Her Daughter, Dream Kardashian On A Trip In The Helicopter That Kobe Bryant And 8 Others Died In

Blac Chyna is reportedly upset after Kylie Jenner admitted that she flew Chyna's daughter, Dream Kardashian on the same helicopter that killed NBA legend, Kobe Bryant and 8 others. After the crash, Kylie paid tribute to the dead by revealing that she frequently rents Kobe's helicopter and used the same pilot, Ara Zobaya, who was piloting the chopper when it crashed. She had also used it last year to fly out Dream Kardashian on her 3rd birthday. After Kylie made the revelation, Blac Chyna released a statement via her attorney. In the statement, Chyna stated that Kylie never sought her permission to take her daughter on the helicopter ride and that if she had asked her first, she would never have agreed to it. Lynne Ciani said in a statement to AMI: "Chyna has become aware that ...
Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant
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Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Football legend, Luis Figo has been accused of copying and pasting Cristiano Ronaldo's heartfelt 48-word tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in helicopter crash. Football fans were quick to spot out the similarity between the two posts as it appeared word-for-word on Figo's Twitter page after his Portuguese counterpart posted the same exact words. Ronaldo was first to post his message on Sunday afternoon which featured an image of Bryant holding a basketball to his head. The Juventus striker wrote: 'So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his famly and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.' Th...
Lamar Odom Pens Down Emotional Tribute to Late NBA Legend
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Lamar Odom Pens Down Emotional Tribute to Late NBA Legend

Former NBA star, Lamar Odom has penned down an emotional post to Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday January 26 alongside his daughter, Gianna and 7 others. Sharing a photo with the late Basketball legend as teammates at Lakers, Lamar disclosed that Kobe taught him so many things which were necessary in life on and off the basketball court. He added that their relationship was like that of a teacher and a brother. Odom also compared Bryant’s death to the loss of his 6½-month-old son in 2009. According to Lamar, if God had come to him when he was in coma and said he would take him and spare Kobe Bryant, he would have been okay with that. He wrote on Instagram; These picture are just the tip of the iceberg of our relationship. He taught me so many things in life ...
Kanye West Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant, Shares Throwback Photo
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Kanye West Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant, Shares Throwback Photo

The international music star, Kanye West has join in the trend of the lost of the legend, Kobe Bryant. He took to his page sharing the moment when he was with the basketball star in the studio. He wrote... "Kobe, We love you brother We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave". See photos...  
Neymar Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant In Goal Celebration
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Neymar Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant In Goal Celebration

The Brazil international fired PSG to victory against Lille and paid his respects to the LA Lakers icon Neymar paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant as he celebrated his second goal for Paris Saint- Germain against Lille on Sunday. Bryant, 41, was killed alongside at least four other people when his helicopter crashed in California on Sunday morning. Football players and clubs from all over the world expressed their grief following the news of the five-time NBA champion's passing and Neymar followed up by paying his respects on the field. The 27-year-old opened the scoring for the Ligue 1 champions with a fine strike 28 minutes into the match at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Then early in the second half, Lille were penalised for a hand ball from left-back Reinildo Mandava and Neymar st...
Ahmed Musa Remembers his Mum on the One Year Anniversary of her Death
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Ahmed Musa Remembers his Mum on the One Year Anniversary of her Death

Nigerian professional footballer, Ahmed Musa is remembering his mother on the 1 year anniversary of her death. Mrs Sara Moses passed on in 2019, at the age of 66. Ahmed shared photos from her funeral as he paid tribute to her. He wrote: "Dearest mum, I can't believe it's been 365 days without you. Not a single day goes by without thoughts of you flooding my mind. Its hard without you but I know you are in a better place. I am doing all I can to make you proud and I know you are smiling down on me. "Rest well mum until we meet to part no more. Amen. (more…)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter, Chicago is two
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter, Chicago is two

Kim Kardashian has paid sweet tribute to daughter Chicago as she enjoys her second birthday. The 39-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posted on social media her thoughts as 'Chi Chi' enters the number two stage. The mother of four posted a couple of photos of her toddler on Twitter , with a few words of appreciation towards her. She wrote: "Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl Chicago!!! I can’t believe you are already 2!" "You bring so much joy into our lives. I love watching you grow every day! My smart, sassy and silly girl! Mommy loves you forever!"
Sacked Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde Sends Emotional Farewell Message To Fans As Lionel Messi Pays Tribute To Him
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Sacked Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde Sends Emotional Farewell Message To Fans As Lionel Messi Pays Tribute To Him

Sacked Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde has publicly thanked the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu and fans shortly after he was sacked.   Despite winning back-to-back league titles and guarding Barcelona to the top of La Liga Table, Valverde was dismissed on Monday following the club's Spanish Super Cup semi-final 3 - 2 defeat to Atletico Madrid last week.   He has been replaced with former Real Betis coach, Quique Setien, who has signed a contract to be with Barcelona until June 2022.   In an open letter to the club's supporters, posted on Barcelona's official website, Valverde said: "My time as FC Barcelona coach has come to an end. It has been an intense two and a half years right from the start.   "In that time I have enjoyed some j...
Stella Damasus Loses Mother-In-Law
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Stella Damasus Loses Mother-In-Law

The mother-in-law of famous Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus, Mrs Aderinmokan, is dead. The movie star announced this on her Instagram page on Tuesday. She posted a photo of the deceased with an emotional tribute, describing her as her angel, prayer warrior, the most amazing and selfless person ever. She wrote: “So, I lost my bestie, my prayer warrior, my angel, my MOTHER IN LAW. This woman right here is the most amazing and selfless person ever. “The love she had for me was just too much. I will never forget our GIST NIGHTS, our prayer time, our kitchen Chronicles, our dance moves. “To say I will miss her is an understatement. I am still in the denial stages for sure because this is still too much for me right now. “The only consolation I have is that I know for a f...