US Congressman-elect Letlow dies of COVID-19

A newly elected US congressman, Luke Letlow, has died shortly after testing positive for COVID-19.A Wednesday post on the Republican politician’s Facebook page read: “Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from COVID-19.”The 41-year-old was admitted to the hospital on December 19 after testing positive.Three days later[...]

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Labour Party National Chairman, Abdulsalam, is dead

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, is dead.He died in Abuja after early morning prayers, on Tuesday.His closest friend and political associate, the former National Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Peter Ameh, confirmed the death to our correspondent on the telephone.He said, “I’ve lost a friend of several decades. He[...]

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French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses, died Tuesday aged 98, his family has disclosed.Cardin, who was born to a low-income family in northern Italy but became a France-based fashion superstar, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of Paris, his[...]

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APC mourns as ex-Lagos commissioner, Ajiboso dies at 68

The former Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives in Lagos State, Chief Enock Kolapomoye Olorunfunwa (EKO) Ajiboso, is reportedly dead. He was aged 68.Ajiboso, also a former Chairman of Agege Local Government, Chief Enoch Kolapomoye Ajiboso, reportedly died in the early hours on Sunday, December, 20 2020 in his hometown, Inisa, in Odo Otin Local Government[...]

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Former French president Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died at the age of 94, sources close to him confirmed to dpa.He died at his home in the central French department of Loir-et-Cher on Wednesday from complications linked to Covid-19.No date was announced for his funeral, which will take place with family.Giscard d’Estaing spent five days in[...]

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Kidnapped APC Chairman in Nasarawa murdered

The Nasarawa APC chairman kidnapped last night has been killed and dumped few meters away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Sule, Senator Tanko Al-Makura, the speaker of the statehouse if Assembly, Abdullahi- Balarabe Ibrahim, the state commissioner of police, Bolak Longe, government official, party faithful and sympathizers are now in the house[...]

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Bandits kill PDP chairman, Dako, in Katsina

The Peoples Democratic Party in Katsina State has mourned the death of its chairman for Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Lawal Dako.Dako died on Friday of injuries he sustained when bandits shot at him in the council.He was then rushed to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria where he passed on.The[...]

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Bobby Brown’s son dies at 28

Popular American singer, Bobby Brown is currently mourning the death of his son, Bobby Jr. who died at 28. TMZ reports that Bobby Jr. was found dead on Wednesday in his home in the L.A. area. However, police are still at the house, but at this point, they do not believe there was foul play[...]

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British entertainer, Des O’Connor dies at 88

Popular British entertainer, Des O’Connor has died at the age of 88, his agent has confirmed. The veteran comedian, singer and television host died on Saturday following a fall at his home in Buckinghamshire about a week ago.He was famed for hosting his own chat show, as well as, Take Your Pick and Countdown; he[...]

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Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command killed in Iran —Report

Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, indicted in the US for the 1998 bombings of its embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, was secretly killed in Iran in August, The New York Times reported Friday.Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists, was shot and killed in Tehran by two Israeli operatives on a motorcycle at[...]

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Former Ghanaian President, Rawlings, dies of COVID-19

Former President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana has died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73, according to multiple reports from Ghanaian media.The development comes less than a month after he buried his mother.Rawlings, who is one of the most respected African leaders, was a military leader in Ghana and later became a politician who[...]

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Lagos judge who sacked interim President Shonekan dies at 79

Justice Dolapo Akinsanya, who on November 10, 1993 declared as illegal the Interim National Government of Chief Ernest Shonekan, is dead.The judge, it was learnt, died in Lagos on Thursday at the age of 79.Upon a suit filed by the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, the late MKO Abiola, Justice Akinsanya had declared[...]

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South Korean comedian, mother found dead at home

A prominent South Korean comedian was found dead at her home in Seoul on Monday alongside her mother, multiple reports said.The bodies of Park Ji-sun, 36, and her mother were found by police, Yonhap news agency reported.Park was reportedly being treated for an unspecified illness and the Seoul Shinmun newspaper cited a police officer as[...]

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Former Presidential candidate, Olapade Agoro, is dead

A former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, NAC, Chief Olapade Agoro has died at the age of 77Agoro, according to family sources, died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.Confirming his death, son of the deceased, Adebo Agoro, said “my father died after a brief illness.”Dr. Agoro was born on October 9, 1943[...]

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery, dies aged 90

Legendary British actor Sean Connery, best known for playing fictional spy James Bond in seven films, has died aged 90, his family told the BBC on Saturday.The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.Tributes immediately began pouring in[...]

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FG begins probe of UI’s 300-Level student’s death

THE Federal Government has inaugurated a commission of inquiry to investigate the death of Richard Gbadebo, the 300-level student of the University of Ibadan who died in the course of duty at a factory in Ibadan on July 28.A copy of the letter on the inquiry, dated October 5 and received by the Managing Partner,[...]

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Rector of Auchi Polytechnic is dead

The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo, Dr. Momodu Sanusi Jimah is dead.He passed on Friday night at exactly 7.00pm.Public Relations Officer of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr. Mustapha Oshiobugie, in a telephone interview confirmed the sad incident on Saturday, to NAN.“The institution is mourning following the demise of her rector who passed away on Friday[...]

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No COVID-19-related death in Nigeria in 24-hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says no death was recorded in the last 24-hours, as the country recorded 187 new cases of COVID-19 in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory.The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle.It added that Nigeria recorded a total of 58,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19.The centre[...]

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Uni-Abuja mourns its chancellor, Emir of Zazzau

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has commiserated with the family of Alhaji Shehu Idris CFR, Chancellor of the University, who died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at the age of 84.The Vice-Chancellor in a statement by the Head Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, on Sunday in Abuja said:[...]

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