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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Bill Gates father dies at 94

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94.Gates died Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday, CBS News reports.In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and economic[...]

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Black Panther Actor, Chadwick Boseman is Dead

The actor who played the role of Black Panther in the movie is dead. He reportedly died of Colon Cancer which he has been battling with for years. This announcement was made via his twitter account. See the statement below:

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Lightning kills 10 children playing football in Uganda

Ten children have been killed in a lightning strike while sheltering from a storm during a football game in northern Uganda, police said on Friday.The boys, aged 11 to 16, had been sheltering from a storm in a makeshift structure in Arua city, northwest of the capital Kampala on Thursday, police spokeswoman Josephine Angucia told[...]

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Rock guitarist Jack Sherman dies at 64

Rock guitarist, Jack Sherman, who played on the first album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and co-wrote several of the Grammy-winning group’s early songs, has died at age 64, the group announced Saturday.The group listed no cause of death.“We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds[...]

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Africa records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo says there are over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent.The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO.WHO stated on its dashboard that “there are over 1.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with[...]

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President Trump’s younger brother ‘Robert’ is dead

Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert died on Saturday after being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness, the US president said in a statement mourning his loss.“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a White House statement.“He was not just my brother, he was my[...]

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Lagos APC chieftain, Lanre Razak, dies at 74

A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Chief Lanre Razak, is dead.Razak, who was also a member of the party’s Governor’s Advisory Council, passed away on Saturday morning after a brief illness.The Balogun of Epe died at the age of 74 at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos.Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega[...]

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Rescue efforts continue as Beirut blast death toll rises to 100

Rescue workers on Wednesday continued their search for people missing under the rubble of collapsed buildings, a day after a massive blast at the port of Beirut killed 100 people.Some 4,000 people have been injured, many suffering from moderate to serious wounds, the Lebanese Red Cross said.Lebanese Red Cross Secretary General George Kettneh told dpa[...]

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I miss my husband, says Ajimobi’s widow

The widow of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Florence, has described her late husband as her greatest supporter and strength.She spoke while playing host to a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Oyo State on Saturday evening at her Oluyole residence in Ibadan.Ajimobi also counseled Nigerians to use the opportunity[...]

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Uganda: Man who killed rare gorilla sentenced to 11 years imprisonment

A Ugandan man who pleaded guilty to killing a rare silverback gorilla was condemned to 11 years in prison on Thursday.A 25-year-old male gorilla named Rafiki was found dead in June at the Bwindi National Park in Uganda. Rafiki was the dominant male in a family of 17 mountain gorillas.The suspect told investigators that he[...]

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Depressed soldier shoots senior officer to death in Borno

Army Headquarters says a depressed soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went berserk, shot and killed an officer on Wednesday. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.Musa said the incident occurred when the depressed soldier approached the[...]

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Father of Kwara Governor, AGF Abdul-Razaq dies at 93

The father of Governor Abdulrahman Abdul-Razaq of Kwara state, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN(OFR) died on Saturday at the age of 93.This is contained in a statement issued by the scion of the family Dr. Alimi Abdul-Razaq made available to Sunday Vanguard in Ilorin.The statement reads, “With total submission to the will of the Almighty[...]

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Arotile’s body arrives military cemetery

The remains of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile have arrived at the military cemetary on Airport Road as the funeral rites commenced.An ambulance belonging to the Nigerian Air Force with registration number AF 442, brought in the body.The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal, Abubakar Sadique, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, the House Committee Chairman[...]

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CCTV reveals Gokada founder’s ex-PA buying electric saw

Fresh facts have emerged that the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of Gokada founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fahim Saleh, bought an electric saw and some cleaning supplies seen at the scene of the incident.Manhattan district attorney’s office said Closed Circuit Television showed 21-year-old Tyrese Haspil buying the electric saw suspected to have been[...]

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Glee actress, Naya Rivera’s body found in lake Piru

Police say it appears Naya Rivera ‘mustered enough energy to get her son back on the boat, but not enough to save herself’, after confirming the body of the Glee star was found in Lake Piru Monday.Rivera went missing on Wednesday afternoon during a boat day with her four-year-old son Josey. He was found asleep[...]

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American Evangelist, Morris Cerullo, dies at 88

American preacher, Dr Morris Cerullo, is dead.He died on Saturday in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.Born on October 2, 1931, Cerullo impacted many with his inspirational words and Christian teachings that spanned decades.As an author, he published more than 80 books.The preacher, who started evangelising at the age of 16,[...]

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COVID-19: Lagos death toll hits 181

The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.He disclosed this while giving an update on the case management of the virus in the state via his verified Twitter handle.The commissioner said, “123 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in[...]

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Top Egyptian actress, Ragaa al-Geddawy, dies of COVID-19

Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.“Ragaa al-Geddawy passed away this morning due to COVID-19,” union head Ashraf Zaki told AFP.“No public funeral was arranged for health reasons.”Geddawy tested positive for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus in late May and[...]

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75-year-old man dies in accident involving Nigerian Army convoy

A 75-year-old man, Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim, on Monday, lost his life in a road traffic accident involving the convoy of the Commander, 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Katsina, Brigadier General Warrah Idris.The accident occurred when the convoy went to refuel and was returning to pick up the Brigade Commander.Eyewitnesses said the accident occurred around Mani House[...]

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