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Rachel Oniga’s family debunk reports claiming she died from COVID19

The family of veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, have denied media reports claiming she died from COVID19.   In a statement released by her sister, Deaconess Toyin Odusote, the family said the actress died from a heart-related ailment that she battled within a short period of time.   Read the statement below  

RCCG announces funeral arrangements for Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare

The funeral arrangement for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has been announced.   According to a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, the personal assistant of the general overseer and younger brother of Dare, a special service will be held on Sunday, May […]

Former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Al-Hassan ‘Mama Taraba’ is dead

Former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead.   It was gathered that Al-Hassan died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt on Friday afternoon, May 7. She was aged 61.   BIGJ reported that the former senator underwent a knee replacement surgery in Dubai in April, 2019.   She was a former senator, […]

Outrage as man slumps and dies in front of a bank after allegedly not being allowed to withdraw his money (video)

There’s been an outcry on social media after a man slumped and died in front of a bank in Rivers state.   An eyewitness, Uwaifo Obiano who shared the video on Facebook alleged that the man died due to the unfriendly attitude of the new generation bank staff.   It was learnt that he was allegedly […]

Breaking: Hip Hop Icon, DMX dies at the age of 50 after days on life support following heart attack

Hip Hop Icon, DMX has died at the age of 50. The American rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons died after going into cardiac arrest earlier this month and being admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York City.   The rapper’s family confirmed his passing in a statement to People: “We are deeply saddened […]

President Buhari’s official driver Sa’idu Afaka dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead.   Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness.   A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the […]

Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda found dead in his bedroom

The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has died, the Catholic Church has said. The Archbishop was reportedly found dead in his bedroom on Saturday morning, April 3. He was aged 68.     Fr Pius Male Ssentumbw confirmed the news in a statement released on Saturday afternoon.   “With deep sorrow, I […]

Photos from the funeral of Prophet Bushiri’s 8-year-old daughter

Israella, the 8-year-old daughter of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, has been laid to rest.   LIB reported that Israella died in the Intensive Care Unit of a Kenyan hospital in the early hours of Monday morning, March 29, after battling lung infection.     Her remains landed at Kamuzu International Airport on Wednesday, […]

Jonathan, Wike, Aisha Buhari, Others Bid O.B Lulu-Briggs Farewell

The four-day funeral activities for late industrialist, benefactor, business guru, Defender of Christian Faith and philanthropist, late High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs was brought to a fitting and glorious climax on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at his home town, Abonnema, headquarters of Akuku Toru local government area of Rivers State.   The array of personalities […]

Nigerian Air Force releases names of victims of military plane crash

The Nigerian Air Force has released the names of the seven personnel that perished in the military aircraft that crashed in Abuja today February 21.   According to a statement released by AVM Ibikunle Daramola, the Director of Public Relations and Information, the deceased personnel include; a. Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain). b. Flight Lieutenant […]

Suspected cultists hacks Poly student to death in Delta (graphic photos)

A male student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara, in Ethiope West Local Government Area, has been brutally killed by unknown assailants suspected to be cultists.   The student identified as Frank Ochuko was hacked to death by the assailants near the staff quarters on Saturday evening, January 30.     Spokesperson of the Delta State Police […]

Nigerian man dies in an accident while travelling back to Abuja hours after attending his friend’s wedding in Bauchi (videos)

A Nigerian man, Jamilu Shinkafi, has died in a fatal accident hours after attending his friend’s wedding in Bauchi state.     Jamilu had attended the wedding of his friend, Ibrahim Rabo on Saturday, January 30. He was traveling in his car with three of his friends back to Abuja on Sunday, January 30 when […]

Family of four killed in ‘murder-suicide’ after ‘dad bought gun and cancelled visit from relatives

Pennsylvania father and his family have died in a suspected murder-suicide just weeks after the husband purchased a gun.   Deepak Kulkarni, 50, and his wife, Arti Adya Kulkarni, 47, with their sons Shubham, 14, and Sharvil, 7, were found dead in the basement of their Chester County home on Sunday.   The county coroner […]

Only son, two others hacked to death as cult groups clash in Delta

Three persons were hacked to death by suspected cultists at Egbokodo-Itsekiri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.   It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night, January 27, after a bloody clash among different cult members.   One of the deceased has been identified as Tuoyo, the only son of a […]

Former Ghanaian president, Jerry Rawlings laid to rest (photos)

The remains of former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, have been laid to rest.   Rawlings was buried with full military honors on Wednesday, January 27 after a state funeral that was attended by Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo and representatives of world leaders.     Late Rawlings died in November 2020. He was 73-years-old. He held […]

Young Cameroonian lady dies in motor accident 5 days to her wedding

A Cameroonian nursing student identified as Petra Nji has died in a car accident five days to her wedding.   It was gathered that Petra and her husband-to-be, Isbias Forsack were returning from Douala after their pre-wedding shopping when they got involved in a car accident along Tiko-Douala road on Monday, January 11, 2021.   […]

French footballer, Christopher Maboulou dies after suffering heart attack during kick-about with friends

French professional footballer, Christopher Maboulou has died of a heart attack at the age of 30. The tragedy struck on Sunday as the winger was enjoying a friendly game of football with his friends at Montfermeil, the Paris suburb where he was born.   According to the UK Sun, he collapsed on the pitch and […]

Photos from the burial of NCC staff, his wife, four children and niece

The funeral of Prince Nuhu Hamman-Gabdo Gashaka, his wife, Hadiza, their children Ummee, Ayman, Fiddausi, Abdallah and niece, Zainab Mustapha, were held in Nasarawa on Sunday morning, January 10. . The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) staff and his family died in a tragic incident which occurred along the Nasarawa – Abuja expressway on Saturday, January 9. Read HERE and HERE   […]

Woman holding daughter in her arms jumps from roof of building, killing both

A woman holding her daughter in her arms jumped off the roof of a building on Sunday afternoon, January 10, killing both of them, police have announced. Both the 39-year-old mother, Oksana Patchin, of Brooklyn, and her 5-year-old daughter, Olivia, were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, but could not be saved.     […]

Nigerian man, wife and four children burnt to death in a fatal accident (photos)

A Nigerian man, his wife, and children were burnt to death in a fatal accident along the Nasarawa – Abuja expressway on Saturday, January 9.     The deceased Nigerian man identified as Prince Nuhu Hamman’Gabdo is said to be a staff of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) in Abuja and held the traditional title of Galadima […]

Gunmen invade Bayelsa community in 50 speedboats, raze over 20 houses

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a businesswoman, Alhaja Serifat Adisa and two 9-year-old boys at Idere in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo State.   Alhaja Adisa, the Chief Executive Officer of Subawa filling station was killed along Igboora/Idere road on Saturday night, January 2.   According to report, the gunmen stormed the filling station and forcefully […]

Deputy National President of the Trade Union congress, Chika Onuegbu, has died

Deputy National President of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Chika Onuegbu, is dead. Onuegbu died in the early hours of today Saturday, January 2, after a brief illness.   Late Onuegbu was the immediate past Chairman of TUC in Rivers State between December 2012 and July 2016. He also served as National Industrial Relation Officer of the […]

News, Events, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Inspiration and yes… Gossip! *Wink* Femi Odekunle, Nigeria’s first professor of criminology dies from COVID-19

Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) and Nigeria’s first professor of criminology has died from Coronavirus complications.   The Cable reported that Odekunle died at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagalada, Abuja on Tuesday evening.   This is coming after the Chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 and secretary to the government […]

Three soldiers killed, many injured in Borno as Military convoy hits landmines planted by Boko Haram terrorists

At least three soldiers were killed while many others sustained injuries when the troops’ convoy ran into landmines planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri/Gomboru Ngala road, Borno state on Monday, December 28.     It was gathered that the convoy of three battalions of Nigeria Army, who were escorting commuters, ran into the Improvised […]

“You Slept With So Much Wisdom” – Tonto Dikeh Reacts To Ubong King’s Death

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has reacted to the death of a popular motivational speaker, Ubong King. Tonto Dikeh The demise of Mr. Ubong was reported on the 26th of December, 2020. His death was announced on the social media handles of his wife Mrs. King. The wife of the deceased with a strong heart addressed […]

“My heart is pained, my spirit is weak, my soul is drab” – Friends mourn 36-year-old lecturer shot dead by gunmen in Benue

Late Isa, who was until his death a lecturer at the College of Education Katsina-Ala and PhD student of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, was among five persons killed when unknown gunmen on motorbikes stormed the residence of Katsina-Ala Local Governmentchairman, Alfred Avalumun Atera, on Thursday, December 24.   Recall that three policemen and one other […]

Deadliest Catch star, Nick McGlashan dies at 33

Longtime “Deadliest Catch” cast member Nick McGlashan has reportedly died at the age of 33.   Though the cause of death has not been determined, a medical examiner told TMZ that Nick passed away died in Nashville on Sunday December 27.   A veteran fisherman and crabber, McGlashan joined Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” in 2013. The series […]