Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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    PHOTOS: Arotile buried in Abuja

PHOTOS: Arotile buried in Abuja

Tolulope Arotile, the first female combat helicopter pilot of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has been laid to rest at the military cemetery in Abuja. Her funeral, which was held on Thursday, was attended by many dignitaries, including Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, and Sadiya Umar-Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development. Arotile died on July 14 of head [...]

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    PHOTOS: Isa Funtua buried in Abuja

PHOTOS: Isa Funtua buried in Abuja

Ismaila Isa Funtua, elder statesman and politician, has been laid to rest in Abuja. Funtua, who was President Muhammadu Buhari's in-law and ally, died in Abuja on Monday. He was buried at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja after the funeral prayers at the Shehu Shagari Central Mosque Area 1, Garki Abuja. Some of the dignitaries who attended his funeral are Mamman Daura, a close [...]

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    Obasanjo ‘turns’ bouncer, locks out mourners at mother-in-law’s burial

Obasanjo ‘turns’ bouncer, locks out mourners at mother-in-law’s burial

There was drama at the burial of Florence Adenenenken, mother-in-law of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, as he locked out some mourners during the service held for the deceased at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun state, on Friday. The deceased, who died in April, was the mother of Obasanjo's wife, Bola. Bola was reportedly absent at the ceremony. She [...]

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    Seyi Makinde: We broke the law to allow Ajimobi’s burial in GRA

Seyi Makinde: We broke the law to allow Ajimobi’s burial in GRA

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says his administration went against the established land use rule in Oyo state to give approval for the burial of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of the state, at his Oluyole Estate residence. Ajimobi died last Thursday of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital in Lagos. He was 70 years. The burial [...]

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    Ajimobi to be buried on Sunday

Ajimobi to be buried on Sunday

The burial of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, will take place on Sunday. Ajimobi died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos on Thursday. The burial was initially scheduled to hold on Friday, but according to Bolaji Tunji, special assistant on media to the governor, the event was postponed following consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo. In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    Victor Olaiya buried in Lagos ⁠— three months after death

Victor Olaiya buried in Lagos ⁠— three months after death

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    FCTA: Those who attended Abba Kyari’s burial tested negative for COVID-19

FCTA: Those who attended Abba Kyari’s burial tested negative for COVID-19

The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) says all persons who were exposed during the burial of Abba Kyari, the former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, have tested negative for COVID-19. Mohammed Kawu, acting secretary, health and human services secretariat at the FCTA, made the announcement according to a tweet on the FCTA's handle. Kyari died on April 17 as a result [...]

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    ‘We’re becoming overwhelmed’– undertakers in Kano worry over increasing deaths 

‘We’re becoming overwhelmed’– undertakers in Kano worry over increasing deaths 

Some undertakers in Kano have expressed worries over the increasing rate of burials in the past one week. According to Daily Trust, over 150 people were reported to have died in Kano between Friday and Saturday and were buried in three cemeteries.  Bashir Mohammed, one of the undertakers at the Dandolo cemetery in Goron Dutse, Dala local government area of the state [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s burial were barred from Aso Rock — but it’s normal

Garba Shehu: Those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s burial were barred from Aso Rock — but it’s normal

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, says there is nothing unusual about barring people who attended the burial of  Abba Kyari from Aso Rock. Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died of complications from COVID-19 on Friday. He was buried on Saturday at Gudu Cemetry in Abuja according to Islamic rites. There are reports that [...]

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    Abba Kyari buried in Abuja

Abba Kyari buried in Abuja

Abba Kyari, deceased chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has been buried in Abuja. On Friday, the presidency announced the death of Kyari who died as a result of complications from COVID-19. The president’s chief of staff was on self-isolation after testing positive for the disease late March. The late chief of staff was buried at Gudu cemetery in Abuja. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, was [...]

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    Family of late nun accuses American embassy of frustrating deceased’s burial

Family of late nun accuses American embassy of frustrating deceased’s burial

The family of late Angela Egbikuadje, a reverend sister who was an American citizen, has accused the United States embassy in Nigeria of frustrating the burial of the late nun. The family said the refusal of the US embassy to grant entry visas to the relatives of the deceased, who was of Nigerian descent, is affecting the burial plans. The family added that [...]

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    Finally, Lulu-Briggs family receives body of late billionaire

Finally, Lulu-Briggs family receives body of late billionaire

The body of the late founder of Moni Pulo Limited has been released to his family led by Dumo, his second eldest son. The death of Lulu-Briggs on December 27, 2018, in Accra, Ghana, had created controversy among his family members. Seinye, his widow, who had travelled with him, was accused of having a hand in his death but she denied the allegations. Plans [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu hints at not returning to Nigeria for parents’ funeral

Nnamdi Kanu hints at not returning to Nigeria for parents’ funeral

Nnamdi Kanu, leader the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has hinted at not returning to Nigeria for his parents' funeral scheduled for Friday. In a broadcast via London-based Radio Biafra at the weekend, the IPOB leader said he is monitoring developments on the event in Abia state from abroad. Kanu also said the ceremony would be broadcast live. The IPOB leader has been on [...]

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    Lulu-Briggs’ widow appeals court order on release of husband’s body

Lulu-Briggs’ widow appeals court order on release of husband’s body

Seinye, widow of  Benson Lulu-Briggs, founder of Moni Pulo Limited, has appealed the high court judgement that ordered the release of the body of her husband for burial. The billionaire businessman had died under controversial circumstances in Accra, Ghana, last year and some members of his family blamed the widow for his death but she denied the allegation. On December 23, a [...]

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    ‘Release our son’s body for burial’ — Lulu-Briggs family begs widow

‘Release our son’s body for burial’ — Lulu-Briggs family begs widow

The Oruwari-Briggs house of Abonnema in Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers state, has appealed to Seinye, widow of the late Benson Lulu-Briggs, for an unconditional release of his body.  Chiefs in the house made the appeal alongside Dumo Lulu-Briggs, second eldest son of the deceased, at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, on Thursday. The chiefs and other concerned members of the Oruwari-Briggs [...]

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    Pius Adesanmi to be buried in Canada — seven months after plane crash

Pius Adesanmi to be buried in Canada — seven months after plane crash

Pius Adesanmi, the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor, will be buried on Saturday in Canada. Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline flight which crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on a Sunday morning in March. The aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which carried 149 passengers and eight crew members, lost contact with air traffic controllers six minutes [...]

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