Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    OBITUARY: Asake preached the gospel for four decades and fought killers till he died

OBITUARY: Asake preached the gospel for four decades and fought killers till he died

Sometime in December 2016, Femi-Fani Kayode, former minister of aviation, showered praises on Musa Asake, general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Asake in his usual manner had risen in defence of victims who  were murdered.“He is a courageous and truly wonderful man and I was struck by his extraordinary humility. Asake is one of the few men [...]

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    Heart attack kills Mavrodi, MMM founder

Heart attack kills Mavrodi, MMM founder

Sergei Mavrodi, founder of the Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) ponzi scheme, is dead.Mavrodi, 62, was reported to have died of a heart attack at a hospital in Moscow, capital city of Russia, on Monday.A passer-by at Polikarpov street was said to have called an ambulance after Mavrodi complained of weakness and pains in his chest on Sunday evening.Mavrodi founded his [...]

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    Akarigbo of Remoland loses wife

Akarigbo of Remoland loses wife

Linga Ajayi, wife of  Adewale Ajayi, the akarigbo of Remo land, is dead.According to a statement by her family, Linga passed away on February 4, after a long illness.He death is coming less than two months after the coronation of her husband.The deceased was a consultant surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, UK.She got trained at Lagos University Teaching [...]

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    Dahiru Musdapher, former CJN, is dead

Dahiru Musdapher, former CJN, is dead

Dahiru Musdapher, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), is dead.He reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, aged 75, at a London hospital.Muneer Musdapher, a Facebook user believed to be his brother, disclosed the news Monday night via a post.He, however, did not state the cause of his death.“My elder brother Justice Dahiru Musdapher former CJN passed on tonight,” [...]

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    Nine killed as yellow fever spreads to 16 states

Nine killed as yellow fever spreads to 16 states

At least nine people have reportedly been killed in an outbreak of Yellow fever in Nigeria.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest situation report.The current outbreak was first recorded in a young girl in Oke Owa community of Ifelodun local government area (LGA) of Kwara state on September 12, 2017. WHAT IS YELLOW FEVER?It is an [...]

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    Suspect behind Rivers’ New Year attack shot dead

Suspect behind Rivers’ New Year attack shot dead

The Nigerian army says Don Waney, a suspected cultist alleged to have masterminded the mayhem wrecked in Rivers state, is dead.On January 1, Waney and some members of his gang allegedly killed 21 people in Omoku, a community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of the state.In a statement on Sunday, Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations, confirmed the death [...]

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    Alex Ekwueme dies in London clinic

Alex Ekwueme dies in London clinic

Alex Ekwueme, former Vice-President of Nigeria, is dead.He died at about 10pm on Sunday in a London clinic, his family has said.Ekwueme's passing was announced in a statement signed by Igwe Laz Ekwueme, his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra state."Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the [...]

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    Two killed in fresh outbreak of diarrhoea in Lagos

Two killed in fresh outbreak of diarrhoea in Lagos

Acute diarrhoea has killed two people in different local government areas of Lagos state.Jide Idris, commissioner for health, and Steve Ayorinde, his information counterpart, confirmed this at a joint news conference in Lagos.Idris said the upsurge of acute diarrhoea cases was the aftermath of flooding experienced by residents in some parts of the state.WHAT IS DIARRHOEA?Diarrhoea is a communicable disease that [...]

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    Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, dies at 62

Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, dies at 62

Isiaka Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, is dead.Adeleke reportedly died on Sunday morning at Biket Hospital in Osogbo, after suffering a heart attack.His colleague at the senate, Shehu Sani, described the late Adeleke as a "principled and responsible gentleman"."Senator Isiaka Adeleke is a calm, principled and responsible gentleman. He represented his people with maturity, dignity and distinction. Adieu," the senator representing [...]

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    Two killed, 14 injured in Lagos auto crash

Two killed, 14 injured in Lagos auto crash

Two persons have been reported dead, and another 14 injured in an auto crash that occurred in the Anthony area of Lagos.The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it got a distress call at 3:05 pm, and deployed its Emergency Response Team (ERT).The two corpses were reportedly moved by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to the Lagos [...]

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    Cross River chief judge dies after brief illness

Cross River chief judge dies after brief illness

Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam, the chief judge of Cross River, is dead.Aged 63 years, Ikpi-Itam died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.According to the wife of the deceased, chief magistrate Helen Itam, her husband took ill on Thursday and was taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) where he died."He complained of feeling somehow in [...]

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    Obasanjo: Even if we know Buhari is sick, it’s wrong to wish him dead

Obasanjo: Even if we know Buhari is sick, it’s wrong to wish him dead

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says "wicked, callous and treacherous" people were behind the reports of the death of President Muhammadu Buhari.Obasanjo said rumours of his death surfaced "almost 12 times" while in office as the country's first citizen.He advised those who do not like Buhari to wait for another election when they can register their discontent through the ballot box."If you don’t [...]

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    OBITUARY: Abdulkadir Kure, the man who threatened ‘agricultural war’ by the north

OBITUARY: Abdulkadir Kure, the man who threatened ‘agricultural war’ by the north

Abdulkadir Kure, former governor of Niger state who died in a German hospital on Sunday, was never given to political correctness. He was a fierce fighter, an advocate of Sharia, an opponent of resource control and a believer in northern solidarity. And an ardent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), you may add.Elected governor in 1999 under the umbrella of PDP, he [...]

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    Rasheed Gbadamosi, ex-minister, dies at 72

Rasheed Gbadamosi, ex-minister, dies at 72

Rasheed Gbadamosi, a former minister of national planning, has died at the age of 72.The ex-minister's death was confirmed on social media by Steve Ayorinde, Lagos state commissioner for information."The Lagos State Government mourns the passing of a leading industrialist, art patron, former minister and co-chairman of the [email protected], Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi," Ayorinde said.LASG mourns the passing of a leading [...]

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    OBITUARY: Olaniwun Ajayi, critic of northern elite and staunch Awoist who tackled Achebe

OBITUARY: Olaniwun Ajayi, critic of northern elite and staunch Awoist who tackled Achebe

"We don’t have proper federal system. We have been suffering for 56 years and we are like a small child of 3 or 5 years who cannot walk if you compare us with Brazil, India and Malaysia. Where are we?" Olaniwun Ajayi asked in an interview published in National Mirror in February 2016.Ajayi, 91, who died in the early hours [...]

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    Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and Nobel winner, dies at 93

Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and Nobel winner, dies at 93

Shimon Peres, a prominent figure in Israel's political landscape, has died at the age of 93. Peres who suffered a stroke two weeks ago, served twice as Israel's prime minister and once as president. Following the major stroke he had on September 13, Peres was placed in the intensive care unit of Sheba Medical Centre.In the presence of his family, Peres died in a hospital near [...]

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