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    Tunde Braimoh, Lagos lawmaker, ‘dies of COVID-19’

Tunde Braimoh, Lagos lawmaker, ‘dies of COVID-19’

Tunde Braimoh, lawmaker representing Kosofe constituency II at the Lagos state house of assembly, is dead. The deceased, until his death, was the chairman, house committee on information, security and strategy. Hakeem Sokunle, chairman, house committee on health, confirmed his demise to NAN on Friday in Lagos. According to Sokunle, the late Braimoh might have contracted COVID-19 from Bayo Osinowo, lawmaker representing Lagos [...]

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    Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, suddenly dies

Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, suddenly dies

Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, has died suddenly. Kingsley Fanwo, the state commissioner of information, confirmed the news of his death in a statement on Thursday. Oyibo, aged 69, reportedly died suddenly. "A retired Army Officer, the late Hon. Oyibo was hugely instrumental to the security strides of the Governor Yahaya Bello Administration as the Chairman of the Security Trust [...]

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    Wakil, CoS to Borno governor, is dead

Wakil, CoS to Borno governor, is dead

Babagana Wakil, chief of staff to Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, is dead. Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesman, disclosed the death in a statement issued on Wednesday. No further details were given on what led to his death. According to Gusau, Wakil will be buried later in the evening according to Islamic rites. “Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Jana’iza of late chief of staff, [...]

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    Ebunoluwa Balogun, renowned social worker, dies at 81

Ebunoluwa Balogun, renowned social worker, dies at 81

Ebunoluwa Balogun, a renowned social worker, is dead. A statement by Oluyinka Olutoye, on behalf of the family, said Balogun died on June 24 in Houston, Texas, USA at the age of 81. "She ensured that people enjoyed fair treatment in all ramifications of life and was unwavering in her commitment to positively influence lives in both her community and across the [...]

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    Ajimobi always washed his hands and used sanitisers, says aide

Ajimobi always washed his hands and used sanitisers, says aide

Bolaji Tunji, spokesman to the late Abiola Ajimobi, ex-governor of Oyo state, said the deceased took all necessary precautions against COVID-19. Ajimobi died of complications of COVID-19 on Thursday. The spokesman said the late ex-governor of Oyo state had planned to retire from politics after completing his eight-year tenure as governor. After his second term as governor, Ajimobi had contested the Oyo south [...]

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    John Abah, Kogi lawmaker, is dead

John Abah, Kogi lawmaker, is dead

John Abah, a lawmaker at the Kogi state house of assembly, is dead. Abah, who represented Ibaji constituency, reportedly died on Wednesday morning. Confirming his death, Matthew Kolawole, speaker of the state house of assembly, described Abah's death as "shocking". In a statement by Demi Olugbemi, his chief press secretary, Kolawole sympathised with the family of the deceased and the people of Ibaji constituency, noting that [...]

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    Burundi president, ‘hospitalised with COVID-19’, dies of ‘heart attack’

Burundi president, ‘hospitalised with COVID-19’, dies of ‘heart attack’

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi is dead. The president, who has been in power for 15 years, was said to have died at a hospital on Monday. Although the government of Burundi said Nkurunziza died of heart attack, the local media had earlier reported that he had contracted coronavirus. Taarifa, a Rwandan newspaper, had quoted a source as saying: “Nkurunziza is in the hospital [...]

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    Bamidele Olumilua, former Ondo governor, is dead

Bamidele Olumilua, former Ondo governor, is dead

Bamidele Olumilua, former governor of Old Ondo state in the third republic, is dead. Olumilua who hailed from Ikere-Ekiti reportedly died after a brief illness at the age of 80. The deceased served as governor of the state from January 1992 to November 1993 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Muyiwa Olumilua, his son and the commissioner for information and [...]

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    District head shot dead in Katsina

District head shot dead in Katsina

Suspected bandits have shot dead 60-year-old Abu Atiku, district head of Yantumaki in Danmusa local government area (LGA) of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, the state police public relations officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Katsina. Isah said the attackers invaded the area on Sunday at about 11:55 pm with AK47 rifles and attacked the residence of the deceased, where [...]

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    Oyo commissioner for environment is dead

Oyo commissioner for environment is dead

Kehinde Ayoola, the commissioner for environment and natural resources in Oyo state, is dead. He died on Thursday morning. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, who announced his passing in a statement on Thursday, described him as a loyal friend. "I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his [...]

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    Two permanent secretaries die in Zamfara after ‘brief illness’

Two permanent secretaries die in Zamfara after ‘brief illness’

Yawale Dango and Ahmed Sale, two permanent secretaries in Zamfara state, are dead. This is coming less than two weeks after Mohammed Ahmad Asha, emir of Kaura-Namoda in the state, died of suspected COVID-19-related complications. According to The Punch, while Dango was said to have died on May 6, Sale died on Tuesday; the two government officials were reported to have passed [...]

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    Garba Nadama, former Sokoto governor, dies at 82

Garba Nadama, former Sokoto governor, dies at 82

Garba Nadama, a former governor of Sokoto state, is dead. Nadama had a stint as governor of the state in the second republic -- from January 1982 to November 1983. He was said to have died at his residence in the state capital at the age of 82. The Sokoto state government, in a statement, said the former governor died after "an [...]

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    Yinka Mafe, ex-lawmaker, dies on 46th birthday

Yinka Mafe, ex-lawmaker, dies on 46th birthday

Yinka Mafe, immediate past majority leader of Ogun state house of assembly, is dead. Mafe was said to have complained of chest pain after which he slumped and died on Tuesday evening -- few hours after hosting a party to celebrate his 46th birthday at Emuren, his home town. He reportedly visited inmates and warders at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Sagamu, before the birthday [...]

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    Ex-Kogi commissioner dies after morning exercise

Ex-Kogi commissioner dies after morning exercise

Joseph Molemodile, former commissioner for finance in Kogi state, is dead. Molemodile, an indigene of Idofin in Yagba east local government, is the pioneer legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. He was said to have died at his residence in Jos, the Plateau state capital, while resting after his early morning exercise on Thursday. Two days earlier, Kola Ojo, [...]

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    Sokoto lawmaker slumps, dies on the way to hospital

Sokoto lawmaker slumps, dies on the way to hospital

Isa Harisu, a member of the Sokoto state house of assembly, slumped and later on his way to the hospital on Monday. Abubakar Magaji, deputy speaker of the house, who confirmed the incident, said Harisu slumped when he arrived at the office complex to attend the day’s plenary. According to NAN, the incident was officially announced at the plenary by Magaji. He said the [...]

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    OAU lecturer found dead in his office

OAU lecturer found dead in his office

Nicholas Igbokwe, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state, was found dead inside his office on Saturday. PUNCH quoted a source as saying the lecturer might have died late Friday, disclosing that the deceased was confirmed dead at the university’s health centre. “His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12.00 a.m. Saturday,” the source reportedly said. “That [...]

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