Mugabe died of cancer, says Zimbabwe media

Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday. The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and ruled Zimbabwe uninterrupted for 37 years and seven months. He […]

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35 killed, 13 injured at wedding party during Afghan army raid

At least 35 civilians attending a wedding party were killed and 13 people wounded during a raid by Afghan government forces on a militant hideout nearby, two officials in southern Helmand province said on Monday. The house officials said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers was located adjacent to a wedding […]

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Woman ‘kills’ lover for not funding daughter’s one-year Birthday Party

Homicide detectives have arrested a 23-year-old woman Stella Peter for allegedly stabbing her live-in lover to death for  refusing to finance their daughter’s one-year birthday party. The incident occurred Tuesday morning at 2, Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere where they have lived for three years. It was gathered that Peter, a native of Kogi State, had an […]

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Mugabe’s Body Arrives Home From Singapore

 A crowd of thousands of Harare residents grew suddenly, eerily silent Wednesday afternoon as an unmarked plane rolled slowly down the tarmac, bringing home the body of the man who many consider the father of Zimbabwe. The flag-draped casket carrying the body of former President Robert Mugabe was somberly welcomed in Harare by top officials, […]

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Mother Of 4 Bleeds To Death After Taking Abortion Pill In Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 29-year-old mother of four, Mrs Chinasa Odah, from Inikiri Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, after she took some drugs meant for abortion given to her by her suspected boyfriend, one Mgbada. According to DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the death noted […]

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Buhari condoles with Dangote over three deaths in the family

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with Aliko Dangote, Africa’s leading industrialist and businessman, following recent losses of some members of his family. The President’s condolence message was communicated via a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja. The Dangote extended family lost three persons — Aliko’s cousin, Madugu […]

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Gunmen attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill his three policemen and Driver

Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked the convoy of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, killing three policemen and a civilian. Akabe was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometres away from Akwanga at about 6pm…. On hearing that gunmen […]

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Police parades woman for killing 8-year-old girl

The Kano State Police Command has paraded the woman who kidnapped and killed an 8-year-old girl, Aisha Sani, at Tudun-Wada, Nassarawa LGA of the state. Recall that Aisha was declared missing three weeks ago, and two weeks later, her corpse was discovered in a well at Gandun Albasa Quarters in the Kano Municipal Local Government […]

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Gunmen kill mourners in Benue

GUNMEN, again, on Saturday stormed two communities in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, killing many people among whom were mourners. Just some weeks back, no fewer than five people were said to have been murdered in the same local government. A community leader in one of the communities that were invaded on Friday […]

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Black market petrol seller burnt to death

A 20-year old woman, identified as Mary Agada, who sells petrol in small gallons, has been burnt to death, following sudden explosion. The incident happened at Igbogor Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State. Different accounts were given as to how the fire exploded. Some eyewitnesses said it was caused by […]

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Three dead, 500 displaced in early morning flood in Niger

THREE people have been reported dead in Bosso and Chanchaga local government council of Niger State in an early morning flood after heavy downpour. The rain, which began at about 4am on Saturday morning destroyed and submerged buildings and farms in the affected areas leaving 500 people displaced. The people were caught unawares by the […]

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Mosque bombing in southwest Pakistan kills four

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb went off inside a mosque during Friday prayers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least four worshippers and wounding 20. Abdul Ali, a local police chief, says the bomb was apparently planted inside the mosque and was remotely detonated. He says the casualties have […]

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Malaria remains leading cause of death in Nigeria, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Malaria Consultant, in the Northeast, Dr. Nglass Ini Abasi, has said that malaria remains the leading cause of poor health and death in Nigeria.Abasi disclosed this yesterday in WHO’s weekly report, released to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to the report, 53 million cases of malaria are […]

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Remains of drowned 15-year-old boy recovered

The remains of a fifteen-year-old boy in Junior secondary school, JSS 3, has been recovered in a swampy water behind Osubi airport, Okpe local government area Wednesday. Vanguard gathered that flood from the rainfall in recent time swelled up the water level at the swamp. The little boy who was simply identified as Onoriode allegedly […]

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Boko Haram attacks Borno village on Sallah Eve & kills 4 soldiers

According to reports, the Islamic extremist group laid a siege on the Nigerian Army 5 Brigade around 6 pm on the eve of Sallah. Although the soldiers attempted to foil the attack, they hardly succeeded in the end as four of them were gunned down, while the assailants also carted away ammunitions including one mortar, […]

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Man falls from tree, crushes his nursing daughter to death

A 21-year-old woman trying to save the father who was falling from a tree was crushed to death in Umuomaku community, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday. While the father’s condition could not be ascertained as of the time of this report, the deceased, Chinwendu Ike, who was nursing a three-month-old […]

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Six-year-old YouTube star Dies of Malaria

A six-year-old YouTube star known in Burundi for his popular comedy sketches has died of malaria, his manager says. Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman, was a primary school pupil who performed online and in theatres. He was diagnosed with malaria on Wednesday and died the next day. Malaria has killed over 1,800 people in Burundi […]

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Fire Burns Five Children To Death In Lagos

Five Children have been burnt to death in Abagbo Village, Takwa Bay, Lagos State. According to a statement released on Sunday by spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, the kuds were burnt beyond recognition. The victims were named as: Folake Ogundiya, Abigail Ogundiya, Daniel Bakare, Chidima Achomye, Nnamdi Achomye and Khadijat. Elkana […]

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Lagos Pilgrim Dies during Hajj Devil Stoning Ritual

lawale Ajimotokan in Mina, Saudi Arabia A middle aged woman pilgrim from Lagos State, slumped and died in the early hours of Sunday morning in Mecca. She reportedly died during the devil stoning ritual at Jamarat Aqaba, outside Mina. Sources attributed her death to exhaustion as the patient was known to be hypertensive. It was […]

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Malaria Kills Over 1,800 People in Burundi – United Nations

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 — a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. Of those cases, a total of 1,801 died from the mosquito-born disease in Burundi between Jan. […]

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