IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s Father Dies

The father of the leader of the proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Eze Israel Kanu, has died. The monarch’s death was announced by the traditional council of his community led by Edward Ibeabuchi today Friday December 6th. Reacting to the news, the Abia State commissioner for information, John Okiyi Kalu, speaking to newsmen […]

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South African police officer jailed for 30 years for killing Nigerian

A South African police constable, Austin Reynold, was on Monday, sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing a Nigerian man living in that country. Reynold, 24, was accused of killing Ebuka Emmanuel Okoli on January 19, 2018 in Durban, Kwa Zulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The court sentenced the policeman three days […]

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68,000 Nigerian women die yearly to pregnancy, childbirth complications

Prof. Dolapo Lufadeju, the National Coordinator, Rotary International Project on National Family Planning Campaign, says Nigeria is losing 68,000 women yearly as a result of pregnancy and child birth complications. Lufadeju disclosed this on Thursday during the South West Family Planning Campaign Project of Rotary International in Ibadan. He said the figure represented 23 per […]

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29 Killed as plane crashes into busy city in Congo

– At least 29 people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A survivor among the 19 people — 17 passengers and two crew members — who were aboard the plane was taken to hospital along […]

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Catholic Priest Burnt to Death in Anambra State

The parish priest of St Peter Claver Catholic Parish, Nnew Ichi in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State, Reverend Father Edmund Nwagbala has lost his life following a fire outbreak that occurred in the church in the early hours of yesterday. The inferno, which cause was yet to be ascertained, affected a part of the […]

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70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

At least 70 people have been killed in Guinea during protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term, the human rights organisation said in a statement. In […]

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Police confirm two students drowned in Ekiti river

The Ekiti State Police Command, on Sunday, confirmed the death of two students of Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, who were drowned in Ureje River, on Friday. The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti that the corpses of the drowned students had been […]

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Middle aged man drown in Delta State due to Flood

The incident according to a dependable source, occurred on Friday night when residents of the flood-prone community were returning home after the days activities. However, there were conflicting accounts of what actually led to the death of the young man. Community sources, however, said the victim drowned in the overflowing water after the canoe he […]

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We thought my mother was praying when she died — Tafawa Balewa’s son Usman

Usman Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa, a retired senior public servant in Bauchi State, is one of the children of Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the only surviving wife of Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister, the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who passed on recently at the age of 85. He spoke with DAVID ADENUGA about his mother’s passion […]

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Baghdadi’s body disposed of at sea by US military

The body of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea by the US military after he killed himself during the weekend raid on his Syrian hideout, a Pentagon source told AFP on Monday. No details were given on where or when the body was disposed of, but it paralleled the 2011 […]

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Mentally deranged man smashes 1yr old baby to death

Tragedy struck weekend in Isheri area of Lagos, after a man said to be mentally deranged, attacked a one-year-old baby, killing her on the spot. The suspect, Isiaka Ayobami, according to residents of Ayo Ijaiye street, had been suffering from mental disorder for long. It was gathered that the unsuspecting baby girl identified as Nana […]

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Breaking: Tafawa Balewa’s last surviving wife is dead

President  Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the  family of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the late Prime Minister, on the  loss of Hajiya Jummai Aishatu Abubakar, his last surviving wife who died Sunday at the of age 85. In a message sent through the Bauchi State Governor, Mr Bala Mohammed, the president said: “It was with the […]

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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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