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JUST IN: Atiku’s Aide, Nyako Dies In Dubai (Photos)

Barrister Abdullahi Nyako, the Principal Personal Assistant (PA) to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is dead. It was learnt that Adamawa-born Barr. Nyako passed away in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the early hours of Thursday. Barr. Abdullahi Nyako was more than an aide; he was family to ...

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Yoruba Actress, Orisabunmi Dies At 60

Popular Yoruba actress, Mrs Folake Aremu popularly called Orisabunmi is dead. The news of the death which threw the Nigeria theatre industry into sadness was confirmed by a family source. The veteran actress who hailed from Olla in Kwara State died at 60 in her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State. The news of her demise was also confirmed by the ...

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Breaking News: Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Dies Of COVID-19

Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, is dead. He passed away on Thursday at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. He was 73 years old. Born on June 22, 1947, the former military leader ruled from 1981 to 2001. Rawlings led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the elected President. He resigned from the military in ...

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So Long Majek Fashek

Tribute Vanessa Obioha writes that for so long fans of the late reggae star Majek Fashek hoped the artiste would bounce back to life after his struggle with drug addiction, but the Grim Reaper punctured that dream “The sky looks misty and cloudy.” Those opening lines of Majek Fashek’s award-winning hit ‘Send Down the Rain’ captured the mood on Tuesday ...

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Breaking News: Adetunji Onisiga, Who Donated 83 Houses To Airforce In Ibadan, Dies At 88

Alhaji Muritala Adebayo Adetunji, a prominent son of Ibadan land, capital of Oyo State is dead. He died in the early hours of Saturday at 88. Popularly known as Adetunji Onisiga, he was  responsible for the settting up of the defunct Trans International Bank. Below is an October 5, 2018 article with Nigerian Tribune. I am an Ibadan man; my ...

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25-year-old US-based Nigerian Dies Of Coronavirus — After Being Denied Test

Bassey Offiong, a Nigerian who is a student of Western Michigan University in the US, has died of coronavirus. The 25-year-old chemical engineering student passed away on Saturday. He was expected to complete his degree in a few weeks. According to Detroit News, Asari Offiong, Bassey’s sister, said her brother had told her that he was experiencing fever, fatigue and ...

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Buhari Mourns Reinhard Bonnke, Evangelist Who ‘Won 77 million Souls

Reinhard Bonnke, a German Christian evangelist, who is credited to have overseen the recorded conversion of 77 million people to Christianity is dead. Bonnke passed on Saturday at the age of 79. “Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, it is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist ...

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Breaking News: Tam David-West Dies At 83

A former minister of Petroleum, Prof Tam David-West, is dead. He died at a private suite at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, around 11:30 am on Monday. Family sources informed that the former minister had been ill for about 11 days and was hospitalised at the private suite of the hospital where he had been receiving treatment before his ...

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‘Mamalawo’ Sophie Oluwole, 1st Nigerian Female To Bag A PhD In Philosophy, Is Dead

Sophie Oluwole, Nigeria’s first female Doctor of Philosophy, is dead. News of her death was announced on Monday. Popularly referred to as ‘Mamalawo’, Professor Oluwole, who was 82 at the time of her death, was a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos and the Chief Executive Officer of Centre for African Culture and Development. She retired from the Department ...

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Interrogating Buhari’s Abraham Descendancy, By Festus Adedayo

President Muhammadu Buhari got Christian faithful scampering for their bible and Sunday School lessons during the week that ended. In an article he got published in the UK-based Christian Times, while taking a swipe at his accusers who claim he is Islamizing Nigeria, the President submitted that he too is a descendant of the biblical Abraham. He likened himself to ...

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