Former NFF GS, Omokhaye, passes on at 87

October 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (then Nigeria Football Association), Mr. Herbert Omokhaye, died on Wednesday morning at the age of 87. He died two months to his 88th birthday. Omokhaye, who served the nation’s football –governing body between 1964 and 1965, was described as a man of “high integrity, equanimity and dignified bearing” by the President of Read More

Duhu, another NFF top shot is dead

September 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation and Chairman of the Adamawa State Football Association, Alhaji Musa Duhu, died on Saturday night in his home in Yola, after a brief illness. He was 53. Born on 15th April 1967, Duhu, a genial and affable administrator, had taken the place of Alhaji Hussein Modibbo on the NFF Board after Read More

Breaking: Emir of Zazzau is dead, burial arrangement announced

September 20, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Emir of Zazzau and chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, is dead. The first emir died this Sunday afternoon at Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna after brief illness. Confirming his death, the Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, confirmed the late emir was rushed to the Army health facility on Saturday and died on Read More

Coker represented true spirit of Lagos – Sanwo–Olu

August 13, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the passing of the late Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker as a great loss to the state and Nigeria as a whole. Coker passed away Wednesday in Lagos after a brief illness at the age of 97. Sanwo-Olu in a condolence message signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Thursday said Read More

NWFL board pays condolence visit to Ukaigwe family

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League, headed by Aisha Falode, paid a courtesy visit to the family of late NWFL board member, Henrietta Ukaigwe, at their family house in Abba, Imo State. Ukaigwe, a leading women’s football promoter, administrator and journalist, died after a brief illness. The Imo State-born journalist was a fierce advocate for women’s football in Read More

Ex-IEDPU President Atanda passes on at 84

July 19, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The fidau for the repose of the soul of a former president of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Alhaji Abdullahi Atanda holds Monday in Ilorin, Kwara state. A statement by spokesman of Popo Igbonna Progressive Unon (PIPU), Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Abdullah, said the prayer session comes up at the deceased’s Ile Kure residence, Alimi Road, Popo Igbonna Ilorin, Kwara state. Atanda passed Read More

Breaking: Former Edo Assembly speaker is dead

July 18, 2020 Editor 0

A former speaker of the Edo state house of assembly and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Cheiftain, Garuba Zakawanu, has been reported dead. Zakawanu died after a brief illness, according to African Independent Television (AIT). Details loading…

Breaking: Nollywood loses another actor

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian veteran actor Jimmy Johnson is dead. He died in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja. Veteran actor Johnson popularly known for his character as “Okoro” in the then regular NTA TV series, “The village headmaster”, died at ripe age of 80. According to reports, Johnson died after a brief illness at Garki Hospital, Abuja.

Wade’s death a great loss – Gwamna

June 28, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

Renowned philanthropist and politician in Gombe, Dr. Jamil Isiyaku Gwamna (Sardaunan Gombe) has commiserated with the family of late Dr. Isa Muhammad Wade, who died at the weekend after a brief illness. Gwamna described the associate professor’s death as a colossal, great, and irreparable loss. In a statement, Gwamna said the death of Wade will definitely create a vacuum not Read More

NFF commiserates with Okwaraji’s family over mother’s demise

June 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The family of former Nigeria international player, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, has formally notified the Nigeria Football Federation of the passing of the matriarch of the family, Mrs Jane Okwaraji, who died on Saturday, 23rd May 2020. Patrick Okwaraji, brother to the former player, signed the letter which informed the NFF and the Nigerian Football family of the death of the 83 Read More

When death calls!

May 25, 2020 Femi Abbas 0

Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi raji’un! We of the Media Committee of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), hereby announce the demise of one of us, Waheed Bakare, an ardent journalist of international repute. Allahu Akbar!  As at the time he breathed his last in the evening of 1441AH Eidul Fitr day (Sunday, May 24, 2020), the Media Ambassador Bakare Read More

NFF sympathises with Osimhen as Super Eagle loses dad

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has reached out to Super Eagles’ forward, Victor Osimhen who lost his father on Saturday evening, expressing grief and a groundswell of sorrow among the Nigerian Football family over the passing of the patriarch of the Osimhen family. Reports said Mr. Patrick Osimhen, 80, died in Lagos on Saturday night after a brief illness. President of Read More