Breaking: Kwara state governor’s Dad is dead

July 25, 2020 Editor 0

The death has been announced of Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR), father of Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Alhaji Folorunsho died in the early hours of Saturday, a press statement by Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, a member of the family has revealed. He died at the age of 93. The governor’s father was first Lawyer from Northern Nigeria. Details loading..

Isah Futua a pan-Nigerian with uncommon patriotism – IBB

July 23, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former military president, General Ibrabim Badamasi Babangida, has described late publisher and business guru,  Isah Fatua as a pan-Nigerian with uncommon patriotism who never pretended about issues and situations. Babangida stated this Thursday in a tribute released in Minna. He stated that it took him two days to write due to shock over the demise. He said, “Mallam Isah, as Read More

Buhari mourns Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

July 9, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire and a candidate for October’s presidential election.  In a message of condolence to President Alassane Ouattara and the government and people of Cote d’Ivoire, the president said the Prime Minister, who breathed his last in the line of duty at a cabinet Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety as 3 die in Ebonyi, cases rise to 503, 24 health workers infected

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government said it has recorded three deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, disclosed this while briefing governor David Umahi at the new government house complex Abakaliki, Sunday night. He said out of the three deaths recorded, one was a retired permanent Secretary, from Ebonyi central senatorial zone of the Read More

Breaking – Coronavirus: Over 500, 000 people dead globally

June 28, 2020 TheSun 0

The worldwide coronavirus death toll has passed 500,000 according to Johns Hopkins University. One in four of those deaths occurred in the US, researchers say, as the country is also responsible for a quarter of the world’s 10 million cases. Brazil has around one in nine of the 500,00 deaths with the current toll topping 57,000, The Sun report. The UK Read More

Atiku mourns Prof. Akinkugbe

June 16, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of Nigeria’s foremost educationist and medical professional, Professor Emeritus Oladipupo Akinkugbe, who died on Monday, 15 June, at the age of 87. A press statement by the Atiku Media Office, Tuesday quoted the former Vice President as Read More

Updated: Sam Okwaraji’s mum dies in Enugu

June 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mother of late Super Eagles midfielder, Sam Okwaraji, Janet has died at the age of 83 according to reports emanating from Enugu.  The announcement was made on Sunday, June 7, by her son Patrick and was also confirmed by Ekwem Bizmark who claims she was his aunt.  Mrs. Janet died at her Abakpa Nike Enugu home, after she recently complained Read More

Breaking: At last, autopsy exposes what led to death of George Floyd in US

June 1, 2020 BBC 0

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest in the US, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private autopsy has found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by his family said, BBC reports. The findings differ from an official preliminary autopsy carried out by the Read More

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COVID-19: Deaths toll hit 35,000 worldwide

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

More than 35,000 people have died worldwide from the coronavirus pandemic since it emerged late last year in China, most of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally at 1615 GMT Monday using official figures. In total, 35,905 people have died, including 26,076 in Europe. Italy has the most deaths with 11,591, following by Spain with 7,340 and China Read More

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Kekere’s demise and death as an anti-aircraft

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

Last Saturday was winding down like any other day when Coach Ismaila Mabo put a call to me. Coach Mabo and I are always in touch through the social media. His voice at the other end did not give a hint about any bad news. So, I thought it was his usual call to the Chair as he normally refers Read More

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APC mourns late Senator Longjan

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it is deeply saddened by the death of its federal lawmaker representing Plateau south senatorial district, Senator Ignatius Longjan. The ruling party, however, described the late Plateau senator as loyal party man. Senator Longjan who died Sunday evening was the vice chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism and a former deputy governor of Read More

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Senate President mourns Longjan

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the family of late Senator Ignatius Longjan, who died at a Turkish hospital in Abuja on Sunday. The Special Adviser on Media to Lawan, Mr Ola Awoniyi, indicated that the senate president expressed his condolence in the statement Monday. Also, Lawan condoled with the government and people of Plateau over Read More

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Days after Soleimani’s death: Trump threatens Iran again

January 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader, as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths. Showing no signs of seeking to ease tensions raised by the Read More

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A tribute to our mother

December 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The first Mujidat Ayoni died after two years but resurrected back in me. My mum! May her soul rest in perfect peace. A mother she was. So painful she had to go that way. She just didn’t deserve it. Did I expect her demise that day or even so soon? Never! Yes, she had been ill. She had lower lumbar Read More

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10 years after: Remembering Ibrahim Tahir

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

“Admiration of the great men, living or dead, naturally evokes imitation of them in greater or less degree.” -Samuel Smiles December 8, is always a day for remembrance of Dr. Ibrahim Tahir, who held the traditional title of Talban Bauchi. It is ten years since he passed away in an Egyptian hospital in 2009.Tahir was born in Tafawa Balewa local Read More

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A rosary for Prof David-West

December 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The first thing I did in memory of Tam David-West was to say a decade of the Rosary for the repose of his soul. The Rosary is a prayer that is an expression of devotion and honour that the Catholic Church has in honour of Mary, the Mother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is one of the Read More

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Shocker! Buried dead body fails to decompose, 22 years after

November 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Body of Nasir Ahmad has been taken out of the grave after 22 years in Attara road in the Baberu area of Banda district, and the corpse has not decomposed. Even the shroud remains spotless white. The locals are calling this a “miracle” and said that the deceased, Nasir Ahmad, was a “good soul who had Allah’s blessings”. The Read More

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Jamiu Abiola, an enigma?

August 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

To lose one’s parent is traumatic enough, but to lose two in unnatural circumstances is more than most humans can bear, especially for a Nigerian youth.                                                                            That was the sense I got when I read Jamiu Abiola’s advertisement appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Yemi Osinbajo on the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day. The philosophical manner he Read More

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Hajj 2019: Again, Nigerians die in Mecca

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced the death of two female pilgrims from the state in Saudi Arabia. An official of the board, Mr. Hassan Bindawa, made the announcement in Mecca on Thursday. Bindawa said the pilgrims died separately in Mecca due to brief illness that manifested in the holy city of Medinah. He identified the deceased as Hajiya Read More

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NSUK mourns Professor Filaba

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Academic staff and students of NSUK were thrown into mourning over the death of Professor Filaba Mailafiya. A statement released by the secretary of institution’s ASUU, Dr Abubakar Tafida, to their members disclosed that Professor Mailafiya died on  July 30, 2019 at National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness. Until his death, Professor Mailafiya was the former Deputy Dean, Academic, Read More

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Malnutrition: Gombe records 12 deaths, admits 1, 732 in 3 months

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gombe State has recorded 12 deaths while 1, 732 other children have been admitted across the state for severe cases of malnutrition between January and March 2019 as against the 99 deaths and 13, 594 admitted children recorded in 2018. Mr. Usman Baraya, Gombe State Nutrition Officer told newsmen in Gombe that between 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, Read More

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APGA Nat’l Chairman loses 27-year old daughter

July 14, 2019 Editor 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, at the weekend lost his last daughter, Chinenye Amaechi, nee Oye. Chinenye, according to media reports, died Friday afternoon at about 2pm at a private hospital in Lekki, Lagos, after she was allegedly diagnosed with typhoid and malaria. The reports, however were not definite about the cause of Read More