Father’s demise: NFF, Lille send condolence messages to Osimhen

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation  (NFF) and French Ligue 1 club Lille have have sent condolence messages to Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen over the death of his father. Osimhen, 21, announced the unfortunate demise of his father via his Twitter handle on Sunday morning.“RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” Osimhen wrote on his Twitter handle. In a statement Read More

Updated: Osimhen loses father

May 24, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

  Nigeria’s SuperEagles and Lille Fc of France striker, Victor  Osimhen has announced the  demise of his  father. Osimhen, 21, took to the social media on Sunday morning to announce the sad news.  “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” Osimhen wrote on his Twitter handle. The 80-year old and father of seven, reportedly died after a brief illness. Read More

Another popular Nigerian actor is dead

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Popular actor Femi Oyewumi, also known as Laditi is dead. Laditi who was ill of a chronic pain died after he was rushed to hospital. His younger brother, , confirmed the demise at the weekend. Younger brother Adegoke Oyewumi who confirmed the demise of Femi via a Facebook post, said, “Eniba mo boda mi, Omo’ba Femi Oyewumi (Laditi) kowa bami Read More

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Minister of Education loses mother

April 24, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has lost his mother, Hajiya Fatima Adamu Baaba. The director of press of the ministry, Mr. Ben Goong, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Goong said Hajiya Fatima died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 109. He said further that the deceased, who is survived by Read More

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Kano-based legal luminary Aliyu Umar dies at 66

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

A renowned Kano-based legal practitioner, Aiyu Umar, morning died Friday morning after a protracted illness. Blueprint reports that Umar, the longest serving attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Kano, served under Malam Ibrahim Shekarau as governor. Known for his exceptional pedigree in criminal justice, Barrister Umar was among the lawyers that fought and defended the family of the late Gen. Read More

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Kafanchan catholic diocese gets new bishop

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Kaduna state weekend got a new bishop. He is  Reverend Julius Yakubu Kundi, who becomes the second bishop of the Diocese after the demise of Reverend Joseph Danlami Bagobiri. Ordaining the new bishop at a grand ceremony which took place at the Kafanchan new township stadium during the weekend, the Apostle Nuncho to Nigeria, Read More

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Alhassan Shu’aibu: Exit of an icon

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Monday, January 13, 2020 has gone down in history as a day a shinning Northern Star exited Nigeria’s firmaments. The Star was Alhaji Alhassan Shu’aibu… a grandfather like no other. Born into the Royal Family of Kanam Emirate of Plateau State in 1935, Alhaji Alhassan Shu’aibu passed on after a prolonged illness that gave us the impression that he could Read More

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Progressives, northern govs pay condolence visit to Kogi gov’s mother

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Members of the Progressives and Northern Governors’ Forums Friday paid a condolence visit to Hajia Hawawo Bello, mother of the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello over the recent death of her daughter.  The spokesperson of the Forum and governor of Kebbi state, Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, said their visit to the nonagenarian was to console and sympathise with her Read More

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Otobong: SWAN condoles family, DAAR Communications

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter has condoled the family of late Nta Otobong over the death of their son. Also, Sports Writers in the nation’s capital have commiserated with DAAR Communications – owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower fm where the broadcaster worked until his demise. SWAN FCT Chairman Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka who spoke in Read More

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Taraba’s REC is dead, INEC Officials off to Maidugiri for burial

September 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dispatched a delegation of National and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to Maidugiri to attend the funeral of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Taraba state, late Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf. Announcing the demise of Abba Yusuf on Sunday in a statement, Secretary to INEC, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, said the late REC died on Saturday night Read More

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NPFL mourns Chief Obaseki

August 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The League Management Company (LMC) has expressed shock over the death of former Chairman of defunct Nigeria Football League, Chief Oyuki Obaseki, describing his death as sad and a loss for Nigerian football. A statement signed by LMC Chairman, Malam Shehu Dikko, said, “the League Management Company (LMC) has received with sadness the demise of Chief Jackson Oyuki Obaseki, a Read More

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Exit of our master-key: A tribute to Tijjani Yusuf

August 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is a couple of days now since I lost a bosom friend of immeasurable value and affection. My relationship with the late Malam Tijjani Yusuf transcended friendship. It metamorphosed from mere friendship into brotherhood. Oga Tijjani as I used to call him (he also used to call me Oga PS) was a confidant and a true brother that fits Read More

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Ortom mourns 2nd republic education minister

July 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday said the death of  Chief (Mrs) Elizabeth Ivase, a Second Republic Education Minister, is huge loss to Nigeria. A statement signed by Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase in Makurdi, reveals that the late Chief Ivase, a holder of Tiv traditional title, Penda’tyo u Tiv, and Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) Read More

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PDP govs condole with Makarfi on father’s death

July 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors under the aegis of PDP Governors’ Forum Wednesday condoled with former governor of Kaduna state, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, over the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammadu Na’iya Makarfi. Chairman of the forum and governor of Bayelsa state, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, in a statement said the governors were saddened over the death of the Read More

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PDP condoles with Melaye over mother’s death

May 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condoled with Senator Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi West) over the death of his mother, Deaconess Comfort Melaye. In a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party expressed sadness over her demise “particularly given Deaconess Malaye’s role as a devout Christian and a community leader”, but took solace in the fact Read More

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Buhari mourns Shehu Azare

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of a famous Kano businessman, Alhaji Shehu Azare, as a great loss not only to the state, but also to the country at large, saying “his footprints on trade and commerce are indelible.” In a condolence message to the governments and people and Kano and Bauchi states, the President said the late Read More

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Lagos PDP leaders mourn caretaker chair

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday described the death of the party’s Caretaker Chairman in Lagos state, Babatunde Solanke, as “shocking.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Solanke died on Saturday at the Lagos state Teaching Hospital after slumping in a hotel in Ikeja. The deceased had scheduled a meeting with some chieftains of the party Read More

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Kaduna board condoles with deceased pilgrims’ families

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Usman Ibn Lapai Kaduna Kaduna state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has sent a five-man committee to condole with the families of four Kaduna state pilgrims that died during this year’s pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. According to a statement issued by the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Muhammad Abdullahi, the committee has already visited the families of the deceased pilgrims. Read More