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Speaker Dogara Mourns Stephen Keshi, Wants Him Immortalised

8 months ago /

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the family of the late former Coach and Captain of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi. Dogara, who expressed shock over the sudden demise of the footballer, said his death has robbed the country of one of its greatest football heroes. In...

 

Governor Yahaya Bello Commiserates With Okun People Over The Demise Of The Obaro Of Kabba, Hrm Oba Dr. Michael Olobayo, Oon (JP)

9 months ago /

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the demise of the Obaro of Kabba, HRM Oba Michael Olobayo, describing the death of the Chairman of the Okun Traditional Council as an irreparable loss to the people of Kabba, Kogi State and the nation at large. The Governor,...

Herdsmen: Traditional Rulers In Abia Perform Customary Rite To Fortify Boundaries

9 months ago /

Against the backdrop of recent herdsmen clashes in the south east of Nigeria, over twenty traditional rulers from the seventeen local government areas of Abia state came out to perform the customary rite of fortifying the boundaries of the state from any form of attack. The traditional rulers who prayed for...

Several Rescued After Six Days in Collapsed Nairobi Building

9 months ago /

Rescuers in the Kenyan capital have freed four people who survived while trapped under rubble since Friday. More than 30 people died in a building collapse, highlighting the doubtful practices of some developers. Rescue workers in Nairobi pulled a total of four people - two women and two men - from...

Nollywood Fans Pay Tribute To Late Actress Genevieve Nene

9 months ago /

Nollywood Fans continue to pay tribute to upcoming actress, Genevieve Nene who passed away in Lagos on Tuesday after battling with malaria and typhoid. Nollywood Director and Screenwriter, Ike Nnaebue announced the death of the actress on his Instagram page on Wednesday. The Mbaise, Imo born actress had been diagnosed with malaria...

Dogara Condoles With Kano Over Students' Deaths

9 months ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the parents, government and people of Kano state over the loss of students who had gone to represent the state at a quiz competition in Lagos. In a statement released by the Speaker's Special Adviser on Media...

Former Burundi President Col. Jean-Baptiste Bagaza Dies In Belgium At 69

9 months ago /

Former Burundian President Rtd Colonel Jean Baptiste Bagaza is dead. He was 69 years old. Bagaza passed away Wednesday morning at the hospital of St. Elizabeth Brixelles, Brussels where he was receiving treatment. This was confirmed in a presidential statement issued Wednesday morning. The deceased served as the troubled country’s leader from 1976...

 

Late Hamzat Ahmadu Laid to Rest

10 months ago /

The remains of late Ambassador Hamzat Ahmadu, a veteran Nigerian envoy who died Sunday, was laid to rest in Gwadabawa LGA of Sokoto state. The Islamic funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Gwadabawa, Malam Isa Attahiru, and had in attendance sympathisers from within and outside Sokoto.Among those who graced...

Dogara mourns Oba Erediauwa

10 months ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the people of the ancient Bini Kingdom over the transition of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa I. In a statement signed by his spokesman Turaki Hassan, the Speaker...

Tamabuwal Mourns Oba Of Benin

10 months ago /

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has described the late Oba of Benin, Erediauwa Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, as a committed nationalist and traditional ruler par excellence whose reign brought tremendous progress to Benin Kingdom in particular and Edo State in general. In a message of condolence issued in Sokoto...

Former Nigerian Ambassador To USA, USSR, France, Dies

10 months ago /

The death has occurred of Ambassador Hamzat Ahmadu, Walin Sokoto. He died at a private hospital in Lagos on Sunday, aged 92. An accomplished diplomat and technocrat, the deceased served as Personal Secretary to two Nigerian military leaders: General Aguiyi Ironsi and General Yakubu Gowon. He had served as Nigeria's Ambassador to United...

Dogara Condoles with Sokoto State over Hamzat Ahmadu's Death

10 months ago /

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto state and the Sultanate Council over the demise of Alhaji Hamzat Ahmadu. Dogara described Ahmadu's death as a big loss not only to Sokoto state but Nigeria as a whole, according to...

Tambuwal Condoles With Ekiti Govt Over Doctors' Deaths

10 months ago /

Sokoto government has expressed sadness over the death of six Ekiti doctors who died along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on their way to Sokoto for the 56th annual general conference of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA). Making known the government's condolence, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said the unfortunate incidence has left Sokoto...

Prince Rotimi Obadofin, An Unsung Hero Of Progressive Politics - Governor Yahaya Bello

10 months ago /

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has expressed shock over the demise of one of the frontline progressive figures, who displayed exemplary zeal for the actualization of civil rule in Nigeria. The late Prince Rotimi Obadofin was a pragmatic democrat, fiery human rights defender and a believer in the core ethos...

Singer Nomoreloss Reported Dead

11 months ago /

Singer Nomoreloss has passed on after battling an undisclosed illness since January 2016 according to reports. Best of Nollywood Seun Oloketuyi went on Instagram to post an RIP message. On his message there have been several other condolence messages from fans and colleagues including CapitalFemi. Nomoreloss’ social media page was last updated a...

“The Veil is Lifted” Tribute To James Ocholi by Governor Yahaya Bello

11 months ago /

‘Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Speaker Dogara Mourns Late Hon. Musa Onwana

11 months ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed shock over the untimely death of Hon. Musa Baba Onwana ) who died on Thursday at the age of 50. Hon. Onwana, before his death represented Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency of Nasarawa state under the platform of the All...

Robbers get nabbed for stealing bag containing fufu, stew thinking it was money

11 months ago /

Three suspected teenage robbers were on Friday arrested by the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command for snatching a handbag containing wraps of ‘fufu’ and beef stew. The suspects, Daniel Dali, 19, Emmanuel Ashaolu, 17 and Bright Ikenna, 17, who specialised in snatching valuables using motorcycles, aka...

American-French couple wins UK’s annual wife-carrying Championship

11 months ago /

American National, Jonathan Schwochert and his French-born wife Charlotte Xiong, have won the 9th annual UK’s wife-carrying championship in Dorking, England. The race is believed to date back more than 12 century to medieval times when scores of Viking marauders pillaged the north-east coast of England. The couples have to run a...

Man in court for saying ‘President Mugabe is too old to rule’

11 months ago /

A Zimbabwean policeman has appeared in court after calling 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe “too old to rule” and accusing his wife of being a prostitute, local media reported Wednesday. Thompson Joseph Mloyi, 44, did not enter a plea at a magistrate’s court in Harare over remarks he allegedly made at a...


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