Igbo Monarch dies in accident

Igwe Ezeugwu Ugwuoke of Agbamere clan in Eha-Alumona in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, died in auto crash on Tuesday.


The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed this in a statement released in Enugu on Tuesday.


He said the fatal accident happened on Tuesday at about 2.55 p.m. It involved a water tanker with registration number XA 405 ENU and one official traditional rulers’ car which claimed the life of the Enugu monarch.


“There was a head on collision between his Hyundai Elantral car with registration number HRH 183 ENU and the said water tanker.


“The royal father was coming from Odenigbo road to Total Round-about in Nsukka where he allegedly veered off his lane and reportedly collided with an on-coming water tanker.


“He (the royal father) was rushed to Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty’’, Amaraizu said.


The statement said that the body of the royal father had been deposited in the same hospital’s mortuary.


“The police have already started investigation into the accident,” it said.

Rector ‘dies’ after slumping during love session

The acting rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa state, has reportedly died after slumping in a hotel, in Ughelli, Delta state.


Vanguard reports that the rector slumped and died during an “alleged sex romp with an unidentified female teenager”.


The incident was reported to have taken place in the rector’s hotel room in Zekoh Place, Onoharigho street, Ughelli.


He was subsequently rushed to a private clinic, a few kilometers from the hotel, but was said to have been confirmed dead on arrival.


“He had gone to the hotel in company of a female teenager and booked a room for an hour of love session with the girl,” a source was quoted to have said.


“The girl raised an alarm when the chief slumped but absconded following reports that the victim was confirmed dead.


“Though no arrest has been made in connection with the incident, a female manager of the hotel was arrested for questioning but has since been released.”


A family member was reported to have said: “We are having a meeting with elders of the family if an autopsy would be conducted after which we would take a stand on the matter.”

Thailand’s Beloved King, Unifying Figure, Dies At 88

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-serving monarch, has died at the age of 88, the palace announced Thursday, leaving a divided nation bereft of a rare figure of unity.

“Although the team of doctors treated him to the best of their ability, his condition deteriorated,” the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement.

“At 15:52 (0852 GMT) he died at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” it said as large crowds kept vigil outside the hospital where the monarch spent most of the last two years.

All Thai television stations switched to a special announcement that began with black and white photographs of the king, before a formally dressed presenter read out the palace statement.

Bhumipol’s death, which will lead to a one-year mourning period, ends a remarkable seven-decade reign and plunges Thailand into a deeply uncertain future.

Most Thais have known no other monarch and Bhumibol has been portrayed as a guiding light through decades of political turmoil, coups and violent unrest.

His 64-year-old son, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is his named successor.

Bhumibol’s death is a major test for the country’s generals, who seized power in 2014 vowing to restore stability after a decade of political chaos, a turbulent period exacerbated by the king’s declining health as jostling elites competed for power.

The military has deep links with the palace and many inside the kingdom saw the putsch as a move to ensure generals could stamp down on any instability during a succession.

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Teen Dies After 68-Day Religious Fast In India

The 13-year-old girl in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad was unusually devout, her relatives said. Even in her younger years, Aradhana Samdhariya was known to undertake strict fasts from time to time to embrace her Jain faith.

Fasting is not uncommon for Jains, a centuries-old religious sect in India that embraces non-violence as its chief tenet. Jains practice strict vegetarianism and barefoot, white-robed Jain monks carry a small brush to swipe in front of them as they walk — lest they inadvertently kill a small creature.

Even among the faithful, Aradhana’s ritual was extreme, however. She died Oct. 3, not long after completing a 68-day religious fast allegedly supported by her parents, an affluent jeweler and his wife.
As she grew weaker, she was kept home from school, according to a report in the Indian Express newspaper. Her relatives dressed her in finery, praised her devotion and took selfies with her, reports said.

“We did not try to hide it from anyone. Everyone knew,” her grandfather, Manikchand Samdhariya, told the Indian Express.

The grandfather said that the devout girl was determined to fast and gave her parents a choice: either the extreme fast or permit her to take “diksha,” the Jain process of giving up ones’ earthly possessions and attachments in order to become a monk.

After her fast was complete, the Jain community celebrated her success in a grand ceremony, with banner advertisements of congratulations in local newspapers. The teen was “dressed up like a goddess” and driven through the streets of her community in a silver chariot, according to a report in Firstpost.

She collapsed and died of cardiac arrest shortly after. Hundreds then attended her funeral. After a local child welfare organization filed a complaint, police launched an investigation and the girl’s parents charged with culpable homicide and a violation of the juvenile justice act Sunday, police said.

The family has denied she was forced or coerced into the fast.

“The same people who came and appreciated that your daughter is doing something great are now saying, ‘You starved her to death,’” the child’s father, Lakshmichand Samdhariya, told Firstpost.

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Woman Dies Of Cancer One Day Before Her Wedding

A 25-year-old woman diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in January 2015 died Friday, one day before her wedding, People reports. A month after being given three years to live, Swabey joined Tinder, where she met Andy Bell. She told Marie Claire she disclosed she was going to die to Bell up front, knowing that it meant she was doomed to “break his heart.” She figured that would be the end of it; it wasn’t. They fell for each other, and Bell stayed by Swabey’s side through 12 rounds of chemo, according to Us Weekly. They even managed to have a normal relationship. “We still bicker over whose turn it is to wash the dishes,” Swabey told Marie Claire. “We just make up quickly.”

After 10 months of dating, Bell proposed to Swabey last December. “I cried and asked if he was sure—if we went ahead, he’d be a widower before he was 30,” she said. “He said that he’d rather be married to me for a few years than not at all.” They scheduled their wedding for Sept. 17, and Bell said he couldn’t wait to introduce Swabey as his wife. He never got that chance. Swabey died peacefully early Friday. “Amongst our sadness, we are so proud of her courage, her spirit and the determination she showed throughout her illness,” Swabey’s family posted to Facebook. Before her death, Swabey chronicled her battle with cancer on her blog and helped raise nearly $100,000 for brain tumor research.

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Nigerian Landlord In Ghana Dies In Tenant’s Room After Sex

A Nigerian landlord has been discovered dead in a female tenant’s room in Accra, Ghana after the two had allegedly had sex. StarrFM reports that 24 year old Cynthia Nubuor is being held by the Adenta Police command over the matter.

In a statement to the Police, Ms. Nubuor said she left the deceased, Achi Ogu, who is a Nigerian, in her room for work Thursday afternoon after he had forcibly had sex with her. She said she left a note asking him to lock her door if he wakes up from his sleep.

According to the Adenta Police, they received a distress call around 8:30pm and rushed to the scene only to recover the body of the deceased from the room where he died.

The body has since been deposited at the Police hospital mortuary for an autopsy to be conducted into the actual cause of death.

World’s First Face Transplant Patient Dies

The recipient of the world’s first face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, has died, according to French doctors.

A statement released by Amiens Hospital, which performed the ground-breaking procedure in November 2005, said Dinoire died on April 22, 2016 “following a long illness.”
She was 49 years old. The delay in announcing her death was explained in the hospital statement.
“In accordance with the will of her relatives, no obituary was published in the press in order to protect their legitimate privacy at that painful time,” the statement said.
Though the hospital did not provide any details on the cause of Dinoire’s death, French media reported she succumbed to complications from her most recent operation.
Dinoire suffered a rejection of the transplants last winter and lost part of the use of her lips, Le Figaro, a prominent French newspaper reported Tuesday. The heavy anti-rejection treatments she had to take contributed to the occurrence of two cancers, according Le Figaro.
Surgeons performed the operation when Dinoire was 38 years old, after her face was mauled by her dog.
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Nigerian Footballer Dies During Training

A young Nigerian footballer, Michael Umanyika, died yesterday while in training with Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK.

Umanyika who reportedly fell during his first training session with Zagatala PFK after returning from vacation in Nigeria was unable to be revived despite several efforts put in by the medical team on ground. The deceased joined Zagatala PFK last season and made 20 appearances for the club.

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Ilorin High Chief Dies At 76

The Balogun Fulani of Ilorin , Alhaji Mahmud Durosinlorun Atiku, is dead.

He was one of the four high chiefs of Ilorin Emirate and the most senior.

He died in the early hours of on Tuesday at the age of 76 and has since been buried according to Islamic rites .

The passing away of Balogun Fulani was announced in a statement signed by the Magaji Nda of Ilorin, Alhaji Salihu Woru Mohammed, on behalf of the Ilorin Emirate Council.

The late chief ascended the throne of his forefathers in September 2005 as the eleventh Balogun Fulani of Ilorin.

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari led other traditional chiefs in the emirate to witness the burial while the prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin , Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Salihu.

The late Balogun is survived by wives , children and grandchildren .

Sulu-Gambari expressed sadness over the demise of Atiku, describing it as shocking.

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Thai Medalist’s Grandmother Dies Celebrating Win

The 84-year-old grandmother of a Thai Olympic bronze medal winner collapsed and died on Monday while celebrating the weightlifter’s success in Rio, police said.

The octogenarian was watching a live broadcast of her 20-year-old grandson, Sinphet Kruaithong, take third place in the 56-kilogramme division.

But a viral video showed the jubilant scene of cheering fans in his rural hometown transform into tragedy after his grandmother, Subin Khongthap, collapsed while watching the competition on a projector. “The initial assumption is that she died from heart failure — but we have to wait for the hospital’s result,” said Somwang Prangprakoan a police officer in northeastern Surin province.

“I’m not sure if she was too excited, or if maybe she was already ill,” he added.

During an interview with local press ahead of the competition, Sinphet’s grandmother said she missed her grandson but was overjoyed by his sporting journey.

“I cheer him on, fight fight! I miss my grandson and want him to be successful. He does this for the country to bring the gold medal back,” she said.

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Man Who Spent $100,000 To Look Like Justin Bieber Dies

An autopsy report shows that a man who claimed to have spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber has died of drug and alcohol overdose.

The 35-year-old man, Tobias Strebel, who went by the name Toby Sheldon’s body was found in a Motel in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The coroner’s report says Strebel’s body was in a state of “moderate decomposition.”

Drugs found in his system include Valium, Xanax and alcohol, as well as the sleep aid temazepam.

Sheldon was featured on the E! plastic surgery reality series “Botched” in 2014. During an appearance on the show, he explained what inspired him to alter his appearance and emulate the singing sensation.

He said, “What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips, and spatial framing… [he’s] just extraordinarily beautiful.”

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Jide Kosoko’s Wife, Henrietta, Dies At 53

Nollywood actress, Henrietta Kosoko is dead. She died on Monday morning.
Henrietta, wife of veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, who only last week celebrated her 53rd birthday, was said to have slumped at home and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Henrietta, until death, was married to veteran actor and former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Kosoko.
A close family source who spoke under the condition of anonymity disclosed that she before her demise, she was battling diabetes for a while, causing her sugar level to fluctuate.

Pensioner Dies During Screening In Edo

A 75-year old pensioner identified as Sunday Oboite on Tuesday died during screening at the Oredo Local Government Secretariat.

He died at about 1:20 pm after waiting to be screened for several hours. The incident caused pandemonium among workers of the council.

A doctor confirmed the pensioner dead. Some workers who met the late pensioner said he complained of not eating and taking drugs.

They said late Oboite said he had no money to eat. A woman was said to have bought Viju milk for him at about 12:30pm. As at press time, the corpse was yet to be removed.

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Teenage Girl Dies After Her Mobile Phone Electrocuted Her In The Bath

A teenager who was using her mobile phone while taking a bath has died after it fell in the water and electrocuted her.

The unnamed 14-year-old had plugged her phone into a charger that was connected to an extension lead at the time.

Her devastated mother found the body of her daughter in the bath in their home in Moscow, Russia, after realising that she had been in locked bathroom for a long time.

The mother then forced her way inside after getting no response from her daughter before finding her lifeless body inside.

The victim had reportedly been so badly electrocuted that her body had started to burn.

Her mother said that the teenager had the charger in her hands and the mobile phone was on the floor, and she had used an extension lead because there were no plugs in the bathroom.

Prosecutor Yulia Ivanova told local media: “Currently we are still investigating and will make a decision on what action to take, if any, once the investigation is completed.”

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Pregnant Woman Dies Mid-air Aboard Arik Air

A 39-year – old pregnant woman was on Friday confirmed dead on board an Arik Air flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos.

The deceased, identified as Ijeoma Nwokedi, was confirmed dead on arrival by the medical personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal One, Lagos.

A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that Mrs. Nwokedi was travelling with her husband and a cousin.

The source said the deceased had developed complications mid-air and was attended to by some medical personnel on board the flight.

Arik Air, in a statement by its spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, confirmed the incident.

“A female passenger on board Arik Air’s Port Harcourt-Lagos flight was confirmed dead by medical personnel on arrival this morning at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal One, Lagos.

“The lady boarded the flight from Port Harcourt in company of her husband and cousin. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained,” the statement said.

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Benin: Pastor Stabs Wife To Death, Leaves Ten Questions Behind

Crack team of detectives from the Edo state Police Command are hunting for a Pastor identified as Henry Ojochunu Ekukpe, who allegedly stabbed his 29 year old wife to death in the presence of their six year-old baby, leaving a note containing ten questions he expected his late wife to answer.


It was learnt that Henry who got married to Patience in 2014 has been having issues that forced the deceased out of his house months ago.


The run away Pastor is said to Pastor in one of the branches of Mountain of Victory and Fire Deliverance Ministry in Benin City.


It was learnt that trouble started last Sunday when the Pastor invited the deceased for a dialogue under the guise that he wants her back to the house.


It was learnt that when the deceased came, the Pastor used a hidden knife to stab her in different parts of her body and escaped from the area. The police found a note containing ten questions meant for the late woman.


The Police Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Osifo who confirmed the incident described it as “tragic and barbaric” and vowed that the police would ensure the culprit was arrested and brought to book.


Some of the questions contained in the note includes

“Have we ever in life went to beg for food ever since we got married?

“Has you mother ever brought food for us to eat one day because of hunger?

“Have I not told you at the beginning that I hate someone insulting me?

“In the first place, did you really come out with your own full mind?

“Did you come to marry me because of money or for who I am?

“Who gave you the order to pack your property away from our home?

“Who is your adviser in this marriage that is polluting your mind against me?

“You always pray that God should help you to eat the fruit of your labour?

“So no man has the power to take one’s life but today we are going together. So how do you feel now?”


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Father Of Slain Lawyer, Lowo, Dies

Fresh tragedy hit the family of late Lowo Oyediran Ajanaku, who was allegedly murdered by his wife, Yewande, in Ibadan recently, with the death yesterday of the deceased foster father, Pa. Oyewole Yahaya Ajanaku. The death of Pa. Oyediran, said to be the patriarch of Ajanaku family, occurred in the early hours of Monday in Gbongan, headquarters of Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State.

Family sources told National Mirror that Pa Ajanaku, aged 89, may have died of high blood pressure following disclosure to him that his son had been murdered. A member of Ajanaku family, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, confirmed the death of Pa Ajanaku in his residence at Owoope area of Gbongan. The source added that Pa Ajanaku, though immediate senior brother to the real father of the late Lowo, took over his upbringing in 1990 when the deceased father died.

“But on hearing the sad news last week, the man who was the immediate senior brother of Lowo’s father could not bear the shock. He developed complications and later died of high blood pressure in the early hours of Monday”, the source explained. The source added that the mother of the deceased had not been informed of Lowo’s death since the incident happened last week, saying “she is being kept in Ile Ife”.

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Man Dies In Car Crash While Watching Porn On His Phone With Pants Off

A 58-year-old man in Detroit died when his car crashed while he was watching porn, police said.

The Detroit News reports Clifford Ray Jones was driving early Sunday morning while watching the movie on his phone when he suddenly lost control of his Toyota. The vehicle rolled over; no other motorists were involved in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police on the scene reported he was not wearing pants at the time of the accident. He was also not wearing a seat belt at the time.

Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police called the incident one of the strangest he has ever encountered. “There’s so much technology out there a lot of people are paying more attention to what they’re doing other than driving their car.”
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Celine Dion Loses Husband To Cancer

Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil, who discovered the Canadian pop diva and long managed her career, died Thursday aged 73 after a struggle with cancer.

Dion announced his passing in a Twitter message, saying: “Rene Angelil passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer.”

A spokesman for the singer, Marc Olivier, said more information would be given in the coming days, but for now the family wished to be left to mourn in private.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences to Dion and to Angelil’s six children, including three from a previous marriage.

Born in Montreal to Lebanese-Syrian immigrants, Angelil started out in music dabbling in yeye — French 60s music — before trying his hand at comedy, and finally settling on a career in music management.

As a talent agent, he signed one of the biggest names in Quebec music, Ginette Reno, but the arrangement ended abruptly in 1981, leaving Angelil destitute and desperate.

At age 12, Dion had recorded a demo tape with her mother and sent it to Angelil. He was so struck by her voice that he signed her to an exclusive management contract — mortgaging his house to finance her debut album.

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LG Chairman Newly Sworn-In On Friday Dies In Road Accident

Dr Hosea Azi, who was sworn in as Chairman, Jos-East Local Government in Plateau on Friday, is dead, the state government announced on Monday.

The Governor, Mr Simon Lalong, in a statement in Jos, described Azi’s death in a motor accident at Garaku, Nasarawa State, on Sunday, as “very shocking”.

“I received the news of the sudden demise of the newly sworn-in Management Committee Chairman of Jos East Local Government Council, Dr Hosea Azi, with great shock,” Lalong said in the statement signed by his Director of Press Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle.

The statement explained that Azi died in an accident on his way to Abuja, when the vehicle he was travelling in, rammed into a stationary truck resulting in the death of the Chairman and two others.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Azi was sworn in to replace Mr Sanda Daura, who was removed from office, “in response to the yearnings of the People of Jos East”.

Lalong described Azi as an astute politician and an academic of repute, who was appointed into government to provide the needed people-oriented leadership having garnered experience as a member of the Plateau House of Assembly.

The statement, however, debunked the initial speculation that Azi had the accident with kidnappers that were racing away with him toward an unknown destination.

“Family sources have dismissed such rumour; government has actually confirmed that the death occurred while he was on his way to a legitimate function in Abuja,” the statement said.

The governor expressed government’s condolences to the people of Jos- East, as well as the family of the deceased, and prayed God to grant everyone the fortitude to bear the loss.

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Pakistan Female Fighter Pilot Dies In Jet Crash

One of Pakistan’s few female fighter jet pilots was killed in a training crash Tuesday, the air force said in a statement, adding that she was the first of its women pilots to “embrace martyrdom”.

Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar and Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi were flying a training mission on an FT-7PG aircraft and encountered a “serious in-flight emergency” during the final stages, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement.

“Flying Officer Marium embraced martyrdom and became the first lady pilot from PAF to attain this great honour,” it said.

The crash took place in Kundian, Mianwali district, about 175 kilometres (109 miles) southwest of Islamabad.

The male officer, Abbasi, sustained minor injuries, the air force added.

“Both the pilots handled the serious emergency with professionalism and courage and tried to save the ill-fated aircraft till the very last minute,” the statement said.

Mukhtiar’s body was flown to an air force base in Karachi where a ceremony was held for her late Tuesday.

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Toddler Dies After Getting Hold Of Gun & Shooting Himself

Police in South Carolina say a toddler got ahold of a gun and fatally shot himself.

A report released by York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said that 3-year-old Savion Barrow of Rock Hill died at a local hospital after suffering a gunshot wound just before 3 p.m. Sunday. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Police say no charges have been filed in connection with the death, although the investigation is continuing. Police did not immediately say what kind of gun was involved or how the child may have gotten ahold of it.

Officials say a 10-year-old girl was at the house at the time, as were four women.

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Woman Who Survived Lagos Collapsed Building Dies

The septuagenarian woman, who survived the Wednesday collapsed building in Lagos State has died.

Lagosmetro gathered that the old woman, who was the last person to be rescued from the debris of the collapsed building died at the Lagos Island General Hospital.

The woman, who was very unconscious, when she was rescued, was yet to regain her consciousness, when she passed on.

Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesperson of the Natuonal Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South West Nigeria confirmed the death to Lagosmetro.

Farinloye said that he received the news of the woman’s death on Thursday evening and described the death as “very sad.”

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Ooni’s Deputy, Obalufe, Dies At 85

Less than three months after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, joined his ancestors, his second in command, Obalufe of Ife, Oba Solomon Folorunso Omisakin has also passed on.

Though one of the palace chiefs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Daily Sun when our correspondent visited the palace yesterday that Omisakin was in an undisclosed hospital, one of his daughters, when contacted, confirmed that he actually died at 10a.m. yesterday.

The daughter, who also preferred anonymity emotionally said: “won ti ku o,” meaning “he has died.”

It was gathered that the late Obalufe, who was also the leader of Ife kingmakers, was on sick bed when  Sijuwade died in a London Hospital during a brief illness.

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State House Of Assembly Member Dies

The Plateau House of Assembly has confirmed the death of one of its members, Godfrey Dashe, representing Qua’pan South constituency.

The Speaker of the Assembly,Mr Peter Azi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Dashe died in the early hours of Tuesday in Jos.

Dashe, who represented his constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died after a brief illness

”This is a monumental loss not only to his family, constituency, this Assembly, but the entire state.

”I was informed of his ill-health, I went to see him at the hospital last night and he was looking better.

”To my greatest surprise, I got a call in the early hours of today that he gave up the ghost.

”We will really miss his elderly counseling in the House,” the speaker said.

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Woman Dies After Botched Butt Implant Surgery

The family of a 29-year-old woman who flew to Mexico for plastic surgery and died shortly after the operation is calling for more stringent regulations and warning people against traveling overseas for plastic surgery.

In March, Australian resident Evita Sarmonikas traveled to Mexicali, Mexico, to get butt implants and died shortly after the procedure, according to ABC News. An initial autopsy report listed the cause of death as a pulmonary embolism, but Sarmonikas’s sister Andrea says her family insisted on getting an independent autopsy, the results of which show that Sarmonikas died from a lack of oxygen caused by internal bleeding.

“We wanted to believe it was a natural death, but we knew something wasn’t right,” Andrea said.

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Senator Elect Dies

Borno state senator elect, Khalifa Ahmed Zanna representing the state Central in the Senate is dead.

Zanna, 59 passed away at his residence in Abuja, Saturday afternoon after returning from a German Hospital on Thursday where he was bedridden.

The family is yet to make any official statement on his dead at the moment but sources say friends and well-wishers of the deceased have been visiting the lawmaker’s house to mourn with the family.

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Ex-Information Minister Olu Adebanjo dies at 83

Chief Olu Adebanjo, one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State and former Minister of Information in the Second Republic regime of President Shehu Shagari, has passed away.

Adebanjo died at his residence in Idowa, in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday at about 1.35pm at the age of 83.

While commiserating with the family at the late statesman residence, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, described Adebanjo as a selfless leader and a pillar, which the progressive party was built on.

The governor said Adebanjo left a great legacy of true progressive behind by contributing to the growth of the state and the country.

Amosun also said he was happy that Adebanjo’s dream of having a progressive man rule the country came to pass before his demise with the victory of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.

The governor promised the late Adebanjo’s widow, Joanna, that the state would ensure Adebanjo got a befitting burial worthy of a statesman.

Also, Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Bimbo Ashiru and Ogun APC stalwart, Chief Doja Adewolu, described Adebanjo as a great man who spent most of his life in meritorious service.

Honourable Akintunde Amu, a family member, said Adebanjo had been ill since February.

He thanked the governor and his entourage for a swift response to the news of Adebanjo’s demise.

The family have yet to fix a date for the burial of the deceased.

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Dreaded Top Boko Haram Commander Dies In Encounter With Troops

A notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Tuesday morning. The terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops who were on patrol of the area.

A number of the terrorists died as the troops repelled the attack. Some Rocket Propelled Grenades as well as vehicle mounted Anti-Aircraft guns were either captured or destroyed in the encounter.

 Meanwhile, the military operations are continuing in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations. Aggressive patrols, mopping up as well as cordon and search are also continuing in the other locations in search for weapons and terrorists.
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PDP Chairman Slumps & Dies During Accreditation In Osun

Tragedy struck in Osun State during the accreditation exercise for the House of Assembly elections held on Saturday when a man slumped and died during the accreditation exercise. The deceased, Abiodun Ajirotutu, was until his death the Peoples Democratic Party’s chairman in Ward 2, Ireti Ayo Unit in Ilesa West Local Government Area.

The unfortunate incident almost marred the accreditation and voting exercises in the area. The incident created confusion in the camp of the PDP in Ilesa. Party members were, however, able to summon courage to perform their civic responsibility.

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Chief Imam For Ibadanland, Sheikh Baosari Haruna III Dies

The Chief Imam of Ibadanland and President General, League of Imams and Alfas in South West states, including Edo and Delta states,  Sheikh Baosari Suara Haruna III, has died. He was 93.

The cleric, according to the President, Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, died early Friday morning after a brief illness. He would be buried Thursday in Ibadan, in line with Islamic tradition, Mr. Balogun said.

One of Sheikh Haruna’s well-known last public outings was on March 25, three days to the recent presidential election, when muslims from all walks of life gathered at the Eid Praying ground in Ibadan to offer special prayer for the nation.

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Find Out Which APC Candidate Slumped & Died After Escaping Stampede In Rally

A former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Okon Uwah, on Wednesday slumped and died during a campaign rally.

Uwah before his death was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ukanafun State Constituency in the April 11 State House of Assembly election. Uwah slumped at the residence of his in-law, Godwin Udoko while holding a political consultation with his supporters.

The situation went out of control over how to share the consultation money dropped by  Uwah. In a bid to  move away from the ensuing stampede, Uwah slumped and was trampled by the surging crowd.

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Veteran Journalist, Kola Toluhi, Dies At 52

A veteran journalist and Publisher of Kogi Affairs newspaper, Kola Toluhi, is dead.

Toluhi died on Wednesday night in a ghastly accident in Osara Community on the Lokoja -Okene Road. He was aged 52. His death came as a shock to his colleagues who were with him at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Lokoja, earlier on Wednesday.

The late journalist was on the business desk of the Vanguard newspapers in Lagos for years before he resigned to establish his own newspaper in Lokoja. He is survived by a wife and three children.

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Nollywood Actor Muna Obiekwe Dies, Fake Twitter Account User Signs Out

Leading Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe is dead. The actor was said to have died of kidney failure in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos on Sunday.

Until his death, the Enugu based actor was one of the ace actors in the Nigerian movie industry, who was flexibly projecting various characters.

Meanwhile, a fake Twitter account of the actor was closed as the tweep admitted that the real Muna is dead and he is thus signing out. He also apologized to his followers for deceiving them.


Imo State University Student Dies During Graduation “Water Ritual”

We got this tragic report from a facebook user and this is how the story was narrated…

“Tragedy struck yesterday as a fresh graduate of the Imo State University took his last breathe as students poured him water in jubilation of final year completion. What seem to be jubilation turned into a gathering of sorrow when the victim was running away from a number of students who pursued after him to pour dirty water on him. In that quest to dodge the water being poured on him, he fell into a soakaway pit and got drowned. The dirty water from the pit however is partially passing a light current as the pit is dug beside their transformer where earth-wire is buried. Pouring of water has been banned in schools but some students would not obey this. Many students in this light unaccepted celebration of final papers have been injured, poured acid and some other dangerous liquids while some other persons have gone to the great beyond via this. I think every final year student should learn from this as well as those who dedicate them to pouring water on university finalists. Please don’t scroll down or feel too big without Typing R.I.P FOR THIS BROTHER”

Expectant Mom Hit by Car Dies; Baby Born Alive

A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said. Doctors delivered her nearly full-term baby, who police said was in critical condition Wednesday night. A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday that no information about the child would be released.

The victim, 30-year-old Jodie Guthrie, had been sitting outside a Rite Aid on the city’s North Side on Wednesday afternoon when an 88-year-old motorist pulled into a parking space, authorities said. The driver might have hit the gas instead of the brake, police said, causing his minivan to lurch out of the parking space and onto the walkway where Guthrie sat.

Witnesses tried to get the driver to back up after the accident, but he didn’t seem to understand what happened — possibly because he couldn’t see Guthrie pinned behind the car, said police Commander RaShall Brackney. “He appeared to be disoriented at that point in time and confused as to the directions they were giving him,” Brackney said Wednesday.

The motorist was questioned by detectives and released Wednesday night without charges. However, the investigation remains open, Lt. Daniel Herrmann told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Thursday. The driver’s granddaughter Candy Thompson apologized to Guthrie’s family. Thompson was not with her grandfather during the accident. “I can’t imagine what her family is going through right now,” Thompson told KDKA-TV. “They are in my thoughts and prayers.”

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Duchess of Alba, the World’s Most Titled Aristocrat Dies

Spain’s 18th Duchess of Alba, who died on Thursday aged 88, was one of Europe’s wealthiest and most titled aristocrats, the owner of fabulous palaces and priceless works of art.

She died after a short illness, surrounded by family in the 14th century Palacio de Duenas in Seville, famous for its lemon-tree-filled courtyards and her favorite of her many properties.

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, known to friends as ‘Cayetana’, was named by Guinness World Records as the world’s most titled person.

With her cloud of white hair and face moulded by plastic surgery, she was rarely out of the Spanish gossip magazines, most recently on the arm of her third husband, 24 years her junior.

Head of one of Spain’s oldest aristocratic families dating back to the 1400s, and the third woman to hold the title of Duchess of Alba in her own right, her wealth is estimated at between 600 million and 3.5 billion euros.

“I don’t like to talk about money. Many people confuse having cash with having assets – we’ve never had a lot of cash,” she wrote in her autobiography. The duchess also tells in her autobiography of how Spanish artist Pablo Picasso asked her to pose nude to recreate the painting, but her conservative first husband forbade it.

Born in 1926 in a neoclassical palace in Madrid, she spent much of her childhood in London when her father was ambassador to Britain and where she dined with Winston Churchill and played with Princess Margaret. Her father, an Anglophile and royalist, sided with dictator Francisco Franco at the beginning of Spain’s Civil War but relations grew frosty as it became clear Franco would not reinstate a king as head of Spain.

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Zambia’s President, ‘King Cobra’ Sata, dies in London

Zambian President Michael Sata, an abrasive figure nicknamed ‘King Cobra’ because of his venomous tongue, has died in London where he had been receiving medical treatment, the government in Africa’s second-largest copper producer said on Wednesday.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed but Sata, who became president of the landlocked southern African nation in 2011, had been ill for some time.

“As you are aware the president was receiving medical attention in London,” cabinet secretary Roland Msiska announced on state television. “The head of state passed away on October 28. President Sata’s demise is deeply regretted.”