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Senator Isiaka Adeleke Lived A Fruitful And Exemplary Life- Rauf Aregbesola, Governor, State of Osun

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  ERIN WO, AJANAKU SUN BI OKE, A TITAN IS GONE TRIBUTE TO SENATOR ISIAKA ADELEKE (JANUARY 1955 – APRIL 23, 2017) I received with deep shock but submission to the will of Allah (SWT) the news of the death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke early this morning. He was 62 years. Senator Adeleke was the first civilian governor of the State of Osun elected on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in the aborted Third Republic. He was in office between January 1992 and November 1993. At the return of civil democratic rule, he was elected as

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Tope Alabi’s Mother Finally Laid To Rest

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The burial ceremony of popular Gospel star Tope Alabi’s late mother held in her hometown in Yewa area of Ogun state over the weekend. The dignitary jammed burial ceremony was graced by Ibadan-based gospel star Bola Aare and many other dignitaries from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states. Here are some exclusive photos from the burial ceremony of Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi who passed away on the 23rd of February 2017 at the age of 70. Source: www.nigeriafilms.com

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Eniola Badmus Marks 8th Day Fidau Prayers For Her Dad

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Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus and her family father marked the 8th Day Fidau prayers of her father. Her father passed away earlier in the month and was buried according to Muslim rites. Announcements will be made later for other activities. Check out some photos from the event which had some celebrities in attendance.   Source: olorisupergal.com

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What You Should Know About Renowned Nigerian Author, Buchi Emecheta, Who Died Aged 72

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Renowned Nigerian author, Buchi Emecheta died in London on January, 25, 2017 at age 72. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second-Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys Of Motherhood(1979). Here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know about this great woman. 1 Emecheta was born on 21 July 1944, in Lagos Nigeria, to Igbo parents, Alice (Okwuekwuhe) Emecheta and Jeremy Nwabudinke, both parents from Ibusa, Delta State, Nigeria. 2 Due to the gender bias of the time, the young Buchi Emecheta was initially kept at home while her younger brother was

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William Onyeabor,Synth Funk Nigerian Musician, Has Died Aged 70

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William Onyeabor, groundbreaking synth funk musician, has died at the age of 70. The enigmatic electro-funk pioneer, who released nine albums between 1977 and 1985 before distancing himself from music, has died peacefully at home The Nigerian artist died on 16 January, according to a statement released by David Byrne’s record label Luaka Bop. Describing him as “the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer”, the statement explained that Onyeabor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Enugu, Nigeria, following a short illness. Starting his career in 1977, Onyeabor composed and self-released nine albums of electronic funk

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‘Superfly’ Jimmy Snuka Dies At 73

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The family of wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has reported via Instagram that he has passed away. No cause of death was immediately released, although he had been in hospice care since mid-December. Tamina Snuka posted the following image on Instagram on January 15: Snuka was one of the early stars of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), and his theatrical, daredevil style set the stage for much of wrestling’s current image and persona. Here he was as The Undertaker’s first “victim” in Wrestlemania VII: Snuka’s career began tapering off in the mid-1990s, and by the 2000s he was only

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Governor Abdulkadir Kure Laid To Rest In Minna

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The remains of former Governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Kure, was laid to rest on Wednesday in Minna, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Mr. Kure died on Sunday, January 8, in a private hospital in Germany at the age of 60 years. The burial prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Minna Central Mosque, Isa Fari. Due to unprecedented crowd, the body of late Mr. Kure could not be brought out of the ambulance as the funeral prayer was conducted. The funeral was attended by Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger, former Head of State Abdulsalam Abubakar, Governor

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Famous World War II Reporter,Clare Hollingworth, Dies At 105. She Broke The News Of The War

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In early 1939, peace activist Clare Hollingworth arrived on the Polish-German border to aid Jews and other refugees fleeing from the Sudetenland, newly annexed by Nazi Germany. On a brief return to her native England, the 27-year-old Hollingworth — who once professed to “enjoy being in a war” — was hired as a part-time correspondent in Katowice, Poland, for the London Daily Telegraph. After three days on the job that August, the cub reporter landed one of the biggest journalistic scoops of the 20th century: Hitler’s imminent invasion of Poland, marking the outbreak of World War II. Ms. Hollingworth, who

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Carrie Fisher Remembered At Star-Studded Memorial One Day Before Debbie Reynold’s Funeral

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A private memorial for Carrie Fisher was held at her home in Beverly Hills Thursday, a day before the funeral of her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who passed away one day after Fisher last month. Family members such as Carrie’s daughter and Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, 24, her dad and Carrie’s ex Bryan Lourd, and Carrie’s brother and Debbie’s only other child Todd Fisher attended the service. Stars Taylor Lautner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Alex Trebekand Meryl Streep were among the 125 guests in attendance. Streep is considered “part of the family,” a source previously told E! News. The intimate yet casual afternoon gathering was reminiscent of the

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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Mother of Carrie Fisher, Dead at 84

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Debbie Reynolds, the indefatigable star of Singin’ in the Rain, who bounced back time and again on the strength of a career that spanned the golden age of the Hollywood musical to the new golden age of TV, died on Dec. 28 at the age of 84 in Los Angeles. Her death came just one day after she endured the cruelest blow possible, when her daughter, Star Wars actress and writer Carrie Fisher, died on Dec. 27 at age 60, following a heart attack. “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” her son, Todd Fisher, told the AP on Wednesday. A

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‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

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After suffering a heart attack, Carrie Fisher dies at age 60. The actress who suffered a heart attack on a flight from London was confirmed dead by Simon Halls, a spokesman for Fisher’s family. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother passed away at 8:55am this morning,” Halls said. Fisher is popular for her role as ‘Princess Leia’ in the sequel film Star Wars. May her soul Rest In Peace. Source: RollingStone

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Photos from the Funeral Service of Olorogun Michael Ibru

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The Funeral Service of business mogul, Olorogun Michael Ibru, is taking place at the Saints Anglican Cathedral Iwreko Ughelli Delta state. In attendance are the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, former Vice President Alex Ekueme, Former Minister E.K Clark, billionaire businessman O’tega Emerhor and others. The business mogul died in the US on September 6th. He was 85 years old. More photos after the cut… Source: Linda Ikeji

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Elechi Amadi Goes Home In A Blaze Of Glory. Gets Polytechnic Named After Him

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The remains of Capt. Elechi Amadi, writer and statesman, were finally laid to rest in his country home last Saturday, December 3, at Aluu, Port Harcourt, his casket draped in Nigerian flag, a with 21-gun salute by the Nigerian Army at a weeklong state burial organised by Rivers State Government. Canons also boomed repeatedly the night before to herald his arrival to Aluu and the wake keep that followed. Also a soldier, an educationist, an administrator and a writer for which he was most famous, Amadi joined his ancestors in a blaze of glory as dignitaries from all walks of

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So Sad! Popular Game of Thrones Actor is Dead

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A British actor who was famous for acting in the popular hit TV series, Game of Thrones has died this morning. British actor, Peter Vaughan who acted as Aemon Targaryen in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones is dead. He died this morning at the age of 93. The actor, who had a career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 75 years, died this morning, surrounded by his family, Dailymail confirmed. During his career, Vaughan worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker. He will be best remembered for his portrayal of ‘genial’ Harry Grout

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More Pictures From Legendary Nigerian Footballer Kanu Nwankwo Mother’s Burial

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Nigerian Football Legend, Kanu Nwankwo, yesterday December 3rd buried his late mum, Susan Nwannediya Kanu at his hometown – Amannagwu village- Arochukwu in Abia State. His mum died on the 7th of September and she was aged 82. Her remains arrived Arochukwu on Friday Dec. 3, 2016 for service of songs at her residence Amannagwu -Arochukwu. Nwankwo and wife stepping out for thanksgiving, after his mom’s burial Funeral Service held 10am at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria Amannagwu. May her soul rest in perfect peace.   Source: www.gossipmill.com

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Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

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A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club planned on Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team’s players and staff. A memorial service for the Chapecoense soccer club was expected to attract 100,000 people — half the city’s population — to the area around the small, 20,000-capacity stadium. The plane crashed into a muddy Andean mountainside on Monday as the club headed to the two-game final of one of Latin America’s top club tournaments. Seventy-one of the 77 people on board — 19 of them

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Cubans To Pay Tribute To Fidel Castro

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Cubans will be able to pay tribute to the ashes of their late historic leader Fidel Castro for two days at the Jose Marti Memorial in the Plaza de la Revolucion. It will mark the beginning of the funeral ceremonies which will last until Sunday, December 4. From Monday morning until Tuesday at noon people will be able to go to the memorial to pay tribute and give the last goodbye to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, who died on November 25. In the same square where Fidel Castro used to deliver countless speeches as President of Cuba, a

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Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, Eulogises Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, Says “He Still Owes Me A Visit”

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Soyinka, who enjoyed a cordial relationship with Gbadamosi, expressed his sadness via a statement titled “Goodbye Rasheed.” Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has mourned the death of Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi. Gbadamosi, a former Minister of National Planning, died on Wednesday, November 16, at his home in Ikorodu, Lagos. Soyinka, who enjoyed a cordial relationship with Gbadamosi, expressed his sadness via a statement titled “Goodbye Rasheed.” The statement reads: “He still owes me a visit. After he spied a rug from his factory years ago, on which a lion had been emblazoned, it became even more pressing. He revealed that he had

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18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Passes on at 93

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The former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki is dead. The late Sultan, who is the father of embattled former National Security Adviser,Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), died on Monday at the age of 93 after a protracted illness. The Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Faruk confirmed the death of the former Sultan in a statement he issued in Sokoto on Monday night. It said that the remains of the late former Sultan would be buried at the Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto,  after the afternoon prayer (Zuhr) on Tuesday. The statement added that, the funeral prayer of the late Dasuki

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Leonard Cohen Dead at 82

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Hugely influential singer and songwriter’s work spanned nearly 50 years Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.” A cause of death

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