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Bukka Hut founder Laolu Martins dies in slip accident

Reading Time: 2 minutes Laolu Martins, co-founder and executive director of Bukka Hut, who is also an experienced investment banker has sadly died after an accident. Reports say he hit his head when he slipped at Lennox Mall, Lekki, Lagos. After being rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention, Martins, unfortunately, didn’t make it. He died on September Read More…

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Osinbajo signs condolence register for Queen Elizabeth II

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of engagements while attending the royal funeral, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday, at the Lancaster House, London, signed the condolence register for Queen Elizabeth II. A statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, says that the vice president described Read More…

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The death of Elizabeth II: FG orders all flags in Nigeria, foreign missions be flown at half-mast

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Federal Government has ordered that all flags in the country and missions abroad be flown at half-mast on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. “We commiserate with the government and the Read More…

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King Charles III pays tribute to his ‘darling mama’ in first address

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Queen Elizabeth’s was a life well lived,” King Charles III said, as he renewed his “darling Mama’s” promise of lifelong service. In an emotional first address to the nation, he praised her warmth, humour and ability to see the best in people. Prince William and Catherine will become Prince and Princess of Wales, he said, Read More…

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Buhari expresses sadness over demise of Queen Elizabeth of England

Reading Time: < 1 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari says he received with immense sadness news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom. The Nigerian leader made his feelings known in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday in Abuja. He said: ”My family and I, and the more than 200 million Read More…

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Akin Mabogunje: An African institution

Reading Time: 5 minutes PROFESSOR Akinlawon ‘Akin’ Ladipo Mabogunje was an African institution established for all-round development. He is also widely accepted as the Father of African Geography. By 2000, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, was fed up with the National Housing Fund, NHF, which in the eleven years of its establishment had failed to deliver on mass housing Read More…

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Double blow for Nollywood as actresses Ireti’, Ameh die

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nollywood, Nigeria’s movie industry has suffered double tragedy following the deaths of veteran actress, Oluwasolamipe Onayiga, popularly known as ‘Ireti, and The Johnson series actress Ada Ameh. Ameh died on Sunday in Warri, Delta State, around 11 pm. She was a guest of an oil company top shot and his family when she suddenly collapsed. Read More…

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Buhari mourns National Anthem lyricist Prof. Babatunde Ogunnaike

Reading Time: < 1 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family and friends of Babatunde Ogunnaike, a professor of more than 25 years and Dean of Engineering at Delaware University, in mourning the scholar. Ogunnaike, who hailed from Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun, died on Sunday, Feb. 20 at the age of 65. The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement by Read More…

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Nigerian national anthem lyricist Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead

Reading Time: 3 minutes The death has been reported of Tunde Ogunnaike, whose words make up most of stanza two of the Nigerian national anthem. He died in the United States, where he had been a professor for over 25 years and lately Dean of Engineering at Delaware University. He passed away on Sunday, 20 February 2022 after waging Read More…

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Ladi Rotimi Williams dies from COVID

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The death has been announced of Chief Ladi Williams, son of late legal luminary, Chief FRA Williams due to COVID-19 complications. According to media reports, despite already being vaccinated, Chief Williams passed away at about 3 am at St Nicholas isolation hospital from Covid-19 complications. His death was confirmed by his younger brother, Chief Kayode Read More…