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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…

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Davido mourns his late photographer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Popular Nigerian-American Singer and Record Producer David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, has paid tribute to his late photographer, Fortune Ateumunname. The superstar took to his Instagram page @davido on Saturday to mourn Ateumunname, saying the latter did not give him the chance to fulfill his promises to him. Ateumunname died on Tuesday, 21st September after drowning Read More…

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Yusuf Grillo dies at 86 of COVID complications

Reading Time: 2 minutes To be buried Monday evening The death has been announced of Nigerian contemporary artist, Prof. Yusuf Grillo. He was said to have died following complications from contracting the dreaded COVID-19 virus. According to his son, Gboyega Grillo, son of the deceased, the late artist died in the early hours of Monday, Aug. 23. Speaking to Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu mourns Sound Sultan

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: BBC, LASG. On Sunday July 11, Nigerians woke up to the shocking news of the death of veteran Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Ganiu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, after battling throat cancer. Reacting to the shocking announcement, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, released a statement commiserating with the family of the musician Read More…

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Nicki Minaj’s father killed in a hit and run accident

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: RAP-UP, Robert Kamau/Getty Images. American superstar rapper Nicki Minaj has lost her dad Robert Maraj in a hit and Run accident in New York. Mr Maraj was said to be walking on the road between Roslyn road and Raff Avenue, when he was hit by a vehicle heading Northbound.  Cops said the driver Read More…

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Plaudits pour in for Lateef Jakande

Reading Time: 4 minutes Buhari, Tinubu pay respects to the late journalist, first civilian governor of Lagos State Encomiums have been pouring in for the first civilian governor of Lagos State who passed away in the early hours of Thursday in Lagos. Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu had in an announcement at around 1 pm on Thursday said: “With Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu mourns Tony Momoh

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: LASG. …Describes His Death As Colossal Loss To Nigeria Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described the death of former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, as a colossal loss to Nigeria and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor Sanwo-Olu in a condolence message signed by his Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu, Gbajabiamila, mourn Lagos ex-administrator, Ndubuisi Kanu

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd). Kanu, a retired Naval Officer and former Military Governor of Imo State between 1976 and 1977, died at a hospital in Lagos on Wednesday morning at the age of 77 Read More…