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Nigerian theatre icon Wole Oguntokun passes away, leaving a legacy of cultural impact

The Nigerian arts and culture scene is in mourning once more following the untimely passing of Wole Oguntokun, a renowned playwright, director, and cultural advocate, who died in Canada on March 27, 2024. Though the details are sketchy, his death was confirmed by Jahman Anikulapo, a respected Nigerian journalist and culture archivist in response to Read More…

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Access Holdings CEO Herbert Wigwe feared dead in California helicopter crash

Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, has tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash near the Nevada border in California. The incident occurred on Friday, February 9, 2024, casting a somber shadow over both the business and aviation communities. The ill-fated helicopter, identified as a Eurocopter EC130, met its Read More…

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President Tinubu mourns sudden death of Cairo Ojougboh, former NDDC director, while watching Super Eagles match

President Bola Tinubu expressed profound sorrow upon learning of the demise of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Dr. Ojougboh, a distinguished figure in Nigerian politics, breathed his last on Wednesday. According to some media reports, Dr. Ojougboh may have suffered a cardiac arrest while watching the Read More…

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Nigerian Actress Ethel Ekpe-Aderemi, Basi and Company’s Segi Passes Away

Ethel Ekpe-Aderemi, the talented actress and beloved television personality, breathed her last after a valiant battle with cancer. She was best known for portraying the unforgettable character of Segi in the classic Nigerian sitcom ‘Basi and Company’, which aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 1986 to 1990. Dr. Shaibu Husseini, the Executive Director Read More…

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Jimi Solanke, iconic Nigerian storyteller, dies at 81

Jimi Solanke, a veteran actor, dramatist, folk singer, poet, and playwright, who enchanted audiences with his expressive face, baritone voice, and contagious smile, died on Monday at the age of 81. He was on his way to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital when he succumbed to a brief illness, according to his family. Solanke, Read More…

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Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu mourn Baba Adinni of Lagos’ passing

President Bola Tinubu and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have expressed profound sorrow over the demise of Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Aṣhamu Abou, the revered Baba Adinni of Lagos, and Chairman of the Executive Council of Lagos Central Mosque. In a statement released by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu conveyed heartfelt condolences to Baba’s family, Read More…

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NPFL pays tribute to late football icon, Sebastien Brodericks-Imasuen

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) mourns the passing of Sebastien Brodericks-Imasuen, a revered football coach known for his remarkable contributions to Nigerian football. Brodericks-Imasuen, an influential figure in youth and club coaching, passed away at the age of 85 in Benin, Edo State. In honour of his legacy, the NPFL announced that players and Read More…

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Ondo mourns the demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

The passing of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sparked mourning across the nation. Aged 67, Governor Akeredolu succumbed to complications arising from prostate cancer while receiving medical treatment in Germany. His demise, announced in the early hours of Wednesday, December 27, has left a profound void in the hearts of many. President Bola Read More…

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Former House Speaker Ghali Na’Abba passes away in Abuja

Former House Speaker Ghali Na’Abba, born on September 27, 1958, passed away in Abuja on Wednesday morning, as confirmed by family sources. Na’Abba, who served as the 8th Speaker of the House of Representatives, had been battling illness for an extended period before his demise. Reportedly, Na’Abba struggled with health issues for an extended period, Read More…