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Nigerian army recruit allegedly murdered by lover, 2 days to training

Nigerian army recruit allegedly murdered by lover, 2 days to training

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Ali Muhammed Wakil over the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend Patience Amos Ya’u, at Damilu community in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

It is suspected that Patience who is a recruit in the Nigerian Army, died as far back as January 12 as the stench from her decomposing body attracted neighbours.

Speaking to newsmen, a neighbour said the deceased whose peers started training at the Military Training Depot in Zaria two days after her death, engaged in a heated argument with her boyfriend before her death. Wakil reportedly went about his activities cheerfully, even though his longtime girlfriend’s corpse was in his room decaying. 

The neighbour said; 

“Residents became suspicious when we did not see the woman for three days. What worried us more was the terrible odour from their room.

“What compounded the situation was how the door of the room was locked from outside, a development that compelled people to forcefully open the window of the room, only to discover the body of the woman decomposing.”

Recounting his daughter’s last moment, Amos Ya’u said Patience left his house to plait her hair but did not return. She however disclosed that she will return the next day when called on the phone. 

Her number was however found to be switched off when called the next day after she didn’t return. Amos said he was informed of his daughter’s death 4 days later by the police. 

The state police spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the arrest of the suspect and also revealed he is being interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)


Onitsha Inferno: Woman burnt to death along with her child identified as ‘Ifeoma Nwoye’

Onitsha Inferno: Woman burnt to death along with her child identified as

The woman burnt to death along with her child in Wednesday fire accident in Onitsha, has been identified as Ifeoma Nwoye from Umuife village in Urum community, Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State.


Pastor’s wife and mother of three hangs herself in Lagos

Pastor?s wife and mother of three?hangs herself in Lagos

A mother of three, identified simply as Mummy Pelumi, has reportedly committed suicide at Mangoro area of Lagos State.

The woman, who is also a pastor’s wife, took her life when her husband was on evangelism. Witnesses said the deceased and her children were sleeping in their one-room apartment at Sule Street, Mangoro area of the metropolis, when she hanged herself to a ceiling fan in their room.

It was learnt that it was when the woman’s children woke up that they saw their mother dangling on their ceiling fan. They then raised the alarm which attracted neighbours and some mechanics.

Mummy Pelumi’s mother-in-law, who gave her name as Madam Modupe, said the death of her son’s wife came to her as a surprise. Madam Modupe said that on Friday, before she left for vigil, the deceased was the one who cooked the food everyone ate.

She said: “When we were eating, she told me she just stocked her shop, because of the social activities in our area on Saturday, so that she would not disappoint her customers who might want to buy drinks from her.

“After the vigil, I was still at the church resting when someone came to call me that my son’s wife had killed herself. By the time I rushed down, a crowd had gathered at our house. My son is a pastor and he had gone on evangelism, we decided to leave the deceased till Sunday believing she was going to come back to life.

“I was with her in the room throughout the period monitoring her closely believing that she was going to stand up. But when I noticed she had gone, it was then I called the pastors from our church who came to perform the funeral and she was buried on Sunday.”

Madam Modupe said they were about to bury her when the husband arrived from his evangelism trip. She added: “It was painful, because she was a nice woman to me and everyone that came across her. It is the neighbours who helped me to pacify the husband because he was just crying.    

One of the neighbours, who gave her name as Blessing, said Mummy Pelumi’s death was painful to everyone in the house. Blessing said they were all sleeping when suddenly the first daughter of the deceased rushed out of their apartment and called neighbours to come and look at her mother.

She said: “When we got to their apartment, her tongue had come out of her mouth. The children were asked to leave and the door was locked. Policemen from Isokoko were informed.”


One dead, two rescued as Ureje Bridge collapses in Ado-Ekiti

The bridge, linking Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) and Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti with several towns and villages in Ekiti and Ondo states, was yesterday washed off by the flood.

Apart from ABUAD and the polytechnic, those traveling to Gbonyin, Ikole and Ekiti East local councils, as well as those traveling to Akoko area of Ondo State made use of the bridge.

An eyewitness told The Guardian that the flood swept away one person, whose lifeless body was retrieved at about 7:00 a.m. yesterday while two were rescued during their attempt to go out of the vehicle and cross to the other side.

The bridge, which became submerged by 7:30 p.m. on Monday, left several commuters going in and out of the state capital stranded for several hours.

According to another eyewitness, Mr. Dapo Ojo, few vehicles were able to cross the narrow portion of the bridge before it finally collapsed.

“As you can see that white Toyota Sienna that fell inside the ditch, the owner was very unlucky. His car was the last to find a way to cross the bridge but he could not make it to the other side.

Some residents of the polytechnic road, who spoke with The Guardian, chided both the federal and Ekiti State governments for their lukewarm attitude towards the repairs or reconstruction of the bridge and a bypass that could have served as an alternate route.

Mr. Akinloye Idowu wondered why the Federal Government has not deemed it fit to repair the bridge since a flood washed off part of it on August 28, this year.

“We know this is a federal road but why has the state government not provided another road that could serve as an alternative. Our government must take responsibility for this crisis,” he said.

Another resident, Mrs. Rebecca Oluwadusi, wondered why a road linking institutions like ABUAD and the federal polytechnic where all members of staff of the institutions pass-through should be left in such condition despite the fact that the workers pay their taxes.

Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, who visited the scene, appealed for calm, saying the state government will ensure that the bridge is put back to the proper shape.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the death, saying: “Yes, I can confirm to you that one man died after he was drowned in water.”

Special Adviser on Road Transport and Infrastructure to Governor Kayode Fayemi, Adunmo Rufus, who was at the bridge supervising the palliative works being done, said the disconnected section would be reconnected within the next few hours.


Photo: Fatal truck accident leaves six people dead in Gombe State

Photo: Fatal?truck accident leaves six people dead in Gombe State

An accident involving multiple vehicles around the Bypass area of Gombe state has left six people dead.

According to eye witnesses, an open truck said to belong to Dangote experienced brake failure, the truck was said to be conveying ceiling sheets. The truck was said to have rammed into other vehicles and in the process knocked them into a nearby canal.  

An eyewitness, Julaibib Musa, who narrated how the incident played out said “the accident happened a few minutes ago. It was the Dangote truck that started brushing an 18-seater bus, with LAG Agege 814 plate number, with three passengers and tricycles into the canal.”  

A survivor, who identified himself as Mubarak, a tricycle operator said, ‘after dropping passengers, I tried to take a U-turn when I saw the truck approaching. Before I could do anything the truck was about to hit me, it was then I tried to divert my tricycle to avoid been crushed”.  

The deputy commissioner of police DCP Nasiru Mohammed, who confirmed the accident said it is a terrible occurrence. “Well my men said about (6) six people were confirmed dead, while over ten (10) others are receiving treatment, so far”.    

It will be recalled that this accident is the third within six months around the same spot. The first incident involved a truck conveying petroleum product to Biu, in Borno State, it claimed over ten lives and dozens were burnt beyond recognition, the second which claimed three lives was also conveying diesel to Biu. Rescue efforts were ongoing as of the time of filing this report by the joint effort of Police, FRSC, and Red cross.

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Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Turk passes away aged 49 after battle with brain cancer

Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Turk passes away aged 49 after battle with brain cancer

 American actor, Brian Turk has died at the age of 49. 

The actor who was best known for his role on Beverley Hills 902010 and also starred in HBOs Carnivale, ER,and Boy Meets World died after a battle with brain.

The sad news comes more than a year since he was diagnosed with brain cancer before it became terminal.

Confirming the news in a statement, Carlos wrote on the page: ‘Unfortunately Brian passed away Friday morning, 9/13 from complications of his cancer. ‘Please continue to share this Go Fund Me and I will send out funeral arrangements once they are finalised. Thank you for the continued support for the Turk family.’

In a previous message on the account, Carlos said: ‘Just over a year ago our dear friend, Brian Turk, was diagnosed with cancer. Being the selfless and private person that he is, Brian kept this quiet so as not to concern his family and friends. 

‘[Brian’s] will to live is strong but this is expensive. Brian has been the breadwinner supporting his family as his wife has been physically unable to work full time.’

Brian was best known for playing Gabriel in Carnivale, he also had other roles in hit TV shows such as Two and a Half Men, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Beverly Hills, 90210, ER, Boy Meets World, Criminal Minds, NCIS and The Jamie Foxx Show, American Pie 2, Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles and The Lost World: Jurassic Park


Lebanese killed and dumped in septic tank by his guard in Lagos

Lebanese killed and dumped in septic tank by his guard in Lagos

The corpse of a Lebanese national,  Basan Khodari was found in a septic tank at his Lagos residence on the afternoon of Tuesday September 10. 

A private guard employed by the deceased, Adamu Mohammed is suspected to have carried out the act as properties belonging to the deceased which include three split unit air conditioners, a generator and three plasma television were looted from his house at 21 Bombay Crescent in Apapa, after the act was carried out. 

Khodari had returned from his Abuja trip unannounced to meet Mohammed and his accomplices stealing his properties on Monday September 9. He reportedly confronted the guard for bringing in strangers into his home and stealing from him, sources claimed this got Mohammed angry. 

Eyewitnesses who confirmed the heated argument at the deceased’s home on Monday, said they were shocked to discover his dead body inside the tank around 2pm on Tuesday. The Nation reported that the hand, mouth and legs of the Lebanese national were tied before being dumped in the septic tank. The deceased also had visible violent marks on his body. 

Lagos police spokesmanm, Bala Elkana confirmed the incident and he disclosed that some suspects are already in police custody. He also said that Homicide detectives recovered a double barrel gun with 38 cartridges in the guard’s room after arriving the scene of the incident. 

“We are trailing the key suspect. Some persons have been arrested and investigation is ongoing. I cannot give you further details so that we do not jeopardise investigation,” he said.

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Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95.

Mugabe, who was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, died after battling ill health, his family confirmed.

The current President of Zimbabwe announced his passing on Twitter, writing: “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.”

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April.

He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, after being in power for over three decades. 

He served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017


Final year student killed by lightning after leaving exam hall in Plateau

Final year student killed by lightning after leaving exam hall in Plateau

A tragic incident occurred at the Federal College of Education in Pankshin community of Plateau State on Monday September 2, as a final year student of the institution was killed by lightning. 

The 27-year-old student of the Social Studies/Music Department identified as Ponyak Danladi, was killed by a lightning strike at Agric gate while heading home after an exam.

He was reportedly sitting for his final examination in National Certificate in Education (NCE) before the sad incident occurred. The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the Pankshin General Hospital. 

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Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels reportedly passes away at the age of 41 

Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels reportedly passes away at the age of 41?

Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, LaShawn Daniels has reportedly died at the age of 41.

While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, friends of the American music producer have taken to social media to express condolences.

It’s been rumored that LaShawn who is also known as Big Shiz passed away after being involved in a car accident.

Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels reportedly passes away at the age of 41?
Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels reportedly passes away at the age of 41?

Daniels was best known for his collaborations with the music producer Darkchild, with songwriting credits on a litany of pop and R&B classics including Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child, “Telephone” by Lady Gagaand Beyoncé, “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston.

He also worked on tracks by the Spice Girls, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson among many others.