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Former President of the United States, Barack Obama; globally-renowned media personality, Oprah Winfrey; and other notable figures have sent glowing tributes to veteran actor Sidney Poitier. Poitier, who was the first black actor to win an Oscars award, died on Thursday night at the age of 94. According to a statement sent to THR by the family, it was noted that the actor spent his last days with family and friends. “There are no words to convey...

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LAGOS — The senior pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has announced the passing of his wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya, whom he married in 2010, ten years after the loss of his first wife (also a minister of the gospel), Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya. He stated in a post on Instagram that Pastor Nomthi had battled cancer for two years. He wrote: “With deep regret and gratitude to God, I have to...

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ABUJA — The Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska who spent 47 years on the throne has died at an Abuja Hospital. The late Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora is survived by wives, children and great-grandchildren. The Emir’s death comes three months after bandits gunned down his son Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska during an attack on the monarch’s farm along Zuru road in Kontagora Local Government Area when the bandits struck. Some...

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YOLA — President Muhammadu Buhari was in Yola Friday, to commiserate with the families, people, and government of Adamawa over the death of elder statesmen Ahmed Joda, Mahmud Tukur and Abdullahi Danburam. President Buhari while speaking at the Lamido’s palace in Yola, described late Ahmed Joda as a close ally since he was the Governor of the then North-Eastern state up to the time the deceased retired from the federal civil service as a Permanent...

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ABUJA —  The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the family of Alhaji Ahmed Joda, a foremost Nigerian administrator who died on Aug 13, at the age of 91. Lawan, in a statement by Mr. Ola Awoniyi, his Special Adviser on Media, in Abuja, on Saturday condoled with the Government and entire people of Adamawa State over the demise of ‘a great indigene of the state and accomplished citizen of Nigeria’....

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YOLA — Ahmed Joda was born in Yola to a Fulani family in 1930, his great-great-grandfather was Modibbo Raji, a 19th-century Islamic scholar and contemporary of Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio. Ahmed Joda attended Yola Elementary School and Yola Middle School before proceeding to Barewa College from 1945 to 1948. Ahmed Joda OFR, CON, CFR is a Nigerian administrator who rose through the administrative cadre of the Northern regional government and then the federal civil service...

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ABUJA — Hadiza Shagari who was a former Nigerian First Lady and wife to the late Nigerian leader, Shehu Shagari, is dead. Eko Hot Blog learned that the former Nigerian first lady died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 in Abuja. Her death was announced in a statement on behalf of the family by the Grandson of the former Nigerian first lady, Bello Shagari. “We regret to announce the demise of our beloved...

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The news of the death of the veteran singer and rapper, Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, a.k.a Sound Sultan, on the 11th of July, 2021, struck many with unexplainable sorrow. For some, it was their first time encountering his name, while it came to the knowledge of some that he suffered a rare type of cancer called Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma. Hearty comments about how wonderful the late singer was, flooded the internet. Pleasant nostalgic memories from friends...

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ABUJA — The Senate on Tuesday honored the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, with a minute silence. The honor happened as the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, sent a condolence message to the family of the deceased. Prophet Joshua passed on Saturday night at the age of 57. The decision of the Senate followed a point of order moved by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator...

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Late Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru was born on August 10, 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government Area, Kaduna State and was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021. He was the 25th Chief of Army Staff and a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji and Nigerian Army School of Infantry. He commenced cadets training in January 1984 and was commissioned into the rank of Second Lieutenant...

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