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65 passengers Die In Iran Plane Crash

65 passengers Die In Iran Plane Crash

The entire 65 passengers and crew in an Iranian airplane are reportedly feared dead after the plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday. Reuters reports that the plane crashed after the domestic flight flying to the southwestern city of Yasuj came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesperson for Iranian carrier Aseman […]

Death of Tsvangirai Threatens Unity of Zimbabwe’s Opposition

Death of Tsvangirai Threatens Unity of Zimbabwe’s Opposition

The death of Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has left his party in disarray ahead of presidential elections later this year. Tsvangirai, who led the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, died Wednesday at the age of 65 from colon cancer. He had been nominated to run against President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the presidential […]

Ambode’s Aide, Deji Tinubu Slumps, Dies During Football Game

Ambode’s Aide, Deji Tinubu Slumps, Dies During Football Game

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu has slumped and died. Tinubu was said to be playing football with other members of the State Executive Council after the end of the second day of the ongoing Retreat for Permanent Secretaries, directors and executives members late Thursday in Epe when […]

Obasanjo Mourns The Demise Of Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji

Obasanjo Mourns The Demise Of Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed sadness over the death of a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oluyemi Adeniji. Adeniji, who served the nation during Obasanjo’s civilian administration, died on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom, at the age of 83. Adeniji also served at various times in the Nigerian embassies in Washington D.C., Sierra Leone, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

Recently, after the death of a good friend of mine had been announced, my attention was drawn to comments on one of the popular websites. Whilst there was some outpouring of sympathy, I was appalled at the remarks of people speculating on how my friend died, what/who could have been ‘responsible’ and so on.  My […]

Woman Killed Over Cellphone Dispute With Her Husband

Woman Killed Over Cellphone Dispute With Her Husband

A 23-year-old woman from Ondjokwe village at Onankali in Oshikoto Region died on Monday night shortly after she was severely assaulted by her partner with a mahangu pestle – a blunt wooden stick used for pounding – apparently because she refused to let him to use her mobile phone. Oshikoto regional crime investigation coordinator Deputy […]

Boko Haram Beheads Four IDPs

Boko Haram Beheads Four IDPs

Four internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Dalori-1 Camp of Maiduguri, Borno State, have been beheaded by the Boko Haram, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. They were reportedly beheaded while hunting outside the camp on Saturday. The four victims were on Sunday buried by their fellow displaced persons. Two other IDPs who were among a 12-man hunting troop […]

Somalia: Somali Minister Shot Dead Near Presidential Palace

Somalia: Somali Minister Shot Dead Near Presidential Palace

Bodyguards for Somalia’s auditor general shot dead a government minister in an apparent accident near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, police said. Auditor general Nur Farah’s bodyguards opened fire on a car carrying Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, the public works and reconstruction minister, near a checkpoint close to the palace, said police […]

Former Minister Of Education,Prof. Babalola Borishade Exit The World

Former Minister Of Education,Prof. Babalola Borishade Exit The World

Prof Babalola Borishade, 71, former Nigerian minister of education is dead. He  died in London on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was initially rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos, last week from where he was taken to London. The cause of death was lung and heart –related. Borishade was born in Usi- Ekiti on March […]

Gunmen Kill Man, Son In Sokoto

Gunmen Kill Man, Son In Sokoto

Some unidentified gunmen have killed a 50-year old businessman, Alhaji Bello Danbuba and his teenage son, Aliyu, in Gandi village, Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The killings happened on Thursday. It was gathered that the attackers, believed to be bandits, trailed Danbaba to where his herd of camel was kept, then shot him […]

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