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Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa’s reviled apartheid government as Pretoria’s minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son. By turns urbane and jovial, Botha, foreign minister from 1977 until the end of white rule in 1994, […]

John McCain, Republican Senator and Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 81

John McCain, Republican Senator and Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 81

John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Vietnam War hero who was a senior voice on defense and foreign policy in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 81. McCain died at 4:28 p.m. Saturday, his office said in an emailed statement. His wife Cindy and his family were with the senator when he […]

Fire Guts More Than 54 Vehicles On Otedola Bridge, Lagos

Fire Guts More Than 54 Vehicles On Otedola Bridge, Lagos

No fewer than nine people died and about 54 vehicles burnt yesterday during a tanker fire outbreak on Otedola Bridge, a Lagos suburb on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Four people – two of them critically – were injured as those caught in the fire tried to escape. The accident occurred at the peak of traffic as […]

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

A trader, identified simply as Mama Chichi, yesterday died when explosion rocked Evbuotubu Market in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. Five others were injured in the fire which accompanied the explosion which reportedly came from adulterated kerosene. Several traders bemoaned their losses in the fire outbreak. The woman, who died, was said to […]

NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

Two National Examination Council, NECO, candidates and 13 others have been killed by militant herdsmen in coordinated attacks on communities in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State in the early hours of yesterday. Vanguard gathered from the Chairman of Guma Local Government, Mr. Anthony Shawon, that the marauders invaded Tse Ishav in […]

First Female Chartered Accountant, Chief Olakunrin, Dies At 80

First Female Chartered Accountant, Chief Olakunrin, Dies At 80

The first female chartered accountant in Nigeria, Chief Olutoyin Olakunrin, is dead. She died at the age of 80. She was said to have passed on Sunday morning after she slumped during church service and was rushed to the hospital. A source privy to the incident said moments after, a large number of sympathisers began […]

MAKING IT BETTER: The Mystery Of This Thing Called DEATH!

It’s a debt we all have to pay,  I accept that but it feels as if death is collecting on this debt from people who haven’t spent enough time on earth yet to be called on to make the ultimate payment. Death seems to be collecting indiscriminately and with alarming rate. Slow it down grim […]

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

A woman was shot dead in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday night by gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab assassins, in what appeared to be an apparent assassination. A witness, speaking to Radio Shabelle by phone said the woman was critically wounded in the attack which occurred at Cinema Abdi Wayel area in the […]

Bandits Kill 63 In Zamfara

Bandits Kill 63 In Zamfara

No fewer than 63 people were reportedly killed in two separate attacks launched by unidentified gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers on Bawar Daji village of Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.   THISDAY gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday when members of the vigilante from the affected village converged to hold a […]

Woman Allegedly Drowns Inside Church’s Well, Pastor Arrested

Woman Allegedly Drowns Inside Church’s Well, Pastor Arrested

A middle-aged woman identified as Mrs. Funke Ojo was found dead inside a well at the premises of a Cherubim and Seraphim church located at Ayedun Quarters in Akure, Ondo State, on Sunday. Residents said no one could say what led to the incident.  A source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, […]

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