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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 […]

Uganda: One Killed As Floods Cut Off Mbale-Tirinyi Highway

Uganda: One Killed As Floods Cut Off Mbale-Tirinyi Highway

Heavy rains that have pounded some parts of the eastern region since mid-March on Monday washed away three bridges on the Mbale-Tirinyi road, leaving one person dead. Hundreds of stranded motorists had to find alternative routes after unseasonable rainfall hit the villages for nearly three hours. The rains washed away three new bridges; Sala in […]

David Rockefeller, Last Grandchild Of John D. Rockefeller, Dies

David Rockefeller, Last Grandchild Of John D. Rockefeller, Dies

Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, a former head of Chase Manhattan bank and a luminary in political circles, died Monday at the age of 101, a spokesman said. He died in his sleep due to congestive heart failure at his home in Pocantico Hills, just north of New York City, spokesman Fraser Seitel said. The last […]

South Africa: Woman Electrocuted While Fixing Plug

South Africa: Woman Electrocuted While Fixing Plug

A woman believed to be in her 40s died on Thursday evening in her home in Bophelong, Vanderbijlpark, after being electrocuted while fixing a plug, paramedics said. When paramedics arrived at the home they found that the woman showed no signs of life, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement. Paramedics quickly assessed the […]

Death For soldier Convicted Over Rape And Murder

Death For soldier Convicted Over Rape And Murder

At about 10am on  Wednesday, March, 27, 2014, Lance Corporal Oge Etudo, a 30-year-old soldier serving at Lungi Barracks, Abuja, left his duty post and headed for Dei-Dei, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Before leaving, he surrendered  his rifle and ammunition to his colleague who was on guard at their commander’s house. […]

Liberia: Woman’s Body Found In Graveyard In Buchanan

Liberia: Woman’s Body Found In Graveyard In Buchanan

An 18-year old woman identified as Fatu Tamba, alias ‘Princess’ or ‘Sugar Lump,’ was found dead Friday morning in a graveyard near a place commonly called Yellow Mansion in Korduah Community, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The body was already decomposing when discovered. According to residents in the area, Sugar Lump may have been “brutally killed […]

Delta House Of Assembly Loses Female Lawmaker

Delta House Of Assembly Loses Female Lawmaker

The Speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya on Wednesday night announced the death of one of its long-serving members, Mrs Omawumi Udoh. Udoh represented Warri south I constituency in the state House of Assembly. She died at a London hospital after a protracted illness. In a statement signed by Igbuya’s Chief […]

Buhari Orders Investigation Into Death Of NYSC Member In Kano

Buhari Orders Investigation Into Death Of NYSC Member In Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State while on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the investigation should unravel the true circumstances of […]

Lagos Mourn The Death Of Dr. Bola Olubi

Lagos Mourn The Death Of Dr. Bola Olubi

Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed shock and sadness over the death of foremost accountant and a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi. Dr. Olubi, who was a former President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), was appointed the first female Chairman of United Bank of Africa […]

Senegal: Renowned Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow Dies At 81

Senegal: Renowned Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow Dies At 81

Inspired by Leni Riefenstahl’s photographs of the Nuba people, Ousmane Sow left behind a career in physiotherapy for art. He became the first African to be elected a member of France’s renowned Academie des Beaux-Arts. The Cape Town Fringe Festival showcases South Africa’s fresh and emerging talent, in new productions and modern classics. With biting […]

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