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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, […]

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 […]