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Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve

Tragedy struck Tuesday night as a member representing Garki/Babura federal constituency of Jigawa State, Hon Muhammed Gawo is dead. Gawo died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates late on Tuesday, our correspondent gathered. Information about cause of his death remains sketchy as at the time of filing this report. He was 65. An uncle of the deceased confirmed the death to journalists. The Jigawa State government has also confirmed the death.   Mr Fagen-Gawo’s death is coming less than a month after another member of the House of Representatives, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, from Niger State, died. Mr Fagen-Gawo a second-term lawmaker, is a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). He [Read]

Game of Thrones actor, Andrew Dunbar is dead

Hollywood actor, Andrew Dunbar, best known for his act on Game of Thrones is dead. He was found dead at his Belfast, Ireland home on Christmas Eve, Daily Mail reports. The 30-year-old Portrush native was renowned on the set of the hit HBO show as a body double for Theon Greyjoy. Tributes have poured in for the actor, speaking on the tragic news on Instagram, Alfie Allen known as Greyjoy wrote: “Andrew was an actor who was also a stand-in as Theon on GoT. Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. “To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. [Read]

BREAKING: Veteran Yoruba actor, Alabi Yellow, is dead

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that veteran actor and author, Samuel Akinpelu, aka Alabi Yellow, has passed on. Akinpelu, known for his caustic tongue in movies, was believed to have died earlier today in his home in Ikorodu, Lagos. It should be recalled that the actor had been afflicted with a stroke in March shortly after the demise of his wife. However, the actor had got a lifeline of N10m from a popular philanthropist, Reverend Esther Ajayi, popularly known as Iya Adura, back in April, and many had thought was on the path to recovery. Alabi Yellow appeared in several Yoruba movies and also [Read]

BREAKING: Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ loses dad, mourns him on instagram

  Popular Nollywood Actress, Funke AKindele, also known as ‘Jenifa’ has lost her father. The actress announced her father’s death on Monday on her Instagram page. She, however, did not disclose the cause of his death. Alongside a picture of him, Funke wrote: “Dad! May your soul Rest In Peace! “I tried Dad, I did but we love you but God knows best. I wish I can turn back the hands of time.” Some Nollywood celebrities; Waje, Lala Akindoju, Bovi, Yemi Alade, and the likes took to their Instagram pages to offer their condolences to the actress. @Waje “So sorry for your loss sis.” @OfficialBovi “I’m sorry to hear this [Read]

JUST IN: Anxiety In OAU as senior lecturer dies in his office

  The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife community was on Saturday thrown into confusion as a lecturer in the Department of Physical and Health Education, Mr. Nicholas Igbokwe was found dead in his office. A senior lecturer in the Department, who pleaded anonymity stated that Igbokwe was seen hale and hearty in the faculty on Saturday morning before the unfortunate incident happened. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead He described the late colleague as an easy going and amiable personality, adding that his demise had thrown the Department, as well as the whole citadel into mourning. “He was a gentleman to the core, he was a very [Read]

BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that renowned German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. Principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 7. The announcement of his demise was published on his Facebook page. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. “He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. “For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We [Read]

JUST IN: Popular Nollywood Actor, Saidi Balogun Loses Mum

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Ibadan-born Nollywood actor, Mr. Saidi Balogun, has lost his aged mother. Madam Jolade Balogun, was said to have died in the early hours of today. The actor, who broke the news to Tribuneonline confirmed she died this morning and will be buried today according to Islamic rites. More details shortly!! [Read]

Shock As Thunder Kills 19 Cows in Osun

  OSUN – Not less than nineteen cows have been killed by thunder lightning in Apala farm settlement in Iba town, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State on Saturday. Monarch of the community, Eburu of Iba, Oba Adekunle Okunoye, confirmed the development to the newsmen on Saturday. The leader of the Fulani community in Iba, Jimoh Bala, said the incident was a natural occurrence. According to the traditional ruler, “The people of Iba, have over the years been living harmoniously with Fulani natives living in our domain and this will not cause any disaffection. [READ ALSO] Young lady rejoices as she survives 2019 without getting pregnant, says “guys I did [Read]

First military gov of Lagos, Mobolaji Johnson dies at 83

  The first military governor of Lagos State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson, is dead.who was born on February 9, 1936, died on Wednesday (today), aged 83. As Military Governor of Lagos State, he was in office between May 28, 1967 and July 1975, under the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the father of four died in a Lagos hospital on Wednesday. The son of the late army brigadier, Deji, who confirmed the death, said he fought a long battle. He said, “I am afraid to break the news to you that we have lost our dad. He fought a long and hard battle; unfortunately he [Read]

Sad! Man who searched for job for six years dies a day to his first salary after getting one

  Story of a man who searched for a job for six years before getting one, and died in an autocrash a day before he was due for his first salary has been narrated on social media. Sylvanus Okpanachi reportedly graduated from a tertiary institution in 2013 and couldn’t find a job. He hunted for a job for six years before he finally got employed this year. He was due to receive his very first salary on Monday, October 21st. Unfortunately, he was killed in a road accident on Sunday, October 20. A friend who saw him last Friday, two days before his death, shared the story. He told of [Read]

Man dies while jogging in Lagos

  LAGOS – A yet-to-be-identified man collapsed and died while jogging on Sunday morning on the WEMCO Road, in the Ogba area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the man collapsed due to suspected cardiac arrest and efforts by the people around, who rushed to his rescue, proved abortive as he died on the spot. In the footage of the incident made available to our correspondent by an eyewitness, the lifeless body of the man, who wore a Chelsea jersey and a white pair of trainers, was seen lying on the pavement as rain fell on it. [READ ALSO] Shocking! Young man dies a day after taking selfie inside coffin [Read]

Pastor Dies After 30 Days of Fasting To Beat Jesus’ Record

A South African pastor, Alfred Ndlovu has died of malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Buzz South Africa reports that the 44-year-old pastor left home on June 17 for a nearby bush to have prayers, just like Jesus did. Attempting to equal or break Jesus Christ record of fasting for 40 days, Mr Alfred Ndlovu died just a month despite having no history of illness. He was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then called the police. He was known by his family and community at [Read]

So sad! Abducted Ondo varsity professor found dead inside bush

The remains of the abducted professor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gideon Okedayo, has been found. The university don was abducted by gunmen last week Thursday on Igara road in Akoko Edo, Edo state while travelling to his hometown. A source at the University confirmed to SaharaReporters that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush. “It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. “And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is [Read]

BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s Founding Leader, Robert Mugabe dies at 95

ZIMBABWE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power. He won Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, becoming prime minister in 1980. He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead. Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority. But his controversial land reform programme sparked an economic collapse and his [Read]

TRAGEDY: Tinubu Dies At 75

Alhaji Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu, the former Head of Service, Lagos State ( Between 1999 and 2004) is dead. He died in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in FCT, Abuja. He was aged 75. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that he will be buried on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Okesuna Cemetery, after a Janazah prayer at the Alausa Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja. Alhaji Tinubu was born on Friday, July 7, 1944. He was a graduate of Political Science from Howard University and Catholic University, Washington DC, USA where he bagged his B.Sc and M.Sc respectively. He was briefly a lecturer at the University of Ife, [Read]