Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the former Oyo State Governor remains have been laid to rest in Ibadan with less than 20 people in attendance. The late Oyo State Governor was buried according to Islamic rites at his Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan , the Oyo State capital , amid tight security.The late politician was reportedly buried in strict compliance with the the COVID- 19 protocols with less than 20 people, including wife of the former governor , Chief Florence Ajimobi , and other members of his immediate family.The Agodi GRA, which was the preferred choice by the Ajimobi family , was not approved by the Oyo State Government on the ground that there was litigation on the property .Ajimobi, died at 70-year-old from Covid-19 complications.Due to lockdown rules, Party faithful and other loyalists of the late politician were barred from the scene of the burial .
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Nigerian legendary singer, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek is dead.
The “Send Down the Rain” crooner died yesterday in an hospital in New with an undisclosed cause. This was confirm by his manager Omenka Uzoma.
Majek Fashek who was best known for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”, was rumoured to be dead around September 2019 which was later quelled by his manager had some health challenges in his last days due to drug addiction.
‘The Rain Maker’ has fondly called worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Beyoncé.
Mele Kyari, the current Group of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the demise of his predecessor, Maikanti Baru who died at 61 years old.
Kyari made this disclosure via his Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,”.
“He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”
Baru was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held up until 2019.
Baru announced his retirement from NNPC in July 2019 when he clocked the age of 60.
Baru was born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi state.
He attended Federal Government College, Jos for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.
In 1982, he obtained his bachelor of engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University.
Baru has a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
He was the 18th GMD of NNPC.
The Onilua of Ilua, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Samuel Afolabi, is dead.
Oba Afolabi, believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness, related to old age.
He was said to be 141 years old.
According to a source,the late monarch was born to the Afolabi family in Ilua, in 1879 and was enthroned as king in the community 38 years ago, at the age of 102.
The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju Local Government of the state before his coronation as king, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.
It was learnt that Afolabi’s choice as Oba was unanimously agreed upon by community leaders and king makers of Ilualand at the time.
Madagascar on Sunday recorded the first death of a patient suffering from novel coronavirus, nearly two months after it was first detected in the country.
The death was that of 57-year-old hospital worker who died on Saturday. The deceased had underlying diabetes and high blood pressure before he got infected, an official from the anti-coronavirus task team said.
He was a car park attendant at a hospital in the eastern city of Toamasina.
The Indian ocean island which has reported 304 cases has hit the headlines over a home-grown herbal concoction that President Andry Rajoelina claims can cure people infected with the virus.
Several African countries have ordered or expressed interest in the purported remedy, which is known as Covid-Organics.
The tonic drink is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment — and other indigenous herbs.
But the World Health Organization has warned against “adopting a product that has not been taken through tests to see its efficacy”.