• Colombia plane crash: 100,000 mourners gather at Chapecoense stadium as victims returned to Brazil

    Colombia plane crash: 100,000 mourners gather at Chapecoense stadium as victims returned to Brazil

    On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense football club who died in a plane crash.

    The accident on Monday in the Colombian Andes claimed most of the team’s players and staff as it headed to Colombia for the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final. Seventy-one of the 77 people on board died, including 19 players on the team.

    After the […]

  • See photos from comedian Basketmouth’s mum’s funeral

    See photos from comedian Basketmouth’s mum’s funeral

    Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth’s mother has been laid to rest. She passed away on October 3rd after a brief illness and was buried this weekend in Abia State. May her soul continue to rest in peace, amen.

    Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth’s mother has been laid to rest. She passed away on October 3rd after a brief illness and was buried this weekend in Abia State. May her soul continue to rest in peace, […]

  • FG blocks Dasuki from attending father’s funeral

    FG blocks Dasuki from attending father’s funeral

    According to reports, former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki will ‎not be available at his father’s funeral in Sokoto state, as the federal government has no plans to release him for the burial rites.

    The former NSA has been detained by the Federal Government since December 1, 2015 in spite of the bails granted him by three different High Courts in

  • Five arrested for holding funeral during Oba’s coronation

    Five arrested for holding funeral during Oba’s coronation

    Five persons including a musician were arrested on Saturday by palace authorities for holding a burial ceremony during the coronation of the Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Ewuare II.

    It was gathered that they were arrested while the ceremony was ongoing at Uwa Primary School in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

    It was learnt that some chiefs from the Oba’s palace stormed the venue and placed ‘Umenhe’ leaves (palm frond) on the food, drinks and canopies, […]

  • Patience Jonathan, Rotimi Amaechi, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu, Godswill Akpabio, others at the funeral of Ojo Madueke (Photos)

    Patience Jonathan, Rotimi Amaechi, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu, Godswill Akpabio, others at the funeral of Ojo Madueke (Photos)

    The remains of former minister of Foreign Affairs, Ojo Maduekwe was laid to rest at his hometown in Asaga, Ohafia local government area of Abia on Saturday August 20th.

    Former First lady Patience Jonathan, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state and his wife, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Orji, Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi and others attended the funeral service which held at the Presbyterian Church of

  • Photos from the funeral of former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi

    Photos from the funeral of former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi

    Late Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi was buried yesterday in his hometown. His funeral started with a requiem mass in Benin, Edo State, yesterday. The funeral mass took place at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport Road, Benin. City which was followed by a novelty match at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

    Late Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi was buried yesterday in his hometown. His funeral started with a requiem mass in Benin, Edo State, yesterday. The funeral mass took place at St. Paul’s Catholic […]

  • Rotimi Amaechi vows to sponsor funeral of late literary icon, Elechi Amadi

    Rotimi Amaechi vows to sponsor funeral of late literary icon, Elechi Amadi

    Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation has promised to sponsor the funeral ceremony of the late literary icon, Captain Elechi Amadi.

    Amaechi made the promise when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Amadi in Mbodo, Aluu community in Obio /Akpor Local Government Area of the Rivers State.

    Amaechi said his decision to sponsor the burial of the late literary giant was to reciprocate his sterling contribution to the development of Ikwerre ethnic nationality in particular and Rivers […]

  • Son Collapses in Tears at Funeral of Mother Who Protected Him From Bullets in Orlando (photos)

    Son Collapses in Tears at Funeral of Mother Who Protected Him From Bullets in Orlando (photos)

    Brenda Lee Marquez-McCool was dancing with her son Isaiah Henderson at Pulse nightclub when shots rang out over the blaring music.

    Instead of running away, she threw herself on her son, shielding him from shooter Omar Mateen.

    She died protecting her son, pictured in the middle crying

    McCoo, 49, was a two-time cancer survivor. Her sister-in-law Ada Pressley told the New York Daily News that

    McCool saw gunman Omar turn his assault rifle at her and her son and said:

    “Get down,’ to Isaiah and […]

  • Funeral of the woman allegedly killed by her husband at Oshodi, Lagos (photos)

    Funeral of the woman allegedly killed by her husband at Oshodi, Lagos (photos)

    The remains of Mrs. Roseline Sougie whose throat was allegedly slit by her husband, Jafaru Sougie, at their home at Oshodi, Lagos state on Friday May 27th was laid to rest yesterday June 6th.

    The 45 year old mother of four was allegedly killed by her husband over allegations of infidelity.

    Photo of the knife her husband used to slit her throat Shown above. He has since been

  • Muhammad Ali’s body arrives his hometown ahead of friday funeral (photos)

    Muhammad Ali’s body arrives his hometown ahead of friday funeral (photos)

    Muhammad Ali’s casket arrived in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday ahead of his Friday, June 10, funeral and public memorial service.

    Ali, 74, died in a hospital on Friday, June 3, after being admitted for respiratory issues.

    On Saturday, his family spokesperson Bob Gunnell announced plans for Ali’s memorial service,
    which will be held on Friday at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center at 2 p.m. local time and open to the public. Former President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel will […]

  • Muhammad Ali’s funeral ‘open to everybody’

    Muhammad Ali’s funeral ‘open to everybody’

    The world is invited to the funeral of Muhammad Ali in his hometown on Friday where the boxing legend’s life will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service, a family spokesman said.

    Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion and civil rights activist who was an iconic figure of the 20th century, died Friday aged 74 after health problems complicated by a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

    The official cause of death was septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.

    The […]