Uduaghan mourns Odogwu (Punch)

A former Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has commiserated with the family of late Chief Sunny Odogwu over the death of the business icon, describing it as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria. Uduaghan told newsmen in…

Ebola death toll in DR Congo ‘rises’ (BBC)

More than 25,000 people have been innoculated in DR Congo since August The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, AFP news agency reports the health ministry as saying. The ministry is reported as saying…

Investigate death certificates before payment, PenCom tells PFAs (Punch)

The National Pension Commission on Wednesday directed the Pension Fund Administrators to investigate the death certificates presented by beneficiaries of the deceased before payment of death benefits. The Acting Director-General of PenCom, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, gave the directive in Abuja.…

Suspected lunatic hacks policeman, septuagenarian to death (Punch)

The Ondo State Police Command has announced the arrest of a suspected lunatic, popularly called “At all at all”, in Tekunle village, in the Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, for killing two people with a machete in…

Widowhood is a not a crime – Peju Akande

There’s this stigma when it comes to widowhood. It’s sticks like gum to most women who find themselves with that label and because it is a label, it becomes an identity many struggle with. The struggle comes with pain, stigma,…

US diplomat found dead at his house in Madagascar (Vanguard)

An American diplomat has been found dead after an apparent attack at his residence in Madagascar’s capital, police said Monday, adding that a suspect had been arrested. In the early hours of Sunday morning “after receiving a call from neighbours…

Birth, death certificates free in Nigeria, says NPopC chairman (Punch)

The National Population Commission says registration for birth and death certificates are offered free by the commission. The Chairman of NPopC, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.…

Death on a Lagos road -Lucia Edafioka

It is no coincidence that Lagos is home to Nigeria’s Nollywood. Every day after work, I look out for drama, something to spice up my evening, keep me amused through traffic; and I always get one or two shows. I…

Adult-ing is not easy at all – Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

When my friend’s father died almost 2 years ago, I wrote a poem in his memory called ‘The Landscape is changing’. The clear picture of my childhood that included my parents, her parents, my aunts and uncles and our homes…

Death and Life – Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

My husband and I dragged my luggage downstairs from my hotel room. This was 27th June 2015. We had finished the Farafina 2015 workshop and leaving the hotel was bittersweet. Bitter because the 10days were too short and sweet because…

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