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Four dead, 6 injured in three turn accident in Ogun.


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun says four persons died while six others sustained injuries in three separate accidents in the state on Friday.

Clement Oladele, Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, gave the details in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ota, Ogun.

Oladele explained that the first crash occurred at about 10.30 a.m. due to tyre burst and excessive speeding at Abeokuta-Sagamu route, near Showo.

It involved two vehicles: a Mazda bus marked AKM 125 AA and a KIA bus, marked KRD 34 CW.

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He said that five persons were involved, with three sustaining varying degrees of injuries, but no fatality.

“The three injured persons were rescued and taken to an undisclosed hospital for intensive treatment,’’ he said.

The commander said that the second crash happened at about 1.30 p.m. around Arepo Bus-Stop, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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The lone accident involved a motorbike marked AYE 428 UL carrying three persons was caused by dangerous riding.

While one person died, two others sustained injuries.

“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Idera hospital morgue while the survivors are receiving medical attention at ROA Hospital, Arepo in Ogun.’’

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Oladele said that the third crash, which involved a Toyota Camry car, marked KTU 421 CA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked GGE 723 QF.

The accident, according to Oladele, happened at about 7.49 p.m. due to route violation and driving against traffic around the long bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The commander said that car drove against traffic and rammed into the motorcycle that led to the death of three male adults while one person sustained injuries.

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“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Idera Hospital morgue while the survivor is also receiving treatment at the same hospital,’’ he said.

Oladele advised motorists to drive cautiously and desist from driving against traffic to avoid unnecessary loss of lives


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PIA plane crash: Victims’ DNA reports to be out in 21 days – Pechuho


Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that 19 victims of the Karachi PIA plane crash have been identified while DNA reports of the rest will take 21 days to arrive.

She was holding a press conference with Information and Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Murtaza Wahab.

The Health Minister said a total of 97 people were killed in the crash while two survived, of which one is admitted in Dar-ul-Sehat and the other was being treated at the Civil Hospital.

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She said that after the incident, 66 bodies were taken to Jinnah and 31 to Civil Hospital including 68 men, 26 women and 3 children. So far, 19 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families.

Pechuho said that so far DNA samples of 97 bodies have been taken and 47 relatives have also submitted samples of their DNA. The final DNA reports will take 21 days, she added.

Replying to a question, the provincial health minister said that the governor misstated about DNA as we have set up a high quality laboratory in Sindh and all DNA tests will be conducted in the lab of Karachi University.

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On this occasion, Murtaza Wahab said that six residents of the neighbourhood were injured because of the plane crash while 16 were displaced who have now been moved to a local hotel. Moreover, 19 houses, 10 vehicles and three motorcycles were also affected because of the plane crash.

The Sindh government spokesman added that the fire brigade, the mayor of Karachi, Chhipa, Edhi, civil and military agencies worked together in rescue efforts. He appealed to the public to celebrate Eid with simplicity in view of the current situation.

In response to a question, Murtaza Wahab said that the moral and legal responsibility for the accident lies with the PIA and it should compensate those affected for the losses.

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Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that 19 victims of the Karachi PIA plane crash have been identified while DNA reports of the rest will take 21 days to arrive. She was holding a press conference with Information and Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Murtaza Wahab. The Health Minister said a total of 97 people were killed in the crash while two survived, of which one is admitted in Dar-ul-Sehat and the other was being treated at the Civil Hospital. She said that after the incident, 66 bodies were taken to Jinnah and 31 to Civil Hospital including 68 men, 26 women and 3 children. So far, 19 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families. Pechuho said that so far DNA samples of 97 bodies have been taken and 47 relatives have also submitted samples of their DNA. The final DNA reports will take 21 days, she added. Replying to a question, the provincial health minister said that the governor misstated about DNA as we have set up a high quality laboratory in Sindh and all DNA tests will be conducted in the lab of Karachi University. On this occasion, Murtaza Wahab said that six residents of the neighbourhood were injured because of the plane crash while 16 were displaced who have now been moved to a local hotel. Moreover, 19 houses, 10 vehicles and three motorcycles were also affected because of the plane crash. The Sindh government spokesman added that the fire brigade, the mayor of Karachi, Chhipa, Edhi, civil and military agencies worked together in rescue efforts. He appealed to the public to celebrate Eid with simplicity in view of the current situation. In response to a question, Murtaza Wahab said that the moral and legal responsibility for the accident lies with the PIA and it should compensate those affected for the losses.


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Arshad Malik, PIA CEO clears Air on crash.


The PIA plane, which crashed in Karachi on Friday afternoon, was “technically sound”, PIA CEO Arshad Malik told a press conference in Karachi on Friday evening.

Malik said that 2-3 days were required to complete the operation and then the Aviation Ministry would launch an inquiry into the crash.

He said he wanted the inquiry report to be completed as soon as possible but could not give a timeframe for that. He said that PIA would not interfere in the inquiry.

The PIA chief said 99 people, including passengers and air crew, were onboard the ill-fated plane and “we have reports of 19 dead in Civil Hospital and 22 in other hospitals” as of now.

He said the pilot established a final landing approach and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) control room gave him a green signal to go ahead.

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“The pilot then did a go-around. He said he is preparing for a second approach. “Now what was the reason for the go-around? Please do not speculate,” Malik said, adding that facts could be ascertained through flight recorder and the black box.

“Nothing can be said until the black box is found,” he said. After the go-around, the PIA official said, the pilot gave a call, saying he “will establish for second approach”.

“Something happened there and there can only be ambiguities until we receive the voice and data recorders.

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I say this with responsibility that when it is received, we’ll know whether there was a technical fault, some other issue, some outside activity, bird hit, etc.

“When the plane lowered down, the ATC asked the pilot if there was an issue and the pilot said, ‘Yes, I am facing a problem,’ after which the communication was cut off.”

“The plane crash-landed in a street: it caused damage but thankfully no building collapsed,” he said. He spoke about the victims and the response to the incident.

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He said that families of the victims were welcome to come and stay at airport hotels in Karachi that have been vacated. All affected persons are going to be accommodated at airport hotels and other government facilities.

He said the Safety Investigation Board “is a government body that will oversee the investigation” and it was “independent of PIA and will operate under its own SOPs”.

Malik said the monitoring of the aircraft’s technical soundness was done by the industry, which has a database through which “they keep a close eye on the aircraft’s health”.

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“I do not wish to give any further information [on the survivors] and I do not want to give anyone false hopes.

Our emergency response centre is working round-the-clock to ascertain the facts,” he said. “I will provide more information as soon as we have it,” he promised.


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Pakistani govt investigate PIA plane crash – choose team


The federal government late on Friday evening constituted a team to investigate the PIA plane crash in Karachi.

A PIA plane flying from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near the Karachi airport moments before it was set to land at the airport.

Late on Friday night, officials confirmed death of at least 66 of 98 passengers and crew members who were onboard the plane.

In a tweet on Sunday evening, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCCA) shared the news about formation of the team to investigate the incident and named members of the investigation team.


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[Nigeria] Man crushed to death in Ogun while making video call. (Photos)

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This is sad! A 26-year-old man, Olajide Asade, is dead after being crushed by a car while reportedly making a video call with his girlfriend in Siun along Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway.

The tragic incident happened on Wednesday, 6th May,2020. The deceased and his brother, identified as Azeez, were on their way to Ajah, Lagos, when their car developed a mechanical fault.

While other passengers were standing by the roadside waiting for the driver to repair his vehicle, the deceased decided to cross to the other side of the road while deeply concentrated on his video call with his girlfriend oblivious of the oncoming vehicle.

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Azeez said his brother had been making the video call with the girlfriend right from when they took off from Kuto motor park in Abeokuta. He maintained that the driver of the car, who hit the deceased, was on normal speed.

The corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue while the driver is currently being detained.


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[Nigeria] LAWMA crush to death in Lagos accident.


A utility vehicle with registration number KSF 383 XZ, on Wednesday crushed to death a Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff on duty at Anthony Bus stop in Lagos.

The State Traffic Officer, CSP Oriyomi Oluwasanmi, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the woman was crushed by the utility vehicle.

Oluwasanmi said that her presence at the scene was to stem the crisis that could have happened as a result of the accident.

She said that the Divisional Traffic Officer called her when those at the scene of the accident did not allow the utility vehicle to be towed.

She added that the accident disrupted the flow of traffic for those on essential duties.

An official of LAWMA, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the woman was carrying out her duty when the utility vehicle reversed on the highway and crushed her to death.

According to the official, the driver missed the service lane that could take him to Oshodi and was trying to reverse when the accident occurred.

The accident reportedly occurred around 9.00am. The corpse of the woman had been taken to the mortuary.


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Plane conveying COVID-19 medical supplies crash, 8 dead in Philippines.


A plane believed to be conveying coronavirus medical supplies has crashed during takeoff.

The aircraft, bound for Haneda, Japan, crashed at Manila International Airport in the Philippines, killing all the eight people on board, on Sunday.


It had reportedly been chartered by the government and was carrying emergency supplies to the country as it battles against the spread of coronavirus.

The aircraft is reportedly owned by Lion Air, a charter service company in the Philippines.


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Osinbajo’s convoy involved in accident – see who died.


The convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was involved in an accident en route to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday.

According to Laolu Akande, SSA to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, one police escort riders on the Vice President’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina died in the crash.


Read statement below;

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

PRESS STATEMENT

With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one of the police escort riders on the Vice President’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina, aged 45, was involved in a road accident while on official duty today.

The accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Vice President, who is greatly saddened by this occurrence, has aborted the trip.

The Vice President described Gomina as a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer who will be greatly missed by the team. He is survived by his wife, children and relatives.

May his soul rest in peace.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity
Office of the Vice President


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Four allegedly injured in severe Anambra crash


Four persons on Friday sustained serious injuiries in a multiple auto crash in Igbariam junction, along Onitsha-Awka Expressway of Anambra State m

The accident, which occurred close to FRSC Nteje Unit Command at about 09.30am, involved two vehicles, a trailer and a commercial bus.


NobleReporters gathered that the trailer which was heading towards Onitsha overtook wrongly and collided with the bus coming in the opposite direction.

Confirming the incident, the state, Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pascal Anigbo attributed the cause to wrongful overtaking.


He said no death was recorded.

According to him: “One Mitsubishi L300 with registration numbers, AKU855YI and a Trailer, with registration number ENU228RA were involved in the crash.


“A total of Twenty (21) victims, made up of Thirteen (13) male adults and Eight (8) female adult were involved.

“The injured victims were rushed to Chukwuemeka Odemegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Awka for immediate medical attention, by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command.”

Anigbo hinted that the driver of the trailer has been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force, adding that the FRSC operatives were on ground to ensure obstructions were cleared.

“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, Andrew A. Kumapayi warns motorists against wrongful overtaking, over-speeding, dangerous driving and other activities that will endanger their lives and those of other road users,” he added.


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Unregistered truck kills seven in Ogun state

vehicle razed


At least seven persons were on Friday morning killed in a multiple accident at Ota along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State.

The accident which involved a truck laden with cements, a space wagon and a commercial bus occurred around 11:30am.


It was gathered that the accident caused by the truck was on top speed before it failed brake and crashed into other vehicles.

Angered by the deaths, a mob set the truck said to have no registration number ablaze


According to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun State, 17 persons comprising six men, two boys, eight women and a girl were involved in the accident.

Sector Commander Clement Oladele said those who died were two adult males, three women, a boy and a girl.


“Ten persons sustained I juries and were rescued to Ota General Hospital, while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the IFO General Hospital Morgue in Ogun State.

“We commiserate with the families of the dead victims. The crash occurred at a spot notorious for frequent accidents that have claimed over 40 lives in the last five years.

“Motorists especially vehicles are urged to drive with caution when using that section of the corridor.

“Passers-by should also desist from turning themselves into a mob and resorting to self help. Willful destruction of public properties or accident vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocation, is a crime. There are standard ways of handling and reporting grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

“Members of the public can obtain details of the crash at the FRSC command in Ota or contact the aforementioned medical facilities,” he said


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Anambra: 3 casualties, eight injured in 06.00am accident – FRSC


Three people were confirmed dead, while eight others sustained injuries in an accident involving two vehicles at Amansea near Awka, along Awka – Enugu old road on Saturday.

Mr Pascal Anigbo, Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, confirmed the accident in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Awka.

Anigbo said the accident involved a stationary DAF truck with registration number: GGE 167 XP suspected to be faulty and a 14-passenger Toyota Hummer bus with registration number: BAL 266 XA.


According to him, the crash occurred around 6.00a.m.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the commercial bus, which was on top speed, rammed into the stationary truck.


“The commercial bus was driven by one Ibrahim and they were on their way to Lagos from Jalingo, Taraba State.

“The FRSC team rushed the injured victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku, while the dead, all male, have been evacuated to the same hospital mortuary,” he said.

Anigbo expressed the sympathies of Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the state’s Sector Commander of FRSC, to the family of the deceased and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured victims.

He however, advised motorists to ensure that they placed adequate caution signs whenever their vehicles broke down along the road.


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Pandemonium as fuel tanker explodes in imo, one casualty


A tanker carrying petrol has exploded along Owerri-Aba express road, killing one person and leaving many others critically injured.

The tragic incident which happened on Thursday at about 11:15 was not too far from the Imo/Anambra River basin authority. N.Rs learnt


It was gathered that the incident happened after the tanker laden with fuel collided with the road demarcation which sparked off the fire on the tanker.

An eyewitness who spoke on account of anonymity said that one person lost his life and two others were badly wounded.


At the time of filing this report, the men of the fire service station had mobilized their men to extinguish the fire.

Speaking, the Director of Fire Service in Imo state, Japhate Okereafor, said among other things that “When I was informed of the incident I informed all my men and they turned out immediately and we started dispatching to the scene of a fire incident.


“I even called the airport fire service, I called the control room and they gave me a sharp and fast response.”

When asked if there was any casualty, he said: “It is one that died the other two escaped. I suspect the one that died should be the driver.”


A tanker carrying petrol has exploded along Owerri-Aba express road, killing one person and leaving many others critically injured.

According to Vanguard, the tragic incident which happened on Thursday at about 11:15 was not too far from the Imo/Anambra River basin authority.


NobleReporters gathered that the incident happened after the tanker laden with fuel collided with the road demarcation which sparked off the fire on the tanker.

An eyewitness who spoke on account of anonymity said that one person lost his life and two others were badly wounded.


At the time of filing this report, the men of the fire service station had mobilized their men to extinguish the fire.

Speaking, the Director of Fire Service in Imo state, Japhate Okereafor, said among other things that “When I was informed of the incident I informed all my men and they turned out immediately and we started dispatching to the scene of a fire incident.

“I even called the airport fire service, I called the control room and they gave me a sharp and fast response.”

When asked if there was any casualty, he said: “It is one that died the other two escaped. I suspect the one that died should be the driver.”


#Newsworthy…

Part of Obasanjo’s asset destroyed in fire accident


Fire erupted in the store of the famous home of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Wednesday night.

The fire which started around 9.30pm was believed to have been caused by power surge.


Residents of the area reportedly trooped out to assist the domestic workers in the house at Ita-Eko area to put out the fire. The items destroyed were not immediately known.

The state Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, confirmed to the New Telegraph that the fire only razed a store and not the main building in the former president’s compound.

He said officials of the agency swiftly responded to distress calls about 10:00pm and succeeded in putting out the fire.

Obasanjo resided in the house for decades until he moved to the Presidential Palace on the Hilltop in the Government Reservation Area of the city in 2007.


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Shocking: Train derails, 2 reported dead


A tragic incident occurred on Thursday morning in Italy’s Lodi province as two people were killed after a high-speed train derailed.

The accident which also left 28 people injured occurred in the town of Casalpusterlengo, some 30 miles southeast of Milan.


Two dead as high-speed train derails in northern Italy


All services on the Milan-Bologna high-speed route have been suspended and diverted via conventional lines, as emergency teams and firefighters are at the scene of the accident to assess the damage.

The railway company said the engine left the tracks some 40km (25 miles) from Milan at around 05:30 local time. It struck the freight wagon on a parallel track before running into a building and was separated from the rest of the train. Both it and the first carriage turned on their sides.


Two dead as high-speed train derails in northern Italy

Italian President Sergio Mattarella who confirmed the death of two train conductors named Giuseppe Cicciu and Mario Di Cuonzo, tweeted his condolences to their families.

He wrote;

“Let light be quickly shed on this grave accident, in order to guarantee the right of citizens to transport safety.”


A survivor told local newspaper Liberta;

“I thought I was dead. I closed my eyes and prayed.

“The train was going very fast… suddenly, I felt a violent blow. A really loud roar.”

The cause of the accident is currently being investigated.


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I will take Kobe Bryant’s Footsteps – LeBron vows ..


LeBron James vowed Friday that he and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates would continue the legacy of club icon Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash.

James, his voice fraught with emotion, addressed the Staples Center crowd before the Lakers returned to NBA action for the first time since Bryant’s death.

Flinging away his prepared notes, James said to cheers he would speak from the heart, calling on all present to celebrate Bryant’s life and a career that included five NBA titles in 20 years with the Lakers.


“I know at some point we will have a memorial for Kobe,” he said. “But I look at this as a celebration tonight.

“This is a celebration of the 20 years of the blood, the sweat, the tears, the broken-down body, the getting up, sitting down to everything, the countless hours, the determination to be as great as he could be.


“Tonight we celebrate the kid who came here at 18 years of age, retired at 38 and became the best dad we’ve seen over the last three years.

“The fact that I’m here now means so much to me,” James said. “I’m going to continue with my teammates to continue his legacy not only for this year but as long as we can continue to play the game of basketball that we love, because that’s what Kobe Bryant would want.”


After the game, James said he decided to deviate from his notes “pretty much when I went up there.

“I wanted to make sure I acknowledged all the lives that were lost Sunday morning and I didn’t want to mess that up so I looked at the names on a paper,” James said.


He movingly pronounced the names of all nine people who died in the crash, a somber list that included Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

“But when I kind of looked at the notecards I had or that was kind of being insisted on — and some of it was what I wanted to talk about — I decided for me personally just letting the words flow right from the heart and whatever comes out they’re pure – there’s truth to it.”

One truth he’d come to realize, James said, was that the ruthlessly competitive Bryant had blossomed since retiring in 2016 as he focused on creative pursuits and life with his wife, Vanessa, and their four daughters.

“Seeing Kobe play the game of basketball 20 years for the Lakers since he was 18 to 38, and I was like you know it’s crazy, these last three years, out of all the success he had, five rings, multiple MVPs, All-Star Game MVP, first-league everything, all-life, all-world all-basketball — it felt like these last three years was the happiest I’ve ever seen him,” James said.


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{Photos} LeBron tattoos ‘Kobe 4 life’ on his lap ..


Popular basketball star, Lebron James has paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a new tattoo, days after the LA Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna and 9 others in Calabasas, California.

Lebron who was pictured crying at the Los Angeles airport the morning after hearing of Kobe’s untimely death, visited celebrity tattoo artist Vanessa Aurelia on Wednesday to get the new ink, then on Thursday during his work out in Lakers training facility in El Segundo, let photographers capture the new tattoo.

The tattoo is still fresh, but has the shape of a black mamba, the nickname Kobe was known for, then an inscription ‘Kobe for life’ can be seen written.


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BBNaija: Here is what Tacha have to say about Gianna, Kobe Bryant’s death, Maryam Sanda’s death sentence ..


On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the sporting world lost one of its greats in the person of legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash that also killed the seven other people on board.

Kobe Bryant was just 41 years old and he alongside his daughter, and other families were going for basketball practice.


Also, barely 24 hours after the tragic Kobe Bryant news went viral, Nigerians were left in shock with the death sentence given to one Maryam Sanda, who stabbed her husband and killed him in 2017 during a jealous rage.

Maryam was sentenced to death by hanging and a chilling footage emerged on social media of how she kept on calling on God as she tried to run out of the court room after she was convicted.

The negative news plus other tragic happenings in the month of January 2020 has generated so much reaction from social media users BBNaija 2019 star, Tacha also joined in sympathizing .

The reality star to her Twitter page to react to Kobe’s death and Maryam’s death sentence.

In her tweets she wrote: “I feel sad this night!! Kobe yesterday now Maryam”

“Get into relationships for the right reasons…Figure out all red flags before saying I DO”


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Kobe Bryant’s death is because of his affair with his daughter – Doctor affirms ..


Following the tragic death of NBA star, Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter, Gianni in the gory helicopter crash, a Nigerian UK-based Doctor and Writer, Yemi, has alleged that Kobe was having incestuous affair with his daughter, Gianni.

According to Yemi, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianni perishing in the gory helicopter crash was a punishment from God for their incestuous affair.The Nigerian UK-based Doctor, Yemi, took to Twitter and posted a photo of Kobe Bryant kissing his daughter on the lips and asked whether it was right for a father and daughter to kiss on the lips and then alleged that;“Is it right to have a lip kiss with your own daughter? Kobe Bryant was no doubt a pedophile and an incestuous father. They deserve death. The death was punishment for their sins, for atonement. #RIPMamba”.


In another tweet, Yemi continued that;

“I had a dream on Tuesday last week where God appeared to me and told me that he was going to kill Kobe Bryant and his daughter for their incestuous affair. I didn’t believe him. When it happened, he reappeared and said, “You doubt too much my daughter #RIPMamba #RIPGianna”.


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How Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter crashed ..


New footage of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter circling ‘aggressively’ overhead before it crashed has surfaced online.

A witness who captured the moment took to Twitter to share the video of the helicopter circling over Glendale, California, just 30 minutes before the Sikorsky S-76 crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles on Sunday.

‘I try and video /photograph all the weird stuff happening above my house in Glendale,CA. Unfortunately this morning I didn’t realize I was filming the helicopter Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others were in 31 minutes before they crashed . RIP,’ a Twitter user with the handle @theironlydreams wrote.

Another tweet from the same user claimed that the pilot was performing a very ”aggressive circling maneuver,” that’s why he went outside to film because it was so loud. He added that he ‘observed 1 or 2 circles’ before filming.

 New footage of Kobe Bryant

According to the Today show, the man’s home has been verified as being under the flight path of the Sikorsky S-76B chopper.


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I don’t have a wife – Husband of coach killed in accident with Bryant cried ..


Matt Mauser, whose wife Christina was killed along with NBA legend Kobe Bryant and seven others Sunday, describes her as “extraordinary.”

Mauser and the other passengers were heading to a basketball game when their chopper went down in Calabasas, California.


Mauser was a basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, where Bryant’s daughter attended school.

She and Bryant also coached a Mamba Academy basketball team that included “Gigi” Bryant and two other girls who died in the crash.


She was also a mother of three.

Matt Mauser opened up about the family’s loss on “Today Show” Monday morning.


“I got three small kids, and I’m trying to figure out how to navigate life with three kids and no mom,” Mauser said. “I’m scared. I think more than anything I’m a little scared about the future.”

“She was incredibly witty, funny, funny like nobody you’ve ever met,” he said. “She was warm, she was incredibly bright, she was technologically incredibly savvy. She could figure out anything.”


Mauser said both he and his wife were close with Bryant, who also died in the helicopter crash at age 41.

“He saw what an amazing mind [Christina] had for basketball,” Mauser said. “She was an amazing mind of defense for basketball, so he brought her on. They called her the mother of defense, ‘MOD.'”


Bryant shared a photo with Mauser and the team members on Instagram in August.

Mauser confirmed on Facebook that his wife was a victim of the crash shortly after the accident occurred on Sunday. “My kids and I are devastated. We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much,” his post reads.

https://m.facebook.com/matt.mauser.16/posts/10221528176296123

https://www.instagram.com/kobebryant/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=3DADAAD7-6E5B-4F70-A341-6CEAAEF76F47


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Novak Djokovic weep ..


Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic broke down in tears on Tuesday as he paid tribute to late basketball star Kobe Bryant, describing him as a “mentor” and a “friend” for the past 10 years.

Djokovic, speaking after his Australian Open quarter-final win against Milos Raonic, said it was “heartbreaking” to hear about Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others.

“He was one of the greatest athletes of all time, he inspired myself and many other people around the world,” Djokovic said in an on-court interview at Rod Laver Arena, wearing a tracksuit with the initials KB.


“I had the fortune to have a personal relationship with him over the past 10 years. When I needed some advice and some support he was there for me.

“He was my mentor, my friend and it’s just heartbreaking to see and to hear what has happened to him and his daughter,” Djokovic said, before breaking off to compose himself.

Djokovic and many other legends of tennis, including Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, have voiced their grief over the death of the former LA Lakers shooting guard, regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history.

On Monday, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios arrived for his quarter-final wearing a Lakers shirt, and American doubles pair Coco Gauff and Caty McNally had tributes to Bryant scrawled on their trainers.


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