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Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Unidentified middle-aged woman commits suicide in Edo

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  A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged woman has committed suicide in the Idokpa community close to the Benin bypass, Edo State. The lifeless body of the woman was found dangling on the ceiling of an uncompleted building on Thursday morning, August 5.  It was gathered that the woman, who residents said was not from the Idokpa community, was believed to have committed suicide overnight.  As residents trooped out to the building to see the body, nobody could say why the woman decided to take such drastic action.  One of the residents at the scene of the incident, identified as Samuel, said that the woman was not a member of the community as nobody among the residents could recognize her. "We all ran there when the news got to us but no one seems to know the woman or where she came from. Hopefully, the police will help unravel the mystery,” Samuel told Tribune.  It was further gathered that the owner of the uncompleted building contacted the police in the area, who made arrangements fo

Kim K matches outfit with Kanye West again as she attends his latest Donda launch event where he rapped "You came here to show you're still in love with me"

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  Kim Kardashian matched outfits with Kanye West again as she attended his second Donda streaming event. During the first launch event last month, Kanye wore red gear from his own brand and Kim also wore a skintight red ensemble The second Donda streaming event held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and saw Kim and her estranged husband both dressed in all black Once again Kim, 40, had to watch from the stands as Kanye, 44, performed his track Love Unconditionally in which he pleaded with her to "come back" to him. He also introduced a new song in which he said: "Time and space is a luxury but you came here to show that you're still in love with me." Kim could be seen in the audience on Thursday, August 5, chatting with her and Kanye's eight-year-old daughter North.

Jacob Zuma was hospitalized for 'medical observation' after spending time in jail

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  Former South Africa President, Jacob Zuma, jailed for contempt of court last month, was hospitalized on Friday, August 6, less than a week before he is due in court for a separate graft trial. The Department of Correctional Services "can confirm that former president Jacob Zuma has today, 6 August 2021, been admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation," it said in a statement. Zuma, 79, is scheduled to attend the resumption of a long-running corruption trial on Aug. 10. The hearing will include a plea to drop 16 charges of fraud, graft, and racketeering against him related to the 1999 purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats, and equipment from five European arms firms when he was deputy president. He is accused of taking bribes from one of the firms, French defense giant Thales, which has been charged with corruption and money laundering. Proceedings have been repeatedly postponed for more than a decade, sparking accusations of delaying tactics. In a separate cas

Apple announces plans to scan photos in people's phones for images of child abuse/pornography

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  Apple has announced new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices saying it will start to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse. The decision by Apple to start scanning phones drew applause from child protection groups but security researchers say the system could be misused by governments like China, Belarus, and Nigeria looking to surveil the activities of its citizens. According to Apple,  the messaging app will use on-device machine learning to warn about sensitive content without making private communications readable by the company. The tool Apple calls “neutral match” will detect known images of child sexual abuse without decrypting people’s messages. If it finds a match, the image will be reviewed by a human who can notify law enforcement if necessary. But not everyone likes the new software update. Top cryptography researcher, Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins, was concerned that it could be used to frame innocent people by sending them harmless but mal

The family of Abuja chef, Emeka Eloagu, release a statement concerning his death

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  The family of Abuja chef, Emeka Eloagu, who was found dead in his Katampe house in the Federal Capital Territory, has released an official statement announcing his passing.  Emeka, who was popular for his exceptional culinary skills, was found dead in controversial circumstances in his home in Abuja last Sunday, August 1. In the statement released, his family asked friends, well-wishers, and the general public to allow the police to conclude their investigations so that everyone can have a clear picture of what happened to Eloagu. Read the statement below

Bill Gates says he regrets the time spent with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

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  Billionaire Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has revealed he regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financial manager who was accused of child sex trafficking before he committed suicide in 2019. Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Gates said he only met with Epstein in the hopes of raising more money to deal with global health issues. He says they only had meetings and didn't have a relationship. "It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there," Gates said. "I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge," Gates said. "When it looked like that wasn't a real thing, that relationship ended." In July 2019, federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment accusing Epstein of having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of under

Mother shot in the head while her daughter sat in backseat of the car

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  A young mother, Jacqueline Flores was shot inside of her car while her six-year-old daughter sat in the backseat. According to a report by PEOPLE,  Flores, 25, died of her injuries last week Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound to her head on Tuesday. The attack happened while her car was parked. The bullet went through the rear window of her car near where her daughter sat but the little girl was not injured. The report says investigators believe Flores was not the intended target of the shooter and it is possible that the ‘senseless act of violence was a case of mistaken identity. Flores was ‘ fighting for her life and listed in grave condition on Thursday night. But ultimately, the shot to her head led to her death. She was a college student at California State University Fresno. Her surviving cousin, Odalis Tepec told KGPE that Flores did not deserve to die that way and that she was a dedicated parent. ‘To me, she was like a big sister. Every time I needed someone to talk