Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf has died after contracting Coronavirus. He was 68.
Diouf, who became the first black president of a first-tier European club when he took the position at Marseille in 2005, was being treated in a hospital in Senegal, the country of his birth, after contracting the disease.
A statement at lfp.fr read: “The Ligue de Football Professionnel has learned this evening with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf at the age of 68. Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille from 2005 to 2009, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football.
“A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director.
“In this moment of immense sadness for French football, the LFP offers its condolences to his family and those close to him, and to Olympique de Marseille.”
Before serving as president for Marseille, Pape Diouf had been a journalist and football agent with Marcel Desailly, Basile Boli, William Gallas, Samir Nasri and Didier Drogba among many other clients.
Two serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have died in a ghastly motor accident that occurred along Ajeokuta-Lokoja expressway on Thursday.
According to an eyewitness, Ma Bebe, the deceased Corps members died when a lorry rammed into the Toyota Corolla car they were travelling in.
“Terrible accident happened along Ajeokuta-Lokoja express between toyota corolla car and a lorry ,why driving down from umuahia to abuja… When i checked ,it was two dead copers , nobody knows where they were coming from and going to…. Its was horrible. rip to them”
An Eighty-five-year old woman identified as Ilione Victoria, has died after she allegedly jumped from the balcony of an apartment on the 3rd floor of a four storey building where she stayed with her daughter at No 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada, Anambra state on Tuesday March 17th.
A statement released by SP Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of the state police command, says the octogenarian was battling with mental illness and had her movement restricted. She was at home with her care giver, one Judith Amumuche aged 32yrs at the time of the alleged incident.
Mohammed said that before the arrival of the police, one Ikediaso Benedicta of 3-3 Housing Estate, Onitsha, who is said to be victim’s daughter reportedly took the corpse away to an unknown destination but blood stains were observed at the scene.
He added that the care giver and other witnesses at the scene are helping police investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A tragic accident which occurred at a sharp bend in Eripa, along Iree-Otan Ayegbaju-Ila Orangun road in Osun State on Sunday February 9 claimed the lives of 6 Catholic faithfuls.
The late victims of the accident who were reportedly returning from the annual Oke Maria Pilgrimage (Prayer Mountain) in Otan Ayegbaju, were passenges of an 18-seater Liteace bus belonging to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Lagere. 9 occupants of same vehicle also sustained injuries from the accident.
Osun Police Spokesperson, Folashade Odoro confirmed the accident and also disclosed that the driver lost control of bus which ran into a ditch. He urged motorists to avoid over speeding and dangerous driving.
Shaunie O’Neal, the ex-wife of NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal, has shared the last picture she took of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, hours before they died in a helicopter crash.
In the picture, the Los Angeles Lakers legend and his daughter were pictured watching Mearah Oneal, the daughter of Shaunie and Shaquille O’Neal at a basketball game.
Shaunie captioned the photo: ‘Yesterday’ with broken heart emoji.
Chief Ignatius Odunukwe, a popular Anambra billionaire and owner of Fireman Generator, was kidnapped and murdered by his abductors and the moment police recovered his body was caught on video.
The businessman, who has businesses and properties in different states in Nigeria, was lured by his kidnappers who posed as real estate agents interested in buying a property from him.
IG Obiodunukwe, as he was popularly called, was missing for weeks, having been kidnapped last December. His decomposing body was found on Thursday, January 16, 2020, after his kidnappers were caught and they led police to the location where they dumped the body.
His decaying, dismembered body was found in a sack in a forest in Lagos. His remains were later taken to Havana hospital, Surulere.
How he was killed:
The billionaire who hails from Oraukwu in Anambra State was last seen when he went to seal a land deal with his murderers who posed as real estate buyers interested in one of his properties.
After negotiations, both parties agreed on a price and the agreement was drafted by IG Odunukwe’s lawyers. His lawyers suggested going with him to sign the papers but he declined, explaining that he also had to stop by at Ikoyi club before meeting the land buyers.
He went to Ikoyi club and reportedly played tennis for a while before leaving to meet the “buyers”. That was the last time he was seen.
When he didn’t return home, his family started looking for him. His vehicle was found in the premises of the hotel where he agreed to meet with the buyers but the hotel management said he didn’t enter inside the hotel building and their CCTV covers only the inside of the hotel.
His family reported the incident to the Assistant Inspector General of Police and they commenced investigations.
They succeeded in arresting one of the culprits but he denied knowledge of the incident. When the police went to his house, they found IG Odunukwe’s property documents which had been signed. The man insisted that he already concluded the business deal with Chief Odunukwe and paid for the property.
However, when the police asked him for the account number where he made payments, he claimed he paid with gold.
He was detained and interrogated and two other suspects were arrested. They confessed that they picked IG Odunukwe and forced him to sign the documents, after which they killed him.
The suspects who identified themselves as Arinze, Solomon, Cletus and Daniel Ibeaju took the police to the forest where they dumped the body in Ajah and they took turns to confirm that the body in the bag belongs to the missing businessman.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has opened up on the death of his late father, WWE Hall Of Famer Rocky Johnson, who died last Wednesday at the age of 75.
Taking to Instagram to thank his friends and fans for their support since the sad news broke, the actor, 47, revealed that his father died ‘very quickly from a massive heart attack.’
‘As you know, I lost my old man a few days ago. I lost him just like that, didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him,’ the Jumaji actor said in a video. ‘I’d give anything right now to give him a big ole hug and a big ole kiss before he crossed over and just say thank you and I love you and I respect you. But I didn’t get a chance to say that, but such is life, as many of you know.’
‘A lot of you guys wanted to know what happened to my dad. He had not been feeling well, had been battling a cold and infection and on Tuesday he had what’s called a deep vein thrombosis, which is essentially a clot in the leg.
‘It was a big ole blood clot that broke free, traveled up his body, and went right to his lung, clotted his lung and he died very quickly from a massive heart attack, just like that.’
He added his father ‘went quick.’
‘That did give me great comfort in knowing that it wasn’t prolonged,’ as he said his dad, who was a wrestler, ‘had been in a lot of pain for a very, very long time.’
This comes after The Rock penned a touching tribute to his late father, WWE Hall Of Famer Rocky Johnson.