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Edwin Hawkins – Grammy-winning Oh Happy Day gospel singer dead aged 74

Edwin Hawkins – Grammy-winning Oh Happy Day gospel singer dead aged 74

Grammy-winning gospel singer, Edwin Hawkins, as died aged 74. The American singer passed away at his home in California early this morning, his publicist said. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, his publicist said. Hawkins, a pioneer of urban gospel music, was best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day. The song has appeared in numerous

Yusuf Buhari recovers after bike accident, ready for discharge — Presidency

The health of Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was admitted into Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, on December 26, 2017, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, has improved remarkably and he is ready to be discharged. This news was contained in a statement Friday by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Mr. Adesina quoted another statement

Ex-Kaduna Governor Lawal Kaita dead; Buhari mourns

A former governor of the old Kaduna State, Lawal Kaita, is dead. Mr. Kaita died Tuesday evening at a private hospital in Abuja after battling an undisclosed ailment. President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his “deepest condolences” to the family, the government and people of Katsina and Kaduna states on the death. Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba

Harmattan: Price of dust mask rises

The price of dust mask has increased in Kano following intense cold, harmattan dust and hazy conditions, the News Agency Of Nigeria reports. A NAN correspondent who went round some markets in Kano on Tuesday found that a pack of 50 dust masks that cost between N450 and N500 before the harmattan was now being

UNICEF says 20,210 Babies born in Nigeria on January 1

Nigeria would have approximately 20,210 babies born into the country on the New Year’s day.   This represents the third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.   UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, representing some 90

We will pray for Buhari’s son’s recovery – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party said on Thursday it would pray for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, who sustained head injury from a power bike accident. A statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, said the party was shocked by the news of the accident. The statement

Buhari’s son in stable condition – Presidency

The Presidency said on Wednesday that the President’s son, Yusuf Buhari, who had a bike accident on Tuesday night around Gwarimpa area of Abuja, is in a stable condition. A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Yusuf broke a limb and had an injury to the head

Monkeypox: Nigeria records one death, confirms 61 cases

Fourteen weeks after the first suspected monkeypox case in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported the first death from the disease. The agency also announced 61 confirmed cases. According to the situation report for monkeypox outbreak released by the health agency for the epidemiological week 49, on Wednesday, the dead