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Diego Armando Maradona is dead

Argentine football star, Diego Armando Maradona is dead.

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Argentine football star, Diego Armando Maradona is dead.

This was disclosed by the Premier League via its Twitter handle on Wednesday evening.

It tweeted, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of footballing great, Diego Maradona, an extraordinarily gifted footballer who transcended the sport.

“Our thoughts and sincere condolences to Diego’s family, friends and those who knew him.”

He reportedly died of a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

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Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago.

 

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Update: Former Military Administrator of Lagos, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu is dead

A former Military Administrator of Lagos, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu has passed on.

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A former Military Administrator of Lagos and Imo states and a Chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (Rtd), is reportedly dead.

The 78-year-old retired Naval Officer and businessman was said to have died in a hospital on Wednesday morning after a brief illness.

According to reports, the sad development was confirmed by a source who worked closely with him at his Victoria Island Lagos office, used as a meeting point for Ndigbo in Lagos.

Kanu was highly respected and revered for his kindness as well as the development he attracted to his community, Ugwunta in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.

What you should know

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Retired Real Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu was a highly respected member of NADECO, the pro-democracy group, which fought for the revalidation of the June 12, 1993, presidential election which was believed to have been won by the late Moshood Abiola.

He was also among the eminent Nigerians, who signed an ultimatum calling on General Sani Abacha regime to revalidate Abiola’s mandate and hand over power which brought about one of the most vicious crackdowns by a regime in peacetime Nigeria.

The late Kanu was the chairman of NADECO’s Action Committee, which organised and participated in protest marches and public sensitisation activities.

During his distinguished military career, he was appointed by late General Murtala Mohammed in 1975 into the Supreme Military Council (SMC), the highest decision making organ of the then military government. He also served as military governor of old Imo State and later as military governor of Lagos State

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Zenith Bank Plc announces death of its Director, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe

Zenith Bank Plc has expressed its condolence to the family of the late professor Ibidapo-Obe.

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Zenith Bank Plc announces death of its Director, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe

Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc has announced the demise of one of its Directors, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe (OFR).

The disclosure is contained in a press release issued by the financial giant to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, seen by Nairametrics. The board and management of the bank expressed their condolence and prayed that God grants his family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

READ: Is Zenith Bank thriving on the strength of sound financial indices?

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  • According to the press release, the late professor was a distinguished scholar of Systems Engineering and a past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
  • He joined the board of the bank on February 24, 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and served in various committees of the board where he distinguished himself.
  • The Professor was born on 5 July 1949, and died 3 January 2021, aged 71 years.

READ: Zenith Bank posts PBT of N177.3 billion in 9M 2020

What they are saying

Commenting on the recent developments, excerpts of the press release by the bank reads:

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  • “We write to notify the investing public of the demise of our esteemed Director, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe OFR. On behalf of the Board and Management of the bank, we wish to express our sincere condolences to the family and pray for God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.’’

READ: Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc spends N12 billion in five years on CSR across Nigeria

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Leadership publisher, Nda-Isaiah, is dead

Nda-Isaiah, publisher of Leadership newspaper died after a brief illness on Friday at the age of 58.

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The publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah (58), has died after a brief illness on Friday.

A source from his family said, “Yes, it is true. I was just told now. He was ill briefly.”

READ: HealthPlus crisis: Partners allegedly attempt take over at head office despite court order

A staff of Leadership told Nairametrics that the late publisher was at the office on Thursday and didn’t show any sign of illness.

He said, “He did not show any sign of sickness when he appeared at the office on Thursday. Definitely, it was not coronavirus that killed him. Maybe it was cardiac arrest. It is indeed a sad day for us.”

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  • The former pharmacist was a member of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria; Chairman, Oakhouse Forte Limited; Chairman, Banana Republic; Chairman, Clayfields and Harrow; Director, Empire Securities Limited; Director, Societa Generale Fondazini; Director, Maitama Amusement Park Plc; Member governing council of Kaduna International School; Chairman, Robertsham Hotel and Group Ten Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa.

READ: BHH Podcast: Leading your business through the chaos – Linus Okorie

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