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President Nelson Mandela youngest daughter dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela has died aged 59, local media reported Monday. She was ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. “The 59-year-old daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at a Johannesburg …

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Bollywood Star Aishwarya Rai tests positive for COVID-19

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, a Mumbai city authority official told AFP Sunday, just a day after her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan said he was in hospital with the infectious disease. Her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, was also COVID-19 positive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official, who asked to remain anonymous, …

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COVID-19: Two Madagascan lawmakers die of

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday said two lawmakers – one member of the senate and one deputy – had died after becoming infected with coronavirus. Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said. The Indian Ocean island on July 5 placed its …

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Five dead, two injured in Enugu road crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said no fewer than five persons lost their lives in a fatal accident on the Nsukka-Obollo road in Enugu State. FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ogbonnaya Kalu, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Enugu. Kalu said the accident occurred at …

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Retired NNPC staff sued cooperative to court

Some retired workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have sued the NNPC Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Abuja, and 18 others for N100m over the conduct of the election into the management committee of the organisation which they described as fraudulent. The suit was instituted by an aspirant, Agada Agbo, …

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