- South African Bishop, Desmond Tutu, a giant in the fight against apartheid in South Africa has died at the age of 90
- President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa confirmed the death of the Anti-apartheid Bishop in a statement issued on Sunday, December 26
- Meanwhile, before his demise, Tutu was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system
In what would be described as a piece of sad news, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate whose pro-Black activist voice helped to end the apartheid regime in South Africa, has died aged 90.
Daily Independent reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa announced the death of the veteran cleric, on Sunday, December 26 through a statement.
"Tutu’s death marked another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.”
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Meanwhile, Tutu was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system, Daily Trust added.
Breaking: Tragedy, tears as prominent ex-governor's wife dies in US hospital
Njideka died after a brief illness at a US hospital as disclosed in a statement released by Prof Charles Nwekeaku, the secretary of Igbo Elders Forum.
Nwekeaku said the former first lady had planned to return to Nigeria on Monday, December 13, but fell sick suddenly.
Tears flow as abducted traditional ruler is found dead in market square
Azike's body was found at the community market square on Friday morning, December 10.
It was gathered that the monarch was killed after he was abducted on Thursday, December 9.
Gunmen abduct Catholic priest
In other news, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly abducted a Catholic Priest, Reverend Joseph Ajayi.
The cleric was abducted along the Akure-Ikere road in Ondo state on Tuesday, December 7.
He was said to be travelling in his Toyota Corolla to Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area, close to Akure, the state capital, where his parish is located.