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Couple Married For 72 Years Who Died On The Similar Day, Get Buried Similar Day In Abeokuta

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The couple died on the identical day

A Nigerian man, Pa Israel Akojede and his spouse, Mama Esther, who died few hours aside after being married for 72 years, have been buried.

They have been buried on Friday on the Apostolic Religion Church Cemetery, Ijeja in Abeokuta, Ogun.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the couple died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Gbonagun in Obantoko space of Abeokuta.

NAN additionally studies that Pa Israel was 103 years on the time of his dying, whereas Mama Esther who died shortly after receiving the information of her husband’s passing was aged 98.

Rev. Folorunsho Ajayi, delivering a sermon on the funeral service for the couple at Apostolic Religion Church, Ogun Regional Headquarters, Abeokuta, admonished {couples} to all the time pray collectively and consider in each other.

Ajayi, Regional Overseer of the church, who cited completely different bible chapters, famous that salvation was treasured and that one should work laborious and observe God’s rule to acquire it.

He referred to as on ladies to be virtuous, truthful and all the time have respect for his or her husbands, saying that was one of many main methods to make heaven.

Talking to NAN after their interment, the oldest baby of the late couple, Mr Joseph Akojede, described his father or mother as loving, caring and prayer warriors.

“They have been each nice in life and in dying. They have been dad and mom to all and never solely the organic ones. They each exhibited parental care and have been associates to all,” he stated.

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Additionally, the First Grandson, Olanrewaju Akojede, stated he was grateful for the love and assist he obtained from his “grandma and grandpa “.

He defined that their love and prayers have been the driving pressure behind every thing he did.


“They have been so nice dad and mom who lived a nice and worthy life that’s price emulating.

“I’m completely happy figuring out that they’re lastly resting peacefully in heaven,” he stated.

NAN additional studies that a few of their neighbours at Academy, Odo-Ona Elewe, Ibadan, testified to their “Infinite Love’’; describing it as a love with two hearts beating endlessly collectively as one.

Mr Moses Jojolola, their neighbour of 15 years, likened the uncommon union, even unto dying, to the existence of a robust type of love and a decent relationship between the 2.


“I’ve by no means seen such sturdy love on this life. The bond between the couple was so sturdy. They moved and did issues collectively nearly as good Christians, all the time aware of their deeds and character,’’
he advised NAN.


“There may be love in sharing, goes a saying. To place this in observe, the Akojedes, not solely shared materials issues, they way more, shared their moments of illness. Unusual!’’

As Jojolola defined, at any time when one among them was sick, it might cross on to the second particular person, besides a correct consideration was rapidly given to the sick one.


“Truthfully, I used to be not shocked the couple died on the identical day. Mama Esther had all the time advised Baba she would positively and instantly observe him in dying,’’
he stated.

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Jojolola requested: “Do needs nonetheless come true? If not, how do you clarify Mama Akojede getting what she had all the time wished for inside just a few hours?”

In keeping with Mrs Victoria Olabode, who’s barely above 80 years previous and a neighbourhood pal to the Akojedes for about 30 years, mama by no means stopped expressing her want to die the identical day together with her husband.

Olabode advised NAN that when she heard they died few hours aside, she shouted, “The want of this lady dying collectively together with her husband has lastly been completed.’’

The octogenarian stated mama was all the time telling her kids overseas to organize to bury them the identical day as a result of her want was to die the identical day together with her husband to keep away from the youngsters travelling right down to Nigeria at completely different instances.

Moreover, the Akojedes, based on Mr Festus Oladoyinbo, one other neighbour for eight years, they lived to show folks find out how to be humble, accommodating and dedicated to God.


“There’s no remorse assembly and residing in the identical group with the couple,’’
he stated.

At this juncture, one wonders if the Akojedes merely put up a present for the world to make folks dwell Godly lives and have peaceable houses.

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Allardyce praises ‘wonderful’ gamers as West Brom beat Wolves

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West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has praised his gamers for his or her ‘wonderful’ efficiency within the 3-2 derby victory over Wolves.

The Baggies went forward within the Eighth-minute as Matheus Pereira scored from the spot.

Willy Boly had fouled ahead Callum Robinson within the field.

Wolves got here again to guide the Black Nation derby at half time although. Fabio Silva bagged his first purpose on the Molineux Stadium, earlier than Willy Boly avenged the penalty by scoring from shut vary.

West Brom had an excellent begin to the second half. They have been introduced stage by Semi Ajayi’s header. Robinson was then fouled within the field by Conor Coady, permitting Pereira to attain his second penalty of the match.

West Brom held on regardless of a great probability for Patrick Cutrone.

Talking after the victory, Allardyce stated: “Within the overwhelming majority of that efficiency the plan, and the best way the lads carried out the techniques, was wonderful. It’s the most effective I’ve seen us in possession since I’ve been right here.

“Aside from slipping up on a set piece which put us on the again foot I’d need to say the lads have been wonderful. You would have felt their heads go down once we have been behind however they got here bouncing again. We created different possibilities after going forward which might have made it even higher after which defended effectively on the finish.

“It’s even higher for the membership and the followers as a result of we’ve crushed our rivals within the Black Nation derby. We look ahead to gaining a little bit of confidence now.

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“Wolves let a number of targets in on set items so we felt we might exploit that. We created extra from open play than in any sport since I’ve been right here.

“I’m asking the gamers to enhance their general health and method by one p.c. Add that every one up and it’s a giant enchancment. I’m asking for everybody to do this little bit extra and be extra constant.”

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Bielsa laments Leeds efficiency towards Brighton

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Marcelo Bielsa admitted Leeds’ dip in kind was giving him trigger for concern after their 1-Zero dwelling Premier League defeat to Brighton.

Neal Maupay turned dwelling the sport’s solely purpose within the 17th minute to clinch a primary league win since November for the Seagulls.

Leeds slipped to a 3rd straight defeat in all competitions for the primary time in 12 months below Bielsa and have but to register a purpose this 12 months after struggling once more to create possibilities.

“I hyperlink that to the final two video games, not the sport towards Tottenham, however this causes me to fret,” Bielsa stated.

Leeds mustered little in entrance of purpose. Patrick Bamford fully missed Raphinha’s low first-half cross six yards out and Jack Harrison fired narrowly vast firstly of the second interval. In any other case, there was little else.

Bielsa’s facet didn’t retain possession in Brighton’s half because of repeated misplaced passes on a heavy Elland Highway pitch.

“I don’t need to hyperlink the efficiency or the defeat to the state of the pitch,” Bielsa added. “I believe we may have gotten a greater end result anyhow.

“We defended beneath our capabilities, beneath our regular degree. We solely managed to recuperate the ball near our personal purpose.

“After we misplaced the ball the variations took us to the sting of our personal space to recuperate the ball.

“And we attacked beneath our regular capabilities. We didn’t assault effectively and we didn’t defend effectively. We didn’t play effectively.”

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Uniport scholar shot by robbers thanks rescuers

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By Egufe Yafugborhi, Port-Harcourt

Blessing Jeremiah,  astudent of the College of Port Harcourt (Uniport), Rivers state, shot by hoodlums has thanked the police and others who saved her life within the ordeal.

Blessing, 200Stage scholar of Administration Science at Uniport was shot at dusk at Agip by considered one of a gang of hoodlums as she resisted their try and rape her after dispossessing her money, telephone and different valuables.

It took the intervention of close-by safety guards and college students at shut by Rivers State College of Well being Know-how, Port Harcourt, to scuttle the tried rape by the hoodlums who needed to take to their heels.

Blessing narrated on Saturday that, “On 13 January, on my manner again from work, I used to be attacked at Agip Junction by the general public bathroom. After seizing my belongings, they have been dragging me in the direction of the bathrooms, trying to rape me.

“After I resisted considered one of them shot me on the shoulder. My screaming attracted the varsity safety who have been joined by some college students as they rushed in to rescue me.

“They administered first help on me on the School of Well being Know-how Clinic earlier than alerting the Police who got here to take me to the hospital. I thank God I’m alive and I thank the safety and college students of the well being faculty and the police for saving my life.”

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