Photos: Funeral ceremony of ex-Bayelsa Governor, Diepreye Alamiyeseigha

TVC E. The funeral ceremony of former Bayelsa state governor, Diepreye Alamiyeseigha, is holding in Bayelsa at the moment. Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha was a Nigerian politician who was Governor of Bayelsa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 9 December 2005 The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Esueme Kikile, Sunday, told reporters how the late former Governor died. ''Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha died of complications arising from high blood pressure and diabetes which affected his kidney,'' Mr. Kikile said. “He had chronic kidney disease which was aggravated by the sudden rise in his blood pressure and the long diabetics,” Popularly called the ‘Governor-General of the Ijaw Nation,’ Mr. Alamieyeseigha was the first Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, serving between 1999 and 2005 when he was impeached. His impeachment followed his escape from London in order to evade justice after he was accused money laundering. He was, however, later prosecuted in Nigeria, convicted and jailed for corrupt practices. But...

Popstar collapses and dies on stage after snake bite

TVC E. A popstar carried on performing for 45 minutes despite being bitten by a cobra, before collapsing and dying on stage. This distressing video shows the moment Irma Bule, 29, was attacked mid-performance in the village of Karawang, West Java, by the venomous snake. The Indonesian singer was well-known for using reptiles in her acts and thought the king cobra, called Rianti, had been de-fanged. But when the snake bit her thigh, it injected venom into her bloodstream until a snake handler pulled it away. The popstar carried on singing for 45 minutes, but began vomiting and having seizures. She was later confirmed dead in hospital. Ferlando Octavion Auzura, who was in the audience, told reporters: 'In the middle of the second song, Irma stepped on the snake's tail. The snake then bit Irma in her thigh.' The singer, who had also used boa constrictors and pythons in previous acts, refused the offer of an antidote, according to...

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