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World’s oldest woman dies in Russia aged 123

World's oldest woman dies in Russia aged 123

A great-great-grandmother in Russia said to be the oldest woman in the world, has died at age 123.

Tanzilya Bisembeyeva was born two months before the coronation of tragic last tsar Nicholas II in 1896, and she has lived for three centuries, it is claimed.

She survived the Russian revolution, the tyranny of Stalin and the Soviet collapse through “optimism and hard work”.She also drank kefir – fermented milk – and friends said she was over 100 before she went to see a doctor.

Nurgali Baitemirov, the senior official in her district in the Astrakhan region, told Russian government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta: “She died peacefully, she was buried in the family cemetery. The whole village came to see her depart on her last journey.”

She was 53 when she had her first child, a son, by her second husband. She had two more sons, then 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her claim to be the oldest woman in her country was recognized by the Russian Book of Records and evidently the Russian government.

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“I am a Nigerian but England called me first” – Chelsea defender Tomori

"I am a Nigerian but England called me first" - Chelsea defender Tomori

21-year-old Fikayo Tomori is proud to be from Africa and he just revealed the reason for pledging his allegiance with the Three Lions.

He states:

“I just wanted to go as far as I can and that also involves playing for the national team,” Tomori told OmaSportsTV.

“It was a difficult choice for me. It was something I had to think about for a year or two and I was previously at the U21 Euros, so I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, but then there was a lot of talk and questions and I had to make a decision. “England called me up in September, and I didn’t get a call up from anyone when they called me up, it was hard to say no to them.”

“But I enjoy Nigerian music, I’m Nigerian, it’s my culture and I’m very proud of it. I enjoy the food too – pounded yam and jollof especially,” he added.

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BREAKING: Anambra sacks 3 road contractors for incompetence

BREAKING: Anambra sacks 3 road contractors for incompetence

BREAKING: Anambra sacks 3 road contractors for incompetence

Anambra government has reportedly sacked three contracting firms working on the state roads for incompetence.

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The state also set up a design and review committee on roads headed by the commissioner for works, Engr Marcel Ifejiofor to monitor the developments on the roads.

The commissioner made these known in his office in Awka, in an interactive session with members of the state’s correspondents’ Chapel.

He also stated:

The government had all the rights to sue any contractor that failed.

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