BUNNY WAILER: REGGAE LEGEND WHO PLAYED WITH BOB MARLEY DIES

One of reggae’s most important voices, Bunny Wailer, has died at the age of 73. The musician, from Kingston, Jamaica, was a founding member of The Wailers alongside his childhood friend, Bob Marley. Together, they achieved international fame with reggae classics like Simmer Down and Stir It Up, before Wailer left to go solo in 1974. He went on to win three Grammys and was given Jamaica’s Order Of Merit in 2017. His death was confirmed by manager Maxine Stowe, and Jamaica’s Culture Minister, Olivia Grange. The cause of death…

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FIRST BATCH OF ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 VACCINES ARRIVE IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF, and WHO. It was learnt that COVAX shipped 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, from Mumbai to Abuja. According to a statement by United Nations in Nigeria, the arrival marked a historic step towards the goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally. The PUNCH gathered that the delivery is part of the first wave of arrivals in Nigeria.…

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30 YEARS AFTER, SUPERSTAR MUSICIAN, DANIEL WILSON RETURNS TO THE MUSIC SCENE WITH ‘TIMELESS’

Nigerian music icon Daniel Wilson, who ruled the music scene in the 90s, is back on the scene with a bang. The superstar who thrilled his listeners in the 90s with his classic, ‘Mr Raggamuffin‘, earlier today, announced his return to the music scene via his social media handles. Daniel Wilson’s latest offering, is titled ‘Timeless’ which he says, will be his 10th studio album. According to him, ‘Timeless’, is a collector’s item, featuring remakes of some of the major hits he made 30 to 37 years ago and mixed…

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WHY NWANKPO IS FAR BETTER THAN ALL OTHER ANAMBRA GUBER ASPIRANTS

Dr. Harris Chuma Odili The All Progressives  Grand Alliance (APGA) Anambra 2021 governorship aspirant, Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo has the divine mandate to become the next governor of  Anambra state. He is far better than all others seeking the same position put together. For Nwankpo, it has been a long-term ambition of keen preparation. Most of the aspirants just embraced the ambition to become governor, but Nwankpo had it for as far back as when he joined active politics. He has been planning to occupy the position for years and already…

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CHIMAMANDA’S MOTHER, GRACE ADICHIE IS DEAD

Barely eight months after she lost her father, Prof. James Nwoye Adichie, award winning international writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has lost her mother. According to a Facebook post by veteran journalist and poet, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu this morning, Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, (nee Odigwe) died at the age of 78. Uzoatu wrote, “It fills me with so much sadness to learn of the passing away of the mother of Chimamanda, Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, (nee Odigwe) at age 78. May her great soul rest…” It would be recalled that Chimamanda’s father,…

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