VENEZUELAN ENVOY: AFRICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LAUDS ECOWAS COURT OVER JUDGEMENT

The African Bar Association (AfBA) has expressed satisfaction with the judgment of the ECOWAS Community Court delivered on March 15, 2021 in which the Court ordered the immediate release of and payment of compensation to Mr. Alex Saab a Venezuelan Diplomat illegally detained by the Government of Cape Verde. In a statement after the Quarterly Meeting of the Human Rights Council held in Monrovia, Liberia, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Osa Director quoted the Executive Council of the African Bar Association as endorsing the decision of the…

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HIGHLIFE SUPERSTAR, MOROCCO MADUKA BURIED

The remains of superstar highlife musician, Prince Emeka Morocco Maduka, has been buried. Morocco Maduka was buried on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his hometown, Umugama village, Ukwulu, Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra State. Prominent personalities at the burial, included former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Chief Samuel Nwobu of Sammy Sparkle Records, traditional ruler of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa, members of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, among others. Maduka who died at the age of 73 on October 29, 2020, was widely regarded as the King…

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VETERAN JOURNALIST, SHEDDY OZOENE UNVEILS NEW BOOK, ‘CLASH OF INTERESTS’ IN ENUGU

Former Udi Local Government Area chairman, veteran journalist, author and Publisher, Hon. Sheddy Ozoene on Thursday, April 1, 2021 unveiled his new book, ‘Clash Of Interests’, was held at the Ingrace Event Centre, Enugu. Ozoene’s new book, is the most definitive account of political developments in Enugu State, the rise of godfatherism and how the struggles for political power have been conducted along certain interests, and the consequences on internal democracy and good governance. The book presentation was preceded by the People & Politics lecture on the topic ‘Zoning, Power…

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DRAMA AS NCAC DG SEGUN RUNSEWE IGNORES LAI MOHAMMED’S SACK, SAYS HE’S AWAITING HIS RENEWAL LETTER FROM BUHARI

All is not well between the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and his erstwhile Director General of the National Council of Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe. Thebladengr.com, gathered that the problem is not unconnected with Otunba Runsewe’s refusal to quit the office of the DG after Lai Mohammed relieved him of the post on March 31st, 2021. Sources told thebladengr.com in Abuja, that Otunba Runsewe has continued in office after receiving his sack letter, arguing that he was “waiting for President Buhari to return from…

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UCH DELIVERS FIRST IVF TRIPLETS

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Wednesday took delivery of triplets of the first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) carried out in the hospital. The 45-minute procedure for the delivery began at about 1pm. The mother and the babies – all females – are in good condition. The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg. The elated father, Dr. Kehinde Osiki of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, was on ground to witness the delivery of the babies. He couldn’t hide his joy at the arrival of…

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