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President Buhari Apologizes To Senate.

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President Buhari, today tendered an apology to the senate over statement made by Okoi Obono- Oblo, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, that the Senate lacked the powers to summon Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami to explain why he dragged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two others to court over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order.

The AGF snubbed the Legislative arm for the second time, after he failed to appear before them after been summoned twice, The President criticized the action of the AGF stressing that as an appointee of the President, he was equally answerable to the Senate, just as he said that the statement ought not to have been made in the first place.

Buhari’s Special Assistant on Public Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Oblo and in the office of the AGF who appeared before the Senator David Umaru, APC Niger East led Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters had ridiculed the Senate, saying that the red chambers lacked the powers to summon the Minister of Justice over a matter that was already in a competent court of law.

 

President Buhari spoke through his Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang. Addressing Journalists, barely twenty- four hours after the Presidential aide took a swipe at the Senate that the Presidency had no confidence on the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Enang said that there was no way the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice will not respect the Senators because the lawmakers screened and cleared the ministers as ministerial nominees.

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Chinua Achebe’s Daughter, Maureen Wins Harvard Medical School Award

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Famous novelist, Chinua Achebe’s daughter, Maureen Achebe, has been awarded the 2024 Faculty Development and Diversity Award by Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This award recognizes her exceptional work and dedication to promoting diversity in medicine.

Her brother, Chidi Achebe, shared the news on LinkedIn on July 2, 2024. Chidi is the chairman of the African Integrated Development Enterprise Public Benefit Corporation. He mentioned that Maureen received the award notification in a letter from the hospital, which is a top teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

In his post, Chidi expressed pride and gratitude, stating, “To God be the glory always! Ekenedili Chukwunna! Very big deal at Harvard! All glory to God!”

See his post below.

LinkedIn Post on Maureen Achebe's honorary recognition.

LinkedIn Post on Maureen Achebe's honorary recognition.

About Chinua Achebe’s daughter, Maureen Achebe

Maureen Okam-Achebe holds several positions in the medical field. She serves as the President of AIDE Healthcare International, an organization dedicated to improving global health outcomes. In addition to this role, she is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, where she is involved in teaching and mentoring the next generation of medical professionals.

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Maureen has multiple leadership roles. She is the Director of the Outpatient Infusion Centre, overseeing treatments for patients requiring infusion therapies. She also leads the Non-Malignant Hematology Clinic, providing specialized care for patients with blood disorders that are not cancerous. Furthermore, she directs the Sickle Cell Programme, focusing on comprehensive care and research for sickle cell disease.

Maureen’s dedication to education is evident as she also serves as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, contributing to the academic growth of her students. She is triple-board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine, showcasing her extensive expertise in these areas.

Her educational background is equally impressive. Maureen is an alumnus of the University of Port Harcourt Medical School, where she completed her medical degree. She further advanced her education at the M.T. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, equipping herself with the knowledge and skills to impact public health positively.

Maureen’s numerous roles and certifications reflect her commitment to advancing medical education and healthcare. Her work in various capacities demonstrates her dedication to improving patient care, supporting medical education, and promoting global health initiatives.

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Actress Joke Silva Celebrates Husband, Olu Jacobs At 82

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In a heartwarming display of love and appreciation, Nollywood actress Joke Silva took to Instagram to celebrate her husband, Olu Jacobs at 82. On July 11th, 2024, she crafted a special post dedicated to her longtime partner.

The post featured a beautifully compiled video montage that showcased Jacobs’ life and their enduring love story. It weaved together candid moments of Jacobs, perhaps caught off guard and simply living life, with cherished photos from their younger years.

The video offered a glimpse into their journey as a couple—from the spark of youthful romance to the comfort and joy of a life built together. Silva’s accompanying caption wasn’t just a birthday acknowledgement; it brimmed with unspoken emotions and well wishes for her husband. This social media tribute is a beautiful testament to their enduring bond and Jacobs’s special place in Silva’s life.

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Ayra Starr & Tems Lead Biggest Songs On Spotify Global Impact List In The First Half Of 2024

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Spotify unveiled its “Global Impact List” for Nigeria, highlighting the 30 Nigerian songs that made the biggest waves on the platform worldwide in the first half of 2024.

This list focuses on Nigerian tracks that racked up the most streams from listeners outside of Nigeria itself, between January 1st and June 30th, 2024. It’s a strong showing for female artists! Ayra Starr and Tems, fresh off their recent albums, are leading the pack with some of the most-streamed tracks.

Another interesting trend is the rise of international collaborations. Eight out of the top ten songs feature Nigerian artists teaming up with global music stars. These pairings, like Pheelz with Usher, Burna Boy with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, showcase the growing international appeal of Afrobeats and its ability to bridge cultures through music.

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