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Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Ojo Maduekwe Is Dead

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Former Foreign Minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party,

PDP, Chief Ojo Maduekwe is dead.
He was born May 6, 1945 in Ohafia Local Government, Abia State, Nigeria

and was appointed Foreign Minister of Nigeria on July 26, 2007 by

President Umaru Yar'Adua
Maduekwe was also appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President

Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, Minister of Transport in 2001.

As Minister of Transport he got the nick name 'Ojo oni Keke' for

advocating for the use of bicycles, although critics said that the roads

were unsafe for cyclists and Maduekwe himself was pushed into a ditch by a

bus while he was cycling to work.
He was National Secretary of the ruling political party, the Peoples

Democratic Party (PDP).
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