Joe Biden, 81, Pulls Out of U.S. Presidential Election, Gives Reason

+ Read-for-yourself statement the president wrote on why he took the tough decision   In an unprecedented move, President of the United States of America (USA), Joe Biden has pulled out of the race to contest for second term. Platforms Africa reports that Biden announced his intention to pull out of the 2024 U.S. presidential election on Sunday. My Fellow Americans, Over the past three and a half years, we have made great progress as a Nation. Today, America has the strongest economy in the world. We’ve made historic investments…

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‘Lagos To Ibadan;’ How, When Justice Gbolagunte’ll Be Buried – Family

. First son, in a statement to Platforms Africa, speaks on final journey for the Oyo State High Court judge   The family of a late Judge of the Oyo State High Court, Justice Adegboye Ayinla Gbolagunte, has released the programme for his funeral. Platforms Africa reports that first son of the deceased, Oladiran Gbolagunte, unveiled the weeklong programme in a statement he issued on Sunday. According to Oladiran, a Digital Technologist with specialisation in Network Communications, the funeral programmes start with a Special Valedictory Court Session on Monday, July…

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UNILORIN, LASU, UNILAG Top Most Preferred Varsity’s List

▪️’At all cost;’ Full list of 10 top Nigerian universities students want to attend       The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Lagos State University (LASU), and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) are the first three institutions with the highest numbers picked as first-choice universities in Nigeria. Specifically, it said the universities were the most sought-after institutions for the 2024/2025 academic session. This was recorded in the 2024 policy document made available lust signed by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede. The…

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Niyi Odebode: Hero Who’s Leaving PUNCH After 31 Years, By Friday Olokor

“He is an Egba man, from Ogun State, I’m an Ika man, from Delta State. He didn’t commission me to do this, I didn’t take his permission because if I do, he will discourage me! If any issue I raise here are lies, anyone who feels jolted should arrest me and let’s meet in court!”   Today, Sunday July 21 2024, another history is being made as a good man, Niyi Odebode, bows out of Punch Newspapers as DEPUTY EDITOR after 31 years in active service. As Deputy Editor to…

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‘Disheartening,’ Dangote Claps Back At NMDPRA Boss, Says Refinery’s Diesel Meets Standard

“Show case your laboratory (where test on diesel is conducted) to the world so Nigerians can compare.” Read full statement made by Africa’s richest man challenging Farouk to conduct an independent, transparent lab test for refinery, imported diesel . + What members House of Reps found out after conducting lab test on diesel from Dangote refinery and imported ones     President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has clapped back at Farouk Ahmed, CEO of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Authority (NMDPRA), who recently asserted that imported diesel surpassed…

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‘Criticism, Commendation;’ Inside Meeting of Six NNPC ex-GMDs With Kyari

▪️ Chief Chamberlain Oyibo, Dr Jackson Gaius – Obaseki; Engr Funsho Kupolokun, Engr Abubakar Lawal Yar’adua, Engr Austen Oniwon, Engr Andrew Yakubu; Lineup of ex-helmsmen at the meeting and key points they made about Kyari’s NNPCL   Six former Group Managing Directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) met with Mallam Mele Kyari, the incumbent Chief Executive Officer of the company, where they assessed the reign of Mr. Kyari with constructive criticism and commendations. Platforms Africa reports that the ex-GMDS include Chief Chamberlain Oyibo, Dr Jackson Gaius – Obaseki;…

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U.S. Black Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Dies At 74

U.S. Black Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee dies at 74 after pancreatic cancer diagnosis Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a longtime congresswoman who served three decades in Congress, has died at the age of 74, her family announced in a statement Friday night. “Today, with incredible grief for our loss yet deep gratitude for the life she shared with us, we announce the passing of United States Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of the 18th Congressional District of Texas,” the statement read. Her family did not note a cause of death, however,…

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5 Students Get eStar Awards As UK Platform Partner Chrisland Schools

+ Full names, faces of winners   Five students from Chrisland Schools have emerged first in Africa to receive an eStars award. eStars is an innovative educational esports platform in the United Kingdom. The students, Khadijah Alege, Khalid Olatunji, Brian Leghemo, Adeolu Adewumi, and Ayomide Ojo were recognised at the launch of eStars in Nigeria, which was held at the British High Commission in Lagos on Tuesday. Eleven-year-old Alege, a Year 7 student, earned a star award as the top of five students honoured by eStars at an event marking…

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‘Small Body, Big Engine;’ Chinedu Ikedieze Unveils Second Wife

‘My world and love,’ emotional tributes Ikedieze (aka Aki or Efe of The Johnsons) penned for second wife that has gotten tongues trading tantrums on twitter (X).   Popular Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, better known as Aki of Efe of The Johnsons, has caused a buzz on social Media after unveiling his new wife, Stephanie Promise Taking to his Instagram page on Stephanie’s birthday, Aki described her as “his world and love” He went on to reveal to his fans that their union is blessed with three children. Phobia For…

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Phobia For Maths, Love For Beautiful Women; Story of Oludare Ogunyombo, First To Complete Ph.D In Communication At OOU

The grass to grace story of the first person to complete the journey of Ph.D at the department of Mass Communication in Olabisi Onabajo University’s history is one with potential to inspire a lot. The Emuren Remo-born scholar, Oludare Ogunyombo, opens up to Platforms Africa on all, including 5 things people do not know about him.   Who is Oludare Ogunyombo? Oludare Ogunyombo is from Emuren Remo in Ogun State. He has a B.Sc. in Journalism and an M.Sc. in Mass Communication from the Lagos State University and University of…

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