Meet Tope Adeboboye, new Editor Saturday SUN newspaper

    The Board of Directors of The Sun Publishing Limited has approved the appointment of Tope Adeboboye as acting Editor, Saturday Sun. Adeboboye, Platforms Africa gathered  replaced Femi Babafemi who is proceeding on a leave of absence, having been appointed Director, Media and Advocacy of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Adeboboye, until his appointment an Assistant Editor (Features), attended the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. He also holds a Diploma in Desktop Publishing, Lagos Secretarial and Computer College, Yaba.…

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EXCLUSIVE: Dangote fertiliser hits market Q2, refinery for completion 2022

  Here is why Nigeria’s Senate declared that supporting the Dangote Refinery is a matter of life and death + How Refinery Chief demanded exemption from extractive host community levy, third party interference in PIB       The Dangote fertiliser has been scheduled to hit the market before the second quarter of this year, Platforms Africa gathered exclusively on Tuesday. A top member of the technical team for the multi-million dollars asset, who said this to this leading online newspaper after his anpnymity was assured during a tour of…

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How Shell Oil Services staff, lured by “lady” on dating site, was murdered

  A man, Progress Benin Disi, a worker with Shell Oil Services Company, has been killed after hooking up with a supposed “lady” on a dating site. Tinder. The “lady” lured him to an isolated area and killed him. Unfortunately, he didn’t know the “lady” he had been chatting with on the dating site was actually a man and member of a five-man gang, which specialised in using dating sites to lure people to lonely spots and thereafter collect their valuables. Shell Oil Services Company, where Disi worked, is not…

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Nigeria’s ex-Service Chiefs scale last hurdle as Ambassador-designates

    The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. Their confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa. President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, directed the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd.) (Cross River; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd.) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (retd.) (Kano) as non-career ambassadors of the Federal Republic of…

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Nigeria’s situation shows leaders uninterested in God’s Kingdom – Obasanjo

  Nigeria’s ex-President revealed how he altered Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway construction Masterplan for C&S Founder, Moses Orimola’s tomb, Church   Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to start living in the consciousness of God’s Kingdom. He said the series of developments being recorded across the country have proved that the people are not prepared for it. The former president, who was the Guest of Honour at the dedication of St. Moses Orimolade Holy Land, the Cenotaph of C&S Founder, at Ojokoro, Ijaye, Lagos State, yesterday, maintained that most people…

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UNILAG records 95% success in non-physical Post UTME

  The University of Lagos says its current non-physical Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) has achieved 95 per cent success as against reports in some quarters that it was unreliable and inefficient. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe stated this while conducting newsmen round the facilities used in the conduct of the examination on Monday in Lagos. According to him, the cloud-based computer-based testing solution used for the conduct of the 2020/2021 post UTME of the institution is a versatile, easy to use tool for conducting online…

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‘800 people’ massacred at Ethiopia’s Ark of the Covenant

‘800 people’ massacred at Ethiopia’s Ark of the Covenant   Some 800 people were reportedly killed during a massacre at a Christian church in Axum, Ethiopia, where worshippers believe the Ark of the Covenant is housed. The church of St Mary of Zion became a place of refuge for Ethiopians in the Tigray region fleeing the country’s civil war. It came under siege last year amid clashes between government forces and rebel militia, resulting in hundreds of deaths, which have only become public knowledge now. Due to Tigray’s phone lines…

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How First-Class Traditional Ruler, UNIPORT Lecturer were kidnapped

    Details have emerged on how gunmen kidnapped a lecturer with the University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Jones Ayuwo, and a first-class traditional ruler in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria. Ayuwo of the department of Linguistics and Communications Studies in UNIPORT was abducted on Sunday night along the Andoni-Ogoni road while returning from the Local Government Area of Andoni after a function by his Local Language Bible Translation committee which he serves as the secretary. Three journalists with the Rivers State Government-owned Television who went for the coverage of the…

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Nigeria signs deals for 70MW power supply to Togo

    Nigeria, a country battling with acute shortage of electricity to its 200 million citizens, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply 70 megawatts (MW) of power to West African nation – Togo.   The Executive Director, Generation, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. Kassim Abdullahi, disclosed the signing of PPA during an inspection of the Calabar Power Plant in Odukpani, Cross River State, maintaining that the supply to Togo would be carried out from the power plant. The company, Abdullahi added in a statement by…

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Tanzania has Covid-19 problem, President admits in major u-turn

  After claiming for months that COVID-19 had been defeated by prayer, President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has finally admitted that his country has a coronavirus problem. Populist President Magufuli on Sunday urged citizens of the East African country to take precautions and even wear face masks — but only locally made ones. Over the course of the pandemic he has expressed wariness about foreign-made goods, including Covid-19 vaccines. The president’s comments came days after the country of some 60 million people mourned the death of one of its highest-profile…

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