Business Times ex-Energy Editor, Mike Owhoko, bags PhD

  The former energy Editor of Business Times (Daily Times Group),  Michael Owhoko, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science by the Selinus University. He has over 30 years’ experience in media and communications, spanning the newsroom and corporate world, including the banking and, oil and gas industries. Owhoko, whose thesis was, according to a statement, entitled, “The Future of Nigeria,” was awarded the Ph.D after a successful defence of his dissertation. “Impressed by the intellectual depth and rigours of his work, his supervisor, Professor Salvatore…

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BallersAwards names Mumuni Alao Sports Industry Icon of The Year + PHOTO

The *BallersAwards* has named Dr. Mumumi ALAO Industry Icon of The Year. Described as one of the greatest sports writers in Nigeria’s history, Alao, the Managing Director, Complete Sports and a foundation member of Platforms Africa, has inspired several generations of sports writers in Nigeria. Nigerian Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimeh and Super Falcons and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala were also awarded the baller of the year for male and baller of the year for female at the 2020 first virtual Ballers Award. The award ceremony commenced with…

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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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How Zambia ex-President, Kaunda, won Mahatma Gandhi Memento

Zambia’s First Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda, has received a memento from Gandhi Smriti, a museum where India’s icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. The memento was presented to Dr. Kaunda in Lusaka by Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Judith Kapijimpanga, according to local media reports on Friday. The memento was first presented in New Delhi, India, when the Zambian High Commissioner held a day’s exhibition in honour of Dr. Kaunda’s contributions to Africa and global peace efforts, at a function that attracted diplomats from Malawi, Tanzania and the academia. Kapijimpanga said…

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36 UCH Nurses Contracted COVID-19

36 UCH Nurses Contracted COVID-19 National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Monday, said no fewer than 36 nurses were infected with the deadly COVID-19 virus in the heat of the pandemic in the country. Chairman, NANNM, UCH, Mrs Ronke Bello, disclosed this at the foundation laying ceremony of the Nurses’ House. Bello, who described the year 2020 as a critical year during which the World Health Organisation challenged nurses and other health workers to face the global pandemic, said, “Our nurses also got infected…

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Millions of fans barred as Maradona Buried next to mother, father’s graves

  Diego Maradona was buried on Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only twenty four people as millions of fans and followers were prevented from attending the ceremony. Only family members and close friends – two dozens of them – were permitted at Jardin Bella Vista cemetery for the final religious ceremony and burial of Maradona next to the graves of his parents, Dalma and Diego, reports Sky Sports. Fans waving Argentine flags had gathered along roads as Maradona’s funeral car drove by under heavy security. Many tried to…

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We are not dafts, Celebrities react to Fashola’s Lekki hidden Camera news

  Celebrities in Nigeria including music super stars; Davido, Falz, Adekunle Gold, and Rudeboy, have mocked news about the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola’s discovery of an alleged hidden camera at the Lekki Tollgate. Fashola, a two-term Governor of Lagos has visited the Tollgate scene where Soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters. The celebrities who are staunch supporters of the protest however reacted in disbelief on their social media pages, suggesting that the story and the camera were planted. They all seem to believe the camera was planted there by the…

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Adeola Yusuf secures Columbia Varsity Journalism School Symposium support

   Platforms Africa Convener attends Columbia Journalism Review “The New Journalism” Event Multiple award winning Nigerian Journalist, Adeola Yusuf, has secured a free ticket from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to attend Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) symposium. Yusuf, the convener of Platforms Africa, who is a Thomson Reuters Foundation laureate and a one-time winner of Africa Investigative Journalism Conference Bursary, was given the free ticket to, alongside other A-list journalists across the World, attend the highly sought-after symposium themed; “The New Journalism: Rethinking the news in the wake…

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NNPC deepens global Transparency index, makes EITI’s World Partner Firms list

  . GMD NNPC, Mele Kyari whose regime recorded the feat gives a nod to full and public disclosure of all beneficial owners and steps to identify the beneficial owners of Corporation’s direct business partners, including Joint Ventures and contracts. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has become an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) partner company, joining a group of over 65 extractives companies, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), commodity traders, financial institutions and industry partners who commit to observing the EITI’s supporting company expectations. Coming 43 years after the establishment of…

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Why we decorated Nigerian distributor – Schneider Electric

  As part of its periodic appraisal and reward for outstanding activities of its distributors nationwide, Schneider Electric has decorated Alhaji Bola Azeez, the chief executive officer of Bolamark Engineering Limited. Alhaji Azeez, on behalf of his company, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-standing partnership with the energy management firm, Schneider Electric. Though Schneider Electric stands out globally in its service delivery on providing energy and automation digital solutions, its management affirms the rightful place of distributors with the right culture and push for excellence as a key…

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