Nigeria’s Sports Media Guru, Mumini Alao, Bags PhD In Mass Communication

A veteran of Sports journalism in Nigeria, Mumini Alao, has bagged a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Platforms Africa reports that Alao, the Group Managing Director of Complete Communications Limited (CCL), received the highest academic degree after he successfully completed the advanced academic research on “Audience Preference on Media Coverage of Domestic and Foreign Football in Nigeria.”   READ ALSO: BallersAwards names Mumuni Alao Sports Industry Icon of The Year + PHOTO Babies Kidnapped As Bandits Raid Nigeria’s Kaduna Hospital Meet Abigail…

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Outrage over Prof Felicia Adedoyin, Unsung Heroine Author of Nigeria Pledge

  “How could many of us just hear about this great unsung heroine after her death on May 1? Why did many of Nigerian newspapers not consider news of her death and life for a front page mention? Unlike what we do for money bags  and politicians,we do not always appreciate our best when they are alive, why should we also deny them that honour when they are no more?”   Author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Prof. Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, a Princess of sleepy town of Saki, Oyo state, Southwest Nigeria,…

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Meet Anita Abada, Nigerian who emerged winner of WHO $10,000 Award + PHOTOS

  Anita Abada, a Nigerian Filmmaker and Editor, has emerged winner of the second World Health Organisation Health for All Film Festival award in the health educational film category. WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, made the announcement in his speech posted on the UN health Agency website. Ghebreyesus said Abada became winner of the special prize for a health educational film for youth, titled: “Efun.” The DG said “Efun”, directed by Abada, focused on the challenging topic of Female Genital Mutilation. Ghebreyesus, who congratulated Abada, said the winners would receive trophies…

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Meet Prof Raheem Lawal, Erudite Scholar Who’ll be 1st VC in UNIOFFA History

  “Polished erudition, affectionate probity and infectious patriotism to his beloved Offa community to the fullest.” UNILORIN VC poured eulogies on Lawal, an ex-VC in the institution as he steers the wheels of the newly created University of Offa   A former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Ilorin, Prof. Raheem Lawal, has been appointed pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the newly-established University of Offa in Kwara State. According to a Unilorin Bulletin issued on Tuesday, the appointment of the academic and administrator was announced by the UniOffa in a statement. It noted…

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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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