South Sudan United Front Army, TRGoNU Embrace Dialogue Ahead of Pope Visit

On January 28, 2023, the Radisson Blue Hotel in Nairobi played host to a significant event in the history of South Sudan as the South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) announced a decision to engage in a homegrown dialogue with the revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (TRGoNU). However, this announcement was not without controversy as it was also marked by the ousting of SSUF/A leader, General Paul Malong Awan, by 13 senior army officials and generals commanding various rebel troops. The SSUF/A is a rebel group that was formed in…

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JUST IN: Nigerian Divisional Police Chief Slumps, Dies In Officer

The Divisional Police Officer of Jigawa State’s Jahun Local Government Area, SP Abubakar Musa died in his office after collapsing. DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adamu, the spokesman for the State Police Command, confirmed the death in a statement on Saturday. He stated that the incident occurred on Friday night around 9:00 p.m. in the DPO’s Jahun Division office following a lengthy illness. According to him, “SP. Abubakar Musa died yesterday around 9:00pm while closing from his official duty.” He stated that the deceased was taken to Jahun General Hospital and Rashid…

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I Consoled Man Who Lost 9 Children Before I lost My Son – Gov Sule

Hassan died at the age of 36 on Thursday night after a brief illness. He was buried on Friday in Gudi, Akwanga LGA. Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has said he considers the death of his eldest son, Hassan Sule, as a test from God. The governor stated this on Friday while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, HRH Sule Bawa, in Akwanga Local Government Area. Hassan died at the age of 36 on Thursday night after a brief illness. He was buried on Friday…

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Popular Sculptor, Dejo Akinlonu, Slumps, Dies Inside Car

Popular sculptor and Chairman of Dejak Artistque Monumental Garden and Associates, Oladejo Victor Akinlonu, is dead. Akinlonu has what he has termed his showroom opposite Seven Up Bottling Company around Old Tollgate in Lagos. A video, which went viral on Wednesday showed the sculptor, who is well known on the social scene, in his car with his head dangling. READ ALSO: Earth’s Inner Core May Have Stopped Turning, Could Go Into Reverse – Study Fuel Crisis, Naira Redesign Plots Against My Election – Tinubu After Platforms Africa’s Report Buhari Sets…

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After Platforms Africa’s Report Buhari Sets up 14 Man Committee on Fuel Crisis

Platforms Africa had exposed the fuel crisis and “conspiracy of silence” in a report on Wednesday, January 18, 2023   President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a 14-man Steering Committee on Petroleum Products Supply and Distribution management to find a lasting solution to disruptions in the supply and distribution of petroleum products. This came seven days after the Platforms Africa exclusive report detailing hike in prices of the product and “conspiracy of silence” over the crisis. READ ALSO: Petrol Hits N400 Per Litre In Lagos, Nigerians Query ‘Media Silence’ BREAKING: Gov…

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BREAKING: Gov Candidate Dies 30 Days To Election

Full statement detailing death of PDP governorship hopeful on Wednesday   The Abia State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, is dead. Platforms Africa reports that Ikonne died 30 days to the elwctions, starting with Presidential polls on February 25, and Governorship on March 5. His death was announced in a statement by his son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, on Wednesday. The statement read, “I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today January 2023 25,…

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Islamic Teacher Bags Life Jail For Defiling Eight Madrasa Pupils

“He messed around with the purity and dignity of the pupils aged between six and 11,” Judge gives details of how “unrepentant” Ustaz Adam Farouk took advatage of minors in his care   One Adam Farouk, a cleric, has bagged eight times life in prison for molesting and sexually violating eight pupils. The cleric was convicted and sentenced by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Tuesday for defiling the pupils aged between six and 11 in his class. READ ALSO Drama As Beggars Reject Old Currency In…

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Excessive Fasting Can Cause Kidney Damage, NAFDAC DG Warns

The National Agency of Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that unmoderated fasting (religious) exercise could result in severe damage to the human kidney, and may lead to organ failure. The advice was given by the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, while addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday. Adeyeye said starving oneself of food and water over a long period of time could have adverse effect on the normal functioning of the kidney, which requires some level of water intake to sustain its operation. READ ALSO: Census:…

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Diphtheria Outbreak: Kano Leads As NCDC Records 123 Cases, 38 Deaths

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded 128 cases of diphtheria and 38 deaths in the country. Ifedayo Adetifa, NCDC director-general, said this on Monday during a media briefing at the ministry of health in Abuja. Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by the corynebacterium species that affect the nose, throat, and sometimes, skin of an individual. Some symptoms of diphtheria include fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, red eyes, neck swelling, and difficulty in breathing. READ ALSO: Photo Of The Day: Obasanjo Captains Old Boys Of BBHS ln…

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How NDLEA Arrested 67-Yr-Old Blind Grandpa, Leper For Drug Trafficking

A 67-year-old blind grandpa, a leper and one other have been apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for drug trafficking. Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, January 22, 2023, said the blind suspect, Aliyu Adebiyi, was arrested in Osun State. “In Osun state, NDLEA officers on Friday 20th Jan. took into custody a blind 67-year-old grandpa, Aliyu Adebiyi, in whose house they found 234 kilograms of cannabis at Sokoto village, Owena Ijesa, Atakumosa East LGA. In his statement, he said a drug…

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