Strike: Why we’ll ground Nigeria’s economy despite Court Order — NLC Leader

  The economy of Nigeria, Africa’s biggest crude oil exporter, would be grounded through labour strike despite a Court Order against the action. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made this declaration just as the meeting between its leadership and representatives of the Nigerian government ended in deadlock. The labour unions planned a nationwide protest over the hike in the cost of petrol and electricity tariff. President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, declared in Abuja Thursday after the meeting with a Federal Government delegation to resolve the issues. The meeting, with…

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Kogi: How 6 Children, 17 adults burnt beyond recognition as death toll hits 30

  Authorities are considering a DNA test to determine the identities of 6 school pupils and 17 adults whose corpses were burnt beyond recognition as death toll in the fuel tanker fire that rocked Nigeria’s Kogi State has risen to 30. Initial figures ahowed that twenty-three people, including seven school children, have died in a fuel tanker explosion, which occurred at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria’s North central in the early hours of Wednesday. The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Idris Ali, who…

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Anger, Wailing as popular Nigerian Monarch hacked to death

  . Senator, others bemoan Plateau Monarch’s assasination Wailing and anger have rocked the Palace of popular traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Nigeria’s Plateau State, Bulus Janka, who was hacked to death by assailants. The wailers including a lawmaker at the Nigeria’s upper legislative arm, Senator Istifanus Gyang (PDP-Plateau), described the assassination of Janka as inhuman, barbaric and devilish. The popular traditional ruler was said to have been killed on Monday night at his residence. Until his death, he lived at Rasat, Foron District of Barkin…

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INTERVIEW: Most Nigerians with hypertension are not Aware of Status – Expert

  Those with hypertension tend not to so well with COVID-19- Dr. Oyejoko says during Platforms Africa e-Discourse    Health Policy analyst and Managing Director, Solomon Jayden Medical Centre, Dr. Akin OYEJOKO, is an accomplished Senior Medical Doctor whose sojourn in the practice spanned many years at both public and private hospitals in Nigeria and abroad. He featured as the lead discussant at the second e-Discourse organised by Platforms Africa, an ex-Community of Intellectuals, opinion leaders and policy moulders in Africa, where he dissected the relationship between High blood pressure…

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Apprehension as Three-storey College Building Collapses in Lagos

A three-storey School building has collapsed in Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital heightening apprehension over casualty figure, which remains scanty as at press time. The sad incident occurred at Number 15, Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo bus-stop, at about 8.15 am. So far, there are no reports of casualties recorded. According to eyewitnesses’ account, the privately-owned building belonging to Excel College had previously shown signs of distress and the school was planning to renovate/refortify the structure before the collapse. It was gathered that the three-storey building had two wings conjoined unfortunately the…

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Casualty figures uncertain as Petrol Tanker Explodes in Lagos

  A tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, lost control while in motion in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, exploding with a big bang that affected other two vehicles. However, casualty figures could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report. The accident, Platforms Africa gathered, occured at Anthony inward Gbagada area of Lagos State on Friday night. “The tanker fell sideway and this led to an explosion in which two other unidentified vehicles were burnt,” an eye witness told this online newspaper. A joint…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Curve Flattening, Government declares

The Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force on the control of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the country has said that the nation was flattening the curve of the disease considering the consistent drop in number of reported cases in the country. This came as the body appealed to the striking Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to shelve its strike as the country would not afford the consequences particularly at the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. The PTF also urged the electorates billed to perform their civil responsibilities of voting at the…

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China ‘intentionally’ manufactured, released COVID-19 – Chinese Virologist, Whistleblower

The Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus that led to mass shutdowns and deaths across the world, a top virologist and whistleblower told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday. Carlson specifically asked Dr. Li-Meng Yan whether she believed the Chinese Communist Party released the virus “on purpose.” “Yes, of course, it’s intentionally,” she responded on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Yan said more evidence would be released but pointed to her own high-ranking position at a World Health Organisation reference lab as a reason to trust her allegation. “I work[ed] in the WHO reference…

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Nigeria spits Fire over prolonged Injustice Citizens suffer in Ghana, Assures Of Action

  Nigerian Vice President expressed surprise citizens’ closed shops are yet to be opened despite the assurances given to President Muhammadu Buhari by his Ghanaian counterpart, President Akufo Ado in different private conversations.   The Nigerian government has, in strong terms, criticised the prolonged injustice Nigerian traders currently suffer in Ghana as a result of stiff business regulation imposed on them by the host country. Vice-President gave this assurance during a meeting with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana. Osinbajo also expressed surprise that their closed shops had yet…

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How 200 Inmates stripped naked, escaped from Ugandan Prison

  Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked prisoners who escaped jail, broke into an armoury, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country’s north-east. At least three people – a soldier and two of the 219 escapers – died in the firefight, according to Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, a spokeswoman for the military. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto, reports The Associated Press. “They overpowered the warden who was on duty,” Byekwaso said. The prisoners…

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