60,000 Muslims ascend Mount Arafat, peak Hajj rites, amidst COVID protocols

  How embargo on 2021 Hajj for Nigeria affects local prices of Sallah rams + dos and don’ts of COVID-19 For Abuja Muslims on Eid-el Kabir celebrations   60,000 Muslim faithful on Monday morning ascended the historic mount Arafat, peak of Hajj rites, amidst strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Platforms Africa reports that only these numbers of pilgrims resident in Saudi Arabia were allowed for the exercise this year. Nigeria and other countries could not participate as Saudi embargoed the Hajj for them this year. About 95,000 Nigerians were affected…

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“I’ve never seen one person speak ill of Him,” Nigerians bare minds on Sound Sultan

Nigerians have started to bring up revelation of their experiences with Sound Sultan, a Nigerian Musician, who died on Sunday. Sultan aged 44, reportedly died after a battle with throat cancer. Platforms Africa reports that a veteran entertainment editor, Olumide Iyanda, stated that the artist was exceptional in character despite his fame. Iyanda, an A-list journalist and publisher of QED, is one of the few journalists who witnessed the career of Sultan, like that of many artists in Nigeria, from the beginning to the end. He said in his Facebook…

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BREAKING: Popular Singer, Sound Sultan, is dead

  How the 44 year-old star was hospitalised in the US + links of death to throat cancer   Popular Nigerian singer, Lanre Fasasi better known as Sound Sultan, is dead. The 44 years old Jagbajantis crooner, repietedly lost it to his battle with cancer of the throat. Platforms Africa reports that Sound Sultan’s brother, Dare Fasasi also known as Baba Dee has earlier debunked reports that his younger brother has throat cancer. READ ALSO: BREAKING: 85-year old Emir Of Kajuru, 13 Family Members kidnapped Cholera kills 325 Nigerian Children,…

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Tuesday July 20 Is Eid-el-Kabir, Monday 19th Is Arafat Day, Saudi Declares

  The Saudi Arabia Supreme Court has declared Monday, 19 July, 2021 as the Arafat being the 9th day on the Islamic 12th month of Dhul Hijjah. Thus, Platforms Africa reports that the day for the festival of sacrifice, Eid-l-Kabir, comes up on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 throughout the Muslim world. According to the Saudi Supreme Court, Saturday, 10 July, 2021 is the last day of Dhul Qaddah, the 11th month in the Islamic calendar. Sunday, 11 July, 2021 marked the beginning of the 12th month hence the Hajj rites…

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MultiChoice guilty of tax evasion in Nigeria, owing N1.8trn, says FIRS

  Nigeria Tax Agency directs banks to freeze MultiChoice Accounts The Nigeria’s tax agency, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has appointed some commercial banks as agents to recover the sum of N1.8 trillion from accounts of Messrs MultiChoice Nigeria Limited (MCN) And MultiChoice Africa (MCA). This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Chairman, Muhammad Nami. The statement confirmed that the decision to appoint the banks as agents and to freeze the accounts was as a result of the group’s continued refusal to grant FIRS access to its…

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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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Nigeria’s Popular DJ, Mother’s Only Child, Allegedly Poisoned, Dies

Here is DJ FlexyNaija’s emotion-soaked Facebook post hours before he was allegedly poisoned, killed   Nigerian Disc Jockey and hypeman, DJ FlexyNaija, is dead. It was learnt that the DJ, who is the only child of his mum, was allegedly poisoned and died on Saturday. This, however, came after the student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State shared a Facebook post in which he talked about “success attracting envy.”   READ ALSO: 200-level Varsity Student who ‘committed suicide’ is NCC Board Chairman’s Daughter How Ibadan Poly Fellowship President was Shot,…

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Real Reason I Sold My 2 Daughters for N300,000 – Nigerian Housewife

  A 35-year-old Nigerian housewife, Blessing Agoro, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly selling her two daughters, has opened up on the reason she took that decision. According to the Police, Blessing, who pleaded for mercy, disclosed that she sold the two daughters she personally gave birth to – Semilore Agoro (four), and Deborah Agoro (two) – because her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, left home.   READ ALSO: Girl Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder Wins Pulitzer, Top Journalism Award How Covenant Varsity lecturer Lured, Raped student Inside…

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ONIDUROMI Singer Makes 1st Video after Tope Alabi’s Attack + FULL REACTION

“Warm up your spirit and go to church with an intention to change something (bad attitude) in your life,” Adeyinka Alaseyori said after Tope Alabi queried her song inspiration from ‘Holy Spirit’   Gospel singer, Adeyinka Alaseyori, has released the first video of herself after another popular singer, Tope Alabi, attacked her and her hit song, Oniduromi (my guarantor). Alaseyori who was seen worshipping God with a caption admonishing her followers to go to church with an intention today, demonstrated her communication to the holy spirit. She has been dragged…

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Meet Yemisi Bamgbose, Veteran Broadcaster who emerged BON Exec. Secretary

Resume of Ilogun-Orile-born who will oversee 482 radio, television and broadcasting firms in Nigeria   Nigerian Veteran Broadcaster, Dr.Yemisi Bamgbose, has emerged the Executive Secretary of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON), the umbrella bosy for 482 government and private-owned broadcasting companies in Nigeria. Platforms Africa reports that Bamgbose, a two-term National President of the Radio, Television and Theatre Arts Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), emerged at the 74th session of BON rounded off on Thursday, June 3, in Abuja.   READ ALSO: BREAKING: Gunmen Hijack School Bus In Nigeria’s Ondo…

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