Pirates attacked, kidnapped 130 West Africa Seafarers in 1 Year- Report

  Kidnappings by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea hit a record in 2020. This surge came with well-armed and violent gangs defying regional navies and marauding further out to sea, a report from the International Maritime Bureau has said. Pirates in the West African region kidnapped 130 seafarers in 22 separate incidents, accounting for all but five of those seized worldwide last year. The previous record, in 2019, was 121. The IMB’s annual piracy report said that overall armed robbery and piracy incidents rose to 195 last year, up…

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NNPC Oil Exports Receipt surges 16.28% to $120.49m in September

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raked in a total export receipt for crude oil and gas valued at $120.49 million for the month of September 2020. A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the figure is contained in the September 2020 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR). The $120.49 million crude oil and gas export receipt is a 16.28 per cent improvement on the $100.88 million posted in August…

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How FUTA Deputy Registrar was Ambushed, Assasinated + PHOTOS

The Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, had officially given graphical details of how one of its Deputy Registrars, Dr Amos Arijesuyo, Head, Guidance & Counseling Unit, Students Affairs Division, was ambushed and shot by yet to be identified assailants on Saturday January 16, 2021. Arijesuyo was a Senior Pastor with the CAC, Glory of God. Deputy director, corporate communications, FUTA, Adegbenro Adebanjo, who stated this in a statement made available to Platforms Africa, maintained that Dr. Arijesuyo died of injuries from the gunshots wound he suffered when his private…

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Why I rejected Fela’s proposal but married a Yoruba Muslim – Onyeka Onwenu

  “Fela wanted to marry me, and I was flattered but here is why I rejected his marriage proposal but later got married to a Yoruba Muslim” Onyeka Onwenu Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti approached her for marriage in the eighties. Onyeka who revealed this in her new autobiography, titled My Father’s Daughter, however, said she rejected Fela’s proposal during her visit to his club because of his other wives, adding that she settled for a Yoruba Muslim. According to her, she is…

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Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister Jubril Martins Kuye is Dead

  A former Minister in charge of Finance in Nigeria, Jubril Martins Kuye, is Dead aged 78. Martins-Kuye, who once occupied the seat as the Minister of state for Finance was a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Sources close to the Nigerian colourful politician popularly known as JMK, told Platforms Africa that the former governorship candidate in Ogun state, Southwest Nigeria, breathed his last in the early hours o Sunday January 17, 2121. “JMK is dead. Official statement will be issued by members of his family to…

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Museveni, 76, wins Uganda Presidential Election for Sixth Term

  Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni has been declared winner of Uganda presidential election in an exercise already rejected by his rival, Bobi Wine. Museveni hss been the President of Uganda since 1986 that is for 35 years and his new win makes it sixth time he would be elected  President of the East African nation. On Saturday January 16, 1986, Museveni, was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote before he captured power, was declared winner of a controversial Election and returned as duly elected…

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#Uganda: Tension as Bobi Wine Rejects Results, Soldiers Surround his House

  Museveni’s landslide victory is the worst vote-rigging in Uganda history – main rival, Bobi Wine, says as he declares himself winner of Presidential election  Presidential candidate of National Unity Platform (NUP) in the just concluded Uganda election, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine has rejected the outcome of the election and declared himself the winner of the election. Bobi Wine during a press briefing on Friday, said this is the worst vote-rigging in Uganda history. The lawmaker also said the struggle to liberate Uganda from the incumbent President…

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Panic Rocks LASU College of Medicine as 3 Students Contract COVID-19

  Panic as rocked the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) as theee students have tested positive for COVID-19. Following this, the management of the college has closed its hostel, isolated the students and embarked on contact tracing. A statement by the institution said: “The management of Lagos State University wishes to inform staff, students and the general public that three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) have tested positive for Covid-19, leading the college to immediately close down all its hostel facilities.” In view…

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How Will Africa Remember Donald Trump? Here Is How, By Azu Ishiekwene

  READ ALSO: https://platformsafrica.com/2021/01/14/uganda-shuts-down-internet-as-keenly-contested-elections-results-troop-in/ US President Donald Trump may have lost re-election but he would be escorted out of the White House on Tuesday night with a special prize: Africa’s worst friend in modern times. Not that it matters to Trump one way or the other. We can only hope that after four years of spite, insults and hostilities, he might yet, in a fleeting moment of sanity, ask himself whether going out of his way to annoy or denigrate the continent was worth all the trouble. Trump had a…

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Primary, Secondary Schools Resume Jan 18, Nigerian Government declares

  The Nigerian Government has declared that there is no going back on the January 18, 2021 resumption date for Primaey and secondary schools nationwide. This announcement settled the back and forth on whether the school should resume due to rising cases of COVID-19 or not, and despite the pressure being mounted by some stakeholders including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The decision to retain the date, was taken on Thursday after due consultations between the Ministry of Education and critical stakeholders…

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