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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Our job not done yet, LASU ex-VC, Prof. Fagbohun, says in farewell address

  Here in an emotional look-back at the last five years, immediate past Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, opens up, in an address “for the last time as VC,” on what he truly thinks of thousands of students, members of governing council, lecturers, the alumni among others.     My Farewell Address as LASU’s 8th Substantive Vice-Chancellor Dear incredible members of the LASU Community, with a heart full of gratitude – I address you today for the last time as your vice-chancellor. Exactly five years…

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How NCC official, wife, 4 kids, niece, driver died in road crash + PHOTOS

  More details have emerged on how a staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Nuhu Hamman’Gabdo, and all members of his immediate family perished in a road crash. Hamman ’Gabdo died alongside his wife, four children, his niece and driver in an accident that occurred on Saturday, January 9, 2021 along Nasarawa-Abuja Expressway while the deceased and his family were returning from his country home, Serti in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State, the commission said in a statement sent to Platforms Africa on Sunday evening. An…

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How my son impregnated me, my daughter aborted for dad, brother — Banker

  A social media user who identified herself as a female staff of one of Tier 1 banks in Nigeria has narrated how she got pregnant for her son, who also impregnated his younger sister. The agonising wife and mother narrated her story to an Instagram page for family issues: Beyond Intimacy (BI). According to the woman, who sought for the protection of her identity, loneliness in her marriage drove her to molest her son sexually from the age of 12. She said that her son was the only male…

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Popular Nigerian TV personality, Lara Wise, contracts COVID-19 + PHOTOS

  “Exactly one month ago, I tested positive for COVID-19,” a popular personality on Television in Nigeria, Lara Wise, has declared. Wise, a former reporter at The Voice of America, Washighton DC, and a popular face on Africa Independent Television (AIT) as well as Silverbird TV, is an aide to the country’s Deputy Senate President. She announced her status on her Facebook page on Sunday, January 3, 2020, with statement which indicated that she has now tested negative for the dreaded virus, Platforms Africa can report authoritatively. Here below is…

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How 139 Nigerians died from Road Accidents across 3 States in 6 Months-FRSC

  More facts have emerged on how 139 Nigerians died from road Accidents across just three of the 36 states in the last six months. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone RS5 comprising Edo, Delta and Anambra, which showed this in a report, maintained that all the 139 fatalities were recorded in 359 Road Traffic Crashes between June and December. Mr Emmanuel Abe, Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) of the zone, disclosed this in Benin on Tuesday while addressing motorists at the flag off of the 2020 ember month campaign.…

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Heart Attack: Why You May Be At Risk

  Many people now involve themselves, unconsciously, in acts that damage their hearts. Health Policy analyst and Managing Director, Solomon Jayden Medical Centre, Dr. Akin OYEJOKO, in this interview as a lead discussant on Platforms Africa e-discourse, gives a step-by-step admonition on harmful acts to avoid in evading a heart attack. Excerpts;   What is your assessment of Nigerians (African) behaviour recently towards observing COVID-19 protocols? Have we let down our guards on Face Masks and other measures? Am sorry to say, my impression is that Nigerians no longer seem…

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Facts Varsity Students, Parents should know about 9-month strike – ASUU

Why 42 year-old Nigeria varsity lecturers’ union, ASUU, has no Twitter account, Chairman UNILAG ASUU opens up at Platforms Africa e-Discourse  Chairman, Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Dele Ashiru, has some messages for hundreds of thousands of students affected by the on-going 9 month’s strike and their parents. He was the lead discussant at the Platforms Africa e-discourse where he opened up on real reason the 42 year-old varsity lecturers’ union has no Twitter account, among other. Excerpts; What is your assessment of tertiary…

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Nigerian Professor’s daughter dies after obtaining seven A1s in WASSCE

  She promised me a special birthday gift and died a day to my birthday – father   Chisom, daughter of a Professor and Consultant Surgeon at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nsukka, Felix Chukwuneke, has died. Her father took to social media to mourn his Chisom, who died on October 18, 2020. She died barely a year after being named the best graduating student of Graceland School, Enugu, a report by Punch read. Chisom, according to the school, obtained seven distinctions at the West African Senior School Certificate…

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How Nigeria’s Ogun Poly lecturer was assassinated + PHOTOS

  Police has begun a man-hunt for killers of 34-year old First Class graduate of Obafemi Awolowo Universtity (OAU), and former Associate lecturer at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), assasinated outside D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic’s gate The Head, Public Relations Unit of the D.S. Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, Yinka Adegbite, has given graphical details of how gunmen, suspected to be hired assassins, killed Mufutau Waliu, the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics at the institution. Waliu was a First Class graduate of Obafemi Awolowo Universtity (OAU),…

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