Ruins, death, rescues as three-storey building collapses in Lagos + PICTURES

  Six adults have, so far, being rescued in a three-storey building-collpase in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, which killed a male underage. The incident was said to have occurred about 3:00 am at 20, Freeman Street, Lagos Island. Platforms Africa reports that emergency responders have since arrived on the scene and are helping with rescue and recovery efforts.

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SaharaReporters’ ‘Expose’ on Nigeria’s Communication Minister Pantami Palatial Buildings, Another Journalism Ethics’ Low by JAMIU FOLARIN

  On Friday 3rd July, 2020 SaharaReporters release pictures claiming that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami bought house each for his three wives. The picture ‘expose’ by SaharaReporters is crystal clear to even budding journalists that it violates the basic ethical principle of journalism. The first report by the online media platform showed pictures of three buildings allegedly bought by Dr Pantami for each of his three wives. The outcome of the “investigation” by Sahara Reporters could only boast of five images not captioned, ‘exposing’…

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First results from COVID-19 drug trials ready within next two weeks – WHO

  The World Health Organization expects initial results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, within next two weeks. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing on Friday just as Mike Ryan, head of the WHO’s emergencies programme, said it would be unwise to predict when a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for mass distribution. While a vaccine candidate might show its effectiveness by year’s end, the question was how soon it could be mass produced, he told…

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Raising Finance to Acquire A Marginal Field? Key Issues to Consider – FBNQuest

On the 1st of June 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”) via the Department of Petroleum Resources (“DPR”) formally announced the commencement of the long-awaited marginal field bid round. According to the guidelines published by the DPR, a marginal field is defined as a field that has been discovered and left unattended for a period of not less than 10 years from the date of first discovery or such field as the President may from time to time, identify as a marginal field. The first marginal field bid process…

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BBNaija: Why Diane walked out on Ebuka, Elozonam during reunion show + handsome actor Gavor’s conncetion

  Detailed reason beautiful housemate in the 2019 Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), Diane, walked out on host, Ebuka and her mate, Elozonam during a reunion show. During the BBNaija 2019 show, Diane, one of the female housemates, Diane, had the heart of a lot of guys Later in the show, Diane got along fine with Elozonam and fans were also rooting for them During the reunion show, Elozonam revealed Diane treated him like an option and hinted that there was someone she was more interested in than him. Ebuka mentioned…

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FACT CHECK: 4 fake news about DRC Nobel Laureate Mukwege’s resignation from COVID-19 team

Platforms Africa fact checks fake news flying around across the continent on reasons the DR Congo Nobel Laureate Mukwege left COVID-19 team.   Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Nobel laureate, Dr. Dennis Mukwege, resigned his appontment from a Covid-19 team through a statement last Wednesday, June 10 2020. As much as the resignation of this gynaecologist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work against sexual violence in war, generated interest across Africa, the news has also been greeted by fake news, lies and misinformarion across the…

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EXCLUSIVE: 48 oil workers test positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria’s Rivers state

     60% Rivers’ coronavirus cases are oil workers – Gov Wike   48 oil workers have tested poairice for Coronavirus in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state. Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, a Lawyer, who gave this hint, when he received the management team from the Nigeria’s subsidiary of ExxonMobil – United States supermajor – Mobil Producing Unlimited, at the Government House in Port Harcourt, noted that oil workers coming from rigs are the most affected. The Nigeria’s Disease Control agency, NCDC update as at Wednesday, May 20, the day…

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