Why we approached NCDMB for Collaboration – Nigerian Amnesty Boss

  The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has declared that it decided to approach the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) based on the board’s industry role, which will be of immense benefit to get the ex-agitators to become entrepreneurs and employers of labour. PAP and the NCDMB, Platforms Africa reports, agreed to work together to build the capacity of beneficiaries of the amnesty programme. Interim Administrator of the PAP,  Milland Dixon Dikio while enumerating the vision and strategic plan of the PAP under him, said everything is being done…

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Meet Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, UNILAG first female Professor of Mass Comm

  From being the best graduating student to becoming a full fledge Professor, here is an account of 50-year life journey of Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, third female professor of Mass Communication in the entire history of Nigeria + the roll call at her surprise-birthday event   The Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Monday April 5, 2021, led other distinguished scholars and accomplished administrators across Nigeria to honour the first female Professor of Mass Communication in the history of the University, Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, on her 50th birthday. Like…

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DPR confirms Platforms Africa Exclusive Story on Shakeup, Deputy Directors

  Six new deputy directors promoted to fill vacant positions, DPR spokesman says     The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday confirmed the World-Class exclusive investigative story published by Platforms  Africa on the shake up; removal and replacement of six deputy directors, at the agency. The Oil sector regulator, which confirmed the news over 24 hours after it was broken by Platforms Africa, maintained that it had promoted “six deputy directors to fill vacant positions” created by the shakeup “in the regulatory agency.” Head, Corporate Affairs, DPR, Mr…

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Polaris Bank Webinar: Experts reveal Winning Ways for Women Wealth Building

  Three accomplished Nigerians and leading authorities in government and finance sectors: Yewande Sadiku, Osayi Alile and Teju Abisoye, have jointly enjoined Nigerian women to explore multiple investment opportunities available to build a sustainable wealth that would last generations. The trio gave the advice at a webinar organised by Polaris Bank on Tuesday in Lagos as part of activities lined up to celebrate the Women’s Month in line with the International Women’s Day celebration, with the theme: #choosetochallenge. The webinar, which held under the aegis of the Bank’s gender-based product,…

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How to Reassign Power in the Humanitarian Sector, by Wale Osofisan, PhD

  When we analyze leadership in the humanitarian sector, we often see images of mostly white men, a few white women, and, if one looks hard enough, one may be lucky to spot a few black and brown men and women working within western cities such as New York, London, Paris, Geneva, or Washington, DC. This is not exclusive to the aid sector. As of 2020, a review of FTSE 250 companies found that 69 percent have no ethnic diversity on their boards. These are the people who have the privilege of…

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Idowu Sobowale: A-Z of a Communication Legend’s 5th Confab, 80th Birthday

  Here are some details on Professor Idowu Sobowale’s ties with with Lateef Jakande, Bola Tinubu, as well as his journey of 80 years from the bedroom to the newsroom to the boardroom, and to the classroom.    Detailed information about the 5th Idowu Sobowale Conference and the line up of activities for the 80th birthday of the legend of communication in Nigeria (Professor Idowu Sobowale), has been released. The details contained in a statement issued by Professor Rotimi Olatunji, PhD, arpa, MNIPR, Chairman, Idowu Sobowale Conference Committee, and sent…

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Why Nigeria’s Fuel Crisis may persist – Energy Analyst Adeola Yusuf + VIDEO

  Energy Policy Analyst and award-winning journalist, Adeola Yusuf, has declared that the trust deficit in Nigeria petroleum products’ supply chain is one of the major factors responsible for fuel crisis that has persistently been rocking the country. Yusuf, a Laureate of several local and international awards on oil and gas reporting, said this while featuring as an analyst on the Breakfast Show, a flagship Programme on Television Continental (TVC) DStv Channel 418 and GOtv Channel 45. Nigeria, biggest crude oil exporter in sub-saharan Africa, depends largely on importation of…

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Underrated Politician: Meet Samia Hassan, Tanzania’s 1st female President

Her life? Her Politics? Her Marriage? Here is all you may need to know about the most Underrated politician in Tanzania and next president, according to the dictates of the constitution, of the East African nation   Following Wednesday’s death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, attention is shifting to his successor. The next in line, according to Tanzania’s Constitution, is the vice president. That would make Samia Suluhu Hassan the first female leader of the East African nation since its independence from Britain in late 1961. There was no indication…

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Crescent Varsity Matriculates 412 Students for Law, ICT, Others

  The Universiry has constituted a panel of enquiry on a trending online story of a 500-level student of law, Samuel Olusope alleged to have sexually abused another male student of the university.   The Crescent University, Abeokuta, Southwest Nigeria, has matriculated four hundred and twelve students. They are to study various programmes at the Bola Ajibola College of Law(BACOLAW), College of Information and Communication Technology (CICOT); College of Arts, Social and Management Sciences (CASMAS); College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS) and College of Environmental Sciences(COES) respectively for the…

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Meet Kola Adepoju, FUNAAB’s new Director of Public Relations + PHOTOS

  An accomplished Journalist and seasoned Public Relations Executive, Mr.Kola Adepoju, has been appointed the Acting Head of Directorate of Public Relations, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). His appointment was contained in a letter signed by the University Registrar, Dr. Bola Adekola. Until his appointment, Adepoju an Assistant Director of Public Relations, Media and External Relations was the Coordinator of FUNAAB Radio 89.5 FM and a Co-host of the popular interactive live programme of the Station, ‘Boiling Point’. Checks revealed that this is not his first stint as Head…

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