Buhari, wife, Gov switch to Twitter Rival, Koo, Greet Nigerian on June 12

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, personal aides to the couple, Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his aides have signed on to an Indian microblogging platform, Koo, as an alternative to American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter. Platforms Africa reports that they have adopted Koo as a medium to greet Nigerians happy Democracy Day, barely a week after they deactivated their various accounts on Twitter. Since its launch in 2020, the app managers, checks by Platforms Africashowed, have been able to secure funding of around…

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BREAKING: Police fire teargas at June 12 protesters in Lagos, Abuja + PHOTO

  Nigerian Police officers on Saturday morning fired tear gas at protesters that gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, and Abuja, administrative capital of the country. The two parks are points of convergence for the June 12 Democracy Day protest in the country. Platforms Africa reports that the protesters had converged to demand for an end to bad governance and others while some of them were agitating for an end to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari before tear gas was fired at them by…

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JUST IN: Nigerian Courts Reopen After 64 days as Workers End Strike

  Nigerian Courts are to reopen after being shutdown for 64 days as Judiciary workers agreed to end their 8 week strike, which crippled legal proceedings across the country. Platforms Africa reports that this follows an agreement reached with the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).   READ ALSO: BREAKING: Bandits kidnap Nigerian Judge Inside Court JUST IN: Hoodlums Set Nigerian Court Ablaze In latest Assault on Judiciary Why we shut Supreme Court, Others nationwide – Nigerian Judiciary workers   This move is to…

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BREAKING: Twitter reaches out, seeks talks with Nigerian Govt – Minister

    Microblogging site, #Twitter, has reached out to the Nigerian Government seeking high-level discussion to resolve the issue surrounding the suspension of its operation in Nigeria. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday. But Mohammed, who said that he got the message Wednesday morning has insisted that the microblogging platform was suspended because it provided an avenue for people that are threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria.   READ…

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Nigeria worthy of emulation, Trump Congratulates Buhari for banning Twitter

  United States (U.S.) former President, Donald Trump, has congratulated Nigeria for suspending the operations of Twitter in the country. Platforms Africa reports that Twitter and Facebook had in January suspended Trump’s accounts indefinitely. Trump, in a statement on Tuesday night, commended Nigeria for the action, calling on more countries to “ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech.”   READ ALSO: Use Twitter, Go to Jail, Nigeria tells Violators of Ban JUST IN: Count RCCG out of Nigeria’s Twitter Ban – Pastor Adeboye Over 1,000 by-pass…

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BREAKING: Nigerian Lawmakers Summon Minister Lai Mohammed Over Twitter Ban

  Nigeria’s House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over the indefinite suspension of Twitter in the country. Platforms Africa on Friday, reported that the federal government announced the suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria.   READ ALSO: Use Twitter, Go to Jail, Nigeria tells Violators of Ban JUST IN: Count RCCG out of Nigeria’s Twitter Ban – Pastor Adeboye Over 1,000 by-pass Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Face Scam, Viruses threats BREAKING: Nigeria adamant, reiterates condition for Twitter ban lift   Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi…

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Nigeria’s ex-Rep at OPEC, Dan Etete, Tasks Biden on Global Peace, Security

    Former Representative of Nigeria at Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Chief Dan Etete, has called on President Joe Biden of the United States of America to use his position as the leader of the most powerful country in the world to steer the world away from disaster by bringing hope, love and unity to the poor, homeless, hungry and traumatized people as well as the rich and affluent in the society. In a statement sent to Platforms Africa, the former Minister of Petroleum Resources noted that President…

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It’s dangerous of Nigerian Govt to confuse South East for IPOB – Ezekwesili

  “That video of @HQNigerianArmy @PoliceNG marching worshippers in Enugu out of church is tragic,” says Ezekwesili     Nigerian former Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has declared that it is dangerous of Nigerian Government to confuse the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for South East (people). Ezekwesili, also a former Minister of Education in the country, who on Tuesday took to her Twitter handle to say this, demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should put an end to insecurity in the South East states. In a Twitter thread, Ezekwesili pointed…

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Meet Emmanuel Osodeke, Prof of Soil Science who just emerged ASUU President

  “A man of trouble who has severally (sic) taken the university management and governing council to court, and a lecturer who has received the greatest amount of warnings and queries for incompetence and negligence of duty.”     Victor Emmanuel Osodeke, a Professor of Soil Science, has newly been elected National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Platforms Africa reports that Osodeke has a running battle with the management of Micheal Okpara University where he works, prompting a movement known as Coalition to Save Micheal Okpara…

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s opposition PDP ex-Chairman, Ahmed Gulak, Assasinated

How the special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters was ambushed, shot, killed + his daughter’s emotional tribute on Twitter   A former special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak has been reportedly killed by Unknown Gunmen in Owerri. Gulak, a former National Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is now a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He was reportedly ambushed and shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen while returning to Abuja from Owerri, Imo state, Southeast Nigeria.  …

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