EFCC arrests Nigeria’s top politician, ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha

  The Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arrested top politician, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, over alleged money laundering. Okorocha, a serving Senator, was arrested at his office in Abuja. Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the news was true. “Okorocha has been arrested by our men”, he said in a telephone chat, according to a report by the Lagos-based Vanguard newspaper.

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Tanzania’s new President changes Magufuli’s policy on COVID-19, Media

  New president of Tanzania appears to be taking a detour from the belief and action of her predecessor, John Magufuli on COVID-19 as she took a new, scientific approach to combat the pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan (pictured) said Tuesday she will form a technical committee to advise her about the scope of Covid-19 infections in the country and how to respond to the pandemic. Covid-19 is ‘not something we should be quiet about or refuse flatly or accept without doing a scientific examination,’ Hassan said in Swahili. ‘We…

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EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Lawmakers run to Spiritualists as 4 colleagues die within 56 days

    “We don’t want to die now” a lawmaker who, in an exclusive chat with Platforms  Africa, blamed colleagues untimely death on “spiritual attacks from enemies;” revealed “secret” of how panicky members “fortified” themselves   Four popular Federal lawmakers in Nigeria died in what some of their colleagues described as “mysterious circumstances” in the last 56 days, a situation that is gradually enveloping the House of Representatives, where they belong while alive, with serious apprehension. Platforms Africa reports that the “mysterious” deaths recorded between February 8 and April 6,…

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How Yinka Odumakin was hospitalised, went into coma, died – Wife recounts

  “A part of me is gone. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone,” Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of Nigeria activists beg Nigerians   Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin, wife of the Nigeria’s activist and spokesman for Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has given graphical details of how her husband was hospitalised, went into coma, and died at the intensive care unit. Okei-Odunakin who wrote apparently at the intensive care unit called on Nigerians to pray for her. “A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone.…

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Fani-Kayode, Politician who called COVID-19 vaccine ‘evil,’ vaccinated

  Remember him? Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a popular and controversial politician in Nigeria, who once reportedly called COVID-19 vaccine ‘evil’, has received the same vaccine. The former minister of aviation in the Africa’s most populous nation, announced on his verified Twitter handle, @realFFK, that he received the vaccine. It was not clear whether all of those who supported his initial argument about the vaccine will have the chance to be vaccinated like him. Describing his newly found belief in COVID-19 vaccination as bowing to superior reasoning and sound logic, the…

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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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CROSSFIRE: Oyedepo, Akintola clash over Kwara Hijab crisis

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, and the Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, have reacted to the hijab crisis in Kwara State, bickering on the right of female Muslim students to adorn the head gear as part of their school uniform. Recall that the state government had closed 10 schools over their refusal to allow Muslim female students to wear hijab as part of their school uniform. While Oyedepo who threw his weight behind the refusal of authorities of the school to allow the…

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77 year-old Denis Nguesso re-elected after 36 years as Congo’s President

  Denis Sassou Nguesso, incumbent president, described by Voice of America (VOA) as Veteran President of the Republic of Congo, has been re-elected into office. According to provincial election results announced on Tuesday, Nguesso won 88.57 percent of the votes. The 77-year-old who has been tagged veteran President has ruled the nation for a total of 36 years, since first taking power in 1979 — he retained his office in 1997 after losing the country’s first multi-party election five years before. His wide-margin victory was not unexpected, considering that the…

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‘Why US President Biden Tripped, Fell 3 times While Boarding Air Force One’

  White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that high winds at Joint Base Andrews near Washington may have been a factor that made U.S. President Joe Biden to stumble (trip and fall) on the steps as he climbed aboard Air Force One on Friday. “It’s very windy outside,” said Jean-Pierre when asked about his stumbling. “He is doing 100 percent fine.” She did not say whether Biden had been checked by a traveling physician after the episode, Reuters reported. Boarding a flight to Atlanta, where he was to speak…

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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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