JUST IN: How Spirit Of God Led Me to Join APC, Dump PDP – Fani-Kayode

Nigerian Politician and ex-Minister of Aviation during the President Olusegun Obasanjo government, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Platforms Africa reports that Mr. Fani-Kayodee was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Fani Kayode said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding…

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How Gunmen kidnapped Nigeria ex-President Obasanjo’s top workers – Police

Details have emerged on how three management staff of Obasanjo Farms, a multi-billion naira agro-allied company own by Nigeria’s ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, were abducted at Kobape in Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun state, Southwest Nigeria. Platforms Africa reports that the abducted workers are the financial controller, group auditor and group store manager of the farm. It was also gatherws that the workers were abducted on Wednesday at Obasanjo Holdings when the gunmen waylaid them. READ ALSO: UBA, GTBank, FirstBank 5 Others’ Branches Shut Over N456m Tax Liability JUST IN: Bandits Kidnap NBC…

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Colonel Dialo, Guinea ex-President Conde’s trusted Ally who overthrew him

By some accounts he is a brilliant commander, while others say his credentials are dubious   Colonel Mamady Doumbouya A.K.A. Dialo took over power after military coup in Guinea, detaining president Alpha Conde, his kinsman who he entrusted with many military operations. Little, Platforms Africa reports, is known about Col Doumbouya’s early life, except that he is from the Malinké community like President Condé and hails from Guinea’s eastern Kankan region. READ ALSO:President’s Fate unclear as Coup Attempt rocks Guinea capital, Conakry Real Reason I Sold My 2 Daughters for…

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Bandits Going Nowhere, Sheikh Gumi flays Nigerian Military Operations

Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has declared that bandits currently troubling the northern part of Nigeria “are going nowhere.” Gumi, an ex-officer in the Nigerian Army, according to Platforms  Africa, declared, in a post on his verified Facebook page, that the military action against criminal herdsmen and bandits will not solve the security challenge, but “will only worsen the situation”. READ ALSO: Why CBN should pay N100m Greenfield Students’ Ransom to Bandits – Gumi BREAKING: Nigeria’s Secret Service, DSS, Summons Sheikh Gumi Over Banditry BREAKING: Bandits Kidnap Negotiator for…

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Nigerian Govt queries Channels TV over Benue Gov’s interview + NBC’s LETTER

“Channels Television is required to, within 24 hours, explain why appropriate sanctions should not be applied for these infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.”   The National Broadcasting Commission has queried Channels Television over the “inciting, divisive and unfair comments” made by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on the TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme on Tuesday. Platforms Africa reports that NBC made this known in a letter to the television station titled, ‘Notice of Infraction’. A copy of the letter was obtained by Platforms Africa. The regulator’s letter was dated…

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BREAKING: Nigerian Elder statesman, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, is dead

An ex-NADECO Chieftain, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, is dead. He died on Tuesday morning at the age of 88 years. Platforms Africa reports that the late Senator Durojaiye was born in 1933. He was elected Senator for the Ogun East constituency of Ogun State, at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999. Durojaiye earned a BSc (Economics) London, and an LLB, London. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979, and was a Barrister and…

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Confusion rocks Nigeria Opposition PDP as Court Removes Chairman, Secondus

“Mr. Secondus should desist from parading himself as a member of the major opposition party, PDP, henceforth.”   A High Court sitting in Rivers State has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Uche Secondus, from parading or acting as head of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). Platforms Africa reports that asides the suspension, the court ruled that Secondus should desist from parading himself as a member of the major opposition party, PDP, henceforth. READ ALSO: Why EFCC Is Yet To Arrest Tinubu — Bawa Opens Up on…

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JUST IN: Nigeria ex-Military Governor, General Tunji Olurin, dies at 76

General Adetunji Idowu Ishola Olurin (rtd), a former Military Governor of Oyo State; Sole Administrator of Ekiti State; and a Gubernatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State all in Southwest Nigeria, is dead. Platforms Africa reports that the soldier turned politician, who hailed from Yewa Land in Ogun state, died at the age of 76. Described by associates as a patriotic Nigerian; Olurin who was an associate of Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is an eminent citizen of Ogun State and a respected elder statesman. READ…

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Full transcript of President Biden’s remarks on Afghanistan

“Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation-building. Our only vital national interest in Afghanistan remains today what it has always been…” Joe Biden   Full transcript of President Biden’s remarks on Afghanistan Good afternoon. I want to speak today to the unfolding situation in Afghanistan, the developments that have taken place in the last week and the steps we’re taking to address the rapidly evolving events. My national security team and I have been closely monitoring the situation on the ground in Afghanistan and moving quickly…

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‘How Nigeria’s ex-Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, died of COVID-19’

  “He fell ill about nine days ago and was receiving treatment at home but he was rushed to the hospital when there was no sign of improvement.”   Reported details have emerged on how a former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Ibrahim Mantu, died. Platforms Africa reports that the former representative of Plateau Central Senatorial District, died in the wee hours of Tuesday after nine days of isolation in a private hopsital at the Nigeria’s administrative capital – Abuja. A report by Abuja-based Daily Trust newspaper, however,…

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