Platinum Post News https://platinumpost.ng Nigeria news, exclusive stories Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:45:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 https://i1.wp.com/platinumpost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/cropped-Platinumpost-Logo-Favicon-32x32.jpg Platinum Post News https://platinumpost.ng 32 32 151988397 INSECURITY : Zamfara compensates ‘repentant bandits’ with vehicles, millions of naira https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/insecurity-zamfara-compensates-repentant-bandits-with-vehicles-millions-of-naira/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/insecurity-zamfara-compensates-repentant-bandits-with-vehicles-millions-of-naira/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:45:47 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187127 About 15 brand new Hilux vehicles have been given to leaders of different repentant bandits in Zamfara State by Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle. The governor also approved millions of naira to be given to the ‘repentant’ bandits as compensation. The Zamfara State Government had in 2019 entered a peace agreement with the gunmen. But despite […]

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Burna Boy’s ‘destiny’ hits Biden-Harris inauguration playlist https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/burna-boys-destiny-hits-biden-harris-inauguration-playlist/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/burna-boys-destiny-hits-biden-harris-inauguration-playlist/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:38:52 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187123 Burna Boy’s ‘Destiny’, a song off the Afropop singer’s Grammy-nominated album ‘African Giant’, has been included in the official inauguration playlist of incoming US president and vice-president, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The playlist, which features artistes from different parts of the world, is said to be a representation of America’s diversity and also symbolises […]

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Ogun tanker explosion kills 3 https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/ogun-tanker-explosion-kills-3/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/ogun-tanker-explosion-kills-3/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:26:26 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187120 The Director of Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed three persons dead in Tuesday’s tanker explosion in Abeokuta, the state capital. The Director of SEMA, Ige Olufolarin, confirmed this to Daily Trust at the scene. The victims reportedly burnt “beyond recognition” when fuel-laden tanker on Tuesday morning exploded in Abeokuta, Ogun State Seven […]

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JUST IN: Sokoto Central Market on fire https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/just-in-sokoto-central-market-on-fire/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/just-in-sokoto-central-market-on-fire/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:22:30 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187118 The Sokoto central market is being gutted by fire. DAILY TRUST reports that the fire which started around 7am and is still raging, was caused by a generating set. “The fire started from a generating set at Kofar Yan Roba,” a firefighter told Daily Trust. Federal and State fire services were currently working to extinguish the […]

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Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/biden-to-block-trumps-plan-to-lift-covid-19-travel-restrictions/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/biden-to-block-trumps-plan-to-lift-covid-19-travel-restrictions/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:31:43 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187116 U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much of Europe and Brazil, a spokeswoman for Biden said. Trump signed an order Monday lifting the restrictions he imposed early last year in response to the pandemic from Jan. 26, after winning support from […]

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Akwa Ibom PDP Chairman, Ekpenyong dies of COVID-19 https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/akwa-ibom-pdp-chairman-ekpenyong-dies-of-covid-19/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/akwa-ibom-pdp-chairman-ekpenyong-dies-of-covid-19/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:25:04 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187113 The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Udo Ekpenyong, is dead. Mr Ekpenyong died on of COVID-19 Monday in Uyo, an official of the Akwa Ibom government who did not want his name mentioned, told PREMIUM TIMES, Tuesday morning. Late Mr Ekpenyong, before his election as the state PDP chairman […]

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Nigerians react as NIMC’s ultimatum to block SIM cards end today https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/nigerians-react-as-nimcs-ultimatum-to-block-sim-cards-end-today/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/nigerians-react-as-nimcs-ultimatum-to-block-sim-cards-end-today/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 08:50:31 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187110 As National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) deadline to block unlinked Subscriber Identification Modules with National Identity Number(NIN), ends today, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their stand. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had given telecommunications companies a two-week ultimatum to block SIM cards not registered with NIN. Extending the ultimatum, the federal government said […]

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How NASS clerk ‘aided espionage, contract scam’ – CSO https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/how-nass-clerk-aided-espionage-contract-scam-cso/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/how-nass-clerk-aided-espionage-contract-scam-cso/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:51:34 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187106 A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Equity and Transparency Development Initiative, has called for the prosecution of Clerk to the National Assembly over his alleged involvement in acts that have jeopardised the nation’s security interest. The group, in a petition to Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), accused Amos Ojo of allegedly abetting […]

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NFF sets up special COVID-19 task force https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/nff-sets-up-special-covid-19-task-force/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/nff-sets-up-special-covid-19-task-force/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:35:05 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187103 The Nigeria Football Federation has empaneled a special COVID-19 task force charged with the responsibility of working with the various League bodies to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 protocols by all football clubs at all levels of the Leagues, among other responsibilities. Chairman of the NFF Security Committee and Member of the Organising Committee for […]

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EFCC Academy gets new Commandant https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/efcc-academy-gets-new-commandant/ https://platinumpost.ng/2021/01/19/efcc-academy-gets-new-commandant/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:28:24 +0000 https://platinumpost.ng/?p=187100 A Director with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ayo Olowonihi, has been appointed as the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, the EFCC has said. Olowonihi, who was on Grade Level 17 was suspended by the then acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in 2015, and demoted to Grade 16 in 2017. The aggrieved […]

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