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Akwa United football club resumes training after Christmas break

Nigeria Professional Football League club Akwa United has resumed the final phase of their pre-season training today ahead of the 2019 NPFL season after returning from Christmas break. According to the media manager of the team, Mfon Patrick, more than 95% of the players took part in the first of the two training sessions scheduled...

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Akwa Ibom Workers laud governor Udom for payment of special Christmas bonus

Akwa Ibom state Workers in the state have lauded the state governor, Udom Emmanuel for approving payment of special Christmas bonus to all workers in the state, saying the gesture has further boosted their morale for more efficient service delivery. Speaking with our correspondent Anthony Esin, some workers at the State Secretariat who said the...

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Angela Merkel pledges to step up Germany’s international responsibility in 2019

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has vowed Germany in 2019 will assume greater international responsibility and must stand up for its convictions. In her New Year’s speech, the chancellor said old certainties about international cooperation had “come under pressure”, alluding to strained US-German relations. She said by taking up a temporary seat on the UN Security...

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Governor Emmanuel commends Nigerian Army for restoring peace in warring communities

Governor Udom Emmanuel has thanked the Nigerian Army for its contributions in restoring peace in Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo and Ika communities that were engulfed in violent crimes for nearly two years. Emmanuel expressed the appreciation in his remarks during the 2018 West African Social Activities, WASA, held at Ibagwa barracks in Abak Local Government Area...

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Akwa Ibom listed for World Bank’s Youth Employment and Support Operation program

The Youth Employment and Support Operation, a World Bank assisted program, is to open social registers aimed at capturing poor people in six additional states of the federation. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Acting National Coordinator, Hajara Sami, gave some of the states where the exercise will begin in 2019 to include Akwa Ibom, Abia,...

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Manchester United records third straight win under caretaker manager

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is not solely focused on “attacking football” after Manchester United scored their 12th goal in three games in a victory over Bournemouth. A cavalier display in the first half at Old Trafford saw United score three times, with Paul Pogba netting his second double in successive matches and...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vows to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in over de-nuclearisation

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in frequently next year to discuss de-nuclearisation of the peninsula. During Moon’s visit to Pyongyang in September this year Kim promised to pay a return visit to the South’s capital Seoul. IN ANOTHER NEWS, Senior Brexiteer minister Liam Fox says there...

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Planet Radio holds end of year thanksgiving, promises more dividends of broadcasting

Management and staff of Planet FM yesterday gathered at Insight Bible Church Uyo for the end of year Thanksgiving Service to appreciate God for sustaining the media organization despite all the emerging challenges. Leading the thanksgiving session, the CEO of planet Radio, Tony Afia who led management and staff of the station to the service,...

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Ibibio Crowns New Oku Ibom Today at Asan Ibibio

The Ibibio ethnic nationality in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s fourth largest tribe will today crown its new Oku Ibom Ibibio, His Eminence, Nteyin Solomon David Etuk who is the fourth Oku Ibom in the series and succeeds His Eminence, Akwa Edidem Akpabio Udo Ukpa who passed away about two years ago. The new Oku Ibom...

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President Buhari to immortalise country’s first executive president Shehu Shagari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to immortalise the country’s first president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. This promise was made in Sokoto on Sunday by the president while paying a condolence visit to the Shagari family. In a letter to the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the President stated that the late Shagari was a landmark figure...

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery charged by FA for improper conduct

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day. IN ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT- Mohamed Salah will face no action from the Football Association for the incident which saw him win a penalty...