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Court orders reinstatement of University of Uyo lecturer after 18 years of termination of appointment

Court orders reinstatement of University of Uyo lecturer after 18 years of termination of appointment

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Uyo, the state capital has ordered the University of Uyo to reinstate a lecturer, Inih Ebong, unjustly sacked from the university in 2002 The Court held that the decision of the governing council of the institution was contrary to the rules of natural justice.  READ ALSO: ASUU to...

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INEC constitutes committee to investigate  violence in Akwa Ibom and Imo January 25 rerun polls,

INEC constitutes committee to investigate violence in Akwa Ibom and Imo January 25 rerun polls,

The Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC has set up a high-powered delegation on the result of last weekend’s rerun election in some units in Essien Udim Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State and Oru East/Orsu/Orlu Federal Constituency of Imo State. The delegation comprises a National Commissioner, Resident Electoral Commissioners -RECS and other workers...

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Manchester United close to completing midfielder Bruno Fernandes deal

Manchester United close to completing midfielder Bruno Fernandes deal

Manchester United are confident of completing the transfer of Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes after a breakthrough in negotiations with Sporting Lisbon. Manchester United are badly in need of midfield reinforcements due to long-term injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay. READ ALSO: Akwa Ibom State Government promises to resume enforcement of law against illegal...

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Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly calls on State Ministry of Health to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly calls on State Ministry of Health to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called on the State Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state. The resolution was made at plenary following a motion brought before the House by the Member representing Etinan State Constituency, Barrister Aniefiok Denis. READ ALSO...

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NMA blames poor health delivery for the spread of Lassa fever across the country

NMA blames poor health delivery for the spread of Lassa fever across the country

The Nigerian Medical Association -NMA has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery. The NMA in the statement signed by its President, Francis Faduyile, appealed to health authorities...

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ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary,

ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary,

Academic Staff Union of Universities -ASUU has threatened to embark on strike if the Accountant General of the Federation stops salaries of lecturers this January. The association claimed the federal government had noted that it would stop the salaries of the lecturers for failing to enroll for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System -IPPIS. READ...

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Essien Udim’s rerun : Voters commend peaceful conduct of elections,

Essien Udim’s rerun : Voters commend peaceful conduct of elections,

The Essien Udim’s rerun election at Ukana West Ward 2,  the polling unit of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio,  was relatively peaceful but with a low turnout of voters in the early hours of voting. Speaking with planet news, some voters at the center expressed satisfaction with the process, saying they...

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Akwa Ibom State Government promises to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading

Akwa Ibom State Government promises to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading

Akwa Ibom State Government has promised to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading following the expiration of ultimatum given to those involved to move their goods to designated market places in Uyo, the state capital. The Chairman, Akwa Ibom Environmental Protection and waste management Agency, Prince Ikim stated this while appearing as a...

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Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

Nigeria’s fallen heroes are being honoured today at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. In Nigeria, January 15 is set aside annually to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world. READ ALSO: Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla...

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Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project

Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of two committees for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project in Taraba State. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman will chair the Inter-ministerial Steering Committee, while the Director in-charge of Renewable Energy in the Federal Ministry of Power will head the  Project Delivery Committee and to report to the Minister...

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Akwa Ibom INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Mike Igini meets with political parties ahead of Essien Udim rerun polls billed for January 25.

Akwa Ibom INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Mike Igini meets with political parties ahead of Essien Udim rerun polls billed for January 25.

Ahead of the court-ordered national and state assembly rerun elections in Essien Udim Local Government Area billed for January 25, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State has met with chairmen and secretaries of political parties taking part in the election for preparations. Briefing the party men at the State INEC headquarters, Udoudoma...

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Buhari commended for reducing number of foreign trips embarked by Ministers.

Buhari commended for reducing number of foreign trips embarked by Ministers.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his decision to reduce the number and duration of foreign trips embarked upon by ministers and other categories of government officials in the country. A public analyst Dr. Etefia Ekanem who spoke with Planet News noted that reducing the number and duration of foreign trips for government officials would not only serve...

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Governor Udom Emmanuel announces plan to incorporate Widows of Nigerian legion into government empowerment programmes

Governor Udom Emmanuel announces plan to incorporate Widows of Nigerian legion into government empowerment programmes

Akwa Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel has announced plans to incorporate Widows of the Nigerian Legion in the state into the various empowerment programmes of the state government. Governor Udom Emmanuel who made the announcement during an inter-denominational Thanksgiving service to mark the 2020 Armed forces remembrance day celebration held at Word Tabernacle, Uyo, commended...

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Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria.

Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria.

The Federal Government has ordered the Department of Petroleum Resources to identify and shut down unlicensed liquefied petroleum gas stations across the country. According to the Federal Government, the directive to eradicate illegal stations that dispense LPG popularly called cooking gas is a result of the recent Kaduna gas station explosion that led to the...

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ICC lists Nigeria for possible war crime cases.

ICC lists Nigeria for possible war crime cases.

The International Criminal Court -ICC has outlined 10 possible cases it could press against Nigerian security forces and the three factions of insurgent groups operating under the name of Boko Haram. The ICC prosecutor listed Nigeria among 11 countries being probed for alleged war and international human rights crimes in its end of the year...

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Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month.

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month.

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN is to begin the process of weeding out of the system unqualified teachers in public and private primary and secondary schools in the country from this month The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen. READ ALSO: Federal government’s...

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fire disaster: Akwa Ibom State Government sympathizes with victims of fire disaster in Iwuokpum community in Ibeno Council.

fire disaster: Akwa Ibom State Government sympathizes with victims of fire disaster in Iwuokpum community in Ibeno Council.

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has described the fire disaster at Iwuokpum community in Ibeno Council that destroyed over 2,000 houses and rendered over 4,000 people homeless as pathetic and unfortunate. He made the remark when he visited the scene of the inferno to commiserate with the victims of the tragedy. READ ALSO :...

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President Muhammadu Buhari receives President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo, promises closer ties.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo, promises closer ties.

President Muhammadu Buhari has received President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Muhktar Embalo, and reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the West African sub-region. President Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja when Embalo came to Nigeria on a “thank you visit” and to express his “good wishes” following his emergence as...

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