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President Buhari Addresses  The Nation On Coronavirus, Announces Lock Down of Abuja, Lagos And Ogun State

President Buhari Addresses The Nation On Coronavirus, Announces Lock Down of Abuja, Lagos And Ogun State

President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29, 2020, gave a live broadcast, to address the nation on the steps taken by the Federal Government to contain COVID-19 and also announced the lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state. Below is the full speech of the president : “Fellow Nigerians, From the first signs that Coronavirus, or...

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AKS Governor Udom Emmanuel signs Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020 with effect from March 30

AKS Governor Udom Emmanuel signs Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020 with effect from March 30

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has signed the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020, which prohibits all public burials, weddings and other forms of public gatherings as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Corona Virus pandemic in the state. Briefing Government House Correspondents, Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem,...

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People In History (VICTOR OLAIYA)

Victor Abimbola OlaiyaOON, (31 December 1930 – 12 February 2020), also known as Dr. Victor Olaiya, was a Nigerian trumpeter who played in the highlife style. Though famous in Nigeria during the 1950s and early 1960s, Olaiya received little recognition outside his native country.

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AKSG announces monthly sanitation exercise to hold tomorrow, Saturday 28

AKSG announces monthly sanitation exercise to hold tomorrow, Saturday 28

Akwa Ibom State government has announced that the March edition of the monthly sanitation exercise will hold tomorrow Saturday, March 28.  A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh and made available to Planet News added that there will be RESTRICTION of human and vehicular movements across the State between 7...

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Paediatric Physiotherapist urges FG to enact a law against torture and discrimination of children living with cerebral palsy

Paediatric Physiotherapist urges FG to enact a law against torture and discrimination of children living with cerebral palsy

Federal Government has been urged to enact a law that will stop torture and discrimination against children living with cerebral palsy in Nigeria and protect their fundamental human rights. Speaking to Planet News to mark the 2020 Cerebral Palsy awareness day in Nigeria, a Paediatric Physiotherapist with the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Dr. Oluwakemi...

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Nigerians advised to desist from self-medicating with chloroquine in effort to prevent coronavirus,

Nigerians advised to desist from self-medicating with chloroquine in effort to prevent coronavirus,

Nigerians have been advised to desist from self-medicating with chloroquine in an effort to protecting themselves from contracting the novel coronavirus. A medical doctor, Daniel Ubokudom while reacting to the recent pronouncement by US President Donald Trump that chloroquine can be used for the treatment of Covid-19, lamented the impact of the statement on some...

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AKS Governor Udom Emmanuel orders payment of state workers’ salaries today, set to enforce stay at home policy on workers

AKS Governor Udom Emmanuel orders payment of state workers’ salaries today, set to enforce stay at home policy on workers

Akwa Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel has ordered that salaries of state government workers for the month of March be paid today following a critical analysis of the situation relating to COVID-19. The governor added that all borders and roads leading in and out of the state are closed with immediate effect, except for the...

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AKSG Directs public and private schools in the states to close on or before Friday, March 27

AKSG Directs public and private schools in the states to close on or before Friday, March 27

Akwa Ibom state government has directed all Public and private schools in the state to conclude all examinations for second term 2019/2020 academic year on or before Friday, March 27 and proceed on holidays immediately. According to a release signed by the Director of information, Akparawa James Edet, the commissioner for education, Professor Nse Essien...

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PANIC BUYING

PANIC BUYING

Ok, so the president of the United state said chloroquine has been approved for coronavirus treatment and you decided to buy and keep so u and your Family can drink abi? Mtchewww.  Listen now and hear word oh, what you are doing is called PANIC BUYING, say “panic buying “. But before you stock up...

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AKS Governor Udom Emmanuel advocates proper educational foundation to reduce crime rates in Nigeria

AKS Governor Udom Emmanuel advocates proper educational foundation to reduce crime rates in Nigeria

Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom Emmanuel has advocated the need for Good parenting and proper educational foundation for the people as part of measures to reduce crime rates in the country and decongest correctional service centers across the nation. Speaking when he declared open a retreat of the presidential committee on correctional service reforms 2020,...

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Governor Udom Emmanuel urges FG to partner states in skills development

Governor Udom Emmanuel urges FG to partner states in skills development

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has called on the federal Government to partner with state governments in establishment of skills acquisition centers in the Nigeria Correctional centers across the nation. Governor Emmanuel who stated this when the Presidential Committee on correctional service Reform and De-congestion, led by its chairman Justice Ishaq Bello paid him...

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AKSG reopens Ewet Government Technical College, warns against reoccurrence of violent behaviour amongst students

AKSG reopens Ewet Government Technical College, warns against reoccurrence of violent behaviour amongst students

The commissioner for Education Professor Nse Essien has disclosed that the Government Technical College Ewet has reopened because the state government took pity on innocent students who are suffering due to the bad choices of few bad eggs, but warned that the government will not tolerate a single repeat of the restiveness recorded in the...

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Governor Udom Emmanuel, warns against act of hooliganism among students in primary and secondary schools in the state,

Akwa Ibom State Governor,  Udom Emmanuel, has announced that the state government would not tolerate any act of hooliganism among students in public primary and secondary schools in the state, stressing that the government would deal decisively with those caught involved in or sponsoring cultism. Governor Emmanuel who gave the warning while addressing members of the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari, assures of willingness to implement decision of tripartite committee on partial closure of country’s land border

President Muhammadu Buhari, assures of willingness to implement decision of tripartite committee on partial closure of country’s land border

President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured of his administration’s willingness to implement the decision of the tripartite committee on the partial closure of the country’s land border. The committee is made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger. At a meeting with Bashir Mamman Ifo, outgoing President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and his...

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INEC proposes 34 amendments to Electoral Act

INEC proposes 34 amendments to Electoral Act

The Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC has proposed 34 amendments to the Electoral Act. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, who spoke in Lagos at the opening of a week-long retreat on the review of the electoral legal framework jointly organised by the commission, the European Centre for Electoral Support and the International Foundation for...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo meets with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo meets with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday met with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Among those present at the meeting were the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. READ ALSO:...

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