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Member representing Uyo Federal constituency, Michael Eyong, begins distribution of palliatives to constituents as COVID 19 lockdown continues

Member representing Uyo Federal constituency, Michael Eyong, begins distribution of palliatives to constituents as COVID 19 lockdown continues

Member representing Uyo, Uruan, Nsit Atai, and Ibesikpo Asutan Federal constituency in the National Assembly, Michael Eyong, popularly called Baba Ntan has started distribution of over 10 million naira worth of  palliatives to his constituents from the four local government areas making the constituency.  A breakdown of the N10 million donation, which makes the 1st...

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PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud

PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud

The Peoples Democratic Party -PDP has said the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the social intervention programmes of the All Progressives Congress -APC and its government as a ‘total hoax’. PDP alleged that the APC leaders have been fleecing the country through the social incentives programme rather than deploying it to benefit the people. READ...

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US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes

US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes

The United States has warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler. Amid the global focus on fighting COVID-19, China has ramped up self-described research stations and landed special military aircraft in the dispute-rife sea, according to the...

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Funke Akindele & Husband Sentenced To 14 Days  Community Service over Lockdown Violation

Funke Akindele & Husband Sentenced To 14 Days Community Service over Lockdown Violation

A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos yesterday sentenced Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each. They are to serve three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday, and must each visit 10 public places to educate people on the consequences of not complying with...

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Mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Dolors Sala Carrio, dies after contracting coronavirus

Mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Dolors Sala Carrio, dies after contracting coronavirus

The Premier League club (Manchester City) made the announcement in a post on their official Twitter account that the 82-year-old died in Manresa, Barcelona READ ALSO: UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June 49year old Guardiola, last month donated 1million euros to aid the fight against coronavirus in Spain. Meanwhile, Spain is one of...

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FG explains role of expected Chinese experts, appeals to country’s health professionals to show understanding

FG explains role of expected Chinese experts, appeals to country’s health professionals to show understanding

The federal government has appealed with the health professionals in the country not try to prevent the government from accepting Chinese experts voluntary assistance from other quarters, as it was not intended to undermine their capabilities, but to enable the government respond holistically and promptly to the diverse health needs of Nigerians. READ ALSO: President...

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President Muhammadu Buhari approves engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme

President Muhammadu Buhari approves engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO:FG to evacuate Nigerians from US over COVID-19 pandemic Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus...

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FG to evacuate Nigerians from US over COVID-19 pandemic

FG to evacuate Nigerians from US over COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Government has set machinery into motion to evacuate willing Nigerians from the United States of America over the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months In a memo titled evacuation of Nigerians from the US by the Consulate General of...

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People In History (KENNY ROGERS )

Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenny Rogers enjoyed enormous success on both the country and pop charts with hits like “Lucille,” “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream.” Rogers grew up poor, living with his parents and six siblings in a federal housing project. By high school, he knew that he wanted to pursue a music career. He...

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IGP Adamu Mohammed warns police personnel against violation of rights of Nigerians in enforcing restriction of movements

IGP Adamu Mohammed warns police personnel against violation of rights of Nigerians in enforcing restriction of movements

Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has warned police personnel against violation of the rights of Nigerians in enforcing the restriction of movements imposed by federal and state governments to curb the spread of COVID-19. Mohammed, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said all police personnel deployed in the enforcement of...

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UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June

UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June

UEFA have announced that all international matches that had been pushed back to June have now been postponed until further notice. This includes the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021. READ ALSO: Arsenal beat Portsmouth 2-0 to reach FA Cup quarter-finals The decision followed a videoconference with...

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Community leaders urged to deploy town criers in sensitizing people against spread of coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State

Community leaders urged to deploy town criers in sensitizing people against spread of coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State

As concerns increase around ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Akwa Ibom State, the need for village heads and traditional rulers at the community level to use town criers in sensitizing rural dwellers on the scourge has been reiterated. The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Doctor...

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Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel Magnate, donates N500 million ($1.289 million) to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel Magnate, donates N500 million ($1.289 million) to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Singer Davido’s father Adedeji Adeleke has donated 500million naira to the Federal Government to help fight the COVID-19. READ ALSO : Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood tops six authors in the frame to win The popular Nigerian musician whose original name is David Adeleke announced the donation on his Twitter handle. He disclosed that the...

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission – NERC says there will be a 3-month delay in the implementation of the proposed electricity tariff in the country. The regulator had earlier announced that there would be an upward review of electricity tariff across the country effective today April 1. READ ALSO: US COVID-19 fatalities exceed China’s tally...

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US COVID-19 fatalities exceed China’s tally

US COVID-19 fatalities exceed China’s tally

The death toll in the United States from the new coronavirus (COVID-19 )outbreak has surpassed the official tally in China, with more than more 3,400 fatalities recorded, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University. That means the US now has the third-highest death toll of COVID-19 after Italy and Spain, and the highest...

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NUJ Akwa Ibom State commends Governor Udom Emmanuel for signing Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020

NUJ Akwa Ibom State commends Governor Udom Emmanuel for signing Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020

The Nigerian Union of Journalists – NUJ, Akwa Ibom State Council has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for signing into operation the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020 in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Speaking with Planet News, the State NUJ Chairman, Amos Etuk said the move was timely to curb the...

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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,...