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Nigeria Union of Journalists describes as undemocratic, proposed hate speech bill by the Senate.

Nigeria Union of Journalists describes as undemocratic, proposed hate speech bill by the Senate.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists –NUJ, Zone F has condemned the death penalty proposed by the Senate for offenders of the controversial Hate Speech Bill, describing it as undemocratic, barbaric and against the Nigerian people. Expressing his displeasure while speaking with Planet News, the Zonal Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Dr. Bassey Eyo...

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Court sentences  former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment.

Court sentences former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment.

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has sentenced a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment. READ ALSO:President Muhammadu Buhari to award contract for Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline. Kalu was charged with N7.1billion fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them...

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Dwellers in Udo street, effiong Udo Akpan and environs, lament epileptic power situation in the area.

Dwellers in Udo street, effiong Udo Akpan and its environs, off Barracks road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, have lamented the epileptic power situation in the area while imploring for concerted efforts to restore the glory days of the area, considering it is the governor’s terrain. Speaking with Planet News, respondents said it feels like a...

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President Muhammadu Buhari to award contract for Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline.

President Muhammadu Buhari to award contract for Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline.

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the Federal Government is to construct a 600-kilometre gas pipeline from Ajaokuta through Kaduna to Kano. The line will transport gas from the southern part of the country to the North. READ ALSO: Federal Government reaffirms commitment to full enforcement of nine-year free education in Nigeria. A State House...

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Federal Government reaffirms commitment to full enforcement of nine-year free education in Nigeria.

Federal Government reaffirms commitment to full enforcement of nine-year free education in Nigeria.

Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to full enforcement of the nine-year free and compulsory basic education in Nigeria.He said that it is now a criminal offence for parents to deny their children access to education as stipulated in the Universal Basic Education-UBE Act.Osinbajo who spoke in Abuja while...

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President Buhari directs Ministries Departments and Agencies to transit all government operations to digital platforms.

President Buhari directs Ministries Departments and Agencies to transit all government operations to digital platforms.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies-MDAs to comply with the ongoing transition of all government operations to digital platforms that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, and promote more inter-agency synergy.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the e-NIGERIA 2019 Conference on the Nigerian Digital Economy held at the International Conference...

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel appeals for federal government’s assistance in tackling environmental challenges

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel appeals for federal government’s assistance in tackling environmental challenges

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has appealed to the federal government to assist the state in tackling the myriads of environmental challenges plaguing the area. Governor Emmanuel who stated this when he played host to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, identified some of the environmental hazards to...

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Presidency denies blackmailing former President Goodluck Jonathan to support APC in Bayelsa state.

Presidency denies blackmailing former President Goodluck Jonathan to support APC in Bayelsa state.

The Presidency has described as “false and irresponsible” reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the governing party, APC, in recent Bayelsa State elections. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, expressed shock that such a story could be considered believable to the...

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National Economic Council constitutes committee to review ownership structure of power Distribution Companies.

National Economic Council constitutes committee to review ownership structure of power Distribution Companies.

National Economic Council-NEC has constituted an ad-hoc committee to review the ownership of Power Distribution Companies, Discos. National Economic Council also approved additional investment of 250 million dollars into the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority-NSIA. READ ALSO :Federal government denies plans to restrict press freedom through Social media regulation bill. Briefing State House correspondents after the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari calls for vigilance against banditry and kidnappings.

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on security agencies and communities under threat of bandits’ attacks and kidnappings to be vigilance against banditry and kidnappings and to be alert in the light of the latest incidents in Enugu, Zamfara, Adamawa, Katsina and Kaduna States. A statement by the senior special assistant to the president on media...

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President Muhammadu Buhari orders probe of N1trillion constituency projects across the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari orders probe of N1trillion constituency projects across the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of Public servants and contractors who defaulted in the implementation of constituency projects initiated by Federal lawmakers across the country. The President stated the probe of N1trillion constituency projects at the opening of the National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in Public Sector, at the State House Conference Centre...

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Wizkid emerges winner of  SoulTrain songwriting award for ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Wizkid emerges winner of SoulTrain songwriting award for ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Afropop superstar, Ayodeji Balogun also known as Wizkid has won SoulTrain’s Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ award. He won the SoulTrain songwriting award at the 2019 ceremony held in Las Vegas. READ ALSO:BNaija’s Mike Bags N1M reward Prize From Lipton Ice-Tea The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer earned the award for his collaboration with Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter and...

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Palestinians condemn US over Jewish West Bank settlements.

Palestinians condemn US over Jewish West Bank settlements.

Palestinians have condemned a decision by the US to abandon its four-decades-old position that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are inconsistent with international law. Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said it threatened to replace international law with the “law of the jungle”. READ ALSO: Bolivian President Evo Morales set to face a run-off vote...

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Kano Pillars football club gets three-match ultimatum to improve.

Kano Pillars football club gets three-match ultimatum to improve.

Kano Pillars management has handed down a three-match ultimatum to the Coach Ibrahim Musa-led technical crew to improve or face sanction. In a statement signed by the team’s media officer, Idris Malikawa, the team took the decision after reviewing the club’s performance in the last few weeks READ ALSO: Nigeria revives semi-final qualification hopes with...

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