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FG to subject public buildings in Nigeria to mandatory maintenance checks

FG to subject public buildings in Nigeria to mandatory maintenance checks

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government has concluded plans to subject public buildings across the country to mandatory maintenance checks. Osinbajo stated this at the closing ceremony of the Construction Artisans Awards and Job Skills Expo in Abuja. The vice president, represented by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,...

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President Buhari promises to rejig police and judiciary if re-elected

Presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress – APC, Muhammadu Buhari has promised to rejig the police and judiciary for better results in the fight against corruption, if re-elected on February 16. Addressing supporters in Abakaliki Township Stadium in a rally to officially flag off his campaign in the state, the president said his administration...

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EFCC files 10-count charge against former S.G.F, Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has filed a 10-count charge against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and five others. The charges were filed on Wednesday. Others included; Hamidu David Lawal, Sulaiman Abubakar, Apeh John Monday, Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Limited. All the suspects are expected...

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Arsenal closes in on Denis Suarez deal

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. The Spaniard will join the Gunners on loan until the end of the season, with a purchase option in the summer. Suarez has played 71 times for Barcelona since joining in 2013 but has only featured eight times this season. He previously played...

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US urges its citizens to avoid travelling to Venezuela

The United States has urged its citizens to avoid all travel to crisis-torn Venezuela, citing risks of crime and arrest and the US embassy’s limited ability to assist. The State Department had earlier listed Venezuela as Level 3, meaning that Americans should reconsider visits.While the new travel advisory concerns the security of US citizens as...

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NIMC stresses need for national identity numbers

Following the commencement of the mandatory use of National Identity Number – NIN this January by the National Identity Management Commission – NIMC, the commission is insisting that people yet to register to collect their NIN slips do so, while further listing the features of its permanent identity cards, when successfully collected. Speaking with Planet...

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Governor Udom takes campaign train to Nsit Ubuim and Etinan

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has promised to award a contract for the construction of an ultra modern Police station in Nsit Ubium local government area in order to boost the security Architecture in the area and ensure the protection of lives and properties. Governor Emmanuel who made the pledge during his Gubernatorial campaign...

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ASUU issues warning to university VCs over non-compliance to ongoing strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU has threatened that it would sanction some university vice chancellors who may have been uncooperative in the ongoing strike by the lecturers. ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi reacting to the allegation that some vice chancellors have been intimidating lecturers in their institution and have ordered them back to...

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Atiku visits US, to meet Nigerian business community

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party-PDP Atiku Abubakar yesterday arrived the United States of America to meet with the Nigerian business community in the U.S. According to a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibeh, Abubakar is also expected to meet with U.S. government officials during the visit. The PDP presidential hopeful who...

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LEAP Africa organizes training for youth corps members in Akwa Ibom

Federal government has been advised to review the secondary school curriculum in the country in order to equip students and young school leavers with knowledge on how to contribute to nation-building through wealth creation. Speaking with Planet News on the sidelines of a three-day leadership training organized by a non-profit organization, LEAP Africa for youth...

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FG to present proposed new Minimum Wage to National Council of State on January 22

Federal government says the proposed new National Minimum Wage will be presented to the National Council of State on January 22. The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents after the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja....

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INEC Akwa Ibom State to suspend collection of PVCs were violence is recorded

Following the disturbing trend involving attack of its personnel and forceful dispossession of Permanent Voter Cards – PVCs since the commencement of the last phase of PVC collection at Ward level, the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC has withdrawn its personnel and directed that PVCs collection in Ikono Local Government Area and EdemAya III,...

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Joint Health Sector Unions threatens to resume strike on January 31

Joint Health Sector Unions-JOHESU, has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended on 30th May 2018 if the issues in dispute are not resolved before Thursday, 31st January this year. Issuing the strike notice in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Doctor Chris Ngige, JOHESU Chairman, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah noted...

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House of Representatives to commence debate on 2019 budget today

House of Representatives will today commence debate on the 2019 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19 last year before the joint session of the national assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who made the announcement during plenary yesterday, said the House will commence the second reading of the...

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Rihanna takes her father to court for stealing her brand name

American pop singer and actress Rihanna Fenty has taken her father Ronald Fenty to court for stealing her brand name Fenty to launch a business for himself. Rihanna claims her father recently started a talent development company in 2017 called Fenty Entertainment and he is profiting off the reputation she has created with Fenty.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel presents 2019 Manifesto

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has presented his 2019 Manifesto christened “completion Agenda” with a renewed commitment to surpass the superior performances recorded in his first tenure and position Akwa Ibom as the industrial hub of Nigeria. This he says will translate into more industries, more infrastructures, more roads networks and better educational facilities...

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FG orders NFIU to freeze bank accounts of CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Federal Government has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. A letter from the office of the Attorney-General-AGF of the Federation says the order was in line with Executive Order 06 on the preservation of assets connected with corruption. In the...

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President Buhari seeks re-election to consolidate on his achievements in office

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is seeking re-election in the 2019 presidential election to consolidate on his achievements in the fight against corruption, insecurity and to ensure economic development. Buhari who made this known at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates organised by the media and also attended by his vice professor Yemi Osinbajo,...

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