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Flying Eagles to face Saudi Arabia in international friendly

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face their Saudi Arabian counterparts in an international friendly on January 22 in Jeddah. The game is expected to prepare the team ahead of next month’s Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger Republic. Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal said arrangements were in top gear for the seven-time African champions to...

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Akwa Ibom state PDP set to flag off statewide campaigns today

All is now set for the official presentation of Manifesto and formal commencement of statewide campaigns of the People’s Democratic Party – PDP Akwa Ibom State by Governor Udom Emmanuel ahead of the general elections. The State Chairman of the PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo who made the announcement at a media briefing held at the...

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Governor Udom calls for immortalization of fallen heroes

The Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has commended the Nigerian Armed forces for their selfless service and contribution towards the protection and sustenance of the country’s territorial integrity while urging the people to promote a just and egalitarian society as a way of immortalizing the fallen heroes in the country. The Governor who gave...

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President Buhari launches New Nigerian passport with 10 years validity

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10-years validity. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, assisted by the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede, who spoke with state House correspondents noted that apart from the 10-year validity, the passport had an enhanced and self-tracking application. According to the...

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Streaming figures of music service, Tidal under investigation in Norway

The streaming figures of music service Tidal are under investigation in Norway over claims the numbers of listeners to 2016 albums by Beyonce and Kanye West, among others, were inflated. The Norwegian authorities said they would explore whether “someone” had manipulated the figures but did not name any individuals or companies. Tidal’s lawyer said the...

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons depart to China for 4-Nation tournament

Nigeria’s women national football team, Super Falcons have departed to China for a 4-Nation tournament as they kick start their preparations for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France, this summer. The delegation comprising 16 players and nine officials left Nigeria, aboard an Egypt Air flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja,...

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Members of Parliament set to vote on Brexit deal

Members of Parliament are preparing to vote on whether to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people down”. But with many of her own parliamentarians expected to join opposition parties to vote against the deal, it...

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President Buhari to release intervention fund to support research

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country. Buhari made the pledge in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology under the theme: ‘Science,...

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Ycee finally leaves his former label, Tinny Entertainment

Nigerian Rapper, Ycee, says he has finally left his former label, Tinny Entertainment, that brought him into limelight. Ycee, whose real name is Oludemilade Alejo, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle, said he was officially confirming his exit from the label following speculations that he left the company since August 2018.

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David Wagner parts way with Huddersfield Town on mutual consent

David Wagner has left Huddersfield Town as manager by mutual consent with the club bottom of the Premier League. The German took over as Terriers boss in November 2015 and led them to promotion to the Premier League in 2016-2017 through the Championship play-offs. ELSEWHERE,  Nigerian midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi has signed a three year deal...

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ASUP, Akwapoly Chapter congratulates Dr. Moses Umobong on his appointment

The academic staff union of polytechnics, ASUP, Akwapoly Chapter has congratulated Dr. Moses Umobong over his recent appointment as the acting Rector of the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Asurua. The Union in a recent statement signed by its Chairman Ubon Obonguko and the general secretary, Ime Nseobot described Dr. Umobong’s appointment as well deserved...

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Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom consults Organised labour on second term ambition

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has assured the organised labour unions in the state of his commitment to the implementation of the new national minimum wage for workers. Governor Emmanuel who gave the assurance during his consultation visit to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress-NLC, Trade Union Congress-TUC and United Labour Congress-ULC on...

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Presidency shortlists Adamu Mohammed as possible replacement of IGP Ibrahim Idris

The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State -AIG Adamu Mohammed as a possible replacement of the retiring Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Reports say President Muhammadu Buhari will today officially name the replacement to Idris who is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years...

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American John Isner crashes out of Australian Open

American John Isner became the first top-10 player to fall on the opening day of the Australian Open as he was stunned by world number 97 Reilly Opelka. Isner, seeded ninth in Melbourne, was beaten 7-6 7-6 6-7 7-6 by compatriot Opelka in just over three hours. The victory was Opelka’s first in the main...

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Federal government to begin work on Ibom Deep Seaport to in April

The Federal Government has revealed that work on the proposed $2.5 billion Ibom Deep Seaport, a Public-Private Partnership -PPP project, is slated to start on or before April 2019. Speaking in Uyo during a High-Level Stakeholders Retreat on Public-Private Partnership –PPP, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Infrastructure, Imeh Okon, who said that...

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CCT adjourns proceedings against CJN, Walter Onnoghen, till January 22

The Danladi Umar-led three-man Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non-declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. Umar ruled that the tribunal would hear Onnoghen’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next proceedings. The tribunal adjourned the case...

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2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League season kicked off

The 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League -NPFL season kicked off yesterday across six league venues with three home victories, one away win and two draws recorded. Akwa United kicked off their new NPFL season going down 1-0 at home to El Kanemi Warriors at the Godswill Akpabio international Stadium, as Enyimba recorded a 2-0 home...