Atletico Madrid ‘silence’ Liverpool with early goal

Atletico Madrid ‘silence’ Liverpool with early goal

Atletico Madrid went ahead with an early goal at the fourth minute against Liverpool all thanks to Saul Niguez who put the home-side in front. The defending champion of Champion League struggled to stage a comeback for a better part of the match but all efforts were abortive as the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash ended one goal to nil in favor of Madrid. READ ALSO: Manchester United close to completing midfielder Bruno Fernandes deal Salah, however, had his goal for Liverpool ruled out because Firmino was offside. It was Oblak who made a huge mistake, sending...

House of Representatives urge Buhari to declare emergency on power sector,

House of Representatives urge Buhari to declare emergency on power sector,

The House of Representatives has called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the power sector. The call followed the unanimous adoption of a motion on the power sector at the plenary today. A member, Nnolim Nnaji, had moved the motion titled ‘Urgent Need to Declare State of Emergency on the Power Sector’. Adopting the motion, the House urged the President to declare a state of emergency on the power sector. READ ALSO : Northern Elders Forum calls for total overhauling of Nigeria’s security architecture The House also mandated the Committee on Power to “urgently...

NNPC: FG and US sign 1.16 million dollars power plant project in Abuja.

NNPC: FG and US sign 1.16 million dollars power plant project in Abuja.

Federal Government, through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation-NNPC, and the US Trade and Development Agency-USTDA have signed a 1.16 million grant from the agency for the feasibility study of a power plant to be built in Abuja. Reports say the Abuja Independent Power Project is modeled to generate 1,350 megawatts of electricity to alleviate the power challenge in the country. READ ALSO : NMA blames poor health delivery for the spread of Lassa fever across the country The grant agreement was signed by the Managing Director, Gas & Power Investment Company, an NNPC subsidiary, Hussain El-Yakub, and the USTDA’s Director,...

A’ Ibom Government to revise MoU with IOCs  to address challenges of host communities,

A’ Ibom Government to revise MoU with IOCs to address challenges of host communities,

Akwa Ibom State Government has said it will seek a revised Memorandum of Understanding with international oil companies and oil services firms to effectively address the needs and challenges of host communities. Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Ekong Sampson disclosed this at this year’s first quarter meeting with IOCs and oil services companies operating in the state in Uyo. READ ALSO : INEC constitutes committee to investigate violence in Akwa Ibom and Imo January 25 rerun polls, He explained that the present situation in the country made it necessary to have a standardized MoU which content should address all...

Northern Elders Forum calls for total overhauling of Nigeria’s security architecture

Northern Elders Forum calls for total overhauling of Nigeria’s security architecture

The Northern Elders Forum has called for a total overhauling of the nation’s security architecture, in a bid to competently tackle all the security challenges confronting the nation. The convener of the Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said that the current government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure the citizens from incessant attacks by bandits and other terrorist groups. READ ALSO: Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country. According to the statement, the forum also lamented that poverty, particularly in the north, and massive social security have worsened under this administration...

Akwa Ibom State government tasked on reviving ancient policing system EKPE UKPO-KOD as community policing strategy.

Akwa Ibom State government tasked on reviving ancient policing system EKPE UKPO-KOD as community policing strategy.

An ethnic-communicology, Professor Des Wilson has called on the Akwa Ibom State government to emulate the approach of the South-West States and revive the ancient policing system EKPE UKPO-KOD as a community policing effort to address insecurity in parts of the state. Professor Wilson while speaking with Planet News said the need for community policing was long overdue following the increasing rate of insecurity in different parts of the country and commended the introduction of Operation Amotekun in the South-West and Operation SHEGE KA FASA in the North. READ ALSO : Court orders reinstatement of University of Uyo lecturer after...

Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country.

Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country.

The Senate has pledged to support the Nigeria Police Force with the required legislative interventions to combat rising insecurity in the country. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made this known, after a closed-door session between the senate and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on the security situation in the country. READ ALSO: Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans. According to Lawan, the police must find a way to be more operationally proactive to protect the lives of the citizens. The IGP who spoke with journalists after the summon by the Senate, said community policing entailed...

Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans.

Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans.

The Federal Government has explained why it decided to approach the China-Exim Bank for a $17billion dollar loan request. It said other lending institutions like the World Bank and the African Development Bank were not showing much interest when Nigeria approached them during the recession. READ ALSO: Russia vows to finish Gas Pipeline construction despite U.S sanctions. The Minister of Finance,  Zainab Ahmed,  stated this in the Senate while defending the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari led the government to borrow a $29.96 billion dollar loan to fund critical infrastructure across the country. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PLANET_101FM

Federal Government promises renewed effort to improve security situation in Nigeria

Federal Government promises renewed effort to improve security situation in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is an ongoing effort by the Federal Government to improve the security situation in the country including plans to recruit more troops and officers to beef up the personnel of security agencies Osinbajo stated this in Abuja when he received at the Presidential Villa, clergymen from the Northern part of Nigeria under the aegis of the Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace READ ALSO: Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal calls for speedy passage of ‘Vigilante Bill’ into law. The vice president said the Federal Government was committed towards containing the threats and...

Court orders reinstatement of University of Uyo lecturer after 18 years of termination of appointment

Court orders reinstatement of University of Uyo lecturer after 18 years of termination of appointment

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Uyo, the state capital has ordered the University of Uyo to reinstate a lecturer, Inih Ebong, unjustly sacked from the university in 2002 The Court held that the decision of the governing council of the institution was contrary to the rules of natural justice.  READ ALSO: ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary, The court, accordingly, ordered the University of Uyo to withdraw the termination letter, reinstate him, and pay all his salaries, allowances, and entitlements that would have accrued to him since...

INEC constitutes committee to investigate  violence in Akwa Ibom and Imo January 25 rerun polls,

INEC constitutes committee to investigate violence in Akwa Ibom and Imo January 25 rerun polls,

The Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC has set up a high-powered delegation on the result of last weekend’s rerun election in some units in Essien Udim Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State and Oru East/Orsu/Orlu Federal Constituency of Imo State. The delegation comprises a National Commissioner, Resident Electoral Commissioners -RECS and other workers of the commission. READ ALSO : ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary, Hoodlums had disrupted the collation of results at a designated centre in Orlu during the last Saturday’s rerun election in the constituency....

Manchester United close to completing midfielder Bruno Fernandes deal

Manchester United close to completing midfielder Bruno Fernandes deal

Manchester United are confident of completing the transfer of Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes after a breakthrough in negotiations with Sporting Lisbon. Manchester United are badly in need of midfield reinforcements due to long-term injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay. READ ALSO: Akwa Ibom State Government promises to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading 25year old Fernandes has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for many months, but United were previously unwilling to meet Sporting’s 80 million euro valuation. A deal has reportedly now been agreed for an initial fee of 55 million euros with...

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly calls on State Ministry of Health to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly calls on State Ministry of Health to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called on the State Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state. The resolution was made at plenary following a motion brought before the House by the Member representing Etinan State Constituency, Barrister Aniefiok Denis. READ ALSO : NMA blames poor health delivery for the spread of Lassa fever across the country The Etinan Lawmaker in his Motion expressed worry over the proximity of the affected States to Akwa Ibom State. With the recent outbreak of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and the...