Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr announces plan to invite new players for next friendly.

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr announces plan to invite new players for next friendly.

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr says he plans to hand opportunities to new players in the Super Eagles in 2020. Several players who have pledged their allegiance to play for the Eagles are expected to be invited by Gernot Rohr for a proposed friendly during their 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March. Some of those players include Chuba Akpom, Cyriel Dessers, Sheyi Ojo and Ademola Lookman. READ ALSO: Kano Pillars football club gets three-match ultimatum to improve. According to Rohr, the invited players will only feature in the friendly and not in the World Cup qualifier. Meanwhile, the three-time African...

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 wondered why hate speech should attract death penalty when there are more grievous crime threatening the unity of Nigeria but not given attention it deserves. READ ALSO: Court sentences former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment. He called on Nigerians...

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 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @Planet_101FM

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 miracle to enjoy up to an hour’s power supply in the area, a situation they explained has hurt them in many ways. READ ALSO: Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly urges Commissioner for Works to ensure road projects in the state meet required standard. They...

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 statement by Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Buhari made the disclosure in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, at the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum. He told the summit that on the long run, the line might be further extended to North Africa. Buhari had jetted out of...

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 declaring open the 2019 Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference, noted that Nigeria has one of the largest young population in the world and stands the chance of becoming a most developed country in Africa and most advanced economy in the world given the potentials and natural...

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 Centre-ICC, Abuja, President Buhari said the transition to digital economy was no longer optional for the MDAs, but “an absolute necessity,’’ following the launch of the e-government master plan which will drive and guide the process. READ ALSO: National Economic Council constitutes committee to review...

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 include gully erosion and flooding. READ ALSO: Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly urges Commissioner for Works to ensure road projects in the state meet required standard While stating that the state government does not have enough resources to tackle the challenges alone, the Governor...

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 point of being given space in some newspapers. READ ALSO: PDP Board of Trustees seek probe of some members after governorship election defeat in Kogi and Bayelsa states. He noted that the media really must learn to verify whatever they publish, adding that people who...

Senate passes Finance Bill to raise Value Added Tax from 5 to 7.5 percent.

Senate passes Finance Bill to raise Value Added Tax from 5 to 7.5 percent.

Senate has passed the Finance Bill presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari to raise the country’s Value Added Tax-VAT from 5 to 7.5 percent. The Finance Bill was read the third time and passed after the consideration of the report of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola of APC, Lagos west. READ ALSO: President Muhammadu Buhari calls for vigilance against banditry and kidnappings. According to him, the Bill entitled, “A Bill for an Act to make for incremental changes to Nigeria Tax and Fiscal Law and for Other Related Matters therewith, 2019, has five strategic objectives...

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 NEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha said that government is desirous to reside the ownership structure of Power Distribution Companies. According to him, the review of ownership structure of DISCOS...

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 and publicity, Garba Shehu, says Buhari was reacting to the recent reports of heightened acts of violence and kidnappings after a period of relative inactivity in different parts of the country. READ ALSO: 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 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 in Abuja. READ ALSO: President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon on election victory. He gave his backing to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission ICPC’s plan to go after the contractors who failed to judiciously spend the over 1trillion...

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 Saint John on the sensational song of Beyonce’s ‘Lion Heart: The Gift’ album. It was the third time Wizkid had made the nominees’ list for the prestigious award. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PLANET_101FM

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 for fourth consecutive term. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US move on West Bank, saying it “rights a historical wrong” IN ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT – Officials from South Korea and the United States have broken off talks aimed at settling the cost of...

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 3-1 win over Zambia in ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations. Kano Pillars played a goalless draw with Rivers United FC at home and lost 0-1 to Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday and have one point from...