Akwa Ibom State Government promises to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading

Akwa Ibom State Government promises to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading

Akwa Ibom State Government has promised to resume enforcement of law against illegal street trading following the expiration of ultimatum given to those involved to move their goods to designated market places in Uyo, the state capital. The Chairman, Akwa Ibom Environmental Protection and waste management Agency, Prince Ikim stated this while appearing as a guest on Planet Radio flagship programme, The People’s Parliament. READ ALSO : Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Ikim who expressed worry over the menace said the government will do everything within the law to combat the situation which he said was...

Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

Nigeria’s fallen heroes are being honoured today at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. In Nigeria, January 15 is set aside annually to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world. READ ALSO: Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project The day also celebrates the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered some form of deprivation, owing to their experience while on the battlefront. It also marks the surrender of Biafra troops to the Federal troops which signalled the end of...

Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project

Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of two committees for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project in Taraba State. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman will chair the Inter-ministerial Steering Committee, while the Director in-charge of Renewable Energy in the Federal Ministry of Power will head the  Project Delivery Committee and to report to the Minister of Power through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. READ ALSO: Federal Road Safety Corps vows to prosecute illegal users of sirens. Members of the Inter-ministerial Steering committee include; Ministries of Water Resources, Environment, Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Works and Housing, Justice, Information, and...

Akwa Ibom INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Mike Igini meets with political parties ahead of Essien Udim rerun polls billed for January 25.

Akwa Ibom INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Mike Igini meets with political parties ahead of Essien Udim rerun polls billed for January 25.

Ahead of the court-ordered national and state assembly rerun elections in Essien Udim Local Government Area billed for January 25, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State has met with chairmen and secretaries of political parties taking part in the election for preparations. Briefing the party men at the State INEC headquarters, Udoudoma Avenue, Uyo, the State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Mike Igini who said that only political parties that fielded candidates in the 2019 election will be allowed to partake in the rerun election, warned other political parties that have no business with the entire process...

Buhari commended for reducing number of foreign trips embarked by Ministers.

Buhari commended for reducing number of foreign trips embarked by Ministers.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his decision to reduce the number and duration of foreign trips embarked upon by ministers and other categories of government officials in the country. A public analyst Dr. Etefia Ekanem who spoke with Planet News noted that reducing the number and duration of foreign trips for government officials would not only serve as ‘cost-saving measure’ but also help to checkmate excesses and abnormalities by the government officials. READ ALSO: Federal Road Safety Corps vows to prosecute illegal users of sirens. While observing that the major reason for engaging in foreign trips by public officials centers on medical...

Governor Udom Emmanuel announces plan to incorporate Widows of Nigerian legion into government empowerment programmes

Governor Udom Emmanuel announces plan to incorporate Widows of Nigerian legion into government empowerment programmes

Akwa Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel has announced plans to incorporate Widows of the Nigerian Legion in the state into the various empowerment programmes of the state government. Governor Udom Emmanuel who made the announcement during an inter-denominational Thanksgiving service to mark the 2020 Armed forces remembrance day celebration held at Word Tabernacle, Uyo, commended the efforts and contributions of the past and fallen heroes to the growth and promotion of peace and unity in the country and pledged his government’s resolve to continue in supporting the Members of the Nigerian legion. READ ALSO : Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to...

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal calls for speedy passage of ‘Vigilante Bill’ into law.

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal calls for speedy passage of ‘Vigilante Bill’ into law.

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal has called on the State House of Assembly to reconsider as well as a pass into law the ‘Vigilante Bill’ as soon as it resumes plenary on January 21, 2020. The Commissioner of Police noted that passing the vigilante bill into law in the state was important as it would give the group a legal framework in combating crimes and criminality in the communities. READ ALSO : Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria. CP Edgal, who was the special guest of honour...

Federal Road Safety Corps vows to prosecute illegal users of sirens.

Federal Road Safety Corps vows to prosecute illegal users of sirens.

The Federal Road Safety Corps – FRSC has vowed to arrest and prosecute private persons who illegally use sirens, escorts, and flashers on the roads stressing that the act is an abuse of freedom of movement. This was revealed by the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, in Abuja, who stated that only government officials are entitled to have sirens and escorts on their vehicle. READ ALSO: Lassa fever: Neighboring Abia state records case of Lassa fever outbreak. The FRSC boss lamented the increasing rate at which private individuals purchase pick-up trucks and place sirens on...

Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria.

Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria.

The Federal Government has ordered the Department of Petroleum Resources to identify and shut down unlicensed liquefied petroleum gas stations across the country. According to the Federal Government, the directive to eradicate illegal stations that dispense LPG popularly called cooking gas is a result of the recent Kaduna gas station explosion that led to the loss of lives. READ ALSO: Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, ordered the DPR to work with other agencies to shut down such illegal gas stations nationwide. Sylva gave the...

ICC lists Nigeria for possible war crime cases.

ICC lists Nigeria for possible war crime cases.

The International Criminal Court -ICC has outlined 10 possible cases it could press against Nigerian security forces and the three factions of insurgent groups operating under the name of Boko Haram. The ICC prosecutor listed Nigeria among 11 countries being probed for alleged war and international human rights crimes in its end of the year report on preliminary examination activities. READ ALSO: Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month. Nigeria is among those in phase three of the investigation stages dealing with admissibility, which is the last stage before the conclusion of investigation under the...

Lassa fever: Neigbouring Abia state records case of Lassa fever outbreak.

Lassa fever: Neigbouring Abia state records case of Lassa fever outbreak.

A suspected case of Lassa fever outbreak has hit a community in Olokoro community in Umuahia South local government area of the This is after a 28year old was confirmed to have died from the disease. The Abia state government, however, said it is on top of the situation as it assured Abia residents of its readiness to contain the spread. State. READ ALSO : EFCC: Court grants EFCC permission to detain former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 days. The permanent secretary ministry of health, Emole Ebulefu said the outbreak is the fourth recorded in the state...

Ibom Air: Akwa Ibom state government acquires two new aircraft for Ibom Air.

Ibom Air: Akwa Ibom state government acquires two new aircraft for Ibom Air.

The Akwa Ibom State Government has acquired two new aircraft for Ibom Airlines to make a total of five aircraft owned by the state So far, Ibom Air had made about 3,000 flights since it began operations in June, and is now flying more route. Chairman of Ibom Air, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, said during a press conference with newsmen in Uyo that the new aircraft would be unveiled this January. READ ALSO: FG denies diplomatic row with Ghana over embassy building He said Ibom Air had made about 3,000 flights since it began operations in June and is now...

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month.

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month.

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN is to begin the process of weeding out of the system unqualified teachers in public and private primary and secondary schools in the country from this month The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen. READ ALSO: Federal government’s visa policy to boast foreign investment in Nigeria, Ajiboye, who said the Council had got the data of teachers in public and private primary and secondary schools nationwide, said the enforcement would start simultaneously across the 36 states of the federation before the end of...

fire disaster: Akwa Ibom State Government sympathizes with victims of fire disaster in Iwuokpum community in Ibeno Council.

fire disaster: Akwa Ibom State Government sympathizes with victims of fire disaster in Iwuokpum community in Ibeno Council.

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has described the fire disaster at Iwuokpum community in Ibeno Council that destroyed over 2,000 houses and rendered over 4,000 people homeless as pathetic and unfortunate. He made the remark when he visited the scene of the inferno to commiserate with the victims of the tragedy. READ ALSO : Persons with disabilities appeal to Akwa Ibom state government to facilitate passage of Disability Discriminatory Bill. Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, the governor who expressed shock over the level of devastation and pain the inferno caused the community, assured the...

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo, promises closer ties.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo, promises closer ties.

President Muhammadu Buhari has received President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Muhktar Embalo, and reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the West African sub-region. President Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja when Embalo came to Nigeria on a “thank you visit” and to express his “good wishes” following his emergence as winner in the keenly contested, just-concluded elections in his country. READ ALSO : Boko Haram :Nigerian Army rescues 165 women and children from Boko Haram captivity. President Buhari who said that development was impossible without stability in the sub-region, commended the outgoing President, José Mário...

FG denies diplomatic row with Ghana over embassy building

FG denies diplomatic row with Ghana over embassy building

The Federal Government of Nigeria has dismissed a purported diplomatic row with the republic of Ghana over its mission’s property in Accra circulating on social media as untrue. The government denied reports that its officials were evicted from the said property. A statement by Ferdinand Nwonye, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja said that the ministry wishes to clarify that the property at No. 10 Barnes Road, Accra, Ghana was in use by the Federal Ministry of Finance, since 1957, on leasehold and was later bequeathed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. READ ALSO : EFCC:...

EFCC: Court grants EFCC permission to detain former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 days.

EFCC: Court grants EFCC permission to detain former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 days.

Federal High Court, Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission -EFCC permission to detain the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 day Justice Othman Musa granted the EFCC an initial 14 days to detain  Adoke to complete investigation, which elapsed yesterday . READ ALSO : Presidency dismisses rumour of President President Muhammadu Buhari’ third term agenda Adoke was handed over to the EFCC by International Police Organisation upon arrival from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on December 19 and taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the granting of...

Turkey’s parliament to vote in an emergency session whether to send Turkish troops to Libya.

Turkey’s parliament to vote in an emergency session whether to send Turkish troops to Libya.

Turkey’s parliament is to vote on whether to send Turkish troops to Libya, to back the UN-recognised government in the capital, Tripoli, that is battling forces loyal to a rival administration based in eastern Libya. The Turkey’s parliament are expected to approve the motion at the emergency session today, and grant a one-year mandate for the deployment, despite concerns that Turkish forces could aggravate Libya’s conflict further and destabilise the region. Turkish forces becoming involved in the Libya civil war is causing international concern. Following Parliament’s vote, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Erdogan by telephone. “President Trump pointed out...

Venus Williams : Former world number one Venus Williams withdraws from Brisbane International.

Venus Williams : Former world number one Venus Williams withdraws from Brisbane International.

Former world number one Venus Williams has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International after suffering an “unexpected setback” in training. The 39-year-old, Venus Williams who won the last of her seven Grand Slam singles titles in 2008, hopes to play in Adelaide before the Australian Open on 20th  January. READ ALSO : CAF considers moving back AFCON 2021 to January/February. World number one Ashleigh Barty and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka are among a strong field at the tournament which begins on 6th January. N A SAD NOTE – David Stern, the former commissioner of the US National Basketball Association...

Boko Haram :Nigerian Army rescues 165 women and children from Boko Haram captivity.

Boko Haram :Nigerian Army rescues 165 women and children from Boko Haram captivity.

The Nigerian Army says its troops have neutralised and captured more Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa’s Province terrorists and rescued 165 women and children from their captivity in Borno State. The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement today in Abuja, said the operations were carried out in conjunction with the troops of Multinational Joint Task Force. READ ALSO : Buhari appoints Salihijo Ahmad As New MD/(CEO) of Rural Electrification Agency. According to him, troops also captured Boko Haram flags, recovered 16 arrows and 32 refilled rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and destroyed 15 vehicles...

NBA calls on FG to respect Rule of Law in 2020.

NBA calls on FG to respect Rule of Law in 2020.

The Nigerian Bar Association-NBA said the rule of law was often assaulted by the Federal Government through its misconduct and high-handedness in 2019. In its New Year’s Day message by its President,  Paul Usoro, the NBA demanded strict adherence to  the rule of law  in 2020 and said paying lip service to the  rule of law would not bring about peace and justice in the country. READ ALSO: Senate denies involvement in the N37billion proposed for renovation of National Assembly complex. He condemned getting public officers suspended via an ex parte order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Usoro recalled...

Senate denies involvement in the N37billion proposed for renovation of National Assembly complex.

Senate denies involvement in the N37billion proposed for renovation of National Assembly complex.

The Senate has denied any involvement in the N37billion proposed for the renovation of the National Assembly complex by the Federal Capital Development Authority. SERAP had filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari, the leadership of the National Assembly and others from releasing N37billion allocated for the renovation of the complex, until an impact assessment of the spending was carried out. READ ALSO : CBN rules out possibility of devaluing Naira next year. The group is also seeking a court order to “restrain, prevent and stop the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of...