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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...

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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...

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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...

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Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar upholds election of Governor Udom Emmanuel in the March 9 gubernatorial elections.

Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar upholds election of Governor Udom Emmanuel in the March 9 gubernatorial elections.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has upheld the victory of Governor Udom Emmanuel in the March 9 gubernatorial elections in Akwa Ibom State. READ ALSO:Residents of Uyo decries FG’s plan to regulate use of social media in Nigeria. The Appeal was filed against the judgment of the lower tribunal delivered on September 5...

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Sex for grades:Women admonished to name  perpetrators of harassment.

Sex for grades:Women admonished to name perpetrators of harassment.

Following the recent media revelations which implicated two renowned lecturers of reputable universities who were found culpable in the trending sex-for-grades saga, women have been admonished to abandon the era of silence and be emboldened to name perpetrators of harassment, by the need to preserve their self-dignity and value. Speaking with Planet News, the immediate...

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West Brian Company officially open in uyo.

The West Brian Company limited, an organization that deals with various products and services such as oil and gas supplies, supplies of health equipment, road infrastructures and lots more, has been officially opened for business in Uyo at house 190 Oron road by timber market junction, uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Speaking at the event, the...

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Abak Chairman, set to curb flood Menace in Abak LGA

Abak Chairman, set to curb flood Menace in Abak LGA

In a bid to provide remedial measure to curb flood Menace in Abak Local Government Area, the Chairman, Barrister Imoh William during the weekend led the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo on a visit to flood affected areas in the area to ascertain the level of effect the flood has created and...

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Federal Road Safety Corps, Akwa Ibom State Sector command confirms death of two commuters at Urua Ekpa junction in Uyo.

Federal Road Safety Corps, Akwa Ibom State Sector command confirms death of two commuters at Urua Ekpa junction in Uyo.

Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in the state has confirmed that two persons lost their lives in a motor accident which occurred on Wednesday on Urua Ekpa junction in Uyo, the state capital. The Sector Commander, FRSC, Sunday Oghenekaro, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Uyo said that the accident, which involved...

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Abak Local Government Chairman Imoh Williams visits flood affected area, assures residents of quick intervention.

Abak Local Government Chairman Imoh Williams visits flood affected area, assures residents of quick intervention.

The chairman, Abak Local Government Area, Barrister Imoh Williams has visited flood affected areas in Abak Local Government Area with an assurance of swift response by the Government to curb the menace. Represented by the Supervisor for Works, Etopima Ekpo, the Chairman on reaching the scene, decried the Ugly Situation that has befallen his people...

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Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly holds public hearing on 2020 appropriation bill.

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, through its committee on Finance and Appropriation has held budget briefing/public hearing on the 2020 Appropriation Bill of the state submitted to the House by Governor Udom Emmanuel for passage. Declaring open the event the Speaker, Aniekan Bassey represented by the Deputy Speaker, Felicia Bassey pledged the resolve of...

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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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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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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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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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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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