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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Essien Udim’s rerun : Voters commend peaceful conduct of elections,

Essien Udim’s rerun : Voters commend peaceful conduct of elections,

The Essien Udim’s rerun election at Ukana West Ward 2,  the polling unit of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio,  was relatively peaceful but with a low turnout of voters in the early hours of voting. Speaking with planet news, some voters at the center expressed satisfaction with the process, saying they...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Akwa Ibom state government to clampdown on schools extorting examination fees from students

Akwa Ibom state government to clampdown on schools extorting examination fees from students

The Akwa Ibom state government has reiterated its stance on free and compulsory education in the state, warning that there are stiff punishments awaiting all heads of public schools who still extort examination fees, amongst others from students. Speaking with Planet News, commissioner for education, Professor Nse Essien stated that he is privy to complaints...

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NLC, Akwa Ibom State Council holds 3-day free medical test and awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS, beginning today.

NLC, Akwa Ibom State Council holds 3-day free medical test and awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS, beginning today.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Akwa Ibom State Council is organizing a free medical test and awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases holding at Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo. According to a release signed by its acting State Secretary, Comrade Iboro Ibara and made available to Planet News, the exercise commenced yesterday Tuesday at...

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Akwa Ibom state Government to commence reconstruction of failed portions of Uyo-Ikot Abasi road.

Akwa Ibom state Government to commence reconstruction of failed portions of Uyo-Ikot Abasi road.

Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom Emmanuel has announced that the state government will commence the reconstruction of the failed portions of Uyo-Ikot Abasi road. Governor Emmanuel who disclosed this during a church service at Ikot Ntot in Mkpat Enin local government area of the state, expressed dismay over the present condition of the road, stating...

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Member representing Etinan federal constituency, Onofiok Luke promise constituents of better legislative engagement in 2020.

Member representing Etinan federal constituency, Onofiok Luke promise constituents of better legislative engagement in 2020.

The Member representing of Etinan, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium federal constituency in the House of Representative, Barrister Onofiok Luke yesterday held a town hall meeting where constituents took turns to outline the various areas the lawmaker must focus on in year 2020. Barrister Luke, who spoke at the Etinan council headquarters in Etinan federal constituency,...

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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, 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...