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2020 ITTF Africa Top Cup 16 serves off today in Tunisia.

2020 ITTF Africa Top Cup 16 serves off today in Tunisia.

The 2020 ITTF Africa Top Cup 16 will serve off today in Rades, Tunis, the capital city of the North African nation, Tunisia. Defending champions in the men and women events Omar Assar and Dina Meshref will be the event that will also feature Africa’s best-ranked player in the world, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, coupled...

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The need to emphasize more on social orientation campaign

The need to emphasize more on social orientation campaign

The need to emphasize more on social orientation campaign was a major discussion on 22nd February 2020, at the studios of the first indigenous private radio station in the Akwa- cross-region ”Planet101.1fm” on the Saturday breakfast signature show, “Community views”. The host of the flagship show @bigSammyX started the first half of the show by...

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President Muhammadu Buhari to decide on border reopening.

President Muhammadu Buhari to decide on border reopening.

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammad Babandede, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari may soon decide when the country’s land borders will be reopened. Babandede spoke during the NIS project validation meeting with senior officers in Abuja. READ ALSO : House of Representatives urge Buhari to declare emergency on power sector, According to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 :...

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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...

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UNIUYO Don tasks JAMB on need to bar underage candidates from taking UTME

UNIUYO Don tasks JAMB on need to bar underage candidates from taking UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board -JAMB has been urged to do everything possible to prevent underage candidates from participating in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. Speaking with Planet News, a University don, Dr. Steve Umoh, noted that a situation where underage candidates who are not mature enough to be enrolled into tertiary institutions...

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PDP condemns rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

PDP condemns rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

The Peoples Democratic Party – PDP has condemned the rate of unemployment in the country, saying the All Progressives Congress -APC has overstretched the limits of Nigerians. It also accused the ruling party of trivialising and politicising the frightening level under it and warned the APC to get ready to face the consequences. READ ALSO:...

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Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly call for investigation into alleged murder of Godwin Thomas by a Police Officer.

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly call for investigation into alleged murder of Godwin Thomas by a Police Officer.

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called for investigation into the murder of one Godwin Thomas  who was reportedly shot dead on Thursday, November 7 during a marriage ceremony at Ndiya Ikot Ukab in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area allegedly by a Police Officer who is yet to be identified. At a Plenary,...

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=  Federal Government secures 3 billion dollars loan from World Bank, = Edward Onoja sworn in as new Kogi State Deputy Governor, = Assemblies of God Nigeria, Ibagwa declares support for South South Zone One council, On the Foreign Scene, = Bolivian President Evo Morales set to face a run-off vote for fourth consecutive term,...