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Protest in Cross River over choice of PDP candidate

Some members of North and South Ukelle communities in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State staged a protest on Tuesday over the nomination of Cynthia Nkasi as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Yala 2 State Constituency candidate. The crowd comprising youth, women, community leaders and the elderly demanded that…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

Cross River APC adopts direct primaries

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State on Thursday adopted the direct primaries option for the election of its flag bearers for various positions in next year's general elections. Five governorship aspirants including Paul Adah, Venatius Ikem, Emmanuel Robson, Edem Duke and Ogban Ebock were present at…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Gunmen abduct Reps aspirant

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for the Abi/Yakkur Federal constituency, Jerome Egbe, has been abducted by gunmen in Calabar. An eyewitness, Cyprian Ido, said that the incident occurred on Thursday at about 11 a.m. at a Mechanic workshop in Asari Iso Layout, Calabar. Mr Ido said the victim was…

Cross River State House of Assembly

Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies during physical exercise

The member representing Obodu State Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Stephen Ukpukpen, is dead. The spokesperson of the House of Assembly, Olory Mathew, who confirmed the sad incident to PREMIUM TIMES, said the lawmaker slumped and died while he was jogging on Wednesday morning. “He normally…

UNICAL

Alleged Fraud: UNICAL ex-bursar docked, wife declared wanted

A Federal High Court in Calabar presided over by I.E .Ekwo on Monday granted bail to an ex-bursar of the University of Calabar, Peter Agi. He was granted bail in the sum of N20 million. The bail condition also includes providing a civil servant on level 14 and above as…

Ndoma Egba

NDDC ‘clears $2 million scholarship backlog’

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has cleared the over $2 million backlogs of foreign scholarship that accrued from 2012-2017, an official has said. The chairman of the Governing Board of NDDC, Victor Ndoma-Egba, who disclosed this in a statement signed by his communication aide, Clara Braide, described the development…

Calabar Carnival: Models threaten protest over unpaid allowances

Some models who participated in the Cross River Governor's Carnival Band have threatened to stage a protest over non-payment of their allowances. The protest which was supposed to take place on Thursday was postponed when the Commissioner for Tourism, Eric Anderson intervened with a promise of 'settling' them tomorrow. A…

Ndoma Egba

NDDC to cancel N90 billion contracts, pay all foreign scholarships

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is set to cancel 482 contracts valued at about N90 billion over non-performance. The commission is also set to pay all outstanding arrears of foreign scholarships to students. The Chairman of the governing board of the Commission, Victor Ndoma-Egba, disclosed this in a statement…

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River APC accuses Assembly of receiving bribe to pass Ayade’s N1.3 trillion budget

The Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described the proposed 2018, N1.3 trillion budget submitted to the State House of Assembly by Governor Ben Ayade as an academic exercise in futility. It also accused the state lawmakers of collecting bribes from the governor to pass…

Gully erosion damages 10 houses, renders 20 homeless In Cross River

About 10 houses have been damaged by gully erosion ravaging three communities in Calabar Municipal Council area of Cross River State. Several other houses and properties are under threat as over 20 people have been rendered homeless by the disaster. Nyaghasang, the community that recently lost about eight people in…

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Woman dies of Lassa Fever in Cross River

A 22-year old woman, Itodo Christabel, was on Wednesday confirmed dead from Lassa fever in Calabar, capital of Cross River State. The deceased, who had taken ill in Benue State, reportedly requested an unnamed hospital where she was being treated to refer her to Eburutu Barracks clinic in Calabar to…

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Kidnappers demand N5 million ransom for crippled businessman

Kidnappers of a popular cripple in Cross River State, Jude Agba, have demanded a ransom of N5 million for his release. Mr. Agba, also known as FG, was abducted by unknown gunmen who stormed his Ohong community of Obudu Local Government Area of the state at about 8p.m. on Thursday…

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Farmers allege fraud in CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme

Participants in the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers Programme in Cross River State have accused officials of the Bank of Agriculture, BoA, of defrauding them under the programme. The participants alleged that the officials were paying them N95,000 each, while being made to sign as collecting N250,000. The BoA…