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Indigenes of Etab Ayip in Kasuk II Qua clan, Calabar Municipality, have invoked their ancestral god, Mbiam, to stop work on the proposed $1 billion Calabar Virgin City Project over an alleged encroachment on the community by the Cross River State Government. Niger-Delta Voice learned that the Calabar ...
Three persons were burnt to death on Sunday in Abuochichie junction in Bekwarra LGA of Cross River State for allegedly stealing motorcycles and robbing people in the area. DAILY POST investigations revealed that the suspects allegedly specialized in stealing motorcycles, terrorizing and robbing the ...

State chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Pastor Etim Nelson urged participants and indeed, all farmers in Cross River to liaise with the State ... The project Monitoring and Reporting Officer, Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), Mr. Progress Uduzeli ...
Aggrieved investors, Friday, destroyed an office of a 'Wonder Bank' at 34 Bassey Duke in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State. The investors made up of market women, business owners and students alleged that the 'Wonder Bank' swindled them of several millions of naira.
The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has charged the Nigeria Immigration Service not to maltreat refugees coming into Cross River State from the troubled southern part of Cameroon. No fewer than 10, 000 refugees are currently seeking asylum in various committees in Cross River State ...
Invaders kill three in Cross River. By Anietie Akpan, Calabar. 01 April 2018 | 3:39 am ... The attack is, however, suspected to be a reprisal attack by persons suspected to be from New Netim community also of Odukpani Local Government, Cross River State. In 2016, the Odukpani Qua Clan had a bloody ...

I teach them outside here to make sure they can learn something” Odi Geraldine, trained teacher #Cameroonian #refugees in Ikom, #CrossRiver state. ... Food is urgently needed for 20,485 Cameroonian refugees are registered in Cross River and Benue states, #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/zGruXddrmp.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has observed that Nigerians are passing through trials and tribulations. ... Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, maintained that it was only through selfless service and sacrifice to fatherland that Nigeria can attain the desired socio-political and economic progress.
The Head teacher of Obanjom Memorial Primary School, Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River Mr. Obongho Linus Ikpi has been demoted to a classroom teacher. His demotion was ordered by the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CR-SUBEB) for payslip forgery.
The Cross River state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Skyrun International Company, a China-based firm, to train ... Chief Matthew Uwaekwe maintained that the essence of the bilateral agreement was to give Cross Riverians and indeed Nigerians the opportunity to tap ...
He also said the government should build an airport in Arochukwu or Afikpo to open up the Cross River region of Igbo land. On the quest for more states in Igbo land and the restructuring of Nigeria, Ibegbu maintained the position of Barr Nnia Nwodo, the President General of the body that “Nigeria will not ...
Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade says he is impressed with the quality of work ongoing at the site of the British/Canadian International School in Obudu Local Government Area of the state. Ayade, who said this at Kakum in Obudu shortly after inspecting the site, maintained that the idea of ...
Mr Sircham Musa, the Acting Operations Controller, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River, disclosed this on Thursday during an intensified surveillance on petrol stations across the state. He said that the long queues had disappeared from petrol stations in the state. Musa said that the ...
The Cross River State government and the MTN Foundation, alongside other relevant healthcare agencies, have pledged to work collaboratively to tackle ... by increasing awareness of the phenomenon in Nigeria and aligning with global efforts to meet the health targets of Sustainable Development Goals.
A retired Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, worker, in Cross River, Godwin Elewana, was yesterday sentenced to death by hanging by the state High Court sitting in Calabar. Elewana was found guilty of the murder of a 22-year-old pupil, Douglas Ojugbo, on March 10, 2015 over suspicion ...
A Cross River State High Court sitting in Calabar on Wednesday sentenced a retired worker of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging. The court found Elewana guilty of the murder of a 22-year-old pupil, Douglas Ojugbo, on March 10, 2015 over suspicion ...
On 25 February, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) announced that 110 students remained missing following the 19 February attack by a Non-State Armed ... continues, between 14 and 18 February WFP participated in a Joint Multi-Sector Rapid Needs Assessment conducted in 5 LGAs in Cross River state.

The U.N. refugee agency has registered more than 20,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria's Cross River, Taraba, Benue and Akwa-Ibom states. ... the English and French speaking communities have continued to build, culminating with the first mass exodus of refugees into Nigeria in October 2017.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Cross River State, Dr. Frankland Briyai has said that there are over 72,000 Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs) awaiting collection. Briyai disclosed this on Monday while playing host to some members of the ...
The debt profiles of about 18 states exceed their gross and net revenues by more than 200 per cent. Lagos, Osun and Cross River states record over 480 per cent debt to gross revenue. The Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, stated this in its 2016 Annual Report obtained by Punch in Abuja on ...
Anglophone Cameroonians began fleeing violence in October 2017 and continue to pour into Nigeria's Cross River, Taraba, Benue and Akwa-Ibom states. ... UNHCR urges the Nigerian authorities to refrain from the forcible return of individuals who may have fled persecution in their country of origin, and to ...
As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more ...
Though the apex court recognised the fact that states have powers to adjust boundaries between local governments within a state for the purposes of development, it said the adjustment could not be for elections, therefore, the commission could not be compelled to obey the Law No. 7 of Cross River State.
The DPO sustained serious injury and was rushed to an undisclosed health institution in the State. Other victims who were also shot are also obtaining treatment in different locations in the area. An eyewitness said that over three persons were shot to death. “We wake up this morning to hear gunshot ...
"The level of emission in cross River State is 15, 7 million+CO2 per year from 2004-2014 from deforestation only. "Nigeria is now one of the countries that have submitted its reference level to UNFOC a show of progress of transparency contributing to framework of the Paris Agreement. This is very important ...
The Cross River State Government has lauded Hello Mama, United States Agency for Development (USAID) funded mobile health initiative for its efforts in reducing child and maternal mortality in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Cross River State, Dr. Inyang Asibong, while receiving the Hello Mama ...
The Ekiti State Government has uncovered fresh cases of Lassa fever, which has claimed three lives.The victims were a patient who tested positive to the disease, and two others who had contact with the deceased. Commissioner for Health, Rotimi Ojo, who made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said ...
“We will produce syrups, tablets, syringes and injections. One thing that is not produced in Nigeria is vaccine, which we in Calapharm will produce early next year. “We are seeking to complement AyadeCare programme with quality medicine, and this will boost economy of Cross River state. The cost of the ...
A UNHCR report dated March 8 said a total of 20,291 people had officially been registered and were now living in Nigeria's Benue and Cross River States. They comprised people living in nine communities. The UN body said it needed 18 million dollars to better cater for the refugees – a request it said was ...
The Coalition of Non-Governmental-Organisations (NGOs), had trained over 1,000 youths on sustainable enterpreneurs in Cross River State. The Coordinator of the coalition, Odigha Odigha, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. According to him, the ...
The All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders in Cross River State have alleged that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani was responsible for the crisis plaguing the party in the State. Addressing a press conference in Calabar, weekend, the stakeholders lamented the attitude of ...
National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Okpo Sylvester, said yesterday: “We have watched and analysed with keen interest the political and administrative evolution in Cross River State since 1999 and we have come to a conclusion that the problem bedeviling our growth and development is the error of ...
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Enugu, Major-General Adamu Abubakar has visited the Danare community in Boki local government area of Cross River State. The GOC was accompanied on the visit by Hon. (Dr.) Itam Abang, member representing Boki I State Constituency at the ...
The Nigerian Army has vowed to protect residents of Danare 1 and Danare 2 in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, where ... The fact-finding and assessment visit to access the border points between Nigeria and Cameroon where there have been recorded incidences of security ...
Calabar — There seems to be a ray of hope in the horizon for about one thousand teachers in the employ of the Cross River State Government who are being owed between one and seven months salaries since June 2016. The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) said in Calabar that the state government ...
A Nigerian fisherman from the border community of Mfum in Cross River State has been allegedly killed by Cameroonian soldier. ... of the Mfum border point, Ntui Anthony Etta, expressed worry that the Cameroon soldiers were becoming bolder by the day, disregarding the territorial sovereignty of Nigeria.
It was gathered that the Mbukpa Police Division arrested three while State Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) arrested seven. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo told DAILY POST on phone on Tuesday, that in all, ten suspects were arrested. “The Police is still investigating the ...
Calabar — As the crisis rocking the Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) lingers, a faction supporting the chairmanship ... Achigbe said the congress defied article 25 of the APC constitution which states that at least fourteen days' notice should be given before the conduct of a ...
A source from the community which is about 250 kilometres from Calabar, the state capital, said the incident happened on Friday, February 23, this year. The source said aside from the fisherman who was killed, two other Nigerians were also shot and injured. "It is an aftermath of the continuous onslaught ...
CALABAR—MFUM, a border community in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State has come under attack by soldiers from Cameroon, leaving ... the Nigerian Army in Calabar could not be reached as his phone was switched off but Ms Irene Ugbo, the Police Public Relations Officer of Cross River ...
The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, says Nigeria is not yet ripe for independent candidacy. ... bill for the funding of the Houses of Assembly directly from the consolidated revenue fund and a bill to change the name of the Nigerian Police Force to `Nigeria Police'.
The Cross River House of Assembly had in February 2018 passed the appropriation bill of N1.3trillion presented to the House by Governor Ayade in November ... “This is the first trillion budget in the annals of Nigerian history and therefore it is unique and ambitious, intended to decouple the state from the ...
The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, could not hold back his tears at the State Executive Council chambers while signing the historic 2018 budget of N1.3 trillion into law. Ayade, who had asked that the budget be committed to God, broke down in tears as prayer was being said by Rev. Fr Bob ...
Not less than 1,000 women in Cross River State yesterday took to the streets of Okuni community, Ikom Local Government Area of the state, protesting against an alleged gang rape of one of them. The incident, according to the women, occurred on November 6, 2017, when some gunmen invaded their farm ...
Led by UNHCR, humanitarian partners including national relief agencies, UN Agencies and NGOs held the monthly technical coordination meeting on the Cameroonian refugees' influx in Cross River state on 22 March. Progress presentations were made by UNHCR, ICRC, Nigeria Red Cross, Save the ...
Reports say, officials of Cross River State in Nigeria, allocated the land for the construction of a settlement in Okoja LGA to host up to 10,000 Cameroonian asylum seekers, as part of commitments by Nigeria to support UNHCR move the asylum seekers about 50 kilometres away from the border in line with ...
The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, says Nigeria is not yet ripe for independent candidacy. ... bill for the funding of the Houses of Assembly directly from the consolidated revenue fund and a bill to change the name of the Nigerian Police Force to `Nigeria Police'.
The finance and appropriation committee of the Cross River State House of Assembly says the Assets Management Agency has engaged in ... 127 and 128 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended to compel the Special Adviser/Director General, Asset Management Agency to ...
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Frankland Briyai, has said that 73,195 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have yet to be collected by their owners in the state since 2015. Mr. Briyai said this on Thursday in Calabar, the state capital when he hosted a meeting of heads of Federal ...
Some members of the state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River have kicked against the plan to conduct an elective ... Cross River is among the states President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, to intervene in their crises and ...


 

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