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    Tribunal sacks APC rep in Cross River

Tribunal sacks APC rep in Cross River

The national assembly election petition tribunal in Cross River has sacked Alex Egbona, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Abi/Yakurr federal constituency of the state.At its sitting in Calabar, the state capital, on Wednesday, the tribunal upheld the petition filed by John- Gaul Lebo, who vied for the seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Kidnapped doctor regains freedom

Kidnapped doctor regains freedom

Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, a medical practitioner, who was kidnapped on May 3, in Cross River by unknown gunmen, has regained freedom, NAN reports.The announcement of his release is contained in a communiqué signed by Agam Ayuk, the chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), south south zone, and Ezoke Epoke, the secretary, after its general emergency meeting held on Sunday in Calabar.The association [...]

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    Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw services in Cross River

Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw services in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River has threatened to withdraw services over the incessant kidnappings of its members in the state.The threat is contained in a communiqué signed by Agam Ayuk, its chairman, and Ezoke Epoke, its secretary, after its emergency general meeting held on Wednesday in Calabar.The association said that the threat became necessary following the kidnap of [...]

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    EXTRA: Cross River workers protest payment of May salary

EXTRA: Cross River workers protest payment of May salary

Workers in Cross River state have protested the payment of May salary by Ben Ayade, governor of the state, on the first day of the month.Ayade has consistently paid the May salary on the first day of the month in the last three years of his tenure.But speaking to journalists, Clarkson Otu, state chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), [...]

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    Inmate who gave birth to twins in Calabar prison is dead

Inmate who gave birth to twins in Calabar prison is dead

A female inmate who gave birth to twins at the Afokang prison in Cross River state has died from “post natal complications”.Effanga Etim, public relations officer of the state prison command, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.According to him, the mother of the twins—a girl and a boy— died two days after delivery.The inmate had given birth through Ceasarean [...]

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    180-year future debt: BudgIT asks Ayade to terminate superhighway project

180-year future debt: BudgIT asks Ayade to terminate superhighway project

BudgIT, a civic organisation, has asked the Cross River state government to halt its "controversial" superhighway project over "undue financial hazard".In a statement, Shakir Akorede, communications associate, BudgIT accused Ben Ayade, governor of the state, of planning to defraud the people with a project that is "overly ambitious and almost a misplaced priority".Quoting a report, the organisation said Cross River government [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Cross River communities

‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Cross River communities

Many people have reportedly been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence in Baise local government area of Cross River state.The crisis, which has been ongoing for many years, is between indigenes of Urugbam, Egbor, Ipene, and Abanwan communities in Baise.A resident of one the communities, who pleaded anonymity, told TheCable that it is as a result of land dispute.He [...]

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    Cross River governor not defecting to APC, says aide

Cross River governor not defecting to APC, says aide

Christian Ita, chief press secretary to Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, has denied rumours that his principal is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Party (APC).In a statement on Friday, Ita said there is "absolutely no truth" in the rumours of his defection.He said Ayade's relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari is based [...]

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    Buhari inaugurates Africa’s first automated rice seed factory in Cross River

Buhari inaugurates Africa’s first automated rice seed factory in Cross River

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated Africa's first automated rice seed and seedling factory in Cross River.The president did this on Tuesday during a visit to the state.According to Ben Ayade, governor of the state, the factory will produce high yield, disease resistant and vitaminized seedlings with a potential of generating N50 billion.Speaking at the event on Tuesday, Buhari commended the governor [...]

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    Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies while jogging

Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies while jogging

Steven Ukpukpen, a Cross River lawmaker, is dead. Ukpukpen slumped and died during an early morning exercise on Wednesday. The incident reportedly happened along Moore Road in Calabar.The lawmaker was said to have been rushed to a nearby Naval clinic, but medical officials on duty directed that he be transferred to another hospital, saying his condition was critical.Ukpukpen was confirmed dead [...]

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    Cross River APC faction elects chairman amid police clampdown

Cross River APC faction elects chairman amid police clampdown

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River on Sunday elected a new chairman amid a clampdown by the police.Heavily-armed policemen said to be acting on the directive of Hafiz Inuwa, state commissioner of police, had sealed off the Ikot-Ansa town hall, the proposed congress venue of the APC chapter in Calabar, the state capital.Consequently, the congress was [...]

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    Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

At least two people have been killed in an attack on Iso Bendege community in Boki local government area of Cross River state.One of the policemen deployed to restore peace in the community sustained gunshot injuries in the tragic incident which happened on Thursday.Irene Ugbo, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, attributing it to a cult clash.Many residents [...]

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    Ayade presents N1.3trn budget for 2018 — highest ever by a Nigerian state

Ayade presents N1.3trn budget for 2018 — highest ever by a Nigerian state

Ben Ayade, Cross River governor, has presented a budget of N1.3 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state house of assembly.The budget is the largest for a single state in Nigeria’s history.Lagos state held the record with its N812 billion budget for 2017, although the state has indicated its 2018 budget may also hit N1 trillion.Presenting the proposed [...]

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    ‘1,000 displaced’ as flood sacks 12 Cross River communities

‘1,000 displaced’ as flood sacks 12 Cross River communities

Twelve communities in Boki local government area of Cross River have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed.The incident, which occurred between the late hours of September 18 and the early hours of the next day, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.During an [...]

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    Oil depot explosion ‘kills nine’ in Calabar

Oil depot explosion ‘kills nine’ in Calabar

Nine persons reportedly died in an explosion that occurred at Linc Oil and Gas tank farm in Calabar, Cross River state, on Sunday morning.Hafiz Inuwa, the state commissioner of police, confirmed this in an interview with NAN at the scene of the incident.Inuwa said “several other persons” sustained injuries in the explosion and are currently being treated in an undisclosed [...]

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    ‘Over 150 killed’ in clash between two Cross River communities

‘Over 150 killed’ in clash between two Cross River communities

One hundred and fifty people have been reportedly killed after a three-day dispute between two communities in Cross River state.John Inaku, director-general of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (CR-SEMA), disclosed this to NAN on Tuesday.He said 14,000 people have been displaced following the destruction of 1,233 houses.“Between June 27 and June 29 the people of Wanikade and Wanihem [...]

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