Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cross River

    ICYMI: 11,000 CRUTECH undergraduates could lose studentship by May 12

ICYMI: 11,000 CRUTECH undergraduates could lose studentship by May 12

The Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) has said undergraduates who fail to pay their tuition arrears by May 12 will lose their studentship.The institution in a statement said only students who owe not more than a semester's fees will be allowed to sit for the forthcoming examination. [...]

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    Buhari mourns death of football fans in Calabar

Buhari mourns death of football fans in Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River on Thursday night.The president on Friday in Abuja commiserated with the government and people of Cross River and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.He commended the government for the prompt action in setting [...]

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    ‘People I was joking with minutes ago are all gone’ — says man who escaped electrocution that ‘killed 30′

‘People I was joking with minutes ago are all gone’ — says man who escaped electrocution that ‘killed 30′

A man who survived the tragic incident that led to the electrocution of "over 30 people" at a football viewing centre in Calabar, capital of Cross River state, has his stars to thank.The police later said seven people died at the viewing centreA high tension cable reportedly fell on the football fans as they were watching a UEFA Europa league [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Cross River commissioner

Gunmen abduct Cross River commissioner

Gunmen have abducted Gabriel Odu-Orji, commissioner for water resources in Cross River.According to NAN, Odu-Orji was abducted at Effionawan street in Mayne avenue area of Calabar south on Sunday.James Ibri, a witness, said the gunmen, five in number, accosted Odu-Orji as he stepped out of his vehicle with the intention of eating in a nearby restaurant.Ibri said the gunmen abandoned [...]

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    Meningitis spreads to Cross River, kills 12-year-old boy

Meningitis spreads to Cross River, kills 12-year-old boy

The dreaded meningitis disease ravaging parts of the north has spread to Cross River state, killing a 12-year-old boy identified as Paul Ogar.Inyang Asibong, commissioner of health in the state, disclosed this on Wednesday, saying 24 cases had been reported.The commissioner said Ogar was brought from Ogoja local government area to Calabar, the capital of the state.She explained that Ogoja [...]

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    ‘I fell and lost consciousness’, says man who ate poisoned food that killed two in Cross River

‘I fell and lost consciousness’, says man who ate poisoned food that killed two in Cross River

Residents of some communities in Ogoja local government area of Cross River state are yet to recover from the shock of the food poisoning which killed 2 persons and landed 50 in hospitals.Many had deserted their homes when TheCable visited the affected communities during the weekend. Those remaining were reluctant to speak about the unfortunate incident, but they gathered in [...]

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    UNICAL student shot by cultists in school’s ‘love garden’

UNICAL student shot by cultists in school’s ‘love garden’

A yet-to-be identified student of University of Calabar was on Tuesday shot by fleeing cultists at area known as ‘love garden’ in the school's hostel.Cross River commissioner of police, Hafiz Inuwa, said the student "did not die" as he was rescued and rushed to a hospital. [...]

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    Cross River chief judge dies after brief illness

Cross River chief judge dies after brief illness

Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam, the chief judge of Cross River, is dead.Aged 63 years, Ikpi-Itam died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.According to the wife of the deceased, chief magistrate Helen Itam, her husband took ill on Thursday and was taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) where he died."He complained of feeling somehow in [...]

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    UNICAL to produce 22 first class graduates

UNICAL to produce 22 first class graduates

Zana Akpagu, vice chancellor of the University of Calabar, has said 22 undergraduates would be awarded first class degrees during the 30th convocation ceremony of the institution on Saturday.The professor made this known on Thursday while addressing reporters during a pre-convocation press conference. [...]

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    Ayade, Cross River governor, wins at supreme court

Ayade, Cross River governor, wins at supreme court

The supreme court has upheld the election of Ben Ayade of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Cross Rivers state.Joe Agi, who came second in the party's December 2014 primary, had asked the court to sack Ayade over false declaration of age. Agi also contested that Ayade was not a bona fide member of the PDP.However, the panel [...]

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    Police arrest ‘cultist’ officer who ‘shot colleague to death’

Police arrest ‘cultist’ officer who ‘shot colleague to death’

Kingsley Iyeke, a police officer in Cross Rivers state, has been arrested for shooting Edet Archibong, his colleague, to death during a cult clash in Calabar, the state capital.Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, commissioner of police in the state, made this known on Monday, while briefing reporters on the activities of the command in the past one month.Ozi-Obeh said after the incident, the [...]

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    Troops invade shrine of N’Delta militants, ‘arrest chief priest’

Troops invade shrine of N’Delta militants, ‘arrest chief priest’

Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE, a military outfit in the Niger Delta, have arrested the chief priest of Bayelsa Strike Force, a militant group in Cross River state.Olaolu Daudu, spokesman of the outfit, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.He said the shrine located in Ikot Offing Ambai in Akpabuyo local government area of the state, was destroyed.Daudu said [...]

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    23 human skulls ‘found in shrines’ of Niger Delta militants

23 human skulls ‘found in shrines’ of Niger Delta militants

Kevin Aligbe, acting commander of Operation Delta Safe in Cross River state, has revealed that 23 human skulls were discovered in four shrines belonging to Bakassi Strike Force, one of the militant groups in the Niger Delta.Aligbe said apart from the skulls, which were in various stages of decomposition, one complete human skeleton, and several other human body parts were [...]

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    Ayade: I came into office under God’s inspiration… I’m his servant

Ayade: I came into office under God’s inspiration… I’m his servant

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, says he was called by God to lead Cross River and provide dividends of democracy to the people.Ayade made the statement on Friday while addressing thousands of supporters who came to receive him at Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, on arrival from Abuja.The supporters besieged the airport in solidarity with Ayade ahead of [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ 7 militants in Bakassi

Troops ‘kill’ 7 militants in Bakassi

Troops of the 13 Brigade Nigerian army, Calabar, have repelled an attack on its soldiers, killing seven armed militants in the process.According to Kayode Owolabi, a captain and army public relations officer (APRO), the incident occurred at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River state.He said the militants were the boys of the most wanted militant leader, Benjamin Ene also [...]

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    Soldier killed in Bakassi in attack by militants

Soldier killed in Bakassi in attack by militants

The Army has confirmed that militants killed one of its personnel in Bakassi local government area of Cross River in an attack allegedly led by one Benjamin Simplee, aka G1.But Sani Usman, director of army public relations, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the troops also killed two of the militants in the attack, which occurred on Saturday [...]

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April 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.33397.81337.26
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KANO385489410
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