Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cross River

    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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    Ayade threatened because I joined APC, says Ita-Giwa

Ayade threatened because I joined APC, says Ita-Giwa

Florence Ita-Giwa, a former senator, says Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, is threatened by her because she joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Monday, Ita-Giwa said that her life is being threatened for exposing diversion of relief materials meant for the displaced people of Bakassi.She alleged that some officials of the Cross River state [...]

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    Kidnappers free Ugbe, ex-Cross River commissioner

Kidnappers free Ugbe, ex-Cross River commissioner

Patrick Ugbe, former commissioner for information in Cross River, who was abducted by some unidentified gunmen, has regained freedom.Ugbe, who is currently the managing director of Hit Fm 95.9, was said to have been kidnapped around 8.20 pm on June 1 at Ekpo Iso Street, Ikot Ansa, Calabar.According to NAN, Irene Ugbo, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed his [...]

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    Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Three policemen were reportedly burnt to death, following a clash between the  police and some officers of Nigerian navy in Calabar, Cross River state capital, on Tuesday.Channels TV quoted a police source as saying the naval officers set the deceased ablaze in their station.He said the misunderstanding between the two parties had started at a police checkpoint, opposite the Navy barracks in Akim [...]

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    Police arrest fake naval officer in Cross River

Police arrest fake naval officer in Cross River

The Cross River state police command on Friday said it had arrested one Jeremiah Ogar for the possession of a naval cap and alleged impersonation.Hafiz Inuwa, the state commissioner of police, made this known while presenting the suspect to journalists in Calabar.He said Ogar was arrested on April 26 at Utukwang village in Obudu local government area of the state.He [...]

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    First private varsity in Cross River matriculates pioneer students

First private varsity in Cross River matriculates pioneer students

Arthur Jarvis University, on Saturday, was inaugurated with the matriculation of 100 students.The first private university in Cross River has two faculties; basic and applied sciences and social management sciences. [...]

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    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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