Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cross River

    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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    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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