Cross River – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:49:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kidnapped doctor regains freedom https://www.thecable.ng/kidnapped-doctor-regains-freedom-in-cross-river https://www.thecable.ng/kidnapped-doctor-regains-freedom-in-cross-river#respond Sun, 12 May 2019 11:35:08 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=351688 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

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Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw services in Cross River https://www.thecable.ng/kidnapping-nma-threatens-to-withdraw-services-in-cross-river https://www.thecable.ng/kidnapping-nma-threatens-to-withdraw-services-in-cross-river#comments Wed, 08 May 2019 14:35:13 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=350700 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

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EXTRA: Cross River workers protest payment of May salary https://www.thecable.ng/extra-cross-river-workers-protest-payment-of-may-salary https://www.thecable.ng/extra-cross-river-workers-protest-payment-of-may-salary#respond Wed, 01 May 2019 15:13:17 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=348935 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

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Inmate who gave birth to twins in Calabar prison is dead https://www.thecable.ng/inmate-who-gave-birth-to-twins-in-calabar-prison-is-dead https://www.thecable.ng/inmate-who-gave-birth-to-twins-in-calabar-prison-is-dead#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:49:08 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=347657 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

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180-year future debt: BudgIT asks Ayade to terminate superhighway project https://www.thecable.ng/budgit-asks-ayade-to-terminate-superhighway-project https://www.thecable.ng/budgit-asks-ayade-to-terminate-superhighway-project#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:38:04 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=347270 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

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‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Cross River communities https://www.thecable.ng/many-killed-as-violence-breaks-out-in-cross-river-communities https://www.thecable.ng/many-killed-as-violence-breaks-out-in-cross-river-communities#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:34:02 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=312175 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,

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Cross River governor not defecting to APC, says aide https://www.thecable.ng/principal-not-defecting-apc-says-aide-criver-governor https://www.thecable.ng/principal-not-defecting-apc-says-aide-criver-governor#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:05:06 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=279213 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

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Buhari inaugurates Africa’s first automated rice seed factory in Cross River https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-africas-first-automated-rice-seed-factory-cross-river https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-africas-first-automated-rice-seed-factory-cross-river#respond Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:02:31 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=269340 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

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Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies while jogging https://www.thecable.ng/cross-river-lawmaker-slumps-dies-jogging https://www.thecable.ng/cross-river-lawmaker-slumps-dies-jogging#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 13:56:48 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=262525 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

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Cross River APC faction elects chairman amid police clampdown https://www.thecable.ng/cross-river-apc-faction-elects-chairman-amidst-police-clampdown https://www.thecable.ng/cross-river-apc-faction-elects-chairman-amidst-police-clampdown#respond Mon, 28 May 2018 08:45:36 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=261842 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

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