Friday, September 14, 2018

Cross River

    Cross River to float an airline in November, reveals gov

Cross River to float an airline in November, reveals gov

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, says his administration will float an airline in November.Ayade said this while playing host to a consortium of Indian investors in Calabar on Monday.He said the airline, which is to be called `Cally Air’, will be managed by Dana Group under a public private partnership (PPP) arrangement.The governor said it would fly Calabar, [...]

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    Calabar is now mammy market, says #ThisIsNotCalabar campaigner

Calabar is now mammy market, says #ThisIsNotCalabar campaigner

The tourism carnival city of Calabar, Cross River state, may go to the dogs if serious efforts are not put in place to restore the beauty of the city and its environs. Frank Meke spoke with #ThisIsNotCalabar clean-up campaigner, Nya John OffiongThere have been an outbreak of environmental challenges bordering on solid waste in the once beautiful city of Calabar. [...]

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    Storms kill 3, destroy 632 houses in Cross River

Storms kill 3, destroy 632 houses in Cross River

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    Herdsmen appeal for grazing land in Cross River

Herdsmen appeal for grazing land in Cross River

The Hausa/Fulani community in Cross River has appealed to Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, to allocate a portion of land to herdsmen in the state in order to enable them graze their cattle.Sani Baba-Gombe, leader of the association in the state, made the appeal on Wednesday in an interview with NAN in Calabar.According to Baba-Gombe, the land if allocated [...]

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    Commotion as soldiers, policemen clash in banking hall

Commotion as soldiers, policemen clash in banking hall

There was commotion at a new generation bank in Calabar, Cross River state capital on Tuesday, following a clash between a soldier and four mobile policemen.According to THE NATION, the incident which occurred around 11am led to a disruption of activities in the bank.A canister of tear gas was said to have been shot inside the banking hall filled with customers, [...]

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    One killed as rainstorm destroys 300 houses in Cross River

One killed as rainstorm destroys 300 houses in Cross River

One person was killed, while at least 300 houses in Bansan and Irruan communities in Boki local government area of Cross River state were destroyed during a rainstorm.John Inaku, director general of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), disclosed this on Monday in an interview with NAN.Inaku explained that the rainstorm lasted four hours."Gov. Ben Ayade was shocked when [...]

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    Surprise as Cross River pays workers’ May salary

Surprise as Cross River pays workers’ May salary

Cross River state civil servants enjoyed the best Workers’ Day celebration in the country, as they received their salaries on the first day of the month.Ben Ayade, governor of the state, announced the payments at the U.J. Eusene Stadium, venue of the May Day rally.The workers rejoiced after receiving alerts on their phones, and they showered encomiums on Ayade, who was named the [...]

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    Explosion rocks office of CBN in Calabar

Explosion rocks office of CBN in Calabar

The office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Calabar, capital of Cross River state, has been hit by by an explosion.A witness who spoke with TheCable on phone described what he heard as "a deafening explosion", saying it occurred "around 1pm"."I was part of a group of people that was about to make cash withdrawal at CBN building in Calabar this afternoon," [...]

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    Fear of fresh Ebola outbreak hits Calabar

Fear of fresh Ebola outbreak hits Calabar

One year after Nigeria got certified free of the highly-contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), there are fears that the virus has resurfaced in the country.Already, 15 persons have been quarantined at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Cross River state.Queeneth Kalu, chairperson of the hospital’s medical advisory committee, told reporters on Thursday that blood samples of those in quarantine [...]

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    6,000 applicants jostle for factory jobs in C’River

6,000 applicants jostle for factory jobs in C’River

Christian Ita, chief press secretary to the governor of Cross River state, says over 6,000 applicants applied for positions in Calabar Garment Factory and the state’s Green Police.Ita disclosed that most of the applicants are youths and widows of the state origin.“Since the job vacancies for the two projects were advertised a few days ago, over 6,000 applicants have so [...]

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    Guinness donates boreholes to Cross River communities

Guinness donates boreholes to Cross River communities

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Guinness Nigeria Plc has donated borehole facilities to 10 communities in Cross River state.The organisation, which partnered with Concern Universal, a group known for promoting good sanitation, to execute the project, said one of its intentions is to check the spread of easily preventable, diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, and typhoid.Guinness said inadequate [...]

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    I inherited great potentials in Cross River, says Gov. Ayade

I inherited great potentials in Cross River, says Gov. Ayade

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, says his administration inherited “great potentials” rather than an “empty treasury” from Liyel Imoke, his predecessor.Ayade made this known to reporters in Calabar, capital of the state, on the side-lines of speculation that the state is allegedly indebted to the tune of about N403 billion.“I did not meet an empty treasury. Rather I [...]

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    C’River workers begin indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

C’River workers begin indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Cross River state has declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.Ndoma Akpet, chairman of JAC, said the strike, which commenced on Tuesday, became inevitable following the failure of the outgoing administration to honour its earlier promise to pay the arrears.“In spite of assurances by [...]

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    Jailbreak foiled in Calabar prisons

Jailbreak foiled in Calabar prisons

Security operatives comprising the army, police, prison officers and the Nigerian security and civil defence corps foiled an attempt by unknown gunmen to break into the Afokang prisons in Calabar on Friday.Horgan Bassey, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in Cross River, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that an unspecified number of gunmen attempted to force their way into [...]

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