Saturday, July 13, 2019

Cross River

    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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    Son of UNICAL dean abducted… alongside plasma TV

Son of UNICAL dean abducted… alongside plasma TV

Onyebuchi Okwueze, son of the dean of graduate school, University of Calabar, has been “abducted” by kidnappers.In a statement released to The Nation, Effiong Eyo, information officer of UNICAL, said the incident occurred on Wednesday night when Emeka Okwueze, the victim’s father was not at home. [...]

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    Obong of Calabar asks police to arrest masquerades begging for money

Obong of Calabar asks police to arrest masquerades begging for money

Ekpo Abasi-Oto V, the obong of Calabar, has called on the Cross River police command to arrest any masquerade begging for money.Abasi-Otu made the call in Calabar during the formation of ‘Eminent People’s Forum’ organised by Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, the commissioner of police.The monarch, who was represented by Etubom Bassey Duke, chairman of Etubom’s Traditional Rulers Council in the palace, said [...]

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    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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