Cross River

    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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SSG, 13 others resign from Cross River state cabinet

Mr Mike Aniah, secretary to the Cross River state government, and 13 other political appointees, have resigned their appointments to pursue their political ambitions in 2015.Liyel Imoke, the state governor, had directed all those interested in contesting political offices next year to resign ahead of time.Those that resigned include the commissioner of works, Legor Idagbo, commissioner of sports, Patrick Ugbe [...]

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