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Cross River Assembly urged to support LG autonomy

Organised labour in Cross River, has urged the Cross River State House of Assembly to support the LG Autonomy bill seeking to give financial autonomy to local governments in the country.

Why we took custody of 600 contraband snakes, others – UNIUYO

The University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has given reasons why the institution undertook the custody of over 600 snakes, millipedes and other animals, which Nigerian Customs Service seized in Calabar, Cross River State.

Two Pakistanis kidnapped in Nigeria freed

The two Pakistan nationals abducted by kidnappers last week in Calabar area have been rescued by the Nigeria Police, Azim Khan, Head of Chancery, Pakistan High Commission has announced.

Police nab two for kidnap in Calabar

The Cross River State Police Command, weekend, smashed a kidnap syndicate that specialises in kidnapping high profile civil servants and other businessmen in the state.

Smugglers of imported snakes disappear from custody

The two suspects that were arrested in connection with the smuggling of consignments containing 140 different species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon have disappeared from the custody of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services in Cross River State.

Fed govt gets $1.5bn to tackle water problems in states

The Federal Government has secured over $1.5 billion to address the problems associated with the provision of urban water in some states.

The Shape of the 2019 presidential election

Some names have surfaced as potential aspirants and candidates for this all important election that will likely determine what lessons we have learnt and what the medium term future portends for our great country.

Fed govt hands over seized snakes, spiders, others to UNIUYO

The Federal Government has formally handed over more than 600 snakes, spiders and millipedes recently seized in Calabar to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom.

Cross River launches 3 agro-cultural festivals to boost tourism

Cross River State Government has restated its commitment to boost tourism through agro-cultural festivals in the three senatorial districts of the state, adding that it had created three new Agro-Cultural Festivals to boost its tourism potentials.

Cross River discovers new hot-and-cold water site

The Paramount Ruler of Yakurr, Obol Ofem Ubana Eteng, in Cross River State has disclosed that a hunter has discovered a hot-and-cold-water stream in Ugep as the newest tourist site in the state.

Fed govt obtains $770m loan for water, spends $1.5bn – Minister

The Federal Government has obtained $770million loan to provide water to some states of the federation in order to reduce waterborne diseases and provide water to farmers for irrigation purposes, it was learnt yesterday.

Osinbajo inaugurates 15 new permanent secretaries

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 15 new permanent secretaries who were appointed recently.

APC tackles Cross River Assembly over declaration of member’s seat vacant

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has risen in defence of Hon. Okura Elugate Ekom, representing the Obubra 11 State constituency.

Court orders status quo on vacant Cross River Assembly seat

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that status quo be maintained on Cross River state House of Assembly’s attempt to declare vacant the seat of Hon. Elucate Okora Ekom, in the state legislature.

Why Gov. Ayade missed PDP convention – Aide

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade was conspicuous absent at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Convention held in Abuja.

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Buhari’s return: Melaye berates Kogi gov over holiday declaration

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Robson-Kanu out for three games after losing appeal

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Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

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Buratai calls for improved professionalism among officers, soldiers

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Obaseki, NLC clash over promotion exams for Edo workers

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Something radically different must happen for Nigeria to survive – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has said the existing order must be overthrown for Nigeria to survive, warning that the country is “not presently sustainable”.

Kwara community faults govt’s claim on strange disease

The Oro-Ago community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State has faulted the claim by the Kwara State Government that there is no evidence of a strange disease in the 15 Fulani settlements in the area.