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Why monkey pox spread quickly in Nigeria – WHO

The Delta State Coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Bassey Bassey, has said flooding in various parts of the country contributed to quick spread of monkey pox across the affected states.

Senate probes clashes between Nigeria, Cameroon border communities

The Senate has begun investigation into the violent clashes between border communities in Nigeria and Cameroon, which resulted in loss of lives and properties of innocent Nigerians.

Fed govt seeks $36 billion to complete railway projects

The Federal Government needs a total of $36 billion to complete its rail projects across the country.

Monkeypox spreads to 11 states – Isaac Adewole

The Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said.

Cross River Assembly confirms Justice Michael Edem as new Chief Judge

The Cross River State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed Justice Michael Edem as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.

Over 50 expatriates to arrive Calabar for deep seaport project – Governor Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that the state was expecting over fifty expatriates to participate in the construction of the Bakassi deep seaport and the evacuation corridor.

Akwa Ibom govt rubbishes allegations of thwarting NDDC projects

The Akwa Ibom State Government has denied the allegation that it had resorted to disruption projects undertaken by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in Uyo senatorial district, in order to deliberately under-develop the area.’

INEC assures on credible election in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is working towards achieving 100 per cent free, fair and credible election in Cross River in 2019.

Nigerian Army offers free medical aid to 7,000 people in Cross River

More than 7,000 people including women and children have benefited from the Nigerian Army’s free medical services in ten villages across Cross River State of the southern region of the country.

Cameroonian gendarmes invade Nigerian community, shoot six – Police

The police in Cross River on Monday said that six residents of Danare community in Boki Local Government Area were shot by gendarmes from Bodam community during an invasion on the Nigerian territory by Cameroonians.

Operation Python Dance: 106 criminals arrested, 26 guns recovered – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that its troops arrested 106 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cult members during the just concluded Operation Python Dance in the five South-East states.

Monkeypox patient commits suicide at quarantine centre in Bayelsa

One of the patients of the viral disease, monkeypox, at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the state government said on Monday.

Police commences training of 200 personnel on counter-terrorism

The Zone 6 Command of the Nigeria Police in Calabar on Monday commenced training of 200 senior officers within the zone on counter-terrorism.

Two die, six others injured as Cameroonian gendarmes invade Nigerian community

At least two persons were feared dead while six others were injured after Cameroonian gendarmes from Bodam community allegedly invaded Danare in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.

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Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

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