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2019: Ex-Reps member Paul Adah joins Cross River guber race, says one term enough

A former member representing Cross River State on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Paul Adah, has indicated his interest to contest the 2019 governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Cross River Assembly passes 51 bills, initiates 31 motions

The Cross River House of Assembly said it has passed 51 bills and initiated over 31 motions since its inauguration in 2015.

Minister Lai Mohammed flags off final dry run of Calabar Carnival

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has flagged off the third and final dry run of the Calabar Carnival with a pledge to help turn the event into a major global attraction.

Federal govt to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it will make the annual Calabar carnival a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria.

Calabar Carnival not just a street party – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Calabar Carnival is not just a street party but a globally recognised event that celebrates culture, tradition, creativity and intelligence.

Police arrest 3 suspected cultists in Calabar

The Police Command in Cross River on Sunday said it had arrested three suspected cult members of Vikings confraternity group and recovered two locally made pistols, two live cartridges and one expanded cartridge.

Group challenges INEC over electoral reform

A pro-democracy group, the Justice Initiative for the Disadvantaged and Oppressed People (JIDOP) has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconstruct the electoral laws of the commission through the legislature and return it to the path of constitutional democracy for stable polity.

Cross River chief judge pardons 122 inmates to decongest prison

The Cross River State Chief Judge, Justice Michael Edem, has granted amnesty to One hundred and twenty two (122) inmates serving various jail terms in Calabar Prison, Afokang in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

N1.3trn Cross River 2018 budget passes second reading

The Cross River Government’s 2018 Appropriation Bill of N1.3 trillion on Friday passed second reading at the state’s House of Assembly.

Security guard arrested for burgling ex-boss’ office days after quitting work

The police have arrested a security guard, Thomas Olem, for alleged burglary of his former boss’ office in a hotel on Addo Road, Infinity Estate, Ajah, Lagos.

N726 billion East-West road project designed to fail – Usani Usani

The Federal Government yesterday said that the East-West road project that was awarded in 2006 by the then administration was designed to fail.

Governor Ayade has failed workers – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River State has given the Governor Ben Ayade a seven-day ultimatum, beginning from yesterday (Wednesday) to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached between both of them on July 2, 2017, else workers would resume strike.

2017 Hajj: NAHCON refunds N4.01 billion to pilgrims from 11 states

In sustaining the new, strict policy footing of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), the management has announced the refund of N401,291,658.41, to pilgrims from 11 states of the federation.

Kidnapped Catholic priest regains freedom after payment of N350,000 ransom

Kidnappers have released an abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyril Essien, after a N350,000 ransom was dropped at a designation point on Edgerton Street in Calabar, Cross River State.

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Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

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