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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Cross River elections: Governor Ayade in early lead

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the highest number of votes cast in five local government areas of the state in the governorship election.
The All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Cross River, Sen. John Owan-Enoh, has said that the hunger for change in the state was strong and palpable.

Senator Owan-Enoh: APC will not fail Cross River people

As the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) campaigns to the southern senatorial districts of Cross River State rounded off, the electorate has been reassured that a government led by the party in the state would not fail them if voted into power.

Usani Usani expresses concern over environmental hazard in Niger Delta

Dr Usani Uguru Usani, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has expressed concern over the negative impacts of environmental damage in Niger Delta region.

Cross River PDP House of Reps primaries put on hold

The Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives Primaries for of Calabar South, Bakassi and Akpabuyo federal constituency has been put on hold due to the ongoing controversey on who will represent the area.

Senator Owan-Enoh: APC will win Cross River in 2019

A lawmaker representing Cross River Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator John Owan-Enoh, has reiterated his confidence that the All Progressive Congress would win the 2019 general elections in the state.

2019: Ex-minister Edem Duke joins Cross River governorship race

A former Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edem Duke, has declared his intention to join the next governorship race in Cross River State come 2019.

Cross River government to complete 300km of roads by 2019

The Cross River State Government says its target is to complete the 300 kilometres of road projects it has embarked upon across the state by 2019.

Governor Ayade’s aide urges Cross River workers to cultivate cocoa

Mr Oscar Ofuka, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Cross River on Cocoa Development, has urged workers in the state to embrace cocoa cultivation to improve their income.

Mother of three dies during childbirth in Bakassi IDP camp

A widower, Mr. Asuquo Etim, whose wife died during childbirth at Bakassi internally-displaced persons, IDP, Camp at Government Secondary School, Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, Akpabuyo Local Government Area, of Cross River State, has called on the government to assist in providing casket for her burial.

Controversy trails Supreme Court verdict on new Bakassi wards

Conflicting interpretations are trailing the Supreme Court’s verdict on the new wards created by the Cross River State government to ensure that the remnants of Bakassi are not disenfranchised.

Federal govt warns against diversion of IDPs’ relief materials

The Federal Government has warned against the diversion of relief materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons of Bakassi in Cross River State and other parts of the country.

Supreme court set aside judgment compelling INEC to conduct election in 10 new wards

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Calabar, which compelled INEC to conduct elections in the 10 wards of Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Cross River youths protest House of Reps member’s fifth term bid

Hundreds of youths from the Calabar-South, Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas of Cross River on Tuesday stormed the state House of Assembly to protest the re-election bid of member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Essien Ayi, in the 2019 general election.

Cross River partners poultry firm on school feeding programme

Cross River Government says it is partnering Akwa Prime Hatchery and Poultry Ltd. to establish farms in five locations for the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP).

2019: We want Governor Ayade to return unopposed – deputy speaker

Leaders of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State have kicked off what seems like a unanimous endorsement of the State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, for second term in office come 2019.

President Buhari targets jobs through agriculture, manufacturing in Niger Delta

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has disclosed that the Presidential Initiative on Economic Diversification and Industrialisation of the Niger Delta Region is targeted towards creating jobs in the region.

UNFPA, Cross River govt partner on family planning method

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the Cross River State Government have concluded arrangement to adopt a new contraceptive method for family planning in the state.

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Hoodlums raze Ogun deputy speaker’s building, vehicles, others

Ogun State appears to have returned to a full blast violence reminiscent of the past on Easter Sunday as hoodlums suspected to be in the service of politicians opposed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its members in Ifo Local Government Area, attacked the Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Kunle Oluomo, burned his constituency office in Ifo town and also set ablaze, five vehicles on ground.
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NBS: FAAC disburse N1.92 trillion to three tiers of government in 1st quarter

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has disbursed N1.92 trillion to three tiers of government in first quarter of 2019, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Gunmen abduct five-day-old baby, police detain father

A five-day-old baby allegedly abducted in their home in Ijagbe commmunity, Mopa-Muro Local Government Area, Kogi, is yet to be found 10 days after the incident.
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Arrests after attack on main opposition leader in Turkey

Police in Turkey have arrested six people, including a member of the ruling party, after an attack on main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, as his party organised rallies against the incident.
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General Buratai: Boko Haram activities now restricted

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Boko Haram terrorists are being contained with the recent renewed joint military offensive against them in Northern Borno and border areas.