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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Insecurity: Cross River APC chieftain urges other governors adopt Governor Ayade’s crime bursting blueprint

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, Mr Goddy Akpama, has applauded Governor Ben Ayade’s handling of security issues in the state.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River government warns against indiscriminate dumping of waste

The Cross River Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Calabar against dumping of refuse from moving vehicles on major roads in Calabar metropolis.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Valentine: Curfew still in force in Cross River – governor

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Sunday warned residents celebrating Valentine’s Day that the curfew imposed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m, in the state was still in place.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor asks new Head of Service to flush out ghost workers

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade on Tuesday charged the new Head of Service, Mrs Geraldine Akpet-Ekanem to flush out ghost workers from the system.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor’s aide warns against ceding of cocoa plantation to individuals

Oscar Ofuka, an aide to the governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has warned against the ceding of parts of Cross River State cocoa plantation to individuals.
Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for “being a security threat” Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the Executive Council Chambers, Calabar as the Chief Judge of the state.

Cross River governor swears in Justice Ikpeme as chief judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for “being a security threat” Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the Executive Council Chambers, Calabar as the Chief Judge of the state.
The marriage of music executive turned blogger, Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife, actress Lilian Esoro has been officially dissolved.

Court dissolves Ubi Franklin, Lilian Esoro’s marriage

The marriage of music executive turned blogger, Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife, actress Lilian Esoro has been officially dissolved.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River demolishes suspected kidnapper’s building

Cross River Government has demolished a building belonging to a suspected kidnapper.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to evacuate 12MW of power daily to Calabar metropolis

In no distant time, power outage in Calabar Metropolitan cities may as well go with the plague of the year 2020 as the government is set to begin evacuation of power from its power plant at Parliamentary Extension axis of the city.
Twenty days after the expiration of the tenure of Acting Chief Justice of Cross River State, Justice Maurice Eneji, the Federation of Akwa Ibom Women Associations (FAIWA) has decried the non-appointment of Justice Akon Aquaisua Ikpeme as the substantive Chief Judge of Cross River State.

Cross River speaker: Why we confirmed Justice Ikpeme as substantive chief judge

The Speaker, Cross River House of Assembly, Eteng Jonah-Williams, has explained why the lawmakers backtracked and confirmed Akon Ikpeme as substantive Chief Judge of the state, after rejecting her twice in 2020.
A traditional ruler in Eniong Abatim in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Queen Aruk 11, Obonganwan Marie Ikpeme Erete has protested the non-confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge by the State House of Assembly.

Cross River assembly confirms Justice Ikpeme as chief judge

The Cross River State House of Assembly on Thursday backtracked and confirmed Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive chief judge of the state.
The fight against criminal in Cross River seems to be yielding positive results as ‘Operation Akpakwu’ (a state security outfit) has cracked down on alleged kidnappers, robbery gangs and cultists.

Cross River’s Operation Akpakwu cracks down on criminals, demolishes over 12 houses in Calabar

The fight against criminal in Cross River seems to be yielding positive results as ‘Operation Akpakwu’ (a state security outfit) has cracked down on alleged kidnappers, robbery gangs and cultists.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River government, protesting magistrates bicker over 24 months salary

Governor Ben Ayade had in a letter signed on behalf of the acting Chief Judge of the state, Eyo Effiom Ita, by Chief Registrar Edem N Okokon, last week ordered the sack of 30 magistrates protesting the non-payment of two years worth of salaries.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Kidnapping: Cross River governor demolishes four houses, brothel in Calabar

Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, on Monday came hard on criminals, as he began another phase of demolition of properties belonging to suspected kidnappers within the Calabar Metropolis.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as part of its commitment to link the entire country by rail, Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard gauge railway line

NYLF: North not satisfied with President Buhari’s performance

The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) yesterday revealed that the north was not satisfied with the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially his handling of security challenges in the north.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Cross River PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeal against wards, chapter exco list

The Supreme Court has struck out the appeal bordering on the internal crisis of the Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) bordering on the wards and local government chapters held by the Governor Ben Ayade’s faction of the party for lacking in merit.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC confirms investigation of Cross River commissioner

The Zonal Head, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Uyo, Edeh Akpa Uchenna, has confirmed that the Commissioner for Environment in Governor Ben Ayade’s cabinet was being investigated.
Magistrates in Cross River on Monday blocked the entrance to the governor’s office in Calabar to protest 24 months unpaid salaries.

Magistrates in Cross Rivers protest non payment of salary, block governor’s office

Magistrates in Cross River on Monday blocked the entrance to the governor’s office in Calabar to protest 24 months unpaid salaries.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor signs N281.9 billion budget into law

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Wednesday signed the state’s 2021 budget of N281.9 billion into law.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross-over vigil: Fix service within permitted time – Governor Ayade

The Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade Monday night told Churches in the state to fix their Dec 31 Cross Over services within the permitted time as the 6:00 am to 10:00 pm curfew was still in place.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP kicks as Cross River governor suspends members’ salary structure

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have strongly condemned the Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, for his unilateral suspension of the salary structure CONPCASS/CONTEDISS for her members in College of Health Technology, Calabar.
Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh

Cross River police commissioner dies of coronavirus

Jimoh reportedly died from COVID-19 complications in Calabar in the morning of Friday, December 18, 2020, after battling with health challenges for some weeks.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Vigilante: How we chased gunmen who abduct Zamfara schoolgirls

When gunmen raided the Government Girl’s Secondary School ,GGSS, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state and abducted over 300 schoolgirls, a local vigilante, Abubakar Adamu, said he was together with soldiers that gave the bandits hot chase inside the bush.
PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG boss: Neymar recovery on schedule

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Angry Zamfara residents protest abduction of 317 schoolgirls

Some aggrieved residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara have taken to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Insecurity: Police redeploys 300 officers from Ebonyi to northern region

Up to 300 police officers serving in Ebonyi State command have been redeployed to force headquarters Abuja to shore up efforts to tackle ongoing insecurity in the north of the country.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been warned not to set Southwest on fire or cause ethnic war by his strategy of driving herdsmen away from the region without involving key stakeholders.

Drama as security operatives stop Sunday Igboho’s convoy along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

There was a mild drama on Friday when security operatives intercepted the convoy of self-acclaimed Yoruba Youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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South Africa’s unemployment rate jumps to new record high

South Africa’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high in the fourth quarter of last year, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, as the economy was further battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IPOB: We know nothing about killing of children in Anambra

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced its members from the purported killing of six children in Anambra State, describing the allegation as “malicious and mischievous”.

IMF, Ethiopia agree framework for loan deal reviews

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it had agreed a blueprint for the completion of reviews of Ethiopia’s loan programme, taking account of the impact of the coronavirus and the country’s “domestic security situation”.

Abuja crash: Tears, emotions as NAF buries seven slain personnel

Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama, Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo, Flying Officer Michael Okpara, Warrant Officer Bassey Etim, Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka, and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson died on Sunday, 21 February 21 in Abuja while on active duty in service to their Fatherland.

Gunmen kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said.