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Journalist Agba Jalingo has been released from prison custody after meeting his bail conditions.

Agba Jalingo released from prison custody

Jalingo, who is the publisher of Cross River Watch, was first arrested by the police in August 2019 on the orders of the Ben Ayade-led Cross River State Government.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Court grants Agba Jalingo bail after 174 days in detention

Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist on trial for treason, has been granted bail by the court, after spending 174 days in detention in both the police cell and Calabar prison.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

NLC writes federal government, seeks Agba Jalingo’s release

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined the growing number of groups that have called on the federal government to free the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, from prison.
President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).

President Buhari: We will ensure adequate resources for research development

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, affirmed that Nigeria recognizes the centrality of science and technology in the development process and will ensure adequate resource allocation for research and development.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

SERAP drags federal government, Cross River to ECOWAS Court over Agba Jalingo’s arbitrary detention

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the government of Nigeria and Cross River state government of governor Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja “over the prolonged, arbitrary detention; unfair prosecution; persecution, and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.”
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President Buhari leaves for AU Summit, state visit to Ethiopia Friday

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Governor Ayade: Federal government behind Agba Jalingo’s incarceration

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, yesterday said contrary to reports, he has no hand in the travails of Agba Jalingo.
Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has dissociated himself from the prolonged incarceration of journalist Agba Jalingo.

Governor Ayade: I’ve no hand in Agba Jalingo’s incarceration

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has dissociated himself from the prolonged incarceration of journalist Agba Jalingo.

Six governors, others for NEXIM South-South enlightenment campaign

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) will hold a three-day enlightenment and engagement programme in Asaba, the Delta State capital, for the six states in Nigeria’s South-South.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

SERAP to sue Cross River governor, PDP over detention of journalist Agba Jalingo

A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Ekpata Gedoni, housemate in Big Brother Naija Season Four Edition ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ has been appointed Special Assistant to Gov. Benedict Ayade of Cross River.

BBNaija housemate Ekpata Gedoni appointed aide to Governor Ayade

Ekpata Gedoni, housemate in Big Brother Naija Season Four Edition ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ has been appointed Special Assistant to Gov. Benedict Ayade of Cross River.

Benin monarch calls for establishment of Oba Ovonramwen memorial site in Calabar

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has called for the establishment of a befitting memorial site in honour of Oba Ovonramwen in Calabar City, the Cross River State Capital.

Cross River governor inaugurates minimum wage negotiation team

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade on Friday inaugurated the state public service negotiating team for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Oba of Benin to embark on historic visit to Obong of Calabar

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, will pay a historic visit to the Obong of Calabar, Natural Ruler and Treaty King, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Cross River governor signs N1.1 trillion 2020 appropriation bill into law

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade on Tuesday signed the 2020 appropriation bill into law.
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said on Sunday the state was not safe despite the declaration of 2 percent HIV-AIDS prevalence rate in the state by the National AIDS Indicator Survey.

Cross River governor bars commissioners from ‘unauthorised’ media appearance

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has warned his newly appointed commissioners and other political appointees to desist from making public and policy statements on social media.
The Cross River Government has given a 7-day ultimatum to traders on illegal structures along major streets in Calabar to relocate their businesses to Watt or Marian markets or face demolition.

Cross River issues seven-day ultimatum to traders on illegal structures

The Cross River Government has given a 7-day ultimatum to traders on illegal structures along major streets in Calabar to relocate their businesses to Watt or Marian markets or face demolition.

2020: Cross River commissioner urges Nigerians to renew commitment to collective prosperity

Commissioner for Environment in Cross River State, Hon. Mfon Bassey, has urged Nigerians to renew their commitment to collective prosperity and development by contributing positively to nation building.

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