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Governor Ayade: Why I’ll no longer appoint older people into my cabinet

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that he will no longer appoint people older than him into serious positions of responsibility in his government.

Central bank urges anchor borrowers’ beneficiaries in Cross River to pay back

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called on beneficiaries of anchor borrowers’ programme for rice production in Cross River, to pay back their loans to enable other rice farmers in the state to benefit from the programme.
Enugu Rangers forward Godwin Aguda has stated that there is no time to brood over the Flying Antelopes 3-0 defeat to Rivers United in their final outstanding game hence the swift shift in focus to the next game away to Enyimba on Sunday.

Federation Cup: Enugu Rangers, Akwa United book Round of 32 tickets

Akwa United, Rivers United, Abia Warriors were among the other clubs who sent their opponents packing in the Round of 64 fixtures on Saturday.

Eteng Jonas-Williams emerges as new speaker Cross River

The Cross River State House of Assembly has elected Eteng Jonas-Williams as the Speaker of the 9th Assembly and Joseph Bassey as the Deputy Speaker respectively.

Cross River government threatens to sanction indebted cocoa lease allottees

Cross River Government has directed beneficiaries of 2016-2019 cocoa lease allocation who are yet to pay their lease fees to clear such debts before June 21, to avoid possible sanctions.
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PDP chieftains kick as Governor Ayade travels abroad

Barely a week after inauguration of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, for a second term in office, he has again travelled out of the country, fuelling speculation that he has abandoned the state.
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Ex-Cross River government appointees get ultimatum to return vehicles

The Cross River State government on Monday issued a directive to all ex-appointees to return their official vehicles within 78 hours to avoid being embarrassed by law enforcement agents.

Governor Ayade seeks compensation for loss of Bakassi peninsula, 76 oil wells

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on the Federal Government to adequately compensate the state for the loss of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom and ceding of the oil rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon in 2002.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, 29 governors and their deputies will take their oath of office today.

Tight security as President Buhari, 29 state governors take oath of office today

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, 29 governors and their deputies will take their oath of office today.

Governor Ayade inaugurates CAN secretariat, to sponsor 300 pilgrims to Jerusalem

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has inaugurated the newly-built secretariat of the state’s branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
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Governor Ayade: I’ll work harder in my second term

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has pledged to work harder in his second term to ensure the total transformation of the socio-economic landscape of the state.

Military repel attack on Cross River community

Military and other security personel attached to the Calabar/Itu bridge head along Cross River and Akwa Ibom States boundary have repelled suspected attackers from entering Ikot Offiong in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State.

Governor Ayade begs Cross River IDPs in Ebonyi to return home

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has urged all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the state taking refuge in Ebonyi to return home, assuring that their safety would be guaranteed.

Ramadan: Governor Ayade urges Muslims to pray for peaceful Nigeria

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has enjoined Muslims in the country to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, sacrifice and love for one another as they join their counterparts globally to observe the annual Ramadan fasting.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC raises alarm over fake appointment letters in Cross River

The newly-elected Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ben Ukpepi, has alleged that the Cross River State Government issued fake employment letters to workers, especially those in health institutions.
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Cross River workers protest Governor Ayade’s early payment of salaries on May 1

Workers in Cross River State have protested the payment of May salaries on the first day of the month by Governor Ben Ayade, as part of the Workers’ Day celebrations.
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Cross River government closes 14 health facilities

The Cross River Private Hospital Regulatory Board has shut down 14 health facilities in the state for medical quackery and substandard operations.
Benedict Ayade

Cross River governor demands handover notes from commissioners, appointees

The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has ordered commissioners in the state to turn in their hand-over notes on or before Friday, April 2019.

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