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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.

Cross River government to register one million people in 2020

To ensure positive agenda setting in the health sector in the year 2020, the Cross River State government, is to register one million people under its social health insurance scheme known as Ayadecare.
“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.”

NANS demands release of Agba Jalingo from custody

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the release of Agba Jalingo, a journalist, charged with treasonable felony among other allegations, from correctional centre custody.
The Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade has declared Calabar Carnival open. Ayade said he chose to address the people on the basis of humanity.

Carnival Calabar: Humanity is the greatest religion on earth – Ben Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has asserted that humanity was the greatest religion on earth because it breaks all barriers.
The Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade has declared Calabar Carnival open. Ayade said he chose to address the people on the basis of humanity.

Calabar Carnival: Animals have become more human – Governor Ayade

The Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, has declared Calabar Carnival open. Ayade said he chose to address the people on the basis of humanity.
From left: Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Shameen Ahsan, Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu and Belize High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Ifeanyichuku Ifedi dancing along the streets of Calabar during the flag off of the first dry run of the 2019 Calabar carnival on Sunday

22 states, 15 local councils participate in Calabar Carnival

No fewer than 22 states and 15 local government areas in Cross River are participating in the 2019 cultural carnival held on Thursday in Calabar.
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 creates foreign affairs ministry

Apart from foreign affairs, Mr Ayade also created ministry of robotics and artificial intelligence, ministry of humanity and social welfare, and ministry of grants and economic empowerment.

NLC accuses Cross River governor of abandoning kidnapped chairman

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, of not showing concern over the kidnap of its Chairman, Comrade Ben Ukpepi.

Flood destroys houses, displaces people in Cross River communities

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said flood destroyed 4,370 houses and displaced over 51,000 people in 212 communities in the state.
“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.”

Cross River NUJ disowns incarcerated journalist Agba Jalingo

Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist who is on trial for treason, has reportedly been disowned by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Cross River State Council.

Cross River assembly confirms 15 commissioner-nominees

The confirmation followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Judiciary, Public Service matters, Public Petition and Conflict Resolution headed by Rt. Hon. Efa Esua which was saddled with the responsibility of screening the nominees.

Cross River governor dissolves task force, appoints interim committee

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has approved the dissolution of the state anti-deforestation task-force with immediate effect.

Ambrose Alli University set to honour its prominent graduates, others

The management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo says it will need about N500 million to construct a befitting mini stadium in the school environment in honour of the country’s sportsmen and women who graduated from the institution.
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.

Court reserves ruling on bail application of Cross River governor’s critic

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital has reserved November 21, 2019 for its ruling on the bail application of Barrister Joseph Odok, a critic of Governor Ben Ayade facing trial for alleged cybercrimes and terrorism. The case is presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda who had earlier struck out the application of the prosecution counsel, Dennis Tarhemba, to withdraw the charges against Mr. Odok.
In less than two weeks, over 500 science teachers in Cross River State again barricaded the Governor’s Office with mats and wrappers, protesting the alleged removal of their names from the government’s payroll.

500 teachers barricade Cross River governor’s office over unpaid salaries

In less than two weeks, over 500 science teachers in Cross River State again barricaded the Governor’s Office with mats and wrappers, protesting the alleged removal of their names from the government’s payroll.

Governor Ayade: I’ll make Cross River window to Africa

As part of his vision to make the state a window to Africa, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, is ramping up activities through the establishment of additional tourism facilities in the state.

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