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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.

Police renew search for wanted ‘fraudster’

The Police Command in Rivers, says it is still in search of Frank Ekpo (39) from Biakpani, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River that was declared wanted in August.
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Cross River APC candidates lose cases at tribunal

Five candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections in Cross River State lost their cases against their opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party as the second Election Petition Tribunal dismissed all their petitions on Thursday.
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Cross River: Communal crisis impeding our development – governor

The Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has deplored the upsurge in communal crisis in the state, stressing that this menace has been impeding the development.

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.

Communal clash claims 4 in Cross River

Tragedy struck in Biase local government as four persons have been reportedly killed in a renewed communal clash between Abanwan and Orugbam in Cross River State.
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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.

INEC: 26 political parties to contest Cross River governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 26 political parties will participate in Saturday’s governorship election in Cross River state.

Abia community seeks Governor Ikpeazu’s protection over attacks

The people of Isu clan in Arochukwu local government of Abia State have cried out to the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, over the incessant attacks by the neighbouring Utuma community of Cross River State, saying that Abia government had waited too long to come to their aid since the periodic attacks started in 2014.

Federal government flags off 73km Calabar-Ogoja federal highway rehabilitation

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has flagged off the rehabilitation of the 73km Odukpani Junction-Ikot Okopra-Akpet 1 section of the Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja road.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to reports that he had been cloned.

Muhammadu Buhari expresses concern over violence in Cross River, calls for calm

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River, resulting in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers.

Ben Ayade kicks off construction of advanced teachers’ training college

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has flagged off construction work on the state’s West Africa Advanced Teachers’ Continuous Training College.

NSCDC arrests six suspects for illegal mining in Cross River

Cross River Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested six suspected illegal miners in Biase Local Government Area of the state.

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.

Senator Ohuabunwa raises alarm over cross-boundary clashes in Abia, Cross River

A senator, Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia North), has raised alarm over recent cross-boundary invasion of Isu community of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia State allegedly by Utuma community of Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Ex-Governor Orji Kalu sues for peace over Abia, Cross River communal clash

Former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has called on appropriate authorities to resolve the crisis that led to the communal clash between two communities in Abia and Cross River states.

10 feared dead in Abia, Cross River communal clash

A bloody communal clash between the people of Isu clan in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State and their neighbours from Utuma in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State is feared to have left 10 persons dead and scores of houses reportedly set ablaze.

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.

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Expert wants appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate

Mr Emmanuel Atama, the Executive Secretary of the National Cooperative Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN), has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to use appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate in the country.
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Governor Uzodinma visits President Buhari, seeks refund of N32 billion

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sought a refund of over N32billion his predecessors spent on Federal Government’s projects, especially on roads in the state.
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Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.