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Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Sikiru Kayode Akande, has raised the alarm that intelligence sources have confirmed massive infiltration of strange characters and suspected criminals.

Police alarmed at criminal infiltration into Cross River

Commissioner of police in Cross River State, Sikiru Kayode Akande, has raised the alarm that intelligence sources have confirmed massive infiltration of strange characters and suspected criminals.
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 withhold salaries of MDAs who fail to meet revenue targets

The Cross River Auditor-General and Acting Chairman State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Odey, has disclosed that henceforth governement would withhold salaries of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to meet their revenue targets.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River enumerates poor households

The Cross River State Government has commenced a comprehensive enumeration of all poor and vulnerable households across the state.
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.

House member urges Nigerian government to decentralise police

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.

Professor: Insecurity persists because Nigerian governors can’t act in present arrangements

A professor of Industrial and Marketing Management, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Professor Edidiong Ebitu has said that pockets of security challenges persist because governors cannot act swiftly to nip such situations in the bud in the present arrangement.
Nigeria's Kaduna state has signed a deal with medical delivery firm Zipline that will allow drone shipment of Covid-19 vaccines without significant state investment in cold-chain storage, the company said on Wednesday.

Cross River government to deploy drones for medical supplies

Speaking on Monday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the company in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade said Cross River said, “In 90 days, we will start the delivery of essential drugs to hard to reach areas facilitated by drone delivery systems.”
Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, has revealed that she will now be officially addressed as Grace-Charis Bassey.

Nollywood actress: Why I changed my name

Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, has revealed that she will now be officially addressed as Grace-Charis Bassey.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

13-year-old female help hangs self in Calabar

A thirteen-year old girl, simply identified as Nseobong, on Sunday evening hung herself beside her home at Diamond Hill, Calabar.

Cross River workers: We are sad, not celebrating May Day

Forty days after the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Chairman in Cross River State, Comrade Ben Okpebi was abducted by hoodlums to an unknown destination, it was gloomy atmosphere as workers in the state gathered in a rally on May 1 to demand for his release.
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US to prioritise student visa applicants

The United States Mission has said it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this Fall get visa interview appointments well in advance of their program start date.

Akwa Ibom governor’s wife decries rising cases of rape, child trafficking

Mrs Martha Emmanuel, the wife of Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, on Friday decried the rising cases of rape, child trafficking and baby factories in the state.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Rita Ayim, said this on Friday in Calabar at the end of a four-day training of relevant agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the management of GBV.

Official: Cross River will no longer compromise on issues of GBV

The Cross River Government has vowed that it will no long compromise on issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Rita Ayim, said this on Friday in...
Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, Wednesday took delivery of yet another Boeing 737 aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos for the state’s commercial airline, Cally Air.

Cally Air: Cross River takes delivery of second Boeing 737 aircraft for airline

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, Wednesday took delivery of yet another Boeing 737 aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos for the state’s commercial airline, Cally Air.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River to develop policy on sexual and reproductive health rights

The Cross River Government says plans are ongoing to develop a state specific policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
His shrine and two houses where kidnappers and militants are fortified with juju were demolished by the security outfit

Cross River monarch, three others nabbed for kidnapping

The Cross River State joint military outfit code-named, Operation Akpakwu on Monday arrested a traditional ruler along with his two wives and son for alleged kidnapping.
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 assures on Obudu airport

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has given assurance that the construction work on the Obudu International Passenger and Cargo Airport would be ready within the stipulated time.
The director-general, Cross River Migration Control Agency, Prince Michael Nku Abuo, has called for enactment of a legislation to back labour migration in order to engender national development.

Cross River agency chief calls for legislation to back labour migration

The director-general, Cross River Migration Control Agency, Prince Michael Nku Abuo, has called for enactment of a legislation to back labour migration in order to engender national development.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House kicks against delay in renewal of agreements for concession of seaports

The House of Representatives yesterday expressed worry over the delay in the conclusion of the review and renewal of agreements for the concession of the country’s seaports, as it directed its Committees on Ports Harbour, Privatisation and Commercialisation to interface with relevant government agencies and other parties to investigate the cause of the delay.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Minister laments decline in Nigeria, South Korea’s trade

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Niyi Adebayo, yesterday expressed concern over the decrease in volume of trade between Nigeria and South Korea.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

GOC charges soldiers to be combat ready

Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, has charged soldiers to be combat ready and maintain physical fitness.
The State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Inyang Asibong, made this known when the EU team visited her on Tuesday in Calabar.

Cross River to partner EU conservation society on forests management

The Cross River State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS EU) on forests management and conservation.

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The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.

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Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor assures residents of safety

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