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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN: We‘ve yet to feel impact of Cross River governor’s agricultural revolution

Mr Etim Nakanda, the Chairman of All Famers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Cross River Chapter, says farmers in the state have yet to feel the impact of Gov. Ben Ayade’s agricultural revolution programme.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers withdraw services in Cross River

Commercial drivers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Monday withdrew their services to protest alleged illegal taxation by some thugs and local government officials in the state.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: NDDC heads take 30% of contract sums

The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Nigeria records 304 fresh coronavirus cases

It showed that the 304 new cases were reported from 15 states, namely Lagos (81), FCT (39), Abia (31), Kaduna (24), Rivers (23), Plateau (16), Cross River (13), Ebonyi (12), Ondo (12) Ekiti (11), Edo (11), Benue (10), Nasarawa (10), Ogun (6) and Gombe (5).
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 386 new COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.
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APC rejects creation of new electoral wards in Akwa Ibom

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Akwa Ibom State chapter, has rejected the creation of thirty-nine new electoral wards by the State Independent Electoral Commission, AKISIEC.

NMA submits anti-quackery draft bill to Cross River Assembly

The Nigerian Medical Association in Cross River has submitted the anti-quackery draft bill to the Cross River House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River announces coronavirus tax palliatives for individuals, businesses

The Cross River State government has announced a package of reliefs and incentives for individual Taxpayers and businesses in the state approved by the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade. This regime of Tax incentives has been provided as one of many avenues for cushioning the impacts of the novel COVID 19 Pandemic, currently ravaging most parts of the world.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.

Nigeria’s coronavirus death toll hits 858 as cases exceed 40, 000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 40,000, death toll hits 858

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.
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CAN bans tarry nights, midweek services in Cross River

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has placed a ban on all-night prayer sessions and midweek services in Cross River to stem the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

NCDC confirms 438 new coronavirus cases

The health agency said that the 438 new cases were reported from 24 states, Lagos (123), Kaduna (50), Rivers (40), Edo (37), Adamawa (25), Oyo State (20), Nasarawa State (16), Osun (15), Enugu State (15), FCT (14), Ekiti (13), Ondo State (13), Ebonyi (11), Katsina State (10), Abia (9), Delta (8), Kwara (4), Ogun (3), Cross River (3), Kano State (3), Bauchi State (3), Yobe (2), Sokoto State (1) and Niger (1).

AIG orders men to stop kidnapping, cultism in Cross River

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 6, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, has ordered officers and men of the zone, particularly those in Cross River State, to work hard to defeat kidnappers and other criminals in the State.

Gunmen ransack Bakassi village

Men dressed in Police and Nigerian Customs Service uniforms, suspected to be armed robbers, have ransacked Ikot Ebok village, near Ikang, headquarters of Bakassi LGA of Cross River State.

Three foreigners, six Nigerians arraigned over hijack of vessel

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned three foreign nationals and six Nigerians for their alleged roles in the hijack of Equatorial Guinean Vessel, MV Elobey VI.

RIFAN: Nigerian government’s rice intervention saved country during lockdown

Mr Oliver Ntui, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Cross River Chapter, on Thursday, said that the Federal Government rice intervention initiative saved the nation during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Henry Onyekuru rejoins Monaco after loan stint at Galatasaray

Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru rejoined Ligue 1 club Monaco on Tuesday ahead of the new season.
Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.

Petroleum dealers in Anambra threaten shutdown over multiple taxes, gives ultimatum

Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

During the unveiling of the Reviewed Broadcasting code, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said the amendments were necessitated by a presidential directive in the wake of the 2019 general elections.

Why Edo schools haven’t reopened – official

The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the new President of IYC, Peter Igbifa, while describing the conditions of the affected students in abroad as pitiable, said the youths of Niger Delta are agitated to see their kinsmen carrying placards abroad to protest their neglect by the NDDC and the Federal Government.

IYC: Non-payment of NDDC students’ fees, embarrassing, shameful

The Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, Worldwide, has described as shameful and embarrassing the delay in the payment of fees and stipends of students under the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.