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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 urges residents to adhere strictly to safety protocols now borders are...

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has called on all residents of the state to adhere strictly COVID-19 safety protocols.

FirstBank supports Cross River with N30 million

In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Cross River, First Bank Nigeria, on Thursday donated the sum of N30 million to the state government.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Easter: Cross River governor urges Christians not to be discouraged by coronavirus pandemic

As Christian faithful across the country mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Cross River Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has urged Christians not to be discouraged by the current reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nigerian government lauds governor’s agro-industrial revolution in Cross River

The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Sabo Nanono, has commended the agro-industrialisation initiative of Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar, Friday following a confirmed case of the disease in Lagos State.

Cross River begins sensitisation following confirmation of coronavirus in neighbouring Cameroon

The Ministry of Health, Cross River State, has stepped up its sensitisation campaign on the coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19, after two infections have been reported in Cameroon.
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.

NLC writes federal government, seeks Agba Jalingo’s release

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined the growing number of groups that have called on the federal government to free the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, from prison.
Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has dissociated himself from the prolonged incarceration of journalist Agba Jalingo.

Governor Ayade: I’ve no hand in Agba Jalingo’s incarceration

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has dissociated himself from the prolonged incarceration of journalist Agba Jalingo.

Cross River governor inaugurates minimum wage negotiation team

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade on Friday inaugurated the state public service negotiating team for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Cross River governor signs N1.1 trillion 2020 appropriation bill into law

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade on Tuesday signed the 2020 appropriation bill into law.
“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 governor presents N1.1trillion 2020 appropriation bill

Cross River Governor, Prof Benedict Ayade, has presented the sum of One Trillion, One Hundred Billion, One Hundred and Seven Million, Five Hundred and Seven Thousand Naira and Nine Kobo, only as the 2020 state Appropriation Bill to the Cross River House of Assembly, Thursday in Calabar.

[email protected]: Nigeria has done well – Governor Ayade

Contrary to negative opinions expressed in certain quarters, Nigeria, at 59, has not failed, Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has said.
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

Policy Alert demands immediate release of journalist

A civil society organisation, Policy Alert, has called on the Police to immediately release an Abuja-based journalist, Agba Jalingo.
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Ex-Governor Shekarau: Why I left PDP

Former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, saturday said the arbitrary dissolution of the State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) compelled him to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Ayade’s aides stranded over non-payment of salaries

No fewer than 100 political appointees of Cross River Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, are presently stranded in Calabar, the state capital over the non-payment of their salaries.

Governor Ayade’s super highway project a hoax – ERA’s Philip Jakpor

The Head of Media and Campaigns, Environmental Rights Action, Mr. Philip Jakpor, has claimed that the Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade’s signatory project is a hoax.

NDDC partners Cross River to construct road to Bakassi deep seaport

The Board and management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has indicated its interest to partner Cross River in the creation of 14.5km access way from Calabar to the Bakassi Deep seaport.

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