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INEC to announce Kastina, Bauchi, Cross River bye-elections date on Friday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will on Friday, announce the date for the conduct of bye-elections for vacant seats in the National and State Assemblies.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC chairman meets with RECs, strategise ahead of Osun election

Barely a week after the successful conduct of the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday met with all the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to strategise on the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State and the 2019 general election.

INEC to release timetable for bye-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Cross River next week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will release timetable and schedule of activities to fill the existing vacancies in the Bauchi South and Katsina North Senatorial Districts by next week.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: We will continue to register associations that meet requirements

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to register any association that meet legal requirements for registration as political party ahead of 2019 general elections.

Calabar Carnival boss, lawmaker mourn late Ras Kimono

The Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah, has expressed sadness over the death of the popular reggae artiste, Ras Kimono on Sunday, describing it as “painful.”

President Buhari to inaugurate 21mw IPP in Calabar

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would inaugurate state’s 21 mw Independent Power Plant in the state.

Cross River assemblyman slumps, dies while jogging in Calabar

Cross River lawmaker Steven Ukpukpen has passed on.

Governor Ben Ayade signs 2018 budget

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Tuesday signed the 2018 appropriation bill of N1.3 trillion into law.

Nigerian Army: There are security threats at Nigeria-Cameroon borders

According a statement by the Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division Col Sagir Musa “the meeting is to confirm/assess the reported occasional security threats at the border areas between Nigeria and Cameroon with the view to addressing the situation”.

John Gaul-Lebo: Nigeria not ripe for independent candidacy

The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, says Nigeria is not yet ripe for independent candidacy.

Supreme court set aside judgment compelling INEC to conduct election in 10 new wards

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Calabar, which compelled INEC to conduct elections in the 10 wards of Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Cross River Assembly passes ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’, others

The on-going constitutional amendment has received a boost as the Cross River State House of Assembly has passed the Not-Too-Young to Run Bill.

Cross River youths protest House of Reps member’s fifth term bid

Hundreds of youths from the Calabar-South, Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas of Cross River on Tuesday stormed the state House of Assembly to protest the re-election bid of member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Essien Ayi, in the 2019 general election.

2019: Group endorses Governor Ayade for second term

A political group in Cross River, `Voice of Central’ has lauded the various achievements of Gov. Ben Ayade and endorsed him for a second term.

NULGE asks governors to stop frustrating local govt autonomy

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Southwest zone, at the weekend alleged that some state governors were frustrating granting of autonomy to local governments in the country.

Cross River Assembly passes 51 bills, initiates 31 motions

The Cross River House of Assembly said it has passed 51 bills and initiated over 31 motions since its inauguration in 2015.

N1.3trn Cross River 2018 budget passes second reading

The Cross River Government’s 2018 Appropriation Bill of N1.3 trillion on Friday passed second reading at the state’s House of Assembly.

APC accuses Cross River Assembly of receiving bribe to pass Governor Ayade’s N1.3 trillion...

The Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described the proposed 2018, N1.3 trillion budget submitted to the State House of Assembly by Governor Ben Ayade as an academic exercise in futility.

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