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Hilary Bisong

Cultism: Lawmaker calls for calm, peace in Cross River community

Mr. Hilary Bisong, a lawmaker representing Boki 2 State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly, has condemned the cult attack which claimed the lives of four youths in the Osokom area of Boki Local Government Area in Cross River State.

Cross River assembly resumes from recess

Mr Hope Obeten, the Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Calabar.

Cross River assemblyman wants federal government to begin implementation of legislature, judiciary autonomy

Deputy Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey, has called on the Presidency to direct the immediate implementation of the autonomy for state Legislature and Judiciary.

Cross River lawmakers shun sitting, protest against non-payment of allowances, others

Cross River State House of Assembly has refused to reconvene over unpaid allowances and other entitlements.

NMA: 14 doctors, dependents kidnapped in 4 years in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that eight doctors and six dependents have been kidnapped in Cross River in the last four years.

Eteng Jonas-Williams emerges as new speaker Cross River

The Cross River State House of Assembly has elected Eteng Jonas-Williams as the Speaker of the 9th Assembly and Joseph Bassey as the Deputy Speaker respectively.

Cross River lawmaker urges federal government to establish Bakassi commission

A lawmaker in the Cross River House of Assembly, Dr Ekpo Ekpo-Bassey, has called on the Federal Government to establish the Bakassi Rehabilitation Commission in a bid properly alleviate the plight of the Bakassi returnees.

Speaker: Cross River Assembly passes 101 bills, 340 motions

The Cross River House of Assembly has passed 101 bills and over 340 motions, since its inauguration in 2015, Mr John Gaul-Lebohe, the Speaker, said on Tuesday.

268 candidates to contest 25 assembly seats in Cross River

A total of 268 candidates from various political parties will be contesting for the 25 seats in the Cross River House of Assembly on Saturday in the state, according to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Another wife replaces late husband in Cross River Assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River, on Monday, issued a Certificate of Return to Mrs. Stella Nkoro of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the November 17 bye-election into Ikom II State Constituency.

Victims of Cross River communal clash recount losses

The four communities, Ebom, Ediba, Afafayi and Usumutong clashed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, leaving property worth several billions of Naira destroyed.
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INEC rules out e-voting in 2019 general elections

This was as the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, ruled out the possibility of implementing all the provisions of the amended Electoral Act, if given Presidential assent, particularly as they relate to electronic voting.

Cross River APC faction adopts direct primaries

The All Progressives Congress, APC, faction in Cross River State led by Mr John Etim on Monday joined the other faction in the state to adopt the direct primary election for the selection of candidates to bear the party’s flag in the 2019 elections.
Ahead of 2019 general elections, a former senate president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Michael Sunday Emaluji, on Saturday formally declares to contest Cross River State House of Assembly seat to represent Yala 1.

Ex-NANS Senate president declares for Cross River Assembly seat

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a former senate president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Michael Sunday Emaluji, on Saturday formally declares to contest Cross River State House of Assembly seat to represent Yala 1 constituency.

Budget padding: Cross River Assembly summons SSG, others

Others summoned include: the Special Adviser, Department of Public Transportation (DOPT), Mr Emmanuel Mbora, Special Adviser, Budget Monitoring and Evaluation (SA Budget), Mr. Abang Moses Onoh, Chairman, Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA), Mr. Mfon Bassey, and Chairman Internal Revenue Service, Ogar Akpanke.

Governor Ayade mourns Cross River lawmaker

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has mourned the death of the lawmaker representing Ikom Constituency 2 in the State House of Assembly, Mr Simon Nkoro Egbung.
Abbey Ukpukpen

Cross River bye-election winner promises to uphold husband’s ideals

Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen, winner of the last Saturday bye-election into Obudu State Constituency, Cross River House of Assembly has promised to uphold the ideals of her late husband, Mr Stephen Ukpukpen, in the state Assembly.

Osun guber: INEC closes nomination, screens 48 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it was currently scrutinising the nomination forms from the 48 political parties that applied to contest the Osun State governorship election.

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Bayelsa guber: Confusion as court nullifies APC primaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday caused upset in Bayelsa State ahead of the Saturday governorship election following its judgement nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced Chief David Lyon as the party’s candidate.
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Anger over APC NWC ratification of Edo chapter chairman’s suspension

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has rejected the purported suspension of the State Chairman of the party, Mr Anselm Ojezua by the National Working Committee.

Economy: Central bank alone cannot spend N1.3 trillion in 2020 – Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives Honourable Gudaji Kazure has faulted the N1.3 trillion budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for the 2020 fiscal year, describing it as outrageous and wasteful.
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Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

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