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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.

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.
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.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government to intensify diversification of energy sector

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, says the ministry will continue to support the Federal Government’s policies on diversification of the energy sector.
A stalwart and national delegate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, High Chief Higgins Oko Peter, has said the senator representing the Cross River North in the 9th Assembly, Senator Dr Stephen Odey, will deliver effectively with his intellectual capacity and experience.

PDP chieftain: Senator Odey will deliver effectively in Senate

A stalwart and national delegate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, High Chief Higgins Oko Peter, has said the senator representing the Cross River North in the 9th Assembly, Senator Dr Stephen Odey, will deliver effectively with his intellectual capacity and experience.

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.

Cross River monarch condemns killing of soldiers, others

The paramount ruler of Obanlikwu local government area in Cross River State, HRM Amos Uyimulam Item, has expressed and worries over the raging attacks and killings of soldiers and other security operatives in various parts of Nigeria.
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.
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.
About 200 residential houses in six communities of Cross River State have been washed into the ravines by flood water from gully erosion in the last five years.

Cross River: Gully erosion swallows 200 houses in six communities

About 200 residential houses in six communities of Cross River State have been washed into the ravines by flood water from gully erosion in the last five years.
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.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Four feared dead as youths clash over logging in Cross River

A number of youths are reported to have been killed Thursday evening in a clash between Biajua community in Boki LGA and Abia comnunity in Etung LGA of Cross River State.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki moves to reconcile Cross River PDP members

In line with the directives of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee headed by the former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday night met with the National Assembly caucus from Cross River State.
4. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

AstraZeneca vaccine: 8,439 mild, adverse effects occur – NPHCDA

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VP Osinbajo, Donald Duke meet at Aso Villa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the former two-time Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja Tuesday.

CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the courage of the founding fathers of the Nigerian media, describing them as the fulcrum of the nation’s nationalist struggle.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian press the fulcrum of nationalist struggle

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the courage of the founding fathers of the Nigerian media, describing them as the fulcrum of the nation’s nationalist struggle.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Governor Ayade: I’ve done much for Cross River

The Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, says if he had his way all indigenes of the state would be included in the state’s payroll to stem poverty and unemployment.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Cross River North By-election: Stakeholders demand immediate inauguration of Rep Jarigbe

Political stakeholders in Cross River State have asked the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, to immediately inaugurate Hon. John Agom Jarigbe as the senator representing the northern senatorial district of the state.
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 partners with NASENI on electricity generation from borehole

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has concluded arrangements to partner with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) on electricity generation from borehole.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue twin babies locked up by mother in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police command yesterday rescued two-year-old twin babies locked up in a room by their mother for three days without food and care.

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