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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari appoints new medical directors

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Medical Directors for Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, and Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River gives free food, orders compulsory use of mask

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River: Why we refused 35 Americans entry into Calabar

Cross River State government has dismissed as untrue, news of an alleged Airpeace flight carrying 35 Americans or any other flight making a purported landing at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport on Monday evening.

World Bank, EU distribute computers to MDAs in Cross River

The World Bank and European Union (EU) have donated computer sets to critical Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Cross River.
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Nigerian states take measures on virus pandemic

Various states across the country are taking measures to checkmate the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading. But some residents are defying the stay-at-home order to prevent being affected by the virus.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings

The Cross River State Government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings of more than five persons

The Cross River State government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Rose Oko was a lady of promise

Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.

PDP chieftain rejects governor’s appointment

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River, Yibala Inyang, has rejected his appointment as a special assistant to Governor Ben Ayade on agriculture.

Cross River governor mourns late Senator Rose Oko

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has described as shocking and sad the death of Dr Rose Oko, the senator representing Cross River North in the Senate.
Senator Rose Oko, representing Cross River North Senatorial District of Cross River is dead, aged 63.

Senate President mourns Senator Rose Oko

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has received with shock the news of the death of Senator Rose Oko, who until her death, was the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

Cross River declares state-wide total lockdown

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has declared a total lockdown in the state, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Cross River acting chief judge constitutes local council election tribunals

The Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Maurice Odey Eneji, has constituted Local Government Election Tribunal in the three senatorial districts of the state.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Sports festival: Health of athletes more important than games – commissioner

The Cross River Commissioner for Sports, Mr Offu Aya, has said that the health of athletes was more important than the National Sports Festival, tagged `Edo 2020’.

Cross River governor meets police chief over kidnapping, other security issues

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has taken security issues in his State to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja.
A traditional ruler in Eniong Abatim in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Queen Aruk 11, Obonganwan Marie Ikpeme Erete has protested the non-confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge by the State House of Assembly.

Female monarch protests non-confirmation of Justice Ikpeme as Cross River chief judge

A traditional ruler in Eniong Abatim in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Queen Aruk 11, Obonganwan Marie Ikpeme Erete has protested the non-confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge by the State House of Assembly.
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.

Agba Jalingo: I regret I didn’t start criticising Governor Ayade on time

He said, “There was a period the State Controller of Prison, Imaikop Ndaekong, made life unbearable for me after those that arrested me mounted pressure on him to cancel a football competition I organised amongst inmates.”
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.

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