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Cross River: Bakassi deep seaport to cost $2 billion

The Cross River Debt Review and Development Commission has revealed that the proposed Bakassi Deep Seaport to sighted in State, will cost between $1.7 billion and $2 billion.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari approves Cross River’s deep seaport project

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday gave the clearest indication of his support for the Bakassi Deep Seaport Project of the Cross River State Government with the issuance of Outline Business Case certificate for the project by the Federal Government.

Cross River government slams Femi Falana over trial of journalist

The Cross River State Government has berated human rights lawyer Femi Falana for linking it with the terrorism charges preferred against Mr. Agba Jalingo by the police.

Cross River governor lifts suspension on IPMAN

The suspension slammed on Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria a month ago by the Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has been lifted.

Cross River sets up task force to recover N700 million debt from coco farmers

The Cross River State government has set up a task force to recover over N700m owed by cocoa farmers in the last four years.
John Owan-Enoh

Cross River government drags Senator Owan-Enoh to court for ‘murder’

The Cross River State Government has dragged the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Distinguish Senator John Owan-Enoh to court over the alleged murder of one Ayuk Ogar (M) and Tangban Obi Atu (M).

UN pledges full support to Cross River industrialization drive

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) members on Thursday were in Calabar, the state capital of Cross River State holding a retreat on Management Accountability Framework, a foundation piece of the UN reforms process to engage with government and help facilitate the achievement the State’s giant industrialization drive.
Benedict Ayade

Ex-Cross River government appointees get ultimatum to return vehicles

The Cross River State government on Monday issued a directive to all ex-appointees to return their official vehicles within 78 hours to avoid being embarrassed by law enforcement agents.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

Justice Onnoghen: Supreme Court strikes out Cross River government suit

The Supreme Court in a split decision of six to one dismissed the suit filed by the Cross River State government challenging the suspension and trial of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, for being incompetent.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC raises alarm over fake appointment letters in Cross River

The newly-elected Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ben Ukpepi, has alleged that the Cross River State Government issued fake employment letters to workers, especially those in health institutions.

Nigerian Army destroys 500 drums of adulterated diesel, 2 cars

The Nigerian Army has destroyed 500 drums of adulterated diesel and two cars seized from smugglers in Jebs Community in the Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River.

Inmate gives birth to twins in Calabar prison

A female inmate of the Afokang prison, Calabar (name withheld), has given birth to twins, a boy and girl, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Fire razes shops in Calabar

Property worth millions of naira was on Tuesday burnt to ashes in Calabar, capital of Cross River State following fire out break at Eyo Edem street of Calabar LGA of the state.

Cross River to attain open defecation-free status in 2023

The Cross River Government is looking forward to achieving Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State by 2023.

Solicitor-General: Justice Onnoghen was suspended as Chief Justice of Nigeria, not removed

The Federal Government and Attorney General of the Federation told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, had not been removed from office but was only suspended.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court decides Justice Onnoghen’s fate May 17

The Supreme Court has fixed May 17 to deliver judgment on the suit filed by the government of Cross River State seeking to set aside the six-count charge of non declaration of assets against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Cross River government donates to tanker explosion victims

The Cross River Government has donated medical equipment to the emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) to aid the victims of the fuel tanker explosion.
Anthony Eneji

Official: Cross River to rake $100 million from cocoa factory

Cross River State Government has said it planned to generate $100million on annual basis into the coffers of the state government from proceeds which will acrue from the state cocoa processing factory set up by the administration of Prof. Ben Ayade in Ikom LGA of the state.

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Lagos governor seeks assembly’s approval for N250 billion loan

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FIFA supremo calls for stronger fight against racism after Bulgaria vs England scandal

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Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been ruled out of action for the next six months after suffering an injury during the Brazil versus Nigeria friendly which held in Singapore last Sunday.

Francis Uzoho ruled out for six months with injury

Uzoho sustained the injury and was stretchered out of the match midway through the second half of the friendly and was subsequently replaced by new invitee Maduka Okoye.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Nigeria will be $1.5 billion richer with PSC Bill – Senate president

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