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Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.

Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara name their baby son River

Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

U.S. restricts Chinese diplomats from cultural events

The United States Government has imposed restrictions on senior Chinese diplomats, regarding their engagement in cultural and university events in the country.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River releases N79 million for micro projects

The Cross River State Government has commenced the disbursement of N79 million to activate the implementation of 21 micro projects across some communities in the state as part of multi-sectoral intervention to Covid-19.

Uniben student jumps to death

300-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), simply identified as Ephraim, has died after jumping down from B series of the Faculty of Arts building.

Cross River NYSC seeks renovation of camp facilities

The Cross River State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Adegoke Ayodele has called on the state government to assess the critical condition of facilities at the permanent orientation camp in Obubra with a view to an overall renovation.

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.

Cross River elections: INEC confirms electoral materials hijack in four councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River has confirmed the hijack of electoral materials in four local government areas of the state.

Obong of Calabar: No force can stop Governor Ayade’s re-election

Ahead of March 9 governorship election in Cross River State, the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has stated that nobody or force can stop Governor Ben Ayade’s re-election.

Elections: Court removes all APC candidates in Cross River

A High Court in Calabar on Tuesday insisted that the removal of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates for the election in Cross River is a settled matter.
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5,300 shortlisted for 1,000 health jobs in Cross River

The Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency has shortlisted 5,300 applicants for 1,000 jobs advertised by the agency in January.

Governor Ayade presents N1.04 trillion budget estimate

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N1,043,967,000,000 for the 2019 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke challenges data on unemployment

The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, has challenged the 20.3 per cent unemployment released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), saying that it could be as high as 80 per cent.

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.

Cross River REC denies selling ballot papers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Cross River, Dr Frankland Briyai, said the commission did not sell ballot papers to anybody or group in the state.

Errant driver kills self, three others in road accident

An unidentified errant driver on Friday allegedly killed three persons, including a mentally ill man, before he rammed his car into a fence on Tombia Extension, GRA, Port Harcourt.

Simi, Nasty C among top contenders as AFRIMA unveils nominees

Democratic Republic of Congo-born rapper, Maître Gims and South African singer, Shekhinah, each received seven nominations to emerge the highest nominated artistes.

Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

The United States President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.

Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.