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NGF: Special agric zones to attract $4 billion investments

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said that the establishment of Special Agro-processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria has the potential of attracting between one to four billion dollars investments into the country.
The Executive Director, Kwara Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Usman Ndanusa, has confirmed that cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed eight lives in Borgu Local Government Area of the state.

Meningitis: 26.7 million kids at risk in Nigeria – agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are currently facing the risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Kidnapped UCTH doctor regains freedom

A Consultant Haematologist at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr Marcus Inyama, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Akpabuyo on Thursday, 18 July, has been rescued by security agents.

Nigerian Navy: Weak civil-military relations jeopardizes military operations

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Rear Admiral David Adeniran, has said weak civil-military relations jeopardizes and complicates military operations.

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.

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

Governor Ayade: Why I’ll no longer appoint older people into my cabinet

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that he will no longer appoint people older than him into serious positions of responsibility in his government.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi: NGF to make stand on state police known soon

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said state executives will make their stand on state police known soon.
Benedict Ayade

PDP chieftains kick as Governor Ayade travels abroad

Barely a week after inauguration of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, for a second term in office, he has again travelled out of the country, fuelling speculation that he has abandoned the state.

Governor Ayade seeks compensation for loss of Bakassi peninsula, 76 oil wells

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on the Federal Government to adequately compensate the state for the loss of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom and ceding of the oil rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon in 2002.

Governor Ayade, 25 assembly members-elect get certificates of return

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, and all the 25 elected members of the State House of Assembly, got their Certificates of Return (CoR) from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the state office of the commission in Calabar.

INEC: 26 political parties to contest Cross River governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 26 political parties will participate in Saturday’s governorship election in Cross River state.

NBA shuts down Cross River courts as lawyers protest Justice Onoghen’s suspension

The protest against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has continued to rock Cross River as over 300 members of NBA took to the streets to register their grievances.

Cross River government invites presidential candidates to Calabar Carnival

Cross River government invites all presidential candidates of political parties for 2019 general elections to take a week-long vacation from campaigns and participate in 2018 Calabar Carnival

Ben Ayade kicks off construction of advanced teachers’ training college

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has flagged off construction work on the state’s West Africa Advanced Teachers’ Continuous Training College.

Ben Ayade: We tell the African story through Calabar carnival

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Sunday said that the 2018 edition of the annual Calabar festival was designed to showcase and tell the original story of the black race.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Osinbajo: MSME to get N10 million collateral-free loans

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government is working towards providing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) a credit facility of N2 million to N10 million without collateral.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Minister: Cross River, Ebonyi communal clashes affect nation’s food security

The Federal Government has decried the incessant communal clashes between Ukelle community in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State and their Izzi neighbours in Ebonyi State.

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Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government reiterates commitment to adult literacy

Mr Foluso Daramola, the Ekiti Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, on Thursday gave an assurance that government would promote adult literacy.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers vow to resist electricity hike

Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, expected to become effective from July 2020.
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: We’ve invested about N1.3 trillion on education since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has invested close to N1.3 trillion in the education section since he came into office in 2015.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Reports: Victor Wanyama undergoes medical ahead of Club Brugge move

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.
Nasir Ajanah

Kogi chief judge releases 16 awaiting trial inmates

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has unconditionally released 16 inmates awaiting trial in Koton-Karfe and Okene correctional facilities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCP) in the state.