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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to withhold salaries of MDAs who fail to meet revenue targets

The Cross River Auditor-General and Acting Chairman State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Odey, has disclosed that henceforth governement would withhold salaries of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to meet their revenue targets.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River to develop policy on sexual and reproductive health rights

The Cross River Government says plans are ongoing to develop a state specific policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
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.
The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Senator Odey: Supreme court didn’t sack me from senate

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Stephen Odey, has disclosed that the Supreme Court did not sack him as the senator representing Cross River North in the Senate.
The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Cross River senator: Supreme Court judgment did not sack me

The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Senator Odey: Supreme court ruling don’t affect my position in the senate

The senator representing Cross River North senatorial district, Senator Stephen Adi Odey has said that the supreme court ‘preliminary objections’ ruling does not affect his position as the senator representing the senatorial district.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Cross River North: Supreme Court strikes out Senator Odey’s appeal

In a split decision, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, struck out an appeal Senator Stephen Odey filed to be declared the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Senatorial by-election that held in Cross River North on December 5, 2020.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate probes $20 million safe schools fund kicked off by ex-President Jonathan

The Nigerian Senate has mandated its committees on Basic and Tertiary Education to investigate allegations of abuse of $20 million meant to implement the Safe Schools Initiative of the Federal Government.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Cross River North: Supreme Court reserves judgment in dispute over PDP candidate

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgment in two appeals in relation to the dispute over who the authentic candidate of the PDP in the Cross River North Senatorial District.
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has declared Agom Jarigbe as PDP candidateas the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the rescheduled Cross River North senatorial bye-election.

Cross River bye-election: Governor Ayade’s aide faults INEC’s issuance of certificate of return to...

The Director-General of Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Mr. Alphonsus Eba, on Monday faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for issuing a Certificate of Return to Hon. Jarigbe Jarigbe as the winner of the Cross River North Senatorial bye-election held on December 5, 2020.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued a fresh Certificate of Return to Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the winner and duly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River North Senatorial District.

Cross River North: INEC issues certificate of return to Rep Jarigbe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued a fresh Certificate of Return to Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the winner and duly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River North Senatorial District.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president swears in Cross River senator-elect

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday swore in Stephen Odey as Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Foundation feeds 1,000 Calabar orphans at yuletide

The Romeo Odey Cares Foundation has visited Infant Jesus Orphanage Home and Good Samaritan Home, both in Calabar, Cross River State, feeding over 1,000 orphans as part of its mission to cater for the most indigent members of society.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president swears in Senators Dickson, Abiru, Moses, Dadu’t

The Senate on Tuesday swore in the immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bayelsa West.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Nigerian forward Stephen Odey was on target for his French division one side AS Amiens on Tuesday.

Stephen Odey ends six weeks goal drought for Amiens

Odey scored the winning goal against Dunkerque and it was enough to earn his side all the three points.
Member representing Ogoja-Yala Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has expressed worries over the state of affairs of the People’s Democratic Party in Cross River state.

Cross River North by-election: Rep Jarigbe drags PDP to court, blasts Senator Ayade

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has dragged the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to Court over an alleged skewed outcome of the last Senatorial primary election of the party in Cross River State.

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Chile’s government in shock loss as voters pick independents to draft constitution

Chile’s center-right ruling coalition suffered a shock loss on Sunday night after failing to secure a critical one-third of seats in the body that will draft the country’s new constitution.
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Gynecologist denies belief that most babies are born at night

Dr Benedict Ekaidem, a Consultant Gynecologist and Reproductive Medicine, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja has denied the belief that more babies are born at night.
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Kaduna strike: We were forced to shut down – TCN

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) declared a five-day warning strike with effect from May 16, 2021 in Kaduna State over sack of workers. To this end electricity supply to the state was disrupted on the morning of Sunday when the state started experiencing darkness.
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Nigerian bank to fund 120,000 maize farmers

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much –fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF supremo congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win

President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much –fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

NCDC: Rapid mutations, new changes escalating coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the rapid mutations and new changes of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have led to escalation of cases in many countries.
Chelsea supporters were delighted at the performance of Fikayo Tomori after he made his debut for AC Milan against Inter Milan yesterday.

AC Milan boss: We are determined to sign Fikayo Tomori

Impressed by the performance of Nigeria born England international Fikayo Tomori since joining AC Milan, club coach Stefano Pioli says acquiring the Chelsea ace on a permanent deal is one task that must be done.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: Attack on Abia INEC office needless

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has condemned the attack on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia Local Government Area (LGA) of Abia.

Archbishop Kaigama: INEC’s shoddy conduct of polls raises doubts about credibility of election results

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, said for Nigeria’s elections to be perceived as credible, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must deploy technology to drive efficiency and transparency.