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In spite of this, the chairman of Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), Dr Mike Ushie, has fixed Saturday, May 30th for local government election.

PDP, CROSIEC insist on Cross River council polls

Despite protest and confusion in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC) are ready for the Local Government polls in the state.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River demolishes buildings of suspected kidnappers

The Cross River State government has demolished four buildings in Calabar South owned by suspected kidnappers who have been declared wanted by the state government.
Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade on Thursday demolished a mini estate owned by a notorious kidnap Kingpin, Kufre Eyo Etim a.k.a” ROMANCE” at Edim Ita Street off CRUTECH community, Calabar South, LGA of the state.

Governor Ayade demolishes mini-estate owned by ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Calabar

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade on Thursday demolished a mini estate owned by a notorious kidnap Kingpin, Kufre Eyo Etim a.k.a “ROMANCE” at Edim Ita Street off CRUTECH community, Calabar South, LGA of the state.
Workers of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UTCH) in Cross River State have protested the non payment of their eighteen (18) month salary.

Kidnapped UCTH staff regains freedom in Calabar

Christiana Ekanem, a staff of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, who was kidnapped in her home in Calabar on March 10, has regained freedom.

Ondo governor appoints three new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Sunday, approved the appointment of Messrs Dapo Adepoju, Adebiyi Mayowa and Olufunmi Felix as his Special Assistants on Youth Mobilisation.

Ongo governor appoints senior aides on new media, others

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Monday approved the appointment of Mr Gani Mohammed as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on New Media.

PDP: APC planning to cause violence during polls

Clement Faboyede, the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State on Thursday accused the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plan to cause widespread violence during Saturday’s elections.

Governor Tambuwal: APC afraid of losing elections

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being afraid to lose the forthcoming general elections.
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Ondo Obas urges federal government not to renew BEDC license over blackout

The Ondo State Council of Obas on Wednesday called on the Federal Government not to renew the license of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company following an allegation of poor performance of the distribution company in some part of the state.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Electricity consumers hail National Assembly over suspension of planned implementation of tariff hike

Electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the National Assembly for their intervention which led to suspension of the planned implementation of electricity tariff hike by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Sokoto record one new coronavirus death, one positive case

Sokoto State Government has announced one additional death in relation to COVID-19 at one of the state isolation centre in the state.
Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie has made the cover page of the current Marie Claire Brazil, an international magazine in Brazil.

Chimamanda Adichie mourns deceased father

Celebrated author, Chimamanda Adichie, says she is stuck in the United States awaiting Nigeria’s airspace to reopen for international flights.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC announces top-management level appointments, redeployments

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments in the National Oil Company, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability in line with the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.