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Don identifies renewable energy as panacea to curb incessant collapse of national grid

A don, Dr Ovat Oyama, says increased investment in renewable energy will be the panacea to curbing the epileptic power supply caused by incessant collapse of the national grid.
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.

UCTH: Cross River not coronavirus free

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) said a patient has tested positive to coronavirus in the facility despite the fact that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has not announced any confirmed case of COVID-19 in the South-South state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari appoints new medical directors

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Medical Directors for Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, and Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Rose Oko was a lady of promise

Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.
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.
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Zanna Akpagu, says the university will confer an honorary doctorate degree on the Liberian Vice President, Dr Jewel-Howard Taylor, during its convocation on Saturday.

University of Calabar to honour Liberian Vice President

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Zanna Akpagu, says the university will confer an honorary doctorate degree on the Liberian Vice President, Dr Jewel-Haward Taylor, during its convocation on Saturday.
Workers of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UTCH) in Cross River State have protested the non payment of their eighteen (18) month salary.

Lecturers withdraw services over PhD requirement

It said the decision was taken at an emergency general meeting of MDCAN, UTCH Chapter, on the circular released by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Six abducted in Calabar in less than two weeks

One of the abducted, David Ugwu, a lecturer at the University of Calabar, was reportedly whisked away from his residence along Atimbo. Another victim, Maurice Archibong, an accounting staff with the Nigerian Chronicle Newspaper, was kidnapped by gunmen last Sunday night, while Chief Desmond Oko, an Igbo businessman, was picked up on last Tuesday night.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen abduct professor, journalist in Calabar

Gunmen have abducted Dr David Ugwu, an Associate Professor with University of Calabar and Mr Morris Archibong, a Staff of Cross River Newspaper Corporation at the weekend.
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.

Unical teaching hospital schedules first open heart surgery for April

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, will carry out her first Open Heart Surgery in the hospital around the second week of April 2020.
Lady Deborah Jibowu, reputed for being the first Nigerian female science graduate, having graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1947, is dead.

Ekiti governor mourns as first Nigerian female science graduate passes on at 95

Lady Deborah Jibowu, reputed for being the first Nigerian female science graduate, having graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1947, is dead.
Nigeria Football

University of Calabar wins 2019 HiFL Cup

2018 winners University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) felt the pains of losing in the final on Saturday in Lagos as they lost to their victims then, University of Calabar.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has charged former University of Calabar (UNICAL) lecturer Mr Joseph Odok with terrorism and incitement.

Cross River: Ex-UNICAL lecturer charged with treason, incitement

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has charged former University of Calabar (UNICAL) lecturer Mr Joseph Odok with terrorism and incitement.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC faults Cross River governor’s return to school

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has faulted the decision by the state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, to return to school.
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.

UCTH management cautions medical laboratory scientists against fuelling crisis

The management of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has warned the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMSLN) to desist from fuelling further crisis in the health institution.

‘Cultists’ kill University of Calabar student

A student of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, was shot dead on Thursday afternoon by suspected cultists, the police spokesperson in the state, Irene Ugbo, confirmed.

Doctors want federal government to capture residency training funds in 2020 budget

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors on Saturday appealed to the Federal Government to capture residency training funds in the 2020 appropriation bill.
Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu

Science, tech inefficiency hampering Africa’s growth – Cross River deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara Ejemut Esu, has disclosed that Africa’s industrial growth is being hampered by poor science and technological innovations.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.