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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.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, NDDC Chairman

Senator Ndoma-Egba In 2 years, NDDC has rehabilitated 90% of roads in Cross River

Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said that 90 per cent of roads rehabilitated in Cross River between 2016-2018 were carried out by the commission.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.

Strike: Federal government is unserious – ASUU

Chairman of the University of Calabar branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Tony Eyang, on Friday said the Federal Government is not serious about its negotiation with the union.
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Nsima Ekere: Infrastructure, law and order key to Niger Delta development

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says infrastructure, law and order are vital in achieving lasting development in the region

Police warn social media users, bloggers against fake news

The Police Command in Cross River has warned social media users and bloggers operating in the state to desist from using `online’ to spread fake news.
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IBM to empower youth in Nigeria, others with N9 billion

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is to spend 25 million dollars (about N9 billion) in Nigeria and some other African countries for youth empowerment in the next few years.

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.

WAUG: UNIPORT emerges overall winner, UNILAG, Ghana university shine

University of Port Harcourt on Monday emerged the overall winner of the 14th West Africa University Games hosted by the institution in Port Harcourt.

ASUU demands N1 trillion outstanding funding requirements for universities revitalisation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has demanded N1.1 trillion as outstanding funding requirements for the revitalisation of Nigerian universities.

PDP candidate wins late husband’s seat in Cross River by-election

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abbey Ukpukpen, has won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency By-Election into the Cross River House of Assembly.

Cross River assemblyman slumps, dies while jogging in Calabar

Cross River lawmaker Steven Ukpukpen has passed on.

Minister: No part of Nigeria will be neglected

The Federal Government has assured that no part of the country will be neglected due to either geographical location or political consideration.

NUC releases names of Nigerian universities approved for post-graduate programmes

The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees.

42 University of Calabar graduates bag First Class degrees

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) says 42 graduates will be awarded First Class degrees out of the 11,807 that will graduate during its 31st convocation ceremony on May 12.

Group calls for abolition of quota system in Nigeria

A non-religious and non-partisan organization, Cosmos Endowment Foundation (CEF), is advocating for the abolition of Nigeria’s quota system as one of the ways forward in building the country’s capacity.

NUC sets up committee to make university education accessible

The National Universities Commission (NUC) says it has constituted a committee to make university education accessible to the teeming population, who are seeking tertiary education in Nigeria.

University of Calabar security arrests 11 alleged cultists after death of two students

The management of the University of Calabar on Monday said it has deployed security around and within the institution over the killing of two students by gunmen in a suspected renewed wave of cult clashes on campus.

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Mr Olugbenga Farinloye, the Idiroko Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to dualise the Idiroko Road to reduce accidents in the area.
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Australian Open: Simona Halep staggers into clash with Venus Williams

World number one Simona Halep scraped through to an Australian Open third round clash with Venus Williams Thursday after being pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets.
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Tokyo Olympics: Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, Blessing Oborududu to compete at UWW in Bulgaria

Nigeria Wrestling Federation has stepped up efforts for Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, and Blessing Oborududu will compete at two United World Wrestling (UWW)-ranking tournaments in Bulgaria and Germany next month.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

The US embassy in Zimbabwe says it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labour leaders. A local doctors' rights group says it has treated 68 gunshot cases.

Facebook removes 364 pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.