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Visiting ACP Egbe Edum axed to death in Calabar

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An Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Egbe Eko Edum, has been assassinated in Calabar, Cross River State. The deceased was until his assassination, the Commanding Officer of the 73 Squadron of...

Thu Dec 3rd, 2020     Read More →

Senate okays Yakubu as INEC chair for another five years

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INEC boothThe Senate yesterday confirmed the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years. Yakubu was first...

Wed Dec 2nd, 2020     Read More →

560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated

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Despite efforts by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) before 2030, no fewer than 560,000...

Tue Dec 1st, 2020     Read More →

CBN injects N25b to fund cassava value chain in 2020

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cassavaThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, said it is injecting N25b into the cassava value chain this year. The move, according to the Apex bank is to curb $600m spent on the...

Sun Nov 29th, 2020     Read More →

Nigeria needs to pay greater attention to psychiatric health – Minister laments

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Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, said in Calabar on Saturday that Nigeria must pay greater attention to the psychiatric health of the people as the nation grappled with...

Sat Nov 28th, 2020     Read More →

Yuletide amid COVID-19, Yellow fever outbreak: Task before Nigeria’s disease control agencies

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Barely four weeks to this year’s Christmas, Nigerians are increasingly becoming apprehensive over the outbreak of Yellow fever in some states of the country and a possible second wave of...

Sat Nov 28th, 2020     Read More →

Kamala Harris memo Nigeria never got

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Two germane things happened during my month-long official vacation: One, the so called ‘Lazy Nigerian Youths’ took to the streets to demand for an end to police brutality. I covered...

Fri Nov 27th, 2020     Read More →

Huge investments in East-West road a waste without proper management, says Akpabio

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, said huge investments in the construction of the East-West road might not yield lasting returns unless proper management structures...

Thu Nov 26th, 2020     Read More →

Uproar in Senate over compensation for victims of #EndSARS protests

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• Buhari seeks confirmation of INEC boss for second term The move to seek compensation for states and individuals who suffered losses during the destruction that trailed the #EndSARS...

Wed Nov 25th, 2020     Read More →

Again, time to remember

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This is a combined personal tribute to two personages: Flt-Lt Jerry Rawlings and Comrade Bassey Ekpo Bassey. I have isolated them from a longer list of personages that came to my mind to publicly...

Wed Nov 25th, 2020     Read More →

Senate wants Lagos, others to get 1% of VAT allocation over violence, looting

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Nigerian Senate on Tuesday called on the federal government to allocate one percent of the Value Added Tax to states affected by violence and looting that ended the EndSars protests. Biodun...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

Cross River deep seaport compensation money causing ripples in host communities

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The partial payment of compensation by the Cross River State government on its multi-billion naira deep seaport project is causing ripples in some host communities of Bakassi Local Government area...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

Saraki leads PDP's national reconciliation panel

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday night announced that former Senate President Bukola Saraki is the chairman of its new six-man committee on National Reconciliation. Other members of the...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

UNICEF, Cross River to review, validate amendment of 2009 child rights law

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UNICEF office The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Cross River State Judiciary have commenced review and validation of the 2009 Child Rights Law for effective implementation...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

200,000 farmers to benefit from regenerative agricultural intervention

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No fewer than 200,000 farmers are expected to be engaged by the regenerative agricultural intervention in 10 states in Nigeria. x The regenerative initiative, the first of its kind in Nigeria...

Sun Nov 22nd, 2020     Read More →

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