Latest Stories in Cross River

 

Building collapse: Stakeholders call for death penalty

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By Emma Una CALABAR— TO stem the high incidence of building collapse in Nigeria, stakeholders in the construction industry have called on the Federal Government to mete out stiff penalty,...

Tue Mar 20th, 2018     Read More →

Family of kidnap victim cries out to Gov Ayade for help

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BY IKE UCHECHUKWU CALABAR—THIS is certainly not the best of times for the Olugu family of Orumukpong, Oron in Okobo LGA of Akwa Ibom State whose breadwinner, Mr. Joshua Asuquo was abducted...

Mon Mar 19th, 2018     Read More →

Rivers state hosts Niger-Delta Peace heroes award

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Rivers State government in conjunction with The Niger-Delta Peace Heroes Award organisation (NDPHA) will be hosting the 2018 edition of the NDPH award and summit scheduled to hold on Saturday...

Mon Mar 19th, 2018     Read More →

Yobe residents pay cheapest bus fare in February – NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said residents of Yobe paid the lowest bus journey within the city in February. The NBS stated this in Transport Fare Watch for February 2018 published on...

Fri Mar 16th, 2018     Read More →

Gov Ayade lauds Texaco for building hybrid library in C’River

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By Ike Uchechukwu CALABAR—Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has lauded Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf Limited for constructing and...

Fri Mar 16th, 2018     Read More →

Vice president, Osinbajo, confirms attendance at AiMP nation building seminar

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Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN GCON will be at the 5th Edition of the Nation Building Workshop entitled “The Pathway to an Industrialised...

Thu Mar 15th, 2018     Read More →

2019 elections: IFES pledges support for INEC

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Calabar – The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) says it will give every necessary support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its quest to achieve...

Thu Mar 15th, 2018     Read More →

IPMAN threatens to shut down 2,000 filling stations in two states

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BY IKE UCHECHUKWU CALABAR – The Independent Petrol Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Calabar depot have threatened to shut down over 2, 000 filling stations in Cross River and Akwa...

Thu Mar 15th, 2018     Read More →

We are grateful that my predecessor took the right initiative – Obaseki

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Riding on the wind of a conducive investment climate guaranteed by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government in Edo State, Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has commissioned an 11,400 hectare oil palm...

Wed Mar 14th, 2018     Read More →

Lagos state and the politics of taxation

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By Reuben Abati The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018,...

Tue Mar 13th, 2018     Read More →

5 beheaded over land tussle in Cross River

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By Emma Una CALABAR—FIVE persons were reportedly beheaded in a land tussle between the villages of Bubuo and Okwabang in Boki council of Cross River State. The battle, which started on...

Tue Mar 13th, 2018     Read More →

I don’t go to hospital, God heals me when I smoke marijuana, drink herbs  –Effanga Umoh, amazing Calabar cripple

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By Emmanuel Una CALABAR—A physically-challenged waste collector in Calabar, Cross River State, Effanga Francis Umoh, has revealed that he does not go to hospital when sick, but drinks...

Tue Mar 13th, 2018     Read More →

NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES: C’River workers forced to sleep in uncompleted buildings, churches

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By IKE UCHECHUKWU CALABAR—NUMEROUS workers of the Cross River Geographic Information Agency, CRGIA, and Cross River State Water Board Limited, CRWBL, Calabar, thrown out of their homes by...

Tue Mar 13th, 2018     Read More →

Nigeria as a killing field

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By Yinka Odumakin COMMENDATIONS to the chroniclers of violent deaths in Nigeria in SUNDAY VANGUARD of 11 March, 2018; for telling us what the Office of Statistics will not volunteer :In about 10...

Tue Mar 13th, 2018     Read More →

Kerosene explosions injure nine in Cross River

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By Emmanuel Unah CALABAR—Nine persons, including a 10-year-old boy are lying critically ill at the General Hospital, Calabar, the Cross River State capital, with severe burns from series of...

Mon Mar 12th, 2018     Read More →