Why stakeholders are at loggerheads over NDDC’s new board
Nineteen days after President Muhammadu Buhari reconstituted the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the oil-producing states have been plagued by tension and bickering.
Cross River communities trained on forest protection
Not less than nine forest communities in Cross River State have been trained on how to use Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a tool to check deforestation. The communities in Akamkpa and Biase local government areas of the state were trained yesterday during a capacity building workshop organised by
Cross River shuts down power plant three days after commissioning
Barely three days of test transmission, the 23 megawatts Calabar Power Plant has been shut down raising the fears of its reliability. Governor Ben Ayade had on Friday commissioned the project with the promise of a steady power supply to the state, saying it was a fulfillment of a dream.
The UK versus Akwa Ibom
Through a statement posted on its website on June 17, 2019, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against traveling to 21 states, including Akwa Ibom, in Nigeria.
Police arrest, manhandle journalists, others in Calabar during protests
Police in Cross River State has arrested some persons, including the correspondent of The Nation newspaper, Nicholas Kalu, for covering the RevolutionNow protests at the Cultural Centre in Calabar.
Cross River doctors suspend strike
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its 12 days old strike in Cross River, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The suspension of the strike was contained in a communique issued at the end of the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on Tuesday in Calabar. NAN reports that the Association in…
Cross River declares Tuesday public holiday for tree planting
Tuesday, July 30, has been declared a public holiday in Cross River State to enable the residents of the state participate in the annual Green Carnival, during which trees are planted. Major roads in the state - including Botanical Garden Road, Target Road, Mary SlessorAvenue, IBB Way etc. - will be locked down between 7…
Cross River pensioners decry ‘embarrassing’ screening exercise
No fewer than 600 pensioners, including an 85-year old man, have decried the current screening exercise for retirees in Cross River State, describing it as embarrassing and the worst experience for them in recent times. Some of the pensioners, who could neither walk nor see, were helped to the screening venue at Eteta Ita Street…
Reward our teachers on earth!
The recent investigative report of a newspaper on the scarcity of teachers in public schools and the revelation that nearly 80 per cent of the states in the country have placed embargo on recruitment, are shocking and tragic. It is such dismal revelations that must question the whole idea of having a government in the…
AMCON selling Tinapa facility, Cross River government clarifies
The Cross River State government has denied selling its multi-billion naira Tinapa and Business Resort. Top sources in government said the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) that bought over the assets and liabilities of the facility as a receiver was the one selling the resort to pay off the N48 billion debt the state…