Cross Rivers State
Cross River blames lockdown as vendors, airlines groan over Calabar Carnival debts
The Calabar Carnival Commission has attributed the delay in the payment of vendors that participated in the 2019 Calabar Carnival seven months after hosting the event on COVID-19 lockdowns. Some vendors had raised concern over the insensitivity of the Cross River State Government to their plights despite several appeals to Governor Ben Ayade to pay…
Four kidnapped Chinese workers freed in Cross Rivers
Four Chinese workers abducted from a quarry site in southern Nigeria have been freed, police said Sunday.
Gunmen abduct four Chinese, kill policeman in Cross River
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped four Chinese nationals working in a construction company in Cross River state, the police said. The gunmen also killed one policeman that was working as a guard at the company. Cross Rivers State police spokeswoman Irene Igbo confirmed the incident on Friday, saying “We lost one of our men during the…
Poor counterpart funding threatens N10b world bodies’ projects in Cross Rivers
Over N10b World Bank and European Union-United Nations Children Fund (EU-UNICEF) projects in Cross Rivers State are threatened, due to non-payment of counterpart funding by the state government.
Family of slain Obudu DPO suspects foul play, petitions IGP
The family of the late Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obudu Local Government Area in Cross River State, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gabriel Amawu, is suspecting foul play
Amid claims of compromise, fresh six-man appeal panel arrives in Cross Rivers State
There was surprise and consternation when the Appeal Court panel arrived Calabar last Tuesday to replace the former one, following allegations of compromise from some political actors.
Concerns as activists plan fresh Free Sowore protests
Forty-seven days after the publisher of SaharaReporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, was whisked away from his hotel room in Lagos, right activists have finalised plans to begin another round of protests...
Governor locks out SSG, workers for lateness
Cross River State Governor Senator Ben Ayade Wednesday locked out the staff of Government House including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) for coming late to work. Ayade, who was said to have arrived earlier than 7:30 am, met his office door locked gave an instruction that the main gate should be locked. The…
Ayade laments distractions to his administration
No doubt, the legal battle confronting Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State is taking its toll on the administration that has barely spend 17 months in office.