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26 Nov 2018
Governor Ben Ayade has encouraged the Igbo and other residents of Cross River State to resist unnecessary taxation. There have been cases of multiple and unnecessary taxation in the state despite the governor’s friendly tax regime to businesses. Reacting to complaints of extortions by tax officials at his installation as Eze Ndi Igbo in Cross…
17 Nov 2018
Smarting from the fallout of last primaries, Cross River Governor Ben Ayade, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party that is unfair with no conscience. Ayade, who was bitter over the disqualification of his friend, Mr. Chris Agara from the Cross River Central senatorial primaries by the PDP opened up on the…
1 Oct 2018
It was a walk over for Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State yesterday as he easily emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for next year’s governorship election. Ayade, who was the sole aspirant, garnered 1,927 votes in the primary election that involved delegates from the 18 local councils of the…
31 Aug 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has kicked against plans by Governor Ben Ayade to turn the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort to a world-class university. Governor Ayade recently announced plans to turn the $46 billion Tinapa, which has remained moribund, to a university where research work would be prioritised. In a…
19 Aug 2018
With few weeks to party nominations, the rumour making the rounds is that Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River is not in good terms with critical stakeholders. Chief Bassey Ndem, stakeholder and a former commissioner, spoke with ANIETIE AKPAN on this and sundry issues. What is your view on reports that Ayade is not in…
17 Nov 2016
Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Obi-Ozeh, has declared as illegal and criminal the 1500-member Green Police inaugurated on May 26 this year and recently retooled with 10 branded....
2 Sep 2016
Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has approved the immediate engagement of about 300 shortlisted applicants as employees of the newly built state-owned Calabar Garment Factory.
19 Aug 2016
As part of efforts to ease movement in the state capital, the multi-billion Naira Calabar Light rail project would soon be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
2 Jul 2016
The Cross River Government says reports by some online news portals claiming that the Government House in Calabar was invaded by militants is incorrect.
5 Jun 2016
Plans are afoot for the deployment of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State to agriculture, infrastructure and tourism sectors in the state in order to boost its socio-economic development.


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