Author: Ogar Monday

‘The Petroleum Industry Bill is unfair to Cross River State’ – Governor Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Governor, Sen Ben Ayade has expressed displeasure with the recently signed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), saying the PIB that is now PIA, is unfair to Cross Riverians as it continues to neglect the plight of the people of the state. Ayade who made this known while[Read More…]

Cross River Governor sacks former militant aide accused of violent behaviour

The Cross River Governor, Sen Ben Ayade has terminated the appointment of a former militia leader, Thomas Obi Tawo, who served as his  Special Adviser on forest security. In a statement signed by Christian Ita, Spokesman to the Governor, announcing his sack, no reason was given for the sack of[Read More…]

Ese Brume Jumps to Nigeria’s first medal in Tokyo

Nigeria’s Ese Brume has won Nigeria’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Ughelli, Delta State-born long jumper’s leap of 6.97 metres was enough to clinch her the bronze medal, behind United States of America’s Brittany Reece (Silver) and Germany’s Malaika Mihambo who claims Gold. The event which started[Read More…]

Ugandan athlete absconds from Tokyo Games, says life ‘too difficult’ back home

Julius Ssekitoleko, a Ugandan athlete has disappeared in Tokyo, leaving behind a note saying he has no intention of returning to the suffering in his country. According to officials, the athlete said life was too difficult back home and he would prefer to work in Japan. CNN reported that the[Read More…]

US CDC investigating Nigerian traveller with Monkeypox

The United State Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC,  on Friday said the Center and authorities in Dallas are investigating a passenger from Nigeria who entered the country with Monkeypox. The CDC said they had confirmed the traveler flew while infected but that there is no proof that other[Read More…]

Cross River to Borrow 1Billion naira for yellow maize farming

The Cross River State House of Assembly has given the go-ahead to the State Government to access a loan of N1,000,000,000.00 (one billion Naira) from Zenith Bank. The credit facility which is at an interest rate of 9% over 36 months is, according to the letter sent to the house[Read More…]

13% derivation: Pay Bayelsa $951 million, Court orders FG

The Federal Government has been asked by an Abuja Federal High Court to pay the sum of $951 US dollars to the Bayelsa State government being the 13 per cent derivative sum due to it as arrears of revenue and payable . Delivering judgement in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/175/2012, and filed[Read More…]

Politicians held rallies across cross river state, disobeying governors ban on public gatherings but June 12 protesters weren’t spared

While protesters in Calabar, the Cross River state capital were being arrested for ‘disobeying’ an order by Governor Ben Ayade to ban all “public gatherings and processions in the state”, top politicians held rallies, uninterrupted in various locations across the state with huge crowds in attendance.  The Governor had in[Read More…]

‘We plan to use facial recognition technology for elections’ – INEC

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that it intends to deploy the use of facial recognition in the conduct of future elections. INEC said it is using technology to weed the country’s voter register of fraud and therefore is planning to commence the use of[Read More…]

SPECIAL REPORT: Challenging Yahaya Bello’s Covid-19 Disinformation

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, a respected cleric in Nigeria created a major concern for officials promoting adherence to global health protocols and public vaccination against the coronavirus when he publicly endorsed the activities of Yahaya Bello, a sitting governor in Kogi state, North Central Nigeria. The pastor who visited the Governor[Read More…]