Author: Ogar Monday

In Calabar, students are protesting

Security operatives have fired shots to disperse protesting students of the Calabar campus of the University of Cross River (UNICROSS), in Cross River state. The students Friday, were protesting the killing of their colleague killed by armed phone snatchers and demanding that two of the alleged assailants arrested by the[Read More…]

ICPC arrests two FRSC Officials for alleged certificate forgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly forging university certificates which they presented to FRSC for the upgrade of their cadre. The ICPC in a statement said the two FRSC officials, Edwin Onyuwe and[Read More…]

‘Ayade funding defection from Cross River state purse’ -says former Deputy Governor

Efiok Cobham, A former Deputy Governor of Cross River has accused Governor Ben Ayade of deploying state funds in coercing his appointees to join him in the All Progressive Congress (APC) Cobham who is the Chairman of the Cross River State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party caretaker committee alleged[Read More…]

Civil servants protest unpaid salary in Calabar

Civil servants employed by the Cross River State Government in 2017 and 2018 are staging a protest in Calabar, the Cross River state capital over unpaid salaries. The protesters who have been gathering every day since Tuesday, 25th May 2021 in front of the Governor’s office say they will continue[Read More…]

Ayade finally approves the ‘appointment’ of magistrates unpaid for 2 years

Senator Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River State, has finally given the formal approval for the ’employment’ of 29 protesting Magistrates into the state judiciary. The magistrates who have been at loggerheads with the government have staged several protests demanding the payment of their arrears, but the government had[Read More…]

Cross River to deploy drones to deliver medical supplies to rural communities

The Cross River State Government has announced that it will begin the use of drones to deliver medical supplies in hard to reach areas in the state, this is as the government has signed an MOU with Zipline technology, a drone manufacturing company to do that regards. The move, a[Read More…]

Workers Day: Cross River State have not paid gratuity since 2014 – Organised labour

The organised labour in Cross River State, today shunned the celebration of the 2021 Workers Day, saying there is nothing to celebrate as civil servants in the state live in fear of their lives and those who have retired since 2014 have not been paid their gratuity. In a release[Read More…]

Man arrested for collecting N400,000 to offer fake UNICAL employment

One Mr Godswill Johnson has been arrested by the University of Calabar security unit for fake employment racketeering in the university. The arrest was made known by the school’s Acting Chief Security Officer, Usani Okon-Etim while parading the suspect to the vice-chancellor. Okon-Etim said the suspect has duped many people[Read More…]

Retired Police officers In Calabar protest unpaid entitlements

Some retired police officers have staged a protest in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, over what they described as ill-treatment after years of service to their country. The former law enforcement officers who held the protest at the gate of the State Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill, said they have[Read More…]

Police arrest clan head, son and wife for Kidnapping in Calabar

A Governor Ben Ayade backed security outfit “Operation Akpakwu” have arrested a traditional ruler and two members of his family for suspected kidnapping. Two houses belonging to the suspect were also demolished early this week, with the security operatives accusing the suspect of using the place as a shrine to[Read More…]