Tag: Ben Ayade

We don’t have chalks in our schools, Cross River teachers cry out

Teachers in state-owned primary and secondary schools in Cross River on Monday lamented that they provided chalks by themselves to be able to teach. Mr Castro Ezama, Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Education, however, refuted the claim, saying it was not true in any way. Speaking to newsmen[Read More…]

‘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 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…]

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…]

Governor Ayade sacks commissioner for special duties, Francis Etta

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade has sacked his Commissioner for Special Duties, Francis Etta. Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Christian Ita, announced this on Tuesday in Calabar. Ita said that Ayade thanked Etta for his service to the state and wished him well in his[Read More…]

In Cross River, Governor Ben Ayade’s aide refuses to join APC, resigns appointment

The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Sustainable Development Goals, Mark Obi, has resigned his appointment. In his resignation letter, which he made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar, Mr Obi said that “as a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would[Read More…]

Buhari receives Governor Ben Ayade in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. This is two weeks after he dumped his previous party. Though he was espected to[Read More…]

‘Governor Ayade moved to APC because PDP did not respect him’ – Cross River Speaker says

Speaker of the Cross River state house of Assembly, Eteng Jonah-Williams says Governor Ayade’s defection from the PDP to the APC was timely. The Speaker, who represents Yakurr II State Constituency in the Assembly, told NAN that out of the 25 House of Assembly members in the state, APC has[Read More…]

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade sacks four commissioners, five aides

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade, has sacked four commissioners in his cabinet and five special advisers. Ayade’s media aide, Christian Ita, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Calabar. The sacked commissioners are Asu Okang, who was the commissioner for Information and Donatus Etim who headed the[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…]