Tag: Cross River State

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 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…]

PDP urge members in Cross River to remain steadfast and committed after Ayade’s defection

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked its members in Cross River to remain steadfast, committed and united to the party. The statement comes after the state governor, Ben Ayade defected from the PDP to the APC. Governor Ayade announced his decision on Thursday morning after a closed-door meeting with[Read More…]

Police parade teenager accused of carrying pistol to school in Cross River

The police in Cross River State has paraded an 18-year-old SS2 student of Ikot Ewa Community Secondary School, Akpabuyo who was earlier reported to have taken a gun to school to shoot her teacher. The teenager, name withheld was arrested at her school with a locally-made gun, the police confirmed.[Read More…]

COVID:19: Cross River returns restriction order, bans nightclubs

The Cross River State government has announced the immediate closure of all nightclubs in the state and returned some COVID-19 restriction order. The directive is contained in a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner of Health who also doubles as the state’s Chairman of COVID-19 Response Task Force, Dr Betta[Read More…]

Cross River By-election: Spouse to replace late husband in House of Assembly

Mrs Maria Akwaji, the spouse to Late Godwin Akwaji, who until his death, represented Obudu State Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, has won the by-election held Saturday, to replace her husband in the House. Mrs Maria Akwaji, candidate of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the[Read More…]

Governor Ayade decries exclusion of Bakassi Strike Force from amnesty program

The Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Ben Ayade has decried the exclusion of the militant group, Bakassi Strike Force from the federal government amnesty program. Ayade wondered why the group that had since voluntarily surrendered their weapon on the behest of the state and federal government has been left[Read More…]