Road to 2023: Ayade emerges candidate for APC Cross River North senatorial candidate

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade (1st from right) acknowledging cheers from supporters after picking APC senatorial ticket for Cross River North, accompanied by the state APC chairman, Barr Alphonsus Eba, and Hon Peter Odey (left) From Judex Okoro, Calabar Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress […]

Defection: Judiciary again axes 20 Cross River lawmakers

Defection: Judiciary again axes 20 Cross River lawmakers Federal High Court, Abuja By Joseph Onyekwere (Deputy Editor), Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Ameh Ochojila (Abuja), Anietie Akpan (Calabar) and Nnamdi Akpa (Abakaliki) • Battle shifts to A‘Court as Umahi withdraws stay of execution application • Lawmakers’ removal in line with spirit of law – Sen Imoke • […]

Breaking: Defection: Court sacks 20 Cross River Lawmakers

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has sacked 20 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that the lawmakers, […]

Cross River: Court summons UCTH CMD, 5 others over N68 million isolation centre contract debt

  UCTH CMD Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme From Judex Okoro, Calabar A Calabar High Court has subpoenaed the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme, to appear before it on December 15 to give explanation over a N68 million Isolation Centre contract debt. Other hospital management team summoned to […]

2023: Umahi, Ayade Will Be Disappointed – Primate Ayodele

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele,  stated that Governor Dave Umahi and his Cross River State counterpart, Ben Ayade, will be disappointed ahead of the 2023 general election. Primate Ayodele , in a statement issued by his media aide, Oluwatoyin Osho, stated that Umahi’s mission to become the president or vice […]

Insecurity: 17 Southern governors ban open cattle grazing • Offer 10-point solution

  …Agree to ban open grazing in Southern Nigeria …Call for convocation of national dialogue …Insist on federal character …Reiterate Southerners’ commitment to Nigeria’s unity …Express concern over Oshodi-Apapa expressway gridlock …Buhari approves new security measures for South-East, South-South …Military tactics’ll no longer be publicised-NSA …Don’t be selective in handling situations, PANDEF tells FG By […]

Cross River: Army foils attempted kidnap of 80-yr-old traditional ruler

Muri Eyamba (sitting) after his rescue From Judex Okoro, Calabar The Nigerian Army through the ‘Operation Akpakwu’ has foiled an attempted kidnap of a traditional ruler, HRH, Muri Stanislaus Eyamba. It was learned that the kidnappers numbering about four stormed the Calabar residence of Muri Eyamba, 80, who is also the Clan Head of Efut Ifako/Mkpara […]

Robbers axed police officer to death in Calabar

From Judex Okoro, Calabar Armed men have killed Assistant Commissioner of Police, Egbe Eko Edum, after robbing him of valuables at Ikot Effanga community in Calabar municipal, Cross River State. Edum, the commanding officer of 73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno State, was allegedly axed to death about 1am yesterday, along Murtala Mohammed Highway. A witness, who simply […]

Many troubles of Cross River PDP

From Judex Okoro, Calabar This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State. The party is unarguably beset with many intractable problems. Between January and now, the party has had a series of internal crises ranging from party congresses to primary election for local government chairmen and councillors and now […]

Landlord sets tenant ablaze over N11,000 rent in Calabar

By Emma Una A landlord on Wednesday doused the room of one of his tenants with petrol and set it on fire, burning her to death over nonpayment of eleven thousand naira rent. The incident took place at No 9, Ansa Ewa Street, Cobham Town in the Bayside area of the city when the landlord […]

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