Buhari expresses shock over Calabar viewing centre tragedy

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja & Mudiaga Affe, Calabar President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed shock over the event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President commiserated with […]

Picture: Disaster averted as $14m U. J Esuene Stadium sports hall collapses

What could have  been a disaster was averted on Good Friday in Calabar, Cross River State, when the yet-to-be completed multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at the U. J. Esuene, Stadium collapsed. $14m down the drain. The collapsed Indoor Sports Hall at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar. The uncompleted indoor sports hall was one of the […]

Many dead in Calabar as eatery operator poisons customers

Many customers were said to have died Saturday after an eatery operator in Ogoja, Cross River State, allegedly put poison in the food he sold them. The eatery operator, it was leant, last night, confessed to the crime. The suspect, Paul Armond, who has been arrested by the police, was said to be undergoing interrogation. […]

Ayade celebrates birthday with refugees

Mudiaga Affe, CalabarThe Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday celebrated his 49th birthday Mudiaga Affe, CalabarThe Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday celebrated his 49th birthday with Bakassi refugees amidst fanfare. The event was in fulfilment to celebrate his birthday with the internally displace persons at Ikpa-Nkaya, Akwa-Ikot-Eyo-Edem in […]

Ayade kicks off construction of 5,000 housing units for Bakassi returnees

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has flagged off the construction of 5,000 housing units for the displaced people of Bakassi. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Christian Ita, said the governor performed the groundbreaking for the construction of 5,000 housing units on Saturday. It was […]

Explosion rocks CBN office in Calabar

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Eighteen persons have been injured, while two others are on critical condition, after a gas cylinder exploded in the Central Bank of Nigeria’s office in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The explosion, which happened at about 11am on Friday, shattered the CBN banking hall and caused traffic jam on roads around […]

Chinese cuts off Nigerian worker’s finger in C’River (Isn’t this a crime?)

A Chinese worker, identified as Njaga Chang, has cut off one of the right fingers of his Nigerian colleague at the Xin Xin Quarry in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State. The 23-year-old Nigerian victim, Nsikak Tommy, was said to have incurred the wrath of the Chinese for failing to quickly turn on […]

Navy repatriates 24 Gabonese immigrants in Calabar

  The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Calabar has repatriated 24 illegal immigrants from Gabon to their country. The immigrants were among the 41 foreigners on board intercepted at Shore line jetty in Calabar last Thursday by men of the Navy that were on routine sea patrol. Besides, other people on board the […]

750 West Africans stranded in Nigeria evacuated

More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road Saturday, a statement said. The 758 people were onboard a ship making stopovers along the coast of west Africa “when their passenger vessel… made an emergency berthing” after […]

Stunning photos from Calabar carnival

See stunning photos from the largest street party in Africa, Calabar Carnivalwhich is ongoingin Cross River State. Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade [2nd right] Cutting a tape to declare the 2015 twelve Kilometre walk Carnival Calabar Open with him are his Wife [right] Sen Florence Ita Giwa [2nd left] and Dr Frank Ayade [left] […]

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