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 […]

Fani-Kayode apologises for insulting journalists in Calabar

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has apologised for using insulting and derogatory words to attack Mr Eyo Charles, the Cross-River State correspondent of the Daily Trust Newspaper. All hell let loose when the reporter asked Mr Fani-Kayoye who was “bankrolling” his tour of states inspecting projects executed by governors. Fan-Kayode was seen in the viral video […]

The Weeping Governor of This Era

Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Vanessa Obioha write that Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State may not have done anything new with his recent emotive announcement of tax exemption for Cross Riverians. It is simply a repeat of a promise he made three years ago. Over the weekend, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State triggered […]

Cross River intercepts 5 truckloads of almajirai

Cross River State government on Thursday ordered five truckloads of almajirai including other passengers from the northern part of the country back to their destination after they were intercepted on state boundary. A border patrol team, comprising Peace Corps members, civilian vigilantes, Border COVID-19 Taskforce, youth groups had intercepted the trucks Wednesday night at the […]

Nigerian senator, Rose Oko, dies in UK

Sunday Aborisade,  Abuja A Peoples Democratic Party member representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly is dead. One of her aides who confirmed to our correspondent on condition of anonymity in Abuja on Tuesday morning,  said the late Senator died on Monday at the age of 63. He said the late Oko […]

Igbo group gives Cross River governor, Ayade, 14-Day ultimatum to free journalist

Igbo National Council yesterday issued a 14-day ultimatum to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to release detained journalist, Agba Jalingo. The group’s President, Chilos Godsent, at a press conference in Owerri, the Imo State capital, warned that INC would storm Calabar, the Cross River State capital in protest to demand for the resignation […]

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