Tension in Cross River as police kill funeral director over dead cow

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar There is tension in Itigidi, headquarters of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State, following the murder of a mortician, Mr. Isong Nkanu, by anti-riot policemen who had gone to maintain peace in the community. It was learnton Tuesdaythat a detachment of anti-riot policemen were sent to the community to maintain […]

C/River govt. provides succour to Cameroonian refugees

The Cross River government on Sunday provided food and non-food items to over 3,000 Southern Cameroonian refugees camping in Ikom local government area of the state. The items included rice, plantain, beans, yam, garri, palm oil, cartons of indomie, toiletries and cooking utensils. Presenting the items, Gov. Ben Ayade of the state disclosed that the […]

Five children die after eating cucumber in Cross River

Samson Folarin Tragedy struck in Amana village, in the Obanliku area of Cross River State when five children were reportedly killed after eating cucumber in the home of their grandmother. Their great grandmother, in whose custody they were at the time of the incident, was said to have also collapsed and died after she got […]

Normalcy returns to Calabar after Navy, police clash

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Normalcy has returned to Calabar, the Cross Rivers State capital  after a clash between Navy and the Nigerian police in a part of the city on Tuesday. Addressing journalists after an Emergency State Security Council Meeting in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade, urged the citizenry to go about their legitimate businesses. Ayade said, […]

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 […]

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