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 […]

Ailing Chukwu doesn’t need surgery in US – Rangers • Otedola offers to foot medical bill

‘Tana Aiyejina Enugu Rangers say Christian Chukwu does not need surgery abroad after undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment in Enugu. On Sunday, Grand Patron of Ex-Enugu Rangers Players Association, Benson Ejindu, said Chukwu, who captained the national team to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil in 1980, was very […]

Donald Duke votes in Calabar, pronounces polls peaceful amid massive turnout

Judex OKORO, Calabar There has been an unprecedented turn out of voters in Cross River amidst heavy security presence. When our correspondent went round some polling units in Calabar South and Municipal, it was observed that voters had long started turning out to perform their civic duties as early as 8:00am. Polling units monitored which […]

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 […]

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