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The three Musketeers, Duke, Imoke, Bassey, others reunite, strengthen PDP

The 14 years old cold war in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state has been resolved as former governors Donald Duke, Senator Liyel Imoke and current Senator serving Cross River South Senatorial, Senator Gershom Bassey (otherwise known a the three musketeers) have reunited. The three musketeers: Duke, Imoke and Bassey...

Cross River government seals up Table Tennis Hall, denies clamp down on non Ayade supporters

Cross River state government has denied any systematic clamp down on government appointees and associates that have declined to follow him to the All Progressive Congress (APC) just as it sealed up the Canaan Table Tennis Club hall. The state government had on May 25, without any prior notice sealed up indefinitely the Canaan...

Re-:On Whose Order Is The Canaan Table Tennis Complex Sealed. (Emmanuel Elom’s tissues of lies ), Francis Etang fires back

1) The Table Tennis Complex is not wholly owned by Cross River State Sports commission.  It has 40 percent for the commission, 40percent for Hon. OROK Duke and the 20percent for other individuals (Table Tennis enthusiasts and Investors). Claiming a 100 percent ownership is so vexatious and discouraging for PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) deals see attached relevant...

Tinubu’s Baffling Gaffes

OPINION By Etim Etim Even before the polls open in next year’s general election, the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is already scoring high in the several unintelligible gaffes and misspeaks he’s been offering Nigerians at campaign grounds and public events. These blunders have become so many and...

Citizen Journalism And Democratic Consolidation

OPINION By Sam Akpe & Mercy Tartsea-Anshase Almost two centuries ago, a notable French writer, Alexis de Tocqueville, offered a controversial description of the powers of the media in the elevation and sustenance of democracy.      Focusing on the American model which had already reached maturity at...

Ofuka Donates Cocoa Pods to Traditional Rulers from South, Invites More Farmers to Cocoa Business

Dr Oscar Ofuka, speaking shortly after being honured by Bendeghe community for his roles in maintaining peace and order in the area. By Our Reporter The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Cocoa Development and Control, Dr Oscar Ofuka, has invited more farmers to key into cultivation of cocoa,...

Media Week: We’ll Turnaround C/River Economy, Guber Candidates Tell Journalists

 By Magnus Effiong, Calabar Four governorship candidates, who interfaced with Journalists during the Media Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Cross River State Council, have said their main mission is to turnaround the economy of the State. The candidates spoke at the NUJ Press Centre, Calabar, Thursday, during the...

Obong Of Calabar Tells Journalists To Be Proactive, Set Agenda

Andy. Esiet, Calabar The Obong of Calabar and members of his Traditional Rulers Council during the courtesy visit by the NUJ CPC 2022 Media Week members...recently. The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V has called on journalists to approach their job with dedication and boldness...

Wike, Udom Emmanuel And Buhari: A Matter Of Honour

OPINION By Etim Etim I am quite distressed that I have to return to this matter of lack of transparency and openness in the manner Gov. Udom Emmanuel is managing our finances so soon after my last intervention less than three weeks ago. But with the recent revelations by Gov....

APC Support Groups Demand Owan Enoh’s Suspension for Anti-Party Stance

By Magnus Effiong, At least thirty socio-political groups, under the platform of APC Support Groups /Concerned Youths of Cross River state have stormed the State Secretariat of the party in Calabar, demanding the immediate suspension of Senator John Owan Enoh over what they described as anti-party activities. The groups also demanded...

NUJ Media Week: Islamic Cleric Charges Journalists to Imbibe Spirit of Patriotism

By Kingsley Agim The NUJ Exco members and some members of the Union at the Mosque Journalists in the country have been charged to set the agenda for peaceful co-existence and imbibe the spirit of patriotism through their daily reportage, especially as Nigeria is set for the 2023 transition...

One Out Of 10 Children In Nigeria Die Before Their 5th Birthday, UNICEF

Andy Esiet, Calabar  The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that about one out of 10 children in Nigeria die before their 5th birthday.  UNICEF said this on Wednesday in Portharcourt during the Multi-Zonal Media Dialogue on Dissemination of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 2021...

BCS Celebrates Olumba Obu’s Birthday as 3,500 Tons Rubber Plant Begins Production

A  Calabar-based religious organisation, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) has said it kicked off this year's weeklong birthday anniversary celebration of its administrative head and spiritual leader, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu. Spokesman for the organisation, Patriarch Christ Shepherd Edet Archibong, in a press chat in Calabar, Wednesday, said the Birthday celebration, christened...