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...

Calabar And Environs Record First Rain, Raising Hope For A Bountiful Harvest in Cross River

By Ita Williams, Calabar The residents of Calabar and environs, Cross River state today February 21, experienced the much-awaited first rain of the year on a cloudy afternoon. As the drops cascaded from the darkened sky, the people of Cross River State embraced the much-needed relief and hope for a prosperous farming season.

Navy Hands Over Vessel, 10 Suspected Oil Thieves, 7,000 barrels Of Oil To EFCC

Nigerian Navy, Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Ibaka in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state has handed over a vessel, 10 suspected oil thieves and over 7,000 barrels of oil to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the state. The Commanding Officer, FOB, Capt. Uche Aneke stated this while handing over the...

Cross River Govt Explains Why January Salary Delayed

By Magnus Effiong With some workers in the Cross River state civil service expressing frustration over the delay in their January 2024 salaries, the State government has said the delay was due to its resolve to conduct comprehensive personnel audit to weed out ghost workers thereby ascertaining authentic workforce in the State’s employ.

Cross River State Government Clears Misconceptions Surrounding Payroll Audit

Dr. Innocent Eteng By Ita Williams, Calabar  In response to recent statements and misconceptions regarding the Cross River State Civil Service Act, the Head of Service of Cross River State, Dr. Innocent Eteng has addressed the issue and provided clarity on the government's intentions.  In a press briefing...

Akintunde Sawyerr on a courtesy call on Soni Ochono,

Akintunde Sawyerr (R), the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Education Loan Fund NELFUND) paid a courtesy call on Soni Ochono, the Executive Secretary of TETFUND, to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the two agencies.

ASUU Warns Against Students Loan Scheme, Demands Full Payment of Withheld Salaries

By Magnus Effiong The Students Loan Scheme is an offshoot of international lending agencies, including the IMF and the World Bank, and the scheme is targeted at mortgaging the entire system while keeping indigens students in perpetual indebtedness, the Calabar zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU) has warned.

Massive Road Rehabilitation in Calabar Metropolis Thrills Residents

 One of the rehabilitated roads in Calabar BY Ita Williams, Calabar  Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has received high praise and commendation from residents and citizens for his commitment to fulfilling campaign promises.  This accolade came during an inspection tour of Governor Otu's ongoing projects...

Rapid Cricket Growth Thrills Sports Minister As 100 Youths Arrive Abuja For U17 Finals 

By Akanimo Kufre  The Minister for Youth and Sports, Sen. Owan Enoh on Tuesday expressed delight with the country's quick cricket progress.  He was speaking to our reporter following the arrival of about 100 youngsters in Abuja for the Nigeria Cricket Federation, NCF/PwC U17 Boys and Girls finals, taking place from...

Herbert Wigwe: How Could This Be?

OPINION By Etim Etim How could such a fine gentleman, so generous, warm, humble and respectful die so violently with his wife, son and a friend? Why would such a visionary business leader, Godfearing and kindhearted human being perish so tragically? The United States aviation authorities should conduct full...

When Alaibe Spoke The Truth To Power (2)

OPINION By Sam Akpe Let’s continue the discussion from where we stopped yesterday. The temptation is to ask: what has NDDC, the Presidential Amnesty and the Ministry of Niger Delta done for the benefit of the Niger Delta people since they were established by the Federal Government?