• Civil servants in Cross River condemn governor for early payment of December salary

    Civil servants in Cross River condemn governor for early payment of December salary

    Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has come under fire from some civil servants in the state who condemned the decision to pay their December salary on the first day of the month.

    Reports gathered show that some civil servants had on December 1 received alerts for the month’s salary, as against the 25th of every month.

    It would be the second time that workers would be receiving salaries on the first day of the month as they had in May […]

  • Anambra and Cross River to partner South Africa on agriculture – Consul General

    Anambra and Cross River to partner South Africa on agriculture – Consul General

    Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, said on Friday that Anambra and Cross River officials would visit South Africa in January 2017 to seal a partnership deal on agriculture.

    Ajulu-Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the visit was part of the Federal Government`s intervention programme on agriculture.

    She said that the North-West Province of South Africa had already accepted to train the officials and share experience on how to boost food production.

    “The Premier of […]

  • Cross River, Huawei Sign MoU To Make Calabar Smart City

    Cross River, Huawei Sign MoU To Make Calabar Smart City

    The Cross River Government and Huawei Technology of China yesterday signed a contract to make Calabar Nigeria’s first smart city.

    Governor Ayade, who was excited at the development, said the execution of the contract will herald the full digitalization of Calabar and the entire state.

    The governor, while commending the Chinese firm for being favourably disposed to doing business with the state, expressed his gratitude to the company for offering to sponsor some aspects of the 2016 Carnival Calabar.

    Ayade disclosed further that […]

  • Cross River NUJ commends NDDC over road rehabilitation

    Cross River NUJ commends NDDC over road rehabilitation

    Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has applauded the Niger Delta Development Agency (NDDC), for rehabilitating the Calabar-Itu federal highway.

    In a communiqué issued at the end of her November 2016 congress, held at Ernest Etim Press Centre in Calabar and signed jointly by the council’s Chairman, Mr. Victor Udu and Secretary, Mr. Oka Ibor, the NUJ praised the Federal Government for the recent appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

    While decrying the […]

  • SUBEB takes over payment of teachers’ salary in Cross River

    SUBEB takes over payment of teachers’ salary in Cross River

    It was gathered that the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board has been saddled with the responsibility of paying salaries of primary school teachers across the 18 local government areas of the state.

    Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr. Stephen Odey, who made this disclosure while briefing journalists in Calabar, said the board would on Tuesday carry out biometric exercise on all teachers to ensure regular payments from December.

    He also said the board has commenced the replacement of wooden classroom chairs […]

  • Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), has dislodged unrepentant militants from their various camps in the creeks of Bayelsa and Cross River states.

    The troops, it was gathered, stormed many creeks in the Niger Delta region, destroying illegal refineries and clamping down on suspected oil thieves in a widened onslaught against oil-related crimes.

    The troops were said to have discovered and destroyed an active militant camp at the creeks of Isunkiri in Bayelsa.

    They reportedly recovered items such as […]

  • Cross River SUBEB to distribute textbooks, vehicles, chairs to primary schools

    Cross River SUBEB to distribute textbooks, vehicles, chairs to primary schools

    According to reports, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Cross River, has taken delivery of 75,000 textbooks and 17,200 plastic furniture for distribution to Primary Schools in the state.

    The state Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr Stephen Odey, made the disclosure on Monday in Calabar while briefing newsmen on the activities of the board.

    He said that apart from the textbooks and chairs, the board also received four Hilux vehicles and a Prado Jeep for effective monitoring of schools across […]

  • Cross River to establish rice mill with CBN N3bn loan

    Cross River to establish rice mill with CBN N3bn loan

    Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, has said the state government has obtained N3bn loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria for the establishment of state-of-the-art rice mill.

    Ayade made the disclosure on Thursday in Calabar after inspecting rice mills in Ogoja and Obudu accompanied by CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu.

    He said, “The loan is being disbursed through the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.

    “The programme is aimed at upgrading small farmers to commercial farmers, thereby achieving […]

  • NIMASA official raises alarm over threat to life in Cross River

    NIMASA official raises alarm over threat to life in Cross River

    It was gathered that the Head of Maritime Environment, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Cross River state, Mr. Auta Nicodemus Walbe has raised alarm over attempts by suspected assassins to eliminate him.

    Walbe told reporters in Calabar that the assassins have been on his trail for about three years, making life unbearable for him.

    According to him, though he does not want to “expose the crux of the matter on the pages of newspapers”, the matter involved deep level of […]

  • Cross River Governor appoints 1,106 fresh advisers

    Cross River Governor appoints 1,106 fresh advisers

    According to reports, the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Tuesday appointed 1,106 persons into various positions.

    The positions were in the categories of special advisers, special assistants, personal assistants as well as the chairmen and members of boards, commissions, departments and agencies.

    The governor had, in a parley with journalists in August, reiterated his decision to appoint over 1,000 political appointees for poverty alleviation in the state.

    So far, there are 28 commissioners in addition to 65 special advisers […]

  • Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    It was gathered that the joint military operation tagged: ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ has reduced incidents of kidnapping, militancy and armed robbery in Cross River.

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, stated this on Thursday at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Post Housing Scheme at Adiabo community in the state.

    NAN reports that the project that is located in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state, is a collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the state Ministry of […]