Tag Archives: Cross River

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa Begs Rioting Youths In Cross River: ‘I Know We have Wronged You’

Amid reports of riots across the country, Senator Florence Ita Giwa has appealed to the residents of Calabar, Cross River to stop the ‘looting and burning’, which are mostly directed at politicians in the state. On Sunday October 25, a video of the former presidential aide started trending on Twitter. In the viral clip, Ita-Giwa can…

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Looting Continues As Residents Storm COVID-19 Palliative Warehouses In Calabar

An unprecedented 24-hours curfew has been imposed in Cross River state following the looting of different COVID-19 palliative warehouses located in Calabar on Friday. Earlier that day, two other warehouses housing palliatives donated by CACOVID, were raided by residents in Osun and Kwara states. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the looters were seen in their numbers carting…

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Fani-Kayode Issues Apology After Calling Journalist ‘Stupid’ In Viral Interview

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has rendered a public apology for referring to a Daily Trust reporter, Eyo Charles, as “stupid”. The former public official had come under heavy criticism for lashing at the reporter during a press conference in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. In a video that has since gone viral on…

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Ben Ayade Gets Emotional While Granting Tax Exemption To The Poor In Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State broke down in tears on Thursday as he removed the tax burden on low-income earners in the state. While speaking at the Government House in Calabar on Thursday, Ayade frowned at the activities of illegal tax consultants who extort money from the poor and vulnerable, a practice he says…

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Curfew Violators Flogged By Cross River State’s COVID-19 Faskforce In Viral Video

Curfew defaulters in Cross River State who were seen outside past the allotted time were flogged by the state’s COVID-19 task-force team on Thursday. The incident which has since gone viral started when the uniformed men patrolled around with their vans, sighted some group of men outside, approached and began flogging them to disperse the gathering. The curfew in Cross River…

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COVID-19: Here’s The List Of States In Nigeria With No Confirmed Cases

On Tuesday night, April 22, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 732 cases of COVID-19 in the country making the number of states with confirmed cases increase to twenty-five. The NCDC confirmed 117 new cases in Nigeria in one day. However, there have been 197 recoveries from the deadly virus. From the health agency’s breakdown, we gathered the…

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Lagos, Edo, Kaduna, Cross River Tops Debt List, Owe Over Half Of States’ Foreign Debt

Four states of the federation — Lagos, Edo, Kaduna and Cross River — dominate the list of sub-national governments indebted to foreign bodies, statistics obtained from the Debt Management Office, has shown.  Analysis of the DMO data show that the four states have combined foreign debt of $2.12bn, out of the $4.23bn owed by the…

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Cross River State Governor Ayade Locks Out Civil Servants Over Lateness

Senator Liyel Imoke, handing over to new Cross River State Governor, Senator (Prof) Ben Ayade, in Calabar.  In a bid to restore discipline and make the work force more result oriented, the new Governor of Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade, has directed the Head of Service to lockout latecomers at all Ministries, Departments and…

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