DG C’River Due Process, Ogar Eba Apologises For Delay In Completing Okuku-Okpoma-Yahe Road

The Director-General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barrister Alphonsus Ogar Eba, has said the governor, Prof Ben Ayade has given a marching order to the contractors of the ongoing 145km Okuku-Okpoma-Yahe Road to ensure people don’t drive through the mud latest by next year 2020. Ogar Eba, who stated this while reacting to a post on social media on the progress of the road project, apologised for the delay in completing it. He assured that the state government is determined and focused on completion of all…

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Loans Review Taskforce: C’River North Youths Hail Gov Ayade Over Appointment Of Agara, Peters

Cross River North youths under Northern Cross River Youth Coalition (NCRYC), Wednesday hailed the Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, over the appointment of Chris Agara as chairman, High Chief Higgins Oko Peters as vice chairman respectively to head the new constituted Taskforce on Review of Existing State Loans and Mobilise Support for Deep Seaport and Super Highway projects. The commendation was made by the spokesman of the group, Ebriku John Friday, quoted one of the leaders Mr Francis Peters in a statement, appreciating the Governor for making…

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Senator Rose Oko, Others Named C’tte Chairmen, Vice As Senate Releases List Of 69 Standing Committees

The second term senator representing Cross River North in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Dr Mrs Rose Okoji Oko has been appointed Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment as the Senate announced the release of 69 standing committees’ chairmen and their deputies. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made the announcement at the plenary on Tuesday. Another Cross River Senator representing Southern Senatorial District, Senator Gershom Bassey was also announced chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), while Senator Dr Sandy…

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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP MEETS AND EXPRESSES DISPLEASURE OVER POOR QUALITY OF SERVICES FROM THE FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER, YENAGOA The Civil Society Advocacy for

Transparency, a Civil Society Group has expressed its displeasure with the quality of services being rendered in the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Yenagoa under the Leadership of Dr. Dennis Allagoa the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja following an emergency congress meeting of the group, the National Coordinator of the Group, Comrade Joshua Oluwatobi Ademola, disclosed that his group “had been receiving reports of poor quality of service from the Hospital, under the leadership of Dr. Dennis Allagoa as CMD, as the supposed Medical center…

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Stop demonizing the blood of innocent citizens killed by IMN, Arewa group frowns at Igbos supporting terrorism

The Arewa Coalition for Peace and Unity (ACPU) has chastised socio-cultural groups Ohaneze Ndi’Igbo and Afenifere for demonizing the blood of innocent citizens killed by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) with its latest gimmick. Both groups, previously known for their stern intolerance of the radical Islamic sect, suddenly turned sympathizers following the designation as a terrorist group. In separate statements, the Afenifere and Ohanaeze attempted to discredit the proscription despite obvious havoc, describing it as “unlawful”, implying that they may have soft spot for other terrorist groups like Boko…

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Ned Nwoko tops Nomination Chart, To Be Decorated As Face Of Philanthropy 2019

Senator Ned Nwoko has been nominated as Nigeria’s “Face of Philanthropy” in the 2019 Nigeria Philanthropy Awards billed to hold on 14th September at the Sheraton hotels, Abuja. The category which is considered to be the highest of all categories is dedicated to an individual who has done exceptionally well in delivering philanthropic services to the poor and vulnerable Nigerians. The winner of this award would be decorated at the awards ceremony and shall be seen as a face who represents philanthropy for one year in Nigeria The organisers stated…

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Ayade’s Progressive Trajectory From Food On The Table To Hands On The Plough By Kenneth Ere

It is common knowledge that Governor Ayade’s first term in office was largely characterized by an unprecedented expansion of government with the sole aim to douse social tension and unrest. This deliberate and well fashioned out policy direction was also intended to ensure that a peaceful and enabling environment was/is created for foreign investors to further stimulate the state’s economy. It is Ayade’s assertion that crime and social unrest is usually a result of unemployment, poverty and suffering; believing that with “food on the table” one’s propensity for crime is…

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FAILURE OF NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE FREE AND FUNCTIONAL UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION: Private Educational Institutions Bridging the Gap.——–Olajide Olanipekun

Being a Speech delivered by Olajide Olanipekun Esq., during the 24th End of the Year and Prize Giving Day of Best Legacy International Nursery and Primary School, Awe, Oyo State, Nigeria held on the 25th July, 2019 in the School Premises Free, Compulsory and Universal basic Education in Nigeria. The Universal basic Education Act of 2004 provides for compulsory, free Universal basic education for all children of Primary and junior Secondary school age in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Act derives its power from section 18 (3) (a) of…

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Group fingers IMN terrorists behind August Mass protest

Stand Up for Nigeria, a civil society group has fingered the Islamic Movement in Nigeria behind the planned protest across the country in August by Coalition for Revolution (CORE). The group said IMN was only using CORE to cause panic among Nigerians following its proscription by the Nigerian Government. Comrade Sunday Attah, National Secretary, while addressing newsmen on Monday, informed the law enforcement agencies that the planned protest was a ploy to evade the designation of the former as terrorist organization and to enable terrorists to continue gathering freely on…

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Ministerial Screening: Group Urges Senate To Clear Jeddy-Agba

…condemns petition against nominee The Cross River North Good Governance Group, CRINOG, has urged the Senate to clear Cross River ministerial nominee, Prince Goddy Jeddy-Agba, as minister. This was contained in a statement signed by the Convener, CRINOG, Hon Gabriel Bravo, while condemning the petition alleging unfounded corrupt practices linking Jeddy-Agba with the former Minister of Petroleum, Dr Diezani Alison-Maduke. According to Bravo, who is also the Supervisory Councillor for Environment, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), CRINOG is solidly behind Jeddy-Agba as a noble organization well known for its stand…

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