NORTHFEST 2019: GOV AYADE APPROVES FUNDS FOR OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS TO YALA RICE FARMERS, PALM OIL TRADERS – OGAR EBA

By Ebriku John Friday …says work on Okuku-Okpoma road begins next week The Cross River State digital Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has approved funds for outstanding payment of rice farmers and palm oil traders who are yet to be paid from the concluded 2019 Northfest. The Director-General Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba who stated this on Saturday, extend the apologise of the state government to the farmers and traders for the delay. This is just as the DG has assured that contractors…

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ICPC ARRESTS EX-PRESIDENTIAL PANEL CHAIRMAN, OBONO-OBLA

Following months of running from the law, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has finally arrested the suspended Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Ekoi Obono-Obla. Obono-Obla’s arrest by operatives of the Commission Friday, in Abuja, comes after he was declared wanted in October last year by ICPC, for repeatedly failing to honour invitations sent to him. The Commission, while investigating allegations of abuse of office, certificate forgery and fraud amongst others, had wanted Obono-Obla to appear…

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GOV AYADE WANTS DEVT TO TRICKLE DOWN TO LOCAL GOVTS – HON STELLA ODEY

Cross River State Government through the Ministry of Local Government Affairs has charged all local government administrators on the need for development to trickle down to the grassroots. The Honorable Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Stella Oreme Odey, stated this in Yakurr Local Government Area while on inspection tour of the LGA stated that the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade passionately wants development to trickle down to the local governments. The commissioner, who said she was sent by the His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben…

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