COVID-19: C’RIVER ACTING CJ JUSTICE ENEJI CLIP ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES, SUSPENDS COURT SITTINGS

The Cross River State Acting Chief Judge Maurice Eneji, has announced the suspension of court sittings today, 24th Day of March 2020, to control and contain the spread of the virus in the country. And In furtherance to the safety advisories of the National Judiciary Court (NJC), The Press Release of the Executive Governor of Cross River State- Sen (Prof.) Sir Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, Chairman, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR; to safeguard the health of the litigants, lawyers and personnel in the Courts. The…

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CORONAVIRUS: PASTOR ENENCHE SENSITISES MEMBERS ON HYGIENE PRACTICES, OFFERS PRAYERS

By Ebriku John Friday Following outbreak of Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, in the country, the Founder and Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, DIGC, Dr Paul Enenche, has charged members on hygiene practices despite prayers. Enenche gave charge at a Sunday service with theme, ‘Sensitization Service’ held at the Glory Dome in Abuja, where he described the outbreak as sign of end time. Enenche is a law abiding teacher and preacher of the gospel, who respects constituted authorities in the country and has been using his platform to…

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CROSS RIVER FEMALE SENATOR, DR Rose Okoji Oko PASSES ON AT 63

Cross River Female Senator, representing Northern Senatorial District of the state, Dr Mrs Rose Okoji Oko is dead. She was aged 63. The late Senator Oko, who died last night at a UK medical facility, was a second term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and the serving chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. A close aide of the late Senator, who confirmed expressed shock and sadness. A close relative, Mr Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji speaking about he demise said, “Heart broken to hear of the passing…

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WHY CROSS RIVERIANS NEED TO RALLY ROUND OBONO-OBLA

By Simon Utsu As far as I’m concerned, Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla’s ordeal has more to to with persecution by vindictive powerful forces than anything else. What he’s going through has little to do with corruption and more to do with vendetta. They claimed he was on the run but pictures of him attending social events have been all over the media in the last couple of months- exactly two weeks ago, I got to meet him without much hassle- just a phone call and blimey, I was one on one…

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Armed Forces Commission: What does Abaribe want again ?

By Idoko Ainoko Every system and in all political dispensations, there are enough spoilers and destroyers. The professional sabs stop at nothing to rock the boat even where the circumstances resist. There are people who hate progress and invent all antics to ensure progress is interrupted. Their only joy is when they cause confusion. Nigeria has a fair share of such people. And unfortunately, they are also found in the corridors of power and they use such positions to pursue personalized agenda at the detriment of the nation. Nigeria’s most…

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Growing Confidence in War Against Insurgency

By Sunday Attah     There is no such thing as crisis of confidence in the current war against insurgency in Nigeria. If there is, it wouldn’t have been confined to the hush tones of conspirators but would have been evident in reports of the operations of troops. When Nigerian troops suffered defeat in the hands of insurgents in the previous administration and retreated to other countries for tactical maneuver, the whole world knew that there was a problem on ground that even the military command could not hide. The…

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CORE 2020 FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE 1000 YOUNG PEOPLE’S CREATIVE SKILLS

By Ebriku John Friday Following Federal Government’s moves to harness entrepreneurial skills of young people, the CORE 2020 FESTIVAL is set to showcase creative skills of 1000 young people in Abuja. This was disclosed by the Convener, Jeremiah Agala, while speaking on the essence of the festival mainly targeting young entrepreneurs and the impact it will make among young people. According to Agala the CORE 2020 FESTIVAL which is in its 8th edition with the Theme, ‘Out of the Box’ promises to showcase the best of arts, recognise excellence, raise…

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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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