AFAN Lauds Gov Ayade Over Tax Exemption For Farmers

…Urges farmers to reciprocate gesture with high productivity The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Sunday, lauded the Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, overtax exemption of farmers, especially smallholder farmers in the State. The farmers’ association made the commendation through its National President, Arc Kabir Ibrahim, while speaking with Vanguard on the declaration made by the Governor and described it as uncommon. Ibrahim who expressed gratitude said the Governor’s gesture opens a new vista for farmers and the sector in Cross River State, and that would boost…

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WHEN VISIONARY LEADERSHIP MATTERS: THE ALPHONSUS OGAR EBA’S EXAMPLE

As the noble bard of yesterday, James Russel Lowell, eloquently stated, “once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide, in the strife of truth and falsehood, for the good or evil side, some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, and the choice goes by forever. Twixt that darkness and that light, though the cause of evil prosper, yet this truth alone is strong.” Understandingly, good leadership is the process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantees transparency. Good…

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Eid-el-Fitri: Hon Legor Celebrates With Muslim Community

…tasks Nigerians on sustaining unity, peace By Ebriku John Friday The member representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, on Sunday, celebrated with the Muslim community in Nigerian and other parts of the world as the mark the Eid-el-Fitri ending the Ramadan fast. This was contained in his Eid Mubarak message to hthe Muslim community in his Federal constituency The Federal lawmaker noted that the Holy Month of Ramadan, which started a month ago with fasting by…

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Eid-el’fitri: Stella Odey Sues For Harmony As She Celebrates Muslim Faithfuls

Cross River State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon Mrs Stella Oreme Odey-Ekpo, has felicitated with Muslims on the celebration of Eid-el’fitr. Eid al-Fitr, a “festival of breaking the fast” which marks the end of Ramadan. Hon. Odey-Ekpo in her Eid-el-Fitr message enjoins Muslims to consolidate on the their prayers during the fasting period by living in harmony with one another. She further reiterated that, the occasion calls for deeper reflection on our love, as a people, nation and individual. She said the peace and unity of the world lies…

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Eid-el-fitr: Eba Advocates Peaceful Co-existence

The Director-General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba, has congratulated the Cross River State Muslim Community on the celebration of the Eid-el-fitr, urging them to promote religious harmony, peaceful co-existence and tolerance to promote unity. The Director General in his Eid al-fitr message circulated on Sunday by his media Aide , Egbara Emmanuel, said religious harmony, peaceful co-existence and tolerance were core prerequisites for the unity and development of Cross river state. “I implore all our muslim brothers and sisters to reflect on…

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Eid-el-Fitr; Hon Jarigbe Felicitate With Muslim Community In Ogoja, Yala

The Member Representing the peace Loving people of Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the green chamber of the National Assembly, Abuja, the Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom has felicitated with the Muslims Ummah in Ogoja/Yala on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr which marks the breaking of fast and the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. He also congratulated the Muslim faithful in Cross River State, Nigeria and the world at large on the successful completion of the fasting period despite the formidable challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the…

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Dad Taught Me To Follow My Dreams – Queen Of The North

Annabella Zwyndila (fondly called queen of the north) was a housemate in Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO 3) Reality TV show and a nominee for best upcoming actress, ZAFAA awards 2012. In this interview, she speaks on her passion for the industry and other projects. What has been your motivation since you started-off in the movie industry? Knowing the fact that my hard work and perseverance will help me achieve greater professional success is what keeps me going. Success is what motivates me. I was brought up in Plateau State…

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Cross River NMA Raises Alarm Over Poor Testing For COVID-19

By Ebriku John Friday The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River State branch has raised the alarm over the poor testing of citizens of the state for COVID-19, describing it as worrisome. The association also commended the state government’s effort towards the setting up of a 100-bed Adiabo Isolation Center in Calabar, the state capital. This was contained in statement, made available to theleaderng.com, which was issued on Friday and signed by the NMA Cross River State branch chairman and secretary, Dr Agam Ayuk and Dr Ezoke Epoke respective. The…

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Over 200 Massacred In Renewed In C’River Community, As Army Withdraws Soldiers Over Unpaid Allowances

Over 200 people are reportedly killed, as three more communities are razed in Erei, over land disputes in Biase LGA of Cross River State, by militants, after Nigerian Army and other security agencies withdrew their services over Governor Ayade’s inability to fund or at least support security efforts in the state with the high crime rate and militancy. As at the time of filing this report, dozens of dead bodies and injured victims, including pregnant women, children and elderly people are littered in bushes within and around Edu, Afono and…

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COVID-19: Ayade’s Aide Trains Over 200 Health Professionals On Manning Isolation Centres In C’River

…Assures of preparedness to combat the Coronavirus pandemic As Cross River State scale up preparedness for any possible outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, not fewer than 200 health workers, including Medical Doctors, Nurses, medical laboratory scientists, Pharmacists and Technicians have been trained. The training started with a 3 day training of trainers (TOT) in the conference hall of university of Calabar teaching Hospital (UCTH) which was followed this week with a larger scale training of volunteer healthcare personnel across all professional groups from both the private and public healthcare facilities in…

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