No development can take place in atmosphere of violence, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State resulting in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers. Calling for calm and restoration of peace in…

Navy arrests six Cameroonians for smuggling contraband rice (Nation)

Men of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Victory in Cross River State have arrested six Cameroonians smuggling 700 bags of parboiled foreign rice through the Calabar Channel. Also arrested with the Cameroonians, who were in the country without requisite papers,…

Insecurity in Calabar: Igbo traders, businessmen relocate shops, families (SUN)

Worried by the state of insecurity in Calabar, Cross River State capital, some traders and business moguls have started relocating their shops, offices and families to nearby Akwa Ibom State. Investigations by Daily Sun revealed that Cross River, especially Calabar,…

Buhari to commission Africa’s 1st rice seedling factory in Calabar (SUN)

Part of Governor Ben Ayade’s economic vision for Cross River State will be crystallised next week, when, on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari commissions the multi-billion naira automated rice seed and seedlings factory in Calabar. The factory, according to a statement…

Police stop APC congress as new chairman emerges in Cross River (Punch)

At least no fewer than 100 fierce-looking policemen on Sunday sealed off the Ikot-Ansa Town Hall, proposed venue of the congress of the All Progressives Congress in Calabar, Cross River State. They said the intervention was meant to avert what…

Ayade weeps as he signs N1.3tn Budget into Law (ThisDay)

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, on Tuesday wept openly when he signed the state’s 2018 N1.3 trillion budget into law. Ayade, who was overtaken with emotion after signing the budget, shed tears and asked for God’s intervention towards…

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