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50 Authorities have yet to comment on the incident or provide a timeline for resolving the issue. By TheInvestigator A local restaurant owned by Mrs Mary Abue suffered significant damage yesterday (Tuesday) when a tree fell on the establishment at approximately 10:00 AM. The incident occurred at MCC (Effio-Ette) in the triangle area, Calabar, Cross […]

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July 17, 2024

82 The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Timfon John, who confirmed the incident while speaking with journalists on Monday, said the police were still monitoring the situation. By Patrick Odey The driver and 18 passengers of a Port Harcourt-bound Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation (AKTC) bus were on Wednesday, last week, abducted […]

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July 17, 2024

121 Just last month, June 2024, the street adjacent to Ibom Close known as Iso Qua, a new Toyota Corolla car was stolen. The owner had parked his car briefly to see a friend, by the time he came out, the car was gone. That car is still at large just like my organization’s car […]

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69 The Governor, while speaking at the event, recounted the rich sports history of Cross River… By Government House Reporter Cross River state governor, Senator Bassey Otu, on Tuesday, officially performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of work on the remodeling of U. J. Esuene Stadium Hostel to Calabar Sports Resorts and Leisure Hotel.  […]

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101 Mr Rimi, however, called for continued collaboration to address the gaps in the global trade ecosystem. News Agency of Nigeria The federal government on Tuesday promised to boost its cocoa production to 500,000 metric tonnes by 2025 from the 340,000 recorded in 2022. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investments, Nura Rimi, […]

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85 A unique dimension of the project is that it will also work with the private sector to attract funding for improved TB services. By TheInvestigator  Policy Alert together with four other organisations have commenced the implementation of a project geared towards enhanced and sustainable service delivery through increased domestic investment for Tuberculosis (TB) interventions […]

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July 16, 2024

167 Highlighting the importance of hard work and dedication, the commissioner attributed his own success to these values and urged others to adopt the same principles in their endeavors. By TheInvestigator The Cross River State Ministry of Education has officially endorsed an upcoming series of Educational Orientation Summits aimed at secondary schools and tertiary institutions […]

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July 16, 2024

259 Edu, who was suspended following a diversion of one N585 million federal government grant meant for the vulnerable into private accounts had sent condolences to the victims of the recent Jos building collapse. By Wasiu Alli There are indications that Betta Edu, the embattled minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, has assumed her […]

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100 Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries who campaign for a world where all enjoy human rights. By TheInvestigator Ubi Franklin has been appointed Amnesty International Human Rights Clinic Coordinator at the University of Calabar (UNICAL). Ubi took to Facebook to share his gratitude. “I […]

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July 15, 2024

110 Residents rolled out their drums and heaved a sigh of relief when they heard of the project, hoping that when completed, it will tackle the menace of erosion in the community.  By Arinze Chijioke As farmers fell into spates of happiness when the clouds began to gather one Thursday this June, residents of Ngodo […]

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July 15, 2024

196 The terms of reference of the Electricity Policy Committees include to review existing electricity policies and regulations… By TheInvestigator The Governor of Cross River State Sen. Prince Bassey Edet Otu has inaugurated two important committees in the State Energy Sector; the Cross River State Renewable Energy Action Plan Committee and Cross River State Electricity […]

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July 15, 2024

89 The charge against the journalist was later changed from cyberstalking to defamation of character. By Cletus Ukpong A journalist in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, has been remanded in prison for about three months now after the police arrested him over alleged cybercrime. The police arrested the journalist, Koko Robson, in May, along with […]

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July 14, 2024

98 When FIJ called Nwachukwu Onyeama, the Nigerian Army’s spokesperson, for a reaction on Sunday afternoon, there was no response. A text message sent to him has also not got a response. By Opeyemi Lawal On August 2, 2021, Victor Iroha, a photographer and videographer, kissed his wife and his two-year-old and four-month-old sons goodbye. […]

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July 14, 2024

105 Aliyu was also present at the baby’s burial with the rest of the woman’s family. By Timileyin Akinmoyeje Aliyu, a self-proclaimed cleric in Omi-Ifon, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, has been caught grinding the exhumed remains of a one-year-old infant he should have taken care of, FIJ has learned. Aliyu was caught […]

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139 This workshop aims to create a gender-responsive tax system that ensures equitable treatment for all. By TheInvestigator A groundbreaking workshop aimed at addressing gender disparities in taxation was held in Calabar. Organized by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from the International Budget Partnership (IBP), the workshop focused on collecting data […]

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87 This resolution was reached on Thursday following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Clement Jimbo (APC, Akwa-Ibom) during plenary. By SaharaReporters The House of Representatives has frowned at the unlawful arrest and detention of journalists by law enforcement agencies. This resolution was reached on Thursday following the adoption of […]

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July 12, 2024

104 The visit also served as an invitation for the Minister to strengthen ties with the state through a more active presence at the Cross River State Liaison Office in Abuja. By Uchino Amatey A visit advocating for increased engagement of Cross Riverians in the Ministry of Sports Development activities has yielded a mutual commitment […]

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July 12, 2024

125 He urged the Cross River State Government to take advantage of this momentum by promptly conducting the long-overdue local government elections. By TheInvestigator  Dr Ekpenyong Ambo, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River State and Chairman of the Local Government Affairs and Election Monitoring Committee for the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) […]

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July 11, 2024

154 In all the visits, the SA reiterated that his sole purpose is to familiarize and open the government to students by way of orienting them on the progress of the Senator Bassey Edet Otu administration. By Idiku Benjamin, Eneji Felicia and Joshua Etete  In a bid to familiarize with institutions within Cross River, Mr […]

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July 11, 2024

192 Residents and stakeholders in the education sector are advised to await further announcements as the review process progresses. By TheInvestigator The Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu, has announced the immediate suspension of the recent appointments to the Governing Councils for the Schools of Nursing in Obudu and […]

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July 11, 2024

125 The decision follows extensive consultations, underscoring the administration’s commitment to improving student affairs and engagement. By TheInvestigator  The Government of Cross River State, through the Office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students’ Orientation, has instituted a new Directorate of Programmes and Projects aimed at enhancing the general orientation of students across […]

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July 10, 2024

94 He highlighted the importance of the Department of Civil Society/NGOs, established during the administration of former Governor Imoke… By TheInvestigator Governor Bassey Edet Otu of Cross River State recently announced a series of new appointments to key positions within the state government. These appointments aim to fill existing vacancies and strengthen governance in the […]

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July 10, 2024

77 “He is one politician that accords everyone a sense of belonging, devoid of any class or preferential considerations. He sees everyone as his own.” By Our Reporter The Special Adviser to the Cross River State Governor on Youth Mobilization, Comrade Daniel Obo (Jnr) has commended the effort of the Senator Representing Cross River Central […]

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July 10, 2024

100 The petitioner added that CSP Salawu included ASP Edwin Chukwudi and ASP Augustine Maduforo, in the list of officers to be transferred because “these ASPs are always boldly telling CSP Abideen A. Salawu that what he does to the women is not good.” By SaharaReporter The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of New Owerri Police […]

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July 10, 2024

128 Recall that the former number 3 citizen in the Second Republic was abandoned in a London hospital for years without clear reasons for the inability to retrieve his corpse.  By Mark Eneng The remains of Former Nigeria Senate President, Late Joseph Wayas arrived at the Cargo wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja from […]

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July 10, 2024

128 The deputy governor was accompanied on the visit by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Chief Victor Felix Idem. By Owai Obo On Tuesday, the Deputy Governor of Cross River, Dr Peter Odey, embarked on an unscheduled visit to the ongoing construction of a new Local Government Service Commission Secretariat in Calabar. Addressing newsmen […]

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July 9, 2024

366 Some members of the state executive council were present, they are Mr Egbe Awo, State Assistant Youth Leader Central; Hon Josephine Egbe, State Assistant Woman Leader; and Engr Eleng Edu, state ex-officio member. By TheInvestigator The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abi chapter has passed a vote of confidence on Victor Bassey, […]

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July 9, 2024

316 Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr NSA Gill in a press release dated July 8, 2024, made the announcement. By TheInvestigator Senator Bassey Edet Otu, the governor of Cross River State has made new appointments. Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr NSA Gill in a press release dated July 8, 2024, made […]

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100 The association noted that “majority of the students of UNICROSS are Cross Riverians and we all know that our state is a civil service state. By TheInvestigator The University of Cross River State (UNICROSS) Alumni Association has called on the state government to facilitate the enlistment of the university in the Nigerian Education Loan […]

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402 TheInvestigator probe of financial transactions by Federal MDAs revealed that money meant for official assignments was paid into personal accounts to the tune of over N1.8b. By Archibong Jeremiah The investigation uncovered financial irregularities involving over 10 Nigerian Ministries engaging in illegal transactions. The MDAs reportedly violated Nigeria’s Financial Regulations, 2009 by paying public […]