Local Restaurant Owner Suffers Financial Loss Due To Communication Mix-Up Between Government Agencies

52 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 […]

Gov Otu Breaks Ground For Remodelling Of Calabar Stadium Hostel

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.  […]

FG Targets 500,000 Metric Tonnes Of Cocoa Production By 2025

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, […]

Workshop In Calabar Tackles Gender Inequity In Taxation

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 […]

Governor Otu Secures $3.5bn AfreximBank Funding For Major Projects

153 Otu noted that “This is a world-class partnership that will result in positioning Cross River State economically.” By Government House Press Cross River State government has secured a $3.5 billion funding from the Pan-African multilateral financial institution, African Export-Import Bank (AfreximBank) for some of its key infrastructure projects in the state. Governor Bassey Otu, […]

Cross River Police Commissioner Urges Business Operators To Prioritize Security

155 The collaboration between private business operators, hoteliers, and the Cross River State Police Command is expected to enhance security and reduce crime rates across the state. By TheInvestigator Private business operators and hoteliers in Cross River State have been urged to prioritize security within their establishments. The Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command, […]

Ondo State Government Sold Farmers’ Lands To Investors, Refused To Compensate Them Then Ignored Court Orders

128 Justice Aderemi Adegoroye who presided over the case granted the prayers. However, the Ondo State Government and SAO Agro Allied Services did not obey the orders. By Alaba Adeyemi On the 18th of April 2023, farmers in communities around the Oluwa forest in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State woke up to […]

Cross River Governor Seduces Diplomats And Development Partners, Presents Reform Strategies

210 “We have completely keyed into the Federal Government’s Renewed Hope Agenda, aligning it with our administration’s People’s First Agenda…” By Government House Press Cross River State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, has presented his administration’s reform strategies, actions, and economic indices to a gathering of diplomats, policymakers, and investment drivers to attract and create more […]

Gov Otu Inaugurates Committee To Bolster Oil Palm, Cocoa, Coffee Value Chains

359 In her acceptance speech, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Susan Ohen, thanked the governor. By Government House Press Cross River State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, Tuesday, inaugurated a multi-stakeholder committee to draw up a development framework for the optimization of oil palm, cocoa, and coffee value chains in the state. Inaugurating the committee, […]

CBN Plans To Launch Stablecoin February 27

349 The unveiling of the cNGN is coming over two years after digital currency transactions were banned by the apex bank. By Vanguard Newspaper The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the launch of the Nigerian naira (cNGN) stablecoin and set to launch on February 27, 2024. The cNGN is powered by the Africa […]

January 2, 2024

Power Outage Hits Rivers Over Collapsed Poles

374 “Our technical team has been mobilized to replace the collapsed poles and restore the feeders. We assure customers within these areas that supply will be restored as soon as work is completed”, the company stated. By Ogaga Ariemu, Daily Post Some parts of Rivers State are currently experiencing electricity outages. The Port Harcourt Electricity […]

Cross River, Oando To Build Wind Power Generating Plant, Others

404 ‘’We are committed to translating these discussions, collaborations, and agreements into actionable steps that will positively impact our environment, economy, and the well-being of our citizens.’’ By Guardian Nigeria The Cross River State Government said it has taken the first concrete step towards the industrialization and economic growth of the state. The state signed […]

What To Know About New CBN Directives On BVN, NIN

346 By Joseph Adeiye, FIJ The Payments System Management Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular to all commercial banks in Nigeria on Friday. That circular spelt out amendments to Section 1.5.3 of the Regulatory Framework for Bank Verification Number (BVN) Operations and Watchlist for the Nigerian banking industry. Banks and […]

November 25, 2023

Senate Summons 15 Companies Over NGEP Intervention Fund Disbursement

239 By Godwin Otang, CrossRiverWatch The Nigerian Senate through its Committee on Gas, has summoned 15 companies operating in Nigeria for an investigative hearing over the Nigeria Gas Expansion Program (NGEP) intervention fund disbursement. Chairman of the Committee who is the Senator representing Cross River Northern Senatorial District, Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, mandated the affected companies […]

November 3, 2023

Hospitality: Cross River State Kicks-Off ₦10m Bailout Funds To Businesses In Financial Crisis

309 By Eme Offiong, VON The Cross River State Government through its Tourism Bureau, has commenced the process of providing ₦10 Million bailout funds to businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry experiencing financial difficulty, to revamp the industry. The Managing Director of the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, Mr. Ojoi Ekpenyong kick-started the process […]

November 1, 2023

For Opposing Shady Businesses, UBA Forced Top Staffer, Mrs Aiyetan To Resign — Court Rules Against It, Orders N157m Compensation

366 By Yawale Adamu, WikkiTimes National Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Lagos State has ordered United Bank for Africa (UBA) to pay N157 million in compensation to Abimbola Dayo-Aiyetan, a former worker of the company who was coerced to resign from her job. Abimbola who is the wife of a veteran journalist, and founder […]

September 26, 2023

Concrete Roads: Cement Price To Tit N9,000, Say Manufacturers

430 By Damilola Aina, Puunch Newspaper The Cement Producers Association of Nigeria has warned that the ongoing plan of the federal government to introduce concrete roads will raise the price of cement to N9,000 per bag from the current price of N5,000. It also called on the current administration to permanently address the perennial cement […]

September 22, 2023

Cross River Judiciary Generates N93.9m Revenue

152 By Solomon Azu, The Guardian Newspaper • Non-implementation of judiciary financial autonomy threatens justice delivery, says CJ Cross River State Judiciary said it has generated about N93,906,543 as revenue from various courts in the state as of August 2023. The Chief Judge (CJ) of the state, Justice Akon Ikpeme, disclosed this in an address […]

September 22, 2023

Cross River To Go After 100,000 Dormant Taxpayers

270 By Joseph Abasi-Abasi, Tribune Newspaper The acting Executive Chairman of Cross River Internal Revenue Service (CRIRS), Prince Edwin Okon has revealed that efforts are on the ground to go after the 100,000 dormant taxpayers in the state. He disclosed this during a 1-day workshop, themed “Growing a Sustainable Revenue and Tax Base in Cross […]