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July 16, 2024

260 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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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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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

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

95 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

78 “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

129 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

367 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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112 Responding, the State Commissioner for women Affairs and Social Development, Hon Edema Irom, commended the Women Muslim organisation for its giant strides in the state.  By TheInvestigator The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) has expressed its readiness to partner with Cross River State Government as part of efforts to improve girl […]

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229 He denied allegations that his administration was an appendage of government. By Archibong Jeremiah  The immediate past chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Cross River State chapter, Daniel Obo has said he is proud of the legacy his administration has left behind. Obo, now the Special Adviser to Governor Bassey Edet […]

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307 Reverend Victor Esangha is the new head. He’s from Ukele in Yala local government area. By TheInvestigator The Ogoja district Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, Cross River State has been suspended for alleged misappropriation of funds and intimidation of colleagues. Reverend Linus Ijigu whose suspension was handed down from the national authority of […]

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146 The appointment is effective from 21st June 2024 and will be for a term of two years. By TheInvestigator  The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, has appointed His Royal Majesty Ovai Solomon Osim Edward JP, Paramount Ruler of Abi Local Government Area, as Chairman, State Council of Chiefs. The appointment […]

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June 19, 2024

187 The newly sworn-in chairmen for the 23 Local Government Areas in Rivers State are as follows: By TheInvestigator Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, conducted the official swearing-in ceremony for the Caretaker Committee Chairmen of all 23 Local Government Councils in the state on Wednesday. The event took place at the Executive Council Chambers […]

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June 16, 2024

116 Barr Akiba made this known at his home town in Akpap Okoyong, Odukpani LGA where he had gone to celebrate with the people during the 2024 democracy day celebration. By Jimmy Jackson  An aide to governor Bassey Edet Otu of Cross River State, the Special Adviser on General Duties, Barr Ekpenyong Akiba has assured […]

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June 10, 2024

244 The report, published on April 19, 2024, revealed the political intrigues and lack of will that stalled the completion of the project.  By Alaba Adeyemi Following an investigation by TheInvestigator titled “Despite Spending N5 Billion, 16 Years Later Owena Multipurpose Dam Remains Uncompleted”, the Ondo State Government has begun the process of continuing the […]

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230 The Council approves 15 proposals including an Executive Bill seeking to establish State University of Education and Entrepreneurship By Government House Press Cross River State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, has charged Members of the State Executive Council to brace up for greater records of successes in this second year of the Administration. Speaking while […]

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June 7, 2024

224 Dr Dan Abubakar, said the closure became necessary after confirming from the State Ministry of Health that the clinic was not on the list of registered facilities. By Kingsley Agim  The Cross River State Government has sealed off Ben Damare Clinic and Maternity at Ekori community in Yakurr local government area, having been declared […]

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417 He noted that “no one can enter a community and mine without the help of the community,” reiterating the failure of the REDD+ project. By Archibong Jeremiah The Chairman of Cross River State Forestry Commission, Hon George O’Ben Etchi has revealed that “the 260-kilometer Calabar-Katsina-Ala Superhighway project of the Ben Ayade administration was a […]

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June 4, 2024

202 During the failed talks with the government, labour rejected three government offers, the latest being ₦60,000. The TUC and the NLC subsequently pulled out of negotiations, insisting on ₦494,000 as the new minimum wage. By Lucky Obewo-Isawode and Emmanuel Egobiambu The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended their […]

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June 3, 2024

141 The shutdown started from the Benin transmission operator to other substations in Ganmo, Benin, Ayede, Olorunsogo, Akangba and Osogbo.  By TheInvestigator The Transmission Company of Nigeria says the Labour union has shut down the national grid, resulting in a blackout as a nationwide strike begins. TCN in a statement states that the national grid […]

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June 2, 2024

183 The organized Labour had declared an indefinite strike on Friday following a breakdown on the new minimum wage negotiation with the government. By Galaxy TV Economic activities across Nigeria will be shut down by 12 a.m. on Monday morning as workers in the banking, oil and gas, medical and health, electricity, aviation, judiciary, and […]

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June 1, 2024

257 The unions are calling on all workers to join the strike. They say that the strike will continue until the government meets their demands. By TheInvestigator The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have announced an indefinite nationwide strike starting on Monday, June 3, 2024. The unions are demanding a […]

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May 29, 2024

154 The governor proudly announced a significant increase in the state’s IGR, citing a 50.24% increase from 2022 to 2023 and a 60.6% growth from June 2023 to May 2024. By TheInvestigator In his State of the State Address marking the first year anniversary of his governorship, His Excellency, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, Governor of […]

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188 The ICIR believes this may be a ploy to detain them because they reported on an investigation that linked some former police bosses to a shady land deal. The International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is expressing concern over the detention of its Executive Director, Dayo Aiyetan, and reporter, Nurudeen Akewushola. Aiyetan and Akewushola […]