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

56 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 […]

July 17, 2024

Driver, 18 Passengers Abducted In Rivers-Bound Bus

84 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 […]

Gov Otu Breaks Ground For Remodelling Of Calabar Stadium Hostel

70 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, […]

USAID-Supported FundTB Project Seeks Policy Changes For Improved Interventions

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 […]

July 16, 2024

Cross River: Ministry Of Education Endorses Students Orientation Summit

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 […]

July 16, 2024

EFCC Keeps Mum As Betta Edu Allegedly Stages Return

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 […]

July 15, 2024

Governor Of Cross River State Inaugurates Renewable Energy Action Plan And Electricity Policy Committees

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 […]

July 14, 2024

Photographer Arrested By Army In 2021 Still In DSS Custody

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. […]

July 14, 2024

Ondo Woman Finds Cleric Grinding Exhumed Body Of Her One-Year-Old Child

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 […]

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 […]

House Of Reps Probes Detention Of Journalists, Warns Nigerian Police Over Rising, Unwarranted Arrests

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 […]

July 12, 2024

SDP Chairman Commends Federal Government On Local Government Financial Autonomy

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) […]

July 11, 2024

Cross River Government Establishes Directorate Of Programmes And Projects To Enhance Student Orientation

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 […]

July 10, 2024

Civil Society Leader Calls For Immediate Appointment Of Special Adviser For CSOs In Cross River

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 […]

Financial Anomalies Uncovered: Over 10 Nigerian Ministries Engage In Illegal Transactions

403 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 […]