Thursday, February 18, 2021



Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

School resumtion: ‘COVID-19 task force should be set up in campuses’

The Cross River COVID-19 Response Team, RRT, has advised universities and other tertiary institutions in the country to set up COVID-19 task force in their campuses to enforce compliance with the pandemic protocols.

Nigerian Navy destroyed 291 illegal refineries, arrested 707 suspects – Adeniran

Retired Rear Adm. David Adeniran, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Nigerian Navy in Calabar, says the navy has neutralised 291 illegal refineries, seized 31,310 bags of rice and arrested 707 suspects.

26-year-old threatens to commit suicide over non-payment of late father’s N13m gratuity

Joseph Odey, 26, an indigene of Yala Local Government Area of Cross River, on Wednesday protested the non-payment of his late father’s gratuity put at N13 million, threatening to commit suicide if the  government delays further.

Only 7 suspects escaped from our cell — Cross River police

The Cross River Police Command says seven detained suspects arrested for various offences in the state escaped from its cell on Dec. 13.

Nigeria ranked low on human rights protection

Paul Ebiala, Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Calabar Chapter, has said that Nigeria needed to improve on the protection of its citizens’ human rights.

NCAA plans to open 5 more regional offices – DG

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, on Wednesday announced plans to open more regional offices as part of its efforts to bring regulation closer to the operators.

Bible Society appoints Sanusi as new CEO-Designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN, on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate. BSN Manager,...

NBC sanctions 716 broadcast stations in 2 months

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it has sanctioned 716 infractions broadcast stations over infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code between April and June.

‘#EndSARS protest can be resolved without bloodshed’

A Calabar-based legal practitioner, Fidelis Onyebueke, said on Wednesday in Calabar that the on-going #EndSARS protests could be resolved without bloodshed.

Buhari inaugurates rail line named after Goodluck Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the 326 KM Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line for commercial operation as well as the ancillary facilities yard, at the recently named Goodluck Jonathan Railway Complex in Agbor (Owa-Oyibu), Delta.

Taxi drivers withdraw services in Calabar, protest illegal taxation

Commercial taxi drivers in Calabar on Monday withdrew their services to protest alleged illegal taxation by some thugs and local government officials in the state.

Bill to ban ex-INEC officials, other electoral officers from contesting elections passes 2nd reading

A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act to prohibit Electoral Officers from engaging in partisan politics within five years of retirement, resignation and official relief of duties has passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

Psychiatric Hospital workers protest over ‘injustice’ in COVID-19 hazard allowance payment

Workers in the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, FNPH, in Calabar have staged a peaceful protest over what they described as “injustice” in the payment of COVID-19 hazard allowance to health workers in tertiary health institutions.

Chief of Air Staff inaugurates officers’ quarters in Calabar

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, has commissioned a two blocks of single officer’s quarters at the 305 Special Mobility Group on Tuesday in Calabar.

NDLEA demolishes suspected hard drug spots in Calabar

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Wednesday demolished suspected hard drug spots in Calabar town.

Covid-19: C/River releases N79m for micro projects

The Cross River State Government has commenced the disbursement of N79 million to activate the implementation of 21 micro projects across some communities in the state as part of multi-sectoral intervention to Covid-19.

Nigerian govt sets 5-year timeline to complete all water projects

Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, has urged management of the ministry and heads of River Basin Development Authorities to prioritise completion of all pending water projects within five years.

Zlatan, Perruzi, Patoranking, others for 2019 Miss Africa pageantry in Calabar

Top music acts, including Zlatan, Perruzi and Patoranking, are among celebrity artistes lined up to thrill guests at the 2019 Miss Africa pageantry in Calabar on December 27.

Nigeria ranks second in open defecation – UNICEF

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practicing open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF.

DPR seals 30 filling stations, arrest 3 suspects in C/River

  The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR has sealed 30 fillings stations in Cross River for selling petrol above the approved price of N145 per...

Revive activism potentials for national development, Nnamani tells Igbo women

Former Governor of Enugu State, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani has charged Igbo women to revive the socio-political and economic activism employed during the pre-colonial era in moving the region and nation forward.

Nigerian politicians have become liars, deceitful – Catholic Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Calabar, Most Rev. Joseph Ekuwem, has said that politics in Nigeria is now synonymous with lies and deceit.

Boboye knocks Enyimba after Plateau’s loss

His team might have gone down against the 2015 Champions in Calabar on Wednesday but Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye is far from impressed...

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