Cross River State News Today

Cross River is the federal state in Nigeria, situated in the southern piece of the region.

It is named as a tribute to the cognominal river, near which it is situated. The population of the state is about three million people and is fastly growing nowadays. And if to believe Cross River state news today, the state is on the 19th place according to the population level.

The municipal centre of the state is town Calabar.

The state is on the border with Cameroon, and from the other side it is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. The whole state is divided into eighteen Local Government Areas.

There are many ethnic groups living in the state, and the most widespread languages, despite English, which is the official one, are Efik and Boki. And there are many other forms used, but much less. This huge diversity is not a big problem for people living in this state, as most of their languages belong to one language family.

According to Cross River state news, the authorities found a perfect way to entertain people and earn a lot of money at the same time. They invested much money into the development of tourist sector, and attract people who want to see some natural wonders as well as historical points. Also, they carry out one of the main famous festivals in Nigeria. Especially impressing is the festival which takes place during the Christmas rush.

Education level in the state is also quite high, as there are many universities and colleges with very qualitative and serious education programs.

The main city of the state, Calabar, was founded in the fifteen century. Nowadays it is the most thriving and bustling city of the state, it is also very fastly developing. Portuguese sailors created there a big port in the 16th century, where they used to sell palm oil first. Later those people realised that there is the much more valuable subject of trade than oil, they decided to sell black skinned people. And so the city turned into a widely known slavery market. They captivated people of Nigeria and exchanged them for different goods which came from Europe.

Since the 17th century, Calabar became the biggest slave market in Africa.

Efik, who ruled the city at that time, were seriously influenced by European and American sailors, they learned their language and borrowed many cultural traditions.

When slavery was forbidden, Calabar became important for the whole country ocean and river port. Later there was founded a special missionary station, and local people were seriously impressed by their ideas, so many of them became Christians.

The city played an important role in the whole historical and cultural development of Nigeria, as there appeared first hospital and post office.

APC chieftain Eteng reveals those ganging up against President Buhari

APC chieftain Eteng reveals those ganging up against President Buhari

APC chieftain Eteng reveals those ganging up against President Buhari
Kidnapping: State governor takes major action to protect doctors round-the-clock

Kidnapping: State governor takes major action to protect doctors round-the-clock

The governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, has approved a 24-hour security coverage for medical doctors and other professionals in the state in order to check kidnapping. The development was made public by the governor’s aide.

Kidnapping: State governor takes major action to protect doctors round-the-clock
Nigerian Air Force to establish operational bases in Cross River, Akwa Ibom states

Nigerian Air Force to establish operational bases in Cross River, Akwa Ibom states

The Nigerian Air Force is set to build a Forward Operational Base each in Cross Rivers and Akwa Ibom states respectively. This was announced by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Saturday, January 28.

Nigerian Air Force to establish operational bases in Cross River, Akwa Ibom states
Police kill school teacher in gun duel, arrest another over robbery

Police kill school teacher in gun duel, arrest another over robbery

An unidentified teacher alleged to be among a four-man robbery gang that raided shops along Goldie-Mount Zion street in the Calabar-South area of the state capital was on Wednesday, January 24, killed by police in Cross River.

Police kill school teacher in gun duel, arrest another over robbery
Cross River houses 36,000 Camerounian refugees - Reps committee

Cross River houses 36,000 Camerounian refugees - Reps committee

The House of Representatives committee on IDP and Refugees says no fewer than 36,000 Camerounian refugees are harboured in Cross River state. The committee also claimed that the refugees had also flooded neighbouring states.

Cross River houses 36,000 Camerounian refugees - Reps committee
Cross River govt denies allegations of Governor Ayade repackaging smuggled rice

Cross River govt denies allegations of Governor Ayade repackaging smuggled rice

Cross River state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the state governor Ben Ayade of repackaging imported rice as state rice produced at the rice village in Ogoja. The governor aide said Ayade’s rice is local.

Cross River govt denies allegations of Governor Ayade repackaging smuggled rice
Outrage as head of police inspector is found with chief priest in Cross River shrine

Outrage as head of police inspector is found with chief priest in Cross River shrine

A 54-year-old man, Valentine Ebani, was paraded by the Cross River State Police Command on Thursday, January 11, after he was found to be in possession of the decomposed head of a police inspector, Michael James.

Outrage as head of police inspector is found with chief priest in Cross River shrine
Just in: Medical doctors in Cross River desert their offices in protest over rampant kidnapping

Just in: Medical doctors in Cross River desert their offices in protest over rampant kidnapping

It has been reported that the incessant kidnapping in Cross River state is now unbearable. Medical Doctors have abandoned their duties in protest in a bid the call the state government's attention to the life-threatening issue.

Just in: Medical doctors in Cross River desert their offices in protest over rampant kidnapping
Calabar celebrates new year with significant cultural display (photos)

Calabar celebrates new year with significant cultural display (photos)

Tinkoriko, an annual Calabar cultural display and heritage, currently sponsored by a former lawmaker, Honourable Orok Otu Duke was held on Monday, January 1.The annual cultural procession is geared towards uniting Efik nations.

Calabar celebrates new year with significant cultural display (photos)
UNICAL VC Professor Akpagu bags Obudu highest traditional title

UNICAL VC Professor Akpagu bags Obudu highest traditional title

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Unical, Professor Zana Akpagu has been crowned with the highest chieftaincy title by his community Bebuagbong in Obudu local government area of Cross River state.

UNICAL VC Professor Akpagu bags Obudu highest traditional title
Tears, lamentation as fire engulfs popular market in Calabar on new year's day

Tears, lamentation as fire engulfs popular market in Calabar on new year's day

The new year started on a sad note for traders in Marian market, Calabar, the capital of Cross River state as an early morning fire destroyed many shops in the popular Calabar Municipal market, leaving many traders in tears.

Tears, lamentation as fire engulfs popular market in Calabar on new year's day
High-tension cable causes havoc in Calabar, kills one, destroys houses on new year's eve

High-tension cable causes havoc in Calabar, kills one, destroys houses on new year's eve

Disaster struck in Calabar, Cross River state on Sunday, December 31, as high-tension cable electrocuted one person and destroyed many houses. The incident happened at about 7.30pm on new year's eve in the state capital.

High-tension cable causes havoc in Calabar, kills one, destroys houses on new year's eve
Breathtaking costumes on display at the 2017 Calabar Carnival (photos)

Breathtaking costumes on display at the 2017 Calabar Carnival (photos)

It was a display of glitz and glamour as five carnival bands danced round the 12-kilometre carnival routes on major streets of Calabar Municipal at the 2017 Carnival Calabar held on Thursday, December 27 in Cross River state.

Breathtaking costumes on display at the 2017 Calabar Carnival (photos)
Governor Ayade and wife dazzle crowd with a scorpion-like bike at Calabar Carnival (video)

Governor Ayade and wife dazzle crowd with a scorpion-like bike at Calabar Carnival (video)

At the 2017 Calabar Carnival Bikers' Day, Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade and his wife, Lynda Ayade, appeared in a custom made scorpion-like motorcycle to the cheers of residents and tourists to celebrate with other bikers.

Governor Ayade and wife dazzle crowd with a scorpion-like bike at Calabar Carnival (video)
Governor Ayade, Donald Duke steal the show as 250 bikers participate in Calabar carnival show (photos)

Governor Ayade, Donald Duke steal the show as 250 bikers participate in Calabar carnival show (photos)

No fewer than 250 bikers from Togo, Morocco, Lagos, Enugu, Akwa Ibom and other states of the federation participated in the bikers carnival show on Wednesday, December 27 in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.

Governor Ayade, Donald Duke steal the show as 250 bikers participate in Calabar carnival show (photos)
Funfare as 26 states participate in 2017 Calabar cultural carnival

Funfare as 26 states participate in 2017 Calabar cultural carnival

No fewer than 26 states participated in the 2017 Calabar cultural carnival held on Tuesday, December 26 in Calabar, the Cross River state capital. The colourful parade was held at the UJ Eusuene stadium in Calabar.

Funfare as 26 states participate in 2017 Calabar cultural carnival
Crisis looms in Cross River following ‘illegal migration’ of 8,000 Cameroonians

Crisis looms in Cross River following ‘illegal migration’ of 8,000 Cameroonians

Some communities in Boki Local Council of Cross River state may soon witness a humanitarian crisis, following the illegal migration of 8,000 Cameroonians.

Crisis looms in Cross River following ‘illegal migration’ of 8,000 Cameroonians
More rice for Nigerians as production hits 70 percent - CBN confirms

More rice for Nigerians as production hits 70 percent - CBN confirms

Nzelu, finance department, CBN, has said that the production of rice in the country has increased by 70 percent. He noted this in Calabar, Cross River.

More rice for Nigerians as production hits 70 percent - CBN confirms
Six burnt to death as petrol tanker explodes in Cross River

Six burnt to death as petrol tanker explodes in Cross River

No fewer than six people including soldiers were on Wednesday, December 13 allegedly burnt to death in fuel Tanker explosion that occurred in Cross River state.

Six burnt to death as petrol tanker explodes in Cross River
How Catholic priest allegedly paid N350,000 to regain freedom from abductors in Cross River

How Catholic priest allegedly paid N350,000 to regain freedom from abductors in Cross River

A Catholic priest, Rev Fr Cyril Essien, recently abducted, ransomed himself from unknown kidnappers after allegedly paying N350,000 on Sunday, December 10.

How Catholic priest allegedly paid N350,000 to regain freedom from abductors in Cross River
Herdsmen are being killed increasingly in Cross River state - Miyetti Allah alleges

Herdsmen are being killed increasingly in Cross River state - Miyetti Allah alleges

Alhaji Gidado Idris has alleged there is an increasing hatred for and killing of herdsmen and their cows in Cross River state and other parts of the country.

Herdsmen are being killed increasingly in Cross River state - Miyetti Allah alleges
Cross River state lawmakers allegedly bribed with N10 million to pass 2018 budget

Cross River state lawmakers allegedly bribed with N10 million to pass 2018 budget

The APC, Cross River state chapter, has accused the state lawmakers of being bribed with N10million naira each to pass the proposed 2018 budget by Governor Ben.

Cross River state lawmakers allegedly bribed with N10 million to pass 2018 budget
Suspected herdsmen allegedly invade Cross River community, 4 killed

Suspected herdsmen allegedly invade Cross River community, 4 killed

Four herdsmen have reportedly been killed after they allegedly attempted to invade the Mbiabong Ito Community in Odukpani local government area of Cross River.

Suspected herdsmen allegedly invade Cross River community, 4 killed
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