Cross River State News Today

Over 2,000 contraband bags of rice from Cameroun seized by Nigerian Navy in Cross River

Nigerian Navy intercepts over 2,000 bags of smuggled rice along Calabar waterways - Official reveals

Nigerian Navy intercepts over 2,000 bags of smuggled rice along Calabar waterways - Official reveals
Onaiyekan, Abiara condemn hate speech, violence

Onaiyekan, Abiara condemn hate speech, violence

The church of God is supposed to be a sign and instrument of what great things God is doing in our world. Our church should be a sign of the goodness of God so that anybody who has seen the church will say this is it.

Onaiyekan, Abiara condemn hate speech, violence
Police in Cross River stops APC congress as new chairman emerges

Police in Cross River stops APC congress as new chairman emerges

No fewer than 100 policemen on Sunday, May 27 sealed off Ikot-Ansa Town Hall, the proposed venue of the congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, saying it was to avert bloodbath.

Police in Cross River stops APC congress as new chairman emerges
How rival factions in Cross Rivers turned APC congress bloody, shot 11, stalled poll

How rival factions in Cross Rivers turned APC congress bloody, shot 11, stalled poll

About 11 persons have been reportedly shot in Ugep, headquarters of Yakurr local government area of Cross River state on Wednesday, May 17, during the rescheduled local government congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

How rival factions in Cross Rivers turned APC congress bloody, shot 11, stalled poll
Sensitive materials were in police custody - APC Senator reveals why ward congress didn’t hold in Cross River

Sensitive materials were in police custody - APC Senator reveals why ward congress didn’t hold in Cross River

The chairman, Senate committee on finance, John Eno who said the APC nationwide ward congresses did not hold in Cross River added that some individuals within state the chapter of the APC planned to hijack the party structure.

Sensitive materials were in police custody - APC Senator reveals why ward congress didn’t hold in Cross River
See photos of wild gorilla that followed this farmer home in Cross River state

See photos of wild gorilla that followed this farmer home in Cross River state

There was reportedly commotion in a village in Cross River state after a wild gorilla met a farmer in the bush and followed him home. The pictures were shared on Facebook by a young man identified as Osang Gabriel.

See photos of wild gorilla that followed this farmer home in Cross River state
10 reportedly killed in Abia, Cross River communal clash

10 reportedly killed in Abia, Cross River communal clash

Ten persons have been reportedly killed following a communal clash between the people of Isu clan in Arochukwu local government area of Abia state and their neighbours from Utuma in Biase local government area of Cross River.

10 reportedly killed in Abia, Cross River communal clash
Looming disaster: Calabar residents alarmed over conversion of water board land to residential layout

Looming disaster: Calabar residents alarmed over conversion of water board land to residential layout

Residents of Calabar South, Akpabuya, Odukpani, Calabar Municipality and Akamkpa local government areas of Cross River state have decried the alleged conversion of the land housing the state water board into a residential layout.

Looming disaster: Calabar residents alarmed over conversion of water board land to residential layout
2019: Buhari assured of victory in south-south state by ex governor

2019: Buhari assured of victory in south-south state by ex governor

A former governor of Cross River state, Clement Ebri, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will win elections in the state in the 2019 general elections. He said the state would work hard towards the president’s re-election.

2019: Buhari assured of victory in south-south state by ex governor
Ahead of 2019, Nigeria’s 70-year-old ambassador to contest for governor of Cross River under APC

Ahead of 2019, Nigeria’s 70-year-old ambassador to contest for governor of Cross River under APC

Nigeria’s 70 years old ambassador to Uganda, Nya Asuquo, has reportedly declared his intention to contest the governorship seat of Cross River state in the 2019 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Ahead of 2019, Nigeria’s 70-year-old ambassador to contest for governor of Cross River under APC
Stay in your poverty instead of enslaving your conscience - South south governor tells judges

Stay in your poverty instead of enslaving your conscience - South south governor tells judges

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has charged newly appointed judges not to pervert justice and enslave their consciences; advising them to remain in poverty instead. He urged them to make the law their driving force.

Stay in your poverty instead of enslaving your conscience - South south governor tells judges
Why I traveled to Asia for one month - S/South governor debunks allegations that he travels for ‘jamboree’

Why I traveled to Asia for one month - S/South governor debunks allegations that he travels for ‘jamboree’

The Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade, has said that his foreign trips are not self-serving, but in the state’s best interest. He made the comment at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, after arriving from Asia.

Why I traveled to Asia for one month - S/South governor debunks allegations that he travels for ‘jamboree’
Get set for Tuesday, April 10, as NiMet predicts cloudy, dust haze weather over these cities

Get set for Tuesday, April 10, as NiMet predicts cloudy, dust haze weather over these cities

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country for the morning of Tuesday, April 10 as confirmed in its weather outlook by its central forecast office.

Get set for Tuesday, April 10, as NiMet predicts cloudy, dust haze weather over these cities
370 aides of Governor Ayade react to being abandoned, owed salaries

370 aides of Governor Ayade react to being abandoned, owed salaries

About 370 political appointees of the Cross River governor, Ben Ayade, are complaining of being stranded in Calabar, the state capital, due to alleged non-payment of their salaries, and lack of provision of accommodation.

370 aides of Governor Ayade react to being abandoned, owed salaries
APC, Cross River government disagree over absence of Governor Ben Ayade

APC, Cross River government disagree over absence of Governor Ben Ayade

The absence of Professor Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River state, for about 30 days has resulted in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) raising questions and accusing the House of Assembly of turning a blind eye.

APC, Cross River government disagree over absence of Governor Ben Ayade
Some Nigerians have turned Boko Haram insurgency to money-making venture - Donald Duke

Some Nigerians have turned Boko Haram insurgency to money-making venture - Donald Duke

A former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has said that what Nigeria has lost to the Boko Haram insurgency, in the last seven years of its menace, is far more than what the country lost during the civil war.

Some Nigerians have turned Boko Haram insurgency to money-making venture - Donald Duke
Court sentences ex-NNPC worker to death for killing daughter’s boyfriend

Court sentences ex-NNPC worker to death for killing daughter’s boyfriend

One Godwin Elewana who is a retired worker of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Cross River State High Court for reportedly killing his daughter’s boyfriend.

Court sentences ex-NNPC worker to death for killing daughter’s boyfriend
Cross River police command tells suspected criminals to surrender weapons or face wrath of the law

Cross River police command tells suspected criminals to surrender weapons or face wrath of the law

The commissioner of police in Cross River, Hafiz Inuwa, has called on persons in possession of illegal arms and dangerous weapons to surrender them within three weeks or face the wrath of the law. Inuwa made the call in Calabar.

Cross River police command tells suspected criminals to surrender weapons or face wrath of the law
2 UNICAL students killed, 11 arrested over suspected cult activities

2 UNICAL students killed, 11 arrested over suspected cult activities

The management of the University of Calabar, also known as UNICAL, on Monday, March 19, confirmed that two students of the institution were killed by gunmen in a suspected renewed wave of cult clashes on the campus.

2 UNICAL students killed, 11 arrested over suspected cult activities
Non-payment of salaries: C’River workers reportedly forced to sleep in uncompleted buildings, churches

Non-payment of salaries: C’River workers reportedly forced to sleep in uncompleted buildings, churches

Numerous workers of the Cross River Geographic Information Agency (CRGIA) and Cross River State Water Board Limited (CRWBL) Calabar, have reportedly been thrown out of their homes by their landlords for inability to pay house rent

Non-payment of salaries: C’River workers reportedly forced to sleep in uncompleted buildings, churches
South south state heightens security; demands that anyone entering or leaving must produce ID card

South south state heightens security; demands that anyone entering or leaving must produce ID card

The Ben Ayade-led Cross River state government has directed that anyone coming in or going out of the state should provide a valid ID or staff ID card to prove that he/she is a Nigerian or a citizen of the state.

South south state heightens security; demands that anyone entering or leaving must produce ID card
Cross River APC congress a sham - Party chieftain

Cross River APC congress a sham - Party chieftain

The special congress of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River state to elect a chairman last Saturday has continued to generate controversy as one of the candidates Mathew Achigbe has described the exercise as a sham.

Cross River APC congress a sham - Party chieftain
Tension in Cross River as Cameroonian soldier kills Nigerian fisherman, injures 2 others

Tension in Cross River as Cameroonian soldier kills Nigerian fisherman, injures 2 others

A Cameroonian soldier has allegedly killed a Nigerian fisherman from the border community of Mfum in Cross River state. The unfortunate incident reportedly took place at a river along the border, on Monday, February 26.

Tension in Cross River as Cameroonian soldier kills Nigerian fisherman, injures 2 others
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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.

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