Cross River State News Today

Report reveals states with lowest performance in terms of financial sustainability

Report reveals states ranked lowest in financial control

Report reveals states with lowest performance in terms of financial sustainability
Supporters scamper for safety after teargas at senator's declaration for governorship election

Supporters scamper for safety after teargas at senator's declaration for governorship election

There was stampede in Ikom, the central part of Cross River, on Wednesday, when Senator John Owan-Enoh who represents Cross River Central senatorial district in the Senate, formally declared his intention to run for governor

Supporters scamper for safety after teargas at senator's declaration for governorship election
Why I used my 2-year-old son for N180,000 loan collateral - Man confesses Calabar

Why I used my 2-year-old son for N180,000 loan collateral - Man confesses Calabar

The commissioner of police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, who presented the suspects to journalists on Tuesday in Calabar, said the couple was arrested on July 23 in Calabar after a report by the mother of the child, Mrs Magdalene Bassey.

Why I used my 2-year-old son for N180,000 loan collateral - Man confesses Calabar
Breaking: Donald Duke leaves PDP, joins SDP to actualise presidential ambition

Breaking: Donald Duke leaves PDP, joins SDP to actualise presidential ambition

Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state, on Tuesday, September 4, said he had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party and had pitched tents with the Social Democratic Party under which he hopes to actualise his ambition.

Breaking: Donald Duke leaves PDP, joins SDP to actualise presidential ambition
Chaos as House of Reps aspirant in Calabar is abducted by gunmen, police confirms incident

Chaos as House of Reps aspirant in Calabar is abducted by gunmen, police confirms incident

An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Abi/Yakkur federal constituency of the House of Representatives, Jerome Egbe, has been abducted by gunmen in Calabar, Cross River state. The police confirmed the incident.

Chaos as House of Reps aspirant in Calabar is abducted by gunmen, police confirms incident
Nigerians will police their votes in 2019 elections - SDP chieftain

Nigerians will police their votes in 2019 elections - SDP chieftain

The SDP chieftain made the statement at the party's national headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, August 29, when he picked up his expression of interest and nomination form to contest for governorship in Cross River state.

Nigerians will police their votes in 2019 elections - SDP chieftain
Cross River government gives free petrol, kerosene to eligible voters who have collected PVCs

Cross River government gives free petrol, kerosene to eligible voters who have collected PVCs

Ahead of the 2019 elections, eligible voters, who had collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Cross River state, were on Monday, August 27, reportedly given free petrol and kerosene by the state governor, Ben Ayade.

Cross River government gives free petrol, kerosene to eligible voters who have collected PVCs
Former minister Edem Duke speaks on division in Cross Rivers APC

Former minister Edem Duke speaks on division in Cross Rivers APC

Edem Duke, former minister of culture and tourism, on Sunday, August 26, said there is no faction in Cross River APC saying the party would be stronger if all members are united and worked towards taking over the state in 2019.

Former minister Edem Duke speaks on division in Cross Rivers APC
Breaking: Cross River mourns as lawmaker dies 3 months after colleague passed on

Breaking: Cross River mourns as lawmaker dies 3 months after colleague passed on

The Cross River state House of Assembly is mourning the death of one of its lawmakers, Hon Simon Nkoro, who died after a protracted illness just three months after his colleague slumped and passed. A lawmaker confirmed it.

Breaking: Cross River mourns as lawmaker dies 3 months after colleague passed on
Cross River APC faction defies court order, holds congress

Cross River APC faction defies court order, holds congress

The Cross River state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Wednesday, defied an Abuja High Court order ruling to hold state congress few days after the party and members of NWC were barred from conducting another one.

Cross River APC faction defies court order, holds congress
Oshiomhole inaugurates new APC state exco in Cross River, following dissolution of parallel councils

Oshiomhole inaugurates new APC state exco in Cross River, following dissolution of parallel councils

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), inaugurated a new executive council and state working committee for the party in Cross River state on Wednesday, August 22.

Oshiomhole inaugurates new APC state exco in Cross River, following dissolution of parallel councils
Ibeshi battle Governor Ayade for PDP governorship ticket in Cross River

Ibeshi battle Governor Ayade for PDP governorship ticket in Cross River

Emmanuel Ibeshi, first national publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly become the major challenger to Governor Ben Ayade’s quest for a second term ticket on the platform of the PDP.

Ibeshi battle Governor Ayade for PDP governorship ticket in Cross River
Good news as Governor Ben Ayade increases NYSC members’ allowance

Good news as Governor Ben Ayade increases NYSC members’ allowance

The governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, increased the monthly allowance of NYSC members serving in the state from N3,100 to N5,000. Ayade made the announcement at the closing ceremony for the 2018 `Batch B’ orientation course.

Good news as Governor Ben Ayade increases NYSC members’ allowance
PDP candidate wins late husband's seat in Cross River Assembly bye-election

PDP candidate wins late husband's seat in Cross River Assembly bye-election

Abbey Ukpukpen, the widow of a member of the Cross River House of Assembly, has won Saturday’s bye election into the House of Assembly. She took over her husband's seat, following her victory at the Obudu Constituency.

PDP candidate wins late husband's seat in Cross River Assembly bye-election
Why Nigerian Senate won’t find peace - Donald Duke

Why Nigerian Senate won’t find peace - Donald Duke

The former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has said that the crises in the National Assembly particularly the Senate is as a result of the red chamber being used as a retirement home by former governors.

Why Nigerian Senate won’t find peace - Donald Duke
We need to know who sent the DSS to National Assembly - PDP senator

We need to know who sent the DSS to National Assembly - PDP senator

Gersom Bassey, senator elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River south, has called on the federal government to investigate the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of DSS.

We need to know who sent the DSS to National Assembly - PDP senator
NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Wednesday, August 8

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Wednesday, August 8

NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Tuesday, August 7, also predicted cloudy conditions and chances of thunderstorms and rains over Maiduguri during the afternoon and evening hours.

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Wednesday, August 8
We have serious security problem - Governor Ayade raises alarm over alleged Cameroonian invasion

We have serious security problem - Governor Ayade raises alarm over alleged Cameroonian invasion

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has raised allegation against the seceding Ambazonian Republic in Cameroon as well as the Cameroonian government of smuggling goods and arms into the country through 27 illegal routes.

We have serious security problem - Governor Ayade raises alarm over alleged Cameroonian invasion
Cross River APC reportedly protests Ayade’s planned defection

Cross River APC reportedly protests Ayade’s planned defection

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state have reportedly protested the planned defection of Governor Ben Ayade to the party.The protest which reportedly took place at the national secretariat of APC.

Cross River APC reportedly protests Ayade’s planned defection
Ex-minister joins governorship race months after leaving PDP for APC in Cross River

Ex-minister joins governorship race months after leaving PDP for APC in Cross River

Duke, a former chieftain of the PDP and former minister under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, said he joined the race to “salvage the state” because the PDP-led administration in the state had not lived up to expectation.

Ex-minister joins governorship race months after leaving PDP for APC in Cross River
34,000 Cameroonian refugees in 6 LGAs Cross River - SEMA states as it asks for support

34,000 Cameroonian refugees in 6 LGAs Cross River - SEMA states as it asks for support

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Friday, July 20, said that over 34,000 Cameroonians were taking refuge in six local government areas of the state. This is due to the crisis going on in the country.

34,000 Cameroonian refugees in 6 LGAs Cross River - SEMA states as it asks for support
Katsina, Bauchi, Kogi, Cross River brace up for bye-elections as INEC releases time-table for polls (read breakdown)

Katsina, Bauchi, Kogi, Cross River brace up for bye-elections as INEC releases time-table for polls (read breakdown)

Following submissions for vacancies in some senatorial districts in Katsina, Bauchi, Kogi, Cross River, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the schedule of activities for four bye-elections.

Katsina, Bauchi, Kogi, Cross River brace up for bye-elections as INEC releases time-table for polls (read breakdown)
Miyetti Allah reacts to alleged planned attack on Cross River people

Miyetti Allah reacts to alleged planned attack on Cross River people

The Cross River State Branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has debunked rumours that Fulani herdsmen were planning to attack residents of Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River.

Miyetti Allah reacts to alleged planned attack on Cross River people
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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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