Posts Tagged ‘Cross river state’

#COVID19 In Cross River: “The State’s Health Commissioner Owes Nigerians An Explanation For Downplaying Infection Statistics”– Fisayo Soyombo 

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 8, 2020
Recall that the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River State branch, on Tuesday commenced an indefinite strike to protest against the handling of Covid-19 cases in the state by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the state government. “The association demands explanation from NCDC why the five COVID-19 cases from University of Calabar […]

Court denies Journalist, Agba Jalingo bail

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 4, 2019
Journalist and critic of the Cross River State government, Agba Jalingo, has been denied bail by a federal high court in Calabar, Cross River state. Jalingo was taken into custody on Friday after the court presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda, denied his bail application on the ground that the charges against him were grave […]

BREAKING| Election Tribunal upholds Gov Ayade’s victory

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 12, 2019
The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Cross River State on Thursday affirmed the victory Governor Ben Ayade the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state. Reading the judgment, the Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Josiah Majebi dismissed all the pleas of the candidate […]

Medical Doctor kidnapped in Cross River

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 19, 2019
A Medical Doctor attached to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr. Inyama Marcus, has been kidnapped. Dr. Marcus is an Associate Professor of Haematology is from Akwa Ibom State and was said to have been kidnapped on Thursday at about 7 pm on his way back from Church. Our findings revealed that Dr. Marcus […]

NLC raises alarm over fake appointment letters in Cross River

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 2, 2019
The newly-elected Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ben Ukpepi, has alleged that the Cross River State Government issued fake employment letters to workers, especially those in health institutions. Speaking on Wednesday at the Worker’s Day celebration, Ukpepi, who is from the Medical and Health Workers Union, said the resultant effect of the […]

How 150 Nigerians were Killed in 2 days, over land dispute

by Breaking Timeson July 5, 2017
One hundred and fifty people have been confirmed dead after a three-day war between two communities in Cross River over land. The Director-General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (CR-SEMA), John Inaku, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Tuesday. “Between June 27 and 29 […]