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APC’ll emerge from convention stronger, says Ayade

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade has expressed confidence in the ability of the Senate Adamu Abdullahi led-nine-member All Progressives Congress (APC) Reconciliation Committee to calm frayed nerves in the party. The Committee whose members include the Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu was in Calabar for a courtesy call on […]

Security: IGP commends Ayade’s support for police

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has traced the prevailing calm in Cross River to the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade’s relentless support to the state’s police command. The IGP who spoke Thursday at the State Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Calabar, during a courtesy call on Ayade disclosed that he met […]

Cross River soon to become net supplier of processed chicken in Nigeria – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade has disclosed that the state-owned chicken processing plant, Calachika, has met almost all the requirements for certification by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Situated at the sprawling Ayade Industrial Park along Goodluck Jonathan Bypass in Calabar, the 24,000 birds per day chicken […]

Rice revolution: Buhari honours Ayade, commends his contributions to rice farming

Cross River state’s investments in rice production Tuesday resonated in Abuja as President Muhammad Buhari bestowed on the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade, an Excellent Award in recognition of his government’s effort in that regard. In pursuit of the agro-industrialization policy of his administration, Ayade has established in Calabar, the state capital, a multi-million naira […]

Ayade in Abuja for crucial APC Governors’ meeting with PMB, says Cross River critical to national politics

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade Sunday departed the Magaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar for Abuja for a crucial, high level meeting of APC Governors. Speaking to newsmen at the Airport shortly before boarding the waiting presidential jet, the Governor said he was hopeful of “returning with a lot of good news concerning all […]

Ayade swears-in journalist as Head of Service

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade,  Thursday swore-in a journalist, Timothy Ogbang Akwaji as the state’s new Head of Service. He is the first journalist to be so appointed. Akwaji was variously Editor and Managing Director of the state-owned newspaper, the Chronicle.  A consummate journalist,  he was Vice President, East, Nigerian Guild of Editors […]

Ayade swears-in Customary Court of Appeal President, others, promises salary increment for judges

The governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade, Tuesday swore-in Justice Maurice Eneji as the new President of the state’s Customary Court of Appeal. Also sworn-in were four new High Court Judges and four Customary Court judges. The new four High Court judges are Justice Obo Agbor Anthony, Justice Ititim Felix Igobi, Justice Dada […]

2023: No going back on returning power to Cross River South – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has again reiterated his commitment to ensuring that power reverts to the Southern Senatorial District of the state come 2023.   Speaking at the Governor’s Lodge at the weekend, Ayade said his decision to return power to the South is based on morality.   “During my campaign for […]

Ayade gives special handshake to best performing council chairmen in Cross River

Some local government council chairmen in Cross River State adjudged to be amongst most performing, have been rewarded with a special handshake by the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade. The event took place Thursday at the state executive council chambers, Governor’s Office after first quarter assessment of their performance. Based on the outcome of the […]

Ayade signs 2022 appropriation bill into law, says budget to ensure industries’ take off

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade Friday signed the state’s 2022 appropriation bill into law. Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the State Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Calabar, Governor Ayade said the N354.55bn budget will ensure the take-off of most of industries built by his administration with their products becoming […]



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