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Ayade laments negative perception of Nigeria overseas, urges British High Commissioner to help reverse trend

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade Thursday received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs Catriona Laing at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Calabar, describing her as “somebody of warmth and value”. Speaking while playing host to Laing and senior officials of the British High Commission, who accompanied her, the governor lamented […]

Cross River to generate 50Mw from power plants, says Ayade

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade has expressed optimism that a combined power generation from the two power plants built by his administration will give the state about 50 megawatts of electricity that will guarantee Calabar, the capital, steady power supply independent of the national grid. The two power plants are situated at the […]

Press Release: Gov. Ben Ayade Condemns Attack on Motorists, Appeals for Calm

I condemn in the strongest terms, the attack and kidnapping of some motorists and commuters along the Akamkpa-Ugep axis of the Calabar-Ikom  Highway, yesterday. Tuesday, November 15, 2022 While we appreciate the commendable success so far recorded in the rescue operation which is still ongoing, such acts of criminality cannot and will be not be […]

Ayade optimistic as alternative energy firm sets up shop in Cross River

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade has expressed optimism that an indigenous energy firm, Alternative Petroleum and Power Limited, APPL would solve the energy needs of the over 30 industries built by his administration. Speaking Wednesday at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Calabar during a courtesy call on him by the management […]

Ayade signs law increasing jurisdiction of magistrate courts in Cross River

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade Thursday signed the state’s Magistrate Jurisdiction Law 2022. The law increases the jurisdiction of magistrate courts in the state on civil matters. The signing ceremony which was witnessed by the state Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu, State Chief Judge, Justice Akon Ikpeme, Speaker of the State House of […]

Ayade seeks more UN support for Cross River over Cameroonian refugees

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade Wednesday made a case for more United Nations support for Cross River State where over sixty thousand Cameroonians are taking refuge from the war in the neighboring country. Speaking at the open field of the Governor’s Calabar while receiving a donation of vehicles and vaccine carriers from the […]

2023: Gov Ayade presents N330bn budget of Quantum Infinitum

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has presented a budget estimate of N330billion for the 2023 fiscal year. Ayade, who presented the budget before the Cross River House of Assembly on Thursday in Calabar, christened the budget as “Budget of Quantum Infinitum”. The governor said that the budget was designed to improve the welfare of […]

Cross River to benefit from SAPZ as Ayade attends launch in Abuja

Cross River is among six states in Nigeria set to benefit from the Federal Government’s Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) project. SAPZ is part of the federal government’s effort to achieve food sufficiency and end hunger in the country. Speaking at the launch of the African Development Bank (ADB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) […]

Cross River Noodles to hit market soon – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has expressed satisfaction with the quality of noodles being produced at the Cross River Noodles Factory. Ayade who on Wednesday paid an unscheduled visit to observe the production process said the product will hit the market soon once it obtains a Na Agency for Food and Drugs Administration […]

Magic, colors as Ayade flags of Carnival Calabar 2022 dry run

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Sunday flagged off the first dry run for the 2022 Carnival Calabar, marking the return of the Carnival since the outbreak COVID-19 in 2020/ This year’s Carnival has “Agro-Industrialization” as the theme. Flagging of the event, Ayade said that the theme of the carnival was carefully chosen with […]

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