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Christmas: Ayade calls for introspection, moderate celebration

Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has described Christmas as a season of introspection and has, therefore, called on Christians to celebrate moderately  while they reflect on the birth and virtues of Jesus Christ. In a Christmas message signed by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Linus Obogo, Ayade stated that “Christ is a […]

Why I shelved plans to privatize state industries- Ayade

Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade says the state government has shelved plans to privatize the over thirty industries built by his administration. The governor disclosed this during his end of year interaction with the media in the state. Some of the industries established by the Ayade-led administration include the state garment factory, the […]

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Yuletide: Cross River Chicken factory now producing 24/7 to meet demand – Ayade

Despite its installed capacity 240000 birds per day, Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, disclosed weekend, that the State owned chicken processing factory, Calachika, has been hit by soaring demands ahead of Christmas celebration. Governor Ayade made this known while conducting the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Production and Services, Hon. Muntari […]

Ayade insists on rotational governorship, receives PDP bigwigs, thousands into APC

The ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Cross River state swelled Thursday as prominent chieftains of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the Southern senatorial district of the state and thousands of their supporters joined its rank. At a rally in Calabar to welcome the defectors, the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade […]

Ayade seeks stronger trade ties between Cross River, Equatorial Guinea

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has advocated for stronger ties between the state and the Central African country of Equatorial Guinea in maritime and aviation. Ayade made the call Wednesday, when the new Equatorial Guinea Consular-General to Nigeria, Ildel Fonso Ondo Nchama presented his Letter of Credence to him at the state executive […]

Nigeria’s real independence hinges on technological advancement- Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, says Nigeria is not yet truly independent due to uncontrolled importation of foreign technology into the country. According to him, no nation is truly independent if it is technologically dependent. Ayade stated this recently in Abuja at the Joint Action Congress of the National Agency for Science and […]

Ayade: Debt Review, Project Development Commission report not for witch-hunt

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has assured that the implementation of the report of the Debt Review and Project Development Commission which he set up last year would not be an instrument for witch-hunt. Speaking at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Calabar, while receiving the report, the governor maintained that the […]

Ayade charges UBEC on training and retraining of teachers

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has emphasised the importance of training and retraining of teachers, insisting that the quality of teachers and teaching invariably rub off on pupils. The governor said it was for that reason that his administration established a world-class Teachers Continuous Training Institute, TCTI, in Biase, Central Cross River. Ayade […]

Ayade mourns former Senate President, Dr Wayas

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade has lamented the passing of Second Republic Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, describing his death as a monumental loss to Cross River State in particular and Nigeria as a whole. Dr Wayas died in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital. In a press statement signed […]

New COVID-19 variant: Ayade suspends 2021 Carnival Calabar 

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has suspended the 2021 Calabar Carnival.  Announcing the suspension of the 2021 Carnival at State Executive Council Chamber, attended by carnival band leaders, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Eteng Jones Williams, members of the state Executive Council, local government chairman from the 18 Council areas of […]



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