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Ada Bekwarra was father to all – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has described the death of Ada Bekwarra, Chief Linus Emonshe Okom (OON, JP) as a monumental loss to the Bekwarra nation, the Northern Senatorial District, as well as the entire state. The governor said the late elder statesman was a father to all. In a statement by his Special […]

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Cross River commences preparations for 2021 Carnival Calabar

In order to make up for a lost year, the Cross River State Government is commencing early preparations for the 2021 Carnival Calabar. Recall that the carnival did not hold in 2020 following a directive by the Federal Government against large crowd events in the country owing to the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic. To […]

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Cross River ranks top on the World Bank States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme

Cross River State has emerged top on the ranking of states having achieved 100% in the 2020 Additional Finance Annual Performance Assessment (APA) carried out in November 2020. This achievement was earned after a detailed annual performance assessment of all 36 Nigerian states under the State‚Äôs Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme. SFTAS is […]

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2021 will be a year of significant milestones for the state – Ayade

As Cross Riverians join the rest of the world to bid goodbye to year 2020 and usher in year 2021, Governor Ben Ayade has congratulated them for their perseverance in a very challenging year. In his New Year message entitled “Welcome to a dawn of freshness” signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, […]

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Ayade signs 2021 appropriation bill of N281.9bn into law

Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade Wednesday signed the state’s 2021 budget into law. Christened, budget of Blush and Bliss, the 2021 budget has a total sum of N281.9billion, a sharp reduction from the previous budget sizes of over 1.01trillion. Speaking at the signing ceremony which held at the State Executive chambers of the […]

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Ayade preaches peace, selflessness at Christmas

Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has called on Christians to at all times exhibit the examplenary life of Jesus Christ, tenuously imbibing His virtues. Ayade in a Christmas message made avilable to newsmen in Calabar by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, said the birth of Christ brought a refreshing […]

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Christmas: Cross River’s Calachika commences sale of chicken at subsidized rate

The Cross River State chicken processing factory, Calachika, has commenced sale of frozen chicken to Cross Riverians at a subsidized rate. Governor Ben Ayade who was at the factory Tuesday on a facility tour said he was impressed with the first batch of chicken being prepared for consumers for the yuletide. According to Governor Ayade, […]

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Ayade laments CP Jimoh’s death, condoles with family, Police

Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the state Commissioner of Police, Abudukadir Jimoh, describing his passing as a great loss to the state, country and the police force. Ayade in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, described Jimoh […]

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Swiss educational consortium eyes Cross River’s British-Canadian school

A Swiss educational consortium, Rainbow Unlimited GMBH has indicated interest in taking over the management of the British-Canadian school, Obudu, Cross River State as the school nears completion. This is even as the state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has described the school as “an African school with international connectivity”, saying it is a fusion of […]

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Ayade mourns Nda-Isaiah, condoles with the media industry

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade has described as a monumental loss to the nation and the media industry, the death of the publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah. The governor lamented in a press statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr.Christian Ita, that “Sam died at his prime and […]

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