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Cross River State House of Assembly passes N1.3trn 2018 budget

The Cross River House of Assembly on Thursday passed the 2018 appropriation bill of N1.3trillion presented by Governor Ben Ayade.  The budget, tagged Budget of Kinetic Crystallisation, was presented to the House of Assembly by the governor on November 30, 2017. Presenting the report of the Budget before the House, Mr Jonas Eteng-Williams, Chairman of […]

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Hope rises for Bakassi returnees as housing units promised by Ayade nears completion

Respite will soon come to the displaced people of Bakassi as the first phase of social housing units being built by the Cross River State government for them at Ifiang Ayong nears completion. The State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, had while marking his birthday with the displaced people of Bakassi, last year promised to provide […]

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Wayas, Ukpo, Agabi To Grace Civic Reception For Ayade

A former Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, retired Brig.-Gen. Anthony Ukpo, former military governor of Rivers State, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kanu Agabi are among dignitaries expected to grace a civic reception in honour of Governor Ben Ayade in Ogoja on Feb. 24. Mr Peter Ojie, Chairman of the publicity committee for the reception, […]

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2019: Group threatens Ayade with lawsuit if he fails to seek 2nd term

Senator Ben Ayade

A group, Team Ayade, has threatened Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade with a lawsuit if he fails to seek a second term in office. Addressing throngs of supporters, associations, women and youth groups bearing banners with different inscriptions  at 137 Ndidem Usang Iso road, Calabar, venue for the unveiling of ‘Team Ayade’ office, […]

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How Ayade is bridging the gulf between East and West Boki through road connectivity

Ben Ayade

Call them East and West Jerusalem of Cross River State, you will not be wrong, neither will you be charged with sedition. But unlike the inhabitants of the Middle East region, the people of East and West Boki, in Boki Local Government Area, are brothers and sisters who are disconnected as a result of the […]

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We’re set for Acting President’ s visit – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, Tuesday said the stage is set to receive the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to the state. Ayade stated this in Calabar yesterday, while fielding questions from newsmen on the planned visit of Osinbajo scheduled for Thursday this week. “We are working day and night to ensure […]

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Superhighway: Organised labour issues 21-day ultimatum

Superhighway march

The organised labour in Cross River State under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to release the Environmental Impact (Assessment (EIA) for the Bakassi deep Seaport and the 260km superhighway. In a solidarity march around major streets of Calabar, the […]

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C/River to integrate traditional birth attendants into its healthcare

Ben Ayade

Determined to stem the rate of infant and maternal mortality rate in the state, Cross River State Government has concluded plans to integrate traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into its healthcare delivery system, given their strategic role in the society. Director-General, Cross River State Primary HealthCare Delivery Agency, Dr. Beta Edu, who disclosed this to news […]

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Ayade Lays Foundation for Comprehensive Primary Health Centre, As APC Leaders Decamp to PDP in Yache

Senator Ben Ayade

Desirous of ensuring quality and affordable health care across the broad spectrum of the citizenry, Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday laid the foundation for a comprehensive primary health centre in Yache. The Director General of the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu accompanied by the Chairman of […]

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Gov Ayade congratulates new CJN Onnoghen, lauds President Buhari

Ben Ayade

Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has described the appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Mohammadu Buhari as a round peg in a round hole. In a congratulatory message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, Governor Ayade, […]

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