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I’m running for President – Ayade

Cross River state governor and a frontline All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Professor Ben Ayade has said he is in the presidential race to win and is thus not running for senate as being speculated.   Ayade said while his attention has been drawn to the purported purchase of senatorial nomination form in his […]

Ita-Giwa, other prominent Cross River indigenes laud Ayade’s presidential ambition, say governor perfect fit

Several prominent indigenes of Cross River State, including Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Legor Idagbo, Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo amongst others, have applauded the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade for aspiring to become Nigeria’s next president, saying he is tailor-made for the country’s topmost office. Ita-Giwa believes that Ayade has the […]

Ayade swears-in acting president of customary court of appeal; harps on fairness, justice

Cross River state governor, Prof Ben Ayade, Thursday swore-in Honourable Justice Sampson Mbe Anjor as the new acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal with a charge to him to be insenstive to politics, religion and ethnicity in the discharge of his duties. Ayade also at the occasion announced the setting up of Special […]

Ayade: Nigeria’s undisputed champion of industrialisation

By Chidi Onyemaizu According to Stephen Gardiner, “the industrial revolution was another one of those jumps forward in the story of civilisation” In Cross River state, despite naysayers’ puerile struggle to deny the evidence of their eyes, stark results of the Governor, Professor Ben Ayade’s unparalleled industrialisation drive coldly stare at them. Ayade has quietly […]

JIC Igbe’s passing, monumental loss to Cross River, Nigeria – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has described as a monumental loss to Cross River and indeed, Nigeria, the painful death of elderstatesman, Chief Joseph Inyambe Cyril Igbe at aged 86. Governor Ayade in a statement by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Linus Obogo, said “a pall of gloom has again descended 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 […]

Northern Governors pay Ayade Christmas visit, talk up national unity

In the spirit of national unity, Governors Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Muhammad Badru Abubakar of Jigawa state Saturday paid their Cross River State counterpart, Professor Ben Ayade Christmas visit. Also on the entourage of the governors was former Jigawa Governor, Seminu Turaki. Speaking, Governor Bagudu described Ayade as a dear brother and colleague whose […]

Cross River Chicken factory, a national pride – Reps Committee, CBN

House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Production and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have described Cross River’s Chicken Processing Factory (Calachika) as a source of national pride. The committee therefore, pledged to enact relevant laws to strengthen its capacity. The 24000 birds per day chicken processing factory is one of the numerous agro-based industries […]

Ayade condoles with Maduka over wife’s death

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has commiserated with the President of Coscharis Group, Cosmas Maduka over the death of his wife, Charity. In a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, Ayade said he received Mrs Maduka’s untimely and sudden death with a profound sense of loss […]

Ayade mourns Ironbar

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has expressed sadness over the death of a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. (Lady) Elizabeth Edem Ironbar. Hon. Ironbar representing Akpabuyo state constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly died Tuesday after a protracted illness. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, […]



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