MANY KILLED IN EBONYI /CROSS RIVER BOUNDARY CLASH, GOVERNOR AYADE REVEALS

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State yesterday confirmed that many people were killed in what he described as a full-fledged war between the Ukelle community in the state and the Izzi community in Ebonyi State. “I received a text message that there is a full-fledged war between Cross River and Ebonyi going on right now around the Izzi, Ebonyi and Ukelle, Cross River area. Lives are being lost, they are firing and killing, even as arson is taking place there right now,”…

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AYADE SET TO OFFER OTHER GUBER CANDIDATES, CABINET POSTS

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said he will include the two defeated APC gubernatorial candidates, Usani Usani and Senator John Owan-Enoh as well as that of SDP, Barrister Eyo Ekpo, in his cabinet. Ayade, who won a second term on the platform of the PDP, disclosed this, yesterday, in a statement issued at the end of a state security meeting in Calabar. The governor promised to run an inclusive government that will foster unity in the state. Ayade said he…

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AYADE TO HAND OVER DUBIOUSLY APPOINTED AIDES TO POLICE

Many of the over 6000 special advisers and personal assistants to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State allegedly appointed through the back door will be handed over to police for prosecution. Mr Christian Ita, the Senior Special Adviser to the governor on Media, said this in the wake of an audit exercise of all political appointees ordered by the governor. The audit was due to over bloated monthly wage bill, and strange names paraded as special advisers and assistants to the governor. Ayade in a statement signed by the…

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CSO INSISTS, AYADE MUST BE IMPEACHED

A civil society organization (CSO), the Cross River Transparency Network International (CRTNI), has again said that Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State should be impeached immediately. Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the coordinator of the group, Comrade Jonathan Agbor, said they were forced to take the stance because of incessant overseas’ travels of the governor during which he spent at least two months before returning. Agbor, who voiced unhappiness over the inaction of the State House of Assembly, called on the lawmakers to commence the impeachment proceedings. He said…

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