CROSS RIVER COMMUNITY WHERE MALE AND FEMALE SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

Known as a major tourist attraction in Nigeria and Africa, Cross River State has many unique tourist attractions that make it a desired state to visit. One of such attractions abounds in a community of Ubang in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State where the males speak a separate language from their female counterparts. Located in the Northern part of Cross River State, Ubang is approximately six hours drive from Calabar, the State Capital. Surrounded by Mountain ranges, the Ubang people are predominantly farmers, known for Cocoa, cassava,…

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CROSS RIVER ASSEMBLY STOPS GOVERNOR’S LAND ACQUISITION PROGRAMME AFTER PROTESTS

C’River: Assembly stops Ayade’s land acquisition for protest Clement James / 2 hours ago Cross River State House of Assembly has stopped the move by Governor Ben Ayade’s decision to take over about 9,000 hectares of land across the three senatorial districts of the state, demanding explanations on why the land is being acquired. The governor, who was said to have been out of the state for about two weeks now, New Telegraph learnt, was bent on acquiring land across the state, claiming it was for infrastructural development across the state. But,…

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WOMAN WATCHES AS HER HUSBAND, SON ARE BEHEADED IN CROSS RIVER

Ada Wodu, Calabar A father and his son have allegedly been beheaded in a farm in Cross River following renewed communal clash between Ebom and Usumutung. Our Correspondent gathered that on Saturday morning, people from Usumutung allegedly ambushed the people of Ebom working in their farms and murdered Mr. Oti Ato and his son, Sunday. However, it was further gathered that Ato’s grandson, simply called Michael, narrowly escaped with bullet wounds. The village head of Ebom, Mr. Sunday Obite, confirmed to newsmen that three persons were still missing after the…

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2019 BUDGET: GOVERNOR TO SPEND 10BILLION ON ENTERTAINMENT

The Cross River State House of Assembly (CRSHA) has approved the sum of N10 billion for the State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade to spend on entertainment for 2019, financial assistance, N10b and contingency allowance N4b. According to 2019 budget breakdown, “The hospitality and entertainment gulped N10 billion, financial assistance, N10billion while N4billion is for contingency”. The State Government had in 2018 budgeted N7billion for Security Vote and in 2019 budgeted the same amount (N7b) but for Entertainment and Hospitality, N6b was budgeted in 2018 and N10b for 2019. Consequently, government…

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AYADE DROPS BOMBSHELL: I WON’T APPOINT ANYONE OLDER THAN ME INTO MY GOVERNMENT

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has revealed his position on the appointment of older people into his kitchen cabinet moving forward as the leader of the state. Governor Ayade who spoke to newsmen in Calabar on Thursday said he will no longer appoint people older than himself into serious positions of responsibility into his government. Ayade revealed that much while explaining why it was taking him many weeks to name his commissioners and other appointees since he was inaugurated for a second term on May 29. He…

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INEC EXCLUDED ME FROM 2019 ELECTIONS, SEN. NDOMA EGBA TELLS TRIBUNAL

Judex Okoro, Calabar Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has told the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) excluded him from the list of candidates for the February 23, 2019, National Assembly elections. Ndoma Egba disclosed this during his cross-examination by counsels to the defendants, Dr Sandy Onor, Mr Patrick Akan, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Joe Agi (SAN), and INEC’s counsel, Professor Jacob Dada. Besides, his counsel, Chief Emeka Offodile, leading 15 other lawyers, argued that his name was excluded from the result sheet…

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AYADE ORDERS FORMER AIDES TO SURRENDER OFFICIAL VEHICLES IN THEIR POSSESSION 78 HOURS

Ada Wodu, Calabar The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has ordered his former aides, including commissioners to surrender all the official vehicles still in their possession. A statement signed by the newly reappointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Martins Orim, made available to our correspondent, asked the aides to return the vehicles within 78 hours to avoid embarrassment. According to the statement, “All former commissioners, special advisers, special assistants and other former appointees of the Cross River State Government, including chairmen and members of commissions, boards,…

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AYADE SET TO BATTLE FG OVER SEIZED 76 OIL WELLS, PUT SANS ON ALERT

Ada Wodu, Calabar Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade Ayade has called on Senior Advocates of Nigeria from the State to be ready to fight the Federal Government in a bid to get compensation for 76 oil wells that were seized and given to Akwa Ibom State by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The governor made the call at the main bowl of the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar while taking his oath of office for a second term along with his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu. The…

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WHY I EMPLOYED 8,000 AIDES DURING MY FIRST TERM – GOV. AYADE

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has explained why he appointed over 8,000 people as special advisers and personal assistants during his first term. Speaking in Calabar at the pre-inaugural event for his second term, Ayade said the gesture ensured that every household in all parts of the state did not go to sleep with empty stomach. “I committed myself by expanding government to ensure that at least a member of each family was represented in my government to earn salary,” he said. Read more: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/why-i-had-8000-aides-ayade.html

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ANTS STING 2 NEW BORN BABIES TO DEATH IN CROSS RIVER

Two out of three pre-mature babies delivered at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State have been allegedly eaten to death by ants. DAILY POST findings revealed that the mother had a pre-term labour, this was after she fought with her neighbor in their compound. An eyewitness, who gave her name as Antonia said, “When the babies were born, the Director General (DG) State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu was immediately contacted. “The DG directed that the babies and the…

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