The battle for who replaces Sir Ben Ayade in the forthcoming governorship election in Cross River State continues as new aspirants have begun to indicate interest in the position. On Sunday, the owner/sole proprietor of Arthur Jarvis University, the first private university in Cross River State, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong declared his intentions to run for the Governor of Cross River State in 2023.
The Cross River State Commissioner for Health Dr. Betta Edu visited Refugee Camp at Ogoja Local Government Area as part of sensitization exercise for Cholera prevention and Phase two roll out of COVID-19 Vaccination across the State alongside the Director-General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Janet Ekpenyong, and the vaccination Team.
By May 2023, the executive governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben Ayade will be bowing out of office for another governor to oversee the affairs of the state. Ever since he emerged as governor of the state in 2015, there has been lots of criticism and backlash on him for not being able to complete a particular project in the state.
Opinion: Why Is Cross River State Not Joining Other Southern States To Pass The Anti-Grazing Law And VAT Issues?
Have you ever wondered that amongst all the states in the South-South Geopolitical Zone of the country, Cross River State has remained silent on issues bordering the Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Anti-grazing Law? Cross River State is in Southern Nigeria as well. It is not an isolated State and it cannot exist as an island.
2 obvious differences between how Pres. Buhari received FFK and how he received Umahi, Ayade and Matawalle
The political arena in the country is currently characterized by comments and reactions with regards to the defection of top Yoruba politician Chief Femi Fani-Kayode from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). His defection has raised serious eyebrows due to his previous political stand against the political party he just joined.
Nigerian celebrities have started involving in politics and some of them currently hold political positions in the country. While some of them have quit their career in the entertainment industry, others are still active as they combine both politics and their acting career. Below is a list of Nigerian celebrities who currently hold political positions in Nigeria.
Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade has described free and fair elections as a catalyst for national unity and an antidote against voter apathy. Ayade who spoke at the Conference Hall of the Governor's Office, Calabar, while playing host to the new Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Cyril Omoregbe, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be wary of desperate lobbyists and politicians and not allow itself to be compromised.
The country's political atmosphere witnessed some intrigues on Thursday after a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Photo Credit: Vanguardngr The ex-minister, an outspoken critic of the APC and the Buhari administration who disclosed that he was moved by Holy Spirit to join the ruling party, made it known that he was instrumental in the defection of three PDP governors to the APC and that there's a great likelihood that another three PDP Governors will soon defect to the APC.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has joined other international bodies to commend Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade for constructing the world-class Teachers Continuous Training Institute in Biase Local Government Area of the State. Speaking to newsmen during a four-day training of Youth Volunteers on Real Time Monitoring for the Child-Friendly Communities Initiative, held at the institute’s amphitheater, UNICEF representative, Ms. Bhawna Vajpai said the state-of-the-art facilities in the Institute rank among the best across sub-Saharan Africa.
Some of the Nigerian Celebrities have started involving themselves in politics as some of them have succeeded in the race, while some have quit their career in the entertainment industry, while others are still active as they combine both politics and their entertaining career. In this article, I am going to share three(3) Nigerian Celebrities who are currently holding a Political position in the country.
Many Nigerians especially those from the South were happy when the 17 Southern Governors met for the first time in Asaba after a long time. That meeting was fruitful as they took key decisions on issues that affect the region. They also met in Lagos on July 5 where they gave themselves the September 1 deadline to pass a bill in their various states banning open grazing.
Two PDP Leaders Who Recently Dumped The Party For APC But May Not Influence The Winning Of The Party
It is no more news that Some Peoples Democratic Party PDP Leaders are dumping the Party for the Ruling All Progressives Congress APC across the States. It should be recalled that the Party lost three Governors to the Ruling Party and many Senators. Among the Governors that dumped PDP for APC are Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, Cross Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade and the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, One of the ardent critics of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Leadership reports that Fani-Kayode, who was officially presented to President Buhari by the national chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, said his decision to dump the PDP was divine.
It is a great development that some state governments have been acknowledging entertainers by giving them a position in their state to handle. However, in this article, I will share with you at least three popular Nigerian entertainers who have been given an appointment by their State governor.
It came as a little surprise to many after Femi Fani Kayode defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC on Thursday. Femi Fani Kayode stated that he joined APC for the sake of National Unity. He also said that he was led by the Spirit of God to join the All Progressive Congress.
Dr. Salihu Lukman, Director General of the Progressive Governors' Forum (PGF), has warned former President Goodluck Jonathan against running for the nation's highest office in 2023, following widespread rumors that he is considering another run. Lukman stated in an essay headlined "APC's High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023," that Jonathan risks ruining his hard-won reputation if the putative bid falls through.
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has debunked the statement made by former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode who officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on Thursday. Recall FFK claimed after his unveiling in Aso Villa that he was instrumental in the defection of three former PDP governors (Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara) to the APC.
It's no longer a news that the controversial politician and a former minister of aviation during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration has finally decamped to the ruling party after months of flirting with their political leaders while denying that he was actually lobbying with them to get a favourable post in the 2023 election.
Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has rebutted Femi Fani-Kayode's claim that he played a role in his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC). In an interview with Channels Television on Friday, September 17, Umahi claimed the assertion is an insult to him and the other Governors.
Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has countered former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode over claim of him playing a role in his defection to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Femi Fani-Kayode who made his defection to APC known yesterday, had listed Umahi of Ebonyi state, Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state as governors he helped facilitate their defection to APC.