Alvan Ikoku is a man that will always be talked about in Nigeria because of his great achievements in the country. Alvan Ikoku. Credit: HistoryVille He was born on 1st August 1990, to a rich merchant family in Amanagwu, Arochukwu, present-day Abia State. Even though his dad was Igbo, Alvan's mother was an Efik woman who hailed from Calabar, present-day Cross River.
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided" – J.K. Rowling Rowling perhaps had the Southern senatorial district and the 2023 Cross River gubernatorial election in mind when he penned the above immortal lines. Even the blind can see and feel it: That the South is sadly approaching the 2023 Cross River gubernatorial election a divided house.
Ahead of the 2023 Cross River State governorship election, the available Indication has shown that the opposition party in Cross River State which is the peoples Democratic party has started preparation on how to make a good outing that can help the party take over power from the ruling All progressive Congress in 2023.
National President, Project Niger Delta – PND, Comrade PT Ebebi says there is need for everyone in the Niger Delta to come together to ensure that credible people emerge come 2023. The renowned activist said this while inaugurating Cross River State chapter of Project Niger Delta in Calabar, the state capital.
1. The Ikom Bridge In Cross River State is Almost Done. In 2019, the Buhari administration awarded the contract for the construction of the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State with a completion timeline of 24 months, the project has lived up to this expectation and will soon be commissioned for road users.
When everybody thought the battle of wits between Sen. Stephen Odey and Senator-elect, Jarigbe Agom was over, this morning, there was another unfortunate twist which would delay the inauguration of the latter as Senator representing the Cross River North Senatorial District. After about two months of recess, the National Assembly resumed today and it was widely expected that Agom, who is currently representing Yala/Ogoja federal constituency will be inaugurated as the Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District.
The southwest states have planned a joint action concerning the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) while other states give updates. According to a report, the southwest states of Ekiti, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos, and Oyo may team up to submit a common view on the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT).
Senator, Gershom Bassey, Senator representing Cross River southern senatorial district, has stated that power rotation was not new in Cross River state and did not start with this generation of politicians. The lawmaker who stated this during his media rounds in calabar the Cross River state capital, also maintained that power rotation was the basis for the agitation and eventual creation of Cross River state during the military regime in Nigeria.
As the 2023 General Elections draw nearer, the available Indication has shown that the All progressive congress has started preparation on how to strategize and come out victorious in the next general election for the party to remain in power Beyond 2023. As part of the APC preparation to come out victorious in the next general election, the ruling All Progressive Congress has been able to make Two great Steps that may help the party Remain in power Beyond 2023.
As the 2023 Gubernatorial Election in Cross-River State is fast approaching, the battle over who succeeds Governor Ben Ayade has commenced in earnest. Below is a list of Seven Political Heavyweights in the Race to take over the mantle of leadership from the outgoing Governor 1. Senator Gershom Bassey (PDP)
Cross River is one of the states in South-South Nigeria. Home to various ethnic groups, the state boasts of a deep and rich cultural heritage. Keep reading to know more about the fashion attires of Cross River indigenes. The Efik tribe makes up a significant part of the state capital, Calabar.
All is now set for the formal commissioning of the Cross River State-owned 10-ton per hour ultra-moderm rice mill located in Ogoja Local Government Area by President Muhammadu Buhari. The state Governor, Sir Ben Ayade made the disclosure recently during the test run of the factory. While thanking the contractors for what he deacribed as their diligent commitment to the project, Ayade said: "I have just watched the test operation and it is fully operational.
Tega Dominic is a former Big Brother Naija housemate who was evicted with 3 other housemates on Sunday 5th September 2021. She is 29 years old woman from Cross River state. She is married to Ajmoney and their marriage is blessed with a child. Tega appeared in a radio interview on Monday and she apologized to the viewers and Nigerians at large for her behavior in Big Brother Naija's house.
Another Protest Begins In Cross River Civil servants under local government employ in Cross River state on Wednesday barricaded various entrances of the New state secretariat along the Muritala Mohammed Highway, Calabar in protest against the non-payment of their four years salary. Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspaper Civil servants from the state's 18 local government areas (LGAs) converged and barricaded all gates leading to the state's new secretariat along the Murtala Mohammed Highway.
Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has lamented the death of one - time Military Administrator of Rivers state, Brigadier-General Anthony Ukpo (rtd). General Ukpo who was also a former Minister of Information died on Monday. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, the governor described the General's transition as a tragic and mounememtal loss to Cross River in particular and Nigeria in general.
The Big Brother Naija reality show offers a great level of excitement to fans, thanks to the activities of housemates who are contestants in the popular reality show, the show which often featured single individuals have been known to feature candidates who at times are married, divorced, or a single parent, but on many cases married individuals have been featured on the show, but to the surprise of many fans some married contestants who are accepted into the reality television programs have been known to commit some blunders which goes against the ethics of marriage, which often times leads to viewers reacting in various ways, married contestants that have acted like loose cannon by putting their marriage status away to carry out some surprising acts in BBN includes:
The Member Representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Legor Idagbo has said that he was in shock upon receiving the news of the demise of General Anthony Ukpo. He continued that Yala Local Government Area and indeed Cross River State has lost a great icon in the person of Late General Ukpo.
The Special Assistant on Media to the Delta State Governor, Mr Ossai Ovie, has written a message on his Facebook and IG pages to address 'BBNaija' fans. Click on this link to read the message on his Instagram page. Mr Ossai 'Ovie' announced that 'Tega' Dominic is not from Delta State.
Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the party's National Publicity Secretary, made the announcement in Abuja on Friday that the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) had approved protocols for the party's new state congress in Cross River. The permission, according to Ologbondiyan, came after the termination of previous processes, especially the State Congress Screening Exercise.
Nigerian activist and businesswoman, Aisha Yusufu has reacted to the viral video of a female military officer, Lieutenant Chika Viola Anele, assaulting and humiliating a female corps member, identified as Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelia, in Cross River after an alleged argument between the duo. The video has stirred a lot of reactions from Nigerians as they expressed their displeasure over the incident.