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.
The former Emir of kano state, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who is now based in Lagos State left Lagos for Cross River state this Afternoon. Sanusi Lamido and his royal guards boarded the available private jet from the Murtala Muhammad International airport for them to arrive Cross river state in time.
According to a recent news shared by Sahara Reporters, residents of Nde Village in Ikom LGA of cross River state have lamented on how they were brutalised by the Nigerian soldiers, after chasing fulani herders from their land. Residents of the community claimed that the youths pleaded with the herdsmen to leave their land after their cattle destroyed most of their produce, but they refused to go.
The House of Representative Bye-Election that will be conducted in Cross River State to replace Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe would be another tough battle between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Photo of Eba and Jarigbe Technically, the battle will be between the candidate of the newly elected Cross River State APC Chairman, Alphonsus Eba and the candidate of the Senator representing Cross River North, Senator Jarigbe Agom as both of them are from the same constituency.
A major setback has hit the Cross River State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following the resignation of a key stakeholder of the party, Barr. Edem Ekong as its member. The party has been hemorrhaging members since Governor Ben Ayade quit the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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.
Kate Henshaw, a veteran Nollywood role interpreter and a one-time special Adviser to the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has stated that, of her childhood aspirations, is to become a governor and that she’s still keeping the hope alive. Speaking in an interview, Kate who recently clocked fifty asserted that, should the opportunity to serve in public office as a governor or a political appointee present itself, she won’t hesitate to take such a position.
As the Cross River State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC preparations for the October 16th State Congress for the election of State Executive Committee members enters top gear, who and where the next Chairman comes from has continued to dominate political discourse in the state. The party had kicked started a process for a smooth and peaceful exercise with the setting up of a zoning committee led by a highly respected figure in the party, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, former Senate Leader who is also the immediate past Chairman of the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Months ago.
Photo for illustration During the weekend, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State had their state congress. The congress happened barely some hours after Governor Ayade came back from France with his cabinet members. Ayade was fully involved in the congress and also congratulated the new state chairman.
"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.
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Deputy National Auditor, Hon. Amina Divine Arong, has rejected the decision of the Caucus of PDP in Cross River on the endorsement of Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe for the position of National Women leader for the Party's upcoming National Elective convention scheduled to hold October 30-31, 2021.
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.
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.
Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (rtd), a retired military governor of Delta and Cross River states, has died. He passed away at age 73. All through General Sani Abacha's military government, Kefas did serve as governor of both states at various times. Between December 1993 as well as September 1994, Kefas served as the military governor of Cross River state.
A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and governorship hopeful in Cross River, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong has described the former governor of the state, Mr Donald Duke as an icon of hope who led the state in the right direction. Sir Archibong made this known in his goodwill message to mark the former governor's 60th birthday anniversary on Thursday.
On Sunday, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River received over 5,000 returnees from the All Progressives Congress (APC) According to NAN, the event took place at the Government Technical College playground in Ogoja. It was part of the grand reception for Senator Jarigbe Agom of Cross River North.
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.
Big Brother Naija Season 6 contestant, Tega Dominic has stepped back from Instagram. The married mother-of-one has disappeared from the photo-video sharing app hours after she lamented that some Instagram users were judging and bullying her online. Tega Dominic (C) Instagram/its_tegadominic The Cross River state born reality star who is married to Ajeboh Krislawrence, had tweeted that she was done with the negativity, noting that she is not perfect.
Cross River Govt faults continuous Industrial action by civil servants, insist demands have been met
Government of Cross River state, has faulted organised labour's insistence on industrial action despite meeting their demands. The Deputy Governor of the state, Professor Ivara Esu who spoke at a scheduled meeting with labour leaders, which they failed to show up, decried their belligerant posture, wondering why they failed to keep to their part of the agreement with government.
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.