A suspected gunman was recently arrested and paraded in Cross River State, amid tears, the suspect who claims to be innocent narrated his ordeal during an interview with the press. A video of the suspect's interview was released by Vanguard News. The criminal activities of unknown gunmen in some parts of the country has made security agencies intensify their efforts in securing the lives and properties of Nigerians.
Opinion: Why Defection Of APC Members To PDP In Cross Rivers May Disturb APC From Winning 2023 Polls
The defection of over one hundred members of the All Progressives Congress APC to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Cross Rivers state may disturb the APC, from winning 2023 Polls. It should be recalled that Governor Ben Ayade and his loyalists recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in the state.
Months after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress, the governor of Cross Rivers state, Ben Ayade, alongside his deputy, Ivara Ejemot Esuas, will not have to battle to keep their seats in the state. This is as the PDP has dragged the duo to court claiming that their defection to the recent ruling party disqualifies them to remain in office since they won the 2019 gubernatorial election on its platform.
The Nigerian internet space has recently been agog with news of the National Youth Service Corps member who was dehumanised by a soldier. The report goes that the NYSC candidate, Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelia, based in Cross Rivers state, got into an argument with a military personnel, Lieutenant Chika Viola Anele, and ended up being made to kneel before getting doused with an unknown white substance.
The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has lost many of its Leaders to the ruling Party, APC within a year. The defections was as a result of the crisis rocking the Party and the target of the defectors to realise their ambitions. Many of the PDP Governors and Senators that defected to the ruling Party, did so because they want to contest for their second term in office under the Platform of another Party.
The issue of value added tax VAT in Nigeria has indeed been on the front burner for a while now , due to the decision of the Rivers State government to stop the traditional way by which the federal inland revenue services collects tax and replace it with a state controlled mechanism , after getting a court order to that effect .
The 2023 presidential election is fast approaching, and political parties have started preparing. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has three key politicians who can help it to win Rivers, Edo and Cross Rivers in the upcoming election. Image Source: Twitter The party will be looking forward to winning those states which the PDP dominated for more than two decades.
Opinion: Ben Ayade may lose Cross Rivers to PDP in 2023 if he does not lay a solid structure for APC
The Cross Rivers State governor, Ben Ayade, may lose his state to the Peoples Democratic Party in 2023 if he fails to lay down a solid grassroots structure for the All Progressive Congress in his state. Recall that Ben Ayade recently defected from the PDP to the APC, years after winning the Cross Rivers State governorship election with the PDP.
Fresh revelations have shown that the race to the Aso Rock presidential villa in the upcoming general elections in 2023 may be a lost hope for the people of the southern region of the country. Amid the widespread agitations and the communique issued by the 17 southern governors, it appears the opposition PDP has subtly, shelved the plans of having a president of southern extraction.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may reclaim Cross rivers State from the All Progressive Congress (APC) in forthcoming Governorship Polls, despite Governor Ben Ayade's defection to APC. It should be recalled that Governor Ayade defected to APC along with his loyalists in the state.
It is no longer news that popular Nigerian musician and award-winning performer, Iyanya Mbuk has been appointed as Senior Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment to Governor of Cross Rivers State, Professor Benedict Ayade. (Photo Credit - Kanyi Daily News) The award-winning musician who hails from Cross River State was appointed alongside 26 others as aides to the executive Governor.
It is a difficult time for the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the country, as information gathered revealed that, no fewer than three of it governors has been engaged in talks by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC leaders, in a bid to win them over.
Joe Igbokwe has taken to his Facebook timeline to react to a post made by popular human rights activist and former PDP spokesman Deji Adeyanju. Recall that Joe Igbokwe who is a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is known for his constant criticisms towards the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
One issue that has been trending in the political scene in Akwa Ibom state is the statement by the special adviser to The President, Senator Ita Enang where he recently predicted that the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel would soon be joining the All Progressives Congress.
Earlier today the South-South Governors Forum held its emergency meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. At the end of the meeting, the governors unanimously declared that they would be lending their support to Governor Nyesom Wike on the ongoing Value Added Tax (VAT) legal tussle against the federal government.
Government of the United Kingdom has warned its citizens against traveling to 12 states in Nigeria over insecurity challenges. This was revealed in a travel advisory published by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Citizens of United Kingdom have been warned to stay away from these twelve states; Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kastina, Delta, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Zamfara and Adamawa states.
With all due respect to our fearless judiciary, things have been a bit messy recently with conflicting decisions and court orders coming from various courts of coordinate jurisdiction particularly on political litigations. Against this backdrop, it was a welcome development to learn that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed has invited the chief justices of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states to a meeting tomorrow.
The Governor of the Cross Rivers state, Ben Ayade has disclosed the reason why he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to a report made by The Nation, Ayade said he was attracted to APC by President Muhammadu Buhari's simplicity and integrity. Ayade explained that rare attributes of president Buhari endeared him to his personality and the APC.
The Governor of the Cross Rivers state, Ben Ayade has disclosed the reason why he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to a report made by The Nation, Ayade said he was attracted to the APC by President Muhammadu Buhari's simplicity and integrity.
An apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed outrage over the maltreatment of Ezeiruaku Ifenyinwa Fidelia, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Cross River, Newspremises reports. According to reports, the female corp member is serving in the 13th Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army in Calabar, the state capital.