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.
An Uber Driver exposed how businessman, Chikoha Henry Chukwuemeka's killer, Lauretta Walter planned to run to Ogoja to renew her driver license. The culprit, Lauretta Walter, who has been dating her victim, Chikoha for over a year now was arrested in an hotel facility in Ewan Housing Estate, in Uyo, where she lodged after absconding with the deceased's car, a Mercedes Benz 4matic jeep.
Effium community Effium community according to Wikipedia account is an Igbo community found in northern Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Effium people speak K'orring, a language considered Igboid, Idomoid and Ogojoid. This is practically as a result of the geographical location of this Igbo community found in the borderline between Benue and Ebonyi states.
A former Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Omor Egbeji, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), must create a level playing ground for all aspirants in the soon-to-be declared vacant Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency seat. The lawmaker who served as the Speaker ofthe Cross River State House of Assembly prior to 1999 who hails from the Mubue axis of Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State, Hon.
Over the years, the low presence of women in the legislative arm of government has not helped them to a strong case for issues affecting womenfolks in the country! Even though they are the most vibrant voters in every election, women are still struggling to achieve appreciable recognition in the decision-making positions.
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.
It is an undisputed fact that many roads across our country are in terrible and dilapidated conditions due to years of neglect by various administrations at both the local, state and federal levels, making commuting and driving extremely difficult with its attendant problems for vehicles that ply those roads.
As Prof Monique Ekpong felicitates with her people for 'socketing to the center' ! The echoes of the just concluded rally held in Ogoja by the APC on Friday, July 30, 2021 has reached the shores of Luanda, Angola. This is owing to the mammoth crowd, also made up of supporters of the Nigerian Ambassador to Angola, Prof. Monique Ekpong who hails from the area.
The Senate Committee on Constitution Review has just recommended the creation of 20 new states to make it 56 states in Nigeria. According to reports, the committee also proposed that referendum be conducted for the 20 new states by the Independent National Electoral Commission with conditions. I have been going through the 20 new states to be created, I think the list is not complete without the creation of Ogoja state.
The director-general Cross River Homeland Security, Mr Odu Raphael (aka Defence), Director-General Cross River State Road Maintenance Agency, Hon Thomas Aruku (aka Stainless) and other notable leaders in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State moved officially to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) today.
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.
Since Nigeria got its Independence in 1960, Ogoja Local Government Area in Cross River State has never gotten any Senator representing them in the 9th Assembly. The Cross River Northern Senatorial District is made up of other LGAs like Yala, Bekwarra, Obanliku, and Obudu. Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe was a Member of the House of Representatives in the 8th Assembly representing Ogoja/Yala Constituency before he was elevated to the Senator representing Cross River Northern Senatorial District.
By David Peter The Catholic Bishop of Ogoja Diocese, Bishop Donatus Akpan, over the weekend met with the Muslim community to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr with them, saying both Islam and Christianity are one religion before God.The Bishop who was received by the Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Muslim Affairs, Alh Tanimu Hassan, and the chief of Imam of Ogoja, haps on peaceful country-existence among the believers of the two faith.
Leader of the Cross River State House of Assembly, The Right Honourable Peter Odey have officially dumped the People's Democratic Party for the All Progressive Congress. The two termed Lawmaker and member representing Ogoja state constituency announced his decision in his hometown shortly after getting his membership identity card.
A young woman identified only as Lauretta from Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State has been arrested on Thursday, August 5, 2021, for allegedly stabbing to death her boyfriend, identified as Chukwuemeka in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital. (Photo Credit : Paradise news).
Fire Razes Over 10 Shops In Cross River Photo Credit: Daily Post Recently, over 10 shops and business premises in Ogoja Local Government Area of Northern Cross River State have been completely razed by fire. DAILY POST gathered that the inferno occurred on Friday night at No.
Fire Raze 10 Shops In Ogoja Over 10 shops and businesses worth millions of naira were, on Friday, destroyed by fire in Ogoja Local Council of Cross River State. The Guardian learnt the sad incident was allegedly caused by a generating set at No. 29 Mission Road, Igoli-Ogoja
The House Committee on Health Institutions, cordially invites the general public and stakeholders to a 1-Day public hearing on the following bills; 1. A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal Medical Centre, Fufu, Kwara State. (HB 530) 2. A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery, Otu- Jeremi, Delta State
1. Yala. Yala is a Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Okpoma in the east of the area at 6°35′35″N 8°38′01″E. It has an area of 1,739 km² and a population of 210,843 at the 2006 census.
The World Refugee Day , a day set aside by the United Nations to Celebrate the courage and strength of Asylum seekers across the globe and to recognize the contributions of host governments in creating a harmonious coexistence between locals and refugees is marked on June 20th of every year.