News - calabar

Ayade Deploys 50 Ultra Sound Machines

6 days ago /
Health  Nation 

As part of the efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality in cross river state, the government has taken delivery of 50 portable ultra-sound machines, 137 solar systems, 1000 cell phones, beddings and other medical equipment. They are to be deployed to primary health centres across the state.  Taking delivery of  ...

Oil Bunkering: Navy Nabs Operators Along Calabar Water Channel

6 days ago /
Nation 

Some Nigerians and foreign nationals operating illegal oil deal have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship, (NNS) for allegedly diverting 22 metric tones of diesel in an illegal Ship To Ship (STS) transfer along the Calabar water channel.   The vessel, NV Princess Oge, according to the Navy brought the product...

Preventing Girl Child Abuse: NAWOJ Partners Ngo On Nationwide Campaign

1 week ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

The National Association Of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has partnered security agencies and some non-governmental organisations to commence a nationwide campaign against girl child abuse, female genital mutilation and conflict resolution. Chairman of cross river state chapter of NAWOJ, Umoh Bassey-Edet said this during an interactive session with women professionals in Calabar,...

NNPC Mega Station Sealed In Calabar

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station in Calabar has been sealed by the federal ministry of industry ,trade and investment  for selling adjusted litres of fuel below the regulated measurement to members of the public. Head of weights and measures in the ministry, Ibrahim Isa who carried out an...

Erosion: Ten Houses Destroyed In Calabar Community

1 week ago /
Environment 

No fewer than ten residential houses have been destroyed by gully erosion ravaging three communities in Calabar municipal council area of cross river state. Several other houses and properties are under threat as over 30 people have been rendered homeless by the disaster. The secretary general of Nyag Asang qua clan council,...

Resident Doctors Strike: Patients Receive Attention At UCTH

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The impact of the ongoing strike by the resident doctors across the country is not being felt at the university of Calabar teaching hospital (UCTH) as normal activities are going on at the hospital. Doctors were seen attending to patients in the various departments and the atmosphere of the hospital...

Calabar Killer Pastor: Suspect Still In Police Custody, To Be Charged To Court

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The cross river state police command, says the arrested pastor who  allegedly killed a baby girl for rituals last week is still in its custody and will be charged to court contrary to speculations that he has been released on bail. Parading the suspect with six other suspected accomplices in Calabar...

Judiciary Games: Cross River Ready For Tournament

1 month ago /
Sports  

No fewer than nineteen states and eleven federal courts have arrived Calabar the cross-river state capital for the 2017 judiciary games tagged "Justice Walter Onoghen Games" Cross-river state commissioner for youths and sports development, Asu Okang while briefing journalists in calabar said adequate preparation have been made to ensure that the...

Cross-River Government Tackles VVF Upsurge

1 month ago /
Health 

The Cross-River state government has given directives for corrective surgery on at least one thousand affected women every year to tackle the increasing cases of Vesicovaginal fistula in the state. By this directive and with the support of the federal ministry of health and the world health organization, at least ten...

Cross-River State House Of Assembly Gives Petroleum Tank Farms 36 Days To Comply With Safety Laws

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Cross River state house of assembly has given all petroleum tank farms in the state 36 days to comply with safety laws or shut down their services. This followed a resolution on a motion by a member representing Yakurr-one state constituency Eteng Williams. Speaker of the house, John-Gaul Lebo said the house unanimously supported...

Cross River State Floats Airline, Shipping Company

1 month ago /
Nation 

Cross river state is to float first commercial airline and shipping company in partnership with some foreign investors  before december 2017. Governor ben ayade stated this after a presentation by some potential transaction advisers for the project during an enlarged state executive council meeting. Ayade expressed optimism about the prospect the projects...

Edwin Clark Calls Off 90-Day Ultimatum Issued To FG

1 month ago /
Nation 

Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has called off the 90-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government to fulfil its promises to the people of the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta leaders had called on the Federal Government to take more serious steps to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens in Bakassi. They...

Update: NNPC Tank Farm Fire Incident

2 months ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

One week after the fire incident at the NNPC tank farm within the Calabar free trade zone, the department of petroleum resources, DPR, has sealed up the linc oil tank farm over what the regulatory agency describes as illegal activities of the company. Speaking during an inspection of the facilities in Calabar, DPR director in charge of...

Calabar: Over 10 Persons Confirmed Dead In NNPC Tank Farm Explosion

2 months ago /
Nation 

No fewer than ten persons including local fishermen have been confirmed dead as a result of fire that gutted the NNPC tank farm located within the vicinity of the Nigerian ports authority, Calabar. Several others among them fishermen in the nearby Esuk Utan fishing community who sustained varied degrees of injuries are currently undergoing treatment at various...

Edwin Clark, Others Call On FG To Protect Bakkasi Citizens

2 months ago /
Nation 

Former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark and other leaders from the Niger Delta region,  have called on the Federal Government to take more serious steps to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens in Bakkasi. They made this known on the platform of the pan Niger Delta forum, seeking the establishment of...

Senate Probes NPA Contracts

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate is to investigate dredging contracts worth three billion dollars by the Nigerian ports authority, NPA, in a joint venture agreement with three enterprises, Lagos channel management, bonny channel company and Calabar channel Management Company limited. The senate's decision follows a motion on an alleged financial recklessness and economic waste...

Resign If You Can’t Cope – Senate Tells Fashola

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Appropriation yesterday asked the Works, Power and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to resign if he could not cope with the responsibilities of his ministry. After being briefed at a plenary session by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, on the utterances of Fashola, the...

CJN Warns Against Impunity

2 months ago /
Judiciary  

The chief justice of Nigeria Walter Onoghen  has advised Nigerians, especially those in governance to do  away with impunity and uphold the rules of engagement in their line of duties, warning that the law will not spare anyone found guilty no matter how highly placed. Justice Onoghen gave the advice in Calabar during a reception organised in...

DHQ Setup Committee To Investigate Clash Between Personnel Of The Nigerian Navy And Police In Calabar

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigeria’s defence headquarters has setup a high profile committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian navy and police in Calabar, Cross river state, that led to loss of lives and destruction of properties. A statement by the director, defence information,...

IGP Orders Investigative Panel To Probe Navy, Police Clash

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered an independent panel to investigate the recent clash between the Nigeria Police and Navy clash. Following the clash, two officers were reported dead while others wounded are currently receiving treatment. According to the IG, the recommendations of the report will be followed and...


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