News - calabar

Update: NNPC Tank Farm Fire Incident

1 day 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

DPR Encourages Safe Use Of Liquefied Petroleum Gas

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says continuous and safe use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) can enhance and promote environmental protection and conservation. The organisation also said it can help to reduce deforestation, air pollution, promote clean energy usage, facilitate healthy population growth as well as reduce any negative impact...

Ayade Gives 1,000 Jobs Mark Democracy Day

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Governor, Benedict Ayade, has announced the creation of additional one thousand jobs to Cross Riverians as part of his commitment towards Celebrating the Democracy Day. According to Ayade, shortly after inspecting ongoing projects at the Calabar Industrial park, which terminated at the Cross River Garment factory,  noted...

Cross River To Punish Residents For Untidy Environment

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has warned residents of the state to ensure that the state’s cleanliness and greenery are sustained or be ready to face prosecution. Ayade gave the warning when he formally announced the change of name of the state’s non-armed bearing outfit, the Green Police...

Police Arrests Biafra Protesters in Cross-river

2 months ago /
Nation 

The cross-river police command has arrested the leader of the movement for the actualization for the sovereign state of Biafra (massob) in the state, samuel okah along with 46 other members.  They  were arrested while carrying out a peaceful protest in Odukpani local government area of the state.  A member of the group who...

Nigeria And Cameroon Navies To Combat Threats On Maritime Domain

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Navy is seeking closer working relationship with the Cameroonian counterpart to check piracy, sea robberies and other maritime crimes within the Gulf of Guinea. Flag officer commanding (FOC), eastern naval command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the indication when he received the commanding officer of the Cameroonian navy ship (CNS) lt...

Cross River Govt. To Commission Power Plant

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State government is set to commission its 21 megawatts power plant approved by the Federal Government, on or before the second anniversary of the present administration. The State Governor, Ben Ayade, expressed optimism that after the commissioning, Calabar metropolis would enjoy 24/7 uninterrupted power supply. He was speaking at...

Calabar Tragedy: Akwa Ibom Gov. Sympathises With Cross River

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has condoled with Governor Ben Ayade and people of Cross River State over an incident that killed some football fans at a viewing centre in Calabar, the state capital. Governor Emmanuel, on behalf of the people of Akwa Ibom State, prayed God to...

FG To Demolish Structures Around Powerlines Nationwide

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it will soon embark on a nationwide demolition of structures built under high tension cables in order to forestall deaths resulting from electrocution, with Cross River as a pivot state. The Minister of Works Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to journalists in Calabar, the Cross...

President Buhari Shocked, Saddened By Death Of Football Fans

3 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday night. In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, the President commiserated with the...

Cross River SUBEB Uncovers Over 700 Fake Teachers

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it has uncovered at least 700 teachers with fake certificates. Chairman of the Board, Stephen Odey, disclosed this to reporters in Calabar, the state’s capital, at the end of a verification exercise for teachers. “I can authoritatively confirm to you that, we...

Cross River Partners South Africa In Agriculture, Tourism Development

3 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Cross River State government has announced its partnership with the North West Province of South Africa to develop agriculture and tourism sectors. Governor Ben Ayade disclosed this yesterday in Calabar, while addressing the Mafikeng delegation that was in the state for a three-day working visit. He explained that the partnership would...

Gov. Ayade Relocates Anti-Crime Security Outfit To Calabar South

3 months ago /
Security 

In a proactive effort at checkmating cult-related activities in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, at the weekend relocated the state’s anti-crime security outfit, popularly called ‘Operation Skolombo’ to Calabar South Local Government Area. Addressing the outfit which comprising the army, navy, air force, police and civil defence...


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