Breaking: APC’s Otu declared winner of 2023 governorship election in Cross River

March 20, 2023 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s governorship election in Cross River State, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, has defeated his closest rival, Senator Sandy Onor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to emerge winner of the contest. Results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) in Calabar showed that the APC candidate won in 15 Read More

Aftermath of 2023 presidential election: Duke disowns viral audio, condemns violence 

March 3, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Former Governor of Cross River state and influential People’s Democratic Party stalwart, Mr Donald Duke, has denied a viral audio making rounds which claimed of his involvement in asking Nigerian youths to embark on violence in the aftermath of 2023 presidential election. The audio which he confirmed was fabricated placed him, alongside former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo and popular entertainer Charles Read More

Defamation: Cross River NNPP governorship candidate threatens lawsuit

February 25, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) gubernatorial candidate for Cross River State Wilfred Bonse has threatened to sue one Samuel Ogundipe and his online newspaper People’s Gazette for defamation of character. Bonse on Saturday described the allegation levelled against him was a hatchet job targeted at smearing his reputation, character and image. The governorship aspirant has therefore demanded an unreserved Read More

Breaking: Again, Edidem Abasi-Otu emerges Obong of Calabar

January 18, 2023 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Etubom Conclave of Efik kingdom has re-selected and proclaimed His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V as the Obong of Calabar in line with the Supreme Court judgement of January 13, 2023. The Supreme Court, which dismissed Etubom Anthony Ani suit for lack of merit, had upheld the Appeal Court judgement of 2013 which found fault with Abasi-Otu’s selection Read More

Supreme Court sacks popular traditional ruler in Nigeria

January 13, 2023 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Efik people of Cross River are celebrating the judgement of the Supreme Court over the 15 years tussle for the stool of the Obong of Calabar between the current occupant of the throne, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V and his challenger, Etubom Anthony Ani. The judgment written by Justice Amina Ahgid and read by Justice Akomoye Agim Read More

Breaking: 5 feared dead, many injured as vehicle rams into crowd at Calabar bikers’ parade

December 27, 2022 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

Barely one hour after the flag-off of the Bikers/Exotic Cars Parade, which is part of the events leading to Wednesday’s Carnival in Calabar, about five persons have been feared dead while unconfirmed number of persons have sustained various degrees of injuries. Blueprint gathered that an unregistered exotic vehicle which took part in the event lost control and rammed into spectators Read More

Why we revived 150 years extinct cultural ‘mbok’ festival – Oron leaders 

December 14, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Oron people of Akwa Ibom state residing in Cross River state, have given reasons why they revived a 150-year old ‘mbok’ cultural festival which had remained uncelebrated for many years. Blueprint reports that the ‘mbok’ (traditional wrestling) festival, which took place at the Bayside community of Calabar South, Wednesday, witnessed a mammoth crowd of youths, women, political class, business men/women Read More

Youth’ll play great roles in C/River new govt – Gov candidate

December 9, 2022 Joseph Obung Calabar 0

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, Senator (Prince) Bassey Otu, has assured that youths would play great roles in defining a new direction for the state when he emerges winner of next year’s Governorship polls. Otu said this in Calabar, Friday, while commissioning the secretariat of a support group, De Cruise Network. The Read More