March 18 2023 governorship election: Fintiri, Binani’s rivalry throws Adamawa into stalemate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared both the Adamawa and Kebbi state governorship elections inconclusive. This, the commission said, followed the margin of votes at the end of the contest in Adamawa. Before reaching the decision in the case of Adamawa, INEC had announced that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 421,524, while the All Read More

UNICAL professor found dead inside apartment

March 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Professor of Political Science with the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Felix Akpan, has been found dead with multiple stabs in Cross River State. The state police Spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said the body was discovered on Sunday in his apartment at Plot 181, Duke Town Close, State Housing in Calabar. Ugbo said that arrests Read More

Cross River: Ayade decries late arrival of materials, votes in Obudu

February 25, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has decried the late arrival of materials for the Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives elections in most parts of the state, even as he voted in his polling Unit 033, Ipong Ward by 2:08pm on Saturday. Blueprint gathered that the governor, who was unimpressed and expressed sadness over the situation, called on Read More

2023: NNPP only alternative to rescue Cross River – Governorship candidate

January 7, 2023 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Cross River, Dr. Wilfred Otsang Bonse, has said his party remained the only viable, credible and competent alternative capable of rescuing a future all would be proud of. Dr. Bonse, in his New Year message to Cross River people, reminded them that the coming elections would define the state’s socio-economic future and Read More

In Cross River, Police arrest 3 suspected IPOB members

December 21, 2022 Administrator 0

Police operatives in Cross River state have arrested three suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Commissioner of Police, Sule Balarabe, who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters in Calabar Monday, said they were arrested at their camp in the Bebe III community of Obanliku local government area between August and November. He listed the suspects Read More

Integrated measles campaign: Cross River, WHO target 761,951 children for vaccination

November 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners for working closely in supporting the state government to get rid of childhood diseases through routine immunization. Professor Ayade who was represented by his deputy, Professor Ivara Etsu, disclosed this at the flag-off of the 2022 State Integrated Measles Vaccination and introduction of Read More

Ayade locks Cross River workers out for lateness

September 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade, locked out Geographic Information Agency state workers for being late to their place of primary assignment. Speaking to a worker who pleaded anonymity, he complained of low morale as the reason behind their lateness to work. Reacting to the development, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Benedict Ukpepi described the Read More

Army intercepts explosives, ammunition in Cross River

June 22, 2022 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Nigerian Army has said its men stationed at Amana, Obudu local government area of Cross River state, intercepted explosives, assorted ammunition and military uniforms, which were en route Utanga village of the state. A press statement, signed by Brigadier General Onyeama Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, and made available to Blueprint in Calabar, Wednesday, said the items were loaded Read More

‘Cross River APC candidate still in gov’ship race’

June 17, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The campaign organisation of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, Senator (Prince) Bassey Otu, has debunked reports alleging that the Senator had withdrawn from the race. Its head of media unit, Barrister Ekpenyong Akiba, speaking with our reporter in Calabar Friday, described the report as “a mischievous handwork of the drowning cartel.” He Read More

APC ticket: Northern governors are Patriots for backing Southern presidency  – Ray Morphy

June 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Cross Rivers, High Chief Ray Morphy, has described the party’s governors from the Northern region as ‘great patriots’ for backing power shift to the South in 2023. Chief Morphy, who is also the convener of Rebuild Nigeria, a forum canvassing for geninu re-orientation of Nigerians and her institutions for better Read More

Ignore fraudulent delegates’ list from Cross River, stakeholders tell Adamu’s NWC 

June 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been asked to ignore a purported ‘fraudulent’ list of the national delegates sent by the Cross Rivers State Working Committee to the national leadership. The APC stakeholders and the authentic national delegates elected on the 17th May 2022 also asked the national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led NWC Read More

2023: Ex-Cross River deputy governor withdraws from PDP governorship primary amidst tension

May 26, 2022 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The immediate past deputy governor of Cross River State, Barr Efiok Cobham, has withdrawn from the governorship primary election of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), few hours to the contest. This is even as tension envelope Calabar, the Cross River state capital, over who would, among the party’s remaining eight aspirants, muster enough capacity to take over from the ruling Read More

Cross River APC guber: Hope rises for Bassey Otu as Owan-Enoh withraws

May 20, 2022 Joseph Obung,Calabar 0

The chances of Senator Bassey Otu clinching the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Cross River state received a boost on Thursday evening when one of the two main contenders, Senator John Owan-Enoh, withdrew from the race. Addressing a group of his campaign cordinators and party supporters in Calabar, Senator Owan-Enoh said, “I am saddled with the onerous responsibility Read More

Cross River guber: Ex-minister Usani set to dump APC for PRP

May 19, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

Barring any last minute change of plans, the immediate past Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, Pastor Usani Usani, is set to dump the APC for the People’s Redemption Party (PRP). Sources said the former minister’s decision to dump the APC was not unconnected Read More

Breaking: Ayade wins, as court dismisses defection application

April 7, 2022 Editor 0

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Thursday dismissed the application filed by the People Democratic Party (PDP) against Governor Ben Ayade who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a two hour judgment, the court declared that legislators not the court can sack a sitting governor Details loading…

[Breaking] Defection: Court shifts judgement on Ayade

March 25, 2022 Editor 0

The suit seeking to sack the Cross River Governor, Ben Ayande and his Deputy, Ivara Esu, over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been postponed by the Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice Taiwo Taiwo had earlier planned the judgment for March 25, 2022, but April 6 has been picked as Read More

After Ebonyi, we’re out to capture our mandate in Zamfara, Cross River – PDP

March 11, 2022 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism that a governor on its platform would be sworn-in in Ebonyi state following a Federal High Court judgement in Abuja which sacked Governor David Umahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Umahi’s sack followed PDP’s suit challenging his defection from the party having been elected on its platform. Though the governor has Read More

2023: Why Julius Akpo should represent Obudu

March 8, 2022 Administrator 0

The decision of Julius Akpo to contest the position of member, Cross River State House of Assembly, representing Obudu local government area in 2023, after clarion call from his constituents has come at a right time. The good people of Obudu local government area have been beaming their searchlight to spot a credible candidate who will provide good representation. Luckily, Read More

APC governors celebrate Ayade at 54

March 2, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined the Cross Rivers state governor Benedict Ayade, to celebrate his 54th birthday. A statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Chairman of the PGF and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, described governor Ayade as “a true progressive and innovative leader.” Read More