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Unpaid salaries: Magistrate collapses during protest in Calabar

Magistrate Richard Bassey on Tuesday collapsed at the gate of the governor’s office in Calabar during a protest over unpaid 24 months salary.

Starving Nigerian boy scarred with hot iron by aunt over N50 nuts

A starving eight-year-old Nigerian boy has been rescued from his aunt following serial torture, after he ate groundnuts worth N50, about $0.10 cent, without authorisation.

Cross River issues 7-day ultimatum to traders on illegal structures

The Cross River Government has given a 7-day ultimatum to traders on illegal structures along major streets in Calabar to relocate their businesses to Watt or Marian markets or face demolition.

Mob lynches rapist, dumps body in refuse bin

A mob in the early hours of Wednesday lynched a suspect for robbing and raping a girl in Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State.

EFCC in Calabar arrests 2 brothers, CRUTECH, UNICAL, BSU students for Internet fraud

In their latest crackdown on Nigeria’s Internet fraudsters, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office arrested seven suspects at two locations in Calabar, Cross River State, capital.

NSCDC confiscate 33,000 liters of adulterated diesel

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Cross River Command, said it has seized a truckload of suspected adulterated diesel containing 33,000 litres.

We’ll open up Calabar for rapid transformation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government will fully support the development of the historic City of Calabar.

Gunmen storm Customs warehouse, loot rice-laden bus

Gunmen in the early hours of Sunday invaded the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) premises in Calabar with the intention to cart away seized food items meant for delivery to Internally Displaced Persons camp across the country.

CRUTECH graduate shot dead in cult clash

A clash between two rival cult groups in Calabar has left a Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) graduate dead.

NAPTIP seals 2 brothels in Calabar for harbouring under-age girls

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Thursday sealed two brothels in Calabar for allegedly harbouring under-aged commercial sex workers. The...

Police kill 5 armed robbery suspects in Calabar

The Police Command in Cross River, has killed five suspected armed robbery gang who engaged the police in a gun duel shortly after robbing...

Ubi Franklin Launches Instantryde In Calabar

Triplemg boss and entrepreneur Ubi Franklin has today launched a new taxi service named ''instantryde'' in Calabar.

Cross River Govt promises to fix potholes before Christmas

The Cross River Government has appealed to the general public to be patient over the sudden emergence of potholes on major roads in Calabar, the state capital.

Man gives out 2-year-old son as collateral for loan

The Police Command in Cross River has arrested a couple for allegedly trafficking their two-year old first son to an agent in Portharcourt in exchange for money.

Navy confiscates over 13,803 bags of smuggled rice

Rear Admiral Mathew Emuekpere, the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Nigerian Navy, said the command seized over 13,803 bags of smuggled rice valued at N22.8 million in the past seven months.

President Buhari inaugurates Navy Reference Hospital, Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured his administration’s drive to continually provide affordable healthcare services to the public.

Igbo traders resist IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Igbo traders in Calabar, Cross River, on Wednesday defied the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

150 illegal refineries destroyed within 7 months – Navy

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Calabar, has destroyed no fewer than 150 illegal refineries between June 2017 and January 2018.

Medical doctors protest in Calabar over kidnap of colleague

Over 150 doctors from private, public and missionary hospitals and those in tertiary institutions in Cross River, on Wednesday, protested in Calabar against the kidnap of their colleague, Dr Emem Udoh.

Motorists buy petrol with ease in Cross River

As fuel scarcity and hike in pump price bite harder in some states of the federation, the product situation remains stable in Calabar. A survey...

Miss Africa Beauty Pageant: 32 countries to participate in 2017 edition

No fewer than 32 beauty queens are expected to participate in the 2017 edition of Miss Africa beauty pageant in Calabar, an official has said.

Restructuring will guarantee national integration – Sen. Uzodinma

The Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has expressed optimism that addressing the issue of restructuring will guarantee national integration.

Commissioner Blames Poor Road Network

Prof. Anthony Eneji, Cross River Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, has blamed the current high cost of Garri in the state on poor roads network among other challenges.

Calabar Electrocution: Normalcy Returns To Affected Community

Normalcy has returned to Nyagasang community in Atimbo area of Calabar, after a high tension cable of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), fell and electrocuted seven persons at a football viewing centre.

Dogara calls for probe into death of 30 football viewers in Calabar

Mr Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged the state government to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of soccer fans in Calabar.

Viewing Centre tragedy: Sen. mourns victims

Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, the Chairman, Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has described the death of over 30 people at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River, as tragic and unfortunate.

Buhari Saddened By Death Of Football Fans

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River on Thursday night.

Man Utd Mourns Dead Calabar Fans

Manchester United FC of England has sent condolences to the families of football fans who died while watching Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht.

30 football viewers electrocuted in Calabar

Over 30 people are feared dead at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that reportedly fell on them.

Calabar residents worry over lack of pipe borne water

Some residents of Calabar have expressed worry over the lack of pipe borne water in the city in recent months, saying that they have resorted to boreholes as an alternative.

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