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    Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Agam Ayuk, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River state chapter, says a member has died of complications from COVID-19. Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the state capital, Ayuk identified the deceased as Kate Okpa, a doctor working in the Ogoja area of the state. He said nine

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    Ayade: Cross River now in real danger with return of inter-state travel

Ayade: Cross River now in real danger with return of inter-state travel

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he has handed the state over to the federal government as far as COVID-19 is concerned. Speaking on Thursday when he met with members of the COVID-19 task force team, the governor said under his watch, Cross Rivers did its best not to

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    Despite confirmed case at UCTH, Cross River insists it is COVID-19 free

Despite confirmed case at UCTH, Cross River insists it is COVID-19 free

The Cross River government says it has no record of any COVID-19 case in the state.  In a circular on Thursday, seen by TheCable, Ikpeme Ikpeme, chief medical director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), said a patient tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital. But in a

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    Cross River lawmaker dies at isolation centre — after showing COVID-19 symptoms

Cross River lawmaker dies at isolation centre — after showing COVID-19 symptoms

Godwin Akwaji, lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River state house of assembly, has died after showing symptoms of COVID-19. He was said to have died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre around 12:30 pm on Thursday. Akwaji, who was said to be diabetic, also

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

To check how serious Cross River state was about screening for COVID-19, especially as the state is the only one in the federation without a single case, Taiwo Adebulu disguises as a patient with a risky travel history and suspicious symptoms. He narrates his experience with the doctors, nurses and

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    EXCLUSIVE: Accugas moves against Nigeria, issues notice of default over Calabar GenCo

EXCLUSIVE: Accugas moves against Nigeria, issues notice of default over Calabar GenCo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to raise foreign loans for infrastructural projects is already in jeopardy as the gas supply agreement (GSA) between the Calabar Generation Company Limited and and Accugas Ltd has gone awry over about $66 million unpaid invoices, TheCable can report. Accugas has now issued a notice of non-payment

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    Drama as gunmen attempt to seize IDPs food items at customs warehouse

Drama as gunmen attempt to seize IDPs food items at customs warehouse

Gunmen invaded the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) warehouse in Calabar, Cross River state, on Sunday, attempting  to cart away food items meant for delivery at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps across the country. The suspects, who invaded the premises around 4am shot sporadically while trying to break into the warehouse

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    Calabar residents to get 24-hour electricity on completion of 23MW power plant

Calabar residents to get 24-hour electricity on completion of 23MW power plant

Residents of Calabar, the Cross River state capital, can now expect to get 24-hour electricity. Unveiling a newly-completed 23 megawatts (MW) power plant during the weekend, Ben Ayade, governor of the state, said the cost of electricity supplied to residents will be affordable. Ayade described the power plant as the

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Using eastern ports will help reduce pressure on Lagos ports, says NPA

The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has appealed to importers and exporters to patronise ports in the eastern flank of the county to decongest ports in Lagos by making use of Calabar, Warri, Onne and Rivers sea ports. Hadiza Bala-Usman, NPA’s managing director, made the appeal at the NPA at the

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    Police arrest Calabar pastor ‘found with heart of 18-month-old baby’

Police arrest Calabar pastor ‘found with heart of 18-month-old baby’

The Cross River police command of the Nigeria police force has paraded Tony Obo-Ekpeyong, a pastor, for allegedly being in possession of the heart of an 18-month-old baby girl whom he reportedly killed. Obo-Ekpenyog is the pastor of Royal God’s Commandment Ministry, Calabar. Parading the suspect, Irene Ugbo, spokeswoman of

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    Lagos-Calabar rail line ‘to create’ 7,000 jobs before 2018

Lagos-Calabar rail line ‘to create’ 7,000 jobs before 2018

Gbenga Ashafa, chairman senate committee on land transport, says that the ongoing Lagos-Calabar standard gauge railway line would create additional 7,000 jobs for the teeming youths before its completion in December 2018. Ashafa, during an oversight visit paid to the Nigerian Railway Corporation by both committee on land transport and

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    We are investigating Calabar fire outbreak, says NPA

We are investigating Calabar fire outbreak, says NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commiserated with victims of the fire outbreak at the Linc Oil and Gas tank farm in Calabar, Cross River state. The fire incident, which occurred on Sunday, led to the deaths of nine persons, while “several others” were injured. In a statement issued by Ibrahim

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    Jonathan’s son-in-law ‘shot’ as gunmen invade his residence

Jonathan’s son-in-law ‘shot’ as gunmen invade his residence

Goodwill Edward, son-in-law of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Friday shot by unknown gunmen in Calabar, Cross River state. According to PUNCH, Edward, who is the special adviser on youth affairs to the state governor, was attacked at his residence in the state capital. Hafiz Inuwa, state commissioner of police

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    Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Three policemen were reportedly burnt to death, following a clash between the  police and some officers of Nigerian navy in Calabar, Cross River state capital, on Tuesday. Channels TV quoted a police source as saying the naval officers set the deceased ablaze in their station. He said the misunderstanding between the two parties

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    Man United to honour fans electrocuted in Nigeria

Man United to honour fans electrocuted in Nigeria

Manchester United has announced that its players will wear black armbands in Sunday’s home league game against Swansea City in honour of Nigerian football fans who died recently in Calabar, Cross River. A number of football fans were last week Thursday electrocuted at a viewing center while watching United’s UEFA Europa League

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    Dogara calls for probe of Calabar viewing centre tragedy

Dogara calls for probe of Calabar viewing centre tragedy

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has urged the Cross River state government to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of football fans in Calabar. The speaker expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident which led to the death of football fans in a viewing

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