The South South Monarchs Forum has called on Efik leaders, who may have lost out or misled during the tussle for the throne of the Obong of Calabar, to sheath their swords and join hands with His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V, to build a great Efik kingdom. Recall that while Edidem Abasi-Otu V was duly re-selected and proclaimed Read More
Minister of State Water Resources and Sanitation Rt. Hon Barr. Bello Muhammad Goronyo recently visited Cross River state Governor, Senator Bassy Otu, at Government House Calabar. Picture shows the Minister receiving plague from the governor.
The member representing Obanliku/Bekwarra/Obudu Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Hon Peter Akpanke, assured that his performance of 100 days in office is a prelude to greater service and effective representation of his people. Hon Akpanke also said he is not elected for self-aggrandizement but to ensure he changes the narrative in his constituency by meeting the yearnings, aspirations and Read More
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vastovers group Mr. Vast Emordi has congratulated Emmanuel Ogbeche on his recent appointment as the Chief Press Secretary to Cross River governor Bassey Otu. He described Ogbeche as a consummate journalist and one who identifies and encourages people to do greatworks for society. Mr. Vast recalled how he was encouraged to go through a phase Read More
Member Representing Ikom II State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, has emerged the Speaker of the 10th Cross River State House of Assembly. Similarly, Hon. Sylvester Agabi of Obudu State constituency became the Deputy Speaker. The two principal officers emerged on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, during the inauguration of the 10th Cross River State House of Assembly in Calabar. Rt. Read More
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
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
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
Motorists on Monday morning were stranded as gunmen barricaded Calabar-Ugep highway along Akparavuni, in Baise local government area, in Cross River.
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
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
The people of Abuagbor community in Bekwarra local government area of Cross River state have cried out over the brutal murder of their daughter, a 21-year-old Regina Odide, killed en-route her village from Abuja for the Christmas and New Year festivities. Blueprint learnt that the young woman had left Abuja, where she resided, to Bakwarra last week for the celebrations Read More
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
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
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