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November 14, 2011

The government of Cross River State has unveiled the theme for this year’s Calabar Carnival in Abuja, the country’s Federal Capital Territory.

November 13, 2011

The proceeds from ticket sales at this year's carnival will be channelled towards the treatment and prevention of pneumonia.

Proceeds from this year’s Calabar Carnival are to be channelled towards the prevention and treatment of pneumonia which kills 20 children every hour in Nigeria, Cross River Governor Liyel Imoke has said.

Speaking in Calabar at the dinner ahead of the carnival, tagged "Glimpse of Destination Cross River", Imoke noted that pneumonia accounted for 177,000 child deaths annually.

November 3, 2011

The strike is in protest of the multiple charges imposed on the drivers by state and council authorities

Commercial drivers in Calabar, Cross River State, yesterday embarked on a strike which left many commuters stranded.

The drivers are striking because of the multiple charges imposed on them by the state government.

An official of the bus drivers association, Calabar Municipal Council, Otu Nsa, said they had to stop their members from working because of what he described as excessive charges by the authorities.

September 30, 2011

The suspects were accused of stealing an assortment of drinks and wine

Nine persons were arraigned before a Calabar Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing N6 million from Favourite Supermarket, Calabar, Cross River State.

Six of the suspects were accused of conspiracy and stealing, contrary to Section 520 (6) of the Criminal Code Laws of Cross River State, 2004.

The suspects were accused of stealing an assortment of drinks and wine valued at N6 million belonging to one Chijioke Ugochukwu, owner of the supermarket.

June 12, 2011

Stakeholders decry the state government’s foot dragging in commencing the project

Participants at a recent sensitization seminar aimed at drawing government’s attention to the need for the dredging of the Calabar seaport were stunned when the state government declared that the project may have to wait till mid-next year.

The event, which took place at the Metropolitan Hotel in the state capital recently, was organized by the Maritime Reporter’s Association of Nigeria (MARAN), with the state governor, Liyel Imoke, as chief host.

June 10, 2011

Cross River government begins construction of new road to ease congestion and open up the state capital

In its bid to decongest Calabar metropolis as well as develop new areas for the expansion of the city to tackle acute accommodation shortage, the Cross River State government has a awarded contract for a six kilometre dual carriage way from the Federal Government Girls College to link up with Ndidem Iso Usang extension along MCC Road in Calabar.

June 7, 2011

When completed the plant will help complement the supply of electricity, which has been a major headache, and would also increase economic activities in the state.

Indian company Essar African Holdings will finance a 600-MW power plant in Cross River State, company officials say. The power plant will come up in state capital Calabar. Nigeria, with a population of more than 140 million, is said to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. 

Nigeria is the biggest economy in sub-Saharan Africa and poised to become the biggest in Africa and one of the world's 20 biggest economies by 2020.