Saturday, 23 January 2021

APC disclaim rumour, says Membership Exercise On Course, Commences As Scheduled


The ruling All Pogressives Congress has described as fake and mischievous stories making the rounds that it has postponed its membership registration and revalidation exercise. 

According to a statement signed by Sen. John J. Akpan Udoedeghe Ph.D., National Secretary of Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, "The APC membership registration, revalidation and update exercise remains on course and commences as scheduled in the attached timetable."

The statement reads in part: "As earlier announced, the CECPC has approved the constitution of State Membership Registration Committees for the Party's nationwide membership registration, revalidation and update exercise. This will be followed by a train-the-trainer workshop."

The party had within the week released its timetable and schedule of activities for the exercise. Following the schedule, the party leadership would between Monday and Wednesday constituted and inaugurate the State Membership Registration Committees while it will also embark on a "Train the trainers" exercise.

Thereafter, registration materials would be distributed while the actual registration of members would commence on Tuesday, 2nd February.

Similarly, a party chieftain and a governorship aspirant in the last general election in Cross River State, Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong had issued a stament calling on Cross Riverians as well as party faithfuls to register and the APC or revalidate their membership with the party. 

Nyong who said the party is repositioning itself to take over power in the state come 2023, called on all party members to ensure the process is smooth without rancor. 

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

CRUTECH set to announce resumption date today, as VC brags on schools' preparedness to host student

Management of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), has said it will announce it's resumption date after the school's governing Council's meeting today.

Prof. Augustine Angba Vice Chancellor of the Institution, has also given assurance that the institution is adequately prepared to welcome her students back on campus.

The VC gave the assurance on Tuesday while addressing members of CRUTECH's Media Team in his office. According to him, adequate preparations have been made in various units of the institution in line with the protocols of COVID-19 as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Meanwhile, an Emergency meeting of the university's Senate is scheduled for this Thursday. It is expected that a revised academic calendar will be considered at the meeting and a resumption date announced thereafter.

Those clearing grasses on campus
Prof. Angba enumerated the areas the state university has adequately covered to include the 'No mask, No Entry' policy of the school's COVID-19 Team, general maintenance and fixing of the hostels across all campuses, fixing of all broken taps on campus for free flow of water to enhance hand washing, provision of Thermometers for checking temperature, amongst others. He added that the institution has put in place COVID-19 test kits and a testing machine and will subsequently begin testing for COVID-19.


Taps flowing with water on Campus
A tour round Calabar campus shows that most taps on campus are running, the environment is being adequately kept clean, hostels maintenance is ongoing while security agents are seen enforcing the 'No Mask, No Entry' directive of CRUTECH's COVID-19 Team.
New President General Ohanaeze sends strong message to Nnamdi Kanu


Prof. George Obiozor, the new President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo has cautioned Nnamdi Kanu to understand that Igbo nation isn't at war with anyone.
The Igbo leader made this known during a World Press Conference at Ohaneze Ndigbo Secretariat in Enugu on Wednesday, 20th January, 2021.

He warned that Biafra Nation is beyond Nnamdi Kanu to decide alone and advised that all utterances and actions that put the Igbos in harms way must be avoided as Diplomacy is the best way to go.

In his words: "The Igbo Nation in Nigeria isn't at war with with Nigeria and has nothing pending before any institutional authority in Nigeria or diaspora that demands a separate existence from Nigeria

" Nnamdi Kanu is one of us and he must listen to some of us for several reasons. The fact and realities are that the issues of Biafra are above and beyond his capacity to decide. He must listen because he's one of us and we're all in this dilemma together. And our mutual and collective responsibilities are sacred and must be respected.

"Consequently, all actions or utterances that put Ndigbo in present and imminent danger or harm's way must be avoided.
Ayade's aide celebrates US VP elect calls her "Hot Woman"


Cross River state's Commissioner for Health and Chairman of Forum of Nigeria Commissioners for Health, Dr. Betta Edu was found leaping for joy uncontrollably when she said she couldn't sleep the night before Kamala Harris' inauguration as Vice President of the United States of America.

Edu who expressed her love for the first Female Vice President of America said she had a sleepless night due to some high level of joy which she said could be hinged on the swearing in of her "Hot Woman" Kamala Harris who will be sworn in as first Female Vice President in the History of America along side Joe Biden.

The health boss statement which had since gone viral reads in part:

Joy won't even let me sleep all through last night. I am unable to tell if this high level of excitement was because my "Hot Woman" Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first FEMALE VP in the history of the United States of America alongside the President Joe Biden (am not sure they are as happy as I am for them.... it's been a storm with Uncle Trump)

Edu is one of the few women around the globe who have proven that women are also good leaders and their place doesn't belong to the kitchen. 

Having transformed Primary Health Care as the Agency's pioneer DG, she's currently doing marvelous jobs with the health sector as she has practically in a very short period turn around the ministry of health in Cross River State
C'R LG boss presents 2021 budget to Legislature amidst leadership Crisis

The Executive Chairman of Odukpani Local Government Council Hon. (Mrs.) Justina Edem has presented the 2021appropriation to the Odupkani legislative Council amidst it leadership Crisis.

The budget presentation which took place at the floor of the legislative chambers at the Local Government Council have received some backlash from concern Citizens who are not happy with the council's silence over the leadership Crisis rocking the legislature especially where the leader was said to have been beaten by some hoodlums.

Some quarter of the populace are of the opinion that the chairman of council would have at least released an official statement condemning the actions that took place on the 18th of January.

"She is the Chief Security Officer of the council and your leader of council was beaten by hoodlums,and you could not have at least put up an official statement to that effect all you could do was come and present a budget two days after."

Even if you don't want to involve yourself with the infighting of the legislatures, but the mere fact that one of your legislators, infact the leader of council was involved in a brawl that led to him being hospitalised, as a mother, human sympathy should make you take certain steps. Even to officially condemn the act. But her actions and body language suggest she's in support of what transpired." These were the words of a member of the PDP from Odupkani who pleaded not be mentioned.

The budget tagged "BUDGET OF HOPE" has a total of Nine billion, eight hundred and eighty-nine million, six hundred and fifty-five thousand, fifteen naira and zero kobo (N9,889,655,015.00k) only 

According to the council boss the budget is aimed at consolidation on an already established foundation, the gain achieved and recorded with expanding frontier for outright socio-economic emancipation.

A breakdown of the budget, saw N2,414,419,760 given to  recurrent expenditure, while capital expenditure will gallop N6,507,312,322. The budgetary provision according to the presentation is to cover economic, social services, environmental, regional development, and general administration sector.

It should be recalled that, the leader of Odupkani legislative Council, Hon. Godswill Iya was reportedly impeached and beaten to coma by some councilors with the aide of thugs brought into the Chambers.

BREAKING!! Imo Commissioner, Willy Amadi Caught On Camera Having Sex With Two Ladies Same Time (VIDEO)

The Commissioner for the Imo state office of the Public Complaint Commission, Chief Willy Amadi have landed himself in sex tape mess following the fast circulating video of his alleged sexual indiscretion.

He was proudly videoing himself after random sex with two Nekede polytechnic students.The two girls making out on a bed, kissing and squeezing each other's br*ast while he(Chief Willy Amadi) videoed the raunchy scene.

As at the time of processing this report, Chief Willy Amadi could not be reached, as his phone lines are all turned off.

Who Leaked The Video?

After videoing, he transferred the video clips to the girls to feed their eyes with and friend to one of the girls involved, leaked it for unknown reason some days later.

Watch Video Below ๐Ÿ‘‡

What's your take on this? What do you think should be done to this commissioner

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Rovers FC Defeat FC One Rocket in friendly encounter

By Kelvin Obambon

Rovers Football Club Calabar has defeated FC One Rocket of Akwa in a preseason match played at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Tuesday January 19.

The game which kicked off at 4pm, remained barren until the 28th minute that a soft push on the ball by Daniel Ilebare slipped through in a goal-mouth tackle, thereby putting Rovers FC a goal ahead of the visitors.

Just when the first half was about wrapping up, an equalizer came the way of the opponent through a pass converted to goal by Stephen Ezeamaiwe in the 45th minute of play.

This, however, forced the first half of the match to end on draw.

When the second half set in, Rovers FC opened up another lead in the 54th minute as Daniel Ilebare, again, hit the back of the net from a finely connected pass within the penalty area.

Although several chances came the way of the home team, only two were consummated, and these dragged on until the final whistle that saw Rovers FC coasting home with a 2-1 win over FC One Rocket.

Both teams are currently in the 2020/2021 Nigeria National League season that is due to begin on 30th January, 2021. 

While Rovers FC will open it campaign with Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan in group B1, FC One Rocket on the other hand, will go neck to neck with Ibom Youth FC in group B2.

Speaking shortly after the match, Rovers FC coach, Samson Unuanel, said his wards played good game and that the team would continue in that trajectory.

"We want to continue to play good game and show exactly what we will be able to offer when the season begins. This is our first big match, and to the best of my knowledge it's not bad. We created so many chances. The next thing now is how to perfect those chances we are creating.", he said.

The tactician also disclosed that Rovers FC would play a total of three friendly matches this week. The next game, he said, is billed for Wednesday January 20, with Leopard Football Club, and then another one on Friday.

Dignitaries who watched the Rovers FC versus FC One Rocket match include the Cross River State Commissioner for Sports and Cinematography, Chief Offu Aya; the Executive Chairman of Biase Local Government Council, Hon. Princess Ada Charles, who was the Special Guest of Honour; Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Hon. Oliver Orok, Chairman of Rovers Football Club Calabar, Mr Ebam Ejen, among others.
Impeachment Saga: Odupkani Leadership Academy moves to resolve fracas.

By Ettah Emmanuel O.

Following the impeachment of Odukpani leader of Council Hon. Godswill Iya the Chairman of Odukpani Leadership Academy Comrade Kingsley lta lkpeme has Set up a five man committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incident.

Ikpeme, while answering questions on the issue and other pertinent issues concerning Odukpani LGA, on HOhA Gist with Ukorebi Esien (an online live broadcast on Trending issues,) said there is urgent need to step in as Odukpani LGA is the heart beat and gateway to Cross River State, he said Odukpani has been bedeviled with inter/intra communal clashes hence the need for OLA an umbrella body of all past students and youths leaders of Odukpani extraction to fashion out amicable resolution to all disagreement in Odukpani LGA in order not to be hijacked by hoodlums and enemies of the State whose stock in trade is to cause crisis.

Ikpeme, called for calm from all parties as Odukpani Leadership Academy will be interfacing with all parties and a white paper to be made publish within three days.

He further appealed to youths not to allow themselves to be used to cause tension but to ensure the sustainance of peace, law and order as youth contribution to state and national development. For the can't be any meaningful development in ambiance of rancor and war.

 Comrade Kingsley Ikpeme while commending  the Governor Sir Ben Ayade for the improvements in the security of the State, as the launch of operation AKPAKWU has witness a drastic reduction of crime rate .

He also appreciate the Chairman of Odukpani LGA Hon Mrs Justina Edem for restoring lasting peace, law and order to all waring communities of Odukpani LGA and call on all to support the Adminstration for the greater good of all.

Ikpeme stated that both Hon Godswill Iya and Hon. Eton Effiong are members of Odukpani Leadership Academy while the Chairman of Council Hon.(Mrs) Justina Edem is the Patroness hence the need for the group to interface with both parties and sort for amicable resolution to prevent  future occurrence

 Ikpeme maintain that Odukpani LGA is still a family as the is no family without misunderstanding for conflict is inevitable


Following the recent development in Odukpani legislature today, Odukpani Leadership Academy has nominated a (5) five man committee to investigate and brief the house within (3) three days of the true position of things.

They are expected to meet with all parties involved and brief the house accordingly:


1. Mr Kaneth Anam - Chairman

2. Arch Ekpo Otu

3. Mr Ebita Ebeyiamba

4 Mr. Emmanuel Onoyom

5. Mr. Asuquo Ndem - Secretary

We trust you bring your wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in the discharge of your duties.


Chairman OLA
Angba calls for effective dissemination of information across CRUTECH's campuses, inaugurates media team

The Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology, Prof. Augustine Angba has called for effective and efficient communication channel amongst the four campuses of the institution.

Speaking with a newly inaugurated team of communication experts, Tuesday in his office, the University don charged them to take effective management and dissemination of information across the campuses of the university serious stating that information management is key in making or marring any organization. According to him, part of the mandate of the Media Team is to source for information that concerns CRUTECH and disseminate it efficiently to both the university community as well as members of the public. He listed other responsibilities of the team to include image making for the institution, management of public communication that concerns CRUTECH amongst other functions as deemed fit by management of the institution.

Prof. Angba interacting with Members of the Media Team

The committee which is headed by the Head of Department of Mass Communication, Mr. Cornelius Ellah has other members which include an Organizational Communication Expert, Mr. Victor Ndifon, the Webmaster of CRUTECH, Mr. Echa Emmanuel as well as a Blogger and Development Communication expert, Mr. Alobo Eba who serves as the Secretary.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Disregard discouraging stories on Covid19 vaccines, C'River Govt begs citizens


The Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong has urged Cross Riverians to disbelieve every form of misconception or myths on the Covid-19 Vaccines which is soon to be introduced in Nigeria even as she called on the Federal Government to expedite actions on the availability of the vaccines for all Nigerians.

The DG made the assertion recently in an interview towards Sensitization and creating demand for  the Covid-19 Vaccines which is considered  the most effective remedy to checkmate  the spread of Covid-19 as well as it's resultant morbidity and mortality.

Dr Ekpenyong noted that, just like every other vaccines, the Covid19 Vaccines will help boost the immunity and fight against complications that may arise from contacts with infected persons even as the world awaits a permanent treatment and prophylaxis for the new strain  of the avian influnza.

She noted that with Cross River State already ranked among top perfoming states on Immunization exercise across the country, the state and it's people are assured of a viable and potent vaccines, which would  meet all international requirements and  certified by both the Nigerian Medical Association, National Agency for food ,drugs Administration and control, standard Organization of Nigeria and other monitoring and regulatory bodies.

She however called on the Federal Government to utilize all Federal mechanism to intensify information dissemination on the Covid-19 vaccines, while states should also intensify Sensitization and awareness creation to help stop the spread of fake news and unverified myths against the vaccines. 

She called on Cross Rivererians to embrace the vaccines and ensure to receive the vaccine when available, while also appealing to rumour mongers to dissuade from spreading false rumour about the vaccines. She also called on traditional rulers, religious leaders, CSOs,  CBOs and other key influencers to lend their voice and support the state Government to ensure Cross Rivererians take vaccines when available to help curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

With a total confirmed case of 108,943 people and 1420 deaths as of Saturday,January 16th 2020,the need to boost the immunity of Nigerians especially the elderly and others on essential duties cannot be over emphasized and this has neccesitated the purchase of 100,000 vaccines for the first batch which is expected in the country between the end of January and Early February for onward commencement of Immunization.

Aside vaccination, the easiest means of preventing oneself from contracting the virus includes, regular hand wash,use of facemask, application of alcohol based hand sanitizer and well as the maintenance of social distances.