Africa: Cross River, American firm sign MoU for funding of Bakassi Deep Seaport, Superhighway

Cross River governor, Bakassi ayade NIMET

Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade has stated that the proposed Bakassi Deep Seaport will facilitate seamless maritime and shipping activities within the African sub region when completed. The governor was speaking Monday at the Governor’s Conference Room, Governor’s Office, Calabar during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government and Terradyn Corporation of Ohio, United […]

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Tourism:Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar


Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar By Friday Nwosu The 2nd edition of the International Carnival Calabar was won by the Tobias Vai Vai band of Brazil. This is just as the Ghanaian and Rwanda dancers came second and third respectively. There were 13 countries participating in the event that started later than usual. The countries participating were all […]

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Tourism: Ayade plans beach resort for Calabar


As part of value addition to the state’s tourism offering, the Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has announced plans to build a beach resort in Calabar. Speaking during the inspection of Nsidung Beach in Calabar South Local Government Area of the state, the governor disclosed that construction work will start in the second week of September this year. […]

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BASA: Skewed against Nigeria

The Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and over 55 nations has been dubbed a case of pitting David against Goliath. WOLE SHADARE highlights the damage these treaties have done to the country’s economy. Preamble Each time the issue of BASA comes up, what comes to the minds of Nigeria is the lop-sidedness of the deal tilting against the […]

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I cannot guarantee that I would remain single for the rest of my life – Florence Ita-Giwa @ 70

By Innocent Duru Senator Princess Florence Ita-Giwa, former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters to former ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo joined the league of septuagenarians yesterday with her look belying her age. For friends, relations, and well wishers, it was a time to pomp champagne and celebrate Mama Bakassi, as she is fondly called. From Cross Rivers State, her state of […]

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