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Cross River Govt Issues Strong Warning To Biafra Agitators

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Ben Ayade Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Cross River
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Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River

Cross River State Government has issued a strong warning to individual or group who plans to cause trouble in any part of the state in the name of actualising outlawed Biafra Republic.

The warning which was issued by the State Security Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade for Southern Senatorial District of the state, Mr Abi Esin, says any breach of the sovereignty of the country by anyone or group will be treated as treason.

Esin said this while reacting to the inauguration of the Mass Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra parliaments in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

Esin said, “No other organ of government outside the recognised ones in the state will be tolerated and anyone or group that breaches this will be handed over to security agents for prosecution, and would be seen as having committed treasonable felony”.

Inaugurating the two parliaments in Calabar, the leader of the organisation in the two states, Mr Mike Effiong, said the event was to mark the 21 years anniversary since the struggle for a sovereign Biafra State was started by Chief Ralph Uwazurike.

According to Effiong, MASSOB Parliaments are in Calabar, Akpabuyo, Akamkpa, in Cross River State, while those in Akwa Ibom State are in Ikot Ekpene, Oruk Anan, Uyo, Eket and Abak.

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“The leader of Parliament in Oruk Anam is Engineer Inyanette Akpan; Ikot Ekpene is Francis Johnson; Eket is Nsikak Akpan, and Uyo is Emmanuel Okorie, while the Calabar leader is Prince Abun Ekpe, and Akpabuyo is David Harris,” he said.

“We have since 1999 been asking for self-determination and it is now twenty-one years and what we have done is the way to go because we are recognised by international law”, he further said.

He noted also that the action was not treasonable, saying it was in line with the peaceful means to self-actualisation of MASSOB.

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.

According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

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The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.

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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”

This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.

The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.

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The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.

He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.

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