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NGO Lauds Journalists On World Press Freedom Day

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The publisher of CrossRiverWatch and founder of the Agba Jalingo Foundation for Investigative and Accountability Journalism, (AJFIAJ) has lauded journalists across the globe on World Press Freedom Day. AJFIAJ founder, Citizen Agba Jalingo in a statement said marking the day is essential, especially in Cross River. He said, “Press freedom is essential

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How INEC Failed To Conduct Presidential Election In 50 Out Of 70 Polling Units In Bakassi 

By Patrick Obia About 15 years after Nigeria finally ceded Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon, Nigerians left behind in the area have continued to face neglect from the Nigerian government. Their abandonment becomes more apparent during the just-conducted presidential and national assembly elections. Out of the 70 polling units in the area, voting took place in

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Nigeria Police Made To Scrap Sacking Of Unmarried Pregnant Officers

By Alex Binley, BBC News A rule banning unmarried Nigerian police officers from getting pregnant and ensured their sacking if they did, has been scrapped. In a landmark case, a judge ruled the regulation was discriminatory as it did not apply to male officers who got co-workers pregnant. The case was brought by a corporal

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The Day ‘Peacekeeping’ Troops Became Murderous In Nigeria’s Cross River Community

By Adejumo Kabir, HumAngle Isoko Eta, 42, sat quietly in front of his burnt house. He had just swept the surroundings of his late wife’s grave and was thinking about how to raise their newborn twins. HumAngle learnt that Eta’s wife, Joy, died of shock from Nigerian soldiers’ gunshots while trying to give birth on

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Cross River Ministry Of Justice Create Citizens’ Rights Department, Seek Collaboration With Human Rights Commission

By Patrick Obia Listen To The Report The Cross River State Ministry of Justice has created the Citizens’ Rights Department to entertain complaints bordering on sexual and gender-based violence, rape, wife battery, forced marriage, and denial of parental responsibility amongst others. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Barr. Tanko Ashang disclosed this

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BRCI Rescues, Accommodate Two Girls Defiled By Their Father In Calabar

By Sylvia Akpan Listen To The Report Two teenagers, unnamed, were last weekend in Calabar, rescued and accommodated by a not-for-profit organization, the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, BRCI following reports of sexual and physical abuse by their father, Linus Samuel Sunday Ukum. Mr. Ukum, 40, a plumber and native of Nsit – Ubium Local Government

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Cross River Court Award N1 Million Damage Against Air Force Over Magistrate’s Human Rights Violation

By CrossRiverWatch Listen To The Report The Federal High Court of Nigeria sitting in Calabar (Court 2) and presided over by Justice Rosemary Dugbo has awarded damages of N1 million only against the Nigerian Air Force over an alleged case of human rights violation. The Applicant in the case, Eno Iyamba Esq. who is a

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Unlawful Incarceration: Court Awards N7.5m Against Police, Two Others In Cross River

By CrossRiverWatch Admin Listen To The Report A High Court of Cross River State sitting in Calabar and presided over by Justice Bassey Ebute has awarded damages to the sum of NGN7.5 million against the respondents in suit number HC/22F/2022 for infringing on the fundamental human rights of one Benjamin Seshe. The Inspector-General of Police,

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