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Gunmen Kidnap Ex Council Chair In Ugep

By Ushang Ewa Obol Ubi Itam Ettah, a two term Chairman of Yakurr Local Government Area of central Cross River has been kidnapped. Ettah, an oil baron also known as Bomboi, who served as council chairman from 2007 to 2013 was abducted yesterday at his fueling station, Wenwon Muka in Ugep a few days to

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House Of Reps Back’s Eta Mbora’s Call To Investigate Export Free Zones In Nigeria

By Jonathan Ugbal The House of Representatives on Thursday during plenary resolved to investigate the operations and management of the export free trade zones in Nigeria following a motion sponsored by two term lawmaker, Eta Mbora. The Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone Authority (OGFTZA) are the

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PANDEF Kicks Over FG’s AKK Gas Pipeline Project

By Jonathan Ugbal The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has said it is concerned about the narrative and fanfare surrounding the flag-off of the USD2.59 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project by the federal government. The body on Wednesday described as “offensive,” the “elaborate publicity” given the flag off of the project by the federal

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A Cross Riverian Is New Head Of California’s Oil And Gas Division

By Jonathan Ugbal Mr. Uduak-Joe Ntuk, a Cross Riverian has been appointed by California’s Governor Gavin Newsom to as the state’s oil and gas supervisor. This means Ntuk, who is now the first Nigerian-American to hold that position in California’s history and whose family hails from the southern port city of Calabar, will head the

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FULL VIDEO: Senate Screens Cross River Ministerial Nominee, Jedy Agba

By jonathan Ugbal The ministerial nominee from Cross River State, Prince Goddy Jedy Agba was on Monday screened by the Senate. Mr. Agba, a former top gun at the state owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was drilled with questions relating to the oil sector where he proffered solutions to the issues of fuel subsidy, local

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BREAKING: 3 Soldiers, Others Die In Biase Tanker Inferno

By Ushang Ewa No fewer than six people died Wednesday night after a tanker laden with petroleum products skidded off the road and exploded at Iwuru, Biase local government area of southern Cross River State. Iwuru is about 70 kilometers north of Calabar, the Cross River State capital and an eyewitness told VANGUARD’S Emmanuel Unah

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Breaking: Army Guns Down Two In Calabar Anti-Bunkering War

By Ushang Ewa The Nigerian Army has gunned down two suspected elements engaged in oil bunkering in Jebs area of Calabar South local government area of southern Cross River State. Information reaching CrossRiverWatch suggests that there has been a hike in bunkering activities in the past 72 hours with 50 liter kegs of Diesel and

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FG To Train 500 Cross River Central Youths On Oil And Gas Skills

By Ushang Ewa 500 youths in central Cross River State are set to benefit from a training in different operational skills in the oil and gas sector of the economy. The training which is facilitated by Vicahens Nigeria limited is sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). The NCDMB is an agency

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