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14 LGs in Cross River prone to flooding, says NEMA

Ben Ayade

The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 14 local government areas in Cross River State are vulnerable to flooding, following the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NISHA) prediction of May, 2020. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Director General of NEMA, AVM Mohammed Mohammed (Rtd), disclosed this on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in ...

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Cross River remodels Calabar monuments

Coat-of-Arms Roundabout

The Cross River State Government has begun remodeling of some of its monuments erected at public places within the Calabar metropolis. The Coat-of-Arms Roundabout in Calabar, Cross River State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, said this during an inspection of the monuments on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Calabar, the state capital. He described the remodeling as one of ...

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Cross River task force bans illegal logging

Ben Ayade

The Anti-Deforestation Taskforce set up by Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has announced a ban on illegal logging across the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State The order was contained in a press release signed by the Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Agan Modey and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, May ...

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Why Superhighway has been tough route to travel

Ekuri community

The Superhighway project has been controversial from the day it was first announced publicly for many reasons. First, it was routed without regard to the negative impacts it would have on the Cross River National Park (CRNP) and a number of community forests in its path. The path chosen initially for the 260 kilometres Superhighway was carved out in a ...

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Conditional approval of proposed Superhighway’s EIA unlawful, says group

Calabar

A not-for-profit group based in Calabar, Cross River State, the Rainforest Resource & Development Centre (RRDC), has questioned the Federal Government rationale for granting conditional approval for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the proposed six-lane, 275km long Superhighway project being promoted by the state government. According to the RRDC, the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEv) erred by giving the ...

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Superhighway: Government gives conditional EIA approval

Ben Ayade

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Thursday, June 29, 2017 gave conditional approval to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report prepared by the Cross River State Government in respect of the proposed Superhighway project. At a brief ceremony, officials of the Federal Ministry of Environment handed the conditionally-approved EIA report to the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara ...

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Superhighway: NCF urges Cross River to adhere to EIA provisions

Gov Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government (CRSG) has been advised to adhere strictly to the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act and suspend any plan to commence the construction of the proposed Superhighway without the approval of the Federal Government. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), who made the submission in a press statement made available to EnviroNews on Thursday, ...

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The long, winding, super-controversial superhighway

Superhighway

The controversy surrounding the 260 km Superhighway proposed by the Cross River State government (CRSG) of Nigeria will not go away. Notably, the bulldozing of forests, farmlands and sundry properties commenced last year without an approved Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Curiously, the government issued an edict dispossessing individuals and communities of lands lying within an incredible 10 km width on ...

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Super-high-risk posed by a Superhighway

bulldozers

Observations by a stakeholder of defining differences during the environmental impact assessment review and hearing on the proposed Superhighway project in Calabar, Cross River State So much has been said and heard in the last six months over the road that the Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade proposes to cut from the Calabar and Bakassi ports to Katsina Ala ...

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Superhighway: We need good roads but not at expense of cultural heritage – Ekuri

Ekuri

Courtesy of the Benin City, Edo State-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), representatives of communities that are being impacted by the Superhighway Project of the Cross Rivers State Government brainstormed for three days last week (from Thursday to Saturday) on challenges concerning the controversial scheme. The meeting built the capacity of community stakeholders on issues related to their forests as well as the overall impact ...

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