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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


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


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


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


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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Super highway: Group alleges EIA is flawed

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state

A civil society organisation, the Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC), has said that the 443-page Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) draft report of the proposed Ikom-Katsina Ala Superhighway project prepared by PMG Nigeria Limited for the Cross River State Government is defective. The EIA was submitted to the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) in Abuja on March 2016. According to ...

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Super Highway: Bulldozers destroy over 20,000 trees


Communities in Akpabuyo and Bakassi are crying out over the destruction of their ancestral properties and economic trees estate by Cross River State Government (CRSG), which is planning to construct a road across the region. Over 20 communities in Akpabuyo and Bakassi Local Government Area (LGA) in the state are already counting their loses over what they termed as gross ...

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Campaigners say Super Highway project promoters should address concerns

Ekuri community

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the decision of the Federal Ministry of Environment halting further work on the Cross River State government-initiated Super Highway project until a proper Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is carried out. The 260 km superhighway project which is expected to cut across the Cross River National Park and about 150 ...

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