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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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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

Ben Ayade

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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Super Highway: Cross River preparing EIA, says FG

bulldozers

The Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv) said on Thursday in Abuja that the Cross River State Government (CRSG) registered for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed Super Highway project. In a statement endorsed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, the FMEnv added that the CRSG is currently conducting the EIA studies which are at an advanced stage. “The Federal Ministry ...

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Photos: Cross River, community in face-off over Super Highway

Ekuri community

For generations, the Ekuri people have relied completely on their ancestral forest for all of their needs. It provides not only fruits, vegetables and other forest products but also their medicines and shapes their unique culture, language and identity. The Ekuri Initiative, an NGO, was established to protect their forests and has successfully brought development benefits to their villages at the ...

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Super Highway: Bulldozers destroy Ekuri community forest

Ekuri

The Cross River State Government has commenced the clearing of the pristine Ekuri community forest, preparatory to the construction of a 260km, six-lane highway. The dissipation of the forest is coming despite appeals by Ekuri community leaders to Governor Ben Ayade to re-route the course of the controversial road as, according to them, it will have telling consequences on the ...

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