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Cross River forest sustainability trainees demand empowerment


In an effort to sustain one of the remaining prominent rain forest regions in Nigeria, over 100 persons in Cross River State have been trained on ways to preserve the forest. But to ensure such high forest sustainability, the trainees have called for an all embracing empowerment programme to enable them build alternative means of livelihood and keep their claws ...

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Realignment of Superhighway still a conjecture – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Community Diagnostic Dialogue at Akpabuyo in Cross River State, Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), revisited the state’s controversial Superhighway project, saying that the new routing of the proposed realignment of the Superhighway is still an estimation as, according to him, the revised map is ...

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World Water Day: Guinness commissions boreholes in Cross River


In furtherance of its continued commitment to interventions that transform lives and improve the health and well-being of communities in Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc has constructed seven hand pump water boreholes in Bebi Community, Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State. The donated boreholes, which will provide more than 7,000 persons with year-round access to safe drinking water, ...

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Government rejects Superhighway’s EIA, Cross River admits errors in report


The Cross River State Government has admitted errors observed in its third failed attempt to get its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report on the proposed 260-kilometre Superhighway project approved by the Federal Government. Last week, officials of the Federal Ministry of Environment in a stormy stakeholders’ family meeting it organised in Calabar, the state capital, rejected the EIA report submitted ...

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Images: Workers demand release of Superhighway’s EIA


Workers, under the aegis of the Cross River State chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Wednesday, March 15 2017, took to the streets of Calabar, the state capital, to show support for embattled Governor Ben Ayade over the controversial Superhighway project. During the peaceful demonstration, members of the labour organisations gave a 21-day ...

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Superhighway: NLC, TUC give government 21-day ultimatum to release EIA

Ben Ayade

Cross River State chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Calabar on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 gave a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to approve the Environmental Impart Assessment (EIA) report on the proposed Superhighway and the Bakassi Deep Seaport projects. The union members, carrying placards with different inscriptions such as: “NLC/TUC says ...

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NCF, GEF/SGP promote sustainable livelihoods in Cross River communities

Adeniyi Karunwi

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has disclosed that, with the support of the United Nations Developmet Programme – Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Programme (UNDP-GEF/SGP), it is implementing a project on Integrated Rural Economic and Sustainable Forest Management in Boje (Ebok, Kabakken and Ebranta) communities in Boki Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State on resilience and mitigation of the ...

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Why Superhighway met stiff opposition, by Bassey


Speaking at the Community Forests Training held at Old Ekuri, Cross River State, on Saturday, March 11 2017, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says that the proposed Superhighway project met local, national and international outrage because of the threat it poses to the last tracts of rainforests in Nigeria Communities are best placed to monitor their ...

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Superhighway ultimatum: Government urged to ignore Cross River’s ‘empty’ threat


Reactions have trailed the three-week ultimatum given by the Cross River State Government to the Federal Government to approve an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report submitted in respect its proposed 260-kilometre superhighway. Cross River State officials indicated that they might be left with no choice but to go ahead with the controversial project even without the central government endorsement. Environment ...

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Superhighway: Cross River cancels 20km setbacks uptake


Victory came the way of the Cross River forest, concerned communities and environmental activists on Wednesday, February 15 2017 as the state government announced the reversal of its order revoking ownership of land extending to 10km on either side of the proposed 260 km Superhighway. In a press call in a national newspaper, the hitherto defiant state governor, Ben Ayade, ...

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