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Group to end open defecation in 43-year-old Cross River school

Ben Ayade

An international faith-based group, Universal Men’s Fellowship, on Monday, October 18, 2021 laid the foundation stone for the construction of toilets in 43-year-old Government Technical College, Biakpan, Biase LGA of Cross River State. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Established in 1978, the school has over 500 students from the local communities of Biakpan, Etono and neighbouring Eziafor in ...

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NEMA warns of probable flood in 10 Cross River councils

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has identified 10 Local Government Areas in Cross River State that falls under the probable flood risk areas in view of the Annual Flood Outlook for 2021. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA The agency also identified two local government areas in the state that fall under the highly probable risk areas for ...

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Second ‘superhighway’, logging threaten Ekuri community forest

Ekuri community

The Ekuri community in Cross River State has said that a second highway road project initiated by the state government is posing a threat to its cherished community forest. Ekuri community dwellers kicking against the super highway project that threatens hectares of forests In a petition dated May 4, 2021 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ekuri indigenes in ...

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Cross River community decries attack on contractors at erosion site

Cross River State erosion site

 The Ikot Nkebre community in Calabar Municipality has decried the attack on contractors handling the erosion control project in the area. A Cross River State erosion site A cross-section of the natives said in separate interviews in Calabar, the state capital, on Monday, May 10, 2021 that the attack by miscreants had halted work on the project. They feared that ...

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Deforestation: Cross River LG boss issues three-week ultimatum to loggers

timber extraction

The Chairman, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Mr John Ewa, has issued a three week ultimatum to loggers to vacate Boki forests or face severe consequences. The ineffectiveness of ban on logging in Cross River State is exposed as timber extraction reportedly goes on in Boki, close to Boje, the LG headquarter Ewa issued the ultimatum in a ...

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Cross River communities decry proposed erosion works stoppage

Cross River State erosion site

Six Cross River State communities have decried the alleged stoppage of proposed gully erosion works by the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP). A Cross River State erosion site The proposed project which was to be funded by the World Bank was originally billed to be carried out in Ikot Eneobong, Akai Efa, Enima Omin, Goodluck Jonathan Bypass, Ekeya ...

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Cross River to partner EU-Wildlife Conservation Society on forests management

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union Wildlife Conservation Society (EU-WCS) on forests management and conservation. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State The State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong, made this known when the EU team visited her on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Calabar, the state ...

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UN partners Cross River in promoting sustainable environment, agriculture

Gov Ben Ayade

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has partnered the Cross River State Government in promoting sustainable environment and agricultural activities in the state. Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State The programme, which is aimed at engaging in agric productions in such a manner that the natural ecosystem is not destroyed, will also be held in ...

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Cross River, NEWMAP complete gully erosion project in Calabar

Cross River State NEWMAP

Residents of erosion remediated communities in Calabar Municipality have returned to their houses after the completion of the gully erosion site that pulled down many buildings in the area. Dr Inyang Asibong during the inspection The residents, who were filled with joy, expressed their gratitude when the state Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong, visited the area as ...

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Cross River optimistic of achieving SDGs

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government has expressed its readiness in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 in the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Dr Inyang Asibong, Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, gave the assurance on Friday, December 11, 2020 during a sensitisation workshop. The workshop was organised by the ministry in collaboration with United Nations Development ...

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