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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 seeks explanation on ‘strange’ wildlife EIA mentions

roloway monkey

The Cross River State Government has some explanation to do regarding a handful of fauna it claims in the proposed Superhighway Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report exists within its confines. In a move that appear to call the authenticity of the report to question, the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEv) has categorically stated that such wildlife do not exist in ...

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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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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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Ogun to sanction industries without EIS


As part of its resolve to ensure that the citizens of Ogun State live in a safe and healthy environment, the state government has said that it will impose strict sanctions on industries without Environmental Impact Study (EIS) approval from the state Ministry of Environment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, represented by the team leader, Ogun State Environmental Sanitation Task ...

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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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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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Court cancels EIA approval of Turkey coal power plant

Izdemir Coal Power Plant

A court in Turkey on Friday, February 17 2017 rejected the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of Izdemir Coal Power Plant (CPP), in operation since 2014 in Aliaga, Izmir. Local communities have been fighting coal power plant projects for three decades. Following the Break Free escalations that took place in Izmir’s Aliaga district in May 2016, local communities are one ...

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Government urged to review EIA law in states’ interest

Babajide Alo

The need for Nigeria to review its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) law has been emphasised in order to carry along the diverse stakes of the 36 states in the country due to the unique impact of climate change they face. Prof Babajide Alo, who was part of the drafters of the EIA law and guidelines in 1998, made the plea ...

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