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Super Highway: HOMEF urges CRSG to halt assault on community, forests


The Cross River State Government (CRSG) has been asked to halt the bulldozers destroying farms at Etara/Eyeyen and are continuing towards Ekuri and Okuni forests/communities, preparatory to the construction of a highway. According to the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), the authorities should reroute the Super Highway along a less damaging path and away from community forests and the National ...

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Super Highway: Bulldozers destroy Ekuri community forest


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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Pandemonium as windstorm leaves Ekuri forest in ruin

Residents of Ekuri Community in Akamkpa Local Government Area in Cross River State in Nigeria are grief-stricken. Reason: Penultimate Saturday, they lost about 10 square kilometers of biologically diverse forest when a windstorm hit the neighbourhood, destroying a considerable part of the famous community forest on the northerly axis contiguous with the Ukpon Forest Reserve. Eyewitnesses say the storm left ...

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Ogar: Ekuri Community is languishing

Against the backdrop of the Equator Prize bestowed on it by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ekuri Initiative has lamented that the efforts of the community are not locally acknowledged despite its international recognition. Edwin Ogar, who heads the project, disclosed that, consequently, the community is in dire need and mired in poverty. His words: “In Nigeria, the ...

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