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Cross River shuns stop-work order, clears forest ahead highway project

bulldozers  Cross River shuns stop-work order, clears forest ahead highway project Ekuri2 Superhighway route passing through parts of Boki

The controversy surrounding the construction of the $3.5 billion super highway has deepened as the Cross River State Government has dared the Federal Government, claiming ownership of its forest. Consequently, the state government despite the stop work order by the Federal Government and protests from impacted communities, national and international organisations including the British government pending the completion of an ...

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Super Highway: Bulldozers destroy over 20,000 trees

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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

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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  Super Highway: Cross River preparing EIA, says FG Ekuri2 Superhighway route passing through parts of Boki

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  Photos: Cross River, community in face-off over Super Highway Ekuri1

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: HOMEF urges CRSG to halt assault on community, forests

Superhighway  Super Highway: HOMEF urges CRSG to halt assault on community, forests Proposed Super Highway Map Southern section compressed

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

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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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Super Highway project is land grab in disguise, alleges Ekuri community

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Chiefs, elders, women leaders and youth leaders in Ekuri community, Akamkpa Local Government Area in Cross River State of Nigeria in a recent correspondent to Governor Ben Ayade flay government’s revocation of the community’s Right of Occupancy of square kilometres of community forestry lands to make way for the realisation of the controversial Super Highway project. Community members describe the ...

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Controversy rocks ‘environment-unfriendly’ Calabar highway project

Governor-Ayade-in-germany  Controversy rocks ‘environment-unfriendly’ Calabar highway project Governor Ayade in germany e1442765189303

Amid widespread discontent over the proposed a planned highway initiative, the Presidency may have given the thumbs-down to the controversial project. The over 240-kilometre Calabar Super Highway, which will cut through the Cross River National Park, is expected to stretch from Calabar to Obudu. It is one among the three legacy projects promised by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River ...

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