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Counting cost of Cross River’s ‘Super Highway’ project on rainforests, eco-biodiversity

Super Highway

Cross River State has over 2,000,000 hectares of rainforest originally found in the state and perhaps the primary rainforest remaining is only 729,000 hectares. The rainforest has important biophysical properties which affect local, regional and global environment quality. Activists protesting against the “Super Highway” project Cross River State has a deforestation rate of two percent per annum, a rate considered ...

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Released environmental activist set for interrogation

Odigha Odigha

Environmental activist and erstwhile Chairman of the Cross River State Forestry Commission (CRSFC), Dr. Odigha Odigha, who was last Thursday morning arrested in his home in Calabar and released the following day, will report to the Police Headquarters in Diamond Hill on Monday (25 July, 2016) for further questioning. Odigha’s lawyer, who prefers to remain anonymous, made the disclosure at ...

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Forest crusader, Odigha Odigha, arrested, detained


Nigerian environmentalist and activist, Odigha Odigha, was on Thursday morning arrested in his home in Calabar, Cross River State. He will be spending the night in detention as, according to sources, all attempts to get him out on bail proved abortive. Mr Odigha was reportedly arrested on the orders of the executive governor of the state, Prof Ben Ayade. He ...

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