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NERC warns Cross River to stop approval of buildings under high tension cables

high tension wires

The National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has called on the Cross River Government to stop approving plans for buildings to be constructed under high tension cables to avoid cases of electrocution. The Vice-Chairman of NERC, Mr Sanusi Garba, made the call on Wednesday in a message at the inauguration of Calabar Forum office of NERC, located at MCC Road, Calabar. ...

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‘70 percent of companies in Cross River operate without EIA plan

‘70 percent of companies in Cross River operate without EIA plan

The Guardian reports that environmental experts have disclosed that over 70 percent of companies in Cross River State do not have Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA plan. This position was made known recently in Calabar at a two-day workshop on Capacity Building (EIA Training) and Advocacy Against Land grabbing in Cross River by Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA) in ...

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3,000 farmlands destroyed by Cross River flood

3,000 farmlands destroyed

According to The Guardian, twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed. The incident, which occurred last week, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. Mr. John Inaku, the Director General, Cross River State Emergency Management ...

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Builders tasked on best practices

Builders tasked on best practices

“To ensure quality service delivery by professionals in the built environment, builders have been challenged to inculcate best practices on their clients, and ensure sound house keeping records to avoid hazards on projects. Participants at a two-day workshop on Mandatory Continuous Professional Development Programme organized by Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB gave the advice in a communiqué on the theme: ...

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Realities of logging, land grabbing in Cross River

Realities of logging, land grabbing in Cross River

“Cross River set up one of the world’s protected forest reserve, raised a high standard for conservation, but Governor Ben Ayade still draws environmentalists’ ire for his stance on converting part of the area under the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) scheme for a 260-kilometre Superhighway project.” – The Guardian Ecologically minded critics view Ayade’s many ...

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Governor Ayade flags off construction of 134km dual carriage highway

Landslide sweeps 50 houses into river in Cross River

Vanguard reports that in a bid to provide more access to the famous Obudu Ranch Resort and link the produce markets, Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has flagged off the construction work on a 134 kilometers Mfom-Okpoma-Imaje-Bekwarra-Obudu-Obanliku dual carriage way. The construction of the federal road which will traverse the five local government areas of Northern Senatorial District ...

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Flood displaces 4, 000 in Cross River communities

Flood displaces 4, 000 in Cross River communities

Reports show that after a persistent rainfall during the past three weeks in Cross Rivers State, over  4, 000 persons have been displaced and about 900 farms destroyed. The Guardian reports that crops such as rice, cassava, yam, vegetables, cocoa and palms were destroyed by the flood that followed the down pour, in addition, over 1,200 houses were also flooded, causing ...

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‘I can never retire to my village’ – Tunji Sotimirin

Tunji Shotimirin on Real Estate

In this interview, Otunba Tunji Sotimirin shares his views on various aspects of real estate and housing issues arising in Nigeria. He also has some very insightful messages for real estate investors, developers and practitioners in general. The youths are not left out too, just as he also has something to say about retirement. Please read and leave your comments. ...

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