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ERA/FoEN, 15 others flay AGRA, reiterate support for agroecology

Agnes Kalibata

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and 15 other food sovereignty campaign organisations have urged Global North Governments to stop all financial and political support for the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other initiatives promoting the Green Revolution. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The governments were encouraged instead to channel their support to ...

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Environmentalists want Epie Creek in Yenagoa freed from water hyacinth

Water hyacinth

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) on Thursday, July 22, 2021 bemoaned the menace of water hyacinth on the Epie Creek in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A water hyacinth ravaged creek The water channel serving as water transport route for several communities and fishing grounds appears to be no longer navigable.Mr Alagoa Morris, ...

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ERA urges Mobil to obey court judgement to compensate Akwa Ibom communities

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the ExxonMobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to urgently comply with the recent Federal High Court judgement which ordered it to pay the sum of N81.9 billion as compensation for oil spills from the company’s facilities which occurred between 2000 and 2010. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental ...

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World Environment Day: ERA/FoEN seeks emergency to restore degraded ecosystem

ERA/FoEN

The Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, has underlined the need for a State of Environmental Emergency for Ecosystem Restoration (SEEER) to preserve ecosystem and its services. Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo in a group photograph with participants at the ERA/FoEN’s event marking the 2021 World Environment Day held in Benin City Dr ...

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Govt urged to develop 10-year ecosystem restoration roadmap

Godwin Uyi Ojo

An NGO, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoN), on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 called on the Federal Government to develop a 10-year ecosystem restoration roadmap for the country. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, the Executive Director of ERA/FoN, made the call in a ...

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Ecosystem restoration: Addressing living in agony with man and nature

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

At an event organised by Frontline Energy and Environmental Services to mark the World Environment Day on June 5, 2021, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), who was given an award by the organisers, explored issues bordering ecosystems restoration, the theme of the Day, in this treatise Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive ...

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World Environment Day: ERA/FoEN lists ecosystem restoration measures

World Environment Day (WED)

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has joined the global community to commemorate the 2021 World Environment Day (WED) with the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) officials and guests at and event to commemorate the 2021 World Environment Day (WED) The United Nations set aside June 5 of every year as ...

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Coalition lauds Dutch court ruling against Shell

Shell court ruling

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have hailed the Wednesday, May 26, 2021 court ruling against Shell in The Hague in a climate change case brought by several groups including Friends of the Earth Netherlands. Environmentalists celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday after a ...

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Shell divestment plans targeted at evading clean up responsibility, groups tell govt

Ben van Beurden

Civil society groups in Nigeria have urged the Nigerian government to compel Shell to clean up the massive pollution its extractive activities have created in the Niger Delta and cautioned that the company’s plans to move offshore is only targeted at evading the scrutiny that its onshore activities have attracted. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden Three ...

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Oil spill: Agip shuts down Idu Well 11 in Bayelsa

Oil spill pollution

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Wednesday, April 12, 2021 confirmed an oil leak from its Idu oilfields at Egbebiri settlement within Biseni in Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, resulting in its shutdown. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The cause of the leakage, according to the Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) report ...

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