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Bayelsa community laments as Conoil spill leaves trail of dead fish

Dead fish

Three months after an oil spill that occurred from a facility operated by the Consolidated Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited (Conoil) in Sangana Community, Akassa Kingdom, Brass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa State, the oil firm is reportedly yet to respond to the incident. Chairman of the Fishing Union, Ikonikumo Noel, raises remains of a dead fish This is ...

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Fresh oil spill reported from Agip’s Ogboinbiri Well 7 in Bayelsa

Oil Spill

Still smarting from an extensive crude oil spill that polluted their swamps and river around May/June 2020, residents of Ogboinbiri community in Apoi Clan of Southern Ijaw local government area, Bayelsa State, appear to be victims of a fresh spill that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Oil spill polluting a water body at Ogboinbiri community Community contacts made the ...

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Fresh oil spill in Bayelsa pollutes creek, communities

The polluted Apoi Creek

Officials of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have disclosed that what looks like an extensive oil spill occurred in the early hours of Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Bayelsa State. The polluted Apoi Creek The spill, according to them, came off a yet-to-be-properly-identified facility belonging to an oil major. The incident, they added, happened between Ogboinbiri ...

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ERA/FOEN, four others advocate sustainable energy in Africa

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The need to reduce climate obstacles and other environmental issues within the mother earth of Africa has been recently opted for by five strategic environmental groups in Africa. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) The groups called on African governments to stop the acceptance of fossil fuel projects driven by ...

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25 years after Ogoni 9: A legacy of environmental justice struggles – ERA

Ken Saro-Wiwa

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) marks the 25th anniversary of the killing of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his Ogoni eight activist fighting for environmental justice, the clean-up, compensation and remediation of Ogoniland from Shell Oil Company’s operations in the area. The late Ken Saro-Wiwa According to the organisation, the anniversary also provides the opportunity to underline the ...

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ERA urges govt to diversify resources to promote renewable energy


The Nigerian government has been told to diversify national energy sources to encourage state and non-state actors to develop mini-grid and off-grid solar energy systems to promote greater energy access by all. L-R: Nurudeen Ogbara, former NBA Chair, Ikorodu Branch, Lagos; Habiba Ali, Executive Director, SOSAI Renewables, Kaduna; Chief Saint Emma Pii, Chair, ERA/FoEN Board of Trustees; Dr Godwin Uyi ...

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Why we side with victims of Shell’s Bayelsa oil spill, by group

Alagoa Morris

Comrade Alagoa Morris, Head, Bayelsa Office of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) at a media session themed: “Resisting Regulatory Capture” on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, explains why the organisation is concerned with the Okordia-Rumuekpe Trunk-Line oil spill incident that occurred in November 2019 Alagoa Morris As indicated in the theme, this event is ...

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Court restrains Nnimmo Bassey from acting as ERA/FoEN’s chair

Nnimmo Bassey

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained Rev. Nnimmo Bassey from parading or holding out himself as the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) pending the hearing of the motion on notice. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) The court also specifically restrains Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) ...

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ERA kicks against factional board meeting

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, has been told by a faction of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) headed by Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, that he lacks the power to convene and address a meeting of the ERA Board Staff Meeting, Barr. Nosa Tokunbor, the ERA legal officer, who made the submission ...

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ERA leadership crisis worsens as Nnimmo Bassey is removed as board member

ERA/FoEN General Assembly

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) says it has removed environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey, as Trustee and Chairman of its Board. L-R: Christopher Ojeikere, Foundation for Good Governance and Social Change; Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, ERA/FoEN; and Queeneth Stephen, Gokana Community, Ogoni, at the ERA/FoEN General Assembly At a General Assembly Meeting held in Benin ...

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