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We’ve uncovered what could be a toxic waste dump site, says group

Ogoniland cleanup

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) says it has uncovered what could be a toxic waste dump site operated by an oil major in Kdere, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. Remediation ongoing at a site in Deebon/Mogho, Gokana, River State ERA/FoEN in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, stated that ...

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Shell, rights group disagree on remediation of Ikarama spill site in Bayelsa

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and an environmental rights group have disagreed on remediation of oil spill sites at Ikarama community in Bayelsa State. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa While the rights group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has alleged improper clean-up and remediation of ...

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Netherlands Embassy provides solar energy mini-grid to Bayelsa community

Kalaba community

The Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria has provided solar min-grid for an uninterrupted power supply to Kalaba Community in Bayelsa State. The Paramount Ruler of Kalaba, Chief Francis Kolibo, fetching drinking water from the tap In a press release issued on Thursday, August 19, 2021, on the subject, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) said it implemented the ...

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Focus on delivery of proper clean-up, ERA charges HYPREP

Ogoni Clean-up

Environmental advocacy group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has frowned at the response by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to its recent report, titled: “No Clean Up, No Justice: a decade of failures?” as diversionary, even as it challenged the agency to focus more on delivery of a proper clean up that benefits the people and ...

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N45.7bn judgement: Shell short-changed community, says ERA/FoEN

Godwin Uyi Ojo

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) says it welcomes the recent disclosure by Shell that it is now ready to pay the Ejama-Ebubu community in Eleme local government area of Rivers State, over $110 million or N45.7 billion as full and final settlement for an oil spill that occurred in the area. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director ...

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Uyi Ojo: Transitional justice and Nigeria beyond oil

ERA/FoEN

In an address delivered on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, during the Climate Justice Conference held in Port Harcourt, River State, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), he stressed that, with the imminent decline of oil and gas, the nation should urgently come up with alternatives Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental ...

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Ogoniland cleanup: ERA clamours change in HYPREP hierarchy

Ogoniland cleanup

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the immediate removal of Prof. Philip Shekwolo as the Acting Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Remediation ongoing at a site in Deebon/Mogho, Gokana, River State The call for the sacking of Prof. Shekwolo is contained in the recommendations made in the ERA/FoEN comprehensive ...

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Nigeria not ready for post petroleum economy – ERA/FoEN

ERA/FoEN

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed the need for African countries to urgently embrace renewable energy sources so as not to be left behind in the ongoing rapid global movement from dirty energy to clean energy. L-R: Barr. Nurudeen Ogbara, Citizens Assistance Centre; Chief Saint Emma Pii, Bodo Council of Chiefs and Chair BoT ...

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ERA demands Shell accountability, halt to divestment of facilities

Niger Delta

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has deplored the recent disclosure that Shell plans to sell its land based and shallow offshore oil fields and infrastructures in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oil pollution in the Niger Delta has largely contributed to the destruction of the area’s biodiversity and to unprecedented levels of deprivation. Photo credit: longbaby.com ...

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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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