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Tag Archives: Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN)

Rights group criticises Lagos’ World Bank water deal

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The Lagos State Government has been accused by a civil society organisation of double-speaking on a transaction on water provision it reportedly got involved with. According to the group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), the announcement by Lagos State Water Corporation (LSWC) that it is seeking partnership with private individuals on how to meet current demand for water ...

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19 years after: Ken Saro-Wiwa should not die in vain, says group

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has flayed the Federal Government for failing to address issues that led to the death of playwright and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and eight other Ogoni leaders in 1995. The group is also demanding a public apology from the government and Shell for the incident. In a statement issued in Lagos to commemorate the ...

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‘Water sector reforms ceding peoples’ rights to transnationals’

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal and Lagos State governments to step on the brakes on adoption and implementation of World Bank-funded water schemes that seem tailored to meeting Nigerians’ water needs but are actually white elephant projects. ERA/FoEN position is coming on the heels of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of ...

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Ojo, Sanchez demand urgent climate action

Dr Godwin Ojo of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Shenna Sanchez of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) at the intersessional ministerial meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) speak on behalf of global environmental groups, trade unions and youth groups, who had staged a walkout from the Warsaw Climate Conference to ...

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Ojo: Tackling nation’s environmental, social dilemma

The Federal Government has been asked to establish an independent National Environmental Tribunal (INET) to try and resolve all environmental justice cases that are pending. According to Dr Godwin Ojo, the new Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), ecological debt from environmental destruction is piling up, adding that it is time for the agents ...

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