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Fishermen report oil spill at Chevron’s facility in Bayelsa coastline

Oil Spill

Fishermen, operating on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean near Bayelsa State, have reported an oil leakage from the Funiwa oilfield operated by Chevron Nigeria (CNL). Oil spill polluting a water body Some fishermen from Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa raised the alarm in a chat with newsmen on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Yenagoa, the ...

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Philip Morris exposé: Government urged to probe delegation to tobacco treaty talks

World Health Organisation

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded the Nigerian government institute a probe of members of the Nigerian delegation that attended the seventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which held in Delhi in 2016 to establish their links with the tobacco industry. ERA/FoEN made the call following ...

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Edo urged to uphold revocation order on Okomu Oil Palm

Okomu Oil Company

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), representatives of the Owan and Okomu communities and a host of civil society groups have urged the Dr. Godwin Obaseki administration in Edo State to uphold a revocation Order on 13,750 hectares of land expropriated by Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc in the rich forest reserves. In a letter delivered to ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria yet to demonstrate commitment to environmental issues – ERA

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

As the world commemorates the World Environment Day with the theme, “Connecting people to nature”, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Nigerian government to go beyond joining the rest of the world to commemorate the event, and to take concrete actions to resolve the myriad of environmental challenges of oil pollution, deforestation, erosion ...

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Transparency lacking in process of rehabilitating Lagos waterworks, group alleges

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alleged that the planned rehabilitation of dilapidated water infrastructure in Lagos State is shrouded in secrecy, even as it urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to allow transparent and competitive bidding in the selection of companies to carry out the repair works. Gov. Ambode had announced funding to the tune of N760 ...

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Ikebiri spill: No more hiding place for Agip, says group

Philip Jakpor

It is time for the slowly-grinding wheel of justice to crush the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) and its subsidiary, which had evaded justice for long. This is the position of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) during a media session in Lagos on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, ...

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Group alerts on ‘suspicious’ amendment of tobacco bill


Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), alerted media executives in Abuja on Thursday, May 4, 2017 on alleged attempts by the tobacco industry to undermine tobacco control regulation We have learnt of a very suspicious Bill to Amend The National Tobacco Control Act 2015 sponsored by Honourable Dickson Tarkighir representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency in the Federal House ...

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Applause as Lagos discards ‘anti-people’ sections of environment law


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the decision of the Lagos State Government to discard what it tags “anti-people” sections of the new Environment Law that had attracted wide-spread criticism from civil society and grassroots stakeholders. Sections of the law made public at a Public Hearing organised by House Committee on the Environment on Thursday, ...

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ERA/FoEN alerts on toxic waste dumped in Delta community


The Environmental Rights Agenda/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has raised the alarm on the presence of substances suspected to be toxic waste in Koko community in Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State. The executive director, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, at a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday, March 8 2017, asked the Delta State Government and the National ...

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ERA/FoEN has right to information on tobacco incentives, court affirms

tobacco smoking

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and presided by Justice M. Idris has affirmed that the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) is within its rights to demand and get a response from the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on its request for information on tax benefits granted to tobacco companies under the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme. ...

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