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Edo farmers flay chemical fertilisers, insist on agroecology

HOMEF

Farmers in Benin City, the Edo State capital, have said that the solution to climate change and food crises is agroecology. Participants at the HOMEF dialogue and practical agroecological training for farmers The submission was made at a dialogue and practical agroecological training organised by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) for over 50 farmers on how to improve ...

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Environmental group trains Bayelsa fishermen on pollution monitoring

HOMEF

A Niger Delta Environmental Advocacy group on Friday, November 26, 2021 commenced training of hundreds of fishermen on Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Advocacy, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Participants at the HOMEF training The capacity building programme is coming amidst ongoing oil and gas leaks at Aiteo’s oilfields in Nembe and Conoil’s oil block at Sangana in neighbouring Brass ...

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Oil extraction: Edo community laments pollution

Gelegele Community

With so much suffering being faced by communities from gas flaring and pollution in the Gelegele community, oil industry profits gained appear to have blinded companies to the negative impacts. Gelegele Community The issue of gas flaring has been a major source of environmental damage and habitual loss in the Niger Delta region and has adversely affected local populations that ...

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HOMEF expresses commitment to preserve water bodies

Nnimmo Bassey

In the light of the importance of preserving the integrity of rivers, creeks and oceans, people interacting with and utilising our water bodies must do so with respect and place the wellbeing of the rivers and dependent communities before profit. This was the charge from the Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, in an address at the ...

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Agroecology as a viable option to addressing climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

The world is grappling with the challenge of how to address climate change. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underpins the urgency of taking global action to halt climate change and deal with its growing effects. The report which was released on August 9, 2021, cautions that without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse ...

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Politics of the sea: Counting ecological cost to water bodies

HOMEF School of Ecology

As efforts are being made towards restoring the ecosystem, different concepts and ideologies are springing up. While some are geared towards improving the quality of life and proffering sustainable solutions, others lean towards the continuous profiting of big corporations at the expense of the wellbeing of local communities. Participants at the HOMEF School of Ecology Health of Mother Earth Foundation ...

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Group describes penalties for gas flaring under PIA as too weak

Nnimmo Bassey

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), an environmental advocacy group, has observed that the penalty for gas flaring as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act was too paltry to mitigate acts of flaring. Nnimmo Bassey Rev Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, HOMEF, who said this in an interview on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, noted that the ...

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Signing of PIB, a wrong message to Niger Delta – HOMEF, PDP

Chief Dan Orbih

The signing of the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law sends a wrong signal to the oil extraction impacted peoples, communities and other Nigerians who expected a listening ear at Aso Rock. Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South South of the PDP Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 16, 2021, informed that President Muhammad Buhari had assented ...

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Consistency of Plant Variety Protection Law with Constitution challenged in court

Nnimmo Bassey

The Registered Trustees of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) have filed a suit challenging a provision of the Plant Variety Protection Act 2021 for inconsistency with provisions in the Nigerian Constitution. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) The originating summons with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2021 is filed at the Federal High Court Abuja suing The Federal Republic ...

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Shell waking up to its culpability: Groups hail Ogoni community’s victory

Ineffective clean up

News of the agreement by Shell to accept liability for longest drawn case concerning pollution in the Niger Delta appears to have been warmly received by the civil society. The outcome of oil spill Shell on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, agreed to pay the sum of N45.9 billion compensation to some Ogoni communities of Rivers State ravaged by oil spills ...

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