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Stomach Politics, By Onome Olive Etisioro

Stomach politics

“Dem don chop the money! You go soon see!” Francis glanced at the man who had spoken, agreeing with him as a chorus of voices joined in. Stomach politics “Ah ahn, you no know before?” A woman spoke this time. “All those billion billion wey dem dey call for news, everybody know say them go don divide am share am ...

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Improving the Murfu, by Faith Amadi

Murfu

The doctor at the general hospital had warned Nana to stay away from the fumes. It wasn’t good for her health and the pain in her eyes were signs that could very much be signs of cataract. But she had a family of 10 to feed. Her husband was retired early because of an arthritis caused by a bike accident. ...

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FishNet, others demand cause of dead fish on Niger Delta coastline to be revealed

Fish

Community people, environmentalists and members of the FishNet Alliance have called on relevant regulatory agencies including the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the National Environmental Standards and Regulatory Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to ensure that the actual cause of dead fish being washed ashore in the Niger Delta Coastline ...

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Campaign highlights how oil exploration impacts sea, fishing

Fish Not Oil

“We are asking for clean waters, we are asking for safe food, we are asking for the right for fishermen to carry out their craft – employment, because the fishing sector employs far more Africans than the structive sector.” Those were the passionate words of Nigerian activist Nnimmo Bassey on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Durban beachfront, by the ...

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GMOs: Campaigners reiterate need for biosafety law overhaul

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Activists have once again called on the authorities to review the National Biosafety Management Act 2015 as, according to them, it cannot in its present form protect the interest of Nigerians. The call formed one of the numerous resolutions reached at the close of Stakeholders Workshop on Food Sovereignty and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) held in Abuja on Tuesday, June ...

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World Environment Day: We’ll continue to demand for justice – HOMEF

HOMEF-WED

The Benin City, Edo State-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) held a Forest Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017 in commemoration of World Environment Day in Abuja. The meeting was attended by about 150 people, including representatives from forest communities, civil society organisations (CSOs), government and the media. At the meeting, it was resolved that the organisation ...

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Unpacking re-source democracy

Nnimmo Bassey

In his remarks made at the Sustainability Academy themed “Unpacking Re-Source Democracy” and held on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), observers that the pulling away of the USA, the second largest greenhouse emitter, from the global climate space, as outrageous as it is, only confirms that power only respects primitive ...

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International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament: Women have been victims of crises – Sustainability Academy

Rumuekpe Women

The Sustainability Academy marking the International Women’s day for Peace and Disarmament was held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by the Centre for Conflict and Gender Studies, University of Port Harcourt, in collaboration with Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF). Women play critical roles in peace and conflict resolution at local, national and international levels. At the same time, women ...

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GMOs: Why we seek protection of food, environment, by activists

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Speaking to media executives in Abuja recently, Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (Convener of Nigerians against GMOs), Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje (Food Sovereignty Programme, Friends of the Earth Nigeria/Africa) and Dr. Ifeyinwa Aniebo (African Health Magazine), jointly demand the protection of food and the environment via the revocation of Monsanto’s GMO permits, as well as the repeal ...

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GMOs: Safe food is a human right

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In his welcome remarks at a Media Training on Biosafety held in Abuja on Monday, April 24 2017, Nnimmo Bassey, Director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), insists that food sovereignty is the right of peoples to safe and culturally appropriate food produced through methods that are ecologically sound and sustainable Should science not be in the public interest and in ...

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