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Shell OPL 245 oil saga typifies ‘exploitation without responsibility’ – Group

Shell

New evidence has reportedly emerged during the corruption probe into Shell’s acquisition of the OPL 245 oil field off the coast of Nigeria, indicating that top executives were prepared to press ahead with the deal despite knowing that most of the money could end up as political bribes. The BBC reported it has seen documents that show top Shell executives ...

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GMOs: When HOMEF, media debated biosafety, agric biotech

Nnimmo-Biosafety

The task of ensuring that science responds to popular needs of society should be the major challenge that scientists have to overcome. While that task is met regularly, the issue of presenting science in a way that citizens can easily grasp can be daunting. Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), the ecological think tank, hosted media practitioners in Benin City ...

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GMOs: What we eat must not eat us

Nnimmo-Biosafety

Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF, in his welcome words) at the Media Training on Biosafety (themed: “Promoting Biosafety in Nigeria”) held in Benin City, Edo State on Friday, March 24 2017, laments that the many myths around modern agricultural biotechnology are being peddled regularly by the industry promoting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their team ...

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System change will not be negotiated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), in an address given on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Ecological Challenges Conference (Academia meets Activism) 2017, in the University of Oslo, Norway, says that the present fossil-based civilisation is running out of gas and its terminal point is imminent – whether planned or not We frequently hear calls for ...

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NBMA asked to conduct tests to prove there’s no GM rice in Nigeria

Nnimmo Bassey

In a reaction to claims by the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), through its Director-General, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, that there is no iota of truth in the report that genetically modified (GM) rice is present in Nigeria, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has charged the agency to conduct tests to assure Nigerians there is no GM rice in ...

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On Monsanto’s claims that GMOs are safe

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We have read with interest Monsanto’s defence of NBMA in its response to Premium Time’s report highlighting NBMA’s surreptitious granting of permits to them to bring their GMOs and glyphosate into Nigeria. We restate here that Monsanto’s applications were approved without due diligence and that the law setting up NBMA is extremely flawed in that it gives individuals in the agency the latitude ...

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Superhighway: We need good roads but not at expense of cultural heritage – Ekuri

Ekuri

Courtesy of the Benin City, Edo State-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), representatives of communities that are being impacted by the Superhighway Project of the Cross Rivers State Government brainstormed for three days last week (from Thursday to Saturday) on challenges concerning the controversial scheme. The meeting built the capacity of community stakeholders on issues related to their forests as well as the overall impact ...

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How NBMA defied government, Nigerians to deploy GMO permits, by CSOs

GMO

A coalition of civil society groups comprising the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria/Friends of the Earth International (ERA/FoEN/FoEI), has accused the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) of defying government policy statement and going ahead to issue permits for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. The coalition disclosed in a statement issued ...

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Activists prepare for Nigeria anti-fossil fuel campaign

Oloibiri oil well

Between the 4th and 15th of May 2016, thousands of climate activists around the world will embark on series of coordinated actions targeted at calling global attention to the need to wean the world from its dependence on fossil fuels. In December 2015, an unprecedented number of world leaders gathered in Paris in what could be the last opportunity to craft ...

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Super Highway: HOMEF urges CRSG to halt assault on community, forests

Superhighway

The Cross River State Government (CRSG) has been asked to halt the bulldozers destroying farms at Etara/Eyeyen and are continuing towards Ekuri and Okuni forests/communities, preparatory to the construction of a highway. According to the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), the authorities should reroute the Super Highway along a less damaging path and away from community forests and the National ...

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