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FishNet: Why fish is more valuable than oil

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Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the “FishNet Dialogue” held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, July 7 2017, lamented that many fisher folks in the Niger Delta region have become fetchers of wood as the creeks and rivers have been so polluted that fishing has become largely unproductive True change can come from below. Change can ...

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Niger Delta: Right to food and to be free from hunger

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Speaking at the Roundtable on Food Security in the Niger Delta on Thursday, July 29, 2017 in Abuja as part of the EU Climate Diplomacy Week, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says that food is a human right, hunger arises due to a complex of socio-political realities We are approaching this conversation on Food security in ...

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Civil society groups call for immediate clean-up of Ogoniland

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The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe on Friday, June 2, 2017 called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoniland in Nigeria, as it was stated should happen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). One year on from when the implementation of UNEPs report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger ...

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Ogoniland clean-up yet to commence, five years after UNEP report

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Over five years after the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recommended that Ogoniland in South-South Nigeria should be cleaned of the last drop of spilled oil, not a single drop has been removed from the beleaguered community. Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Ojo, disclosed this at a press briefing on the issue ...

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Shell accused of concealing data on damage to health from spills

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A leading oil spill expert, previously employed by Shell Nigeria, has alleged that Shell is trying to conceal data on the potential health effects of its oil spills on the Bodo community in the Niger Delta. Kay Holtzmann, who was previously employed by Shell to conduct the clean-up of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta, wrote a letter to ...

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Young journalists to benefit from Niger Delta training workshop

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From soot in the air, toxic waste dumped in Koko, Delta State, destruction of ancient forest in Cross River to gas flaring/oil pollution in oil producing regions, the ecosystem in Southern Nigeria is under serious threat. To this end, the African Art and Media for Earth Initiative (AAMEI) is conducting a Niger Delta eco-journalism workshop, which is targeting journalism and ...

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60 Niger Delta students get Shell scholarships

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A new batch of 60 children from the Niger Delta region in Nigeria has been awarded the special secondary school scholarship of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture. Tagged “Cradle to Career”, the scholarships cover tuition and all other bills for six years in four of the topmost private secondary schools in Port Harcourt, River State. Brookstone Secondary ...

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Mohammed urges government, activists to synergise in tackling insurgency

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Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has urged civil society and the people to work closely with government to fight the menace of insurgency and other militant acts in the country. The minister, who spoke recently in Abuja at the 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture, reiterated the fact that government alone cannot win the war against insurgency in any form ...

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Ogoni clean-up Council, BoT members unveiled

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former commissioner in Lagos State, Wale Edun, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ogoni clean-up project. The 12-member BoT was inaugurated last Thursday by Mr. President, alongside a 13-member Governing Council for the clean-up. Mr. Edun was Commissioner for Finance in Lagos when the leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola ...

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Government inaugurates Governing Council, BoT for Ogoniland clean-up

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To ensure full implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja, the Nigerian federal capital city, inaugurated the Governing Council and the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Trust Fund for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Buhari, while speaking at a brief ceremony in the Presidential Villa, noted that ...

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