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Diri calls for joint action for cleaner environment

Douye Diri

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has called for joint action from governors of the Niger-Delta states in the struggle for a cleaner environment. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Diri made the call on Friday during an online global conference to mark the 2020 World Environment Day, with the theme: ‘The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Flora ...

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International traders sell low quality, highly toxic fuels to Nigeria – Study

oil installation

The Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) has revealed in a research that suggests, probably for the first time, that low quality, highly toxic fuels are sold to Nigeria by international commodity traders, who allegedly exploit the country’s weak and poorly enforced fuel regulations. Oil installation in Nigeria Unveiled on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the study also discovered that, although the quality ...

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Experts decry NOSDRA’s ‘sketchy’ report on dead fish along coastlines

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

A group of environmentalists has questioned the basis and integrity of the report released on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on dead fish found on Niger Delta coastlines in Nigeria. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Reports of dead fish washing up on an extensive stretch of the Niger Delta ...

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


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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FishNet: Why fish is more valuable than oil

Fishermen Niger Delta

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


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


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


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


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

Niger Delta

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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