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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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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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Thunberg, Okereke, Bassey: More reactions trail UN climate report

Greta Thunberg

The United Nations panel on climate change on Monday said global warming was dangerously close to being out of control and humans were “unequivocally” to blame. Greta Thunberg Report from the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere were high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries. It ...

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Climate challenges faced by coastal communities in Nigeria, by Nnimmo Bassey

Crayfish beach at Uta Ewua

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, at Coastal Community Fishers Dialogue/Training at Uta Ewua, Akwa Ibom State on Thursday, August 5, 2021, highlighted a range of climate change related challenges that coastal communities encounter Crayfish beach at Uta Ewua  Climate change and variability in Nigeria is starkly illustrated in the northern and southern regions of Nigeria by desertification ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Our right to safe food

Nnimmo Bassey

In his opening remarks at a dialogue on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the state of biosafety that had medical practitioners in attendance in Abuja on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), expressed concern about the safety of the GM beans recently unveiled in Nigeria, saying that the implication of eating a seed ...

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World Environment Day: Quit activities that destroy ecosystems, HOMEF advises

Nnimmo Bassey

As Nigeria joined the global community in marking the 2021 World Environment Day on Saturday, June 5, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) called for the protection and restoration of ecological systems. Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) To be able to do this, according to the organisation, Nigeria must take concrete steps such as urgently quitting addiction ...

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Environmentalist tasks oil firms on onshore pollution cleaning

Oil Field Dialogues

An environmentalist, Dr Nnimmo Bassey, has urged oil firms in the Niger Delta to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Participants at the Oil Field Dialogues Bassey made the call in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, on Friday, June 4, 2021 at an oilfield dialogue with the theme, “Building Community Resilience against Fossils Extraction.” The event, which was ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: No to a Niger Delta without fish

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words at the Oilfield/FishNet Dialogue at Gbarain, Bayelsa State on Friday, June 4, 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), laments that many fish species are endangered and some already going extinct due to constant pollution Nnimmo Bassey The Niger Delta has several freshwater and marine ecosystems like rivers, lakes, streams and creeks. ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Why Plant Variety Protection Bill shouldn’t be signed into law

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words at the Health of Mother Earth Foundation’s (HOMEF) Food Policy Dialogue on Thursday, May 6, 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, the HOMEF Director, while shedding some light on Food Policies, opined that if signed into law, the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Bill will spell disaster for the nation’s agriculture and farming systems Nnimmo Bassey Research has shown that ...

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