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World Ocean Day: Don’t muddy our waters – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, at the Freshwater Ecosystem Convergence webinar held on Monday, June 8 to commemorate the 2020 World Ocean Day, makes a case for protecting freshwater and marine ecosystems in the Congo Basin Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) The theme of this year’s World Ocean Day is “Innovation for ...

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X-raying the infectious Infectious Diseases Bill, by Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In these days of acute suspicion and uncertainty about who may be asymptomatic and who may just be harbouring early stages of COVID-19, sneaking in a “Control of Infectious Diseases Bill” and attempting to ram it through the legislative process is bound to generate controversies. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) In a season where nose masks ...

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World Environment Day: What nature has connected can’t be separated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

At a Forest Town Hall Meeting held on Monday, June 5, 2017 to observe this year’s edition of the World Environment Day, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), emphasises that man must not be disconnected from Mother Earth, and that what Nature has connected, no person or government can put asunder The theme of this year’s World ...

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Realignment of Superhighway still a conjecture – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Community Diagnostic Dialogue at Akpabuyo in Cross River State, Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), revisited the state’s controversial Superhighway project, saying that the new routing of the proposed realignment of the Superhighway is still an estimation as, according to him, the revised map is ...

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GMOs: Is Nigeria ready to kill another environmentalist?

Nnimmo Bassey

In this article, the context of the Government of Nigeria (GON) and its agencies killing a truth-seeking environmentalist is (a) physical as in murder, execution, assassination or driving one to suicide. Or (b) psychological as in breaking one’s spirit, discrediting one’s name, ruining one’s career; being a victim of government-sponsored attack dogs. Ken Saro-Wiwa a major Nigerian environmentalist suffered such ...

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Biotech agencies, NIREC report and unpatriotic activism

Professor Lucy Ogbadu

Lagos-based research scientist, Dr. Hannah Nnadi, has expressed concern that some activists may “have taken it upon themselves to smear the integrity of government agencies and individuals working for the good of the country”. She believes that “the attitude of these so-called activists to frustrate government agencies must be resisted as their actions are very unpatriotic and misleading.” In this ...

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Why Superhighway met stiff opposition, by Bassey

Monitoring-Protest

Speaking at the Community Forests Training held at Old Ekuri, Cross River State, on Saturday, March 11 2017, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says that the proposed Superhighway project met local, national and international outrage because of the threat it poses to the last tracts of rainforests in Nigeria Communities are best placed to monitor their ...

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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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The long, winding, super-controversial superhighway

Superhighway

The controversy surrounding the 260 km Superhighway proposed by the Cross River State government (CRSG) of Nigeria will not go away. Notably, the bulldozing of forests, farmlands and sundry properties commenced last year without an approved Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Curiously, the government issued an edict dispossessing individuals and communities of lands lying within an incredible 10 km width on ...

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Need to enthrone climate justice in negotiations

Nnimmo Bassey

Rights activist, Nnimmo Bassey, at the Nigerian side event – Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development – on Thursday at the UNGA in New York, submits that it is time to robustly enthrone climate justice in the climate negotiations I thank my president and the minister of environment for providing this August space to outline the strides Nigeria is making ...

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