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Saro-Wiwa: Keeping silent is treason

  At the occasion of third Sustainability Academy of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Director of HOMEF, Nnimmo Bassey, in Bori, Ogoni pays tribute to late environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa   When Ken Saro-Wiwa wrote that silence was tantamount to treason he knew what he was saying. When he declared in the dock that We All Stand Before History, ...

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Bassey: Time to clean up Niger Delta mess

About this time last year this writer had the tough job of settling a dispute between two friends. One is a Nigerian from the Niger Delta and the other a South Africa from the Witbank area. Their argument was over which was the most polluted place in Africa. Was it the oil fields of the Niger Delta or the coalmine ...

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Knocks, praises greet oil discovery in Lagos

Niger Delta

The disclosure that oil has been discovered in commercial quantity in the Lagos offshore, within the confines of the Dahomey Basin, has been greeted with mixed feelings. Activist and President, Friends of the Earth International, Nnimmo Bassey, made this known recently at a workshop in Lagos titled: “Oil in Lagos: What is in it for the planet?” Bassey said the ...

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ERA/FoEN: Why Shell’s profit is declining


The marked decline in Shell’s global profits in 2013 compared with previous years and the imposition of a N1.8 trillion fine on the company for the December 2011 spill in the Bonga Deep Offshore Oil field are twin indicators that the company’s days of impunity are over, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said. Shell had ...

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Fresh revelations on Shell pollution in Nigeria

The lawyers of four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands, who are pressing charges against Shell over the oil pollution in three villages in the Niger Delta, have obtained confidential records that shed new light on the working methods of the Shell oil company. On the basis of these documents, the lawyers are again asking the court in ...

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Oilwatch to Ecuadorian president: Keep oil firms out of Yasuni-ITT

President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been urged by Oilwatch International not to permit the extraction of crude oil from Yasuni-ITT in order to protect the region from environmental damage. In a recent correspondent to Correa, the environment watchdog group told the president to stand firm and continue to show leadership in the area of sound environmental ...

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Two years after UNEP report, Shell urged to clean up Ogoniland mess

On the occasion of the second year anniversary of the release of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment of Ogoniland, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded that the Nigerian government demonstrate its commitment to implementing the recommendations of the UNEP report by compelling Shell to clean up its mess in Ogoniland. The ERA/FoEN, in ...

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ERA to oil firms: Publish what you pump

The impact of oil extraction is severe on the environment and threatens sources of livelihoods, sustainable development activists have said. At a gathering held last week in Port Harcourt, River State, at the instance of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), participants declared that offshore oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria is a major contributor to climate ...

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Bassey: 20 years of ERA’s struggle

Erstwhile Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Nnimmo Bassey, has said that the secret of the organisation’s success over the past two decades of its existence lies in the fact that it viewed every scene of environmental harm as a crime scene. He noted on Tuesday in Abuja in a presentation to commemorate 20 ...

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Worry over level of sensitisation in Niger Delta

An environmental expert and rights activist in the Niger Delta, Alagoa Morris, has expressed dissatisfaction over the level of sensitisation on climate change education in the Niger Delta, warning that it would be catastrophic should the trend persist. Morris says there is low sensitisation in the region especially at the grassroots level, adding that workshops and seminars should be conducted to campaign against the burning ...

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