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Nnimmo Bassey: How pollution has stolen our mothers

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the recent workshop (in Bori, Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria) on “Building Community Resilience towards the Implementation of the UNEP Report” says that women must be fully involved in monitoring the process and be watchdogs over the environment, especially the clean-up of Ogoniland A Garden of Hope was planted at the ...

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Cautious optimism greets government’s plan to implement UNEP report

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo of ERA/FoEN

A barrage of applause has greeted President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to clean-up the extensively polluted Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region by implementing the much-vaunted report on the community prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). But the voices of commendation are being cautious, saying that certain things don’t seem right and that they should be urgently addressed before ...

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Photos: ERA/FoEN seeks implementation of Ogoniland UNEP report

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At a day-long stakeholders’ workshop held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Abuja, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) formally demanded that the Federal Government should urgently commence the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland in the Niger Delta, which has suffered decades of land, air and sea degradation as a result of pollution ...

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Concern over unimplemented UNEP Ogoniland report, 4 years after

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On the occasion of the fourth year commemoration of the release of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment of Ogoniland (4 August 2015), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and other groups have called on the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the myriads of environmental challenges besetting the Niger Delta. The ERA/FoEN, Amnesty International, Centre ...

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Buhari urged to implement UNEP report on Ogoniland

Oil spewing from busted Shell equipment in Nigeria

Despite the severity of the findings of the environmental assessment of Ogoni environment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) four years ago, very little has been done by way of implementation of its recommendations, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has said. In a media statement on Monday, the group said that the response of the administration of former ...

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Reactions trail UNEP Emissions Gap Report release

The recent release of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Fifth Emissions Gap Report is attracting a growing number of voices, including those of the 900 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working together in Climate Action Network (CAN), which are calling for governments to scale up climate action to achieve a phase out of carbon pollution to zero by mid-century. Similarly, Executive Secretary ...

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Ogoni women: How oil exploration, pollution threaten our existence

Women of Ogoniland in the Nigerian Niger Delta region have lamented how they are, after decades of oil exploration by Shell in their community, suffering extensive land degradation and deprivation. They lamented recently at a gathering in Bori-Ogoni, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, that the venture has greatly impoverished the people with heavy pollution of their land and ...

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Group demands $100b to restore, compensate polluted Niger Delta

Dr Uyi Ojo of ERA/FOEN

Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, reflects on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland, three year after its release I draw our collective attention to the blood stained banner of ecological catastrophe hanging over Ogoniland, which has been acclaimed globally as one of the most horrendous in human ...

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Activists lament state of Ogoniland, three years after UNEP report

Monday August 4th, 2014 marks the 3rd year anniversary of the damning report of the assessment of Ogoni environment conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the request of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The comprehensive report unambiguously confirmed fears and anxiety that Ogoniland is a ticking ecological bomb. In a reaction, Nnimmo Bassey, the director of Health of ...

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‘Initiate binding mechanisms to hold Shell accountable for pollutions’

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a coalition of non-governmental organisations on the platform of the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) and Friends of the Earth International want the United Nations Human Rights Council to initiate uniform binding mechanism that will involve preventive measures covering environmental and human rights abuses to compel Shell and other transnational oil ...

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