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Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.
Alagoa Morris, Head of ERA/FoEN said: “Though people of Ogboinbiri community in Apoi Clan of Southern Ijaw local government area, Bayelsa State are still disturbed about heavy volume of crude oil from Agip facility which flooded their swamps and river around May/June, 2020; a fresh spill has just occurred yesterday, Saturday, 12th December, 2020.”
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) on Monday called on African governments to stop accepting fossil fuel projects driven by European countries through their Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) said the impact of Sunday’s explosions at Abule Ado, a Lagos suburb, could be likened to aerial bombardment.
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to halt oil spills caused by leaks on its pipeline at Taylor Creek oilfields in Bayelsa.
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the federal government to enforce the Tobacco Control Regulations without any further delay, following the gazetting of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019.
This call was made on Wednesday in Abuja by tobacco control advocacy groups – the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN).
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has called on the federal government to exhibit serious political will to invest on renewal energy sources as alternative to fossil energy.
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that Nigeria could lose $145 billion by 2025 over its failure to key into the global legal marijuana market.
Trade unions and civil society groups on Tuesday mounted pressure on members of the Plateau State House of Assembly to expunge privatisation clauses from a bill on the water sector.
The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor-elect, from continuing with plans by previous administrations to privatise water.
Stakeholders participating in the National Summit on the Human Right to Water in Abuja on Wednesday have called for massive investment in water infrastructure by African governments.
As the 2019 general elections draw closer, stakeholders in Bayelsa State have advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to rely on political parties and politicians in the state for logistics if the commission wants to conduct credible polls.
To mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, activists have asked the Federal Government to establish a Tobacco Control Fund, as part efforts to rid the country of the dangerous substance.
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects to achieve a cleaner environment.
Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no fewer than nine persons died while nine persons sustained injuries on Saturday evening in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.
The Technical Adviser on Treasury and Accounts, Mr Timipre Seipulo, who disclosed this over the weekend during the transparency briefing on funds inflows and outflows said the state government opted to receive the money at a discounted rate instead of waiting for three to four years to receive the full N38billion due the state.
The fight against criminal in Cross River seems to be yielding positive results as ‘Operation Akpakwu’ (a state security outfit) has cracked down on alleged kidnappers, robbery gangs and cultists.
Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo has berated naysayers over his stand on the reality Covid-19 pandemic.
Canada said its officials have met online with former diplomat Michael Kovrig who has been held in China for more than two years in a case linked to the detention of an executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Arsenal are considering a move for former Chelsea left-back and current Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand as they look to provide competition for Kieran Tierney.
But Mrs Akpoti, in a statement on Sunday, said the award does not take into cognisance the bloody events of the 2019 elections where the governor and his administrators alleged violent actions against her and other female opposition voices in the state. NCWS can’t be ignorant of the reportage by the many national and international observers where I was an observee.
Arsenal have signed Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan on loan until the end of the season.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday will revoke the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline after being sworn into office, aides said, dashing Ottawa’s hopes of salvaging a project that the struggling Canadian crude sector has long supported.