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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.

ERA: Lagos explosion scene comparable to aerial bombardment

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.

Coalition raises alarm over trans-fat poison in Nigerian foods

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) against trans-fat (TFA) in Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to reject foods made with the hydrogenated oil, especially the industrially-produced trans-fatty acids which it said resulted to 1,300 deaths in 2010.

Environmentalists urges Agip to remediate spill site at Taylor Creek in Bayelsa

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.

Group asks Nigeria to enforce tobacco control regulations now

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.

Nigeria urged to start tobacco regulations implementation

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).
People wait at the entrance hall, on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the ‘IFEMA – Feria de Madrid’ exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 1, 2019. – Spain’s Socialist government offered to host this year’s UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event’s original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. Spanish authorities expect some 25,000 participants and 1,500 journalists from around the world to attend the two-week gathering in Madrid. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

COP25: Groups reject carbon markets as climate summit begins

As the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins in Madrid the Spanish capital, civil society and grassroots groups have challenged Parties negotiating at the 11-day conference to heed the demands of climate-impacted people around the world to advance real and just solutions to address the climate crisis.

Ogoni clean-up: HYPREP lacks capacity to spend – ERA

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has raised the alarm that the clean-up exercise in Ogoni land on oil pollution may take longer time, alleging that the body saddled with the responsibility lacks the capacity to carry out the huge assignment.

ERA/FoEN trains 150 Niger Delta youths on renewable energy

No fewer than 150 Niger Delta youths have benefited from the renewable energy entrepreneurship training organised by the Environmental rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) in Benin City weekend.

ERA urges federal government to declare state of emergency on Niger Delta environment to...

Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on Niger Delta environment to end gas flaring in the region.

Activists charge federal government on fossil fuel ban

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.
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Governor Akeredolu: How Nigeria can earn $145 billion through legal marijuana

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.

Groups urge Plateau lawmakers to reject water privatisation

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.

ERA urges Niger Delta youths to embrace renewable energy

Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged youths in the Niger Delta region to resist energy colonialism by embracing renewable energy technologies.
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ERA/FoEN asks Lagos Governor-elect Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

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.

ERA: Federal government cutting corners on Ogoni clean-up

The Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has accused the Federal Government and the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) of cutting corners in the execution of the clean-up of Ogoni environment.
1 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

Election: Stakeholders caution INEC against relying on politicians to convey materials

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.

ERA/FoEN demands ban on generator use on government agencies

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal, state and local governments in Nigeria to ban the use of generator sets in their ministries, departments and agencies (MDA).

ERA: Federal government spends over N17 billion annually on generator importation, servicing

The Environmental Rights Action (ERA), in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN), has expressed concerns about the over N17 billion spent yearly by the Federal Government, on the importation and servicing of generators.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.