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Group seeks African delegates’ support at Bonn climate talks

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has expressed concerns that the U.S. and other global north countries may be bullying African countries in order to obstruct discussions on fossil fuel industry interference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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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.

Report: Shell knew its $1.1 billion for OPL 245 will go into private pockets

A new report by a non-governmental organisation, Global Witness, has blamed Shell and Eni for their alleged roles in the acquisition of OPL 245 in the oil-rich Niger Delta which is linked to Malabu oil scandal.

Ogoni people threaten to protest against federal government over cleanup project

More than two years after the federal government flagged off the clean-up of the heavily polluted Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta region, leaders from the area have criticised the project implementation as “flawed”.

Group calls for ban on genetically modified food in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called on government to ban the importation of Genetically Modified (GM) food products and crops into Nigeria due to their health risks.

Soot: Groups urge international community for urgent intervention in Niger Delta

Over 20 non-governmental and professional groups have expressed concern about air pollution by soot experienced in Rivers State and neighbouring states, appealing to international community for urgent intervention.

Niger Delta leaders, stakeholders decry slow pace of Ogoni cleanup

Tension is beginning to mount in the Niger Delta region over the slow pace of Ogoni cleanup, announced by the Federal Government over two years ago.

Modular refineries: Environmentalist advises on best practices

An environmentalist, Mr Nnimmo Bassey, has urged the Federal Government to equip universities and research institutions to locally design and fabricate equipment suitable for the proposed modular refineries in Nigeria.

Ogoni clean-up board member appeals for stakeholders’ cooperation

Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, member, Board of Trustees, Ogoni Clean-up Project, has urged the affected communities to support government’s efforts towards the project, by avoiding further pollution in the area.

Groups blame fed govt for illegal importation of GM food

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation has attributed the illegal shipment of 25,750 metric tons of genetically modified maize worth an estimated $3.7 million into Nigeria to the attitude of the federal government towards genetically modified foods.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.