HoCoN , ERA/FoEN seek bill to revoke licences of IOCs over pollution
The Host Communities Network (HoCoN) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have advocated a bill to revoke the licenses of International Oil Companies
Stop marginalising oil communities, ERA tells FG
The Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) has again charged the Federal Government to stop marginalising oil-producing communities.
ERA/FoEN leadership crisis boils over as factions take charge
• I remain ERA/FoEN Executive Director, says Ojo The leadership crisis in one of the foremost environmental groups in Nigeria - Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has taken a new turn as different factions lay claim to the executive directorship. At a General Assembly Meeting held last week in Benin City, Edo…
Activists urge FG to ban e-cigarettes, shisha, others
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has charged the Federal Government to ban e-cigarettes, shisha, and other new products from the tobacco industry due to rising deaths attributable to vaping globally.
Groups seek urgent action against climate change
To mitigate the impact of climate change, concerned environmental groups have called on the federal government to urgently implement national policies and plans to strengthen adaptation and response to climate change emergencies.
Bodies still abandoned at pipeline explosion site in Rivers, says ERA, YFOEN
Three weeks after a high pressure pipeline belonging to Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) exploded killing 45 people at Kom-kom community in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State, environment activists, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) and Young Friends of the Earth (YFOEN) have accused the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of abandoning the victims of the explosion in the swampy terrain.
ECA advocates review of extractive industry agreements in Nigeria, others
Natural resource-rich African countries should consider revising existing agreements with multinational corporations operating in their countries to see that they derive maximize returns from such contracts. Countries should also enhance transparency and accountability in the industry to combat rampant cases of tax avoidance and illicit financial flows that are denying them of billions of dollars…