Group opposes tax increase
A group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), yesterday opposed the Federal Government’s decision to increase taxes, saying the poverty rates in the country will increase.
Environmentalists decry impact of monoculture, deforestation
Environmentalists have said that monoculture and rapid deforestation in Nigeria should stop or there will be no rainforest in the next century. Speaking on the topic, ‘Voices of Resistance against Monoculture Plantations’
FG, groups tango over Ogoniland cleanup assessment
Spiritedly picking holes in the cleanup of Ogoniland in River State, four international organisations have expressed displeasure over the exercise in a report released recently.
ERA tasks FG on UNEP’s emergency measures in Ogoni
Seeks overhaul of HYPREP Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) emergency measures on the clean up of Ogoniland. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Ojo, said it was disheartening that nine years after the UNEP recommendations, Ogoni communities still did…
ERA/FoEN alleges turning of Ogoni cleanup to political patronage
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has lamented that the Ogoni cleanup contract has been corrupted as political patronage for politicians to enrich themselves at the detriment of the poor-impacted ...
Wilmer operation: Cross River communities, ERA demand review of MoU, EIA
Some communities in Cross River State have demanded review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wilmer oil palm plantation estates.
‘PIB won’t address Niger Delta crisis’
The Executive Director, Environmental Right Action, (ERA), Dr. Godwin Ojo, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would not address the lingering crisis in the oil-rich Niger Delta, noting that halt of oil spills and gas flaring, the root causes of the agitation in the zone....