Godwin Uyi Ojo
Coalition, firm differ over alleged land grabbing in Okomu
A coalition of civil society organisations has alleged that a multinational company - Okomu Oil Palm Company PLC is engaged in land grabbing, deforestation and killing of endangered elephant calf within its plantation.
ERA/FEoN advocates 2% vat on renewable energy products
An environmental group, Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth ERA/FoE has called on the Federal Government to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on all renewable energy products to two per cent to fast-track a transition from dependence on fossil fuel to renewable sources of energy. Executive Director of the group, Godwin Uyi Ojo…
Rights group proffers solution to Nigeria’s energy problem
Environmental rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) yesterday harped on transition from oil and gas to renewable energy, saying it was the solution to Nigeria’s epileptic power supply.
Rights group urges caution over VAT increase
Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has enjoined concerned authorities to exercise restraint over the implementation of the proposed...
Rights group urges government to declare Niger Delta ecological disaster zone
A rights group, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has implored the Federal Government to declare the Niger Delta ecological disaster zone following the persistent environmental .....
Nations launch 10-year ecosystem restoration project
The most comprehensive effort yet, towards halting world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems will soon be underway, with the United Nations “call to action” to mobilise the political and financial support for forest restoration....
ERA/FoEN flays uncontrolled RSPO certification of oil palm plantation owners
Enviromental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (FoEN) group has cautioned against the indiscriminate issuance of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. The group urged the Federal Government to check the certification to large-scale oil palm plantations owners in Edo State and across the country.
ERA/FoEN decries dangers of land grabbing for plantation expansion
Environmental Expert and Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi-Ojo, has decried the reckless expansion of oil palm plantations in states across the country...