When arts community feted Nnimmo Bassey
It was indeed an evening of tributes recently when the arts community celebrated the poet, environmentalist, writer, architect and humanist, Nnimmo Bassey, who turned 61.
Activists, friends celebrate Nnimmo Bassey at 61
Many poets, activists and friends yesterday organised a colloquium in Lagos State to celebrate the renowned environmental activist and poet, Nnimmo Bassey, as he marked his 61st birthday. The theme of the colloquium was ‘Arts, Humanity and the Search for Social Justice. Bassey is a recipient of the Rights Livelihood Award, also known as the…
Experts set agenda for Buhari government on environment
Civil society groups and experts have examined the Buhari administration’s four years’ of environmental stewardship, saying that much needs to be done in the protection of the natural resources through conservation and sustainable practices. They believe that the Federal Government scored major point in the United Nations Environment Programme report and clean up of the…
NGOs urge Buhari not to sign NBMA amendment bill
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and over 40 Non-Governmental Organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reject signing into law the recently passed bill to amend the National Biosafety Management Agency Act, 2015.
Lagos, HOMEF urge preservation at World Biodiversity Day
The Lagos State Government and ecological Think Tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) have called for concerted efforts towards...
CSOs, farmers seek revocation of permit for commercial GM beans
A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs), including the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), and farmer groups have called on the Federal Government to revoke permit for the commercialisation of BT cowpea.....
Controversy over Smoke-Free world campaign
With a focus on Africa, and Nigeria in particular, Phillip Morris International (PMI) is stopping at nothing to convince institutions and groups that it is committed to ensuring a smoke-free world at all cost.
CSOs protest influx of GMOs products into Nigeria
A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the continuous influx of Genetically Modified (GM) crops and products into the country. The CSOs, comprising of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), GMO- Free Nigeria Alliance, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and Bio-integrity and Natural Food Awareness Initiative, called for a ban on GMOs in…
CSOs urge government to reject agricultural biotechnology as solution to food challenges
The GMO-Free Nigeria Alliance, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and over 35 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called on Nigerian...
Group raises the alarm over extreme GMO species in Africa
The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has again raised the alarm over extreme genetically engineered species currently being deployed to African countries.