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…
Hopes rise for global nature pact as Nigeria, others mark environment day
Optimism was high at the weekend as United Nations begun moves to mark this year’s World Environment Day (WED), which dwells on protecting nature.
EPRON joins WEEE Forum
To bridge the knowledge gap in the implementation of electronic waste, the E-waste Producer Responsibility Organisation of Nigeria (EPRON) has joined the Waste Electrical
Ogoni clean-up drawing international acclaim, presidency declares
The presidency at the weekend claimed that the progress recorded in the Ogoni clean up project in line with the government’s vision for the Niger Delta was attracting local and international commendation.
Environmentalists urge definite approach in Ogoni land clean-up
• Seek comprehensive audit of infrastructure Four years into the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), initiated by the Federal Government to clean up contaminated Ogoni land in Rivers State, the exercise is dogged in transparency issues. The Federal Government flagged off the remediation of contaminated sites in Ogoni Land in 2016. The government had through…
Group seeks review of Ogoni cleanup, alleges neglect of settlements
The Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI) at the weekend urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review the cleanup ordered in the oil-rich community...
Gbajabiamila urges capacity building to protect environment
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for concerted efforts towards addressing the problems associated with climate change and environmental degradation in the country.
Re-thinking national human right commission’s role in the Niger Delta
It is a time-honoured suggestion that during a period of rapid economic growth, nations, as well as corporate organizations, must continue investing even though it may...