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Members of Ikarama community, an oil bearing community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have raised an alarm over what they described as a perfected plan by ShellPetroleum Development Company, SPDC, to run away from the community without properly cleaning up portions of their land polluted by the company in the course of its oil extraction activities. Speaking to environmental monitors in Ikarama, the community members said their attention has been drawn to moves by Shell and other international oil companies to shift operations from onshore to offshore under the ongoing divestment policy. A move considered by environmentalists…

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, on behalf of the Planning Committee, we welcome you all to this Press Conference. It is hosted with the objective to give further publicity, through the print, electronic and social media, on the forthcoming South – South Zonal Stakeholders Summit on: “DOMESTICATING STAKEHOLDERS STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES IN PROTECTING NIGERIA’S CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES AND ASSETS,”The Summit shall hold at the Atlantic Hall, Hotel Presidential, Aba Road – Port Harcourt, on 25th and 26th July, 2022. This Summit is a follow up to the successful convention held at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Monday 28…

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–  Only One Earth, One Homeland Polububo (TSEKELEWU) Gentlemen of the Press, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the good people of Polobubo (Tsekelewu) Community of Egbema kingdom, Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State, I welcome you to this press conference on the World Environment Day commemoration by Polobubo (Tsekelewu) community. As the world commemorates World Environment Day in June 2022 with the theme ” Only One Earth” which emphasizes the dire environmental crisis facing humanity, we wish to urgently draw the attention of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria Petroleum Development Company/Elcrest Nigeria limited…

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For being persistent and consistent in the pursuit of environmental justice, the executive director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Chima Williams Esq., has emerged African winner of the 2022 prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. The Goldman Prize since 1989, is awarded annually to honor the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions. The Prize recognizes individuals for their sustained significant efforts in protecting the environment, and also seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world. Winners from other continents, according to the…

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Coordinator of the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), a foremost national human and environmental rights non-governmental organisation based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Prof. Nenibarini Zabbey, is winner of the 2022 RUTH PATRICK AWARD by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). The award was presented to him on Wednesday May 18, 2022, at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. A statement signed by Chief Constance Meju, CEHRD BOT chairperson and Styvn Obodoekwe, project director, described Prof Nenibarini Zabbey as an accomplished professor of hydrology in the Department of Fisheries…

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Izon Egberi Organisation, a Think Tank of Ijaw professionals located all over the world recently presented 100 double desks and seats to Community Secondary School Polaku, Yenagoa Local Government Area Bayelsa State. The gesture is part of its Annual Development Programme in the Niger Delta. The formal presentation was carried out on behalf of the Organisation by Ms. Adeline Orife, a UK based member and Ms. Ibiba DonPedro who is Head, Media and Communications of the organisation.

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected by majority of Nigerians to win the 2023 presidential election for several reasons. He is the most qualified, considering his track record of performance and popularity, coupled with his political sagacity and widespread tentacles in terms of his political structure, cutting across the length and breadth of Nigeria. He is the candidate to beat by every measurable standard. No doubt about that. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) will try as much as they can to slug it out with the APC in the swing states…

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The Federal Government has been faulted for implementing a divesting process for oil multi-nationals without putting in place a policy framework thus, giving room for IOCs to run away from cleaning up the huge mess created in the Niger Delta. Ken Henshaw, executive director of We the People, a non-governmental organization based in Port Harcourt raised this concern at a roundtable organized by ERA April 25, 2022 at Visa Karena Hotel, Port Harcourt for civil society activists and the media on understanding the lies behind onshore divestment. The activist decried the failure of the Nigerian government to plan for a…

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Divestment is another historic junction in the story of Niger Deltans as a people, building on a long stretch of historic injustice which is finally exposing the guilty (represented by the international oil corporations, IOCs), now trying to escape the long arm of justice. This was the view posed by a respected legal practitioner and environmentalist, Hon. Iniro Wills at a roundtable organized by Environmental Rights Action ERA and Friends of the Earth in Port Harcourt for Civil Society Organizations and the media to understand the deceit behind the ongoing pulling out of multinational oil companies from onshore exploration in…

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