Agroecology helps to Reduce Land Degradation says ERA/FoEN

As the world marks the Annual World Environment Day, Mariann Orovwuje, Deputy Executive Director, ERA/FoEN says that we shall continue to make a case for agroecology that has proven to help reduce land degradation, we stand to support and promote community land rights for food sovereignty in rural communities in Nigeria and Africa. There is […]

ERA/FoEN, HOMEF, GMO-Free Nigeria Alliance Applaud House of Reps Decision to Investigate the Introduction of GMOs in Nigeria

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the GMO-Free Nigeria Alliance have commended the House of Representatives on the resolution to comprehensively investigate the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Nigeria and for a halt on approval of new products pending the completion of that investigation. […]

Press release: NO TO GM WHEAT!

Food sovereignty alliance from Africa, Latin America, and Asia approaches seven UN Special Rapporteurs for urgent intervention to block cultivation and trade of GM wheat HB4 On 26 January 2024, a submission was made in English, Spanish, and Portuguese to seven United Nations Special Rapporteurs1 dealing with human rights, the environment, food, toxic chemicals, water […]

Brief Report on Pesticides Hazards and Human Rights

Mariann Bassey Orovwuje, Deputy Director of Environmental Rights Action/ Friends Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Coordinator of the Food Sovereignty Program, Friends of the Earth Africa (FoEA)  made a presentation on  “Pesticide, Food Safety and Human Rights (Instances of Litigations, Workers Rights & Roles of Advocates/Right Defenders.),”  on a  training event which was hosted by the […]

CLAMP YOUR LEAKING PIPELINE IN EKURABA CREEK, BAYELSA, ERA/FoEN URGES SHELL

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on Shell to immediately clamp its leaking condensate pipeline located at Ekuraba Creek in Otuasega community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State. The call came after a field visit by a team led by the Program Manager and Head of the […]

EDO OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITY CALLS FOR AN END TO OIL AND GAS EXTRACTIONS

The people of the indigenous Gele Gele Community in Edo State have called for an end to oil and gas exploration in their community, and payment for the loss and damage to their environment that they have endured for seven decades of extractive activities. The representatives of the community spoke in a meeting organized by […]

IOCs Divestment Campaigns in Africa

As part of the actions in line with the African People’s Counter COP 2023 (APCC), Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) organized a Webinar on IOCs Divestment Campaigns in Africa to uncover some of the issues surrounding the sale of assets by the International Oil Companies. The discussions which were held on Tuesday […]

MIXED MESSAGES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL FRONT BY PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED TINUBU

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has taken a copious view of the policies and programmes of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu since it assumed office on 29 May 2023. Speaking on existing and emerging issues in the environment sector under the present administration, Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Chima Williams stated that several […]

BURNING OF CRUDE OIL VESSELS IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD, ERA/FoEN CAUTIONS MILITARY 

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has criticized the burning and destruction of vessels laden with stolen crude oil, describing it as a worrisome and environmentally unfriendly way of curbing oil theft. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Barr. Chima Williams stated this while commenting on the conduct of Nigeria’s security operatives trying […]

ERA/FoEN CALLS FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN CLIMATE ACTIONS

Issues of climate change and environmental protection is a global subjects that should be incorporated into the Nigerian educational system, to create awareness and involvement among young people. This was established at the Wiki Climate Campus Tour which was held at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, organized by Wiki Media Foundation, in […]