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. […]

ERA/FoEN CALLS FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO HOLD DIVESTING IOCS IN THE NIGER DELTA TO ACCOUNT

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN)believes the international oil companies operating in Nigeria have lost the right to simply divest in Nigeria, as they cannot be allowed to leave the communities they have subjected to environmental and human right abuses, without addressing the issues. ERA/FoEN Executive Director, Chima Williams stated this […]

ERA/FOEN DECRIES SHELL  REIGNITING OF FLARES IN GBARANTORU

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria [ERA/FoEN] has called on the Federal Government to compel Shell to stop the flares in the Gbarantoru community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of  Bayelsa State. ERA/FoEN call comes in the wake of a visit to the community by a team from the Yenagoa office led by […]

ERA/FoEN, Bayelsa Community, Sign Agreement On Solar-Powered Light System Project

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Ondewari community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the installation of solar-powered lighting system in the riverine settlement. While the Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Chima Williams signed the agreement for the environmental […]

ERA/FoEN URGES FG TO HOLD SHELL ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES BEFORE DIVESTING

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Nigerian government to put the brakes on Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) divestment plans and ensure it pays for its environmental crimes in the Niger Delta. This demand was informed by SPDC’s plans to sell its onshore facilities to a conglomerate […]

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 […]

ERA/FoEN partners NEITI on IOC divestment campaign, environmental issues

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) will partner to address the myriad of challenges in the oil and gas industry, including holding multinational oil corporations accountable for the despoilation of the environment in oil-producing communities. This decision was reached at a meeting of executives […]

ERA Accuses IOCs Of Distorting Concept Of “Divestment” To Confuse Communities And Make Them Poorer

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria(ERA/FoEN) has accused the international oil companies(IOCs) of distorting the concept of divestment to confused host communities  so that they will not be held accountable for years of polluting the environment Executive Director of ERA, Barr Chima Williams, said at a one-day “Community-CSOs Engagement” organised by ERA/Friends of […]

Deputy Executive Director, ERA/FoE, Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje, makes the list of 100 Leading Women in Nigeria

The Deputy Executive Director, of Nigeria’s foremost advocacy non-governmental organization, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria, Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje, is among this year’s proud listees of “Nigeria Women Annual 100 Leading Women.” This year’s sterling list of Nigeria’s foremost women leaders is a mixed grill of tech experts, pastors, politicians, teachers, activists, development practitioners, and […]

ERA at GAIA Nigeria Plastic Policy Processes Review Workshop

From February 13th through the 16th 2023, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria represented by Melody Itiswell at The GAIA Nigeria Workshop with the theme: CSOs Engagement with National and International Plastic Policy Processes. The well-attended workshop had about 12 Member groups from across Nigeria, GAIA Africa representatives from Ghana, Media Houses, and some virtual participants. We had an […]