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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ERA/FoEN URGES NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO REVIEW IOC DIVESTMENT PROCESS

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the National Assembly to organize a public hearing to address the environmental and human rights concerns raised by host communities regarding the divestment plans of the international oil companies in Nigeria. The Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Chima Williams stated this during an advocacy visit […]

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 […]