Shell Re-Ignites Flares in Gbarantoru Community

Highlight: Flares in the middle of the community, impacting houses, causing hearing difficulties Location: Gbarantoru community, Ekpetiama Kingdom, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. Date of Visit: Saturday, March 1, 2024 Introduction ‘’ All peoples shall have the right to a general satisfactory environment favourable to their development’’ Article 24, African Charter on Human and […]

ERA/FoEN takes the Zero Waste Campaign to A Secondary School in Edo State 

Today, ERA/FoEN took the #ZEROWASTE campaign to some young female adults in Edo State. It was emphasized at the interactive session that the  “Zero Waste” management strategy is a panacea to the climate crisis, environmental pollution, and a clean and healthy environment. The strategy seeks to maximize recycling, minimize waste, reduce consumption, and ensure that […]

FIELD REPORT:  Shell preparing to “shell” Gbarantoru environment again with noxious fumes

Highlight: The leadership of Gbarantoru has expressed serious concerns about the planned gas flare installation in the community. Location: Gbarantoru community, Ekpetiama Kingdom, Yenagoa Local Government, Bayelsa State Date of Visit: Saturday 20 January 2024 INTRODUCTION: Gbarantoru community is host to Shell Petroleum Development Company [SPDC] oil wells and oil/gas bearing pipelines. The community has […]

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 […]

Stories from Tanzania – The GAIA and LEAT Experience

Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria was a part of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Africa Regional Meeting which was held from the 9th to the 12th of September, 2023, at White Sand DarEs Salaam, Tanzania, with the primary objective of fostering collaboration and addressing key regional issues. The meeting brought […]

NARRATIVE FIELD REPORT: Condensate from Shell’s Pipeline Spreads Downstream of Ekuraba Creek

Location: Otuasega Community Environment, Ogbia Local Government; Bayelsa State. Date of Incident: 21st September, 2023 Date of field visit by ERA/FoEN: 28th September, 2023 [Thursday] INTRODUCTION: The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria first got the hint about the condensate spill from the Shell under-water pipeline from a video clip posted on Facebook by […]


Location: Odimodi Community, Burutu LGA, Delta State. Estimated Discovery of Leakage: 3 Months Ago Site Visited By ERA/FoEN: 5th of July, 2023 1.0 Introduction Odimodi is an Ijaw riverine community located in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. The community has an estimated population of about 5,000 people. It is the headquarters of the Iduwini […]

Another Equipment Failure Oil Spill From Agip’s Idu Well 11

  Spill Official [JIV] Ref No: 2021/ LAR/028/058 Location: Egbebiri community environment, Biseni Kingdom. GPS Coordinates:  Elev: 14m, N05°16.323’, E006°32.986’ [from previous visit]  Occupation: Fishing and farming main occupation. Date of Spill: 7th /8th May, 2021 Date of ERA/FoEN site visit: 9th May, 2021 [Sunday] Report by: Alagoa Morris INTRODUCTION: The African Charter on Human […]