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Location: Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Elev-36m N04°20.069’ E006° 24.684’ [where the cleanup persons were sighted and spoken to at Odioama axis],Elev-27m N04°17.569’ E006°17.379’ [at Rotel Fish Camp,Okpoama], Elev -27 N04°17.676’ E006°18.139’ [another fishing settlement at Okpoama, around the Atlantic shoreline].
Photo: A dead fish captured on the shoreline
Local fisher folks observed a major oil spill around Agip/ Eni platform spreading in their fishing area in the seas and reached out to fellow community folks who in turn contacted ERA/FoEN. ERA/FoEN team thereafter visited Odioama and environs on 1st December, 2013 and has since made its initial findings public. The Nigerian Agip Oil Company/ Eni admitted the spill occured during loading operations on November 27, 2013. The admittance confirms that the spill was caused by operational failure during the loading of crude oil at the terminal in the sea.
As a direct result of ERA/FoEN initial field visit and report on the spill which was published in the dailies and social media, an executive of the National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta[NACGOND], Mr. Inemo Samiama reached out to ERA/FoEN on Wednesday, 4th December, 2013 to lead the group to the impacted communities and fishing camps.
On 6th December 2013 a NACGOND appointed representative in Bayelsa, Comrade Flint Williams-Odomini was led to the communities.
Anchor human rights on social security and livelihoods protection, ERA/FoEN tells Nigerian govt.
On the occasion of the World Human Rights Day (10 December, 2013) the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has advocated that the Nigerian government anchors human rights promotionon sustainable policies that guarantee protection of livelihoods and social security of Nigerians.
Every year starting10 December 1950, the United Nations has marked the Human Rights Day to bring to the attention governments and ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
The theme of the 2013 event is 20 Years Working for Your Rights, re-emphasizing again the thrust of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference in 1993, which marked the beginning of a renewed effort in the protection and promotion of human rights. The declaration is regarded as one of the most significant human rights documents of the past quarter century.
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ERA/CISLAC Name Recipients of Inaugural Tobacco Control Journalism Fellowship
Wednesday, 30th October 2013
Stalled Bodo Compensation Talks Exposed Shell’s Insincerity, says ERA/FoEN
Monday, 16th September 2013
Africa is Sovereign and WILL NOT ACCEPT being re-colonized
Friday, 23rd August 2013
ERA/FoEN wants powers of president, petroleum minister whittled down in PIB
Wednesday, 24th July 2013
The theme of the World Environment Day 2013 is “Think. Eat. Save”. Each word is loaded and stands alone, separated by unambiguous periods. That should get us thinking indeed. Many people in the world do not really think before eating. They are more preoccupied by the nagging question of where the next meal would come from. There are also a number of persons whose questions pertain to what to eat out of the myriad of choices on their sumptuous dining tables. And, of course, there are people to whom saving food is not a problem while to yet others there is simply no choice in doing that. There are others who wish to save but cannot do so either due to a lack of means to do so, or for the reason of current insufficiencies.
There is a lot of food for thought in just considering the theme.