• Thursday, 3rd May 2007

    Nigerian Guardian Newpapers

    Gbolahan Gbadamosi, Deputy Judicial Editor
    LAGOS State government and a non-governmental organisation, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) yesterday began before a Lagos High Court a N2.7 trillion compensation suit against British -American Tobacco (BAT)(Nigeria) Limited, International Tobacco Limited and four others for health hazards resulting from cigarette smokers in the state.

    The suit, endorsed by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) also named British-American Plc, British-American Tobacco (Investment) Limited, Phillip Morris International and The Tobacco Institute as defendants.

  • Thursday, 3rd May 2007

    Vanguard Newspapers

    LAGOS—The Lagos State Government and  Environmental Rights Action (ERA) have filed an action at the Lagos State High Court against several big tobacco companies seeking extensive reliefs that intend to regulate tobacco smoking especially as it affects youth and under-aged smokers.

    The claimants also sought  special, general, punitive and anticipatory damages in the sum of $21,617,605, 885.17 (N2,702,200,735,647.17) from the Defendants.


  • Tuesday, 1st May 2007

    ThisDay Newpaper article

    The rationale for conducting environmental impact assessment is to enable stake-holders, particularly decision-makers, to consider cost-benefit analysis of locating a project in an area. Since development is a must and environmental protection is equally a necessity, how do we maintain the balance?

    This is at the crux of a training for community leaders by an in Warri, recently.

  • Friday, 23rd February 2007

    Daily Independent

    Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Federal Government to carry out a comprehensive probe of all transactions relating to the Bonga Oil Field Development.

    Besides, it wants the government to identify and punish corporations and individuals involved in the cases of bribery and irregularities in the implementation of the project.

  • Wednesday, 7th February 2007
    After careful and thoughtful design, ERA is proud to introduce to all its brand new and exciting logo.
    It shows people standing in solidarity, hands linked together, determined to defend their environmental/human rights.
    The "legs" represent our roots and shows how firmly we are rooted in the earth. And the green? Naturally stands for our life and the environment.
    Thus, the message is clear.... the environment is our life ... Let's defend it!!!

  • Thursday, 28th December 2006

    ThisDay Newspapers  

    Out-going Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Kofi Annan, yesterday pledged the world body's assistance to Nigeria to check further vandalisation of pipelines in the country and in other West African nations. Annan's pledge came as prominent Nigerians continued to express shock on the number of casualties that followed the incident.
    The Federal Government has also directed all its medical outfits, including  Lagos University Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Yaba to join in the treatment of the victims, even as 288 dead bodies recovered from the scene were given mass burial yesterday.

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