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Our New logo
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!!!


Fuel price increase provocative, ERA warns
Monday, 28 May 2007

 Press Release - May 28th, 2007

The recent pump price increase is provocative and an affront on the sensibilities of Nigerians who have endured pains and agony caused by the eight years of anti-people policies foisted on them by the Gen Olusegun Obasanjo administration, the Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth, Nigeria has said.

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Tobacco Suits: Lagos court adjourns, Gombe sue for N600billion
Friday, 25 May 2007

Proceedings continued today before Justice Atinue  Ipaye at the Lagos State High Court, in the suit filed by the Attorney General of Lagos State and Environmental Rights Action (ERA) against British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited, and five others. The suit came up for report of service of all the Court’s processes on the Defendants. The Claimants were represented by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), the Director of Civil Litigation in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lawal Pedro and a retinue of state and private counsels. The 1st Defendant had entered an appearance, with Kola Awodein (SAN) leading a group of lawyers on its behalf.

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As Tobacco Control Battle Shifts to Courts
Wednesday, 09 May 2007

ThisDay Newspapers
Godwin Haruna

The addictive substance, tobacco, impoverishes a number of people across all borders and this negative impact, has drawn the ire of tobacco control activists and the Lagos State government. Health statistics obtained from the World Health Organisation (WHO) says tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is currently responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths each year). Experts contend that if current smoking patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2025. Half the people that smoke today -that is about 650 million people- will eventually be killed by tobacco. It is also the fourth most common risk factor for disease worldwide.

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Govt Tobacco Litigation: Court Orders Service on Foreign Defendants
Sunday, 06 May 2007


The suit filed by the Attorney General of Lagos State against British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited and five others came up for the first time on Friday (May 4) before Justice Ipaye sitting at the Lagos State High Court (Commercial Division), TBS Annexe. Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, led seven other lawyers; a combination of the State's legal representatives and lawyers with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice including Lawal Pedro, the Director of Civil Litigation in the Ministry of Justice, Lagos State.




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ERA, Lagos Govt sue tobacco firms for $21 bn
Thursday, 03 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.


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