Our Logo

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!!!

 

When’ll Shifting Goal Posts for Gas Flare End?
Saturday, 29 December 2007

ThisDay Newspapers

A World Bank research conducted about two years ago revealed that Nigeria loses about $2.5 billion annually to gas flare. Despite this huge economic loss, oil corporations operating in the country have been shifting the goal post for the deadline on gas flaring. However, environmental activists have urged the Federal Government not to extend the deadline beyond January 1, 2008. Godwin Haruna writes In Iwerekhan community in Ughelli local government council of Delta State, growing food crops remains a very difficult task for the inhabitants, who are mostly farmers. The other occupation that sustained their forebears besides farming, is fishing, but this too, is gone. With their major means of livelihood gone, the community also suffers from routine hardship brought on them by the loss of their shelter when the corrugated iron sheets mostly used on their roofs is worn out by the effects of harsh environment. The community also contends with strange ailments, which have made life rough and meaningless. According to the community leaders spoken to by THISDAY in March this year, their current problems were all brought on them by oil exploration activities with its concomitant gas flares and pollution of the land.

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Pipeline Fires: ERA seeks probe of PPMC
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Press Release

December 27, 2007

The cycle of blaming vandals for the perennial pipeline fires in the country is no longer tenable. Government should embark on a comprehensive probe of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) to ascertain the degree of in-house complicity in illegal siphoning of petroleum products along the corporation’s distribution network, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said.

In a reaction to the explosion from a ruptured PPMC pipeline in Abagbo Village in Lagos, ERA/FoEN regretted that serial pipeline explosions have brought ridicule on the country, portraying Nigeria as a country that lacks the capacity to manage the distribution of petroleum products. The Abagbo explosion which occurred on Christmas day claimed over 40 lives. PPMC, the operator of the burst pipeline is the products distribution arm of NNPC.

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Environmental NGOs form GREEN ALLIANCE NIGERIA
Friday, 07 December 2007
COMMUNIQUE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

Representatives of non governmental environmental organisations in Nigeria met on the 6th day of December, 2007 in a one day environmental NGOs stakeholders meeting held at the Mekaval Hotel, Warri, Delta State to brainstorm on issues that will lead to a better environmental management in Nigeria.

Deliberations at the meeting centred on core environmental issues in Nigeria ranging from issues on forestry, water, environmental monitoring, solid minerals exploitation, oil and gas, erosion, fisheries, rivers protection, climate change, biodiversity, environmental awareness, environmental law/legislation, capacity building, budget, energy, agriculture, food and Genetically Modified Organisms, land and desertification.
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Environmental NGOs form GREEN ALLIANCE NIGERIA
Friday, 07 December 2007
COMMUNIQUE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

ImageRepresentatives of non governmental environmental organisations in Nigeria met on the 6th day of December, 2007 in a one day environmental NGOs stakeholders meeting held at the Mekaval Hotel, Warri, Delta State to brainstorm on issues that will lead to a better environmental management in Nigeria.

Deliberations at the meeting centred on core environmental issues in Nigeria ranging from issues on forestry, water, environmental monitoring, solid minerals exploitation, oil and gas, erosion, fisheries, rivers protection, climate change, biodiversity, environmental awareness, environmental law/legislation, capacity building, budget, energy, agriculture, food and Genetically Modified Organisms, land and desertification.
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