For a Safer Earth, Healthier Climate

World Earth Day: Environmentalists Advocate End To Plastic Wastes

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called for a drastic reduction in the use of plastics and single-use plastics to save planet Earth from suffocation, on World Earth Day. HOMEF while celebrating the annual  Earth Day themed: ‘Planet Vs Plastic’ urges us to build a liveable future for […]

FAO, FARA launch compendium of 100 forgotten foods for Africa

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Food and Agricultural Organisation in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), a continental research forum has launched a new compendium of forgotten foods for Africa. The compendium includes traditional local mainstays such as Bambara groundnut and pigeon peas, superfoods such as fonio or baobab fruit, […]

Investigate Killings in Kogi Communities, Steel Minister Appeals to IGP, Governor

By Ruth Tene Natsa Abuja The Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, has called for investigations into the recent killings in two communities: Abejukolo and Agojeju Odo, in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State. Prince Audu in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Lizzy Okoji, appealed to the Inspector […]

FG Restates Commitment to Implementation of 7-Point Agenda.

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The federal government through the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake have expressed commitment to implement the administration’s 7-Point Agenda, to reposition the sector. The Minister restated the commitment during a site tour of the Segilola Resources Operating Limited (SROL), an indigenous gold mining company in Ilesha, Osun […]

Global Rights Calls For Sack of Officers Indicted In Segun Olatunji’s Torture

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Global Rights, executive director, Abiodun Baiyewu, has called for the immediate dismissal of officers indicted, for the arbitrary arrest and torture of Segun Olatunji, an editor with the FirstNews Newspaper recently. BusinessDay recalls Segun Olatunji, was unlawfully taken from his home in Lagos, by a mob of 10 officers […]

FCT: Igbo Group Demands Wike’s Apology Over Derogatory Comments

By Ruth Tene Natsa The Chairman, Igbo Community Assembly, Apo, Abuja, Ositadinma Patrick Nwoye has called on the FCT Minister. Nyesom Wike to immediately apologize to the Igbos over alleged derogatory comments against the tribe, during the demolition of an Estate belonging to Prince Nicholas Chukwujekwu Ukachukwu in the Territory. The Assembly also gave Mr. […]

Niger/Delta: Group calls for legislative action against divesting IOCS

By Ruth Tene Natsa: Abuja The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have called on the National Assembly to start a legislative process, that will hold International Oil Companies, IOCs, accountable for the environmental damages they have caused. ERA/FoE Executive Director, Chima Williams, who stated this at a webinar discussion with the […]

Global Rights Condemns Escalating Attacks on Media by Nigerian Security Personnel

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja “The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this Chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of the Government to the people.” (Section 22 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) Global […]

Mining: Group Launch Loans, Grants Scheme for Women Miners

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja A group on the platform of the Initiative for Women Miners in Africa (IWoMA) has launched the Women Miners Grants and Loans Readiness Project to support women in the mining sector with funding. IWoMA which is a minerals sector professional pressure group, with its core mandate being to support and […]

Group Charges Government Prioritise Return of All Abducted Children in Captivity

-Calls Out Government on Actual Number Abducted By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Community of Practice Against Mass Atrocities and Nigeria Mourns has commended the efforts of the Nigerian security forces for the role they played in the rescue of 137 schoolchildren in Kuriga, Kaduna State, who were kidnapped by “bandits” two weeks ago The […]