Stakeholders Advocate Centering Communities in Energy Transitioning

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja. The need to centre impacted communities and take their perspectives into consideration as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to transition to cleaner energy sources was the crux of discussions when stakeholders on the auspices of the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation and Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) brainstormed […]

IOC Divestment: Group Tasks National Assembly To Review Process

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have called on the National Assembly to organize a public hearing to address the environmental and human rights concerns raised by host communities, as regards the divestment plans of the international oil companies in Nigeria. The Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Chima Williams stated […]

Oil Spillage: Group Berates Shell  Over Slow Clean-up in Bayelsa

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria have expressed shock at  Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) for its slow response to multiple crude oil spills that have rocked the Diebu Creek in Peremabiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. In a statement by the Groups Communication’s […]

How Mining Operations Threaten Livestock, Agriculture and Livelihoods

Komta community is a small community of farmers and herders, which connects to the Maiganga community in Gombe State, North East Nigeria. While no mining activities occur in Komta, the after-effects of mining in a neighbouring community (Maiganga community) have endangered the lives, livelihood and animals in Komta.  Ruth Tene Natsa, funded by GLOBAL GREENGRANTS FUND […]

eMC+ Records 38% Adoption by Stakeholders-Nkom

By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Director General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (MCO), Eng Obadiah Nkom has said the online mineral titles administration and management system. -eMC+ has recorded a 38% adoption by mining stakeholders across Nigeria. The DG recalled that on November 1 2022, the Mining Cadastre Office unveiled the eMC+, while making his […]


By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has restated the federal government’s commitment to supporting investors towards growing and developing the Nigerian Mining Sector. The President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume gave the commitment in his remarks At The Opening Ceremony Of The […]

York University Honours Nigeria’s Nnimmo Bassey By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Executive Director, of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF),  Nnimmo Bassey, was conferred with an honorary Doctorate Degree in Law by York University during their fall convocation. This conferment from York University is the second honorary doctorate that Bassey has received. The first was from the […]