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New Report Highlights Problems With Forest Carbon Trading Scheme In Nigeria PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 December 2014 16:30
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A new report released today highlights how forest dependent communities in Cross River State, southeast Nigeria, are losing rights and livelihoods, as their forests are being locked down by the government, which seeks cash through a United Nations backed 'carbon trading' scheme, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

The report, '_Seeing REDD: Communities, Forests and Carbon trading in Nigeria_', by Nigerian organisation, Social Action, was presented today in Lima, Peru at an event at the People's Summit on Climate Change, which coincides with the 20th Conference of Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in the Peruvian capital city.

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OGONI MARTYRS' DAY: Social Action releases STILL POLLUTED PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 November 2014 09:43
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Written by Lillian Akhigbe, Communications Officer, Social Action

As the global environmental justice movement commemorates the state execution of writer and activist, Ken Saro Wiwa and 8 other Ogoni environmental and social justice campaigners who were killed on November 10, 1995, the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) has today released a new report, STILL POLLUTED: Monitoring Government and Shell’s Response to UNEP’s Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. The report is a product of two years monitoring of the effort of the Nigerian government and oil companies to address the remediation of the environmentally-devastated Ogoniland through the implementation of the concrete recommendations in the report by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:07
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24 Years After : Umuechem Community Demands For Justice PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:10
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Mr Celestine Akpobari, addressing Umuechem community members at the Town Hall meeting

Over two decades since the unfortunate destruction of lives and property, extra-judicially carried out by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Umuechem Community of Rivers State, the community still lies in ruins, and the survivors of the violent massacre, have nothing to boast of but painful memories of the sad incident which left many of them bereaved and starkly impoverished with no means of livelihood. Propelled by the need to tell the true story of the Umuechem tragedy in the pursuit of justice for the community, the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) organized a Town Hall Meeting with members of Umuechem Community, against the background of the human rights violations meted out on the people 24 years ago.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:24
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Social Action’s Citizenship and Leadership Training Camp advocates alternatives to existing political parties PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00
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Resource persons and participants at Social Action’s Leadership Training Camp which held from the 23rd to the 27th of September 2014, have stressed the need for Nigerians to begin identifying alternative development frameworks different from that which is presented by the major political parties in the country.  This call was made on the reasoning that the 2 major political parties- the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples’ Democratic Party- have failed to present manifestos which convincingly demonstrates how they intend to take Nigeria our of its present precarious state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:51
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Transparency framework inadequate to achieve accountability in the oil and gas sector – experts say. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 August 2014 12:42
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Dr Isaac Osuoka, Prof Anna Zalik, Nnimmo Bassey, Prof Sarah Bracking, Dr Chidi Odinkalu (speaking), Prof Asobie, Faith Nwadishi of PWYP Nigeria  View More Pictures

 

Experts and activists at an international conference in Abuja have identified inadequacies in the framework and implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Nigeria and other countries of the Gulf of Guinea region of Africa. At the conference, Beyond Transparency: Oil and the Crisis of Democratic Governance in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, which held on 22 and 23 July 2014, participants were unanimous in suggesting that while transparency was necessary, formal transparency frameworks (such as EITI) are inadequate for delivering good governance as well as guaranteeing development, socio-economic justice and environmental protection. Global and national level transparency instruments need to thoroughly integrate global financial transactions and challenge corporate secrecy if they are to meet the aspirations of citizens for accountability in the management of natural resources in the countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:26
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Social Action and Friends Honour Bamidele Aturu PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:54
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It was an emotion-filled night as friends and colleagues gathered to relive the life and memories of the late renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Bamidele Aturu popularly called B.F.

Event held on 22nd of July 2014 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja.

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