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Amended 2012 PIB: Opportunities and Limitation for the Environment and Development PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 June 2015 15:55
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First introduced in 2008, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is Nigerian government's effort to enact a single legislation to address the legal, fiscal and regulatory frameworks governing the oil and gas industry. Following controversies and uncertainties surrounding earlier versions, the executive arm of government introduced a revised PIB to the National Assembly in 2012. Following responses from interest groups including Social Action and other civil society and community groups that demanded for better provisions to address the impacts of oil and gas on local communities and the overall growth and development of the country, legislators have introduced some amendments to the Bill. This Briefing Paper by Social Action explores those amendments to determine strengths and makes recommendations to address areas of weakness. Download the full report...

Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 10:30
 
Ogoni Communities Sacked By Oil Activities, Demand For Justice PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 June 2015 15:20
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Town hall meeting with Busuu and Bue-Leh communities

Many years after the evacuation of Busuu and Bue-Leh communities in Ogoniland of Rivers State due to oil-related problems which destroyed their sources of livelihoods, members of the communities are demanding for justice from Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), allegedly responsible for their sack from the communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:36
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Introducing the Report - Crude Business : Oil Theft, Communities and Poverty in Nigeria. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00
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Based on field investigations in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States, this report by Social Action presents the cases of illegal artisanal refineries in the Niger Delta as a more recent manifestation of the historical problem of oil theft in Nigeria, which includes the looting of public revenues from the petroleum industry. The report shows that oil theft and the artisanal refining that it enables, are twin threats to legitimate civic engagement, environmental sustainability, and the physical health and livelihoods of its operators and the people living in the Niger Delta communities. With billions of dollars in lost public revenues, crude oil theft adversely affects the socio-economic well-being of the majority of Nigerians who still live in poverty and destitution. The report highlights the need to improve the governance of natural resources and makes concrete recommendations for the government, civil society groups and affected communities. Click to view report

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 09:36
 
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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