All posts tagged with: Niger Delta

NATURE'S FLUID CURSE TO THE LAND

Publicado 9 de diciembre de 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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With the advent and reliance on nature's fluid (crude oil), our lives and environment have become plagued with all manner of pains- from oil spills, to gas flares to land grabs to deforestation to environmental degradation, from degradation to the loss of biodiversities from loss of biodiversities to starvation and death and weather / climate changes. All of this happens because we fail to play safe with that which nature has given to us (natural resources). We cannot explain t...


From Disneyland to Wasteland: The Curse of the Black Gold

Publicado 5 de diciembre de 2013 Avatar Zaid Shopeju

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I have always known Nigerians to be very optimist people even in the face of untold hardship and suffering. The late music legend Fela Anikulapo once sang of the “suffering and smiling” syndrome of the average Nigerian. We are stoic in the face of adversary, always objective even when all logical conclusions point to the other direction; and we are quick to retort to our normal mantra ‘e go beta’ (everything will be alright). Little did I know that this is not a generally s...


Nnimmo faults “HYPREP”, call for its scrapping

Publicado 28 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Fyneface Dumnamene

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The Executive Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), and Right Livelihood Award Foundation Laureate, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey has faulted the naming of the environmental clean-up agency “Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Programme (HYPREP)” and called for its scrapping. The environmentalist made the condemnation during a visit to Goi community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to see what has changed since the creation o...


What Is Water and Do We Have Enough?

Publicado 6 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Water, H2O, is one natural resource that is abundant in our environment, yet it is gradually running scarce. So, What Is Water? It is a natural occurring resource made up of 2 Atoms of Hydrogen ions and One atom of Oxygen connected by a covalent bond. It is a universal solvent whose uses cut across all aspects of our daily lives - such as washing, cooking, bathing, recreational, and agricultural use to name a few. Water is one resource which over the years has been a source o...


How Do You Know if the Environment is Impacting Your Health?

Publicado 5 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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The Nigerian Niger Delta region is known to be the most productive Delta in the world with abundant natural resources and biodiversity. This region plays host to the major oil companies in the world such as Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Exomobil, among others. Since the discovery of oil in the region in 1956 in Oloribiri Ogbia L.G.A of Bayelsa State, there have been series of environmental degradation and pollutions due to oil spills and gas flaring from mining and extractive activities....


Sea Level Rise in Coastal Areas of Nigeria?

Publicado 1 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Over the years there has been a rapid increase in global temperatures, excessive rainfall and high level of evaporation all around the world. All this occurs as a result of climate change through the global warming phenomenon. Hence global warming is basically the rapid increase in carbon-dioxide emissions mainly as result of burning fossil fuels undermining the international accord to reduce such emissions as addressed in the Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997. It was signed by 186 countries in 200...


My Peace Camp experience and my new role as a Partner for Peace. YES!

Publicado 25 de septiembre de 2013 no picture Aniebiet Ubon

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“The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” -- Pierre de Chardin For a long time, I have wanted to make a positive change in people’s lives and to talk about the causes of the violence occurring in the Niger Delta. So when the opportunity to attend the Peace Camp presented itself, I applied to be a camper. My experiences there were life-changing. Camping is about having the opportunity to exchange ideas, viewp...