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Ugochukwu Chimeziri's Blog – November 2010 Archive (6)

Oil Pollution Displaces Nigerian Fishermen to Guinea

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri



Massive oil spillages across the Niger Delta by transnational oil companies has displaced fishermen and other small fishing companies to Cameroon and Guinea territorial waters where they could find safe

water for their fishing businesses.



This was contained in the opening speech delivered by Mr Nnimmo Bassey, executive director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria…

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Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on November 2, 2010 at 16:47 — No Comments

‘Gas Flaring fuels Desertification in the North’

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri



“Flare gas in the Niger Delta and you propagate desertification in the northern Nigeria,” were the words and warnings of Mr. Nimmo Bassey, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action (ERA), a non governmental organization at a recent media training organized by the NGO in Abuja.



Bassey, who is also the president of Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) said that transnational oil companies that are flaring gas in the Niger Delta are immensely… Continue

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Croplife Blames NAFDAC Over Poor Checkmating of Chemicals

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri
Croplife Nigeria, an umbrella of registered pesticide, herbicides and fungicide importers has blamed the uncontrollable influx of chemicals especially those that

have agricultural applications to the inability of National Agency for

Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) to adequately police the Nigeria’s chemical industry.
Speaking in his Lagos office last week in an…
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Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on November 2, 2010 at 16:37 — No Comments

West African Gas Pipeline: Niger Delta Moves to Badagry

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri

Mr. Kunniy Alex, Ajido community leader, Mr. Sikiru Aliyu, youth leader and Mrs. Felicia Adosu of Ajido community all of Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos state have lamented that memories of environmental depletion and devastation of Niger Delta have moved to their community which is hosting the pipeline and the transfer station of the West African Gas Pipeline.

Speaking to the media in an interactive meeting held in Lagos in the week end, Alex said that… Continue

Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on November 2, 2010 at 16:35 — 1 Comment

Corruption: Nigeria’s Tobacco Bill Suffers Setback

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri
Strong indications emerging show that the tentacles of corruption may have been keeping too close to the process of getting the Nigeria’s National Tobacco Control Bill 2009 enacted.
A source close to the Senate who spoke to HotNews Nigeria on the condition of anonymity said that following Mr. David Mark’s, (Senate…
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Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on November 2, 2010 at 16:29 — No Comments

Banned Pesticides Find Home in Nigeria

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri
Nigeria is now a safe heaven for banned and very harmful pesticides with active ingredients called endosulfan.
According to experts, endosulfan is an organochlorine compound that is used as an insecticide and acaricide. They said that the colourless solid has

emerged as a highly controversial agrichemical due to its acute

toxicity, potential for what they described as…
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Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on November 2, 2010 at 16:25 — No Comments

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