LIVING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE: FLOODING IN THE NIGER DELTA

This photobook chronicles the hardships and challenges of Niger Delta communities devastated by the 2022 floods caused by climate change. Since 2012, these communities have been ravaged by yearly floods, which have resulted in deaths, displacements, destruction of homes, and disruption of livelihoods. Unfortunately, governments at the national and sub-national levels have been slow to establish…

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DIRTY EXIT: Why Oil Companies in Nigeria Are Selling Off Assets and How it Denies Niger Delta Communities of Justice

De This new report by We the People examines the true motive behind the divestment of International Oil Companies from Nigeria's Niger Delta region, where they have operated for over six decades. It contends that permitting IOCs that have damaged the environment, destroyed livelihoods, and poisoned indigenous people to simply walk away without first cleaning up…

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BUSINESS AS USUAL: REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITMENTS OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Nigeria is on the frontlines of climate change impacts. The country is one of the most affected in the world, with deserts moving in and droughts getting worse in the north and floods happening every year in the south. Oil and gas extraction has made environmental conditions worse. The Niger Delta, which has one of the…

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A Review of the Rivers State CSO Registration Bill

The Rivers state House of Assembly is currently considering a CSO Registration Bill. The Bill among others requires CSOs operating in, or that have any dealings in Rivers state, to register with a ‘Registry’ of the state government, embedded in the Rivers state Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning. The head of this agency will be…

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Read more about the article NIGER DELTA MANIFESTO FOR SOCIO ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE
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NIGER DELTA MANIFESTO FOR SOCIO ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

  On June 23, 2022, frontline civil society organizations, socio-cultural groups, academics, traditional rulers and individuals drawn from the Niger Delta states of Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers gathered at the city of Uyo in Akwa Ibom state to discuss the socio ecological issues that currently confront the region…

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Read more about the article LEFT TO DIE: FORGOTTEN STREET CHILDREN OF CALABAR
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LEFT TO DIE: FORGOTTEN STREET CHILDREN OF CALABAR

This is an investigative Report by We the People into the drivers and circumstances of over 500 children who live on the streets of Calabar. The females are called ‘Lacasera girls’, a reference to their availability for sexual activities at the cost of a Lacasera drink. The boys are called ‘Skolombo’ roughly translating crackhead or psychopath.…

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Read more about the article BEYOND PROFITS: REVIEW OF HOST COMMUNITY PROVISIONS IN NIGERIA’S PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL 2020
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BEYOND PROFITS: REVIEW OF HOST COMMUNITY PROVISIONS IN NIGERIA’S PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL 2020

Chapter 3 of the 2020 Petroleum Industry Bill makes provisions for the establishment and management of a petroleum host community development trust, as a framework for the transfer of development benefits to petroleum host communities. The objectives include to foster sustainable prosperity within host communities, provide direct social and economic benefits from petroleum operations to host…

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Rising killings

At least 48 persons were murdered in extra judicial circumstances in Rivers state between July and December 2020. We the People’s human rights accountability team recorded 31 incidents of atrocity in the period. The spate of killings reflects a general climate of insecurity and lawlessness which continues to highlight Rivers state in atrocious murders. Unfortunately, these…

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Read more about the article NIGERIA NATURAL RESOURCE CHATER 2019 BENCHMARKING EXERCISE REPORT: PRECEPT 5-LOCAL IMPACTS & PRECEPTS 11-ROLE OF EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES
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NIGERIA NATURAL RESOURCE CHATER 2019 BENCHMARKING EXERCISE REPORT: PRECEPT 5-LOCAL IMPACTS & PRECEPTS 11-ROLE OF EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES

The Natural Resource Charter (NRC) is a set of principles intended for use by governments, societies, and the international community to determine how best to manage natural resource wealth for the benefit of current and future generations of citizens. The charter’s 12 precepts cover the different kinds of decisions and policies that are required to successfully…

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Jaws of Death

Between November 2019 and February 2020, there was noted rise in cases of killings in River state. The period witnessed attack on and by law enforcement officers, gang killings and random murders. This report details the killings and makes a profound demand for accountability.

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Gang Wars

In the 31-day period of August 2019, there were 10 documented incidents of atrocity in Rivers state that resulted in 45 killings. This figure is more than double that of the previous month, indicating a further descent into insecurity in parts of the state. The spate of killings reflects a general climate of insecurity and lawlessness…

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End of visit statement of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions on her visit to Nigeria

Between the 19th of August and the 3rd of September 2019, Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions conducted an official country visit to Nigeria. For 12 days, she examined situations of violations of the right to life by State and non-State actors; the Federal State security strategy and the responses…

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Paradise of Pedophiles

 In the last decade, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of children living in the streets of Calabar. These kids are exposed to the most horrendous conditions including forced labour and regular physical abuses. To survive each day, these kids depend only on what they can scavenge from refuse dumps, leftovers at restaurants,…

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Death Toll

The month of July 2019 saw further reduction in cases of atrocious killings in Rivers state. The month also witnessed important interventions by the state government to address the problem of insecurity in the state as well as atrocious killings.  In the 31-day period of July 2019, We the People tracked and documented 11 incidents that…

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KILLING FIELDS

In the 30-day period of June 2019, there were 16 documented incidents of atrocity in Rivers state that resulted in 26 killings. While this is a marked decline in the quarter, it nonetheless reflects a general climate of insecurity and lawlessness which continues to highlight Rivers state in atrocious murders.

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RIVERS of BLOOD

In the month of May 2019, there was a terrifying spike in the number of violent killings in Rivers state. While We the People in its Atrocities Monitoring Report for the previous Month of April recorded 16 incidents that resulted in 46 killings, an alarming 21 incidents were documented in the month of May that led…

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Routing Killings

In the month of April 2019, We the People tracked and documented 46 atrocious killings in Rivers state occurring on a near daily basis. This report contains the different incidents where these killings occur. Unfortunately, the alarming increase in cases of atrocious killings have not received commensurate response from law enforcement agencies and the government. Beyond…

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Beyond Oil

Have you ever wondered why states of the Niger Delta are poor despite huge crude oil resource earnings? This Report by HOMEF & the Research Team of We the People examines this & provides exciting recommendations for moving the region Beyond Oil

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