Environment & Climate Change

NNPC’s Push for Resumption of Oil Extraction in Ogoniland is Insensitive and Irresponsible-Text of We the People Press Conference.

  On the 20th of August 2021, following an Appeal Court ruling denying Shell ownership and access to OML 11 mostly located around the area of the Ogoni ethnic nationality, and handing same over to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, a statement from the NNPC has instructed the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC to immediately…

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Environment & Climate Change

Living with Oil: We the People Presents Finding of Research on Impacts of Oil Extraction on Communities

Following extensive research conducted by We the People on the negative impacts of oil extraction on communities of the Niger Delta, a validation town hall meeting was held in Port Harcourt on the 23rd of August, 2021. The meeting which brought together stakeholders from various oil and gas producing communities across the region, featured narratives…

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Energy Democracy

“Reject PIB for Failing to Address Key Issues” Being Text of Civil Society Position at a Press Conference on Petroleum Industry Bill Held in Lagos, Nigeria.

  Distinguished ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, The current version of the Petroleum Industry Bill failed to address community, economic and environmental concerns. We have convened this briefing and dialogue to review the state of our environment including the contentious PIB. Recall that only a few days ago, Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives passed…

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Recent Interventions

Communique of Civil Society Town Hall Meeting on Insecurity and Killings in Rivers State and Commemorating the National Day of Mourning.

  Rivers state, among other states in the Niger Delta region has become notorious for the occurrence of atrocious killings. In the last 5 years at least, there has been a steady rise in the prominence of killings perpetrated by state and non state actors, once again highlighting Rivers state as a major flashpoint for…

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Recent Interventions

State of the Nation: A Call to President Muhammadu Buhari to the Stop the Bleeding and Take Action to End the Carnage

#NigeriaBleeds Following its sharp increase of 43% in mass atrocities 2020, Nigeria has continued to experience a decline in security across the nation. In the first quarter of 2021(January to March), we recorded an all-time quarterly high of almost 2000 fatalities from mass atrocities incidents across the country. This week, across the 6 geopolitical zones,…

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Recent Interventions

State Level Panels of Inquiry Must be Inclusive and Objective

Following the nationwide #EndSARS protests which has forced the federal and some state governments to re-assess their responsibility of ensuring that law enforcement officers operate within established rules; and that atrocities committed by those tasked to protect are accounted for, different levels of government have established frameworks for investigative processes. Several states have established Panels…

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