Climate Action: ANEEJ welcomes Ajuri Ngelale’s appointment, urges MNOCs compliance

WARRI, NIGERIA. May 21, 2024… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a leading organization dedicated to eradicating poverty and promoting environmental justice in Africa, and Convener of the Peoples Annual General Meeting (AGM), a pan-Nigeria  Civil Society coalition of over 40 Civil Society Organisations working on issues of Climate Change has welcomed the appointment of Chief Ajuri […]

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ANEEJ lauds Mary Goodman’s Appointment as OECD Deputy Sec-Gen

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. May 21, 2024… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has congratulated Ms.  Mary Beth Goodman on her recent appointment as Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev. David Ugolor, in a statement issued in Benin City, expressed excitement over the extensive knowledge, expertise and profound commitment […]

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The Peoples AGM Slams Norges Bank over re-election of Shell’s Directors, Energy Transition Strategy

ABUJA, NIGERIA. May 17, 2024…. The Peoples AGM, a Pan-Nigeria Civil Society platform campaigning for the enforcement of Paris Climate Agreement has expressed deep concern over the announcement by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), one of the largest shareholders in Shell that it will vote for the re-election of all Shell directors at the 2024 AGM scheduled for May 21, […]

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ANEEJ Delegation Heads to Nairobi to Participate in United Nations Civil Society Conference 2024

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. May 8, 2024… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) is pleased to announce its delegation’s participation in the 2024 United Nations Civil Society Conference scheduled to hold at the United Nations Office in Nairobi Kenya from May 9 – 10, 2024. ANEEJ Acting Executive Director, Leo Atakpu, highlighted the significance of ANEEJ’s involvement in […]

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ANEEJ calls on Nigerian Government to take urgent action against plastic pollution

OTTAWA, CANADA. May 1, 2024… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has called on the Nigerian government to take urgent action against plastic pollution to save the country from the threat to ocean health, the health of marine species, food safety and quality, human health, coastal tourism and to reduce its contribution to climate change. ANEEJ Programme […]

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ANEEJ Delegation Heads to Ottawa to Participate in UNEP INC-4

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. April 23, 2024… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) is pleased to announce its delegation’s participation in the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. Scheduled from April 23 to April 29, 2024, at the Shaw Center in […]

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ANEEJ Condemns Yahaya Bello’s Attempt to Undermine Prosecution and Urges Judiciary to Uphold Legal Integrity

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. April 22, 2024… Anti-Corruption Watchdog, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) strongly condemns the actions of Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in resisting arrest and seeking to manipulate the judiciary to evade prosecution for alleged corrupt practices. Acting Executive Director of ANEEJ, Mr. Leo Atakpu in a statement issued weekend in Benin City […]

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4 Communities to benefit from ANEEJ’s Livelihood support projects

….Wants Government to do more in tackling poverty BENIN CITY, Nigeria. March 21, 2024… In a bid to tackle growing poverty in Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has said that four communities in Edo and Delta would benefit from its Livelihood support project from 2024/2025. Acting Executive Director of ANEEJ, Mr. Leo […]

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ANEEJ Urges Transparency in Benin-Ologbo-Sapele Road Construction Project Following Minister’s Call for Accountability

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. March 11, 2024…  Following recent developments concerning the Benin-Ologbo-Sapele Road Construction project, leading civil society organizations in Nigeria commend the proactive stance taken by the Honourable Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, in calling out the private foreign company responsible for the construction. Mr. Leo Atakpu, Acting Executive Director of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice […]

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ANEEJ Hails FBI for Slapping Charges Against Top NNPC Official for Accepting $2.1 Million in Bribes

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. February 28, 2024… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) commends the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for levying three-count bribery and tax-related charges against Mr. Paulinus Iheanacho Okoronkwo, a General Manager of the Nigeria Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), in a California Court. This action follows the discovery by the FBI that Mr. Okoronkwo utilized […]

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