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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT A ONE-DAY NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON INEQUALITIES IN NIGERIA

Preamble: The one-day Colloquium was organized by HEDA Resource Centre with support from OXFAM in Nigeria on 29th of March, 2018 at The Statement Suites in Abuja. The Colloquium focused broadly on the general issues of socio-economic and political inequalities in Nigeria with specific focus on its manifestations on climate change and opportunities for women’s participation in the agricultural sector. The event drew participants from relevant MDAs overseeing the agriculture sector and women affairs, NGOs and groups for and of women farmers, professionals on gender, agriculture and the media. The Colloquium had two panel sessions; each discussing findings of research…
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FEEDING FUTURES AFRICA (FFA2018) EVENT

Feeding Futures is one of the activities HEDA organised as part of the “#United4Food” in collaboration with the Voices for Food Security and OXFAM. It was a two-day youth focused agro-summit brought together over 500 young farmers / agropreneurs as well as key policy and business stakeholders in the agriculture sector to analyse and explore ideas and initiatives for addressing critical issues for the sector in Nigeria.  The event also featured Masterclasses, Short Talks and an Idea’s fair where young agropreneurs pitched their ideas to a panel of judges who selected the 3 top bankable ideas. The event recorded attendance…
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HEDA LAUNCHES FOOD AND CLIMATE JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, a non-governmental and non-partisan human rights and development organisation established to provide leadership in advancing Human rights and environmental protection in public policy and programmed has launched a campaign tagged Food and Climate Justice. The Executive Secretary of HEDA, Sulaiman Arigbabu said that the launch of the campaign is meant to drum up the issue of climate change impact on agriculture, particularly on the life of small scale farmers and rural people in Nigeria and Africa. Arigbabu said further that essence of the campaign is to ask government to help to stop…
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Publication – COMMUNITIES NOT CRIMINALS.

An estimated 150,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen every day in Nigeria. The vast majority of this is sold internationally, but approximately 25% stays in the Niger Delta for refining and consumption. Illegal oil refining in the region comes with steep economic, environmental and social costs. Unless the problem is better understood and key drivers of the illegal economy are analyzed, the trade could come to undermine the stability of Nigeria’s legal oil sector. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Environment Assessment of Ogoni land highlighted that in addition to poor pipeline maintenance by international oil companies, illegal oil…
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NIGERIA’S CRIMINAL CRUDE

Historically, oil theft has been a symptom as well as a cause of violent conflict in parts of the Niger Delta. It could destabilize the area again, especially if law-enforcement agencies go after the wrong people, if rival theft networks start turf wars or politicians use stolen oil to finance election bids. In the longer term, Nigerian oil theft could harm broader strategic interests in the Gulf of Guniea by strengthening other types of organized crime that are known to destabilize governments. The biggest concerns are terrorism, drug-trafficking and piracy. Download (pdf)
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NIGERIA’S CRIMINAL CRUDE

Historically, oil theft has been a symptom as well as a cause of violent conflict in parts of the Niger Delta. It could destabilize the area again, especially if law-enforcement agencies go after the wrong people, if rival theft networks start turf wars or politicians use stolen oil to finance election bids. In the longer term, Nigerian oil theft could harm broader strategic interests in the Gulf of Guniea by strengthening other types of organized crime that are known to destabilize governments. The biggest concerns are terrorism, drug-trafficking and piracy. Download (pdf)
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