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ADVOCACY CENTRE MARKS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2020 WITH A CALL ON GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS TO PRIORITIZE YOUTH ISSUES

As the World Marks International Youth Day 2020 today, August 12 with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) wants the government at all levels in the country to prioritize youth issues.   The youths are said to be leaders of tomorrow but viewing their contribution from global perspectives…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE COVID-19 SENTIZATION TRAIN MOVES TO ETCHE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE

Today, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) took its COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitization Campaign to Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State after flag-off on July 31, 2020 in Bori, Khana Local Government Area. The COVID-19 awareness and sensitization campaign which took place in the Igbodo Community Makeshift market that exist…

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NINE YEARS AFTER: UNEP REPORT ON OGONI YET TO RECEIVE ADEQUATE ATTENTION

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) recalls that the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) assessment report on Ogoni was published on August 4, 2011, nine years ago. We also recalled that the audit of Ogoni environment followed years of struggle premised on environmental degradation, economic strangulation and political marginalization of the area which came to…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE FLAGS OFF COVID-19 AWARENESS AND SENSITIZATION CAMPAIGN AMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF RIVERS STATE

All is now set for Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) to flag off its COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitization Campaign among the indigenous peoples of Rivers State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria. ADVOCACY CENTRE had observed, through baseline studies that although the Rivers State Government shutdown many markets and remains closed since March 2020 as…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE LEADS PROTEST TO NDDC, DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, RESIGNATION OF THE MINISTER OF NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS

The Executive Director of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC), Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface today, July 27, 2020 led a protest to the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to register their displeasure over the billions of Naira allegedly mismanaged by the handlers of the commission from inception to date as being exposed during…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE COMMENDS GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE FOR HEEDING OUR CALL FOR THE PROVISION OF SAFE PORTABLE DRINKING WATER FOR RIVERS PEOPLE USING THE WORLD BANK LOAN AS PROMISED

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) in our media statement on June 5, 2020 to mark this year’s World Environment Day had called on the Rivers State Government to provide safe pipe-borne water for Rivers people under the “Urban Sector and Port Harcourt Water and Sanitation Project” using the World Bank and African Development Bank…

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CSOs demand an alternative benefit-sharing scheme that places communities at the center of NDDC operations

Appalled by the mind-boggling revelations of corruption involving highly-placed persons in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a coalition of civil society organizations working in the Niger Delta region strongly condemn the alleged mismanagement of public funds earmarked for regional development, leaving the oil-rich communities in the region poorer, with zero or run-down infrastructure, high…

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Advocacy Centre organizes training for Niger Delta Youths on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building mechanisms

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) in partnership with Society for Women and Youth Affairs on Monday, July 20, 2020 organized training workshop for youths on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building mechanisms in the Niger Delta. The workshop which held at Green Palm Hotel, Bori-Ogoni was attended by delegates from Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo,…

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Advocacy Centre immortalizes Anyakwee Nsirimovu

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) has taken steps to immortalize one of Niger Delta’s highly respected Human Rights Defender, Environmental Justice Activist and Executive Director of the Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRHL), Barrister Anyakee Nsirimovu who passed on in May 2020. The event which took place on Friday, July 3, 2020…

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