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We Must Wake Up To The Dangers Of Borrowing - Hon. Chinda PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 November 2015 14:44
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As Nigeria begins to come to terms with the perilous state of the economy with the drop in oil prices, a warning has gone to the country to be wary of the dangers inherent in borrowing.

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives, Honourable Kingsley O. Chinda gave this warning at a conference on "Promoting Accountability in the Management of Public Debt" Organized by Social Action in November 2015, in Abuja.

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SACE Supported Intervention Trains CSOs on Budget Advocacy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:07
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SACE Supported Intervention Trains CSOs on Budget Advocacy

As part of efforts to increase awareness and build capacity of civil society organizations on budget advocacy, Social Action’s budget advocacy network the Niger Delta Citizens and Budget Platform held a training programme for select CSOs in the Niger Delta  The workshop which held on the 23rd and 24th of October 2015, was framed as a Train-the-Trainers course aimed at strengthening the capacity of participating organizations and enabling them carry out similar trainings in their own locale.

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World Habitat Day: Standing in Solidarity Against Forced Evictions PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 October 2015 15:12
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On the 5th of October 2015 Social Action reiterate its solidarity with community people who were forcefully evicted from their residence in Port Harcourt  six years ago. In rally held at the Okrika Water front in Port Harcourt to commemorate the 2015 World Habitat Day, Social Action reiterated its commitment to victims of forced evictions and demolitions in Rivers State.

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Again, Stakeholders Task president Muhammadu Buhari on UNEP Report On Ogoniland
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 00:00
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Prof. Ben Naanen, Prof. B.Fakae, Ms Dornu Kogbara, HRH. Chief Stephen Kpea, Paramount Ruler, Mogho Community, Gokana and others at the Roundtable.

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Recommendations of the Roundtable Review Meeting on the Implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Report held in Abuja, October 13, 2015.

The meeting which had over 30 participants drawn from communities, the academia, development, environment, oil and gas, governmental and non - governmental, religious and  the media sectors brainstormed on the report and xrayed its state four years after it was released. It observed that appreciable progress has not been made towards its implementation hinging this on a number of factors it identified as political, technical, and social in nature. After extensive deliberations on all identified issues, it made the following recommendations;

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Another Oil Spill Adds To Rumuekpe’s Problems PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 August 2015 15:14
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Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) received report of massive oil spills in Rumuekpe community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria and immediately dispatched a team to monitor the incident and the level of damage caused.

During the visit of the team to the community on Tuesday August 18, 2015, it was noted that the spills occurred at two separated places, far-apart in the thick bush of the community and could not be both reached and investigated same day. Thus, the team returned to the community on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to the second spill site.

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Social Action Convenes Regional Research Hub on Natural Resource Governance PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 July 2015 00:00
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Social Action has initiated efforts to create a regional research hub on resource governance. Working with institutions and researchers the hub will make research relevant to the social needs of Nigeria. Held on July 7, 2015 in Port Harcourt, a meeting of over twenty researchers and leaders of institutions agreed on the need to promote inter-institutional research collaboration.

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