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HYPREP chairman decries sabotage in Ogoni communities

Mohammad Abubakar

Traditional rulers and youths in Ogoni land have been advised to safeguard public infrastructure from vandals bent on sabotaging efforts of government. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar This is contained in a statement by the new Chairman, Board of Trustees, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Mike Nwielaghi, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. ...

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New HYPREP Governing Council urged to establish Centre of Excellence for Ogoni clean-up process

HYPREP BOT Inauguration

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the newly inaugurated Governing Council and Board of Trustees for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to urgently establish the Centre of Excellence to provide capacity building for HYPREP staff and the Ogonis. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, and Secretary ...

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MOSOP gives Buhari 14-day ultimatum to dissolve HYPREP board

Fegalo Nsuke

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari, to dissolve the newly constituted governing council and board of trustee of Governing Council and Board of Trustees of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke The movement, in ...

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Govt inaugurates Governing Council, BoT on Ogoniland remediation project

HYPREP BOT Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, March 12, 2021 inaugurated a 13-member Governing Council and a 10-member Board of Trustees of the Ogoni Trust Fund on Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, with members of the newly inaugurated ...

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Ogoni women, Saro-Wiwa’s legacy and the clean-up process

Ken Saro-Wiwa

No fewer than 411,803. A landmass spanning 1,050-square-kilometres. Some, if not most of them, in huts and mud houses for homes, without light and water. The late Ken Saro-Wiwa It is a narrative that reads quite pathetically but offers nothing new for anyone who is familiar with rural life in Nigeria. Except that in the case of these weary and ...

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Unpaid salaries, communal conflict slowing down Ogoni clean-up exercise

Ogoniland cleanup

Under the federal government’s project to clean up oil spills in Ogoniland, the first 21 locations in four local government areas should have been concluded by December 2020. But two months to the end of the year, only seven sites – one-third – have reached the final stage. ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS, a Bertha Fellow, visited some of the remaining 14 ...

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Govt hands over Ogoni remediation sites to NOSDRA for scientific analysis

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government says it has handed over some of the oil spill impacted sites in Ogoniland to the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) for scientific analysis and certification. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, said this on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the handing over ceremony of the ...

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Slow Poison: Travails of Ogoni communities drinking toxins – nine years after UNEP report

Polluted well in Ogale

On August 28, 2020, the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) tweeted that water supply to Ogoniland would begin before the end of the year. Abiose Adelaja Adams, Bertha Fellow, drew crude oil out of water wells in some Ogoni villages, and finds that nine years after the UNEP report, the people are still drinking toxins, while the government continues to ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: UNEP stand faulted as legislators put HYPREP to task

A legislative oversight appears to have exposed cracks in the operations of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), a body established by the Federal Ministry of Environment to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report on Ogoniland and oversee the clean up of the polluted region. Dr Marvin Dekil, the Coordinator of HYPREP (left); ERA/FoEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Godwin ...

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Ogoni clean-up: ERA tells govt to restructure HYPREP

Ogoniland cleanup

Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, has called on the Federal Government to urgently restructure the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), saying that the organisation has not been living up to expectations. Reps Environment Committee members inspecting Ogoniland remediation sites in Rivers State At a media briefing on the 9th year of ...

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