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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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Govt opens fresh contract bid for water projects amid Ogoniland clean-up

Marvin Dekil

The Federal Government on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 opened a fresh bid to select contractors to provide portable water in oil spill impacted Ogoni communities in Rivers. Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), said at the opening of the bid in Port Harcourt, Rivers ...

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Govt lists achievements of Ogoniland clean-up

Ogoni Clean-up

The Federal Ministry of Environment has said that, despite some challenges encountered along the line, the Ogoni clean-up project has recorded remarkable achievements within its three years of operation. Officials of Earthpro Unique Integrated Nigeria Limited at Lot 5 in Alode Community in Eleme LGA, Rivers State The spokesman in the ministry, Saghir el Mohammed, said that the Federal Government ...

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Kebetkache group lists community concerns in Ogoniland clean-up


Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based not-for-profit, the Kebetkache Woman Development and Resource Centre, at a media session highlights the achievements of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) since its operations commenced three years ago and attempts to proffer solutions to identified challenges Aftermath of oil spill in Bodo. Photo credit: Leigh Day For over 60 years, the Nigerian government exploited oil ...

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Ogoni cleanup: ERA urges govt to implement UNEP’s emergency measures

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to mandate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) emergency measures on Ogoniland cleanup. Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director of the group, made the plea on Thursday, June 18, 2020 ...

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Muhammadu Buhari orders clean-up of Ogoniland


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the commencement of the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region, even as he inaugurated the Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) as well as the Board of Trustees for the Trust Fund. This was one of the actions which the President approved on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ...

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