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Rights group urges Muhammadu Buhari not to discard PIB


A report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) asking the Muhammadu Buhari administration to discard the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is not only unfortunate but is one that will also embolden oil multinationals to continue their impunity which has polluted the Niger Delta and eroded Nigeria’s revenues, the Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has warned. The ...

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Shell denies attempting to thwart Ogoniland cleanup


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alleged that Shell may be attempting to thwart the recommended cleanup of Ogoniland through a deal with a local company called Belema Oil. But the oil giant has denied the allegation, saying that, while fully committed to the Ogoniland cleanup, it has no dealings Belema Oil. Shell is said to have ...

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Bodo spill: London court blocks Shell oil deal


The High Court in London on Thursday blocked an agreement between the oil giant Shell and the UK law firm CW Law in relation to over 7,000 claims of Nigerians, which the Marble Arch based law firm claimed it represented, in a dispute over oil spills in Nigeria. Mr Justice Akenhead, the President of the Technological and Construction Court, blocked ...

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Ogoni women: How oil exploration, pollution threaten our existence

Women of Ogoniland in the Nigerian Niger Delta region have lamented how they are, after decades of oil exploration by Shell in their community, suffering extensive land degradation and deprivation. They lamented recently at a gathering in Bori-Ogoni, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, that the venture has greatly impoverished the people with heavy pollution of their land and ...

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Bassey: My memories, hopes for Ogoniland

In the spirit of the third year anniversary of the release of the report on Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nnimmo Bassey, who heads the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), reflects at a recent forum on the travails of the community, scarred by decades of land and sea degradation as a result of oil and gas ...

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Group demands $100b to restore, compensate polluted Niger Delta

Dr Uyi Ojo of ERA/FOEN

Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, reflects on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland, three year after its release I draw our collective attention to the blood stained banner of ecological catastrophe hanging over Ogoniland, which has been acclaimed globally as one of the most horrendous in human ...

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Shell urged to resolve Bonga oil spill crisis

Bothered about the protracted crisis over the Bonga Oil Spillage in the Niger Delta region, Minister of Environment, Laurentia Laraba Mallam, has given a marching order to Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) to ensure that the matter is resolved amicably and expeditiously. Mallam told SPDC chairman in Nigeria, Mutiu Sunmonu, at a recent meeting in Abuja that the series of ...

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Mobil fingered in fresh Nigeria oil spill

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), the Nigerian unit of ExxonMobil, has recorded yet another oil spill in its operation in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The spill occurred Sunday 29th June, 2014 which the community estimates it at over 15,000 barrels discharged to the Atlantic coastline. The spill, according to community source, was first noticed by fishermen who ...

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‘Initiate binding mechanisms to hold Shell accountable for pollutions’

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a coalition of non-governmental organisations on the platform of the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) and Friends of the Earth International want the United Nations Human Rights Council to initiate uniform binding mechanism that will involve preventive measures covering environmental and human rights abuses to compel Shell and other transnational oil ...

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Activists demand action to end Ogoniland pollution

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has been asked to take urgent action to end the large scale environmental pollution in Ogoniland, a group of oil-producing communities that cuts across Kana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme local government areas (LGAs) in River State. Africa and Middle East Laureates of the Right Livelihood Foundation, who met recently in Cairo, Egypt, voiced their concerns ...

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