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Govt told to pay Ogoni ecological debt for decades of pollution

Oil spill pollution

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called upon to pay the Ogoni nation an ecological debt for decades of pollution, neglect of their polluted environment, displacement of her people and denying them justice. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The Host Communities Network (HoCoN), which is also kicking against new oil well drilling, made ...

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Niger Delta underdevelopment: Ex-agitator blames selfishness of leaders

Reuben Wilson

A Niger Delta ex-agitator, Mr Reuben Wilson, on Monday, March 1, 2021 blamed political leaders and public office holders from the zone at all levels for the underdevelopment of the region. Reuben Wilson Wilson, who is also National President of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI), regretted that despite the huge sums of money accruing to the region ...

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Sabotage by oil thieves, cause of enviromental pollution in Nigeria’s South-South

Oil spill pollution

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) indicate that oil spills and pollution occur due to sabotage by oil thieves, pipeline vandals, equipment failure and operational accidents. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The data further showed that some 1,000 incidents of spillage were reported on a monthly basis from oil ...

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Forum explores implications of polluters’ judgment for environmental justice

Polluters Judgement

Over the last six decades the Niger Delta region of Nigeria has been immersed in extensive environmental pollution from the activities of oil and gas corporations. These pollutions have accounted for severe damage to communities, livelihoods and raised health challenges that have plunged life expectancy to 41 years. Barr Chima Williams, one of the lawyers for the four farmers/fishers, making ...

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Group seeks probe of crude oil leak in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the investigation and public disclosure of oil leaks reported in Bayelsa communities.  The outcome of oil spill The group called on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and the Bayelsa State Government not to conceal the result of laboratory analysis of the sample of fresh ...

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Govt should establish $1bn fund to clean-up entire Niger Delta – Ojo

Godwin Uyi Ojo

Bothered by the seemingly slow pace of work in the clean-up of Ogoniland by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) and the environmental degradation from gas flaring and oil spills covering the entire Niger Delta, Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), in this interview with EnviroNews, underlined the need for the government to ...

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Nigeria spends millions cleaning oil spills – but illegal refiners are still in business

Artisanal refinery

The sunrise in the morning of June 2, 2016, did not only bring vitamin D; it also brought hope to the Ogonis. That day, at a place called Patrick Waterside in Bodo, Rivers State, they assembled; clan by clan, village by village, to watch the arrival of the helicopter that brought the federal government delegation for the official flag-off of ...

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MOSOP President decries negative impact of gas flaring, oil spillage

Fegalo Nsuke

President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Fegalo Nsuke, has decried the impact of gas flaring and oil spillage in Niger Delta communities. President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke Nsuke, an environmental expert and human rights activist, expressed his worries in an interview on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 ...

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Modular refinery can reduce insecurity, environmental challenges in Niger Delta, says APC Chieftain

Modular Refinery

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Rivers State, Mr Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, says the establishment of modular refineries in the Niger Delta will reduce insecurity, illegal bunkering and environmental challenges in the region. Modular refinery Flag-Amachree, in an interview on Friday, February 5, 2021 in Port Harcourt, the state capital, said that there was the need for state governments to ...

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Oil producing communities call for establishment of commission

Sen. Ita Enang

The Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCoN) joint parties on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 called on the Federal Government to establish a commission to address the challenges of deprivation and underdevelopment in the communities. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang The joint parties made the call in a communique issued ...

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