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60 Niger Delta students get Shell scholarships

Mr. Igo Weli; Master Anioki Godfirst

A new batch of 60 children from the Niger Delta region in Nigeria has been awarded the special secondary school scholarship of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture. Tagged “Cradle to Career”, the scholarships cover tuition and all other bills for six years in four of the topmost private secondary schools in Port Harcourt, River State. Brookstone Secondary ...

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Mohammed urges government, activists to synergise in tackling insurgency

Madam Anne Ene-Ita

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has urged civil society and the people to work closely with government to fight the menace of insurgency and other militant acts in the country. The minister, who spoke recently in Abuja at the 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture, reiterated the fact that government alone cannot win the war against insurgency in any form ...

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Ogoni clean-up Council, BoT members unveiled

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former commissioner in Lagos State, Wale Edun, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ogoni clean-up project. The 12-member BoT was inaugurated last Thursday by Mr. President, alongside a 13-member Governing Council for the clean-up. Mr. Edun was Commissioner for Finance in Lagos when the leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola ...

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Government inaugurates Governing Council, BoT for Ogoniland clean-up

Ogoniland clean up

To ensure full implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja, the Nigerian federal capital city, inaugurated the Governing Council and the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Trust Fund for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Buhari, while speaking at a brief ceremony in the Presidential Villa, noted that ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Activists ask government to declare state of emergency

Iniruo Willis

Despite the announcement of the supposed take-off of the Ogoniland clean-up exercise and a $10 million take-off grant in 2015, the institutional framework is still not in place to give hope to the Ogoni people that anything tangibe will come out of the process. This was the submission of Dr Godwin Ojo, executive director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of ...

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Five years after UNEP report: Will Ogoni breathe again?

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August 4, 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of the submission of the report of the assessment of the environment of Ogoniland to former President Jonathan by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report etched for Nigeria and the world, the damning levels of hydrocarbon and other toxic pollutions in Ogoniland. The report more or less indicated that a state of ...

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Niger Delta: What can go wrong has gone wrong

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Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says on Tuesday at a forum in Nchia-Eleme, Ogoni, that cleaning up the polluted Ogoniland is not akin to fighting a losing battle Environmental monitoring is often carried out to ensure that standards are maintained to ensure environmental and human health. In other words, we monitor to ensure that nothing goes ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Standing before history

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As President Muhammadu Buhari flags-off the cleaning of the environment of Ogoniland today, Thursday 02 June 2016, environmental activist Ninimmo Bassey says history is in the making. He acknowledges the labours of past heroes like the late Ken Saro-Wiwa towards making the day a reality The submission of the UNEP report on the assessment of the Ogoni environment in August ...

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Activists: Oil has brought destruction, death to Nigeria

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions commenced in Nigeria on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, with a rally at Oil Well 1 in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s first oil well drilled in 1956. It was a gathering of hundreds of community chiefs, youths, women groups, and civil society groups in the Break Free Coalition. Frontline environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother ...

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Government sues Shell over spill, ERA/FoEN applauds

The Federal Government has dragged Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, claiming N1.3 trillion against the oil firm for the December 20, 2011, Bonga oil spill. The spill, which caused massive pollution in coastal communities in Delta and Bayelsa states, occurred in Shell’s Bonga Field located about 120 kilometres off the Nigerian ...

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