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Focus on delivery of proper clean-up, ERA charges HYPREP

Ogoni Clean-up

Environmental advocacy group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has frowned at the response by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to its recent report, titled: “No Clean Up, No Justice: a decade of failures?” as diversionary, even as it challenged the agency to focus more on delivery of a proper clean up that benefits the people and ...

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Ogoniland cleanup: ERA clamours change in HYPREP hierarchy

Ogoniland cleanup

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the immediate removal of Prof. Philip Shekwolo as the Acting Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Remediation ongoing at a site in Deebon/Mogho, Gokana, River State The call for the sacking of Prof. Shekwolo is contained in the recommendations made in the ERA/FoEN comprehensive ...

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10 years after UNEP Report: Score card on implementation

Ogoniland cleanup

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 is the 10th year anniversary of the submission of the UNEP Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Report to the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2011. Remediation ongoing at a site in Deebon/Mogho, Gokana, River State The report was a crystallisation of the many years of campaigns and agitations on the state of the environment of not just ...

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International oil firms contribute $1bn to Ogoni clean-up project – Environment Minister

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

International oil companies have so far contributed about $1 billion for the implementation of Ogoni clean-up project. Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, made this known during a news briefing organised by the Ministry in Abuja on clean-up of Ogoniland. According to Abubakar, the remediation of 21 lots of phase one batch ...

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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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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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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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