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Clean-up: Govt promises to address concerns raised by Ogoni community

Ogoni clean-up

The Federal Government has promised to address the concerns raised by the Ogoni community about the on-going environmental remediation of oil impacted sites in the area being carried out by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor (left), with His Royal Majesty, King Godwin N. K. Gininwa, the Gbenemene of Tai Kingdom Minister of ...

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Govt seeks leaders, stakeholders’ commitment to Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni Clean-up

The Federal Government, on Monday, November 29, 2021, urged leaders of Ogoni community and other relevant stakeholders to expedite action on the ongoing clean-up exercise in the area. Ogoniland clean-up: Officials of Eathpro Unique Integrated Nigeria Limited at Lot 5 in Alode Community in Eleme LGA Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, said this at a stakeholders’ meeting ...

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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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