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Buhari tasks Ogoni leaders on protection of national assets

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ogoni Leaders to sensitise indigenes on value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations, saying willful damage usually create more havoc on their environment and hamper development in the area. President Muhammadu Buhari The president, who stated this when he received some leaders and people of Ogoni Land at the State House, ...

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NDPC to soon resume oil exploration in Ogoniland

Ali Zara

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Monday, August 23, 2021 said it was ready to start oil exploration in Ogoniland. Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, Mr Ali Zara Managing Director of the company, Mr Ali Zara, said this during an event organised by the Ogoni Liberation ...

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Shell waking up to its culpability: Groups hail Ogoni community’s victory

Ineffective clean up

News of the agreement by Shell to accept liability for longest drawn case concerning pollution in the Niger Delta appears to have been warmly received by the civil society. The outcome of oil spill Shell on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, agreed to pay the sum of N45.9 billion compensation to some Ogoni communities of Rivers State ravaged by oil spills ...

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Govt reiterates commitment to restore mangrove in Ogoniland


The Federal Government has reiterated commitment to restoring mangrove in Ogoniland to improve lives in the communities. Mangrove exploitation. Photo credit: Jerry Chidi This is contained in a statement by Mr Saghir el-Mohammed, Director Press, Ministry of Environment on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Abuja. According to the statement, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, said this in Abuja when ...

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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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How we make N2m every night, illegal refiner narrates day-to-day theft on Nigeria’s oil pipeline

Illegal crude oil refining

In the last decade, several unemployed and restive Niger Delta youth, who feel entitled to oil wealth in their domains, have taken to the creeks, puncturing pipelines, carrying crude oil to Nigeria’s export terminal, and refining it using primitive methods. Though the proliferation of this business seems to be filling the gap left by the country’s dysfunctional refineries as well ...

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Govt urged to pay polluted Ogoniland ecological debt

25th Memorial Environmental Summit

The Nigeria government has been asked to pay the Ogoni nation in the Niger Delta region an ecological debt for decades of pollution, neglect of their polluted environment, displacement of her people and for denying them justice. Delegates to the 25th Memorial Environmental Summit in honour of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa in Port Harcourt, Rivers State The call was made ...

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25 years after Ogoni 9: A legacy of environmental justice struggles – ERA

Ken Saro-Wiwa

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) marks the 25th anniversary of the killing of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his Ogoni eight activist fighting for environmental justice, the clean-up, compensation and remediation of Ogoniland from Shell Oil Company’s operations in the area. The late Ken Saro-Wiwa According to the organisation, the anniversary also provides the opportunity to underline the ...

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Slow Poison: Travails of Ogoni communities drinking toxins – nine years after UNEP report

Polluted well in Ogale

On August 28, 2020, the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) tweeted that water supply to Ogoniland would begin before the end of the year. Abiose Adelaja Adams, Bertha Fellow, drew crude oil out of water wells in some Ogoni villages, and finds that nine years after the UNEP report, the people are still drinking toxins, while the government continues to ...

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Govt lists achievements of Ogoniland clean-up

Ogoni Clean-up

The Federal Ministry of Environment has said that, despite some challenges encountered along the line, the Ogoni clean-up project has recorded remarkable achievements within its three years of operation. Officials of Earthpro Unique Integrated Nigeria Limited at Lot 5 in Alode Community in Eleme LGA, Rivers State The spokesman in the ministry, Saghir el Mohammed, said that the Federal Government ...

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