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Mohammed: How Nigeria will restore Niger Delta livelihood, lifestyle

Mohammed: How Nigeria will restore Niger Delta livelihood, lifestyle Niger Delta

Nigeria will begin the long-awaited clean-up of the polluted Niger Delta region by month’s end, Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, has said. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja in a presentation at the FOSTER Technical workshop on “Niger Delta way forward: From stabilisation to sustainable development.” Stressing that the clean-up “is something that has been on the table for many ...

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A living memorial for deadened memories

A living memorial for deadened memories ken saro wiwa

The Bus, a sculptural memorial in honour of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine was shipped to Nigeria from the United Kingdom by Platform. On arrival in Nigeria it was seized by the Nigeria Customs since 8th September 2015 on the reported grounds that it had “political value.” The original ...

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Time to fast-track the Ogoniland clean-up

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The 30-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government of Nigeria by the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) over the delayed clean-up of the devastated Ogoni environment did not come as a surprise to observers. The President was widely acclaimed when he declared that the implementation of the UNEP report, released on 4 August 2011, would be fast-tracked. That ...

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MOSOP demands urgent implementation of UNEP report

Legborsi Pyagbara  MOSOP demands urgent implementation of UNEP report pyagbara2

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has urged the Federal Government to immediately commence the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the clean-up of Ogoniland. MOSOP President, Legborsi Pyagbara, who made the submission on Monday (January 4, 2016) at the 23rd anniversary of Ogoni Day in Bori, Khana Local Government Area ...

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My father, Ken Saro-Wiwa, may not have died in vain

Shell Nigeria  My father, Ken Saro-Wiwa, may not have died in vain Ken Wiwa

Ken Wiwa, the son of human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, says in this article published in The Guardian of London, that Nigeria’s Ogoniland still looks as devastated by oil pollution as when the junta executed his father 20 years ago. But, according to him, the carbon economy seems to be reaching a tipping point at last. Wiwa was a Nigerian ...

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Activists ask government to compel Shell to pay for Delta ecological damage

Activists ask government to compel Shell to pay for Delta ecological damage Niger Delta

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and related groups under the aegis of the Friends of the Earth International (FoI) have demanded justice for the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta region, asking the Nigerian government to compel Shell to pay the full cost of cleaning up Ogoniland, as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

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HOMEF: Legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, 20 years after

HOMEF: Legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, 20 years after ken saro wiwa

On the 10th of November 1995, 20 years ago, Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni patriots were hanged by the military regime of General Sani Abacha following a trial that received world-wide condemnation. Ken Saro-Wiwa’s activities prior to his death and the execution have become pivotal points in the environmental justice movement, says the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF). Ken ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: How pollution has stolen our mothers

Nnimmo Bassey: How pollution has stolen our mothers Nnimmo Bassey Chairman of ERA

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the recent workshop (in Bori, Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria) on “Building Community Resilience towards the Implementation of the UNEP Report” says that women must be fully involved in monitoring the process and be watchdogs over the environment, especially the clean-up of Ogoniland A Garden of Hope was planted at the ...

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Shell: Implementing UNEP report requires long-term sustainability

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture has said that ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge of tackling the environmental contamination within Ogoniland – in the context of the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, disclosed on Friday in Lagos at a Media Roundtable that, as ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Buhari commended, advised on implementation terms

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the Federal Government for approving a $10 million take-off grant for the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland and reconstituting the Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP), saying both moves indicated the current administration is on the right path in tackling ...

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