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ERA to Shell: Stop sloganeering and clean up Ogoniland

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed reservations about remarks credited to the new chief executive officer of Shell, Ben Van Beurden, to the effect that the company is set to implement the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) assessment of Ogoniland. Van Beurden, who is currently on a visit to Nigeria, disclosed that he would toe ...

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Saro-Wiwa: Keeping silent is treason

Saro-Wiwa: Keeping silent is treason ken saro wiwa

  At the occasion of third Sustainability Academy of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Director of HOMEF, Nnimmo Bassey, in Bori, Ogoni pays tribute to late environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa   When Ken Saro-Wiwa wrote that silence was tantamount to treason he knew what he was saying. When he declared in the dock that We All Stand Before History, ...

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Two years after UNEP report, Shell urged to clean up Ogoniland mess

Two years after UNEP report, Shell urged to clean up Ogoniland mess ND5

On the occasion of the second year anniversary of the release of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment of Ogoniland, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded that the Nigerian government demonstrate its commitment to implementing the recommendations of the UNEP report by compelling Shell to clean up its mess in Ogoniland. The ERA/FoEN, in ...

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Ogoni and the agony of a delayed clean up

When the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on the assessment of the Ogoni environment was released in August 2011, the world was astounded at the level of devastation visited on the territory by decades of oil extraction and pollution. Ogoniland in Nigeria shot into international glare in the early 1990s when the people peacefully demanded an end to reckless ...

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UNEP engages stakeholders on Ogoniland restoration

The Special Envoy of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Erik Solheim, has restated the organisation’s determination to restore Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region in Nigeria. The communities in the region have been degraded by decades of pollution from oil exploration activities. The Envoy to Achim Steiner (UNEP Executive Director) also commended the Federal Ministry of Environment ...

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ERA/FoEN: Mailafia’s comment on Ogoniland report misleading

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described statements credited to Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafiia, blaming the delay in implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland on the January 2012 protests over fuel subsidy removal as far-fetched, misleading and unacceptable. Mailafiia, while speaking to State House correspondents after briefing President Jonathan on her ministry’s ...

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The HYPREP hype in Ogoniland UNEP report

Environment and social activist, Nnimmo Bassey, describes the formation by government of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) towards the implementation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report of the assessment of the environment of Ogoniland as a mere propaganda On the eve of the one-year anniversary of inaction over the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report of the assessment ...

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UNEP thumbs-up Nigerian govt’s stand on Ogoniland clean-up

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to proceed with a major oil contamination clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta. Twelve months ago, UNEP presented its scientific assessment of oil pollution in Ogoniland to President Goodluck Jonathan, underlining serious public health and environmental impacts. The report emphasised the need for swift action to prevent ...

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