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Mixed reactions greet NOSDRA’s plan to extend mandate to downstream

Fuel-queue

Some environmentalists in the Niger Delta region in Nigeria on Thursday, June 11, 2020 expressed mixed reactions on the announcement by National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) to extend its regulatory mandate to the downstream sector. A petrol filling station: NOSDRA is extending its regulatory mandate to the downstream sector Mr Idris Musa, the NOSDRA Director-General, had said ...

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We’re focusing on downstream sector to curb pollution, says NOSDRA

Idris Musa

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it is actively focusing on the downstream sector to ensure compliance with environmental legislation to prevent increase in cases of pollution. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA Mr Idris Musa, the Director-General (DG) of NOSDRA, who made the discosure in Abuja on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, said the agency is responsible ...

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NOSDRA is investigating cause of fire at OML 95, says D-G

OML 95

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Monday, May 18, 2020 said that the ongoing fire at Ororo oilfield at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 95 is being investigated. The OML 95 on fire Mr Musa Idris, Director-General of NOSDRA, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), confirmed that the fire outbreak started at ...

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Oil spill and threat to fisher folks’ survival

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the FishNet Community Dialogue at Makoko in Lagos on Monday, July 24, 2017, says it is time to keep offshore oil untapped in order to curb pollution and save the source of livelihood of fisher folks There must be a time when we sit back to reflect on the things we take ...

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Civil society groups call for immediate clean-up of Ogoniland

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The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe on Friday, June 2, 2017 called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoniland in Nigeria, as it was stated should happen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). One year on from when the implementation of UNEPs report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger ...

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UNEP optimistic over Ogoniland clean-up

Erik Solheim

A clean environment is on the horizon for the people of Ogoniland as government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UN Environment report recommendations On the fifth anniversary of the launch of UN Environment’s Ogoniland Assessment, the UN expressed optimism over recent developments towards an environmental clean-up. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) boss Erik Solheim said, “I am impressed by ...

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Five years after UNEP report: Will Ogoni breathe again?

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August 4, 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of the submission of the report of the assessment of the environment of Ogoniland to former President Jonathan by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report etched for Nigeria and the world, the damning levels of hydrocarbon and other toxic pollutions in Ogoniland. The report more or less indicated that a state of ...

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Government raises Council, Board for Ogoniland clean-up

Nigeria

“The choice is for you to keep your environment clean and nurture the Niger Delta back to its lost glory. The beginning of this clean-up exercise is clear evidence that Ken Saro Wiwa and other sons of Ogoniland who fought hard for environmental justice did not fight in vain. Let this mark the beginning of the restoration not just of the environment of Ogoniland, but ...

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Niger Delta: What can go wrong has gone wrong

Pollution

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says on Tuesday at a forum in Nchia-Eleme, Ogoni, that cleaning up the polluted Ogoniland is not akin to fighting a losing battle Environmental monitoring is often carried out to ensure that standards are maintained to ensure environmental and human health. In other words, we monitor to ensure that nothing goes ...

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Why piecemeal approach won’t deliver on Ogoni clean-up

Gov. Rochas Okorocha

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), attempts an appraisal of Federal Government’s effort in environmental protection and sustainable livelihoods of rural communities Environmental degradation has been limited to narrow ethnic lens hence the polarity and lack of a national holistic approach to address them. Environmental challenges have been politicised along ethnic lines. ...

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