Smuggling keeps fuel consumption level unknown, says NNPC
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that daily consumption of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, is unknown due to growing smuggling of the product into other West African countries.
Again, Ogoniland slides to the brink
Activists, who resisted the despoliation of Ogoni environment by multinationals, namely Shell, Total and Agip in the 1990s, and whose agitation were criminalised by the Nigerian state, are presently pitched against traditional rulers, who have endorsed the Federal Government’s bid to resume oil production in the area...
We’ll resist FG’s planned prison, cemetery in Ogoniland, says US-based Ogoni group
A United States-based non-governmental organisation, The Ogoni Rights Advocates International, has vowed to resist the federal government’s plan to build a prison and cemetery in Ogoniland, instead of the prompt cleanup and massive development the area demands. The group, in a statement made available to The Guardian, yesterday, described the plan as insensitive to the…
Resumption of oil activities in Ogoniland without clean-up will be insensitive, says Mitee
Former President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Ledum Mitee, has warned that any resumption of oil production activities without credible...
MOSOP raises Ogoniland investors committee
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says it has set up a five-man committee to develop a template for investors interested in investing in the area. The committee, headed by Prof. Ben Naanen, is expected to within 14 days; turn in its report to the organisation for consideration. The development, The…
Shell in eye of the storm over ‘crimes’ in Ogoniland
Three decades after alleged atrocities by Shell in Ogoniland, fresh evidence indicates the Anglo-Dutch oil giant may still have questions to answer.
MOSOP tasks FG on monetary commitment to Ogoni cleanup
A grim picture of the impacts of oil pollution on Ogoni people was again painted last week as the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), tasked the Federal government to redeem its own monetary commitment to the cleanup of the area.
Ogoni group urges re-assessment of spill sites before clean-up
A group, the Ogoni Solidarity Forum (OSF), has called for a fresh environmental assessment of the area before the clean-up begins.