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...
Oil production will change dynamics of Ogoni economy
From the standpoint of the Supreme Council, we believe that as fathers, our main objective or purpose is to ensure peace for our people and that our people live well in an environment devoid of criminality.
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...
Nigeria gets fresh $89m USAID grant, Norway backs UNEP report
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday announced a fresh $89 million grant to assist Nigeria in herb quest to achieve the development goals...
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 rejects military operation in Niger Delta
“We recall recently, in February last year, when military raids on some Ogoni communities only resulted in over 35 deaths, including a pregnant mother, Mrs. Ledee.
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.
Government ready for immediate Ogoni cleanup, says agency
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) has pledged Federal Government’s commitment to immediately begin the cleanup of Ogoniland.
Nigeria Army may be deployed to Ogoniland to stem vandalism, others
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Co-ordinator for Ogoni Clean-up, Dr. Marvin Dekil, has said that the Federal Government would soon deploy troops to Ogoniland to curtail illegal activities of artisanal refiners and pipeline vandals whose actions are inimical to the environment.