2019 Elections: Groups launch human rights violations, election observation platform
Ahead of today’s elections, The Human Rights Advancement and Development Centre (HURIDAC) has launched a human rights reporting platform for rights violations and abuses during the poll. The launch, the body said, was to forestall occurrence of humans rights abuses during the poll because of the importance of the election as it subjects those contesting…
MOSOP crisis deepens, gets five presidents
The leadership crisis in the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has deepened, causing the body to split into five factions with presidents emerging in the different groups.
Begin Ogoniland cleanup now!
Against the backdrop of curious procrastination of the Ogoniland cleanup project by the Federal Government, announcement by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that International Oil Companies (IOCs) have contributed the sum of $180 million towards the exercise is heart-warming. That gesture should be followed with immediate action. President Muhammadu Buhari had flagged off the…
Niger delta: The big issue
The basic issue in the Niger Delta is that since the promulgation of Petroleum Decree No. 51, 1969, the Off Shore Oil Revenue Decree...
Ogoni will resist imposition of unqualified firms for cleanup
Ogoni will resist attempt to include any company that lacks expertise in environmental remediation in the proposed clean up of polluted sites in Ogoniland.
Ogoni leaders visit Buhari in Aso Rock: Demand recognition for Saro-Wiwa
Leaders of Ogoni under the auspices of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers and elected leaders of Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) have urged President Buhari to give national recognition to Ken Saro-Wiwa and 11 other Ogoni sons as well as improved security and establishment of a Centre for Environmental…
Utomi charges Deltans to stop selfish leaders
Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Prof. Pat Utomi, has called on the electorate to end to the era self-serving leaders, to make the state the envy of others in the country.
Mitee: Niger Delta only against aspects of PIGB
Former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) and past Chairman of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Ledum Mitee has said that it is unfair to say people of the Niger Delta rejected the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) hook, line and sinker. He told KINGSLEY JEREMIAH that offensive parts…
Groups blame violence in Rivers on compromised security agencies
Civil society organisations (CSOs) and religious leaders have blamed the recurring political violence in Rivers State on compromised police and judicial system.
‘Resource control will end crude oil theft, artisanal refining’
Niger Delta stakeholders have warned that the menace of crude oil theft and artisanal refining will continue unabated in the region if the issue of resource control is not addressed.