Ogoni clean up
ERA unfolds performance indicators for Ogoni clean-up
Fresh policy changes may be in the offing that would pave way for the overhaul of the Ogoni clean up, if the Federal authorities accept key performance indicators (KPI) for the remediation exercise being..
Group opposes oil exploration resumption before environmental clean-up
The Center for Accountability, Transparency, and Human Development (CATHUD), a United States-based Justice, Human Rights and oil industry watch group has kicked against any oil resumption scheme until the commencement of the environmental clean-up exercise promised by the Federal Government.
Ogoni clean-up project will serve as template for others, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government intends to make Ogoni clean-up project serve as a special template for Niger Delta..
Experts want social rights protection in EIA Act
Experts have called for the inclusion of social and human rights mechanisms in the attempt to review the environmental impact assessment, EIA Act.
Ogoni: More issues, fresh worries for cleanup
The award of contracts for the remediation of some contaminated sites in Ogoni, Rivers State, without the implementation of emergency measures recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has triggered fresh public outrage.
Government restates commitment to Ogoni clean-up, development of Niger Delta
The Federal Government has pledged commitment to thorough clean up of Ogoniland, and development of the Niger Delta region. Special Adviser to the Vice President on Niger Delta, Inyamu Edobor, disclosed this at a one-day High Level Advocacy Workshop on the Cleanup of the Niger Delta, organised by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy &…
Oil firms release $180million for Ogoni clean-up
Oil companies operating in the Niger Delta have released $180 million as part of counterpart funding for the Ogoni clean up project. Outgoing Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, disclosed this yesterday at the handover ceremony to Suleiman Zarma in Abuja. Jibril also said that his successor would receive $17 million, while $5 million…
Elders reject planned deployment of troops for Ogoni clean-up
Ogoni elders have urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to reverse the alleged planned militarisation of Ogoni land by the Federal Ministry of Environment ahead of the clean-up. The chairman of the elders’ forum under the aegis of Gbo Kabaari Ogoni, Senator Bennett Birabi, said the people feared that the troops deployment was a ploy to…
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.