COVID-19 exacerbates water needs in Ogoniland
For residents of Ogoni in Rivers State, who have been plagued by acute shortage of water for years, regular hand washing, a major preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus, is proving to be a mountain too high to climb.
ERA tasks FG on UNEP’s emergency measures in Ogoni
Seeks overhaul of HYPREP Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) emergency measures on the clean up of Ogoniland. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Ojo, said it was disheartening that nine years after the UNEP recommendations, Ogoni communities still did…
‘Ogoni cleanup may be wasted effort due to fresh pollution in Bori’
The $1 billion earmarked for the cleanup of Ogoniland in the first five years of the exercise may amount to a waste if illegal oil bunkering and artisanal refining are not urgently curtailed.
We’re not intimidated by deployment of 5,000 soldiers to Ogoni, says MOSOP
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) yesterday declared that Ogoni people are undeterred by the deployment of 5,000 soldiers for the resumption...
Ogoni demand 15 per cent equity for resumption of oil exploration
Ogoni people have demanded that any oil company seeking the operatorship of the oilfields in OML 11 would cede 15 per cent of its share to the community.
We have moral superiority over our oppressors — Mitee
The underpinning of the struggle then was that we looked through and saw Ogoni in a very dire state. We saw that we were almost going to get extinct.
Government shortlists 57 firms for Ogoni’s five-year cleanup
The Federal Government has shortlisted 57 indigenous companies to clean up the four local councils mostly affected by oil pollution in Ogoniland. They are Eleme, Tai, Gokana and Kana. Already, 21 firms had begun the remediation work to restore the people’s livelihoods.
Police kill kidnap gang leader terrorising Ogoni
The Police in Rivers on Monday said they had killed “a notorious gang leader’’, Linus Lebari, 35, popularly known as Bobby/Devil, terrorising Ogoni area of the state.