Group tasks FG on speedy cleanup of Ogoniland
The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has urged Federal Government to speed up the cleanup of Ogoniland by implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
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…
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.