Ogoni clean-up drawing international acclaim, presidency declares
The presidency at the weekend claimed that the progress recorded in the Ogoni clean up project in line with the government’s vision for the Niger Delta was attracting local and international commendation.
Ogoni clean-up may last 50 years, says Norwegian envoy
Considering the slow pace of work at the sites generally, the Ogoni clean-up might take up to 50 years to complete, Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Peter Kjemprud, has said.
Environmentalists urge definite approach in Ogoni land clean-up
• Seek comprehensive audit of infrastructure Four years into the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), initiated by the Federal Government to clean up contaminated Ogoni land in Rivers State, the exercise is dogged in transparency issues. The Federal Government flagged off the remediation of contaminated sites in Ogoni Land in 2016. The government had through…
Group seeks review of Ogoni cleanup, alleges neglect of settlements
The Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI) at the weekend urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review the cleanup ordered in the oil-rich community...
UNEP, Japan plan landfills mercury emission survey in Nigeria by 2020
To mitigate air pollution, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Japanese-based environmental consultants are to embark on a mercury survey of landfill facilities in Nigeria by the year 2020.
Re-thinking national human right commission’s role in the Niger Delta
It is a time-honoured suggestion that during a period of rapid economic growth, nations, as well as corporate organizations, must continue investing even though it may...
Guidelines for used batteries management underway
Amid the health hazards associated with its maintenance, the federal government has teamed up with European Union, German Cooperation to develop national policy and guidelines for environmentally sound management of used batteries in the country.
Ogoni youths petition Buhari, Trump, others over delay in cleanup
The Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders to ensure that the Ogoni cleanup process is not gimmick and ploy...
ERA/FOEN, communities take stock of Ogoni clean-up
In an unflattering assessment of the status of Ogoni clean up exercise, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) and communities have raised the alarm that the novel initiative deviated...