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Impact of Oil Spills on Coastal Areas in Nigeria

Oil spills

Earlier this week, it was reported in the Vanguard that “The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, expressed fears over the continuous deferral in the commencement of the actual cleanup of Ogoni land. MOSOP stated that Ogoni lands and water were still polluted, adding that the people could not resume fishing and farming due to the delay in ...

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What You Probably Never Knew About Ogoniland

Ogoniland

Ogoniland is a region in the South-East of Nigeria. The land and people of the region have been subjected to various incidents of human rights violation, injustice, environmental pollution, degradation and hazards over the years by the actions and the inactions of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Oil companies situated in its domain. In this article we highlight ...

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Senate probes $1 billion Ogoni cleanup

Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

“The Senate yesterday mandated its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the celebrated Ogoni cleanup exercise. The Federal Government launched the Ogoni cleanup project in June last year with an initial cost of $1 billion. The Senate equally directed the committee to assess the progress of the Great Green Wall programme initiated to control desertification. These decisions followed ...

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Amnesty, others seek cleanup of Ogoni polluted sites

Amnesty, others seek cleanup of Ogoni polluted sites

“The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe have called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoni in Rivers State.One year on from when the implementation of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger Delta are still waiting for clean-up to start.”- The Guardian Since the ...

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Reason Pipeline Vandalism Persists In Niger-Delta – Ex- Militant

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As pipeline vandalism continues with reckless abandon in the oil rich Niger-Delta region of the country, an ex- militant leader has come out to give reasons why the problem still persists. AN ex-militant leader, Seiyifa Gbedeke, aka General Cairo, yesterday, said that the major reason for  pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region was that some ex-militant leaders working at ...

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Reps summon N-Delta Minister over East-West Road contract agreement

Reps summon N-Delta Minister over East-West Road contract agreement

Vanguard reports that members of the House of Representatives committee on Public Accounts, yesterday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to make available the contract agreement and all financial details relating to the dualization of East-West Road in Rivers State. The committee’s action is based on Auditor-General of the Federation’s query of 2013 which allegedly indicted ...

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N1trn needed to complete ongoing projects in Niger Delta— Usani

N1trn needed to complete ongoing projects in Niger Delta— Usani

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has revealed that the ministry would require N1 trillion to enable it complete all ongoing and abandoned projects across the region. Vanguard reports that Pastor Usani, in his maiden press briefing in Abuja, said that the ministry was determined to complete all projects awarded by the previous administration but abandoned ...

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Minister decries oil spills incidents in Niger Delta

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The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has denounced the devastating impacts of oil spills on environment, health and livelihoods of the people in rural and urban communities. The Guardian reports that Mohammed, who spoke at 10th anniversary of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), regretted the growing level of oil spill incidents caused by the activities of illegal ...

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