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Rivers Lawmaker calls for patience on Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni clean-up

An APC lawmaker representing Eleme Constituency in the Rivers Assembly, Hon. Josiah Olu has enjoined pressure groups agitating against the delayed Ogoni clean-up to be patient with the Federal Government. Olu made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Port Harcourt. He said that the Ogoni clean-up required extensive planning, scientific analysis, ...

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Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

The Guardian reports that the President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Legborsi Pyagbara has accused the Federal Government of insincerity in the Ogoni cleanup. Pyagbara spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt, while reacting to the moves by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Shell to resume exploration in Ogoni. He said government’s efforts to resume oil ...

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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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Photos: Minister of Environment Visits Ogoniland Ahead of Environmental Cleanup

Photos: Minister of Environment Visits Ogoniland Ahead of Environmental Cleanup

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, Monday, visited Ogoniland in Rivers state for the second time this month, ahead of the proposed environmental cleanup of the area. Ogoniland has suffered many years of environmental degradation due to oil spillage and pollution. See more photos below:   Get all our updates delivered straight to your phone! Click here to download the Nigeria ...

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