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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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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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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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MOSOP cautions indigenes against bunkering

MOSOP cautions indigenes against bunkering

The Guardian reports that the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has urged the indigenes to guard against illegal bunkering in the area. The group warned that bunkering would lead to further pollution of Ogoni-land and render the clean-up exercise futile. According to The Guardian, the President of MOSOP, Legborsi Pyagbara stated this at the 2017 celebration of ...

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How Federal Government would spend $1 billion on Ogoni land clean up

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Federal Government has explained how it would spend the $1 billion fund set aside for the clean up of Ogoni land, Rivers State. The Guardian reports that the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed said it had initiated deliberate robust efforts to deploy men, money and materials towards re-mediating the Ogoniland in line with global best practices of the United Nations ...

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