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Magnus Abe, former representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District, has warned the federal government that the $1billion Ogoni clean up must not be consumed by the “Nigerian factor”.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has called on the Federal Government to probe the ongoing cleanup activities in Ogoni land.
With the significant progress now recorded in the Ogoni Clean-Up project, attracting local and international commendation, the Buhari administration’s New Vision for the Niger Delta is making good progress.
A Civil Society Organization, CSO, has challenged the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Joi Nunieh, to present her discharge or exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to the general public if she is not parading a “fake and forged” certificate.
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has raised the alarm that the clean-up exercise in Ogoni land on oil pollution may take longer time, alleging that the body saddled with the responsibility lacks the capacity to carry out the huge assignment.
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), on Friday called for calm over protest by groups demanding participation in ongoing Ogoniland clean-up.
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) on Monday assured indigent Ogoni people of their full participation in the ongoing clean-up of oil impacted Ogoni communities in Rivers.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has raised the alarm over sale of fake employment forms of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Programme (HYPREP) in Ogoniland.
The Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has accused the Federal Government and the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) of cutting corners in the execution of the clean-up of Ogoni environment.
Some stakeholders have called for holistic approach that will hasten the clean-up of Ogoni land and the Niger Delta.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw $500 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to facilitate the clean-up of the impacted Ogoni environment.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried what he described as deliberate neglect of the Niger Delta despite the “untold environmental hardship” being faced by people in the area.
The president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke, has said that oil producing area of Ogoni land in Rivers State contributed $100billion to the revenues of Federal Government since exploration started.
Diaspora groups, the National Union of Ogoni Student International and Ogoni Lives Matter INTL have petitioned the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) on the activities of Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) and Shell Petroleum in Ogoniland, Rivers State.
The Paramount Ruler in Khana Local Government Area in Rivers, King Baridam Suanu, has urged the Federal Government to make visible progress in implementing the Ogoni clean-up project.
The Federal Government has revealed that International Oil Companies (IOCs) have made a contribution of $180 million for the Ogoni clean-up exercise which is expected to kick-off in the next two weeks.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) kept the petrol dealers guessing on Tuesday when it approved an ex-depot price of N138.62 per litre for the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol and kept the pump price to its chest.
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), says opposition lawmakers in the house have been at the center of unearthing and exposing acts of corruption in the country.
The Zamfara State Government has directed secondary schools in the state to reopen from August 9, to enable exiting students sit for Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum and Mr Kingsley Otuaro, Delta State Deputy Governor, over threat of hostilities by ex-agitators in Niger Delta.
Streets were deserted and businesses shut in Zimbabwe’s two main cities on Friday after security forces were deployed to prevent anti-government marches called by activists over corruption and economic hardship.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, has called for a thorough investigation to ascertain the role being played by some traditional rulers in aggravating security situation in their domains.
Despite an attack on his entourage in Baga, Governor Babagana Zulum continued his humanitarian activities in Monguno, where he delivered food aid to over 80,000 internally displaced persons.
The agreement was outcome of a closed door meeting between Mr Yotam Kreiman, Deputy Head of Israeli Mission to Nigeria, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology in Abuja.