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MOSOP raises alarm over sale of fake employment forms in Ogoniland

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.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing, Nigeria

Ogoni clean-up: Federal government officials travel to UK trip for best practices

The Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, will be leading other senior government officials to the United Kingdom on a working visit to appraise themselves of international experiences and best practices relative to the clean-up of large-scale contaminated sites.

Ogoni clean-up: Paramount ruler urges federal government to mobilise contractors

The Paramount Ruler of Bodo City in Rivers, King John Beredon, has urged the Federal Government to mobilise contractors to site to commence the remediation and recovery stage of the Ogoni Clean-up programme.

Ogoni people threaten to protest against federal government over cleanup project

More than two years after the federal government flagged off the clean-up of the heavily polluted Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta region, leaders from the area have criticised the project implementation as “flawed”.

Goodluck Diigbo: MOSOP has been abolished

The president of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA), Goodluck Diigbo, has said the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has been abolished, warning the public against impostors.

UNEP petitioned over activities of HYREP, Shell in Ogoniland

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.

Usman Jibril: Ogoni clean-up commences this month

The minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has said the Ogoniland oil spill clean-up will commence this month.

Ogoni clean-up: Group advocates capacity development for youth

Dr Young Nkpah, the President, National Youth Council of Ogoni, has called for robust capacity development for Ogoni youths as part of the environmental clean-up programme in the area.

MOSOP: Ogoni clean-up programme not politicized

Mr Legborsi Pyagbara, President, Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has dismissed comments in some quarters that the Ogoni clean-up programme is being politicized.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Nigeria, other African countries in Tokyo for TICAD meeting

It is jointly hosted by the Japanese Government with the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC) to set agenda for African development conference expected to hold next year in Yokohoma, Japan.

ERA: Impact of oil spill in Ogoniland is heartbreaking

The Environmental Rights Agenda/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described as heartbreaking, the impact of oil spills in communities in Ogoniland of Rivers State.

Niger Delta leaders, stakeholders decry slow pace of Ogoni cleanup

Tension is beginning to mount in the Niger Delta region over the slow pace of Ogoni cleanup, announced by the Federal Government over two years ago.

Shell to sell two oil assets for $2bn in Nigeria

Shell has commenced negotiations with the intention to sell two of its Nigerian oil licenses in the Niger Delta worth $2 billion.

Ledum Mitee, others petition VP Osinbajo over Ogoni clean-up

Prominent elders of Ogoniland have petitioned the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, over attempts by the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) to tie the clean-up of Ogoniland to resumption of oil and gas production in the area.

Federal government must ensure full transparency in Ogoni clean-up exercise – NGOs

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the federal government to ensure full transparency in the clean-up of affected sites in Ogoniland.

Oceans will have more plastics than fish by 2050 if… – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that there would be more plastic than fish by 2050 if the present trends continue.

Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP, Social Action fault Buhari’s assessment

Pressure groups Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) have faulted President Buhari’s recent statement that the Ogoni cleanup project was “progressing satisfactorily”.

Federal government begins Ogoni clean-up in August

The federal government is to begin the remediation phase of oil impacted sites in Ogoniland in August, Marvin Dekil, the Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), has said.

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Oyo governor pledges fairness to all religions

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