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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.

UNEP: $2.9 trillion invested in renewable energy since 2004

The world has invested 2.9 trillion dollars in green energy sources since 2004, a new UN-backed report released on Thursday said.

World moving to green power, invests $2.9 trillion

The world is steadily moving to ‘green’ power sources as it invested $2.9 trillion in green energy sources since 2004.

Nigeria loses N63.778 trillion to oil production halt in Ogoni

Over $177.136 billion (N63.778 trillion) has been lost to the halt in crude oil production from 96 oil wells in Ogoni land in the last 25 years.

MOSOP vows to drag Shell before UN over damage of farmlands

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, Rivers State, says it will petition the United Nations yet again over alleged devastation of farmlands in Ogoni communities by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, in the course of laying new oil pipelines in the oil-rich area.

President Buhari: Political commitment needed to revive Lake Chad Basin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.

Ecologist tasks federal govt on speedy Ogoni clean-up

An ecologist, Mr Dennis Ugwuja, has appealed to the Federal Government to fast-track the clean-up of oil spill in Ogoni land, Rivers.

Federal govt restates commitment to Ogoni clean-up

The federal government has restated that its commitment to the clean up of Ogoni is unwavering.

Nigeria’s government is wicked, corrupt – Ken Saro-Wiwa’s brother

Brother to the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, Elder Harry Saro-Wiwa, has described the Nigerian government as very wicked.

Federal govt urged to use part of $1 billion insurgency fund for Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni Youth Federation, OYF, has pleaded with the Federal Government to divert part of the $1 billion approved for the fighting of insurgency in the North-East to the clean up of Ogoni devastated land.

Federal govt approves N155bn for Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road projects

The federal government has approved road projects which include Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano at the cost of N155.7 billion.

Nigeria’ll be swamped with wastes by 2020 – Oladele Osibanjo

President of Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, has said that without a waste management policy in place, the country would be swamped with wastes by 2020.

Federal govt not serious about Ogoni clean-up – Governor Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the federal government of not being serious about the clean-up of Ogoniland.

Rivers lawmaker calls for patience on 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.

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