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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.
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.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that there would be more plastic than fish by 2050 if the present trends continue.
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”.
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.
The world has invested 2.9 trillion dollars in green energy sources since 2004, a new UN-backed report released on Thursday said.
The world is steadily moving to ‘green’ power sources as it invested $2.9 trillion in green energy sources since 2004.
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.
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 Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.
An ecologist, Mr Dennis Ugwuja, has appealed to the Federal Government to fast-track the clean-up of oil spill in Ogoni land, Rivers.
The federal government has restated that its commitment to the clean up of Ogoni is unwavering.
Brother to the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, Elder Harry Saro-Wiwa, has described the Nigerian government as very wicked.
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.
The federal government has approved road projects which include Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano at the cost of N155.7 billion.
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.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the federal government of not being serious about the clean-up of Ogoniland.
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.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
The male hostel of Government Secondary School (GSS) in Gboko area of Benue state was on Wednesday gutted by fire.
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, convicted and sentenced former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, to 39 years imprisonment for money laundering.
President Buhari on Monday,on 24th Feb 2020 held a Special Consultation with Service Chiefs in State House
Zimbabwe’s stadiums have been declared unsuitable for high-profile matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), forcing sports authorities to seek an alternative venue for an upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria.
Jose Mourinho admits injury ravaged Tottenham are ‘really in trouble’ after seeing his side beaten 1-0 at home to RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.