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Nov 02, 2017

Ogoni: Still No Clean-Up of Polluted Area- Civil Society Groups Demand Change

  The article below was published by African Independent Television    At a media briefing in Abuja, the independent service delivery monitoring group, ISDMG and the centre for peace and environmental justice, CEPEJ, also raised allegations of unfulfilled promises on the take off of the maritime university, located in the region. The June 2, 2016 ground breaking ceremony by vice president...

Nov 02, 2017

Ogoni: Still No Clean-Up of Polluted Area- Civil...

Photo Courtesy of: Stakeholder Democracy 2012 @Flickr This month marks a year that Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Oisnbajo launched a ground breaking ceremony welcoming efforts for clean-up activities...

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Jun 29, 2017

Ogoni: Dutch Court to Investigate Shell’s Complicity...

Below is an article published by The Guardian:   Women bring case against Shell in the Netherlands seeking damages and public apology for state executions carried out by military court in 1995. The...

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Apr 13, 2017

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Ogu Militant Attack on ...

  Below is an article published by The Nation: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned the invasion of farmlands in Norkpo-Ogoni in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers...

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Mar 31, 2017

Ogoni: Niger Delta Clean-up “Too Slow”, Says...

  The article below was published by The Nation:   The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has expressed concern over the clean-up  of Ogoniland, saying “it...

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Mar 15, 2017

Ogoni: Remembering Human Rights Hero Ken Saro...

  Below is an article published by Information Nigeria:   Over 20 years after the execution of the environmental crusader, Ken Saro Wiwa. His life and death were a service to the Nigerian...

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Feb 28, 2017

Ogoni: MOSOP Issues Warning as Government-Owned...

The article below was published by Ogoninews: When in 1993, the Ogoni people embarked on the journey to redefine their future with a historic march involving over 300,000 people, little did they know...

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Feb 03, 2017

Ogoni: MOSOP Warns Illegal Oil Bunkering May Lead...

The article below was published by The Guardian Nigeria: The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has urged the indigenes to guard against illegal bunkering in the area. MOSOP warned that...

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Jan 20, 2017

Ogoni: MOSOP Strongly Believes in Peaceful Solution...

Below is an article published by The Tide: The umbrella organisation of the Ogoni people, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has vehemently condemned, in strong terms, threats...

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Jan 03, 2017

Ogoni: Traditional Rulers Pledge to Support MOSOP...

  Below is a press release published by Ogoni News:  The leading, apex socio-cultural organization of the Ogoni people, MOSOP and the traditional rulers of Ogoni have pledged commitment to...

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Dec 14, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Expresses Hope for Federal Government’s...

  Below is an article published by Vanguard: Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has expressed hope that the Federal Government will implement its clean-up programme for Ogoni communities...

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Dec 05, 2016

Ogoni: Tribal King Wants to Sue Shell Over Niger...

  The following article was published by The Guardian: Kind Emere was in a London court last week for the case that he hopes will allow him to sue Shell in the UK for polluting his tribal land. His...

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Nov 29, 2016

UNPO Side-event to UN Minority Forum Highlights...

  In his opening remarks, Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of UNPO, shed a light on the fact that since the independence of East Timor, the UN has failed to advance the fulfilment of the right...

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Nov 25, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Denounces Extensive Delays of Ogoniland...

  The article below is courtesy of News 24: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has slammed the delays in the implementation of the Ogoniland cleanup saying it was exacerbating...

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Nov 07, 2016

Ogoni: Activist Deplores Insufficient Indigenous...

Below is an article published by The News: Celestine Akpobari, A Globally Acclaimed Ogoni Environmental Rights Activist speaks exclusively to OKAFOR OFIEBOR in Port Harcourt, about planned implementation...

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Oct 19, 2016

Ogoni: Community Mourns Passing of Ken Saro-Wiwa...

Below is an article published by the BBC: The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed...

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Oct 12, 2016

Ogoni: Youth Leadership Council Wants Indigenous...

  The article below was published in The Nation:   A coalition of Ogoni youth leaders has demanded the appointment of an indigenous project manager for the implementation of the United Nations...

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Sep 27, 2016

Ogoni: Explosion at Shell Petroleum Facility Causes...

The article below is courtesy of Sahara Reporters A trunk line carrying crude oil in the Gio community in the Ogoniland area of Rivers State became engulfed in dark plumes of smoke and flames on Monday...

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Sep 22, 2016

Ogoni: Nigerian Military Raids in Local Area Condemned...

The article below is courtesy of the Daily Post   The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) is appalled and vehemently condemns in the strongest terms, last Sunday's (18/9/2016)...

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Aug 31, 2016

Ogoni: Clean-up Programme Should Be Used to Create...

  Below is an article published by The Whistler:  Following the launch of the Ogoni clean-up exercise in the Niger Delta region, the Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth, ERA/FOE,...

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Aug 10, 2016

Ogoni: Clean-up to be Monitored by New Coalition...

  The article below is published by All Africa Foremost environmental group - Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN) has formed a coalition with other civil society organisations...

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Aug 03, 2016

Ogoni: Biography Explores Fascinating Life of...

  Below is an article published by The Washington Post: Twenty-one years after his death at the hands of Nigeria’s last military dictatorship, environmental and political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa’s...

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Jul 27, 2016

Ogoni: Delayed Clean-up of Niger Delta Region...

  Below is an article published by The Tide: A member of the [Nigerian] House of Representatives, Chief Fred Agbedi, has expressed disappointment that months after the much publicised ground-breaking...

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Jul 11, 2016

Ogoni: Nigerian Government Not Cleaning Land as...

  Photo courtesy of Today. Below is an article published by Today:  Mr. Fred Agbedi, a House of Representatives member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State,...

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Jul 01, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Protests Against Plans for Further...

  Below is an article published by The Tide:  The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni people (MOSOP) has staged a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, over alleged plan...

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Jun 15, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Violent Attacks that Left...

  This article was published by Leadership   MOSOP, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday by its publicity secretary, Fegalo Nsuke, also alleged that several...

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Jun 06, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Leader Calls for Peaceful Dialog...

  Below is an article published by Vanguard:  Bodo (Rivers) Mr Legborsi Pyagbara, the President of Movement for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), has urged violent agitators in the Niger Delta...

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May 27, 2016

Ogoni: Council Condemns Abduction of Yeghe Community...

  Below is an article published by Vanguard Nigeria: Ogoni—Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, COTRA, has condemned the abduction of the paramount ruler of Yeghe community in Ogoniland, HRH...

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May 12, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Claims Killings Are Attempt to Stall...

  Below if an article published by Today: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) yesterday (11 May 2016) blamed the recent spate of killings in Ogoni on a plot to frustrate...

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Apr 27, 2016

Ogoni: An Ecocide in the Making?

  Below is an article by Pambazuka News. The majority of refugees come from war and conflict zones, illegitimate states, areas of natural disasters and economically weak countries. In many cases,...

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Apr 19, 2016

Ogoni: Following Violent Military Invasion, Community...

Photo courtesy of Adrian Arbib The article below was published by Vanguard   PORT HARCOURT— Ogoni women wailed, yesterday, before the House of Representatives Committee on Army, during its...

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Mar 31, 2016

Ogoni: Three Killed in Oil Pipeline Explosion,...

  Below is an article published by Deutsche Welle:  Three oil workers killed in an explosion in Nigeria's Niger Delta have become the latest victims of an oil industry plagued by corruption...

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Mar 11, 2016

Ogoni: Senate Opens Investigation on Ogoni Land...

Below is an article published by: The Nation of Nigeria The Senate Thursday opened investigation into alleged military invasion of Ogoni land, River State. Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and...

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Mar 07, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP President Calls for Speedy, Sustainable...

  Below is a press release published by MOSOP:    Honourable Minister of Environment Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed Honourable Minister of State for Environment Mr. Usman J. Ibrahim His Royal...

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Mar 04, 2016

Ogoni: Shell Repeatedly Sued Over Oil Spills

Photo courtesy of Sky News. Below is an article published by Sky News:   Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed in...

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Feb 29, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP President Condemns Brutal Crackdown...

  Below is a press release published by MOSOP:  The President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr. Legborsi Saro Pyagbara has reiterated his condemnation of the...

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Feb 25, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Outraged at Nigerian Military Pr...

  Photo courtesy of Adrian Arbib Below is an article published by News24   The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has expressed outrage at the reported invasion of Ogoni...

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Feb 11, 2016

Ogoni: Still No Real Commitment to Change by Nigerian...

  Below is an article published by Eagle Online Shortly after the November 10 hangings of 1995, Shell Oil Company setup an Ogoni re-entry department to help the company break the Ogoni resistance...

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Jan 25, 2016

Ogoni: Leaders Establish Resolution Committee...

  Below is an article published by The Tide: Ogonis have set up a committee to resolve the leadership crisis that has engulfed the umbrella body of the people, the Movement for the Survival of the...

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Jan 06, 2016

Ogoni: MOSOP Issues Ultimatum to the Governme...

  Below is an article published by Punch: The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has given the Federal Government a 30-day ultimatum to implement the recommendations of the United Nations...

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Dec 18, 2015

Dutch Court has Jurisdiction to Hear Case against...

Geert Ritsema, campaigner at Friends of the Earth: "Today's ruling is a landslide victory for environmentalists and these four brave Nigerian farmers who, for more than seven years, have had the courage...

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Dec 18, 2015

Dutch Court has Jurisdiction to Hear Case against...

Geert Ritsema, campaigner at Friends of the Earth: "Today's ruling is a landslide victory for environmentalists and these four brave Nigerian farmers who, for more than seven years, have had the courage...

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Dec 09, 2015

Ogoni: Shell Agrees on $15.5 Million Settleme...

  Below is an article published by Naija 247 News: In what is clearly a landmark settlement, multinational oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell, on Tuesday agreed to pay a settlement of $15.5 Million (N3...

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Nov 24, 2015

Ogoni: Celebration of Ken Saro-Wiwa

  Below is an article published by Daily Post: History has it that the Ogonis in Rivers state are strong advocates against oil exploration in the Niger Delta. The events that led to the agitation...

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Nov 16, 2015

Ogoni: MOSOP Vows to Continue Saro-Wiwa’s W...

THE Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has declared as successful the 20th anniversary of the death of the late Niger Delta activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and other fallen heroes of the Ogoni nation. It...

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Nov 10, 2015

Ogoni: Twenty Year Anniversary of the Execution...

Ken Saro-Wiwa was a trail-blazing Ogoni activist who saw the overwhelming damage being done to Ogoniland by Shell’s unrestrained petroleum dumping during the crude oil extraction process. In a society...

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Nov 06, 2015

Ogoni: Nigerian Customs Seize Memorial to Executed...

A memorabilia donated to the Ogoni people to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the writer and environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has been seized by the Nigeria Customs Service, the Movement...

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Oct 28, 2015

Ogoni: Assisting in the Clean-Up of Ogoniland

Below is an article published by The Tide:  Stakeholders have urged the Ogonis to unite and join hands together with the Federal Government towards the successful implementation of United Nations...

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Sep 30, 2015

Ogoni: Suffering and Damage Continue

Below is an article published by Asian Tribune:   Even as the 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Friday the 26th of September...

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Jun 09, 2015

Ogoni: Petroleum – Curse Rather than Blessi...

Below is an article published by Ogoni News Petroleum was discovered in Ogoni at Bomu (Dere) in 1958; since then an estimated US 100 billion dollars’ worth of oil has been carted away from Ogoniland,...

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May 22, 2015

Ogoni: Repression in the Ogoniland Following the...

  Below is an article published by The Independent: Repression in Ogoniland has intensified after the execution of the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight fellow Ogoni civil rights activists by the...

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Apr 21, 2015

Ogoni: UNEP Report Implementation Not Enough Says...

  Below is an article published by The Tide News Online: The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) says the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report...

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Apr 08, 2015

Ogoni: MOSOP Urges APC to Implement Electoral...

Below is an article published by The Guardian:   The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has urged President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to...

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Mar 30, 2015

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Detention and Violence of...

  Below is an article published by Ogoni News: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has called for the release of detained politicians held by the police ahead of the presidential...

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Mar 23, 2015

Ogoni: MOSOP pledges Oil Company to Stay Away

  Below is an article published by WorldStage News: The Kingdom Coordinators and Chapter Leaders Forum of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) have sent a strongly worded letter...

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Mar 13, 2015

Ogoni: Right Livelihood Award Laureates Sign Petition...

  Below is an article published by Scoop World: Twenty-five renowned experts have petitioned the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare Ogoniland an ecological disaster zone and clean up the...

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Mar 04, 2015

Ogoni: Shell Refunds 15,000 People for Excessive...

Below is an article published by allAfrica:    No fewer than 15,500 indigenes of Bodo in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State have so far received N600,000 each being the monetary compensation...

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Feb 23, 2015

Ogoni: MOSOP Rejects Take-over of Oilfields by...

  Below is an article published by The Nigerian Voice   An enlarged congress of the MOSOP Kingdom Coordinators and Chapter Leaders Forum has overwhelmingly rejected the take-over of Ogoni...

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Feb 17, 2015

Ogoni: Student Activist Killed by Unknown Gun...

  Below is an article published by Sun News Online:   Gunmen have shot dead a student unionist, Mr. Nfiri Sebastine in Bori, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. The late Sebastine...

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Feb 16, 2015

Ogoni: Groups Condemn Resumption of Oil Extra...

Below is an article published by Eagle Reporters: The group issued the warning in a press release signed by Media Assistant to the Chairman, MOSOP Kingdom Coordinators Forum, Letom Sinen made available...

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Feb 05, 2015

Ogoni: Oil Production Deal Signed with Indigenous...

  Below is an article published by This Day Live:     There are indications that oil production will soon resume in Ogoniland as the people have endorsed an indigenous firm, Belemaoil...

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Feb 02, 2015

Ogoni: CEHRD Proposes New Wave of Reparations...

Below is a report published in The Tide: The centre said that its proposal was based on the context of human rights as propounded by the United Nations in its basic principles and guidelines on reparation...

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Jan 07, 2015

Ogoni: Shell Agrees to Settlement Payment Regarding...

  Below is an article published by the BBC:   Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills. Lawyers...

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Jan 05, 2015

Ogoni: Protest for Political and Environmental...

  Below is an article published by Nigeria The Guardian:   The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has demonstrated in the streets of Port Harcourt, in Rivers State, in protest...

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Nov 27, 2014

Ogoni: Environmental Restoration of Ogoniland...

  Below is an article published by The Nigeria Guardian News: Restoration of the oil-devastated Ogoniland will begin in January next year, says the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani...

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Nov 18, 2014

Ogoni: Gaining Sympathy in the Fight with the...

Below is an article published by New Internationalist; A new wave of anger, manifesting in large protests, is sweeping through Nigeria’s Ogoni enclave. Early in the morning of 10 December 2013,...

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Nov 12, 2014

Ogoni: Boycott of 2015 Elections Unless Political...

Below is an article published by The Guardian:   The people of Ogoni in Rivers State have threatened to boycott the 2015 elections if political parties fail to choose Ogoni candidates as their flagbearers. President...

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Nov 11, 2014

UNPO Commemorates the Inspirational Ken Saro-...

This Monday, 10th November, marked 19 years to the day since nine activists in Nigeria were hanged by the government for their environmental activism and work for the rights of the Ogoni people. One of...

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Oct 30, 2014

Ogoni: Nigerian Government Sets Up Consultative...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica.com: The Federal Government has established a Multi-stakeholder Consultative Committee aimed at fast tracking the environmental restoration of Ogoni land, as...

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Oct 15, 2014

Ogoni: MOSOP Strives for Governor Position in...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: DETERMINED to ensure that an Ogoni occupies the Rivers State Government House come 2015, the people of the ethnic nationality have dedicated their governorship...

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Oct 01, 2014

Ogoni: UNEP Report Must Be Fully Implemented

Below is an article published by the Nigerian Tribune: Leaders of Ogoniland have insisted on full implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland...

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Aug 06, 2014

Ogoni: President Jonathan Condemned for Environment...

The following article is from The Nigerian Tribune. He said the document was yet to draw any serious response from government, adding that oil pollution in Ogoni environment had contaminated both surface...

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Aug 04, 2014

Ogoni: Three Years After, UNEP Recommendations...

Below is a story published by Sahara Reporters: August 4th, 2014 will make it precisely three years since the detailed report of the United Nations environmental program study on Ogoniland was submitted...

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Jul 14, 2014

Ogoni: Protest Against Delay In UN Environment...

Below is an article published by allAfrica: The Ogoni have concluded arrangements to storm Abuja to protest the delay in the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme report, UNEP, on...

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Jun 30, 2014

Ogoni: Experts Calling For Implementation Of UN...

Below is an article by Premium Times: A group of eleven award-winning experts from Africa and Switzerland are calling on the governments of Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to take action on...

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Jun 24, 2014

Ogoni: MOSOP Denounces Government Failures

Below is an article published by The Guardian Nigeria: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has blamed the failure of successive Nigerian government to enforce relevant oil industry...

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May 05, 2014

Ogoni: Diaspora In USA Demands Ogoni Governor...

Below is an article from the Nigerian Observer The United States Chapter of the Ogoni Democratic Movement (ODM) has warned the two major political parties in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress...

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Apr 08, 2014

Ogoni: Documents Reveal Extent of Shell Lobbying...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: The extent of lobbying conducted by Shell and Rio Tinto in seeking legal support from the UK government to dismiss allegations of human rights abuses has...

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Apr 04, 2014

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Mar 13, 2014

Ogoni: Protest Against Alleged Exclusion From...

Below is an article published by YallAfrica More ethnic nationalities have registered their protest with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation over alleged exclusion from the...

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Mar 04, 2014

Ogoni: Ken Saro-Wiwa Excluded From Honours Li...

Below is an article from the Nigerian Bulletin: The Ogoni people of Rivers state, Nigeria have expressed displeasure over the exclusion of the late environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa from the honours...

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Feb 13, 2014

Ogoni: UNEP Report Still Pending Implementati...

Below is an article published by the Nigerian Newspaper Leadership. The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said that the federal government is yet to begin the implementation of...

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Jan 24, 2014

Ogoni: Non-Payment Of Shell After Oil Spill Triggers...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica:   Banking activities at First Bank Area office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was disrupted on Wednesday [22 January 2014] as protesting members of Ogoni...

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Jan 14, 2014

Ogoni: Protests Over Incident With Senator Ab...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times Nigeria:  Ogoni youths on Monday [13 January 2014] disrupted commercial activities in parts of Rivers state and blocked the Eleme axis...

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Jan 06, 2014

Ogoni: Request for the Application of the UNEP...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times NG: The President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Legbosi Piagbara, on Saturday urged the Federal Government to implement the...

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Dec 18, 2013

Ogoni: Nigerian Government Ready To Clean Up ...

Below is an article published by This Day Live: Following the report of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on the degradation of Ogoniland by oil companies, the federal government is set...

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Dec 10, 2013

Ogoni: Protesting Environmental Wasteland

Below is an article published by the World Stage Group:  The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has announced plans to commence peaceful and non-violent direct mass actions to...

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Nov 29, 2013

Ogoni: Appeal To Benin President To Release Asari...

Below is an article published by Scoop. MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo says his release will lower the rising tension in West Africa MOSOP President /Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo has...

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Nov 22, 2013

Ogoni: Thousands Attend Memorial For Ken Saro...

Below is an article published by Frost Illustrated: For his defense of the environment in the oil-rich lands in Nigeria’s southern tip, Ogoni activist Ken Saro Wiwa paid the highest price on Nov....

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Nov 12, 2013

‘The Struggle Continues’: UNPO commemorates...

Oil-drilling in Ogoniland, in southern Nigeria, began in the 1950s and has over the years come to produce what the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has called an ‘ecological disaster’....

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Nov 12, 2013

Ogoni: MOSOP To Denounce Government Inaction Through...

Below is an article by ThisDayLive.com: The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said it will start a series of non-violent protests to demonstrate its disapproval of the federal government’s...

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Nov 08, 2013

Ogoni: Shell Asked To Explain What Caused Oil...

Below is an article published by the World Stage Group: The Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology on Thursday [7 November 2013] quizzed the leaderships of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)...

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Oct 29, 2013

Ogoni: Nigerian Senate Committee Demands Action...

Below is a press-release published by Allafrica.com: The attention of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology has been drawn to report of yet another oil spill in the Ogoni farming community,...

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Oct 08, 2013

Ogoni: Video Report On Niger Delta Oil Spills

Below is an article by: The Guardian. The Niger delta, home to some of the biggest oilfields in the world, is heavily polluted from five decades of living with the oil industry. In June, an explosion...

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Oct 07, 2013

UNPO General Secretary Speaks On "Raw Materials:...

On 3 October 2013, the Socialist and Democrats Group at the European Parliament held an important two-day event on raw materials and their importance for developing and developed countries. Marino Busdachin,...

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Sep 19, 2013

Ogoni: Nigerian Senator Says Ogoni Demand For...

Below is an article published by the Nigerian Tribune: The Senator representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, said the demand by the people of Ogoni ethnic nationality,...

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Sep 17, 2013

Ogoni: Oil Spill Negotiations With Shell Collapse...

Below is an article published by OgoniNews: Nigerian villagers on Friday [13 September 2013] rejected an offer of compensation from Royal Dutch Shell for damage done to their livelihoods by oil spills...

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Sep 03, 2013

Ogoni: Calls For Immortalisation Of Saro-Wiwa

Below is an article published by AllAfrica.com: If the late environmental rights activist and leader of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Ken Saro-Wiwa was alive, he would be 72 years...

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Aug 27, 2013

Ogoni: Government Fails To Implement Oil Spills...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com: More than two years after the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) released a damning report of the destruction to the ecosystem in Ogoni land...

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Aug 13, 2013

Ogoni activists protest for their environment

The marchers also gave a 90-day ultimatum to the Federal Government of Nigeria to set in motion the proper process of implementing the recommendations of the report beginning with the scraping of the Hydrocarbon...

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Aug 07, 2013

Ogoni: Nigerian Government Urged To Address Environment...

Below is an article published by All Africa: Two years after the release of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) assessment of Ogoniland, the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), an NGO, has urged the...

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Aug 05, 2013

Ogoni: Federal Government To Adopt UNEP Plan

Below is an article published by The Guardian Nigeria:   Hope for justice now seems close to fulfillment as the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Ogoni/Shell Reconciliation Panel and Catholic...

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Jul 30, 2013

Ogoni: Support Increases For Governor

Below is an article published by dailypost.com.  As the 2015 gubernatorial gathers momentum in Rivers State, a cross section of the people have endorsed the demand by the Ogoni ethnic nationality...

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Jul 26, 2013

Ogoni: Anger At Disastrous Environmental Mism...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica.com:  Environmental Rights Action, ERA and Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, have vowed to take to the streets against the Nigerian state...

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Jul 24, 2013

Ogoni: Book On Murdered Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa...

Below is an article published by Vanguard:     The Niger Delta Youth Movement, NDYM, Middle Belt Youth League, MBYL and Ogoni Solidarity Forum, OSF in collaboration with the Ogoni Economic...

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Jul 05, 2013

Ogoni: MOSOP Demands Rivers Governorship Seat

Below is an article published by This Day Live: As the political developments in Rivers State continue to unfold, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said the next governor of...

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Jul 05, 2013

Batwa: Marginalized Group In Need Of Empowerment...

Below is an article published by Daily Monitor: The 1995 Constitution (Chapter 4) clearly defines and protects the rights of the marginalised and minority groups because inclusion of the minorities in...

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Jul 02, 2013

Ogoni: Amnesty International Calls For Investigation...

Below is an article published by This Day Live: Amnesty International and the Nigerian National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills (NACGOND) last week called for an independent inquiry into the remote...

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Jun 11, 2013

Ogoni: NEITI Says Federal Government Is Crippling...

Below is an article published by Channels: The agency which has won local and international commendations for its audit of the oil and gas industry, as well as other industries in the extractive sector,...

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Jun 11, 2013

Ogoni: NEITI Says Federal Government Is Crippling...

Below is an article published by Channels: The agency which has won local and international commendations for its audit of the oil and gas industry, as well as other industries in the extractive sector,...

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Jun 07, 2013

Ogoni: Multinationals Warned To ‘Stay Clear’...

Below is an article published by Vanguard   The people of Ogoni in Rivers State, have again vowed not to allow oil explorations resume in their area until certain conditions that would address...

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May 29, 2013

Ogoni: Communities Demand Justice In Land-grabbing...

Below is an article published by OgoniNews.com: One year after 3 persons were killed and over 600 houses destroyed in Ogoniland community of Sogho, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)...

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May 29, 2013

Democracy Day For Nigeria, But Not For The Og...

Nigeria, the biggest and one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Africa, had been ruled by military junta leaders since 1983, when Muhammadu Buhari seized power from president Shugari, who had...

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Apr 18, 2013

Ogoni: US Supreme Court Dismissed Kiobel Case

Below is an article published by World Stage: The Court’s decision significantly reduces access to the U.S.courts for all survivors of human rights abuses committed abroad, a radical departure from...

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Apr 12, 2013

Ogoni: Shell Starting To Pull Out

Below is an article from AllAfrica.com:     Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, said, Wednesday [10 April], it had begun the decommissioning of its facilities in Ogoniland, Rivers...

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Apr 04, 2013

Ogoni: US Supreme Court To Deliberate Kiobel ...

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: The United States Supreme Court is poised to issue a ruling in the case of Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum. The stakes are enormous - the case will determine...

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Mar 14, 2013

Ogoni: Need For Concrete Progress For Cleanup...

Below is an article published by theafricareport Ogoniland in Nigeria shot into international glare in the early 1990s when the people peacefully demanded an end to reckless despoliation of their land...

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Mar 08, 2013

Ogoni: Ogoniland Cleanup Requires More Urgenc...

Below is an article published by The Africa Report: When the UNEP report on the assessment of the Ogoni environment was released in August 2011 the world was astounded at the level of devastation visited...

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Mar 05, 2013

Ogoni: Musical Campaign Group Against Shell's...

Below is an article published by the Huffington Post:  Protesters have always used chants and slogans as a potent method of drawing attention to pressing issues. Now a newly-formed campaign group...

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Feb 27, 2013

Ogoni: Suspicions Rise Over Resumed Unlawful Oil...

Below is an article published by Spy Ghana: Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) may be set for a serious crisis and bloodletting in Ogoni, Nigeria. Information reaching the African Cultural and Fundamental Rights...

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Feb 22, 2013

Ogoni: Opposition To Oil Production Commencem...

Below is an article published by This Day Live: Moves by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resume oil production from 30 oil fields belonging to Shell Petroleum Development and Production...

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Feb 13, 2013

Ogoni: UNEP Report Justifies Claims Against S...

Below is an article published by This Day Live:  Leaders of the Ogoni ethnic nationality have said that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) assessment report on Ogoniland has finally...

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Feb 07, 2013

Ogoni: For A Joint Review Of The UNEP Report

Below is an article published by Scoop: This is to remind UNEP that MOSOP leadership and the Ogoni people remain open to a joint review of the UNEP Environmental Assessment Report on Ogoniland first released...

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Feb 01, 2013

Ogoni: Senate Committee On Environment and Ecology...

Below is an article published by DailyPost: The Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology had met on Thursday [31January 2013] with Shell Nigeria over the lingering oil spills and environmental degradation...

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Jan 30, 2013

Court Rules Shell Partially Responsible For Oil...

Below is an article published by the BBC News: A Dutch court has ruled that a subsidiary of Shell is partially responsible for oil pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region. The court dismissed four...

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Jan 24, 2013

Ogoni: Farm Destroyed While Self-Determination...

Below is an article published by Ogoninews:   A high-risk intensive Banana plantation in Ogoniland jointly owned by Rivers State Government and the Mexican company Union De Iniciativa S.A De C.V,...

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Jan 21, 2013

Ogoni: Clean Up Has Yet To Take Place

Below is an article published by The Nigerian Guardian:   PRESIDENT of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Legbosi Pyagbara, has vowed that Ogoni people will continue to resist oil...

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Jan 09, 2013

Ogoni: Repeated Demands For Fair Share Of Oil...

Below is an article published by Codewit World News:   Oil producing communities in the Niger Delta area have asked governors of states in the region to give account of the 13 per cent derivation...

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Jan 03, 2013

Ogoni: New President of the Movement for Survival...

  Below is an article published by The Guardian of Nigeria: THE Movement for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has elected Mr. Legborsi Saro Pyagbara as its new president. Pyagbara, who until his...

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Dec 21, 2012

Ogoni: Aid Appeal For Flood Victims

Below is an article published by Codewit World News:   Ogoni in Rivers State have appealed to the Federal Government to come to the aid of victims of the recent flood disaster that submerged various...

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Dec 04, 2012

Ogoni: Security Forces Open Fire on Ogoni Com...

Below is an article published by All Voices:   ARMED security forces protecting the interest of the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major, Shell, on Friday, opened fire on a protesting Ogoni community in...

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Nov 27, 2012

Ogoni: Drinking Water Un-fit For Human Consum...

  Below is an article from NGR Guardian News: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has expressed concern over the failure of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Programme...

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Nov 12, 2012

Ogoni: Call For Implementation

Below is an article published by Vanguard:   The Ogoni have again appealed to the Federal Government to commence implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, report on the area. It...

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Nov 09, 2012

Ogoni: Maintaining Non-Violence Tradition Amidst...

Below is an article published by Scoop Independent News: Ogonis say time is running out for non-cooperative and deceptive politicians, and that they are poised to enforce their self-government. The...

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Nov 06, 2012

Ogoni: Worst Case Of Oil-Induced Violence

  Below is an article published by Ogoni News: A recent report by Bogumil Terminski of the University of Warsaw has shown that the Ogoni suffer the worst case of oil-induced violence in the world....

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Oct 31, 2012

Ogoni: Campaign Targets Dole For Supporting Shell’s...

Below is an article published by Examiner:   Dole is the target of a campaign by grassroots activist organisation Sum Of Us, to pressure the company to withdraw its support from the amicus...

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Oct 23, 2012

Ogaden: Mass Detentions Of Civilians

Below is an article published by OGADEN ONLINE:   Ethiopian troops are reported to have illegally detained unknown number of Ogaden civilians in Degabour for the last 48 hours. It is reported that...

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Oct 23, 2012

Ogoni: Experts Praise Lawsuit Against Shell In...

Below is an article published by This Day Live:   Foreign experts have described as a major landmark, the suit filed by Ogoni people against the Dutch oil company, Shell, in Netherlands last week...

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Oct 11, 2012

Ogoni: Shell Case Taken To The Dutch Court

Below is an article published by BBC: The case is being brought by four Nigerian farmers and the Dutch branch of campaigners Friends of the Earth. If their case is successful it could pave the way for...

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Oct 04, 2012

Ogoni: Senate Committee Condemns Environmental...

Below is an article published by Leadership: The Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology has decried the high level of environmental degradation caused by decades of oil spills in Ogoniland due to...

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Sep 28, 2012

Ogoni: Individual Testimonies Highlight Human-Rights...

Below is an article published by Business Day Online: Solomon Mnaa, a cassava farmer in the Ogoni region of Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta, says he was accosted near his farm by “a gang...

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Sep 24, 2012

Ogoni: Still No Environmental Cleanup By Shel...

Below is an article published by The Guardian:   Two large crude oil spills from Shell pipelines in the Niger delta four years ago have still not been cleaned up by the company despite an outcry...

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Sep 21, 2012

Ogoni: A Call To Re-Write History

Below is an article published by Ogoni News: On November 10, 1995, the Nigerian government unfairly killed 'nine' innocent Ogoni people after a military trial which denied them a right to appeal. The...

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Sep 13, 2012

Ogoni: A Call For Environmental Justice

Below is an article published by BusinessDay Nigeria: Even though Ogoni people have always supported the call for the devolution of power to local entities to reflect true federalism upon which the Nigerian...

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Sep 04, 2012

Ogoni: Calling On President To Take Action

Below is an article published by IOL News: Nigerians from a region devastated by oil spills on Monday called on the president to take action, more than a year after a United Nations report said the contamination...

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Sep 03, 2012

Ogoni: MOSOP Letter Seeks International Attention...

Below is an article published by All Voices:     Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, says kinsmen and women of Ken Saro-Wiwa, in the Rivers State axis of Southern Nigeria,...

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Aug 21, 2012

Ogoni: Youth Training On Environmental Remedi...

Below is an article published by All Africa: The Federal Government has said it would train youths of Ogoniland, Rivers State, on environmental remediation to enable them participate in the clean-up of...

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Aug 01, 2012

Ogoni: After a Year, Abuja to Start Delta Cle...

Below is an article published by Voxy: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has welcomed the Government of Nigeria's decision to proceed with a major oil contamination clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger...

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Jul 30, 2012

Ogoni: Mitigating Impacts Of Environmental Di...

Below is an article published by Vanguard: Crude oil exploration has witnessed an upward growth since the commodity was first discovered in the country in the 1950s. While it has sustained the Nigerian...

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Jul 26, 2012

Ogoni: Reaffirmation Of UNDRIP Enforcement

Below is an article published by The Nation: Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has vowed to enforce the United Nations Declaration on rights of the indigenous people of Ogoni land. The...

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Jul 24, 2012

Ogoni: New Website To Educate Youth On Human ...

Below is an article published by Ogoni News: The group, known as the HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CLUB (HURAC), is a student-led group formed in 2008 by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People during...

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Jul 23, 2012

Ogoni: Pollution Restoration Project To Start

Below is an article published by The Daily Times Nigeria: The Federal Government has set up a Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) as part of the implementation of the United Nations Environment...

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Jul 19, 2012

Ogoni: Shell Requested to Compensate Region

Below is an article published by BBC: Nigeria's oil regulator has asked industry giant Shell to pay $5bn (£3.2bn) for a spill off the country's southern coast last December. The disclosure was...

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Jul 10, 2012

Ogoni: To Tackle Security Challenges Poverty Has...

Below is an article published by The Nation: The Federal Government amnesty programme in the Niger Delta is not the solution to the problem in the region, the former President of the Movement for the...

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Jul 09, 2012

Ogoni: Taking Case To US Congress

Below is an article published by Leadership: Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said that it would make a presentation before the United States Congress on July 10, 2012 on the refusal...

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Jul 05, 2012

Ogoni: UNEP Oil Spill Report Considered

Below is an article published by This Day: The Federal Government is on the verge of implementing recommendations by a special team, which it set up last year to review the United Nations Environmental...

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Jul 02, 2012

Ogoni: Commission Condemns Lack Of Implementa...

Below is an article published by The Guardian Nigeria: The National Human Rights Commission has said that the non-implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme  (UNEP) report on the...

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May 30, 2012

Ogoni: Draft Oil Bill to Prohibit Gas Flaring

Below is an article published by Reuters: Nigeria's newly drafted oil bill, which is now close to being finalised, mandates that oil firms must stop flaring gas by the end of this year [2012], and that...

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May 09, 2012

Ogoni: President Receives Report On Oil Spill...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, said an interim report of a special review committee on the United Nations Environmental...

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May 08, 2012

Ogoni: Activists Demand the Implementation of...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com An environmental rights group, Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy and Development (FENRAD), has called on the Federal Government and the Shell...

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Apr 30, 2012

Ogoni: Shell Closes Office After Protest

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) shut down its office in Rumoumasi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as hundreds of Ogonis and environmental...

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Apr 27, 2012

Ogoni: Oil Spill Still Taints Earth Day

Below is an article published by the Daily Trust: For the last 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world on April 22 to call attention to some of our most pressing environmental and social...

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Apr 24, 2012

Ogoni: Earth Day Call For Cleanup

Below is an article published by Voice of America: A group of Nigerians in the United States marked Earth Day Sunday by calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to implement recommendations from a U.N....

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Apr 17, 2012

Ogoni: Niger Delta Heavily Polluted Through Continuous...

Below is an article published by Yale Environment 360: The Ogoniland region of Nigeria has long been badly polluted by decades of oil production that has fouled the delta and contaminated drinking water....

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Apr 11, 2012

Ogoni: Calls To Refuse Sale Of Farmland

Below is an article published by Leadership: The people of Luebe community in Khana local government area of Rivers State has appealed to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to forget about acquiring their...

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Apr 03, 2012

Ogoni: Former MOSOP Leader Calls For Concrete...

Below is an article published by Vanguard:  Former president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Ledum Mitee has called for a more concrete approach towards addressing challenges...

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Mar 26, 2012

Ogoni: Legal Action Brought To British Court

Below is an article published by BBC News: Shell has accepted responsibility for the spillage of about 4,000 barrels in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta. But Bodo community representatives say they are having...

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Mar 23, 2012

Ogoni: Oil Still Driving Problems in Niger Delta...

Below is an article published by the Daily Trust:   The Centre for Advanced Social Science (CASS), an NGO, says the Federal Government is yet to address development challenges in the Niger Delta.   Dr...

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Mar 21, 2012

Ogoni: Senate Vows To Tackle Oil Pollution

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: Senate yesterday [19 March 2012] vowed to monitor implementation of United Nations Environment Programme report on the Oil spillage in Ogoni land, just as the...

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Mar 19, 2012

UNPO Highlights Successes and Failures in Implementation...

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process established by the United Nations Human Rights Council wherein states, UN agencies, and civil society can come together and comment on a wide range of human...

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Mar 07, 2012

Ogoni: US Supreme Court To Re-Hear Corporate Responsibility...

Below is an article published by Vanguard: The US Supreme Court decided Monday [5 March 2012] to hear arguments a second time in a dispute between oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and Nigerian victims of torture. The...

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Mar 02, 2012

Ogoni: Victims Testify against Corporation

Below is an article by People’s World: It was "human rights vs. Big Oil" on Tuesday [28 February 2012], when the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from 12 Nigerian citizens, who, in a lawsuit against...

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Feb 29, 2012

Ogoni: Coalition Of NGOs And Activists Calls...

Below is an article  published by Platform London:   A global coalition of NGOs, human rights monitors, academics and analysts have joined Platform in sending a letter to the Board members...

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Feb 27, 2012

Ogoni: US Supreme Court To Hear Shell’s Corporate...

Below is an article published by the Voice of America:  The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday [28 February 2012] on whether or not corporations can be held liable for complicity in human...

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Feb 24, 2012

Ogoni: Corporations Must be Accountable for A...

Below is an article by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: The lawsuit, Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell), was brought in 2002 by 12 Nigerians who allege that the company “aided...

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Feb 15, 2012

Ogoni: Community Protests Against Land Expropriation...

Below is an article published by All Africa: The people of Luebe, Khana local government area of Rivers State, have said that no amount of intimidation would make them succumb to alleged plans by the...

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Feb 14, 2012

Ogoni: Nigerian Government Called Upon To Implement...

Below is an article published by Leadership:   Former militants in the Niger Delta region have called on the Federal Government to begin the full implementation of the recommendations of the report...

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Feb 10, 2012

Ogoni: Calls for Change to Environmental Legislation...

Below is an article published by the Daily Trust: Reacting to the recent Bonga oil spill which has poisoned hundreds of square miles of sensitive coastal wetlands, an Expert and Legal Consultant in Environmental...

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Feb 06, 2012

Ogoni: HRW World Report Highlights Ogoniland ...

Below is an article published by Leadership: The Human Right Watch (HRW) has revealed that the level of oil pollution in the Ogoni land region of Rivers State would require an initial cost of $1 billion,...

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Jan 27, 2012

Ogoni: Leader Appeals to MOSOP to End Injustice...

Below is an article by the Daily Champion: The leadership of Ogoni community in Akpor Kingdom, Port Harcourt (OCAP) have called on the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People MOSOP to fight injustice...

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Jan 25, 2012

Ogoni: Roundtable To Tackle Oil Spills

Below is an  article published by Leadership: Energy experts from around the world recently converged in Abuja to brainstorm and find lasting ways to tackle Nigeria’s oil spill challenge. Juliet...

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Jan 17, 2012

Ogoni: Roots Of Occupy Nigeria To Be Found In...

Below is an  article published by Waging Non Violence: For too many expatriate Africans living in the West, the phrase Occupied Nigeria raises scary images of U.S. or NATO warships bearing down in...

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Jan 11, 2012

Ogoni: Shell’s Atrocities Unnoticed

Below is an article published by Peoples World Last month, oil magnate Royal Dutch Shell had an industrial accident, which sent one to two million gallons of oil straight into the ocean off the coast...

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Jan 11, 2012

Ogoni: Mitee Pushes For Development

Below is an article published by Nigerian Tribune  The former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP ), Mr Ledum Mitee, has urged the Rivers State government...

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Jan 05, 2012

Ogoni: Mitee Marks Unity As Elections Near

Below is a speech released by MOSOP: In my last Ogoni Day statement on the 4th of January last year, I had said that would be my last speech as MOSOP President, as I would not be offering myself up for...

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Jan 04, 2012

Ogoni: 19th Ogoni Day Anniversary Celebration

Below is a press release published by the African Herald Express:   As we commemorate the 19th Ogoni Day Anniversary today when over 300,000 Ogonis came out en masse and non-violently challenged...

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Dec 27, 2011

Ogoni: Women’s Movements In The Niger Delta

Below is an article published by Red Pepper: The Niger Delta has been at the centre of Nigeria’s post‑independence military project from the first coup in 1966 through to the present....

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Dec 12, 2011

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Killing And Recent Kidnappings...

  Below is an article published by the Nation Online:   The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has “strongly” condemned Thursday’s [8 December 2011] killing...

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Dec 02, 2011

Ogoni: Journalists and Activists Detained Amid...

Below is an article published by Business Daily Online: The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of an ERA/FoEN staff,...

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Nov 29, 2011

Ogoni: NOSDRA Fines Oil Company For Oil Spill

Below is an article published by Vanguard National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, has fined Sterling Oil Exploration and Energy Production Company, SEEPCO Limited about N68million for...

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Nov 21, 2011

Ogoni: Affected People Excluded From Investigations...

Below is an article published by Daily Times NG:   Senator Magnus Abe has expressed shock over the exclusion of the Ogoni people from the committee set up by the Federal Government for the clean-up...

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Nov 17, 2011

Ogoni: Widows Decry Shell’s Human Rights Ab...

Below is an article published by Courthouse News Service: Three Nigerian widows say Shell Petroleum and its African subsidiaries conspired with each other and with Nigeria's military government "to violate...

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Nov 14, 2011

Ogoni: Activists Remembered

Below is an article published by Voice of America A socio-cultural group in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, or MOSOP, is commemorating the execution of...

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Nov 11, 2011

Ogoni: Amnesty Asks Shell To Pay For Clean-Up...

  Below is an article published by Reuters:   Royal Dutch Shell's failure to mop up two oil spills in the Niger Delta has caused huge suffering to locals whose fisheries and farmland were...

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Nov 10, 2011

Ogoni: Saro-Wiwa Letters Preserved for Future...

Below is an article by Independent News Media: Nigerian human rights activist executed for opposing oil exploration in his homeland took comfort from the Northern Ireland peace process, his death row...

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Nov 09, 2011

Ogoni: Non-Implementation of UNEP Report Sparks...

Below is an article published by Tribune: The placard-carrying multitude, mobilised by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and led by its president, Ledum Mitee, marched through...

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Nov 08, 2011

Ogoni: MOSOP Intensifies Call For Bori State...

Below is an article published by All Africa Speakers and participants at the 16th anniversary and 1st memorial lecture of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni martyrs have called for the support of other ethnic...

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Oct 27, 2011

Ogoni: King Files Law Suit Against Shell

Below is an article published by Discovery News: The US Supreme Court plans to consider the lawsuit in what the AFP called "a landmark case that could make companies liable for torture or genocide committed...

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Oct 19, 2011

Ogoni: US Supreme Court Decides to Hear Ogoni-Shell...

Below is an article by Voice of America: The president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People [MOSOP] said his group welcomes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a dispute between...

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Oct 18, 2011

Ogoni: US Supreme Court to Rule Against Shell...

Below is an article published by This Day Live The court said it would use the dispute filed under the 1789 U.S law, called Alien Tort Statute, to decide whether companies can be held liable in the U.S...

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Oct 13, 2011

Ogoni: UNEP Content With Air Study Despite Co...

Below is an article published by Daily Trust: The United Nations Environment Programme, which last month [date] released a report assessing the impact of oil spills in Shell's operating area in Ogoni...

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Oct 07, 2011

Ogoni: Wrongfully Accused Demand Compensation...

Below is an article by Champion Newspapers:  Twenty youths from Ogoniland in Rivers state who were arrested in 1994 over the alleged killing of four prominent Ogoni chiefs have called on the federal...

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Oct 06, 2011

Ogoni: Court Documents Reveal Military In Bed...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: Shell has never denied that its oil operations have polluted large areas of the Niger Delta – land and air. But it had resisted charges of complicity...

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Oct 03, 2011

Ogoni: Shell Oil Paid Nigerian Military to Put...

Below is an article published by The Guardian   Shell has never denied that its oil operations have polluted large areas of the Niger Delta – land and air. But it had resisted charges of complicity...

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Sep 15, 2011

Ogoni: Governors Demand Federal Action

Below is an article published by The Nation: Southsouth governors have called on the Federal Government to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland. The...

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Sep 09, 2011

Ogoni: OSF Threatens To Sue Rivers State Over...

Below is an article published by Fresh Plaza. The Ogoni Solidarity Forum has threatened to drag the Rivers State government to court for allegedly taking over lands belonging to Ogonis for a Banana plantation...

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Sep 07, 2011

Ogoni: Federal Government Advised to Declare State...

Below is an article published by Vanguard: FEDERAL Government has been told to declare a state of emergency in Ogoni area of Rivers State, with a view to tackling the health and environmental challenges...

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Aug 25, 2011

Ogoni: Scars of Oil Spills Refuse to Fade

Below is an article published by Reuters Africa: Skillfully scooping water from beneath a thick black carpet of crude, veteran Nigerian fisherman Suagelo Kpalap gives a shrug of resignation at the mention...

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Aug 24, 2011

Ogoni: Government Tackles Spillage

Below is an article published by Vanguard The report of a joint venture study by the United Nations environmental programme and the Federal Government of Nigeria recently presented to President Goodluck...

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Aug 19, 2011

Ogoni: UNEP Report Shakes Oil Companies into Discussing...

Belowis an article published by All Africa: Top oil operators in the country met yesterday in Abuja over the oil spill report submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan recently by the United Nations Environmental...

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Aug 16, 2011

Ogoni: Record Cleanup Needed in Niger Delta

Below is an article published by Agence France Presse: The air smells like poison, the creek water carpeted with crude, and the boat operator covers his nose as he steps on a jetty in a region hit by...

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Aug 15, 2011

Ogoni: Congress Resolutions on UNEP Report

A Special Ogoni Congress was called under the aegis of Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, to review recent developments in the Ogoni struggle for justice especially, the developments...

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Aug 08, 2011

Ogoni: Nigeria oil cleanup could take 30 years,...

Below is an article published by CNN. A landmark report from the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) concluded that pollution from more than 50 years of oil operations in Nigeria's Ogoniland region is more...

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Aug 05, 2011

Ogoni: Mosop Welcomes Shell’s Admittance Of...

   August 4th, 2011   Press Release   MOSOP WELCOMES SHELL’S ADMITTANCE OF LIABILITY OVER BODO OILSPILLS   The Movement for the survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)...

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Aug 05, 2011

UNEP Report Uncovers Shell’s Poisoned Legacy...

Photo of oil spill, taken during February 2010 UNPO visit to Ogoniland Below is an article published by UNPO: A landmark report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following years...

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Aug 04, 2011

Ogoni: Shell Admits Liability As UN Prepares Oil...

Below is an article publish by Reuters:  Royal Dutch Shell has agreed that a Nigerian community impacted by its oil spills can seek compensation in a British court, lawyers in the case have said,...

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Jul 20, 2011

Ogoni: Time to Take FG to Court is Now

Below is an article published by Modern Ghana:   The time has come for Ogonis and other Niger deltans to peacefully take the state and FGs to court for violating their rights to land ownership....

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Jul 18, 2011

Ogoni: Collaboration Shows Government the Need...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Worried over the growing devastation in the Niger Delta region, especially the environ-mental impact, rights activists and other concerned stakeholders...

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Jul 11, 2011

Ogoni: Ledum Mitee Urges Redesign of Oil Policies...

Below is an article published by Next: Since 1956, when crude oil was first discovered in commercial quantity in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State, it had been mixed fortunes for communities in the Niger Delta,...

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Jul 07, 2011

Ogoni: Less Hot Air and More Action – Gas Flaring...

Below is an article published by Think Africa Press: Gas flaring in the Niger Delta region highlights the environmental problems posed by resource extraction, and the failure of successive governments...

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Jun 30, 2011

Ogoni: Saro Wiwa Sculpture Finds New Home in ...

Below is an article published by Voice Online:   Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian Government in 1995 alongside eight other activists who had campaigned against the social and environmental...

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Jun 24, 2011

Ogoni: New Report on Wiwa vs. Shell

Below is an excerpt from a report published by Friends of the Earth Netherlands: Ken Saro-Wiwa (10 October 1941 – 10 November 1995) was a well-known Nigerian author and television producer. He was...

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Jun 23, 2011

Ogoni: ‘We’ll Resist Ogoni Land Grabbing...

Below is an article published by Scoop World: THE Ogoni people of Rivers State, have vowed that they will resist by all available legal means any large scale aquisition of their land for whatever project...

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Jun 21, 2011

Ogoni: Resolution Calls for Focus on Developm...

Below is the resolution in full: RESOLUTIONS OF THE OGONI CONGRESS HELD AT THE PEACE AND FREEDOM CENTRE, BORI ON THE 19TH JUNE 2011.   At a Congress of the Ogoni people held on Sunday the 19th...

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Jun 15, 2011

Ogoni: Poverty-struck in a Land of Riches

Below is an article published by Mshale: Saro Nkesi still finds it difficult to talk about the years before he finally left Nigeria. “During the period of 1993 to 1995, I was always staying in...

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Jun 03, 2011

UNPO Members Active At UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous...

  UNPO Members were well represented at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The Ahwazi Arabs, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cordillera, Crimean Tatars, Degar...

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May 13, 2011

Ogoni: Ibrahim Auta Appointed Chief Judge

Below is an article published by Nigerian Compass   The confirmation came despite stiff opposition from many of the senators, including the Chairman of the Committee on Petroleum (Upstream)who...

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May 12, 2011

Ogoni: Community Files New Law Case Against Shell...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica:  The people of Bodo in Gokana local government area of Rivers State have dragged the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to court following a recent...

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May 11, 2011

Ogoni: What Niger Delta Expects From Jonathan

  Below is an article published by AllAfrica:With the general elections over, attention should now shift to the critical issues of governance and development which in any event are the essence of...

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Apr 22, 2011

Ogoni: Ledum Mitee Welcomes Change in Nigerian...

Below is an article published by Nigerian Compass   Ahead of the inauguration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on May 29, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has called...

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Apr 20, 2011

Ogoni: Will the Election Riots Spread to the ...

Below is an article published by The Independent: Soldiers patrolled the streets, cities were under curfew and doctors counted the dead yesterday in northern Nigeria as an election trumpeted as the fairest...

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Apr 15, 2011

Nigeria’s Elections: Another Sham or a Victory...

That Alojz Peterle, the European Union’s chief election observer, spoke about a “...generally peaceful atmosphere”, when talking about an election that left hundreds of people dead, is...

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Apr 13, 2011

Ogoni: Oil and Democracy in the Niger Delta

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: With environmental damage wreaked by leaking oil pipelines, citizens of the Niger Delta have often lost out to the interests of powerful corporate bodies. In...

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Apr 05, 2011

Ogoni: MOSOP Seeks Release Of Kidnapped Reps ...

  Below is an article published by: Nigerian Compass.MOVEMENT for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has called for the unconditional release of the lawmaker representing Gokana/Khana Federal...

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Mar 17, 2011

Ogoni: Activist Challenges Presidential Candidates...

  Below is an article published by All Voices:   A frontline Ogoni and environmental rights activist, Mr. Patrick Naagbanton, has taken on the presidential candidates of political parties...

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Mar 14, 2011

Ogoni: Governorship Candidate Supports Creation...

Below is an article published by The Vanguard: Governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, has promised to support the creation of new states out of the...

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Mar 11, 2011

Ogoni: Autonomy as a First Step to Real Refor...

Below is an articlepublished by Think Africa Press: In a month’s time Nigerians go to the polls in the country’s fourth general election since democracy was re-established in 1999. As the...

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Feb 09, 2011

Ogoni: U.S. Court Declines to Hear Suit Against...

Below is an article published by allAfrica.com: A United States Appeal Court on Friday [4 February 2011] refused to entertain a lawsuit that accused Royal Dutch Shell Plc of helping Nigerian authorities...

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Feb 04, 2011

Ogoni: Shell’s Environmental and Human Rights...

Below an article published by The Guardian  Despite today's soaring profit figures, Shell remains a company under siege for its lucrative activities in Africa. At a parliamentary hearing in the...

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Jan 27, 2011

Ogoni: Shell To Blame for Environmental Disaster...

Below is an article published by Common Dreams: Environmental groups have accused oil giant Shell of abusing human rights and the environment in the Niger Delta at a Dutch parliamentary hearing. Amnesty...

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Jan 12, 2011

Ogoni: Plot to Assassinate MOSOP President

Below is an article published by All Africa: The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) yesterday said it has uncovered a plot by some politicians to assassinate its President, Mr. Ledum Mitee....

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Jan 10, 2011

Ogoni: Nonviolence Will Protect Niger Delta E...

Below is an article published by the Daily Sun: Founder/President of The Netherlands-based Hope for Niger Delta Campaign (HNDC), Comrade Sunny Ofehe, keeps the flame of the Niger Delta question aglow...

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Jan 04, 2011

Marking Ogoni Nonviolence

Below is his speech published by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People: In every era, in every clime and for every oppressed people, God always in His infinite wisdom provides an opportunity...

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Jan 03, 2011

Ogoni: “Frivolous” Spending No Solution To...

Below is an article published by the Daily Independent: Militancy in Niger Delta region did not start in a day. It is not out of place to say that the discovery of oil in 1957 in the area triggered a...

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Dec 08, 2010

Ogoni: When Will the Last Controversy Around the...

Below is an article published by The Independent: Compelling new evidence suggests the Nigerian military killed four Ogoni elders whose murders led to the execution of the playwright and activist Ken...

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Nov 26, 2010

Ogoni: Non-Violence As Means Of Seeking Redr...

    Below is an article published by The Nigerian Observer:   Mr Ledum Mitee, a lawyer, is the President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), the apex organisation...

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Nov 18, 2010

Ogoni: Nnimmo Bassey Condemns Nigerian Biofuels...

  Below is an article published by NEXT: At the time the barrel price of crude oil shot up, the world began to sing the biofuels song. Biofuels were touted as a replacement for fossil fuels and...

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Nov 12, 2010

Hundreds Attend Commemoration Of UNPO’s Executed...

  Over 700 people attended the commemorative concert “Standing Before History” on Wednesday November 10 2010, exactly 15 years after the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 other Ogoni leaders....

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Nov 08, 2010

UNPO Set to Mark 15th Anniversary of Executed...

  Below is a press release published by UNPO: In collaboration with 7 other major environmental and human rights organisations, UNPO is holding a set of events in The Hague to pay respects to...

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Nov 03, 2010

Ogoni: 15th anniversary execution of Ken Saro...

  Below is an article published by Amnesty International:   The executions alerted the world to the devastating impact of the oil industry in the Niger Delta, including how the environmental...

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Oct 29, 2010

Ogoni: Bombs, Insurgents, and Nigeria's Golden...

  Below is an article published by Relief Web:   In the weeks since the bombings, supporters of President Jonathan and his various antagonists, including former military dictator Ibrahim...

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Oct 28, 2010

Ogoni: Goodluck Nigeria

  Below is an article published by Project Syndicate:   The death last May of Umaru Yar’Adua, Nigeria’s president, upended the informal agreement between members of the ruling...

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Oct 19, 2010

Ogoni: Oronto Douglas Among World’s Influential...

Below is an article published by Next: Environmentalist and special adviser to the President on Research, documentation and Strategy, Oronto Douglas has been named among the 20 most influential writers,...

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Oct 19, 2010

Clean the Niger Delta – “We all stand before...

Saro-Wiwa was a prolific writer who used literature to challenge the status quo. He was a founding Member and President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), an organisation whose...

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Oct 15, 2010

Ogoni: The Bomb Culture

  Below is an article published by Pambazuka News:   The Willink Commission Report of 1958, which examined the fears of minorities and proposed ways to allay them in the fledgling nation,...

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Oct 01, 2010

Ogoni: Comeback for Shell in Nigeria’s Ogon...

  Below is an article published by Radio Netherlands Worldwide:   “We wouldn’t mind returning to Ogoni - if the situation is safe,” says a spokesman for Shell.  The...

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Sep 27, 2010

Ogoni: U.S. Court Denies Activists The Right To...

  Below is an article published by Workers World:   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a stunning decision in the Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum case on Sept. 17. The...

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Aug 30, 2010

Ogoni: NGOs Speak Out Against UNEP Exoneration...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica:   A United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report due for release in December (2010) which is reported to have exonerated Shell Petroleum Development...

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Aug 26, 2010

Ogoni: Netherlands Must Call Shell To Account

  Below is an article published by SP International:   Together with Labour, the Green Left, the Christian Union and the centrist D66, the SP has tabled a number of parliamentary questions...

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Aug 23, 2010

Ogoni: Is The UN A Fig Leaf For Shell?

Below is an article published by: Morning Star Online Campaigners have accused a top United Nations body of operating a "manipulative PR strategy" to absolve Royal Dutch Shell of responsibility for an...

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Aug 17, 2010

Ogoni: Niger Delta Oil Spills Have No End In...

  Below is an article published by: The Vancouver Sun Faith Brown vents her frustration toward the stream of oil lapping at the shores through poetry. The thick, tarry crude paints a gruesome picture....

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Jul 27, 2010

Ogoni: The people of Ejama Ebubu compensated for...

Below is an article published by the Nigerian Compass: On Monday, July 5, 2010, a High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to pay the people of Ejama...

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Jul 12, 2010

Ogoni: Oil Firms must Compensate the People of...

 Below is an article published by the Guardian:Grilled in Congress, shares down to £3 and forced to pledge billions of dollars in compensation, BP is paying the price for the damage it has caused...

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Jul 01, 2010

Ogoni: Oil Pollution Double Standards

 Below is an article published by CNN: But occurring over the 50 years since oil production began in the Delta, this environmental disaster has never received the attention that is now being paid...

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Jun 22, 2010

Ogoni: Will US Oil Spill Bring Attention to the...

Below is an article from the HuffingtonPost.com Oil is cheap. Despite all the taxes that are placed in every single gallon of oil we buy, it is still cheap. But when we factor in both the human and...

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Jun 17, 2010

Ogoni: Nigeria Threatens US Oil Firm with Sanctions...

  Below is an article published by France 24: Idris Musa, head of Nigeria's oil spill response agency, said the meeting was to "call the attention of ExxonMobil, for the last time, to...

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May 06, 2010

Ogoni: MOSOP Petitions UN Over Planned Military...

   Below is an article published by The Guardian: MOSOP said the project not only has serious implications for Ogoni environmental security but also has vast implications on the people's...

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May 03, 2010

Ogoni: MOSOP Mobilises for Implementation of NDTC...

  Below is an article published by Vanguard News Online : MOVEMENT for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has set up an action committee to sensitise Niger Delta communities towards ensuring...

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Apr 27, 2010

Ogoni: Renowned Author writes about Self-Determination...

   Below is article published by 234next.com:The public presentation of “When Citizens Revolt: Nigerian Elites, Big Oil and the Ogoni Struggle”, written by Ike Okonta, will hold...

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Apr 15, 2010

Ogoni: UNEP Uncovers More Spill Sites in Ogon...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica.com :Port Harcourt — More oil impacted sites have been discovered in Ogoni area by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, an international agency...

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Apr 15, 2010

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Killing of Ogoni Youth by...

The below article published by The Movement for Survival of the Ogoni People : The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, receives with utmost bitterness the shooting and killing today...

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Mar 10, 2010

Ogoni: Oil Bunkering in Ogoniland

 Below is an article published by: allAfrica.comShell, a Dutch oil major which operated over the years received a heavy blow from the people over their companies. Consequently it was chased out of...

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Mar 01, 2010

Ogoni: Ethnic Nationalities, Civil Society Query...

   Below is an article published by Vanguard: A coalition of Nigerian ethnic nationalities and the civil society groups, yesterday [February 26, 2010], in The Hague, queried the loyalty...

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Feb 18, 2010

Ogoni: ECCR Report Calls on Shell to Clean Up...

Below is an article published by ECCR:As Shell faces a lawsuit in the Netherlands over alleged oil pollution in Nigeria, a new report published today argues that the oil giant can and should take both...

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Feb 10, 2010

Ogoni: Cleaning Ogoni Land

Below is an article published by Next: Aninternational organization for minorities, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has counseled the new oil operator likely to take over the...

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Feb 04, 2010

Int’l Agency Tasks Shell on Ogoni Environment...

 Below is an article published by: VanguardSpeaking yesterday (2 February 2010) in Port Harcourt at the office of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Programme Officer of the group,...

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Feb 02, 2010

Ogoni: Unmet Vows Tied to Ebb of a Truce in N...

   Below is an article published by New York Times : A militant group’s announcement that it was ending a cease-fire in Nigeria is linked to the government’s failure to keep...

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Jan 28, 2010

Ogoni: ‘Packaging President won’t alter political...

  Below is an article published by Punch: The President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, Mr. Ledum Mitee, has said that the desperation by those he described as the hawks...

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Jan 14, 2010

Ogoni: Join Agitation for State Creation

  Below is an article published by Next:   The people of Ogoni, in Rivers State have joined the agitation for the creation of more states in Nigeria with a demand for the creation...

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Jan 12, 2010

Ogoni: Renewed Demand for Replacement of Shel...

  Below is an article published by Business Day: Still basking in a strong community-wide avowal to keep the Anglo Dutch Shell completely out of their oil-laden lands, the Ogonis have again...

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Jan 11, 2010

Ogoni: Renewed Demand for Replacement of Shel...

 Below is an article published by Business Day : Still basking in a strong community-wide avowal to keep the Anglo Dutch Shell completely out of their oil-laden lands, the Ogonis have again called...

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Jan 08, 2010

Ogoni: MOSOP Tells Government to Develop N-Delta...

   Below is an article published by Vanguard News: The Federal Government had been told to consolidate on the gains of its amnesty to repentant militants in the Niger Delta by coming up...

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Jan 06, 2010

Ogoni: Nigeria Needs to Address Its Own Probl...

Below is an article published by This Day: President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr. Ledum Mitee has said that the latest decision of the United States of America to list...

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Jan 05, 2010

Ogoni: 18th Annual Celebration

  Below is a statement made by Mr. Ledum Mitee, MOSOP and UNPO President;  When on this hallowed ground we and our forebears gathered on the 4th of January 1993, at the very first Ogoni...

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Dec 18, 2009

Ogoni: Police Confirm Amnesty Report, Sack Ogoni...

 Below is an article published by Nigerian Compass: Policemen, it was learnt, manhandled people from the affected villages, including women and children, while those who ran into the bush were chased.The...

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Dec 17, 2009

Ogoni: Agitation For State Creation

Below is an article published by The Punch: Agitators for the creation of new states from Rivers and Delta states on Tuesday occupied prime place at the second day of the public hearing on the review of...

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Dec 03, 2009

Ogoni: UN to Assess Contaminated Oil Production...

  Below is an article published by Environment News Service:An environmental assessment of the pollution left by decades of oil production in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta was jointly launched...

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Dec 01, 2009

Ogoni: UN to Assess Oil-Contaminated Region

   Below is an article published by the UN News Center: The $9.5 million assessment, which will be jointly carried out by UNEP and the Governor of Nigeria’s Rivers state following...

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Nov 13, 2009

Ogoni: Human Rights Groups Ask Shell To Leave...

 Below is an article published by Next: Two human right groups staged a peaceful protest rally yesterday in remembrance of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni people who were killed on November 10,...

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Oct 22, 2009

Ogoni: Niger Delta Leaders Disagree on 10% Oil...

 Below is an article published by Punch: Niger Delta leaders on Tuesday disagreed in their reactions to the resolve of the Federal Government to grant 10 per cent stake in the oil and gas Joint...

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Oct 21, 2009

Ogoni: Group Tasks Shell on Ogoni Clean-up

  Below is an article published by This Day Online: Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/ FoEN) has stated that the   attempts by the Federal Government to...

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Aug 21, 2009

Ogoni: Federalism, not Amnesties Are The Solution...

Below is an article published by The Guardian (Nigeria) :As the deadline given to the Niger Delta militants over the amnesty offer by the Federal Government draws close, I actually wonder if the end of...

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Aug 07, 2009

Ogoni: NGO Plans To Engage Youths in Movie In...

Below is an article published by Leadership Nigeria: A Port Harcourt-based NGO, the Ogoni Christian Project, plans to engage 5,000 Ogoni youths in the movie industry. The coordinator of the project, Mr...

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Jul 31, 2009

Ogoni: Time to Real Reconciliation

Below is an Editorial published by The Guardian Nigeria :Whichever way history may treat the Ogoni non-violence struggle, spear headed by the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) against environmental...

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Jul 24, 2009

Ogoni: Bill of Right as a Solution to Niger Delta...

Below is an article publish by the Vanguard The Movement Against Corruption in Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to adopt the principle of Ogoni Bill of Right and the Kaiama Declaration to resolve...

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Jun 22, 2009

Ogoni: MOSOP Petitions Police Over Members Ar...

   Below is an article published by This Day Online News: Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People  (MO-SOP) has petitioned the Rivers State Commissioner of Police over arrest...

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Jun 11, 2009

Ogoni: MOSOP Welcomes Settlement

   Below is a press release  published by MOSOP: The Movement for the survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) welcomes the news of the agreement by Shell to compensate families of some...

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Jun 10, 2009

Congratulatory Letter Regarding the Settlement...

The Hague, 10 June 2009On behalf of the members of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), I would like to congratulate the families of the nine human rights activists whose fight for...

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Jun 09, 2009

Ogoni: Shell Settles Ogoni Saro-Wiwa Case

 Below is an article published by BBC News : Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a $15.5m (£9.7m) out-of-court settlement in a case accusing it of complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria.It was...

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Jun 05, 2009

Ogoni: Shell vs Saro-Wiwa Trial Delayed Again

  Below is an article published by Voice of America : More than 13 years after Nigeria executed writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others, a U.S. civil trial of the Shell Oil Company...

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Jun 02, 2009

Ogoni: New Delay Hits Shell Rights Suit

  Below is an article published by The Straits Times: The conference was announced last week [May 2009] following the decision by the presiding judge in the US Southern District Court in New...

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May 28, 2009

Turn The Heat Up On Shell

 On what was supposed to mark the start of the Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Shell trial in New York City, over a hundred people showed up in front of the courthouse to bring attention to this historic case. ...

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May 11, 2009

Ogoni: Shell Pressed on Nigerian Practices

  Below is an article published by One World:As Shell prepares to stand trial for complicity in the murder of nine activists who opposed the oil giant's environmental and health impact on...

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May 07, 2009

Ogoni: Shell Faces Trial

  Below is an article published by Bloomberg Press: A group of Nigerians suing Royal Dutch Shell Plc over government attacks and killings in their country will try to do the unprecedented --...

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Apr 28, 2009

Ogoni: Ken Saro-Wiwa Remembered

  Below is an article published by The Huffington Post : On April 20th [2009], seven outstanding environmental leaders were awarded the 2009 Goldman Prize - the "Nobel Prize of the environmental...

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Apr 20, 2009

Ogoni: President Approves Clean-Up

   Below is an article published by Punch:President Umaru Yar’Adua, on Thursday [16 April 2009], approved the immediate commencement of the technical study of all the locations affected...

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Apr 20, 2009

Ogoni: MOSOP Elect New President

   Below is a Press Release from MSOP:OGONI, Oil and Gas rich indigenous people in southern Nigeria elects new MOSOP President/SpokesmanIn Nigeria, MOSOP [Movement for the Survival of the...

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Apr 20, 2009

Ogoni: OSF Publishes Magazine

    Below is an article written by UNPO:The Ogoni Solidarity Forum, a group of Ogoni refugees and émigrés living in Cape Town, South Africa, has released their Winter/Spring...

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Apr 14, 2009

Ogoni: Criticism at lack of representation in...

   Below is a statement issued by: Punch  The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has protested the absence of its people in key positions in federal agencies. President...

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Apr 06, 2009

Ogoni: Delta problem must be addressed

 Below is an article published by: Vanguard Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and the President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) Mr. Ledum Mitee have said that Nigeria...

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Mar 18, 2009

EES Week 6: Curse of the Black Gold

  By Andrew Swan       Summer in Port Harcourt, the capital of Nigeria’s Rivers State, is a sticky, sweaty season.  Humidity reaches almost ninety per cent and the...

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Feb 20, 2009

Ogoni: Shell Denied Involvement In Ogoni Crisis...

     Below is an article published by: Vanguard Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has said it was not in any way involved in the reported crisis in K-Dere community in Ogoni...

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Feb 04, 2009

Ogoni: Shell to Remain ‘Silent Partner’

  Below is an article published by: The Punch Oil major, Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, will continue operating in Ogoniland in Rivers State as a “silent” partner to...

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Jan 26, 2009

Ogoni: Protest Against Shell To Return

  Below is an article published by: Daily Sun The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has protested alleged moves by oil giants, Shell, to return to Ogoniland despite the Federal...

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Jan 13, 2009

Ogoni: Gas Flaring Continues Despite Damage Caused...

  Below is an article published by the BBC: The latest deadline set by the Nigerian government to stop flaring natural gas from oil wells in the Niger Delta has passed without stopping the...

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Jan 07, 2009

Ogoni: Oil Exploration May Resume

 Below is an article published by AllAfrica.com: Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has advocated for oil companies to be allowed to resume exploration activities in Ogoni land after years...

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Jan 05, 2009

Ogoni: UNPO GA President Calls for Fairness

   Below is an article published by The Punch: A former Director-General of the defunct Nigeria Security Organisation, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, and the Chairman of the Niger Delta Technical Committee,...

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Dec 19, 2008

UPR: Nigeria Rights Violations Exposed by UNP...

  Findings from a UNPO report have been included in the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nigeria.The UPR uses submissions from a variety of civil society members,...

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Dec 16, 2008

Ogoni: Oil Companies Face Trial

  Below is an article published by Indystar.com: If IkpoBari Senewo had not been conducting an exam for his secondary school students in the Niger Delta village of Bane one afternoon in May...

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Dec 15, 2008

Ogoni: Tensions Simmer

  Below is an article published by The Daily Triumph: Reuben Onyewikpe Loveday, a farmer in the depressed swamplands of the Niger River Delta, nostalgically remembers the days when he could make...

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Dec 03, 2008

Ogoni: Soldiers Sack Ogoni Community

    Below is an article published by Scoop World. Soldiers suspected to be operatives of the Joint military Task Force (JTF) in the early hours of Tuesday, December 2 [2008], allegedly...

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Nov 17, 2008

Ogoni: Mittee Urges Discussion

   Below is an article published by allafrica.com: Aso Rock has been notified that the choice of an oil firm to succeed Shell in Ogoni would be a joint decision between the government...

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Nov 12, 2008

Ogoni: Activists Rename Street After Victim of...

Below is an article published by Indymedia UK Surprisingly, many streets in Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, are still named after heroes of monarchy and colonialism. Adelaide Road, which is...

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Oct 20, 2008

Ogoni:Interview with Ledum Mitee

  Below is an article published by the Vanguard:Mr Ledum Mittee is the chairman of the Niger Delta Technical Committee charged with reviewing reports on the region with a view to coming out with...

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Oct 16, 2008

Shell to Go to Trial for Complicity in Death of...

Below is an article written by Earth Rights International:  Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York set a trial date of February 9, 2009 for a human rights...

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Oct 10, 2008

Ogoni: Shell to Face US Court

  Below is an article published by USA Today:Victims of the Nigerian government's violent 1990s-era crackdown on residents of oil-rich lands where Royal Dutch Shell had drilling operations...

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Sep 27, 2008

Ogoni: Committee to Advise Federal Government

Three weeks after its inauguration by Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan, the Niger Delta Technical Committee will next week commence its plenary session in Abuja.  The committee, headed by Mr....

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Sep 19, 2008

Ogoni: Life after Shell

Below is a press release published by International Crisis Group: The peace process in Ogoni land – a major test for efforts to bring stability to the oil-rich Niger Delta – is likely...

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Sep 16, 2008

Ogoni: Shell and the Development of Nigeria

 Below is an article published by Vanguard : I have read The Guardian interview with the Managing Director of Shell, Nigeria [1 September 2008] with dread and misgivings.  It would be disingenuous...

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Sep 13, 2008

Ogoni: Why We Created N’Delta Ministry

Below is an article published by: This Day Online, African views on local news President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua yesterday shed more light on the Ministry of Niger Delta, which he established two days...

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Sep 12, 2008

Ogoni: “We'll Set Targets For Government”

Below is an article published by The Vanguard :Chairman of the Technical Committee on the Review of Niger Delta Reports, Mr. Ledum Mitee, has said his committee will come out with a report setting clear,...

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Sep 06, 2008

Nigeria: September News and Analysis from Niger...

London-based Stakeholder Democracy Network has published its September 2008 report on the Niger Delta. The report discusses the latest security situation, news of arrests and kidnappings, and analysis...

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Aug 12, 2008

Ogoni: Fresh Start for Nigerian Oil Activists?...

Below is an article published by BBC News:Cherie Kanaan's family live only yards away from an oil well in Ogoniland in the heart of Nigeria's troubled Niger Delta.For the past 13 years, no oil...

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Jul 09, 2008

Ogoni: Footballer’s Brother Kidnapped

With the police admitting no clues yet on the kidnapping of the elder brother of Nigerian football star Joseph Yobo, his family has appealed to the kidnappers to free their son unharmed. A spokesman for...

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Jul 07, 2008

Ogoniland: We’ve not been asked to leave - ...

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), whose activities in Ogoniland in Rivers State have been in abeyance for the past 15 years, thus prompting the Federal Government to...

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Jul 03, 2008

Ogoni: Peace Summit Rejected

Below is an article published by afrol News: The Nigerian government's plan to bolster peace in the conflict-plagued region of the Niger Delta has failed with South-South leaders rejecting talks...

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Jun 18, 2008

Ogoni: Oil Companies Eager to enter Ogoniland

Russian oil giant, Gazprom, is among several foreign companies jostling to replace Royal Dutch Shell in Ogoniland following Federal Government's decision to award the oil fields to another company. Thisday...

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Jun 12, 2008

Shell Out of Ogoniland

 In a statement released by Ledum Mitee, President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni people (MOSOP), and President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), he welcomes...

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Jun 10, 2008

Ogoni: Nigeria Ousts Shell

His Excellency, President Musa Yar Adua President, Federal Republic of Nigeria Aso Rock, Abuja Through: His Excellency, Rt. Hon Chibuike Amaechi Executive Governor, Rivers State Government House,...

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Jun 05, 2008

Ogoni: MOSOP Applauds Federal Government Deci...

 MOSOP PRESS STATEMENT ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON SHELL ACTIVITIES IN OGONI The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has today commended the Federal Government’s...

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Jun 05, 2008

Ogoni: One Polluter Out Next Polluter In

Oil fields abandoned by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's Ogoniland in the Niger Delta 15 years ago will be given to oil company this year, President Umaru Yar'Adua said on Wednesday [4 June 2008]. Shell...

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May 31, 2008

Ogoni: MOSOP Calls For Prosecutions Over Gas ...

Below is an article published by The Tide: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has called on the federal government to prosecute oil companies for the deaths and health hazards...

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May 21, 2008

Ogoni: Location of Oilfield in Dispute

Below is an article published by the Nigerian Tribune: A statement by the spokesman of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Mr. Precious Okolobo, on Rhythm...

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Apr 23, 2008

Ogoni: Reports of Shell Moving in on Ogoni Oil...

Below is an article published by the Nigerian Tribune: The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has raised the alarm over moves of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to return...

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Apr 14, 2008

Ogoni: Education Must Get More Federal Attent...

Below is an article published by the Tide Online: The Ogoni Kingdom in Rivers State on Wednesday [9 April 2008] called for an urgent intervention by the Federal Government in the educational system...

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Mar 31, 2008

Ogoni: Shell Arrogantly Returns to Ogoniland

Below is an article written by Biola Azeez published by Tribune: In the past few days, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Ogoni face-off reappeared in the media with accusations...

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Mar 31, 2008

Ogoni: Shell Arrogantly Returns to Ogoniland

Below is an article written by Biola Azeez published by Tribune: In the past few days, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Ogoni face-off reappeared in the media with accusations...

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Mar 19, 2008

Ogoni: The Rewards of Nonviolence

The Ogoni model of political protest and engagement is being held up as a model for all in Nigeria’s restless River Delta region. Below is an article published by The Tide Online: A former member...

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Feb 28, 2008

Ogoni: A Deadline Slips and the Flaring Cont...

Gas flaring in the Niger Delta continues despite a 1 January 2008 moratorium, but can the environment stands any more delays? Below is an article written by Sam Olukoya and published by Terraviva Africa: Gas...

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Feb 25, 2008

Ogoni: Is A New Bank The Answer to Delta Woe...

Calls have been renewed for a development bank for oil revenues – but will it be a break from its corrupt predecessors? Below is an article written by Chioma Gabriel of the Vanguard: Senator David...

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Feb 18, 2008

Ogoni: MOSOP President Honored

UNPO General Assembly President and MOSOP President, Mr Ledum Mitee has been honored with membership of the Order of the Niger. Below is an article published by Lucky Nwankwere of the Sun News: Senate...

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Feb 14, 2008

Shell Continue Harassment of The Ogoni In The...

Following a story first reported on this website earlier this week, UNPO President Ledum Mitee of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) comments on the situation in Ogoniland. Below...

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Feb 12, 2008

Ogoni: Nonviolent Protest March Against Shel...

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) staged a non-violent protest march against Shell’s activities and the environmental destruction of Ogoniland after yet another oil spill...

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Feb 08, 2008

Ogoni: Oil Pollution Still Blights Niger Delt...

As local people struggle to contain oil pollution, Bari-Karap Moi of Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) questions the aptitude of contractors used by the oil companies. Below is an...

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Feb 06, 2008

Ogoni: Nonviolence Reiterated After Statement...

MOSOP has had to reiterate its firm historic adherence to nonviolence following erroneous statements from the Rivers State military. Below is an article published by the Tide Online: The Chairman of...

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Feb 05, 2008

Ogoni: Changing Attitude of Oil Companies

Oil companies should engage in a more sustainable form of development that would moreover improve the livelihood of the Ogoni people in the impoverished Niger Delta. Below is an article written by Ejiofor...

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Jan 16, 2008

Ogoni: In the Shadow of a Saint

In a recent episode of Witness, the life, work, and legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa is documented from the unique viewpoint of his son. Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: In the early 1990s, the little-known,...

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Jan 11, 2008

Ogoni: Gas-flaring To Halt In Niger Delta

A landmark ruling should alleviate some of the environmental degradation that has decimated the Niger Delta over recent decades. Below is an article written by Jim Lobe and published by the Inter Press...

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Jan 10, 2008

Ogoni: Reiterate Adherence to Non-Violence

Speaking at an event marking Ogoni Day 2008, the Ogoni won praise for their continued commitment to non-violence.  This has been in the face of almost two decades of intractability on the part of...

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Jan 08, 2008

Ogoni: MOSOP Marks Ogoni Day

Amid prayer and fasting, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) reiterated its non-violent mission to achieve federal self-determination for the Ogoni people. Below is an article published...

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Dec 12, 2007

Ogoni: Protest at Shell Headquarters

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) marched to Shell Headquarters for the first time in three years opposing the abuses of the oil company in Ogoniland. Below is an excerpt press released...

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Dec 03, 2007

Ogoni: Plagued by Black Gold

The oil resource region of Niger Delta is baring the consequences of its rich grounds as the situation is profiting the government and causing further environmental damages to the already impoverished...

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Nov 12, 2007

Ogoni: 12 Years On, Saro-Wiwa Still Remember...

Executed 12 years ago by the Nigerian state, the legacy of environmental and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa lives on amongst the Ogoni people.  Below is an article published by The Tide: Twelve...

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Nov 06, 2007

Ogoni: UN To Investigate Oil Pollution

The UN has announced its intention to send a team to assess the extent of the damage caused by oil exploration and production in Ogoniland that had been conducted in the second half of the 20th century...

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Sep 12, 2007

Ogoni: Anita Roddick Remembered

Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and long-time Ogoni activist, especially on the case of Ken Saro-Wiwa, is remembered by Ledum Mitee on behalf of the Ogoni people. Below is a statement published...

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Jul 06, 2007

Ogoni: The Delta’s Deteriorating Situation

As the abduction of a British toddler brings media attention to the Niger Delta crisis, Ogoni leader and UNPO president L. Mitee calls for action to deal with the region’s deteriorating situation. Below...

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May 28, 2007

Ogoni: Still No Compensation

As talks resume between Shell and the Nigerian government planning for oil production in Ogoniland, the Ogoni remain excluded from negotiations and frustrated in their calls for compensation. Below are...

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May 28, 2007

Ogoni: Nigeria Opposes Indigenous Rights Dec...

Nigeria has opposed the draft UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, citing concerns about its implications for the rights of its many  indigenous populations.  Below is an article...

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May 10, 2007

Ogoni: Shell Optimistic on Return to Ogonila...

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is "cautiously optimistic" over its chances to reconcile with locals and return to Ogoniland in Nigeria, Shell Nigeria's chairman said in its annual sustainability report. Below...

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Apr 27, 2007

Ogoni: Politicians Urge Peace

Following disappointing and flawed regional elections, politicians have urged a commitment to peace from all political actors in River State. Below is an article published by The Tide Online: Against...

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Apr 25, 2007

Ogoni: UNEP to Begin Clean Up Operations

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is preparing for its massive clean up operation in the Niger Delta. Reports suggest that the Ogoni are satisfied with the plans for phase one. Below is...

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Apr 23, 2007

Ogoni: Support for UNPO Earth Day Celebratio...

The Hague, 23 April 2007 - On Saturday 21 April 2007 UNPO marked its annual celebration of Earth Day with a colourful information stand in the centre of The Hague. The event was an opportunity to inform...

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Apr 20, 2007

Ogoni: No Oil Benefits for Locals

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: Billions of dollars of oil money are wasted every year in Nigeria due to fires, spillage, robbery and corruption. Nigeria's anti-corruption agency estimates...

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Apr 16, 2007

Ogoni: Corrupt Institutions in Nigeria

Below is an article published by Vanguard: Being a statement jointly issued by Prof. Wole Soyinka - Democratic Front for a Peoples Federation (DFPF), Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu - All Progressive...

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Mar 23, 2007

Ogoni: Environmental Concerns Highlighted

Below is an extract from a written statement submitted to the Fourth Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by the International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic,...

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Mar 07, 2007

Ogoni: Interview with UNPO President

Below are excerpts from an interview with UNPO President Ledum Mitee published by Vanguard. OGONI is an oil rich community in the Niger Delta. The area has been struggling for improved living standard...

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Mar 06, 2007

Ogoni: Oil Exploitation in the Niger Delta

Below is press release, published by Emory University Invited lecturer Ledum Mitee President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO – The Hague) and President of the Movement...

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Jan 26, 2007

Ogoni: Community Members Awarded

Below is an article published by The Tide Online: A non-governmental organisation involved in community development and human capital investment in Ogoni land, Bonnadum Foundation, has honoured 24 distinguished...

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Jan 15, 2007

Ogoni: Model for Social Action

(…) One of the most inspiring recent examples of social change has been the recent victory of the Ogoni women of Nigeria against the petrol multinational Shell. The extraction of oil usually involves...

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Jan 10, 2007

Ogoni: A Deprived Community

Below is an extract from an article written by Dum-ale Tanee, the regional coordinator of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) in Kansas City, and published in the Nigerian Tribune; It...

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Jan 09, 2007

Ogoni: MOSOP Will Continue Dialogue, President...

Movement for the Survival of Ogoni (MOSOP) President, Mr Ledum Mitee, has said they will continue to embrace dialogue in the struggle to ensure a clean environment and better welfare. Mitee, who spoke...

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Jan 08, 2007

Ogoni: Buhari Pledges to Address Niger-Delta...

The All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) Presidential Candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has promised to address the neglect and marginalization of oil-producing communities of the Niger-Delta. Buhari,...

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Jan 08, 2007

Ogoni: MOSOP to Resume Protest in February

Following federal government's failure to practically address issues facing the Ogoni people in Rivers state, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) is set to resume active agitation...

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Dec 19, 2006

Ogoni: Paying the Price for Resistance

OKERENKOKO, Nigeria -- This riverside village along remote creeks of the Niger Delta is a base for a violent insurgency that has forced a 20 percent to 25 percent cut in Nigeria's oil output - the fifth-biggest...

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Dec 07, 2006

UNPO President Addresses Conference on “Democracy...

Statement by Mr. Ledum Mitee, President of UNPO   Democracy Promotion: Initiatives for Institutional Reform Inside And Outside The European Union European Parliament, Brussels 6 – 7...

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Nov 28, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Decries Killings in Rivers

Below is an article published on the Vanguard Website: Port Harcourt—Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has urged youths in the region to shun monetary inducement from politicians to indulge...

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Nov 15, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Advises on Non-Violence

Port Harcourt— OGONI have been told to maintain their non-violent in their struggle for a better society. National president, Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, (MOSOP) Mr. Ledum Mitee who...

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Nov 13, 2006

Statement by Ledum Mitee, On Ogoni Heroes’...

STATEMENT BY LEDUM MITEE, MOSOP PRESIDENT, ON OGONI HEROES’ DAY, 10TH NOVEMBER 2006 On this day for several years we have been commemorating the fall of the Ogoni 13 whose lives were lost in a struggle...

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Nov 06, 2006

Ogoni: UN Team Assesses Oil Spills in Niger ...

A team of oil spill experts from the United Nations Environment Program is in Ogoni, southern Nigeria, to assess the impact of oil pollution on the region.  The visit comes at a time of new revelations...

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Nov 03, 2006

Ogoni: Kukah Expressed Gratitude for Confidence...

The presidential facilitator of the Ogoni Peace Process, Rev. Fr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has expressed gratitude to the people of Ogoni for the confidence reposed in him. Rev. Fr. Kukah stated this at...

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Nov 02, 2006

Ogoni: UN team: No Going Back on Clean-up

The United Nations Regional Director in charge of Africa, Dr Sekou Toure, says the visiting technical team of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) saddled with the responsibility of cleaning...

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Nov 01, 2006

Ogoni: UNPO VIII GA Adopts Resolution on Situation...

A central component of the VIII UNPO General Assembly, held this year in Taipei, Taiwan, from 27 – 29 October, was to facilitate the discussion of specific problems facing UNPO Members, as well as...

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Oct 31, 2006

Ogoni: UN Environment Experts to Explore Ogoni...

Officials of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) would arrive in Ogoniland today for a five-day exploration of the environmental situation of the area. The visit of UNEP is in response to...

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Oct 30, 2006

Ogoni: Shell to Extinguish Fire

Abuka- Shell arrived in Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta Saturday to extinguish a fire burning at its wellhead in Yorla since August 14 and not to resume oil production, a statment said. Shell vacated...

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Oct 26, 2006

Ogoni: Niger Delta Bears Brunt after Fifty Years...

Up to 1.5 million tons of oil, 50 times the pollution unleashed in the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster, has been spilt in the ecologically precious Niger Delta over the past 50 years, it was revealed yesterday....

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Oct 23, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Alerts of Plot

Below is a press release issued by the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP): As Ogonis prepare to mark the anniversary of some of their heroes who were executed on 10th of November 1995,...

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Oct 18, 2006

Ogoni: Another Oil Firm Wanted

OGONI in Rivers State have called on the Federal Government to initiate a process for another oil firm other than Shell to begin oil exploration activities in their areas. A statement issued on the platform...

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Sep 29, 2006

Ogoni: Shell Assures on Yorla Well Fire

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has reassured the neighbouring Ogoni communities, the Rivers State Government and the general public that it was doing everything possible to put...

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Sep 27, 2006

Ogoni: Oil Well Fire Rages in, 42 Days After

Forty-two days after a fire outbreak on the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Yorla Well-13, it has not abated despite dire consequences for the people and the environment. Vanguard found...

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Aug 22, 2006

Ogoni:Educate Masses on Need for Good Leadership,...

Youths in Ogoni Kingdom have been told to educate the masses on the need to elect quality leaders into position of authority in the next political era. This advice was given in Port Harcourt by a Commissioner...

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Aug 21, 2006

Ogoni: Julius Berger Pulls Out of Niger Delta

The nation's leading construction firm, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has commenced its exit from the Niger Delta area following the kidnap of one of its expatriate staff by militant youths operating in the...

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Aug 18, 2006

Ogoni: Shell

Fire has broken out on Yorla Well Head 13, belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Kpean community of Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State. Contacted, the Movement for the Survival...

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Aug 13, 2006

Ogoni: Oral Intervention at the Working Group...

At the 12th Session of the Working Group on Minorities, MOSOP highlights the situation for the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, calls for a conditional moratorium on oil production and UNHCR...

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Aug 12, 2006

Ogoni: Declaration by Representatives of Oil...

On 9 August 2006 a number of representatives from oil-bearing communities gathered to outline strategies and issued a common declaration, pledging to use peaceful means to defend and protect rights to...

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Aug 10, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Mobilises Against Oil Companies

The MOSOP President, Mr. Ledum Mitte, said on Wednesday in Port Harcourt while addressing a gathering of oil-bearing communities in Rivers State to mark the occasion of the World Indigenous Peoples Day...

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Aug 07, 2006

Ogoni: Oral Intervention on the Human Rights...

Legborsi Saro Pyagbara from the the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), presented a statement on the Human Rights Situation of the Ogoni, Member of UNPO, at the UNWGIP in Geneva. Sub-Commission...

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Aug 02, 2006

Ogoni: Of Oil, Presidency and Niger Delta

By PROF. TUNDE BABAWALE Oil has brought mixed blessings to Nigeria. For the majority ethnic groups, especially those living in the urban areas, oil has brought about unparalleled prosperity and increased...

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Jul 19, 2006

Ogoni: Shell To Clean Up Oil Spills in Ogoni...

President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) would be involved in the cleaning of oil polluted sites in Ogoni land in Rivers State. Speaking during a courtesy...

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Jul 17, 2006

Ogoni: Spate of Bombings Worries MOSOP

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has expressed concern over the spate of bomb attacks on residences of political office holders in Rivers State, warning that it would be difficult...

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Jul 07, 2006

Ogoni: Saro-Wiwa Takes Up Hanged Father

A decade after Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged by Nigeria's military junta during his struggle for the rights of the Ogoni people, his son says he is ready to take up his father's legacy - in the heart of government. Ken...

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Jul 05, 2006

Ogoni: Mosop Flays Insecurity in Rivers Stat...

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has flayed the rising insecurity in Rivers State and accused the security agencies of lacking the will to check crime and criminal activities. The...

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Jun 29, 2006

Title: Ogoni: Environmental Crises in Niger ...

Since 1956 when oil was first discovered at Oloibiri, the community and indeed the entire Niger-Delta region have been exposed to several forms of environmental abuse. Their concerns, as articulated...

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Apr 18, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Current Provocative Actions...

Press Release, 14 April 2006 - Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). MOSOP today reacted by strongly condemning current actions of Shell in Ogoni, which are undoubtedly aimed...

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Apr 07, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Violent Agitation

Leader of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Ledum Mitee, has said violence is not ideal in agitation for peoples rights. Mitee said in Port Harcourt, that violence was not...

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Apr 06, 2006

Ogoni: Oil Spill Upsets The Ogoni People

A minority rights group fighting environmental pollution in Nigeria's delta region on Wednesday reported an oil spill from a damaged pipeline owned by Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell. ...

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Mar 31, 2006

Ogoni: Another Oil Spill in Ogoniland

As the Federal Government continues to perfect moves for the return of Anglo Dutch oil giant, Shell, to Ogoniland in Rivers State, to resume oil exploitation activities, an oil spill from one of...

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Mar 22, 2006

Ogoni: The Niger Delta Crisis

Extract from article written by Fubara Miebaka Collins,Port Harcourt. The Niger Delta covers about 70,000 square kilometer and accounts for 7.5 per cent of total land mass in Nigeria, which extends...

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Mar 21, 2006

Ogoni: Federal Government Deploy Troops in Oil-Rich...

On 11 March the Federal Government began a massive deployment of troops in the troubled oil-rich city of Warri, suggesting that negotiations between the government and the Niger Delta youth militants,...

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Feb 07, 2006

Ogoni: MOSOP Wants Ogoni Literature Restored in...

Movement for Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has re-opened the battle to save its language from extinction and has called on the Rivers State Government to restore Ogoni literature in their...

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Jan 27, 2006

Ogoni: Shell Revamps 36 Ogoni Oil Spill Sites

Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), says it has completed remediation work in 36 oil spill sites out of 87 such sites identified in Ogoniland, Rivers State. Shell...

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Jan 20, 2006

Ogoni: Death Toll from Attack on Nigerian Shell...

A total of 13 persons were confirmed dead Wednesday from Sunday's attack on the Shell Petroleum Development Company's 'Benisede' flow station in Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta. A doctor at...

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Jan 18, 2006

Ogoni: Nigeria Attacks Force Shell Out

Various factions in Nigeria were close to achieving their aim of paralyzing oil production in the Niger Delta after Shell made a partial evacuation of 326 oil workers yesterday following attacks...

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Jan 16, 2006

Ogoni: Shell Evacuates Nigeria Workers

Shell has withdrawn about 330 workers from four sites in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria following a gunboat attack. Gunmen fought Nigerian soldiers on Sunday as they overran the Benisede pumping...

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Jan 06, 2006

Ogoni: Remarks on Reconciliation by Ledum Mit...

President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Ledum Mitee has warned that the ongoing reconciliation efforts by the Federal Government between Ogoni and Shell can only be...

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Jan 05, 2006

Ogoni: Rivers State Government Earmarks N2bn for...

Rivers State Government said it has earmarked N2 billion worth of projects for the four Local Government Areas of Ogoniland. This came as the Federal Government Reconcilator, Rev Father Mathew Kukah...

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Dec 31, 2005

Ogoni: Ogonis to Position for Reconciliation

The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Ogoni/Shell Reconciliation, Rev Fr Matthew Kukah, has called on the people of Ogoni to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the reconciliation...

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Dec 28, 2005

Ogoni: Kagote Comes Alive After 12 Years

A socio-cultural organisation in Ogoniland, “Kagote”, which gave birth to the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) held its first annual convention yesterday after 12 years. ...

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Dec 23, 2005

Ogoni: Oil Companies and the Niger Delta

Government has reaped an estimated US$280 billion from oil in the past 30 years; the Delta communities have seen precious little of the revenue. But analysts say the average Nigerian has little...

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Dec 16, 2005

Ogoni: Niger Delta Would Not Back Down on 2007...

Non-violent campaigner, Von Kemedy, has said that last Friday’s impeachment of the Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, will neither intimidate the Ijaw people nor the Niger...

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Nov 17, 2005

Ogoni: Interview with the Son of Ken Saro-Wiw...

Interview Ken Wiwa In the name of my father Ten years ago the writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian government. In this moving memoir, his son Ken Wiwa talks about ...

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Nov 16, 2005

Ogoni: Judge Orders Gas Flaring to Stop Immed...

In a breakthrough for environmental and human rights activists, a federal high court judge in Nigeria has ruled that gas flaring in the Niger Delta violates the rights to life, health and dignity...

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Nov 14, 2005

Ogoni: UNPO General Secretary Marino Busdachin...

Former African Secretary of the British Council of Churches and Methodist Church, Rev. Brian Brown, has warned the Ogoni people against any form of despair in their struggle for resource control....

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Nov 10, 2005

Ogoni: See Rare Peace Chance in Nigeria Oil D...

Competing interests in Nigeria's oil delta have an opportunity to defuse tensions that threaten peace, security and oil production, the successor to executed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa said on Wednesday....

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Jun 09, 2005

Ogoni: World Council of Churches Appeals Nigerian...

Untitled Document Geneva, 7 June 2005 Your Excellency, The World Council of Churches is delighted at the appointment of Father Mathew Hassan Kukah by the Federal Government of Nigeria...

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Jun 01, 2005

Ogoni to Start Talks with Nigerian Government

Untitled Document Press statement of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) “We welcome the efforts being by the Federal government through the announcement...

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Apr 14, 2005

Ogoni: Nigerian Bulldozers Smash Shanty Town in...

Untitled Document Government bulldozers rolled in to smash hundreds of homes and a church in a Nigerian shanty town backing onto a site run by the Italian oil giant Agip on Wednesday,...

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Apr 12, 2005

Ogoni: Abuse of Agip Shanty Town Residents

Untitled Document Human Rights groups in Port Harcourt are appalled at the latest assault on members of the Agip waterside shanty town and have called for the State government and...

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Mar 07, 2005

Ogoni: Demolition of the Agip Shanty Towns

Untitled Document Human Rights groups in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, have called on the Rivers State government and Agip to act to immediately suspend the demolition of the shanty town...

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Sep 03, 2004

Ogoni: Shell and Police instigate violence in...

Untitled Document The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has today protested the unprecedented posting of Mobile Police to a Shell facility in Ogoni and their partisan...

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Aug 24, 2004

Ogoni: Movement for the survival of the Ogoni...

Untitled Document Movement for the survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the police for instigating violence in Ogoni land. ...

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Aug 12, 2004

Ogoni: Harassment and Intimidation of Activists...

Untitled Document Commissioner of Police Rivers State Police Headquarters Port Harcourt Rivers State Nigeria August 10, 2004 Dear Commissioner...

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Mar 01, 2004

Ogoni: what after the abrogation of the oil dichotomy...

Ledum Mitee, the leader of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSIOP) spoke on what should be done with the abrogation of the oil dichotomy bill. There are a whole lot of misconceptions,...

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Jul 30, 2002

MOSOP reacting to deterioration of democracy in...

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), in a press release dated 14 March 2002, expressed urgent reservations and fears that the state of democracy in Nigeria is showing signs...

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Oct 30, 2001

Self-determination: A rural Ogoni woman's...

By Ada Wikina Far from the city lights, unaware of the hustle and bustle of urban living, Lebia (real name withheld) is a typical rural Ogoni woman. Life in recent times is still a far cry from...

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May 19, 2001

Ogoni: Renewed tensions in Ogoni

It was reported recently that Shell participated in an investigation team visit to a major oil spill at the Yorla oil field in the Ogoni region. The team comprised of Nigerian Department of Petroleum...

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Feb 28, 2001

Ogoni human rights hearing in Port Harcourt

Participating at the Oputa Human Rights Investigation Panel hearings in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, MOSOP has called on the Nigerian military to accept responsibility for grave human rights violations...

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2009 - 2010 Project: Preserving The Tradition...

Ongoing 2009-2010  The Ogoni and Mapuche project of 'Preserving Tradition' was designed by UNPO to protect and empower children and young people by promoting their right to...

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