Reps decline to observe minute-silence for Saro-Wiwa, say his execution was lawful

Reps decline to observe minute-silence for Saro-Wiwa, say his execution was lawful

The House of Representatives on Tuesday kicked against a proposal by Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers) to observe a minute’s silence in honour of the late environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, 22 years after he passed on. Saro-Wiwa was executed alongside eight others on November 10, 1995 after being found guilty of murder. The lawmakers said it wo...
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OGONI CLEAN-UP: We don’t want to start on a faulty note, says minister

OGONI CLEAN-UP: We don’t want to start on a faulty note, says minister

Jibril Ibrahim, the minister of state for environment, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration does not want to start the clean-up of Ogoniland on a faulty note. In an exclusiveThe post OGONI CLEAN-UP: We don’t want to start on a...
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OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off, not a drop of spilled oil has been cleaned as residents await ‘due date with death’

OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off, not a drop of spilled oil has been cleaned as residents await ‘due date with death’

“I was with [Kenule] Saro-wiwa in 1992, 1993 when this manifold was shut, following some environmental threats,” Christian Lekova Kpandei, tells TheCable as he struggles to keep his motorcycle stableThe post OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off,...
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Indigenous Authority triggers freedom of Ogoniland with 59 cassava farms

Indigenous Authority triggers freedom of Ogoniland with 59 cassava farms

OGONI—THE Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority, OCIA, a self-ruling government of the Ogoni ethnic nationality in Rivers State, has triggered the economic, social, cultural and political freedoms of the Ogoni people especially as it has introduced an agricultu...
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Ogoni group urges re-assessment of spill sites before clean-up

Ogoni group urges re-assessment of spill sites before clean-up

A group, the Ogoni Solidarity Forum (OSF), has called for a fresh environmental assessment of the area before the clean-up begins. ...
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Nigeria Army may be deployed to Ogoniland to stem vandalism, others

Nigeria Army may be deployed to Ogoniland to stem vandalism, others

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Co-ordinator for Ogoni Clean-up, Dr. Marvin Dekil, has said that the Federal Government would soon deploy troops to Ogoniland to curtail illegal activities of artisanal refiners and pipeline vandals whose ...
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HYPREP, MOSOP disagree over delay in Ogoni clean-up

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) and the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) have disagreed over the delay in the clean-up of Ogoni environment. ...
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Massacre: 14 shot dead, many wounded in Ogoniland

Massacre: 14 shot dead, many wounded in Ogoniland

There has been a massacre in Sime, Tai Local Government Area of Ogoniland, Rivers State as 14 persons have been reported dead while many were equally wounded following a bloody clash between cult groups in the early hours of Friday. The post Massacre: 14 shot ...
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