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Ogoni Clean-Up Is Deceptive, Politically Motivated – Wike
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Ogoni Clean-Up Is Deceptive, Politically Motivated – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says the federal government has been playing politics with the Ogoni environment remediation programme recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He noted that Ogoni, having played a pivotal role in the economic development of Rivers State and the country deserves more than what is currently being offered to the area. Wike spoke on Tuesday at Bori, headquarters of Khana local government area of the state, during the commissioning of the 16.06 kilometers dual carriage Sakpenwa-Bori Riad by the Enugu State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The governor urged Ogoni people to stop believing those who use Ogoni clean-up exercise at the turn of election year to deceive them and wondered why clean-up never happens when elections a...
UK To Partner FG On Ogoni Clean-up – Uk Envoy
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UK To Partner FG On Ogoni Clean-up – Uk Envoy

The United Kingdom has pledged to partner the Federal Government in its efforts to clean Ogoni area of Rivers State and other environmental challenges across the country. Ogoni land, polluted by oil spills. Ms. Lavie Beaufils, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, conveyed the pledge, yesterday, Abuja when she paid a courtesy visit on the Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, according to NAN. Beaufils said that the British government had resolved to assist Nigeria in Ogoni clean-up efforts, ocean protection and green finances. She noted that many countries, including Nigeria, were facing some environmental challenges, adding that UK was ready to assist Nigeria in efforts to deal with the challenges. The envoy said that her visit was aimed at ...
Norway Pledges Support For Ogoni Clean-Up
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Norway Pledges Support For Ogoni Clean-Up

Norway has pledged its support for the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, report on Ogoni. Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens Petter Kjemprud said this in an interview with newsmen on his visit to oil impacted sites in Ogoni. The Norwegian Envoy, Ambassador Kjemprud said the world was interested in the ongoing clean up of Ogoni, adding that Norway, as one of the biggest donors of the United Nations, was also committed to the safety of Ogoni People. “From what I have observed, Ogonis have been really patient to see this clean up come through and it is expected that the people should begin to see the reality of the clean up,” he said. On his part, Project Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Program, Marvin Dekil said HYPREP was...
Cleanup Project: Senator Magnus Abe Commends Ogoni People
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Cleanup Project: Senator Magnus Abe Commends Ogoni People

Sen. Magnus Abe on Thursday commended the Ogoni people in Rivers for embracing the cleanup of their neighbourhood by the Federal Government. Abe, a lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone in the Senate, gave the commendation in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Parry Benson, in Port Harcourt. He expressed gratitude to the people of Ogoni for their steadfastness and commitment in the struggle for a fair and just country during the 2018 Ogoni Day. “I want to congratulate the Ogoni people for their steadfastness, resilience, courage and commitment in the struggle for a fair and just country where all citizens can live meaningful lives,” he said. Abe also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for its commitment towards the environmental cleaning ...
Senator Abe Hails Buhari Over Ogoni Cleanup
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Senator Abe Hails Buhari Over Ogoni Cleanup

The senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe on Thursday hailed President Muhammadu over Ogoni cleanup. Senator Abe gave the commendation in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Parry Benson, in Port Harcourt. He expressed gratitude to the people of Ogoni for their steadfastness and commitment in the struggle for a fair and just country during the 2018 Ogoni Day. “I want to congratulate the Ogoni people for their steadfastness, resilience, courage and commitment in the struggle for a fair and just country where all citizens can live meaningful lives. “I congratulate President Buhari for the commitment that led to the cleanup of Ogoniland and the progress made so far. It is a realisation of one of the cardinal objectives ...
Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Brother Voice Out, Says: Nigeria’s Government Is Wicked, Corrupt
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Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Brother Voice Out, Says: Nigeria’s Government Is Wicked, Corrupt

Brother to the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, Elder Harry Saro-Wiwa, has described the Nigerian government as very wicked. The brother to the late Ogoni hero lamented the corruption and insincerity in the leadership of the country. He said it was corruption and wickedness that has made the government to continue to handle the Ogoni issue with levity. Saro-Wiwa stated this yesterday when he led the Ken Saro-Wiwa Associates to the graveside of Ken. He said, “Nigeria government is very corrupt, that is why despite the death of Ken with other Ogoni sons, Ogoniland is still polluted, they are still playing politics with Ogoni issues but until Ogoni issues are addressed, Nigeria will not have peace.” Saro-Wiwa further stated that the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), no longer rep...
MOSOP condemns House Of Reps Rejection Of Motion To Honour Ken Saro-Wiwa, 8 Others
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MOSOP condemns House Of Reps Rejection Of Motion To Honour Ken Saro-Wiwa, 8 Others

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned Nigeria’s House of Reps for turning down a motion to honour Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others. Saro-Wiwa was executed alongside eight others on November 10, 1995 after being found guilty of murder. The lawmakers said it would be inappropriate to grant Saro-Wiwa the honour, arguing that his execution was “duly considered and endorsed by government.” Rep. Benjamin Wayo (Benue-APC) said, “While I agree that the environmental situation in Niger Delta is pitiable, we have to be careful in adopting the prayer in the motion calling for one-minute silence for the late environmentalist. “Section 33 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution says every person has right to life. It is only permissible to be taken through constitut...
Rivers Lawmaker Calls For Patience On Ogoni Clean-Up
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Rivers Lawmaker Calls For Patience On Ogoni Clean-Up

An APC lawmaker representing Eleme Constituency in the Rivers Assembly, Hon. Josiah Olu, has enjoined pressure groups agitating against the delayed Ogoni clean-up to be patient with the Federal Government. Olu made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Port Harcourt. He said that the Ogoni clean-up required extensive planning, scientific analysis, community involvement, and genuine partnership to achieve needed goal. Olu urged the people of Ogoni to exercise patience as the federal government strive towards implementing the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland in accordance with its framework. According to him, the framework for the Ogoni clean-up is developed in a manner that embraces an all inclusive remedi...
2018 Budget: Activist Commends President Buhari Over Projects In Niger Delta
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2018 Budget: Activist Commends President Buhari Over Projects In Niger Delta

A human and environmental rights activist, Celestine AkpoBari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the inclusion of some strategic projects for Niger Delta in the 2018 budget. AkpoBari told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday that the inclusion of the Ogoni Clean-up and other projects within the Niger Delta in the budget was a good omen. According to him, it shows that the Buhari-led government is serious about the development of the region. The activist, who hails from Ogoni land, advised the government to ensure the implementation of all projects captured in the budget to boost peoples’ confidence in the administration. AkpoBari also urged Ogoni youths to remain peaceful and law abiding in their agitation for a better deal, adding that “ violence does nobody any good’...
MOSOP Begs President Buhari To Mortalise Ken Saro-Wiwa, Eight Others
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MOSOP Begs President Buhari To Mortalise Ken Saro-Wiwa, Eight Others

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to start the process of clearing the names of the nine Ogoni martyrs, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other persons, who were executed in 1995. MOSOP also appealed to Buhari to initiate the process of giving national honour to the nine martyrs, adding that immortalising the individuals would perfect the quest for national healing and reconciliation. The President of MOSOP, Legborsi Pyagbara, made this appeal in Port Harcourt during the Memorial Lecture in honour of Ogoni Nine, tagged: ‘Centering Social Justice in Nigeria: Promoting Equality through Effective Participation and Inclusion of Indigenous Minorities the Case of the Ogoni People. Pyagbara said it was worrisome that after moves by MOSO...
Discussions On Restructuring Will Always Have Ethnic Colouration
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Discussions On Restructuring Will Always Have Ethnic Colouration

With the positions canvassed by many northern states, El-Rufai’s committee on restructuring has its job cut out for it. So far, Nigerian elites haven’t reached a consensus on the kind of restructuring Nigeria needs. Discussions on restructuring have been clouded with suspicion between ethnic groups. This could affect the acceptability of El-Rufai’s final report. The kind of restructuring proposed by some Yoruba leaders and leaders of social-cultural groups in the South—- which proposed a return to the 1960 -1963 constitution and granting the regions more control of their resources —- has been summarily dismissed by Kano, Katsina and Nasarawa States in the ongoing APC’s public conversation on restructuring. To support Kano State’s argument, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje argued that th...
Chioma Obiadi’s Open Letter To Donald Trump
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Chioma Obiadi’s Open Letter To Donald Trump

40th and reigning Miss Nigeria beauty queen, Chioma Obiadi, out of her compassion for humanity has written an Open letter to United States president, Donald Trump on why and how puling out of the Paris Climate Agreement will affect the Niger - Delta region in Nigeria. According to her, whilst climate change is still far in the consciousness of the Nigerian people, it is a step in the right direction which social actors like hers keep promoting. She also disclosed it is her dream that Nigeria becomes more green conscious, and that citizens work hard to preserve our beautiful country. "It saddened my heart when I listened to the news few days ago to hear that the United States (US) will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Although, we all know that China has recently s...
Man Beaten For Slapping A Lady On The Street
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Man Beaten For Slapping A Lady On The Street

A young man from Ogoni in Rivers state was beaten and humiliated after he slapped a lady whom he saw walking on the street. According to the lady who was questioned about what happened, she revealed that the young man asked her to remove the headgear she was wearing because it bears the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB symbol -a group which he said isn't registered with Nigerian government. After she refused to do that, the young man slapped her and stabbed a with a screw driver before destroying her Ipad...According to the lady she slapped the man back in retaliation before residents came to her aid. When the man was asked by the chairman of the area why he approached the lady, he couldn't give any tangible reason... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFJa6Sf4qUA
Rivers 2019: Amaechi Fights Abe, Calls Him Traitor
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Rivers 2019: Amaechi Fights Abe, Calls Him Traitor

Almost two years ahead of 2019 governorship election, former governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has declared war on his ally and senator from the state, Magnus Abe, vowing to frustrate the former’s gubernatorial ambition. Daily Sun gathered that the minister has boasted that he would frustrate moves by Abe to get the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, accusing him of treachery and disloyalty. Sources revealed that at a meeting Amaechi held with APC leaders from the four local government areas in Ikwerre area of the state last Saturday, he vowed to use everything at his disposal to stop Senator Abe. It was gathered that the APC select stakeholders’ meeting convened by Amaechi held at the Port H...
Stop Visiting Ijaw Land, Asari Dokubo Tells Osinbajo
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Stop Visiting Ijaw Land, Asari Dokubo Tells Osinbajo

Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari is the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, NDPSF, and one of the arrowheads in the struggle to redress perceived injustice in the Niger Delta. In this interview with Saturday Vanguard, he asserts that other ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta have climbed on the back of the Ijaw to benefit from the struggles waged by Ijaw groups and person. He also appraised the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and explains his stand on the recent overtures of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to stakeholders in the Niger Delta. Conflict in the Niger Delta I do not believe that there is conflict between the Niger Delta as a whole and the Nigeria state, but rather, it is between the Ijaw and the Nigerian state. Let us not say it is with the Niger Delt...
Notorious Cult Leader Shot Dead By Security Men In Bori,Rivers State
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Notorious Cult Leader Shot Dead By Security Men In Bori,Rivers State

The Government of Khana LGA, under the leadership of Hon. Baridah Nsaanee, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Khana is free from all forms of criminality and killings which have recently crippled socioeconomic activities in Bori and some communities in Khana. It is good to know that the security men on guide yesterday gunned down a notorious leader of one of the cult groups, Anderson Kpugitah, who had been responsible for many killings in Bori. The said Anderson masterminded the killing of Nornu Nwibere, who was killed yesterday night in Bori. While other accomplices in the killing of Mr. Nwibere escaped with bullet wounds, the gallant police men on duty ensured that the said Anderson does not live to wreak further havoc. They traced him to where he was finally arrested and tak...
Hoodlums Murder A Young Man In Ogoni, Rivers State Yesterday Evening
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Hoodlums Murder A Young Man In Ogoni, Rivers State Yesterday Evening

According to Ben who shared the story,the man below whose name is Nornu Nwibere was gunned down yesterday evening by hoodlums in Ogoni,Rivers state.Shortly after he was gunned down,another boy was also gunned down in Kaani.By his count, a minimum of 20 persons have been killed in Ogoni in the past 3 days.
Wike Committed To 3,000 Boarding Schools Promise
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Wike Committed To 3,000 Boarding Schools Promise

CHAIRMAN, Rivers State Post-Primary School Board, Chief David Briggs, says the Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is committed to delivering the 3,000 boarding schools he promised to Rivers people before the end of his tenure in office. He said this while handing over keys to a newly built 18-classroom block completed by Wike at Birabi Memorial Grammar School in Ogoni, Khana Local Government Area of the state. Briggs, who thanked the contractor, Mr Monday Ugbo, for delivering the job on time, said the facilities required in the classroom blocks and the two hostels would be delivered in four months. He noted that the progress made so far was a sign of the governor’s commitment to people-oriented projects. He however called on the Ogoni people to support the governor...

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