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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...
Federal Govt Using Court Of Appeal To Cause Crisis In Rivers – Governor Wike
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Federal Govt Using Court Of Appeal To Cause Crisis In Rivers – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government is using the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to cause crises in Rivers State through contrived judgments and pronouncements. The governor said that the Court of Appeal President has used her position to set up a Special Panel for the purpose of dissolving Local Government Councils in Rivers State and enthroning APC members sacked by the Federal High Court as Council Chairpersons. Speaking during a Thanksgiving Service at the State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt on Sunday to mark the “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award” by the Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) supported by the United Nations E...
Ogoni Clean-Up: MOSOP Accuses Shell Of Refusing To Pay Its Share
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Ogoni Clean-Up: MOSOP Accuses Shell Of Refusing To Pay Its Share

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has accused Shell Petroleum Development Development Company (SPDC) of refusing to pay its share of the counterpart funding for the clean-up. MOSOP President Legborsi Pyagbara told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that Shell had not shown enough willingness to be part of the exercise. According to him, the company is supposed to pay 200 million dollars annually into the clean-up trust fund. He said that the clean-up would not be realisable without Shell’s fulfilment of its part of the funding plan. Piagbara said that the 10 million dollars the company had paid was a take-off fund for the clean-up project. “This cannot handle the project itself. “The agreement is an annual payment of 200 million dollars for the clea...
Osinbajo/Buhari Vs. Niger Delta: Who Handed OML 11 Back To NPDC? By Ifeanyi Izeze
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Osinbajo/Buhari Vs. Niger Delta: Who Handed OML 11 Back To NPDC? By Ifeanyi Izeze

There is no doubt that the Oil Mining Lease (OML) number 11 covering the Ogoni area of Rivers State will remain an arena of controversy and crisis unless Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and its joint venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), can muster enough political will to be sincere and honest in dealing with the concerns and interests of the people of the area. The United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) - sponsored Ogoni cleanup exercise is still neither here nor there despite the ceremonial flag-off over a year ago by this same government. Now, a company owned by the same government is conniving with the accused rogue Anglo Dutch Shell to re-enter the crisis area and commence oil production. What is wrong with our government tha...

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