Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Ogoni"

    Niger Delta leader: We’ll resume attacks if FG continues to ignore us

Niger Delta leader: We’ll resume attacks if FG continues to ignore us

Godspower Gbenekama, a chief in Gbaramatu kingdom, says that the people of the Niger Delta will resume attacks on oil facilities if they continue to feel that the government is ignoring them.According to Reuters, Gbenekama said no one can be assured that nothing will happen in the Delta.Some youth from the region had allegedly carried out attacks on oil facilities [...]

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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 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 stable along a slippery marshy road baptised in oil and polluted rain drops.Like many fishermen in Ogoniland, the lanky man in his late fifties had lost his fish farm and major [...]

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    A eulogy to the life and times of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr

A eulogy to the life and times of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr

BY BEKEME MASADE Life indeed is only a journey. When I heard that Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr had died, I was dumbstruck. I was scrolling through my BBM messages on my iphone when I saw his photo and a RIP message on Nkiru Asika of Storm Records, profile photo at 12:33am of Wednesday, the 19th of October, 2016.I was astounded! My [...]

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    Declare MKO president, Abiola’s family tells FG

Declare MKO president, Abiola’s family tells FG

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    Shehu Sani: Buhari can be afraid because he’s human, but he CAN’T bow to militants

Shehu Sani: Buhari can be afraid because he’s human, but he CAN’T bow to militants

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has dismissed the speculations that the threats from Niger Delta militants made Buhari cancel his trip to Ogoni land in Rivers state.On the eve of the trip to flag-off the cleanup of Ogoni, which had been neglected after decades of oil exploration, a militant asked Buhari to “sign his death warrant” before his visit.The [...]

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    Wike: Buhari has closed an ‘ugly chapter’ in Rivers’ history

Wike: Buhari has closed an ‘ugly chapter’ in Rivers’ history

Nyesom Wike, govrenor of Rivers state, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for "closing an ugly chapter in our histrory".Speaking at the presidential launch of the Ogoni clean-up on Thursday, Wike said Buhari has shown commitment to the cause of the people of Niger Delta region.He said for several decades, the region had been subjected to the "worst form of environmental [...]

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    QUESTION: Are Niger Delta Avengers behind the cancellation of Buhari’s trip?

QUESTION: Are Niger Delta Avengers behind the cancellation of Buhari’s trip?

There is every indication that there would be wild jubilation in the camp of the Niger Delta Avengers, the group which has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil installations in the country.First, the dissidents caught global attention for their nefarious acts which pushed oil price to a 2016 all-high of $50. Next was the sustained attacks on [...]

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    Buhari to launch Ogoni land clean-up June 2

Buhari to launch Ogoni land clean-up June 2

President Muhammadu Buhari will launch the Ogoni land clean-up on June 2.Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, head of corporate affairs unit, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), disclosed this a statement issued on Monday.Amu-Nnadi said Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, confirmed the date when she visited Bodo in Gokana local government area of the state to inspect an oil spill clean-up [...]

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    ‘Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues’ and 19 other Ken Saro-Wiwa quotes

‘Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues’ and 19 other Ken Saro-Wiwa quotes

Ken Saro Wiwa is best known as the writer who fought fiercely for the rights of the Ogoni people in south-south Nigeria, eventually paying the ultimate price.Saro Wiwa was hanged today, November 10, but back in 1995 - 20 years ago - after being tried by a military tribunal he said had written the judgement in advance.In letter from prison, [...]

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