Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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    FG ‘must ensure full transparency’ in Ogoni clean-up exercise

FG ‘must ensure full transparency’ in Ogoni clean-up exercise

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the federal government to ensure full transparency in the clean-up of affected sites in Ogoniland.The coalition made the call on the heels of the federal government's statement that the exercise will soon start.Ibrahim Jibril, minister of environment, said the cleanup — inaugurated in 2016 — will begin in August and that 400 [...]

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    How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), migration streams within Africa are larger than those out of Africa.In a report released in 2016, UNECA said about 31 million of the continent’s 1.2 billion population have migrated internationally, while more than half of those migrating internationally do so within Africa.Ouidah, one of the 10 major cities in Benin Republic, [...]

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    Ogoni clean-up: ‘Nothing concrete has been done’ — MOSOP gives FG December deadline

Ogoni clean-up: ‘Nothing concrete has been done’ — MOSOP gives FG December deadline

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says “nothing concrete” has been done regarding the clean-up of Ogoni land.At a press briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Thursday, MOSOP warned against government's continued delay over the exercise.They gave the federal government a December deadline to commence the clean-up, lamenting that the oil spills in the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

On June 2, 2016, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo -- on behalf 0f President Muhammadu Buhari -- flagged off the Ogoni clean-up in Bodo, one of the most polluted regions of the Niger Delta and the entire world. Twelve months after, TheCable investigated the state of the clean-up, and found that the it is yet to take full force. In this interview with TheCable, [...]

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    OGONI CLEAN-UP: Work has begun, says Laolu Akande

OGONI CLEAN-UP: Work has begun, says Laolu Akande

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says work has already begun on the clean-up of Ogoniland.TheCable had reported that the clean-up was yet to commence one year after President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the exercise.In reaction, Wale Edun, the chairman of the board of trustees for the clean-up, had said machinery was in place for necessary funding for [...]

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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 interview with TheCable, the minister said the past administration employed 150 persons to the Hydrocarborn Pollution and Restoration Project (HYPREP), and 120 of them were without appointment letters.He said the government [...]

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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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    Environment minister calls for patience over pace of Ogoni cleanup

Environment minister calls for patience over pace of Ogoni cleanup

Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, has appealed for patience over the perceived slow pace in the implementation of the UNEP report on the cleanup of Ogoniland.Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari flagged-off the cleanup exercise at Bodo town in Gokana local government area of Rivers state, on June 2.Buhari was commended over the development, particularly because the immediate [...]

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    I wanted Timi Dakolo to attend Ogoni cleanup, says minister

I wanted Timi Dakolo to attend Ogoni cleanup, says minister

Amina Mohammed, minister for environment, has expressed regrets over the refusal of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian R &B musician, to accept the invitation to perform at the Ogoni cleanup launch in Rivers state.The landmark event occurred last Thursday, with top government functionaries, representatives of oil firms and officials of the United Nations in attendance.Mohammed thanked all those who graced the occasion, [...]

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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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    FLASHBACK: How Jonathan cancelled a trip to Niger Delta community

FLASHBACK: How Jonathan cancelled a trip to Niger Delta community

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled his trip to Ogoni in Rivers state. The president was scheduled to travel to the state to inaugurate the process of cleaning up the area.The cancellation, which has generated uproar particularly on social media, followed the threat of Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a militant group, on the life of the president.The group had asked Buhari [...]

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