Monday, December 3, 2018

Tag "oil spill"

    Inside Ogoni village where oil spill wipes off ’10 persons every week’

Inside Ogoni village where oil spill wipes off ’10 persons every week’

Eight months after she lost her daughter to oil spill, Annkio Kie (not real name) is still struggling to fight off pain and sorrow. Mary was sick for three years, after what started as mere rashes turned out to be a severe skin disease.“We couldn’t send her to the hospital because there was no money,” Kie says, staring at the [...]

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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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    Shell kicks as Amnesty calls for its probe over ‘horrific crimes’ in Ogoni

Shell kicks as Amnesty calls for its probe over ‘horrific crimes’ in Ogoni

Amnesty International (AI) has accused Shell Development Company of Nigeria of complicity in the “horrific crimes” committed by the Nigerian military in Ogoniland.AI said its records, internal company documents, and witness statements show Shell played a role in the “murder, rape and torture” of some citizens in Ogoni.A statement issued by the organisation on Tuesday said the findings are contained [...]

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    Bayelsa community sues ENI, demands compensation for oil spill

Bayelsa community sues ENI, demands compensation for oil spill

The Ikebiri community in Bayelsa state has sued ENI, Italian oil gaint,  at a Milan court, seeking the cleanup of, and compensation for damages from an oil spill which has affected the community in the Niger Delta.In a statement issued on Thursday by Friends of the Earth Europe and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, the community called for adequate [...]

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Shell, 15,000 Rivers fishermen in UK court over 2008, 2009 oil spills

Shell, 15,000 Rivers fishermen in UK court over 2008, 2009 oil spillsBy Ruona MeyerAhead of a full trial in May 2015, oil giant, Shell, was in the dock on Tuesday, as lawyers representing 15,000 fishermen in Bodo, Rivers State, presented new evidence in the commencement of formal proceedings. Preliminary hearing in one of the world's largest environmental law cases began on Tuesday [...]

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