Ken Saro-Wiwa

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Mar 3rd, 2014
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by Prof Wole Soyinka The sheer weight of indignation and revulsion of most of Nigerian humanity at the recent Boko Harma atrocity in Yobe is most likely to have overwhelmed a tiny footnote to that outrage, small indeed, but of an inversely proportionate significance. This was the name of the hospital...
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Jan 27th, 2014
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Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday dared the odds, by visiting the volatile Bori in Ogoniland. This comes a week after hoodlums disrupted his rally, shooting sporadically into the crowd. Scores were injured after the attack. DailyPost had Saturday morning reported that thugs, armed with...
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Feb 22nd, 2013
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By Fatimah Kelleher Centuries old, travel writing has been instrumental in crafting perceptions of the world we live in; journeying authors have wielded significant influence over immobile audiences who have wanted to ‘see’ beyond their own square mile of existence. For the most part, modern travel l...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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Everyone must leave something behind when he dies…something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die…It doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. ...
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Jan 11th, 2012
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by Michael Keating, The Guardian In 2010 the world watched in horror as the Gulf of Mexico filled with 5m barrels of oil from an undersea leak caused by the careless handling of equipment on the part of BP and its partner Halliburton. Shocking images of uncontrolled spillage erupting from the ocean f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 2nd, 2012
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By Sokari Ekine, Red Pepper The Niger Delta has been at the centre of Nigeria’s post‑independence military project from the first coup in 1966 through to the present. To the outside world it remained a forgotten outpost, however, until the 1990s and the rise of the Movement for the Survival of the Og...
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Dec 18th, 2011
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Verily, verily, despite government’s presumably tough talk and stance, if Nigeria still has a chance. Only a Sovereign National Conference (SNC) otherwise known as Ethnic Nationalities’ Conference (ENC) can save Nigeria. Given that Nigeria was founded on illegal or fraudulent foundation, ...
By benim
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Nov 10th, 2011
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Royal Dutch Shell’s failure to mop up two oil spills in the Niger Delta has caused huge suffering to locals whose fisheries and farmland were poisoned, and it must pay $1 billion to start cleaning up the region, Amnesty International said on Thursday. A spokesman for Shell said the company had ...
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Aug 4th, 2011
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Royal Dutch Shell has agreed that a Nigerian community impacted by its oil spills can seek compensation in a British court, lawyers in the case have said, potentially opening itself up to bigger future financial and reputational damages. Shell said it does not comment on the legal process, which coul...
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Feb 10th, 2011
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Nigerians were reminded of a grim period in their history this week with the announcement that the son of hated ex-dictator Sani Abacha has qualified as a candidate for state governor. Mohammed Abacha, 44, is to run for governor of northern Kano state in the April vote under an opposition party banne...