Ogoni people

By IndepthAfrica
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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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Jan 27th, 2014
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Press Release: MOSOP Media Governor Rotimi Amaechi tempted Ogoni people to kill him on Saturday, January 25, 2014, as he defied Ogoni ban on “Save Rivers State Movement.” Following insecurity problems posed by the Movement to the lives and property, Ogoni had banned it. Addressing a rented crowd in B...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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 ...
By benim
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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...
By benim
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Nov 12th, 2010
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An attempt to immortalise late Ken Saro-Wiwa, an Ogoni environmental activist who was hanged in 1995 by the military regime of Sani Abacha, was on Thursday blocked at the senate. The proposal came through a motion sponsored by Lee Maeba (PDP River state) which sought the senate’s consent to name a pr...
By benim
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Nov 11th, 2010
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Smoke rises from an illegal crude oil refinery site in Niger Delta, July 2010. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersFifteen years after the execution of the Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa, the government in Africa’s most populous country has an unprecedented chance next year to e...