Shell, NNPC/NPDC And Niger Delta Cleanup: Who Owns OML 11 In Ogoniland? By Ifeanyi Izeze

What is wrong with our government people that each time they act, you only see a bunch of tactless or outrightly naive actions? How do you reconcile that with the United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) - sponsored Ogoni clean-up exercise still neither here nor there despite the ceremonial flag-off by President Mohammadu Buhari, a government-owned oil company Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), could be moving ahead to re-enter the crisis area for oil production? Is the government feigning ignorance of the fact that re-commencement of oil exploitation activities or even the talk of it at this time in Ogoniland would undoubtedly incite protest against whoever is scheming to come in to mine oil?

Nigeria: Stalling Ogoni Clean-Up Spreads Scope of Oil Pollution in N'Delta

|Nnimmo Bassey, a renowned environmental justice advocate is the Director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation, an ecological think tank and advocacy organisation. He also chaired Friends of the Earth International from 2008 to 2012. He spoke to Chineme Okafor on the challenges of oil pollution in the Niger Delta, its remediation, and the renewed insurgency in the region. Excerpts:

Shell Vs NNPC/NPDC: Fresh controversy over ownership of OML 11 in Ogoniland?

IT is unimaginable that with the United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) – sponsored Ogoni clean-up exercise still neither here nor there despite the flag-off by President Muhammadu Buhari, a government-owned oil company Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has concluded plans to re-enter the area for oil production.

Why Ogoni cleanup will be delayed - Pyagbara

The actual implementation of recommendations by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Ogoniland might not commence till next year. The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has, however, said President Muhammadu Buhari remains committed to the mission, perceived delays notwithstanding.

Re-Run Elections: Ogoni Community Leader Raises Alarm of Possible Military Raid

Call for the release of 3 youths held by the army: Legborsi Deebom, Liberty Ngbornonee and Endurerance Meakue

The woman leader of Bua-Yeghe town in Ogoniland, Mrs Leedeesin Barisua Daadaan has alerted of a possible raid by the Nigerian security forces on the Bua-Yeghe community following the re-scheduling of the Rivers State re-run parliamentary elections which is expected to hold by the end of the month. Speaking yesterday to newsmen, Mrs Daadan said the desperation of today’s politicians have always led them to create more problems in areas they do not have the needed popularity and that has always led to attacks on those communities.

1 Killed, Several Ingured in Attack on Bara-o-Bara, Gbam and Kira in Ogoniland

At least one person has been confirmed dead this morning in an attack on Ogoni communities of Bara-o-Bara, Kira and Gbam by the Wakama community in Ogu-Bolo Local Government Area.Agbara, the victim and native of Bara-o-Bara was said to be shot and killed in his home town during the attack. Several others were reported to have sustained injuries from gunshots and in efforts to escape from the attackers.