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Ogoniland Clean-up Commences January 2015: Oil Minister

Restoration of the oil-devastated Ogoniland will begin in January next year, says the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

   Speaking Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, during the follow-up meeting of technical working groups on environment restoration of Ogoniland, Alison-Madueke stressed that the Federal Government is in a hurry to begin the implementation of the report.

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The Spirit of Saro-Wiwa Lives On

This month is the nineteenth Anniversary of the murder of Nigerian Writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. To mark the occassion, we are reposting this article which was first published in New Internationalist Magazine: By Patrick Naagbanton

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Ogoni Gaining Sympathy in the Fight with the Oil Companies

After several decades of struggle, the future is looking slightly brighter for the Ogoni people of the Niger delta. Much to the chagrin of oil companies operating in the area, MOSOP’s UNEP campaign has recently started to gain more widespread local and international attention, and with 2015 being the year of general elections as well as the 20th anniversary of the execution of environmental and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, there appears to be hope on the horizon.

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