MOSOP Urges Quick Implementation of Ogoni Clean-up Report

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has deplored what it described as a case of environmental terrorism against the Ogoni people of Rivers State. The group therefore called on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately commence the cleanup of Ogoniland in particular and the Niger Delta Region in general as recommended by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) study on Ogoniland.

Crisis Likely in Ogoniland Over Shell's Activities

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) started oil exploitation in Ogoni in 1958. The only benefit Ogoni has received is environmental degradation and death, which the UNEP report of August 2011 confirms. Shell Ogoni Restoration Team and Sustainable Development Community Relation to issue a baseless contract to attack Ogoni people, Shell Joint Venture with other companies to commit crime-degrading the environment and killing Ogonis through a baseless contract to raise money from the contract for hiring of Soldiers, Armed Youths, and their contractors for bush clearing on the trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) from Eleme junction to Patrick water side in Ogoni Communities in Rivers State.

Eleme Youths Protest Against Shell Over Crude Oil Stealing

Youths from Eleme in Ogoniland have protested against the Shell Petroleum Development Company over what they described as crude oil stealing from the Ebubu oilfield. The protest which was sparked off by the harassment of a local farmer by security personnel attached to the Shell team yesterday has created panic and uncertainty in the area as men of the Joint Task Force have been drafted in disperse the protesting youths.