Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell, has shut down two key supply pipelines in Nigeria as a result of leaks, sabotage and have therefore declared a “force majeure” on crude oil exports from the Bonny terminal. Nigerian Subsidiary of Shell, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), said in a statement that the force majeure became effective, Thursday, “following the shutdown of both the trains Niger Pipeline (TNP) and Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL)”.
Popular columnist and broadcaster, Ms. Donu Kogbara, was kidnapped in front of her house in the Nkpogu area of Port Harcourt yesterday morning. Although details of her abduction were sketchy, THISDAY gathered that armed men in police uniforms, who drove in a Honda CRV mid-sized sports utility vehicle, accosted and abducted Kogbara in front of her house.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has uncovered an evil plot by internal and external politicians and their cronies to politicize the planned Ogoni environmental remediation and restoration process to advance some parochial political and economic agenda capable of thwarting the success of the exercise.
In response to the reportedly ill-informed and unwarranted demonstration by a handful of people at Akpajo junction on the East/West road, Eleme local government area, today (24/8/15), the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has warned the Ogoni people and the general public to ignore the group, which have been manipulated to attempt drawing Ogoni aback.
Buhari accused of “public deception” by demonstrators, as his handling of the Ogoniland UNEP Report, sparked tension at Nigeria's economic nerve center in southern Nigeria.
The initiative to clean up Ogoni land of contamination and make it a safe haven for healthy living and investment opportunities has been applauded by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD).
Commendations have continued to trail the decision of the federal government to fast track implementation of the report of the United Nations Environment Program, UNEP on Ogoni communities in Rivers State.
BEING FULL TEXT OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE OF THE COUNCIL OF OGONI TRADITIONAL RULERS (COTRA) HELD AT THE PEACE AND FREEDOM CENTRE, BORI-OGONI ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
Mr Legborsi Pyagbara is the president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), a leading light in the struggle for the environmental reclamation of Ogoniland in Rivers State. He spoke with DAPO FALADE and UDUAKABASI PATRICK on issues affecting his people and the recent step taken by President Muhammadu Buhari towards the implementation of the UNEP Report.