The leadership of the National Union of Ogoni Students (NUOS) and the National Youths Council of the Ogoni People, yesterday issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over what they described as neglect and marginalization of their people.
The Trans Nigeria Pipeline that carries Nigeria's Bonny Light crude oil to an export terminal has been shut down since May 12, a Shell spokeswoman said on Thursday.
The people of “Teera-Ue”, a community in Ken-Khana in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State have cried out over the total absence of health facilities in the area.
Yet to be identified gunmen have invaded Ogoni land, Rivers state killing seven persons in Kporghor village in Tai local government area of the state. The victims, who were killed at about 10pm local time on Wednesday night were Mr. Saturday Akpenee (jnr), Miss Barisa Nkporbu, Mr. Ntormaa Nbete, Mrs. Nneenewa Dimkpa, Mr. TamBari Kpaabe, Mr. Dimkpa Dimkpa and a housemaid to Mr. Friday Dimkpa, whose name was not immediately known. Two other victims seriously injured in the attack were said to be in very critical condition in a hospital in the area.
Pastor Christian Lekova Kpanddei wears his camera like a weapon, slung over a T-shirt telling oil giant Shell to "Own Up. Pay Up. Clean Up".
Ranging from photography to film production to art curation, Zina Saro-Wiwa has created a niche for herself which has struck chords in unusual places in our minds. Zina Saro-Wiwa is an artist whose passion for art is driven on the wheels of changing the way in which the world sees Africa.
Shell has agreed with Nigerian fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta to start the clean up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, activists and locals said Saturday.
"Shell officials met with representatives of Bodo community in Port Harcourt yesterday (Friday). The meeting was attended by officials of the Dutch embassy, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Amnesty International and some local activists," Steven Obodekwe of the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development lobby group told AFP.
In a letter to the leadership of the Congress, the President of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority, OCIA, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, says his attention was drawn to the information on the Lower Niger Congress website, indicating that the Ogoni Nation is among "some of the ethnic nations covering [convening] the Lower Niger Congress". We were not.
An Eleme chief, Charles Goda has written to the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) to intervene in the case of forceful eviction from his home by the Police in Eleme led by DPO Nathaniel Okpara.