Students Demand Justice Over Murder Of Ogoni Student Leader

The students of Rivers State Polytechnic (RIVPOLY) yesterday protested the gruesome murder of one of their Students Comrade Nfiri Sabastine who was reportedly killed by unknown gunmen while standing at a filling Station located at Bori, the capital of Ogoni.

The late Nfiri who was the Financial Secretary of Ogoni Students Network (OSN), a 100 level of Medical Laboratory Science student was shot at a close range by the unknown gunmen.

Speaking yesterday after a protest in Bori, the spokesman of Ogoni Students Network, Comrade Legbaris Yamaabana said the late Nfiri is a peace loving youths who have no time for trouble.

He condemned the brutal murder of the late comrade, adding that the student will continue to protest until the police unveil those behind his death.

Comrade Legbaris said: “We condemned in strong terms and in its totality the brutal killing of our student and an Ogoni student in that matter. We are calling on the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Civil Liberty Organization and other law enforcement agencies to do something fast.

“As a matter of urgency we want them to launch a full –scale investigation and to leave no stone unturned until the murderer are arrested. The students will continue to protest on daily basis except the killers are arrested,” he noted.

N/Delta Group Stand Against Oil Resumption in Ogoni

We consider it necessary to categorically state here that the essence of our earlier write up on the subject issue was to draw the attention of relevant stakeholders in Shell and for them not to take this ‘Ogoni story’ (as reported here:, for granted but give it the necessary attention. This is because the said story was exactly some of the circumstances that had led to the infamous Ogoni Crises which led to the death of the “Ogoni 9” and  greatly affected the global image of Shell.

No Clean-Up Of Environment, No Oil Exploration – NYCOP

The National Youth Council of Ogoni People (NYCOP), says, there will be no oil exploration in the area until all polluted sites are cleansed. The NYCOP president, Comrade Victor  Wisdom, who said thus in an interview with The Tide at Biara, Gokana, also said that the youths are fully prepared to cooperate with the Federal Government to ensure the clean-up of all polluted sites in the area.

Tremors of Oil War in Ogoni

There is trouble looming in Ogoniland that could lead to a breakout of violence, as a result of the exploration of oil in that part of Rivers State. The fear of war became even more palpable when the news broke out that a certain company had plans to resume oil business in Ogoni.

Gunmen Kill Ogoni Student Activist

Gunmen have shot dead a student unionist, Mr. Nfiri Sebastine in Bori, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. The late Sebastine was in the Department of Science Laboratory at the Rivers State Polytechnic and, also, the financial secretary of the Ogoni Student’s Network worldwide.

Ogoni, Obio/Akpor Others Identified As Risk Areas In Rivers’ Election

Coalition of civil society organization in Niger Delta region has gave warning signal of areas at risk in 2015 general election in Rivers State and other Niger Delta States.  The group under the aegis of Niger Delta Peace and Security Working Group (NDPSWG) gave the warning yesterday during one-day Forum on “Stakeholder Responsibilities during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.”