Update: 1 Die, 2 Critical as Army Raid Ogoni

We have confirmed that one person died from gunshot injuries  and another two are in critical conditions following yesterday's army raid on the Ogoni community of Bua-Yeghe in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. The raid had been targeted at a militant who hails from the community.

UNEP Report Implementation: MOSOP Expresses Worry Over Gen. Boroh's Comments On Security In Ogoniland

The attention of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has been drawn to a very disturbing media report credited to the coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh and stating that the Ogoni cleanup programme will be secured by ex-militants. Boroh was quoted to have been in touch with Ateke Tom and some un-named stakeholders to ensure adequate security for the cleanup programme.

Netherlands Pledge Support for Ogoni Cleanup

The Government of Netherlands on Monday expressed its readiness to support Nigeria in the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Report for the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State. The Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, John Groffen, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that his government was willing to support the implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s top priorities.

MOSOP Condemns Renewed Killings in Gokana Kingdom

……Urges the warring communities to give peace a chance
The umbrella body of the Ogoni people, MOSOP, has expressed concern at renewed hostilities between Nwebiara and Barako communities in Gokana local government area of Ogoni, Rivers State. It thus called on the warring communities to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance while efforts are being made to find enduring answers to their inter-communal conflict.

Not yet clean - up time in Ogoniland

 WILLIE ETIM reports from Port Har­court that despite President Buhari’s ap­plauded move to implement the UNEP report on the imperative of cleaning up Ogoni after the environmental degrada­tion cause by oil exploration and exploita­tion, steps that appear to negate the spirit of the agreement on how to go about the exercise are being taken by the self-same government.

‘Why Ogoni clean-up, others are delayed’

Disunity within the oil-polluted communities, hegemony tendency of community’ leaders who lord themselves over their subjects at will, and the use of wrong chemicals by contractors, hired to clean up the oil polluted areas have been identified as factors delaying the remediation/cleanup process introduced by Shell and other International Oil Companies (IOCs) to restore the natural habitats in Ogoniland and other communities in the Niger-Delta region.