The National Youth Council of Ogoni People (NYCOP) has issued a statement condemning the activities of Legborsi Esaen and Mike Lube-Nwidobie over claims of a leadership crisis in MOSOP. The statement which was signed by the president of NYCOP, Dr. Young Nkpah called on politicians to desist from providing a support base for this miscreants.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) wishes to notify all stakeholders and interest groups that there is no leadership crises rocking the organization as had been reported in the media. We make clear that the 2015 MOSOP elections have been concluded at all levels - from the chapters, to the kingdoms, affiliates and the national offices.
Twenty-three years ago, we gathered here to begin the walk from our Egypt of oppression to our Canaan of liberation and to set the agenda for our own social transformation with destiny restoration. Today, we are gathered once again in what has become an annual ritual to remind ourselves that the dreams and tasks which our forbearers set for us and the struggle for the realization of these dreams and tasks continues unabated.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) today re-elected its incumbent president, Mr. Legborsi Saro Pyagbara to pilot the affairs of the Ogoni umbrella organisation for the next three (3) years (2016-2019). The MOSOP leader out-scored its opponent, Chief Mike Lube-Nwidobie with fifty-one (51) votes against the loser's zero (0) score.
The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has called on the Federal Government to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland and other affected oil producing communities.
Ogonis will celebrate this year's Christmas in darkness as power situation gets worse with as low as 1 hour supply in two weeks. During a visit to Ogoniland yesterday, Ogoninews found that the entire Khana and Gokana local government areas are still in total darkness.
A Local pressure group has denounced an attempt on the life of Jerry Needam, the chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party. Two police officers were killed on Tuesday during the onslaught at the Port Harcourt home of Needam, who is also the Rivers State spokesperson of the party.
Electricity supply to Ogoniland have seriously gone very bad with blackout experienced for up to two weeks. During our visit to Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoniland, Ogoninews learnt that supply of electricity had been very poor in the past two weeks with no explanation from the electricity distributors.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has hailed the ruling Friday, December 18 of a Dutch appellate court sitting in The Hague, Netherlands that the Dutch-based parent company of Nigeria’s Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Royal Dutch Shell, “can be liable for oil spills caused by facilities of her Nigerian subsidiary.”