FG Pledges Committment to June Cleanup Date for Ogoniland

The Federal Government, yesterday, fixed June this year to commence the clean up of environmental pollution in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Minister of Enviroment, Mrs. Amina Muhammed, said that the government was working diligently to review and update its first National Implementation Plan, NIP, developed in 2009 to address the problem of pollution holistically in the region.

Police Brutality: Victims Call for Investigation of Eleme DPO

The Secretary of the National Association of Plant Operators (NAPO), Rivers State Council, Comrade Harold Bestowe and a victim  of police brutality in the ate has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomo Arase and the State Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Kimo to investigate the Divisional Police Officer, Eleme, DPO Amos over an alleged attempted murder, brutality and abduction meted against him and two other members of the union by the police officer, last Thursday at Eleme Local Government Area.

Ogoni Leaders Meet Over Insecurity

A member of the 7th Senate of the National Assembly from Rivers State, Senator Lee Maeba says stakeholders in Ogoni comprising of leaders of APC, PDP and Traditional Rulers have agreed to meet to fashion out ways of ending incessant killings in Ogoniland.

MOSOP, CSOs Demand End to Fossil Fuels Extraction

Members of the  Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) and several civil society organisations, including the Health for Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the Social Integrated Development Centre (Social Action), yesterday staged a peaceful protest in Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoniland in Rivers State, demanding a breakaway from fossil fuels.

When the Land Bleeds

A day at Ogoni was a homecoming of sorts for me yesterday when the global wave of #BreakFree actions touched down at Bori. The resolve of the Ogoni to peacefully and determinedly fight ecocide is legendary.

‘Powers behind Rivers’ cults’

Desperation for power by politicians, unemployment, injustice and poverty are some of the factors responsible for the rise in cult activities and other criminal activities in Rivers State. This much The Nation correspondent, Precious Dikewoha discovered recently during an interaction with  various stakeholders in the state.