• Buhari inaugurates governing council, board for Ogoniland clean up

    Buhari inaugurates governing council, board for Ogoniland clean up

    To ensure full implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Governing Council and the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Trust Fund for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP).

    Buhari, while speaking at a brief ceremony in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that the project, which will take two decades to implement, will start five years after the UNEP report.

    The next five years, he said, will address emergency response measures […]

  • FG adopts cleanup tool developed by UNILORIN Professor over Oil spill in Ogoniland

    FG adopts cleanup tool developed by UNILORIN Professor over Oil spill in Ogoniland

    According to reports, the Federal Government has adopted the use of a local oil spill management product developed by a University of Ilorin Professor of Chemical Engineering, Sulyman Age AbdulKareem, in its renewed efforts to clean up the oil-soaked lands of the Niger Delta.

    Abdulkareem said that the product, for which he received a patent in 2005, is capable of saving the country substantial amount in foreign exchange.

    The scientist who was the winner of the Best Researcher of the Year award […]

  • Ogoniland’s full restoration may take 30 years – UNEP’s report

    Ogoniland’s full restoration may take 30 years – UNEP’s report

    According to reports from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) came a disclosure yesterday that it could still take between 25 to 30years for the realisation of full environmental restoration of Ogoniland.

    The UNEP similarly declared that due to the wide extent of contamination in Ogoniland and nearby areas, coupled with the varying degrees of degradation, there would not be one single clean-up technique appropriate for the entire area.

    The report further pointed out that a combination of approaches will therefore need […]

  • Wike begins construction of Sakpwenwa-Bori road to Ogoniland

    Wike begins construction of Sakpwenwa-Bori road to Ogoniland

    In line with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s pledge to complete and commission the Sakpwenwa-Bori road to the Ogoni traditional heartland, work has started on the road.

    The Sakpwenwa-Bori road was flagged off by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The preliminary work of grading the portions of the road which is being dualised has been intensified with Ogoni indigenes expressing happiness that the governor is a man of his word.

    Though the Sakpwenwa -Bori road is expected to be completed […]

  • I did everything to make Jonathan clean Ogoniland but he refused, says Amaechi

    I did everything to make Jonathan clean Ogoniland but he refused, says Amaechi

    Minister of Transport and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said that immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, clearly turned his deaf ears to the plight of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta in general.

    Amaechi, who in his address at the flag-off of the implementation of the UNEP report on Ogoniland acknowledged the presence of his successor, Nyesom Wike, lamented that he did everything within his power as a governor to make Jonathan implement the UNEP report on […]

  • Buhari will die if he visits Ogoniland today – N’Delta Avengers threaten

    Buhari will die if he visits Ogoniland today – N’Delta Avengers threaten

    Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the new militant group, has been quoted by International Business Times UK as vowing to kill President Muhammadu Buhari as he is billed to make an official visit today to Rivers State.

    But the Nigerian military has dismissed the threat, describing members of the militant group as criminals. “Buhari can go wherever he wants”, says Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar, Director, Defence Information.

    President Buhari is due to be in Rivers State where he is to launch the project for the […]

  • Pres. Buhari plans implementation of UNEP report in cleaning up Ogoniland

    Pres. Buhari plans implementation of UNEP report in cleaning up Ogoniland

    It was gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commenced the process of implementing the United Nations Environmental Programme’s report on the environmental restoration of Ogoniland.
    According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the development is in keeping with Buhari’s avowed commitment to working for the development and well-being of all Nigerians.
    Adesina said the President took the decision to fast-track the implementation of this based on recommendations to him by the Executive Director […]

  • Buhari took campaign rally to Jonathan’s home town.

    Buhari took campaign rally to Jonathan’s home town.

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    General Muhammadu Buhari,All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate,who promises to implement the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, yesterday, took his campaign to the home base of President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa and Rivers States with a promise to frontally address environmental concerns and degraded infrastructure, if elected.

    It was reported that Ogoniland was elated to welcome him, The Ogoni traditional rulers who through the president, Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, King […]