Again, Ogoniland slides to the brink

A preliminary approval granted to an oil company to resume crude oil production in environmentally ruined Ogoniland, is threatening to tear apart the bond that tie the people together. Activists, who resisted the despoliation of Ogoni environment by multinationals, namely Shell, Total and Agip in the 1990s, and whose agitation were criminalised by the Nigerian […]

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Tribute To Oronto Douglas

THE YOUNG OGONI DIDN’T NEED TO SEE ORONTO DOUGLAS, YET HE INSPIRED US! – A TRIBUTE BY CELESTINE AKPOBARI As a young Ogoni in the 90s and at the peak of the State and sHELL’s persecution of Ogoni people and their environment, it was that name “ORONTO” that we started hearing as the new “driver” […]

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UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON MINORITY ISSUES IN NIGERIA, VISITS OGONI AND RUMUEKPE

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues- Rita Izakand her team arrived Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital for a one-day working tour to Rumuekpe and communities in Ogoni where the marginalized and oppressed people are already grappling with the negative effects of a devastated environment and unfavorable state policies that does not protect minority […]

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OGONI ENVIRONMENT: THE DEMAND FOR A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

As environmental right groups the world over sadly draw attention to the pains, misery and loss of livelihood in Ogoniland resulting from decades of reckless oil exploitation and massive pollution of their environment by Shell, Social Action working with Ogoni Solidarity Forum (OSF), Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and other community groups has called […]

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OGONI CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS WORLD INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY (OGONI DAY); CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CLEAN UP OF OGONI ENVIRONMENT AND A MORATORIUM ON LAND SEIZURE!

OGONI CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN BANNER BY OGONI SOLIDARITY FORUM (OSF), SOCIAL ACTION AND OILWATCH AFRICA ON DISPLAY AT THE EVENT ON JANUARY 4, 2013, BORI-OGONI As the world marked January 4, the United Nation’s World Indigenous People’s Day, thousands of persons from divers walks of life including friends, Visitors Environmentalists, Rights Activists etc joined the […]

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