ECOCIDE IN THE NIGER DELTA: Why The Silence? by Afoegba Goody

We are committing Ecocide in the Niger Delta with the manner IOC’s conduct their business and regulatory agencies become their partners in crime. We have forgotten the environmental problems of the Niger Delta due to the general hardship in the country. There are about five hundred (500) environmental laws in Nigeria yet we don’t know […]

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WHAT LESSONS HAVE OIL COMPANIES LEARNT FROM KEN SARO WIWA, OGONI CRISES? by Zik Gbemre

Without a doubt, oil and gas exploration and production activities in Nigeria, particularly in the Niger Delta region carried out by International Oil Companies (IOCs) and Indigenous Oil Companies have brought with their operations more socio-economic, political and environmental woes on the psychic, physical/emotional and health wellbeing of the inhabitants of the region than words […]

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EXECUTION OF KEN SARO-WIWA, OTHERS: SHELL REFUSES TO HAND OVER EVIDENCE TO US COURT

Shell’s US law firm is refusing to hand over more than 100,000 internal documents crucial to a legal case in the Netherlands which is alleging the oil giant’s complicity in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of nine men in Nigeria in the 1990s, Amnesty International said ahead of a US Court of Appeals hearing […]

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Niger Delta will not allow Boro, Sawo Wiwa’s fate to befall Tompolo – Ozobo

Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, IPDI, President, Mr. Austin Ozobo, has said that Niger Delta will not allow what happened to renowned activists, the late Isaac Adaka Boro and Ken Saro Wiwa, to befall former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo. Ozobo said in a press statement in Warri: “Boro and Sarowiwa died in the hands […]

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Niger Delta Communities Drag Shell To Court In UK For ‘Decades Of Oil Spills’ In Nigeria

Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria’s Ogale people, unpacked four bottles of water from his homeland and lined them up on a table to show why his subjects are suing Royal Dutch Shell in a London court. The Nigerian water is contaminated with oil and cancer-causing compounds such as benzene. It is what his […]

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The complex life & death of Ken Saro-Wiwa by Roy Doron, Toyin Falola and Laura Seay

Twenty-one years after his death at the hands of Nigeria’s last military dictatorship, environmental and political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa’s story still draws attention, mostly for the work he did to save the land and water of his fellow Ogoni people near the end of his life. A brilliant new biography by Roy Doron and Toyin […]

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NIGER DELTA POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STRANGULATION: SARO WIWA’S LAST STATEMENT BEFORE HE WAS KILLED BY ABACHA

My lord, since my arrest on the 21st of May, 1994 I have been subjected to physical and mental torture, held incommunicado and denied food for weeks and medical attention for months. My seventy-four year old mother has been whipped and arrested, my wife beaten and threatened with detention, the three telephone lines to my […]

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Nigeria’s Corrupt Judiciary Joins Terrorists by Karen Dabrowska

The stench of Human Rights Violations by Nigeria’s brutish Judiciary has assumed agonising dimensions. In an injustice reminiscent of the tragic and brutal murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the renowned environmental activist and playwright, a British-educated journalist, Prince Woboroma II, has been a victim of Nigeria’s corrupt Judicial system. An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt, the […]

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“Why Biafrans are angry with Nigeria – a dialogue with DSS operative by Onyema Uche

“Niger Deltans are beginning to ask questions on who and why Adaka Boro was murdered. They are also aware that Ken Saro Wiwa who believed in the friendship with the North was mercilessly murdered by the same people he fought for. Odi was wiped out in the worst genocide in our time and no one […]

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A Living Memorial for Deadened Memories By Nnimmo Bassey

The Bus, a sculptural memorial in honour of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine was shipped to Nigeria from the United Kingdom by Platform. On arrival in Nigeria it was seized by the Nigeria Customs since 8th September 2015 on the reported […]

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