This article appeared in print under the headline “Nowhere to run…” 29 April 2013 by Fred Pearce Book information Just Business: Multinational corporations and human rights by John Gerard Ruggie Published by: Norton Price: £14.99 EXTRACT Other examples he discusses include the toxic solvents and child labour used to make fashionable Nike sportswear in the [...]
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The US Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against the Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Company brought by alleged human rights victims. The ruling, which was handed down last Wednesday, is seen as a serious setback for the Ogoni community in the Niger Delta, who alleged gross human rights abuses during the mid-1990s by the military government [...]
By Ben Ikari, Director, African Cultural and Fundamental Rights Council (AFCRC-USA): 26 February 2013 Last updated at 08:02 CET Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) may be set for a serious crisis and bloodletting in Ogoni, Nigeria. Information reaching the African Cultural and Fundamental Rights Council (AFCRC-USA) has it that the oil company, which happens to be [...]
PRESS STATEMENT BY MOSOP MEDIA: Self-Government for Ogoni Was Overdue, Says Goodluck Diigbo 4 August 2012 MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo has been speaking on the reason for the urgency behind the Ogoni declaration of self-government to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “The urgency behind the declaration is that self-government [...]
General Assembly sets 2nd August 2012 for Ogoni Political Autonomy The date to decide the destiny of Ogoni people in southern Nigeria is set to be on the 2nd of August, 2012. It means Ogonis will observe every 2nd of August each year as a day of internal independence in Nigeria. This will be the [...]
STATEMENT ISSUED BY MOSOP MEDIA A national conference to groom newly elected representatives on how to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples will open in Bori on the 31st of July, 2012. The conference was originally scheduled for July 22, 2012, but was shifted to include all Ogonis as participants. The [...]
U.S. Supreme Court: Harvard Lawyers Reflect Spirit of American Revolution, says Dr. Goodluck Diigbo MOSOP President and Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo has welcomed the filing by the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic of an amicus curiae brief with U.S. Supreme Court in the case, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. as a significant [...]
Investigation finds shocking levels of pollution from oil spills in Ogoniland, even at spill sites that companies claim to have cleaned up. Photo of oil spill, taken during February 2010 UNPO visit to Ogoniland Ogonis Elect Leaders for Autonomous Authority Over 2,500 candidates vie for self-government offices to administer Ogoni affairs Ogonis begin voting on [...]
MOSOP STATEMENT ISSUED 28 May 2012 British Prime Minister David Cameron Acting Dangerously Against Nigeria MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo has described British Prime David Cameron’s government amicus brief in the Ogoni case of Kiobel v Shell in the United States of America as an ill-advised and short-sighted colonial tactics. Diigbo said the prime minister’s [...]
By Ben Ikari The African Cultural and Fundamental Rights Council (AFCRC), USA congratulates the newly formed Ogoni Environmental Protection Agency (OGEPA) for its emergence at a time Ogoni is at environmental crossroads. We especially thank the new agency for its vision aimed at achieving broad-based tree planting throughout Ogoni territory. This is a great feat [...]
Shell Shuts Office As Ogonis Protest Pollution By Bashiru Abdullahi, 30 April 2012 Port Harcourt — The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) shut down its office in Rumoumasi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as hundreds of Ogonis and environmental activists staged a protest at the weekend. The protesters, who carried placards with various inscriptions [...]
Of course, $hell has over the years refuted allegations of environmental degradation in Ogoni. The company has nowhere to hide from this environmental catastrophe that is killing Ogonis faster than not. Although my source says $hell is willing to deposit the take-off money, it is also common with the company taking undue advantage of the envy and division, greed and corruption in Nigeria.
No Shell person or NNPC has come here in respect of the report. But as I talk to you, they are drilling. The same Nigerian Army and police that are supposed to protect the Nigerian people will carry them to go and put more benzene (into the environment). If we take laws into our hands, you hear (restiveness) and violence. The accusations have been put before Shell in an email for weeks, but the company did not respond.
Graphics from Guardian newspaper article: Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY MOSOP: 26 December 2011 A measure to make sure that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Royal Dutch/Shell and others face compelling action to hold them accountable for environmental crimes in Ogoni. MOSOP President and Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo said that the [...]
STATEMENT BY MOSOP MEDIA 1 December 2011 21:26:50 GMT MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo today welcomed the indication of interest by the E.U. U.S. economic blocs in the immediate environmental restoration of Ogoniland, but described the blocs list of parties for engagement as one-sided; as it excluded the victims the Ogoni people. Dr. [...]