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Rivers: Police, Lawmakers in Tug-of-War Over Assembly

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 9:37 am | AkanimoReports News

Rivers: Police, Lawmakers in Tug-of-War Over Assembly THE Nigeria Police, Rivers State Command, and a faction of the state legislators, are locked in a tug-of-war for the control of the House of Assembly complex along Moscow Road in Port Harcourt, ... More >>

MOSOP raises fresh alarm

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 9:35 am | AkanimoReports News

THE Ogoni mass organization, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has raised an alarm of an alleged plan by some top politicians in Nigeria to use their cleanup funds to finance opposition party activities ahead of the largely uncertain ... More >>

Nigeria: Why Amaechi stops work in Rivers, by PDP

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 5:11 pm | AkanimoReports News

Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Felix Obuah, has advanced reasons behind the barrage of work free days in the state. On the midnight of Thursday, November 14, Governor Chibuike Amaechi, according to the PDP boss, declared Friday, ... More >>

Nigeria: Amaechi, PDP Lock Horns On Kattey's Kidnap

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 11:22 am | AkanimoReports News

The September 6, abduction of Archbishop Ignatius Kattey of the Anglican Communion, by unknown gunmen along the deplorable East-West Highway at the Eleme axis of Port Harcourt, has pitched Governor Chibuike Amaechi, against the polarized Peoples Democratic ... More >>

Oilwatch Raises Ecological Issues with Ecuador President

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 11:05 am | AkanimoReports News

A coalition of Oilwatch groups around the world have expressed shock by the August 15, announcement by President Rafael Correa of Ecuador that he will permit crude oil extraction in the Yasuni-ITT. More >>

All set for 2013 Akata Fishing, Cultural Festival

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 3:07 pm | AkanimoReports News

She said the festival was originally billed to hold from Tuesday, June 4 –Thursday, June 6. ''But is now holding from Tuesday, June 25- Thursday June 27, 2013”. More >>

Abia: Top Functionaries In Soup Over Fraud

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 2:31 pm | AkanimoReports News

TWO top public functionaries in Abia State in Eastern Nigeria, Dr Eze Chikamnayo, the Information and Strategy Commissioner and Mr Cosmos Ndukwe, Chief of Staff to the state Governor, Theodore Orji on Tuesday appeared before the state House of Assembly ... More >>

UK accused setting a ''poverty trap'' for African farmers

Saturday, 1 December 2012, 2:35 pm | AkanimoReports News

THE United Kingdom, UK, is currently being accused of setting up a ''poverty trap'' for African farmers. More >>

Civil Society Groups to Investors: Stop Land Grabbing

Saturday, 1 December 2012, 2:34 pm | AkanimoReports News

MAJOR farmland investors such as banks and pension funds must stop facilitating land grabs, civil society groups on the eve of a global farmland investment conference in London on December 3-5, have said. More >>

C'river: Oil Palm Firm, Group Clash Over Land Grab

Monday, 19 November 2012, 11:41 am | AkanimoReports News

OIL palm giant, Wilmar Nigeria Limited, and the Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC), an environmental rights group, are currently at logger heads over a massive land grab in a rural community in Cross River State , Southern Nigeria. More >>

Nigeria: Era Tackles Oil Majors, Dares Govt on Anti-Graft

Saturday, 17 November 2012, 1:59 pm | AkanimoReports News

FOR the oil majors operating in Nigeria- Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total, and Agip- there will no longer be hiding places for them, as oil-bearing communities in league with civil society groups, are currently pushing for a new regime of transparency ... More >>

Outrage in Nigeria Over Gene Giants Food Crops Coup

Saturday, 17 November 2012, 1:58 pm | AkanimoReports News

AROUND 1,000 environmental rights activists, lawyers, scholars, community-based organisations and women groups in Nigeria, at a forum hosted by the country's foremost environmental rights advocacy group, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) in Lagos, were outraged ... More >>

Shell Abandons 32 Oil Wells In Nigeria

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 12:15 pm | AkanimoReports News

Shell Abandons 32 Oil Wells In Nigeria ANGLO-Dutch oil and gas super major, Shell, has abandoned 32 of their oil wells in Akwa Ibom State axis of Nigeria, AkanimoReports gathered on Wednesday. Already, this is a matter of serious concern for the Godswill ... More >>

UNEP, Others Commend Bassey On Rafto Prize

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 1:50 pm | AkanimoReports News

THE United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined scores of environmental human rights activists and organisations across the world in commending Nigeria's Nnimmo Bassey, for winning the 2012 Rafto Prize. More >>

Nigeria: Bayelsa, Rivers at War over Oil Wells

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 11:06 am | AkanimoReports News

All is currently not well between President Goodluck Jonathan's home state, Bayelsa, and her mother state, Rivers. The two states are locked in a potentially dangerous Oil Wells War that could rupture the relative peace in the five front line oil and ... More >>

Nigeria: Coalition Gives Govt 30 Days to Sack Oil Minister

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 10:59 am | AkanimoReports News

A coalition of concerned civil society groups in Nigeria, who last May initiated and launched a campaign-End Impunity Now (EIN)- has given President Goodluck Jonathan's Administration a 30-day ultimatum to yield his big axe against corrupt officials ... More >>

Nigerian Activist Stands Tall In Netherlands

Monday, 29 October 2012, 10:26 am | AkanimoReports News

THE Voice magazine Achievers Award Committee on behalf of the magazine has announced the top names on their award list for this year’s event slated for Friday, November 16, 2012 at De Koning Party & Event Centre, Isolatorweg 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ... More >>

Oil Spill In Nigeria: Shell Faces Legal Battle In Europe

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 12:39 pm | AkanimoReports News

ANGLO-Dutch oil and gas super major, Shell, will appear in a Dutch court to account for damage it caused in Nigeria. This is the first time in history, an European company is appearing in a Dutch court. More >>

Amaechi Blasts FG Over Environmental Management

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 8:15 am | AkanimoReports News

CHAIRMAN of Nigeria's Governors' Forum and Governor of Rivers State, one of the key oil and gas producers in Southern Nigeria, Chibuike Amaechi, has lashed out at the Federal Government, saying the measures they put in place to combat environmental ... More >>

Tremor In Delta Over Chevron's Hard Line

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 4:45 pm | AkanimoReports News

THE alleged hardline posture of Chevron, an American oil giant operating in Nigeria, on employment of Ijaw youths, is currently leading the oil corporation on a head-on collision with community youths in Delta State. More >>