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Activists Go Tough On Climate Change, Write Negotiators

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 12:41 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THREE front line environmental rights activists-Bill McKibben, Nnimmo Bassey and Pablo Solon- have addressed an open letter to governments and their negotiators, stressing that to really address climate change, UNFCCC-COP18 should decide to leave ... More >>

Game Up For Non-Cooperative Politicians, Say Ogoni People

Monday, 12 November 2012, 4:27 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE Ogoni people, kinsmen of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, in the Rivers State axis of Southern Nigeria, have said that the game is up for those they described as ''non-cooperative and deceptive politicians'' at all levels in the country. More >>

Experts Say GM Food Harmful

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 9:28 am | Akanimo Sampson

PROFESSOR Peter Saunders and Dr Mae-Wan Ho, have said that the latest findings of cancers and deaths from GM maize and Roundup herbicide are the result of the most in-depth long-term toxicology study ever done on GM food; ''we ignore them at our ... More >>

Nigeria: Group accuses Agip of being politically subversive

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:54 pm | Akanimo Sampson

The Italian oil major in Nigeria, Agip, is currently on the political spot. A group, Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) is accusing the oil major of subverting Nigeria's Local Content Act and siding with some Northern political ... More >>

Niger Delta Warns Boko Haram:Goodluck Can't Convert To Islam

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:52 pm | Akanimo Sampson

Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, will never convert to Islam, a Niger Delta group, Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has said. They claimed in Warri, the oil and gas hub of Delta State in Southern Nigeria, that part ... More >>

China Digs Deep Into Akwa Ibom Oil

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 10:58 am | Akanimo Sampson

CHINA is currently digging deep into Nigeria's marginal oil fields in Akwa Ibom State, Southern Nigeria. Already, they have struck a partnership deal with the state to explore marginal oil fields. More >>

Fresh Assassination in Rivers Shocks Gov. Amaechi

Saturday, 30 June 2012, 3:45 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE seeming return of hired political killers in Rivers State, a frontline oil and gas producing state in Southern Nigeria, is currently unsettling the state Governor, Chibuike Amaechi. More >>

Guanabara Bay: FoEI Protests Killing of 2 Fishermen Leaders

Saturday, 30 June 2012, 3:44 pm | Akanimo Sampson

A delegation of Friends of the Earth International, FoEI, a global federation of environmental rights advocacy organizations, today, Friday, joins a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to denounce the alleged brutal murder of two fishermen ... More >>

NDDC Post Graduate Scholarship Sparks Row in A'ibom

Saturday, 23 June 2012, 2:10 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE award of post-graduate scholarship to eligible candidates of the oil and gas producing states of Nigeria, by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an interventionist agency, has sparked off a hot row in the Akwa Ibom State axis of ... More >>

RIO+20 Okays Corporate Pollution, SAYS FoEI

Saturday, 23 June 2012, 2:09 pm | Akanimo Sampson

A GLOBAL federation of environmental rights advocacy organizations, Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) has said that the Ri+20 declaration encourages corporate pollution. The global body told AkanimoReports on Friday that the deal on the table ... More >>

Akwa Ibom Artiste Out with New Annang Song

Saturday, 23 June 2012, 2:08 pm | Akanimo Sampson

A new song called Annang Mma, composed by Ms. Perfecta Ekpo, the Akwa Ibom State song writer, performer, dancer, musical arranger and leader of the African musical group, Uko Africana based in New York has composed a new song to commemorate the ... More >>

Rio+20: Indigenous People Unveil Own Solutions

Friday, 22 June 2012, 3:52 pm | Akanimo Sampson

INDIGENOUS people from all over the world have come together at the Rio+20 global summit to put forward their own solutions for sustainable development. More >>

Rio+20: Groups Battle To Reclaim UN From Corporate Hijack

Friday, 22 June 2012, 3:12 pm | Akanimo Sampson

Rio+20: 400 Groups Battle To Reclaim Un From Corporate Hijack OVER 400 civil society organizations around the world are currently locked in a fight-to-finish to reclaim the United Nations (UN) from what they described as ''corporate hijack'' More >>

Rio+20 Summit; Brazil Denies Activist Entry

Monday, 18 June 2012, 4:31 pm | Akanimo Sampson

A participant of the UN Summit in Rio de Janeiero was denied entry into Brazil by the Brazilian authorities. More >>

Chevron Accused Of Fueling Communal Crisis In Niger Delta

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 2:23 pm | Akanimo Sampson

CHEVRON, an American oil and gas major operating in Nigeria, has been accused of fueling communal conflict in some riverine communities of Delta State, in Southern Nigeria. More >>

Bayelsa Impeachment: N52m Looted From Assembly Treasury

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 2:40 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE last is certainly not yet heard about the impeachment drama in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, the home state of Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, in Southern Nigeria. More >>

OGONI: 2,500 for Self Govt Jobs

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 3:41 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE Ogoni people, kinsmen of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, on Thursday, began voting to recruit leaders of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA) to pave way for their inherent authority to govern themselves within their own boarders. Over 2,500 ... More >>

Bayelsa: Move to Impeach Speaker Fails

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 3:40 pm | Akanimo Sampson

SPEAKER of the home state of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Konbowei Benson Friday, has denied his purported impeachment by 11 members of the parliament last Monday, saying their action did not comply with ... More >>

Rainforest: Group Writes Imoke Again on Key Issues

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 2:49 pm | Akanimo Sampson

ENVIRONMENTAL rights advocacy group in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria, Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC) has again written to the state Governor, Liyel Imoke, on some key issues concerning the move by a business to acquire around 8,000 ... More >>

Dana Air Crash: Group Wants Airline Banned

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 2:48 pm | Akanimo Sampson

SHOCKED by the latest claim of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that the operational license of Dana Airline has not been withdrawn, a civil society group, the Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has called on President Goodluck ... More >>