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AMNESTY ALARMED OVER STUDY LINKING OIL SPILLS AND BABY DEATHS AS HOSCON DEMANDS RELEASE OF N98b GAS FLARE PENALTY

Reacting to a study that found babies in the Niger Delta were twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mother lived near an oil… Read more »

UNEP: CIVIL SOCIETIES CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CLEAN-UP OF OGONILAND

Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe have called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoniland in Nigeria, as it was stated should happen by a United… Read more »

Amnesty appeals to Singapore to halt execution of a Nigerian, Chikoke Stephen Obioha

Singapore must immediately halt the execution of Chijoke Stephen Obioha, a Nigerian national on death row for possession of drugs, Amnesty International said today. On Wednesday, Chijoke Stephen Obioha’s family… Read more »

Cameroon: Military court imposes 10-year sentence on young men who joked about Boko Haram

In response to the 10-year jail sentence handed down today to 27-year-old Fomusoh Ivo Feh and two of his friends recently convicted by the Military Court of Yaoundé for “non-denunciation… Read more »

Amnesty International slams Nigeria police for torturing detainees, demanding bribes in exchange for freedom

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International… Read more »

Human rights abuse: Congressman wants U.S. to withhold security assistance to Nigeria

A letter to US Secretary of State, John Kerry by Tom Marino, who doubles as the chairman of USA’s Committee on the Judiciary, Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs. Dear Secretary… Read more »

Nigeria: Babies and children dying in military detention – Amnesty International

Eleven children under the age of six, including four babies, are among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in horrendous conditions in the notorious Giwa barracks… Read more »

Investors panic as dozens of Niger Delta Communities sue Shell For Nigeria Oil Spills

Shell’s failure to maintain and protect pipelines may leave it liable to a raft of compensation claims from dozens of Niger Delta communities, said Amnesty International today as London law… Read more »

Shell faces Dutch court for Niger Delta oil damage

The oil giant Shell could be exposed to a raft of compensation claims and be forced to disclose previously withheld internal documents over its failure to stop and clean up… Read more »

Ken Saro-Wiwa 20 years on: Niger Delta still blighted by oil spills by Mark Dummett

The sad truth is that twenty years after the execution of writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria’s oil producing region remains a blighted land. There are hundreds of oil… Read more »