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agony of the Ogonis in the Niger Delta

Vincent Amanyie

agony of the Ogonis in the Niger Delta

a case study

by Vincent Amanyie

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Published by Horizon Concepts in Port Harcourt, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Niger River Delta (Nigeria),
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Ogoni (African people) -- Social conditions.,
    • Ogoni (African people) -- Civil rights.,
    • Ogoni (African people) -- Crimes against.,
    • Ogoni (African people) -- Government relations.,
    • Human rights -- Nigeria.,
    • Niger River Delta (Nigeria) -- Politics and government.,
    • Niger River Delta (Nigeria) -- Economic conditions.,
    • Niger River Delta (Nigeria) -- Social conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 17).

      Other titlesOgonis in the Niger Delta
      Statementby Vincent Amanyie.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT515.45.O33 A45 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 259 p. :
      Number of Pages259
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3345124M
      ISBN 109783486489
      LC Control Number2004352272

      The Niger Delta people, spread over the south-south geopolitical zone, are the largest among the minority groups. It is however generally believed that, the recurring crisis in the region is the product of the deep-seated sense of neglect and marginalisation by the government and oil companies in supporting critical human development. In a Land of Oil and Agony by Alfredo Quarto Earth Island Institute, Summer NIGERIA - I have just returned from the front lines of a battlefield called the Niger Delta, where an intense war has been obscurely raging for more than 40 years. The Niger Delta contains the third largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world.

      Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa2 was born in at Bori in Ogoni3 oil-bearing enclave of Nigeria's restive Niger-Delta region.4 The Ogonis are an ancient indigenous ethnic group living in the region of South-South Nigeria. The Ogoni people are distinct and have lived in the Niger Delta . The Ogoni region is a highly oil-rich area in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, populated by approximately , members of the Ogoni People. Since the Shell Petroleum Development Company discovered oil in Ogoniland in , the region has been plagued with serious environmental degradation resulting from the over oil wells in the area.

      Bodo village sits on the coast of the Niger Delta, but despite access to the sea, oil residues swirl across the surface of the water. We meet Chief Saint Emma Pii who confirmed that oil spills in and “totally destroyed the environment for agriculture and fishing. “A President Of Nigeria From The Niger Delta Is In Office, But Ogoni (from Former Eastern Region) Environmental Devastation Gets No Nat’l Attention..”–Fubara New York[RR] Ogoni-land–Reacting to the report by Daily Trust titled:”OGONIS ACCUSE JONATHAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM”, Mr. Fubara David-West said it is shameful that “A President Of Nigeria From The Niger Delta Is [ ].


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Agony of the Ogonis in the Niger Delta by Vincent Amanyie Download PDF EPUB FB2

After the ignoble hanging to death of the renowned Writer and Environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogonis on November by the Nigerian State, there were follow up threats, insecurity to life and property and total desecration of the land and desertion due to the persistent military aggression of the government against the Ogoni.

Nottingham Dick, who declared a short-lived independent Niger Delta Republic in over oil-related grievances, has any oil-producing com-munity sought redress in ways which involved mobilized mass action and direct confrontation with the state as the Ogonis did between and Human rights violations.

The Ogoni people have been victims of human rights violations for many years. Infour years before Nigerian Independence, Royal Dutch/Shell, in collaboration with the British government, found a commercially viable oil field on the Niger Delta and began oil production in In a year period from to there were reportedly 2, oil spills of about 2.

His book, To Cook a Continent (Pambazuka Press, ) deals with destructive extractive activities and the climate crisis in Africa. He was listed as one of Time magazine's Heroes of the Environment in and was a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award also known as the "Alternative Noble Prize.".

Ogoni is located in the eastern Niger Delta region and covers an area of square miles ( km 2) (Saro-Wiwa,UNPO, ). It is bordered to the east by the Ibibio/Anang, to the south by the Andoni, Nkoro, and Opobo, to the north by the Ikwerre, and to the south by the by: 8. They share common oil-related environmental problems with the Ijaw people of Niger Delta, but Ogonis are not listed in the list of people historically belonging to Niger Delta.

They number about 1 million people and live in a square-mile (1, km2) homeland which they also refer to as Ogoni, or Ogoniland. If Obasanjo is from Yoruba considered one of the majority ethnic groups, then of course, Jonathan is an Ijaw of Niger delta.

He thus understands or should understand the environmental degradation, inequalities and human rights abuses in Niger delta, which Ogonis fight to correct and the Ogoni Nine fought and were hanged. The pathetic story of oil spills in the Niger Delta region is a sad tale of neglect and lack of commitment on the part of the critical stakeholders, especially the oil companies, to do the needful.

Correspondent, ALICE ONUKWUGHA, writes on the sorry state. Ogoni And Niger Delta People In Agony As Report Reveals Yoruba Man Killed Saro W - Politics - Nairaland. Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Ogoni And Niger Delta People In Agony As Report Reveals Yoruba Man Killed Saro W ( Views).

Lovette Idisi Uses Cutlasses To Empower Delta People (Photos) / Senator Nwaoboshi Hailed By Delta People Despite Money Laundering. The Curse of Oil in Ogoniland "Oil is a curse which means only poverty, hunger, disease and exploitation" - Emanuel Nnadozie in Oil and Socioeconomic Crisis in Nigeria.

Problem The Nigerian delta has some of the best agricultural land in Africa, as well as vast oil resources. The area is densely populated by many different tribal groups, including the Ogoni people who have lived there for over. The current conflict in the Niger Delta first arose in the early s over tensions between foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta's minority ethnic groups who feel they are being exploited, particularly the Ogoni and the and political unrest continued throughout the s despite the return to democracy and the election of the Obasanjo government in History and culture of ogoni people Encyclopedia» History Delta.

The true origin of the Ogoni people are not very well-known,research has it that they migrated into the area from across the Imo River while other research says that the Ogoni people came in boats from Ghana and.

There is documentation on how Ogonis and people in the Niger Delta became a province. It was not Niger Delta and it is clearly stated in those documents that those in the Niger Delta and some sub. The Ogoni are a distinct people who have lived in the Niger Delta for more than years. The Ogoni are an agricultural and fishing society, living in close-knit rural communities in one of the most densely populated areas of Africa.

Archaeological and linguistic evidence suggests the Ogoni have inhabited the Niger Delta for up to years. "As usual the Ogonis have blazed the trail, the Niger Delta thing everybody is talking about is nothing but an extension of the Ogoni struggle, but the violence that has come with it is a.

SHALL we talk about the Ogonis in the Niger Delta region. Listen, I want us to know one thing, the Ogonis are not Niger Deltans, we are just neighbours with the Niger Delta people. One of the many hundreds of year-old pipelines that crisscross the Niger delta had corroded and spewed oil for several months.

Forest and farmland were now. The stakes are high, he says. If the London judge hearing the preliminary arguments finds for the king then, in around one year’s time, Shell will have to defend itself in the British courts.

The Nwidors are members of a small tribal minority known as the Ogonis. The Ogoni people opposed Nigeria's military government and the Shell Oil Corporation, which for years had been permitted to.

The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies has been extracting oil in the Niger Delta since By Nigeria’s oil export revenues had reached a total of US$ billion (Litvin,p. No Andoni Man can attest to the fact that he/she knows what was the Ogonis were agitating for becos an average Andoni Man is busy looking for his daily bread in the River perhaps this left us to be known as the MOST peaceful people in the Niger Delta .The Ogonis are an indigenous people that are the minority ethnic group in the Niger Delta region.

Ogonis have a population ofpeople and reside in the northeast area of the delta. The Ogoni people live in the coastal plain terraces northeast of the Niger Delta on square kilometers of land.The report largely says what has been known and said before. But this is official and very valuable.

When Shell doled out the funds for the study, they claimed they did so on the basis of the polluter-pays principle. True. Shell polluted Ogoniland, just as they and other companies have done and continue to do all over the Niger Delta.