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Ogoni Will Reject UNEP Assessment Report

By Ogoni Activist Ben Ikari

Ogonis will reject any aspect of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) report, which may conclude that the nationality is responsible for more than 90% of oil spills it’s assessed. This warning is coming before the planned report due for publication about December is erroneously celebrated.

And it’s a serious warning. Therefore the world should take note before UNEP’s coordinator, Mike Cowing conspires with $hell Oil and the Federal government of Nigeria (who are in joint-venture business and sponsoring this assessment) to dent Ogoni for whatever prize he may be given.

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Outrage at UN decision to exonerate Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta home

• Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 years
• Report claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs

Sunday 22 August 2010 18.36 BST

John Vidal, environment editor

Oil pipelines in Okrika, near Port Harcourt. The UNEP denies it has been influenced by Shell, which paid for its $10m, three-year study. Photograph: Ed Kashi

A three-year investigation by the United Nations will almost entirely exonerate Royal Dutch Shell for 40 years of oil pollution in the Niger delta, causing outrage among communities who have long campaigned to force the multinational to clean up its spills and pay compensation.

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