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10,000 Hold Candlelight Vigil In Port Harcourt for Ken Saro-Wiwa


An estimated 10,000 people from the Ogoni, Ijaw, Yoruba, Hausa, Ikwerre, and other communities from different parts of the state and beyond last night in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, took over major roads in the city in a mournful and solemn candle light procession to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria’s famous writer and activist and his other colleagues.

Media For Justice Project (Dele Giwa Hall, CEHRD Secretariat)


The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development has called on the Nigerian police to re-open its investigation of the murder of Dele Giwa, the late co-founder of Newswatch Magazine, and prosecute those who were responsible for his death.

In a statement issued to commemorate today's 25th anniversary of Mr. Giwa's assassination by a parcel bomb in his home in 1986, CEHRD recalled that the event took place during the Ibrahim Babangida dictatorship.

Concert Marks 2nd Anniversary of Bundu Shootings

The concert was one of support and also of invitation to the government by the people of the Port Harcourt waterfront communities to hear the call that "Housing is a Human Right".

SPANISH-La oposición a la militarización y al saqueo de los recursos naturales en Nigeria

Dos jóvenes ogoni, Goteh Keenam y Dambani Kuenu, oriundos de Zor-Sogho, en el estado de Rivers, en Nigeria fueron asesinados por la policía durante una protesta. Los dos protestaban contra un plan estatal para reubicar el cuartel militar Bori, que alberga la Segunda Brigada Anfibia, y actualmente está situado en la ciudad de Port Harcourt, en territorio ogoni.

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