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The apex mass-based organization of the Ogoni people, MOSOP, on behalf of the entire Ogoni nation wishes to express our deep shock over the news of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has congratulated the national leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) under its new President, Honour Sirawoo.
The President of MOSOP, Comrade Legborsi Saro Pyagbara has debunked rumors of an Ogoni congress billed for Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Speaking in his office in Port Harcourt today, The President of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) Comrade Legborsi Pyagbara said the rumored announcement calling for an Ogoni congress on Saturday, October 15, 2016 did not emanate from him or MOSOP and called on the general public to discountenance such rumors as MOSOP has not scheduled a congress for October 15(tomorrow).
The Ogoni Bill of Rights which was presented to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1990 called for, among other things, political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the Republic as a distinct and separate unit (by whatever name called), provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs by Ogoni people; the right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development; adequate representations, as of right, in all Nigerian national institutions, and the right to protect the Ogoni environment and ecology from further degradation.
My name is Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa. I live at Simaseng Place, 9 Rumuibekwe Road, Port Harcourt. I am a writer, publisher, environmentalist and human rights activist.
I am the President of the Ethnic Minority Rights Organization of Africa (EMIROAF). I am also the current President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) which was founded in 1990 to struggle non-violently for the political, economic and environmental rights of the Ogoni people. The motto of the movement is "Freedom, Peace and Justice".
Looking at the level of devastation and environmental degradation caused by Shell activities in their over 35 years of oil exploitation in Ogoni, there will be no need to resume oil production if the Ogoni people will survive as an ethnic group and an indigenous people on the surface of the earth.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) on Tuesday 16th September 2014 rejected any part implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
MOSOP President, Mr. Legborsi Saro Pyagbara Continues 3-Nations Tour, called on Countries to develop new framework of engagement with Indigenous Peoples
Egypt, June 7, 2014. The President of Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Comrade Legborsi Saro Pyagbara on June 6th 2014 arrived Egypt on what is anticipated to be the last leg of his three-nation tour, which began last month covering the United States of America , Mexico and now Egypt to solicit support for the Ogoni Struggle and reassure supporters of MOSOP’s unwavering commitment to the realisation of the goals of the struggle and the protection of the Ogoni people in the light of the ongoing environmental crisis in the area and political uncertainties in the country.