Tag: Ken Saro Wiwa

25 years after Ken Saro-Wiwa’s execution, his daughter pleads for state pardon

25 years ago, today, Ken Saro-Wiwa alongside 8 other activists were executed for protesting against the indiscriminate crude oil extraction in the Ogoni land, Niger Delta.  Ken Saro-Wiwa co-founded the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), in the 1990s. MOSOP argued that indiscriminate oil production devastated the[Read More…]

Menegian, son of the late environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, has died of coronavirus

Menegian, son of the late environmental activist and poet, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has died of coronavirus in Britain. Punch Newspaper reports that he died on Monday after being hospitalised following COVID-19 complications. Noo Saro-Wiwa,  sister of the deceased, made this known on Thursday through a Facebook post. She said her brother had underlying[Read More…]

Hamzat Lawal: Climate Change and Canada, the top choice for emigrating Nigerians

By Hamzat Lawal I was still a child the first time I heard of Canada. This was in 1995, during the controversial execution of the Ogoni-born Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, by the then military government of late General Sani Abacha. Growing up in Abuja, the newly installed seat of power,[Read More…]

Is The Nigerian Customs Trying To Suppress The Memory of The Ogoni 9 Executions?

By AYODEJI ROTINWA On September 8th 2015, a sculpture created in memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of the Ogoni 9, a group of environmental activists executed by the Nigerian military government, was seized by the Nigerian Customs Service and has since been in their possession. The sculpture[Read More…]

Oil Giant, Shell Won’t Allow Late Ken Saro-Wiwa Rest in Peace [Find Out Why]

Amnesty International says oil giant Shell has refused to hand over 100,000 documents on the arrest, detention, and execution of nine men by the military regime of late Sani Abacha. Ken Saro-Wiwa, outspoken author and playwright, Barinem Kiobel, John Kpuine and six others were hanged in 1995 by the Abacha[Read More…]

Late Ogoni Activist Son, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr Dies Aged 48 In London

The son of the late Ogoni activist, prolific journalist, and former adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., died on Tuesday, sources say.. It was gathered that Saro-Wiwa Jr, who was based in Abuja, died on Tuesday after a brief illness in London Born in 1968, ?Saro-Wiwa Junior was an[Read More…]

Saatah Nubari: Today We Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa & Ogoni Sons Killed By The Nigerian Government

10th November 1995, that was the day Abacha’s henchmen went to work on 9 Ogoni sons; Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, John Kpuine and Ken Saro-Wiwa. Their bodies took turns in dangling from the hangmen’s noose before being doused with acid,[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Stops Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Memorial Art Bus & Leaflets Entry Into The Country

A sculpture created as a memorial to Nigerian environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other activists has been denied entry to Nigeria, where it had been sent as a gift to mark the 20th anniversary of their execution by the military government. Guardian UK reports that Customs officials impounded Sokari Douglas Camp’s sculpture,[Read More…]

Standing Together Against Impunity In The Nigerian Government

Increasingly, the level of impunity exhibited by government officials and flagrant disregard for consequences of certain actions or inactions is reminiscent of the military era: Accountability to the people was low; people considered as threats were framed up; “activists” who dared to oppose the government were hounded or exterminated; human[Read More…]