January 12, 2021

Niger Delta Community waits for Seven-Months to Resume Remediation Activities: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Bodo Cleanup Project

  By: Bariton Lezabbey   It’s no more a piece of breaking news how the pandemic has disrupted the world’s economy, by increasing the rate of […]
January 12, 2021

Removal of Nypa Palm Within Bodo Cleanup Work Area

  The invasive nypa palm (Nypa Fruticans) originated in the Indo-Pacific region and was brought to Nigeria in the early 1900s. The nypa palm plant structure […]
December 14, 2020

The Bodo Cleanup Project has restarted

  By Bariton Lezabbey After seven months of temporary work suspension to curb the potential spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bodo Remediation Project remobilized on […]
April 8, 2020

Dutch Ambassador Visits Bodo Cleanup Project Work Area

  The Government of the Netherlands through their Embassy to Nigeria has supported the Bodo (Ogoniland) mediation process since 2013.  As a continuation of that effort, […]
March 16, 2020

BMI Conducts Certification Course for SCAT Monitoring and Verification of Bodo Cleanup

  The internationally accepted Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) process is actively used during the Bodo oil spill cleanup project. On 4 March 2020, the Project […]
February 18, 2020

BMI Assesses Planted Mangrove Sites

  Thursday, 13 February 2020 – The Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) Project carried out an evaluation of mangrove seedlings planted at two sites two years ago, […]
December 20, 2019

Bodo Phase 2 Cleanup Project Advances

  The Phase 2 Bodo remediation project, after official commissioning by the community leadership of Bodo (Menebon in council) on 11 November 2019 with a traditional […]
December 20, 2019

BCC and Bodo Remediation Contractors Reach Agreement

  After four intensive mediation sessions intermediated by the Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) under the chairmanship of Mr. Inemo Samiama, for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]
November 20, 2019
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Official Commissioning of the Phase 2 Bodo Cleanup Project

  On Monday, November 11, 2019, the Phase 2 Bodo cleanup and restoration project was officially launched as the Paramount ruler, His Royal Highness (HRH) King […]
November 20, 2019
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Bodo Phase 2 Cleanup Ready to Go

  After a major effort by oil spill remediation contractors, Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Bodo community, the cleanup of […]
November 20, 2019
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Patrick Naagbanton: Night has dropped its dark ink on my dark palms

  The staff and members of the Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) are saddened at the demise of a brave and heroic human rights activist, Comrade Patrick […]
November 5, 2019

BMI and SPDC Carryout Inspection

  The Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) led by its Chairman, Inemo Samiama and representatives of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Wednesday 30 October 2019 […]