Ogoni Cleanup

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, […]
February 13, 2020

Insecurity grips the Bodo Cleanup Area

  Clean-up activities for the Phase 2 Bodo remediation Project restarted on Monday 20 January 2020, with community workers very enthusiastic and ready to work. However, […]
February 5, 2020

Dr. Erich Gundlach trains Remediation Companies on Site Characterization

  In furtherance to the effort of the Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) to implement the Bodo clean-up project, the BMI Project Director, Dr. Erich Gundlach, on […]
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

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
Ogoni Cleanup

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

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 […]
October 16, 2019

The Murder of an unsung Hero: Baribefe Bornu

  Members of the BMI are disheartened to learn of the death of Mr. Baribefe Bornu, a young and energetic man who worked with the many […]
September 11, 2019

BMI conducts a Security Plenary Meeting

  Given the spate of violence and cult-related conflicts in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta and Bodo community in particular, the Bodo Mediation Initiative […]