Category Archives: Nnimmo Bassey

Right Livelihood Award Foundation releases new documentary about Nnimmo Bassey

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation has released a new short documentary about RLA Laureate Nnimmo Bassey who received the Award in 2010 “for revealing the full ecological and human horrors of oil production and for his inspired work to strengthen the environmental movement in Nigeria and globally”. This documentary is the eighth short documentary about […]

Dutch Court Ruling Against Shell

In 2004, 2005 and 2008 respectively, defective pipelines of Shell caused damage to fishponds and farmlands of Nigerian communities. Shell has consistently denied responsibility. Four Nigerian farmers, supported by ERA/Friends of the Earth, subsequently dragged Shell to the Dutch court. On January 30 2013, the court ruled that Shell is responsible for the pollution of […]

Don’t invest in dirty oil

22 Right Livelihood Award Laureates and 5 board and jury members followed an appeal by Nnimmo Basseyand signed a petition to Norway’s Council on Ethics, which screens all investments by the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, asking them to divest all its holdings in Shell. Oil spills in Nigeria seriously harm the environment and health of […]