Community & Environment

ERA/FoEN warns agains implementation of Rosatom/Nigeria nuclear deal

Aug 25, 2019

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN) Nigeria has warned against Nigeria’s decision to build nuclear power plants to augment the poor power situation in the country. According to Head, Media & Campaigns, Philip Jakpor, the decision will result in mishaps similar to the Arkhangelsk region explosion in Russia last week which led to…

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Shell JV, SNEPCo have paid $2bn to NDDC – Rep

Aug 22, 2019

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) and its co-venture partners have contributed $2 billion to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Media Relations Manager, Shell Nigeria, Bamidele Odugbesan, stated this while reacting to the allegation that the oil giant was among the 50 oil firms…

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Kaduna Electric, 4 communities agree on bills payment threshold

Aug 22, 2019

The Management of Kaduna Electric and leaders of four communities under its Rigasa Area Office have agreed on the minimum threshold for the latter’s monthly bills’ payment while the former will accord the communities priority in power supply. The Area Manager of the Rigasa Area Office of the Company, Malam Musa Usman disclosed this in…

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Community calls on DPR not to award more approvals for tank farms

Aug 21, 2019

Residents of Ijegun-Egba and satellite communities have called on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), not to issue licenses for new tank farms, noting that the area was already choked up with farms that pose threat to lives and property. The Chairman, Satellite Town Forum, Governor Imitini, at a town hall meeting with tank farm…

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NDDC trailing oil firms over unpaid dues

Aug 18, 2019

The Paris Trust Limited, a firm responsible for the collection of unremitted statutory allocation to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from oil and gas companies operating in the region, has said that the failure of the companies to pay their dues to the commission is impairing development in the region. The Principal Partner, Paris…

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NNPC, NOSDRA to collaborate on oil spill mitigation

Aug 15, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) have expressed their willingness to work closer aimed at mitigating the incidences of oil spill across the country. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made this known when he received the Director General of NOSDRA, Mr.…

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Nigerian host communities seek payment of N98bn gas flare penalty funds

Aug 14, 2019

Members of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCON) have declared as unacceptable the federal government’s continuous withholding of the N98 billion gas flare penalty money owed oil producing communities. THISDAY learnt that the money, which was allegedly paid by the IOCS to the Department of Petroleum Resources few years ago have…

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Lagos state to clampdown on oil theft, pipeline vandalism

Aug 5, 2019

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sought a fresh impetus into the fight against oil theft and pipeline vandalism nationwide.Consequently, he challenged security agencies to deal decisively with the economic crimes and their perpetrators.He said it was in line with this that Lagos was adopting a new security measure to tighten the noose on criminals engaging in…

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Trouble brews in OML 54 host communities over NDPR operations

Jul 30, 2019

Crisis may soon erupt in three communities in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State over the activities of the Niger Delta Petroleum Development Resources Limited (NDPR), operators of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 54. Groups within the communities: Ogbele, Obumeze and Oshigboko, are pitched against each other on allegations of wrong doing and sharp…

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UK Supreme Court to hear Nigerians’ oil spill case against Shell

Jul 25, 2019

The Supreme Court in London will hear an appeal by Nigerian farmers and fishermen to pursue claims in England against Shell over oil spills in the Niger Delta. Reuters reported that the decision to hear the appeal re-opens the possibility for British multinationals to be held liable at home for their subsidiaries’ actions abroad. It…

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