Community & Environment

‘Over 2,000 sites polluted in Ogoniland, others’ – Environmental expert

Jan 11, 2019

According to the head, Environment and Conservation, at the Centre for Environment Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), Dr. Kabari Sam, there are more than 2,000 polluted sites in the Niger Delta, resulting in the loss of livelihood and basic needs in those areas, covering 12 per cent of Nigeria’s land mass and about 31 million…

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Delta youth protests against planned relocation of Nigeria Gas Company

Jan 10, 2019

For several hours yesterday, operational activities at the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC), a subsidiary of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Ekpan, Delta State, were paralyzed as angry youths protested against alleged relocation of the company. The protesters, comprising Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko and Ndokwa youths barricaded the entrance to the firm, vowing to…

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BEDC reconnects 42 communities to electricity across 4 states

Jan 7, 2019

Benin Electricity Distribution Company PLC (BEDC) said it has reconnected 42 communities within its franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ondo and Ekiti states which were hitherto without power supply to the national grid, as at November 2018. The Distribution Company (Disco) in a statement said the notion that BEDC has not been responsive to community…

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Nigerian army debunks reported militant attack on Conoil facility

Jan 7, 2019

The Nigerian military has denied a militant group’s claims about executing a strike against operator Conoil. “After exhaustive verifications following enquiries from media practitioners, we found out that no such incident happened. We enjoin the media to crosscheck their facts before rushing to the press to avoid publishing falsehood such as this report,” Joint Military…

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Nigeria loses N197bn to gas flaring in 9 months of 2018

Jan 6, 2019

Oil and gas firms operating in the country flared a total of 215.9 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas in the first nine months of last year, amounting to a potential loss of N197bn. Data obtained from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed that 31.68 billion scf of gas was flared in January; 27.25…

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N. Delta militant group bombs Conoil facility in Bayelsa

Jan 6, 2019

A Niger Delta militant group that styles itself as Koluama Seven Brothers, on Sunday, said it carried out a “warning” strike on an oil facility owned by energy company, Conoil in Bayelsa. The attack was carried out on Friday, by the new group. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps confirmed that a blast was…

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Navy shuts 146 illegal refineries

Dec 29, 2018

The Navy has shut down 146 illegal refineries and seized 23,000 bags of 50kg imported rice and other contraband smuggled by hoodlums. The operation was carried out within the territory of the Eastern Naval Command. Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Rear Admiral Adeniran, disclosed this during his address marking the end…

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BEDC restores electricity supply to Ondo, Ekiti communities

Dec 28, 2018

The BEDC Electricity Plc has announced the restoration of electricity supply to Ode-Aye town in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo South and some communities in Ekiti State. Residents of the Ondo town commended the BEDC for the restoration of electricity to the town after a long period of the blackout. According to a statement…

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IOCs owe oil producing communities $12bn in gas flare penalties – HOSCON

Dec 26, 2018

Host Communities of Nigeria, Producing Oil and Gas, HOSCON, yesterday, disclosed that international oil companies, IOC, operating in Nigeria owe oil producing communities over $12 billion, being penalty for flaring gas in their areas of operations. Speaking after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, National Chairman of HOSCON, Mr. Mike Emuh, also lamented…

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Katowice UN climate talks extended over loose ends

Dec 15, 2018

Climate talks in Poland have continued through the night as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching a deal but key sticking points remain. Rows continue over the issue of paying poorer countries for damage caused by global…

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