Community & Environment

SURE-P must produce practical result of subsidy money – Mark

Jul 12, 2013

Senate President, Senator David Mark, Thursday challenged the Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P) to produce what he described as practical evidence of the money realised from the part removal of subsidy in January 2012. Mark who made this statement Thursday while inaugurating an ad hoc committee on SURE-P in the National Assembly, said: “Anything short of…

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Gas leak from Agip’s oil field pollutes Bayelsa community

Jul 11, 2013

Fury and fear have pervaded Ikarama community, located near Taylor Creek in Yenagoa local council of Bayelsa since Monday, when it was exposed to a strange odour suspected to be oozing from large-volume mixture of crude and gas in the area. The strange gaseous discharge was coming barely three weeks after another gas leakage caused…

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SURE-P generates 116,000 jobs nationwide – FG

Jul 10, 2013

The Federal Government says Community Services Women and Youths Employment, CSWYE, project of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, has generated no fewer than 116,000 jobs across the country. Speaking through the Minster of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu in Abuja, the government said a total of N3, 183,820,150.00 had been paid to…

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JTF arrests Bayelsa traditional ruler for crude oil theft

Jul 10, 2013

One of the foremost traditional rulers in Bayelsa State (name withheld) is in the custody of the Joint (Military) Task Force (JTF) on the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, for allegedly sponsoring crude oil theft. The high-ranking traditional ruler was arrested along with three other persons for their alleged involvement in crude oil theft in…

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Chevron spends N480bn yearly on Nigerian operations

Jul 8, 2013

Chevron Nigeria Limited spends more than $3 billion (N480 billion) yearly in its operations and had invested $4 billion (N640 billion) in the economy through contracts for goods and services, employment and regulatory fees. The company made this disclosure in its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report made available to The Guardian at the weekend. The report…

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JTF impounds 28 vessels, barges involved in Rivers’ oil theft

Jul 8, 2013

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta on Sunday said that it had impounded 17 metal badges, 10 vessels and a tug boat laden with crude oil in Rivers.The JTF Commander, Maj.-Gen. Bata Debiro, said this after an assessment tour of JTF’s operational bases in Bonny, Rivers.Debiro said that the arrests were made…

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PIB: NNPC faults Mitee on 13% derivation

Jul 8, 2013

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has faulted recent comments credited to the Chairman of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Mr. Ledum Mitee, that the PIB would deny oil-producing states the 13 per cent derivation they currently enjoy if the bill is passed into law. The…

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N’Delta may no longer enjoy 13% derivation – Mitee

Jul 5, 2013

The Chairman, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Mr. Ledum Mitee, has said the Niger Delta region will no longer enjoy the 13 per cent derivation that accrues from Company Income Tax if the current Petroleum Profit Tax is replaced with the Nigerian Hydrocarbon Tax as proposed in the Petroleum Industries Bill. He also said the…

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ExxonMobil, IPEA partner on environmental awareness

Jul 4, 2013

The Ibom Programme on Environmental Awareness, an initiative of the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Environment & Mineral Resources in partnership with ExxonMobil, has held a training workshop for advocacy team members in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The one-day training was designed to empower IPEA personnel to enlighten people at motor parks, schools, abattoirs, restaurants…

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PPMC re-streams vandalised pipeline at Atlas Cove

Jul 1, 2013

The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, a subsidiary of NNPC, says it has repaired and re-streamed the vandalised pipeline in Ilado community, Atlas Cove, Lagos. Mr Nasir Imodagbe, Manager, Media Relations and External Affairs, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja. NAN recalls that vandals had…

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