Community & Environment

PIB may fuel discontent in host communities – Apampa

Jun 17, 2013

Anti-corruption agency, Integrity Nigeria has advised the federal government to reconsider a section of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) that holds host communities responsible for infrastructural damages, saying it may fuel discontent within the affected communities.Director of the group Mr. Olusoji Apampa said, although government sees it as a good strategy in tackling the nation’s…

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South-south forum commends Jonathan’s oil sector reform

Jun 17, 2013

The South-south Restoration Forum has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the series of reforms in the oil and gas sector and other economic and social achievements as contained in his mid-term report. In a communiqué issued at its monthly media briefing, the group also hailed the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke on her…

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Navy boss promises to stamp out oil theft

Jun 17, 2013

The Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, Nigerian Navy Logistic Command, Oghara, Delta State, Rear Admiral Abdu Shettima, says the Federal Government will continue to renew its onslaught against oil thieves and all acts of sabotage, pervading Nigerian waterways. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 57th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy at the Nigerian Naval Logistics…

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Pipeline explosion rocks Ibadan again, farmlands ruined

Jun 17, 2013

Two weeks after a pipeline explosion in Apata Area of Ibadan, another explosion has rocked Alapata community area in Ido Local government area of Oyo State. According to an impeccable source, the vandalised pipeline went up in flames Saturday night. Though, there was no casualty reported, it was gathered that many farmlands were destroyed by…

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Shell builds 6-classroom block for community 24 years after oil spill

Jun 13, 2013

Shell Petroleum Development Company has built a six-classroom block for Ogodobiri community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, 24 years after the community and eight others were devastated by an oil spill. It was gathered that the 1989 spillage wrecked havoc in Arhavewarien, Ogada, Orere, Okuama, Assah, Okuama, Utoarhavwarian and Oviri-Olomu, presently in…

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NEITI decries the lack of accurate data on crude oil theft, vandalism

Jun 11, 2013

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on Monday faulted the absence of reliable data on the quantity of crude oil being lost to theft, bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the country. The Chairman, National Stakeholders’ Working Group, NEITI, Mr. Ledum Mitee, made the organisation’s position known to President Goodluck Jonathan when he led members of…

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Treat stolen oil like blood diamonds – Alison-Madueke

Jun 11, 2013

As thieves siphon 200,000 barrels a day in Nigeria, Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in a recent interview said she is determined to crack down on the country’s £1billion-a-year ‘blood oil’ industry, as the well-resourced gangs are diverting some 10 per cent of the country’s oil production and channelling the money into kidnapping, piracy and…

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