Community & Environment

Shell lobbied for weapons which may have fallen into the possession of militants – Report

Aug 19, 2013

Shell lobbied the government to send millions of pounds of weapons to Nigeria that may have fallen into the hands of militants guilty of human rights abuses, a report has warned. Oil theft in Nigeria cost Shell some £160million in its last set of quarterly results and the Anglo-Dutch firm has sought Government help to…

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Four Thais released after kidnap ordeal in Nigeria

Aug 19, 2013

Four Thais held in an apparent ransom kidnapping in Nigeria have been freed unharmed, a spokesman for the kingdom’s foreign ministry in Bangkok said Saturday. A gang of armed kidnappers seized the four Thais and two Nigerians on a waterway while they were on their way to work at a state-owned fish farm in the…

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Negative oil activities have caused N160 trillion environmental devastation in Niger Delta – Kuku

Aug 16, 2013

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it will cost about N160 trillion ($1 trillion) to restore the environment in the Niger Delta, following the devastation brought upon the region by crude theft, illegal bunkering and oil exploration activities. Speaking at a conference on Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkering in the Niger Delta, in Lagos, Special Adviser…

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Offshore supply vessel operations face increased piracy threats off Nigeria

Aug 15, 2013

Offshore supply vessel operations off Nigeria will continue to face increased threats from maritime criminals engaged in cargo theft, robbery and kidnapping in the years to come according to a report by a security consultancy firm, Bergen Risk Solutions. The report, which covered a 12-month period ending on August 1, revealed that  Offshore Supply Vessels…

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Navy arrests grounded crude oil barge, tug boat, 6 suspects

Aug 15, 2013

Officers and ratings of Central Command of the Nigerian Navy have arrested the grounded crude oil laden barge in the St. Nicholas River on the Brass Island and the crew of a tug boat accused of trying to pull the barge and its alleged stolen content in Bayelsa State. The Brass-Akassa corridor on the Atlantic…

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Pirates release fuel tanker hijacked off the coast of Nigeria

Aug 14, 2013

Gunmen have released a fuel tanker which was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria, security sources and the vessel’s manager said on Wednesday. Indian-based managers Medallion Marine lost contact with the Marshall Islands-flagged SP Atlanta on Sunday evening but resumed communication late on Tuesday, a spokesman told Reuters. “There was an incident on Sunday but…

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Atako determined to boost development in Niger Delta through NDDC

Aug 14, 2013

The Acting Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Niger Delta Development Commission- Dr. Christiana Atako has started initiating actions targeted at achieving sustainable development of the Niger Delta. A top official of the commission said- NDDC was established in 2000 with the mission of facilitating the rapid, even and sustainable development of the Niger Delta into…

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Total commissions community projects in Rivers State

Aug 14, 2013

Oil giant, Total E & P Nigeria Limited gave the people of Obiozimini and Obiyebe in Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State cause to smile, weekend, as they took delivery of a 1.3km (Beach) Road and a health centre built by oil giant, in their communities. . At a colourful ceremony over the…

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JTF arrest 11 suspected oil thieves, destroy 27 illegal refineries in Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta

Aug 14, 2013

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta said it arrested 11 suspected oil thieves and destroyed 27 illegal refineries in multiple raids. This is contained in a statement by the JTF Media Coordinator, Lt.-Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in Yenagoa, on Tuesday. Nwachukwu said the raids were carried out between July 26 and August 9, on…

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Oil theft is a declaration of war against Nigeria – Kuku

Aug 14, 2013

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Office, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has said the ongoing theft of the nation’s crude oil by an unidentified cartel should be seen by all Nigerians as a war against the country. Kuku said unless decisive steps were taken to arrest the…

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