Community & Environment

Shell workers kidnapped in Rivers state, police escorts killed

Apr 27, 2019

Two Shell oil workers were kidnapped, and their police escorts killed, in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta region, a police spokesman said on Friday. The workers were in Rivers State, returning from an official trip to Bayelsa state, when they were attacked. “The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited regrets to confirm the attack on…

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UNEP report faults FG’s Ogoni clean up claim

Apr 24, 2019

There has been rising concern over the much publicized Ogoni cleanup as a result of issues and controversies surrounding the 25 year long exercise as people are calling on government to revisit and implement the report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) of 2011 on Ogoni cleanup. The reason behind the concern is not…

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Group urges NOSDRA to visit communities affected by oil spills

Apr 22, 2019

A Niger Delta-based Non- Governmental Organisation, the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), has called on the Director General of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr.Idris Musa, to visit communities and creeks in the Niger-Delta region affected by oil spill. CEPEJ, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Sheriff Mulade…

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NOSDRA receives tools to monitor oil spills, gas flaring

Apr 20, 2019

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency has received two online platforms for monitoring oil spills and tracking gas flares in the Niger Delta region. The tools were received from the developers – Stakeholder Democratic Network – who were funded by Facility for Oil Sector Reform. At a ceremony to receive the platforms in…

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Insecurity in Rivers hampering Ogoni clean-up – Senator

Apr 14, 2019

The member representing Rivers South East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, said on Thursday that no meaningful clean-up exercise could take place in Ogoni land at the moment due to serious security challenges in the oil-rich area. Abe, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency,…

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NOSDRA fines oil firm for spillage in Delta

Apr 10, 2019

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency has fined the Python Engineering Company Ltd the sum of N260m for oil spillages caused by its vessel, MV Celine. NOSDRA sanctioned the oil company for spilling an estimated 250 barrels of AGO and two drums of lubricating oil which occurred at Escraves Breakwater, Delta State on…

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Military destroys major militant camps in Niger Delta region

Apr 7, 2019

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) code-named “Operation Delta Safe” says it has destroyed and dislodged major militant camps in the Niger Delta, thereby boosting security in the region. Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, the outgoing JTF Commander, said this on Sunday in Yenagoa, at the handing over ceremony of the mantle of leadership to the…

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N’ Assembly asks Shell to pay N7bn to oil producing communities

Apr 7, 2019

The National Assembly has called on Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to comply with the resolution of the Senate and pay oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta N6.9 billion. The amount is for accumulated rentals, expired leases, judgment debts and discriminatory payments for land re-acquisition and rentals in the Niger Delta. This was sequel to…

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Shell reports loss of 12,000 barrels of oil to 111 reported spill incidents in 2018

Apr 4, 2019

Royal Dutch, Shell last year experienced a sharp rise in the number of oil spills  reportedly  caused by pipeline theft in  Nigeria which the company said were the result of larger output and higher oil prices. The number of spills caused by sabotage and theft in the Niger delta rose last year to 111 from 62 in 2017,…

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Nigeria’s oil rich Bayelsa state opens oil spills inquiry

Mar 27, 2019

A major new inquiry into oil companies operating in the Niger Delta has been launched by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The probe will investigate “environmental and human damage” in Nigeria’s vast oil fields. “This Commission will investigate the human and environmental impact of multinational oil company activity and is crucial to the prosperous…

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