Community & Environment

IBEDC set to engage 300 communities for improved service delivery

Feb 6, 2019

IN a bid to ensure effective service delivery to electricity customers within the network operations, the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has assured of engaging 300 communities proactively and reactively in 2019 for improved service delivery and to boost feedback mechanism towards a better mutual relationship between service provider and consumers. Mrs. Angela…

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Bayelsa govt drags three oil multinationals to court over spills

Jan 24, 2019

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday, began hearing in multiple cases filed against oil companies by the Bayelsa State Government. The government through the office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kemasuode Wodu, instituted a number of suits challenging the reckless degradation of the state’s environment by oil companies operating…

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NNPC says alleged kingpin of pipeline vandalism, oil theft nabbed

Jan 22, 2019

Concerted efforts by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and security agencies to combat the menace of oil theft and pipeline vandalism received a major boost with the capture of Mr. Shuaibu Ogunmola, an alleged notorious oil pipeline kingpin,whose illegal activities through the years, led to loss of millions of litres of…

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Oil thieves, soldiers engage in cat and mouse game in Delta creeks

Jan 22, 2019

OIL thieves illegitimately refining crude oil at Otor-Edo and surrounding communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, and soldiers from the 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor, in the state are tangled in a roundabout war. The illegal oil refiners have also destroyed aquatic life in the river, economic crops and a large expanse of land…

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Militants warn of oil production shut-down

Jan 18, 2019

Two affiliated militant groups operating in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have warned that they will seek to shut down oil production in coastal areas if the federal government proceeds with the prosecution of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. The militants warned Buhari against postponing confirmation of Onnoghen’s appointment as chief law officer, arguing the delay was due…

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‘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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