Community & Environment

N. Delta militant group bombs Conoil facility in Bayelsa

Jan 6, 2019

A Niger Delta militant group that styles itself as Koluama Seven Brothers, on Sunday, said it carried out a “warning” strike on an oil facility owned by energy company, Conoil in Bayelsa. The attack was carried out on Friday, by the new group. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps confirmed that a blast was…

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Navy shuts 146 illegal refineries

Dec 29, 2018

The Navy has shut down 146 illegal refineries and seized 23,000 bags of 50kg imported rice and other contraband smuggled by hoodlums. The operation was carried out within the territory of the Eastern Naval Command. Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Rear Admiral Adeniran, disclosed this during his address marking the end…

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BEDC restores electricity supply to Ondo, Ekiti communities

Dec 28, 2018

The BEDC Electricity Plc has announced the restoration of electricity supply to Ode-Aye town in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo South and some communities in Ekiti State. Residents of the Ondo town commended the BEDC for the restoration of electricity to the town after a long period of the blackout. According to a statement…

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IOCs owe oil producing communities $12bn in gas flare penalties – HOSCON

Dec 26, 2018

Host Communities of Nigeria, Producing Oil and Gas, HOSCON, yesterday, disclosed that international oil companies, IOC, operating in Nigeria owe oil producing communities over $12 billion, being penalty for flaring gas in their areas of operations. Speaking after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, National Chairman of HOSCON, Mr. Mike Emuh, also lamented…

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Katowice UN climate talks extended over loose ends

Dec 15, 2018

Climate talks in Poland have continued through the night as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching a deal but key sticking points remain. Rows continue over the issue of paying poorer countries for damage caused by global…

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7 Eni workers freed in Bayelsa

Dec 11, 2018

Nigeria‘s Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) has announced it freed seven kidnapped Nigerian Agip Oil Company workers, local media reported Friday. The JTF also said it destroyed 436 illegal refineries as part of its Operation Delta Safe mission, Vanguard reported. “Seven Nigerian Agip Oil Company maintenance workers kidnapped while carrying out an assessment of a blasted…

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World Bank announces $200b over 5 years for climate action

Dec 5, 2018

The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recognizing mounting climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods, especially in the…

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Nigerian Navy destroys 100 illegal refineries in Bayelsa

Dec 5, 2018

Over 100 illegal refining camps were destroyed at weekend by the Nigerian Navy as part of its fight against oil thieves and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta. The four-day exercise codenamed ‘Operation Ex Toru-Gbown’ (waterways protection) in the region led to the destruction of over 100 illegal facilities, while several new ones just springing…

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Multilateral development banks to combat climate change

Dec 5, 2018

Multilateral development banks (MDBs), including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), announced on Monday a joint framework for reinforcing their commitment to combating climate change. In a two-paged joint declaration, the MDBs committed to working together in six key areas considered central to meeting the goals of the agreement,…

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Shell says judgment on $3.6bn Bonga oil spill not binding

Nov 30, 2018

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) yesterday stated that the court judgment on 3.6 billion dollars fine for the Dec. 20, 2011 oil spill in parts of Niger Delta is not binding. Shell, operator of the Bonga oil field where the spill occurred, had approached the courts to challenge the powers of National Oil…

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