Community & Environment

Nigerian Navy announces new operation in N. Delta

Nov 14, 2018

The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral David Adeniran, has announced that the Eastern Naval Command will commence EXERCISE ANI-OFORIFORI meaning Chase Thief in Kalabari language. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Thomas Otuji, Command Information Officer. He said the Exercise will hold at the Eastern Flank of Nigeria’s Maritime…

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Ogoni cleanup to commence this month – Minister

Nov 5, 2018

The Federal Government has said the ‘Ogoni clean-up’ exercise will commence this month. Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, while disclosing this, assured that the remediation exercise would no longer be postponed as the governing council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) is on the verge of submitting the necessary procurement document to the Bureau…

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Shell warns stakeholders, youths against driving investment from Niger Delta

Nov 2, 2018

The General Manager, External Relations, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Igo Weli, has urged stakeholders and youths in the Niger Delta to stop hostile actions that are driving away opportunities from the region. Weli said that there were so much rancour, negativity, adversaries and illicit actions among stakeholders and youths, which according to him, were…

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Bayelsa community accuses Shell of negligence over oil spill

Oct 29, 2018

A community in Bayelsa State, Agoro 1, has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of neglecting them after an oil spillage. Lead Consultant to the community, Furoebi Akene, said in a statement that Shell’s failure to proffer solution to the situation, constituted environmental and human rights abuses against them. He accused the firm of harassing…

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DPR sends samples of contaminated water in Niger communities for testing

Oct 15, 2018

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Niger State has sought the technical advice from a “standard laboratory” in Kaduna over the contamination of water sources in three communities in Takogi ward in Doko area of Lavun Local Government of Niger State. Samples of the water taken from hand dug wells, boreholes and stream were…

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Gunmen abduct Agip workers, others in Bayelsa

Oct 10, 2018

Gunmen have kidnapped two Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s (NAOC’s) workers. They also abducted two persons. The incident occurred along the creeks of Azuzuama in Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State. It was learnt the victims were in the area last weekend to carry out a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV), usually done by stakeholders after…

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PANDEF opposes alleged planned sale of OML 25 by Shell

Oct 7, 2018

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, led by South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, opposed the planned sale of Belema oil field, OML 25, by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, to Chrester Nigeria Ltd. PANDEF has also asked the Federal Government to give interested people of the Niger Delta the right of first refusal in…

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Total donates solar solutions to handicap centre in Imo

Sep 28, 2018

Total upstream Nigeria Ltd has made a donation of solar solutions to a handicap centre in Imo State, even as the company restated its commitment to contributing to the promotion of good environmental practices through the deployment of renewable energy in the country. The Managing Director/Executive of Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd, Mr.Nicolas Terraz, stated that the…

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GenCos alert FG after 1,400MW of power disrupted by host communities

Sep 20, 2018

Investors in electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) have called for the Federal Government’s intervention as they claim host communities have halted over 1,400 megawatts (MW) generation in Gbarain and other power plants demanding for free supply directly from them (GenCos). Speaking under the Association of Power Generating Companies (APGC), the investors said the host communities in…

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Shell denies involvement in disagreement over occupied Belema flow station

Sep 19, 2018

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has denied involvement in the ongoing disagreement within communities in Kula Kingdom in Rivers State over the occupation of its production facilities at Belema Flow Station and Gas Plant. The company said it is being falsely linked to incidents of clashes between a group that has occupied…

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