Community & Environment

Nigeria loses $700bn to shutdown of Belema flow station

May 27, 2019

The Federal Government is reportedly losing over $700 billion to the Belema flow station shut down two years ago in Akuku-Toru Local Council of Rivers State. The facility, operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), was closed in August 2017 following a series of protests by youths and elders from two communities of Kula kingdom.…

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Nigeria to issue green bond of up to N15bn – Debt office

May 27, 2019

Nigeria will issue a green bond of up to 15 billion naira ($49 million) to fund environmental projects, the country’s debt office said on Monday. The government had previously said it was planning a bond programme for environmental projects as part of its move to align with a global push to expand the market for…

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Shell says it has no plans to return to Ogoni

May 27, 2019

Multinational oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), has declared that despite pressure from some quarters, it has no intention to resume oil and gas exploration activities in Ogoniland of Rivers State. This is as the company said Nigeria has lost N700Billion in revenue as a result of the forcefully occupation of its flow…

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Community elders warn NPDC to halt commencement of oil exploration at OML 11

May 26, 2019

Elder statesmen and professionals from Ogoniland in Rivers State have warned the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) to reconsider its planned resumption of oil exploration activities in the area warning of consequences. The elders also accused the NPDC of violating industry standards and regulations in its hurry to resume oil production in the area. The…

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Nigeria loses N163.17bn to pipeline vandalism in 6 years

May 23, 2019

Nigeria has lost N163.17bn in oil revenue to the activities of pipeline vandals in the Niger Delta region between 2012 and 2017, according to statistics presented by the Nigerian Navy on Wednesday. The Navy said its operatives destroyed 637 illegal refineries in 2018 in the region to curtail the oil revenue loss as part of…

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Nigerian army refutes Rivers State Gov’s allegation of GOC’s involvement in oil bunkering

May 21, 2019

The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army has denied the allegations by Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State that the General Officer Commanding the 6 Division in Port Harcourt, Major General Jamil Sarham is involved in oil bunkering. A press statement in Port Harcourt on Monday night by the Division’s Spokesman, Col. Aminu Iliyazu, said…

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Chevron’s oil well fire enters 32nd day as communities bicker over ownership

May 20, 2019

The inferno which engulfed oil wells operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in Ojumole communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State has continued unabated 32 days after it started. While the Ondo State Government, community leaders and Chevron are battling to extinguish the fire, some communities from Delta and Ondo, said to be affected…

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Oil production set to begin in Ogoni by October

May 19, 2019

Amid resistance, crude oil production will commence in Ogoni area of OML 11, as the Presidency recently directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) to takeover operations from Shell. The Ogoni re-entry plan, which the Movement of the Survival of the Ogoni Peoples, activists and elders vowed to resist, will be funded…

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Gunmen kidnap 5 oil workers in Rivers state

May 17, 2019

Five oil workers were on Tuesday kidnapped by gunmen within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) -55 operated by an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil Producing Limited in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers. Confirming the development, the Rivers State Police Command said all hands were on deck to ensure the unconditional release of the workers. The…

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FG says Ogoni cleanup contractors to begin work next Wednesday

May 15, 2019

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced that the cleanup of Ogoniland would start with the handing over of the polluted sites to contractors next Wednesday. It said the move would ensure effective commencement of the remediation process and insisted that the Ogoni cleanup was expected to be executed with the right specification within the time…

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