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Some representatives of the communities who spoke last week during the Community based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan organized by National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA urged Nigerian government to address the glaring injustices in the oil producing states of Niger Delta ...
Abakaliki – Tilda Goes Green, a Non-Governmental Organisation, at the weekend, said that it has mapped out strategies to tackle environmental pollution and climate change occasioned by oil spill in the Niger Delta region. It said that the environmental pollution which has affected the climate change in the ...

The sack of Paul Boroh as head of the Presidential Amnesty Programme is causing disaffection in the Niger Delta. ... However, after his sack, some militant groups early this week also vowed to resume attack on pipelines and other oil installations in the Niger Delta, if the President does not reverse the sack.
Human rights group Amnesty International has criticised oil giants Eni and Shell for allegedly misrepresenting data on crude spills in Nigeria's Niger Delta and attempting to deny compensation to communities blighted by pollution, but the two oil companies have vociferously defended their roles. Amnesty ...
“Prof Charles Dokubo is equally an Ijaw man like General Paul Boroh, so the issuing of threats to bomb oil installations and cause hostility and unrest in the Niger Delta is uncalled for. “The 21st Century Youths of the Niger Delta & Agitators with Conscience, condemn in strong term the ultimatum issued by ...
Niger-Delta ex-militants and youth leaders have pledged to join Nigeria's leading energy conglomerate, Aiteo Group, in its bid to engender more peaceful coexistence, stop pipeline vandalism, illegal oil bunkering and oil refining in its areas of operation. This consensus was reached at a meeting ...

And one of the most notorious militias is the Niger Delta Avengers. They attack pipelines and infrastructure, significantly affecting both the environment and the economy. VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni heads to the heart of Nigeria's oil production to witness firsthand the fight over the control of oil in the ...
He, however, noted with concern the continued refusal of the oil multinationals to relocate their headquarters to the Niger-Delta region and urged PANDEF to see this as a slap in the face of the region. The issue, he said, must be addressed. “We had expected that the oil majors would relocate their ...
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) have faulted Amnesty International's (AI's) oil spill report against them. While SPDC described the report as false and lacking merit, Agip said that some of the statements made by ...
We needed to look through all the spill reports provided by oil companies and compare them with pictures of the pipelines, to understand what was really happening in the Niger Delta. But we had a problem: there were thousands of documents and images, far too many even for Amnesty's dedicated researchers to look ...
Oil giants Eni and Shell have been accused of serious negligence in responding to oil spills in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The accusation from Amnesty International on Friday, March 16, 2018, described the oil giants' actions as “serious negligence.” In a report by Reuters, Amnesty International ...
Few years ago, youths that engaged in kpofire, the illegal refining of stolen crude oil into fuel, diesel or kerosene in Niger Delta communities where pipelines ... Rivers have been polluted with sticky, black oil, which is formed after intense burning and processing of the crude for petroleum products.
Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, says the modular refineries under construction in the oil-producing Niger Delta region of the country will halt illegal refining and save the environment. Kachikwu who said this while addressing correspondents after the Federal Executive ...
Zaria (Kaduna State) – The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is making efforts to establish conventional and standard locally-build refineries in Niger Delta to boost local oil production. Prof. Ibrahim Mohammed-Dabo, the Team Leader, ABU Refinery Project, made the disclosure in an interview in Zaria, ...
Rights group, Amnesty International, has faulted reports of oil spills in the Niger Delta by Shell and Eni, and is asking the Federal Government re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in the region. According to the group, the oil giants under-reported the number of spills in the last seven years and also ...
The recent judgment by the UK Appeal Court on the dispute between Shell and two Niger Delta communities underscores the need for people of the ... In May 2015, UK solicitors, Leigh Day, brought oil spill claims in a UK court against the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on behalf of the ...
that has plagued the Niger Delta since the beginning of oil exploration is one that has turned a lot of voices hoarse, which is good when compared to the .... the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), which was split into four parts just because members of the National Assembly not from the Niger Delta ...

The Executive Director of Environmental Right Action, (ERA), Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, has said that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will not address issues of the Niger Delta region. Dr Ojo spoke at a one-day Civil Society and Host Communities workshop for the Southsouth, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
“You said also that from oil revenues from our territory, Nigeria had earned over N96 trillion and you say this country makes over N52 billion daily and yet in the midst of this sacrifice, even as we speak, there is no road to the terminals from which this money is made. No road to Brass, Forcados, Ogulagha ...
“On account of oil in the Niger Delta region and the connivance of the oil majors and traitors within, the international community continues to turn a blind eye to this miscarriage of justice throughout the different tiers of the courts. “We ask our patriotic comrades to remain calm as this matter is far from over.
Making reference to the report of the Restructuring Committee, Dickson said in spite of the huge oil revenues the country had earned from the Niger Delta, over the years, areas such as Brass, Forcados, Ogulagha and Bonny, where crude oil terminals are located, remain inaccessible by road. “We have ...
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has trained 500 pupils in Niger Delta states. A statement by the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Idowu Adejumo, said the training was an initiative to fill the technical gap in oil and gas. He said the pupils were selected from 200 schools to ...
At a time governors of the Niger Delta region, ministers and other stakeholders are raising concern over development in the oil region, the House of ... Speaking at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, the stakeholders said that there was need for urgent action to make communities in the ...
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has trained 500 students selected from secondary schools in states across the Niger Delta region. A statement from the board's Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Idowu Adejumo, said the approach was a new initiative to fill the skill technical ...
A militant group under the aegis of Supreme Egbesu Council, today threatened to commence bombing of oil facilities in Warri South LGA of Delta, if the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa shares Ogbe-Ijoh land with Aladja community. The militants said Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa's alleged ...
Many oil companies, including International Oil Companies, IOCs and indigenous companies did not disclose their oil spill data. But a compilation of 2017 data obtained by Vanguard from Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, SPDC, a leading IOC, and operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum ...
Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says oil blocks in the country are “ancestral properties” of the Niger Delta. Dickson said this at the foundation laying ceremony of Aziken Petroleum Refinery project at Obunagha Gbarian, Yenagoa, the state capital. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo laid the ...
He also called on the multinational oil colonies to heed the directive by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to relocate to the Niger Delta which produces the crude oil. Mr. Dickson threw the challenge during the foundation laying ceremony of Aziken Petroleum Refinery Project at Obunagha Gbarian, Yenagoa.
“With the groundswell of anger in the land, we wish to humbly serve notice that we cannot guarantee the safety of oil installations in the Niger Delta. Accordingly, before terminating the PAP, we advise the Federal Government to kindly relocate all oil facilities from the Niger Delta region to another safer ...
A group known as Mediators for Growth Foundation has warned youths of Niger Delta against resumption of attacks on pipelines conveying crude and other petroleum products. The foundation also cautioned youths of the region to shun stealing petroleum products, adding that oil theft affects the nation's ...
Tammy Williams also lives in the oil region. She accuses international oil companies of not being considerate of the indigenous population and causing massive pollution in the area. "The oil companies in the Niger Delta have been so very unfair to the Niger Delta with regards to the oil spills and not ...
Stakeholders in the Niger-Delta have advocated improved technology as well as efficient communication between the federal government, oil companies and oil bearing communities to check oil pipeline vandalism in the oil industry. These were the recommendations at the end of a one day sensitization ...
The Executive Director, Environmental Right Action, (ERA), Dr. Godwin Ojo, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would not address the lingering crisis in the oil-rich Niger Delta, noting that halt of oil spills and gas flaring, the root causes of the agitation in the zone, were not captured in the piece of ...
The Niger Delta Region produces the oil wealth and account for over 90 per cent of Nigeria's foreign earning. ... Figures from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) indicate that between 1997 and 2001, Nigeria recorded a total number 2,097 oil spills incidences amounting to 1,947,600 barrels of ...
Just over a third will come from the state-run Nigeria Petroleum Development Co, a third from independents, and the remainder from oil majors. The expansion depends, among other things, on peace being maintained in the Niger Delta. A militant group said last month it would attack oil and gas facilities.
He also called on the multinational oil colonies to heed the directive by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to relocate to the Niger Delta which produces the crude oil. Mr. Dickson threw the challenge during the foundation laying ceremony of Aziken Petroleum Refinery Project at Obunagha Gbarian, Yenagoa.
... in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities could not pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in the Niger Delta ... Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), in relation to environmental damage caused to two separate communities in the Niger Delta.
Our own idea is to reverse that story where Nigeria should be a country that is self-sufficient in refined products. The Azikel Petroleum provides self-sufficiency of refined products back in Nigeria, particularly in our area of operation which is in the Niger Delta and Bayelsa State. Then we begin to now think of ...
The output was 1.569mb/d in December 2017, according to data from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Monthly Oil Market Reports, MOMR. ... Nigeria had reached between 2.2 and 2.6 mb/d in the past before militancy in the Niger Delta in 2016 forced output below 1.2 mb/d.
In terms of appointments, even in oil-related companies, intervention agencies which were set up to redress the many years of official neglect, the Federal Government treats the Niger Delta like a poor relation in the dysfunctional family that Nigeria has become. Why and how is this so? At the root of this ...
Following reports of plans by the Federal Government to terminate Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in 2018, a former militant leader, Kingsley Muturu, yesterday said the Federal Government should relocate oil facilities from the Niger Delta before such a provocative move. Muturu, chairman ...
“With the groundswell of anger in the land, we wish to humbly serve notice that we cannot guarantee the safety of oil installations in the Niger Delta. Accordingly, before terminating the PAP, we advise the Federal Government to kindly relocate all oil facilities from the Niger Delta region to another safer ...
Ekere, represented by the NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Mr. Samuel Adjogbe, noted that the region produces more of oil and gas business, stressing that NDDC was interested in setting up the regional power pool to provide adequate power that will subsidize an industrial park planned for the nine ...
Belemaoil Producing Limited, an indigenous oil and gas company in Niger Delta region, has said it plans to create an additional 12,000 jobs in the region.This is coming as the company, in partnership with its Joint Venture, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), awarded 374 scholarships to ...
IJaw leaders in Warri, Delta State, have appealed to Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups not to resume attacks on oil facilities. A body, the Warri Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group (WIPMG), warned that toeing the path of destruction of oil facilities would spell doom for residents. Chief Patrick Bigha ...
In 2015, Shell Petroleum Development Company agreed to a clean-up of major oil spills in Bodo community in the Niger Delta region and, showing the scale of the problem, the clean up is expected to cost around $500 million and will take up to ten years to complete. In a rare victory for such communities, ...
The Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice has urged the federal government to relocate the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) to the Niger Delta region. The group said NOSDRA has failed in her responsibility of monitoring oil spill incidentsandclean-up and remediation ...
A Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators yesterday listed a number of oil fields and installations as targets for resumed attacks if Federal Government failed to address specific grievances agitating the region. Following three weeks of consultations and meetings across the Niger Delta region, the group, ...
... Commerce and Industry – Oil Producers Trade Section (LCCI-OPTS)/Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor; Chairman, SPE Nigeria Council/Deputy Managing Director (Technical), Addax Petroleum Development Co. Limited, Chikezie Nwosu, Managing Director, Niger Delta Petroleum ...
Lessi Phillips was only 16 when a Shell oil pipeline burst near her village, in Nigeria's resource-rich Niger Delta in 2008. In the 77 days that followed, vast quantities of oil seeped into mangrove swamps near Bodo City, devastating the diverse ecosystem and destroying once-vibrant local fisheries and farms ...


 

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