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General Manager, External Relations for the company, Mr. Igo Weli, who said this, reiterated his company's commitment to swift response to oil spill incidents as much as access and security conditions permit teams to mobilise and deploy to spill sites to investigate, clean up and remediate such areas. Niger Delta
"The companies often ignore reports of oil spills for months on end -- on one occasion Eni took more than a year to respond. The Niger Delta is one of the most polluted places on earth and it begs belief that the companies responsible are still displaying this level of negligence," said Mark Dummett, ... Nigerian oil

A research project by AI had exposed evidence of serious negligence by oil giants, Shell and Eni, whose approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is ... Furthermore, Nigeria Agip Oil Company achieved significant results in the Niger Delta with the reduction in volumes of oil spill in 2017 by more that 50 per ...
It said the evidence of the negligence was exposed by a research project, adding that the oil giants' "irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is exacerbating an environmental crisis." "Shell and Eni claim they are doing everything they can to prevent oil spills but Decoders' research suggests ... Nigeria
A groundbreaking research project by Amnesty International has exposed evidence of serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni, whose irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is exacerbating an environmental crisis. Through the Decoders network, an innovative platform developed by ... activists
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 ...

Nigeria was on Friday urged to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in its southern delta region, after claims that Shell and ENI misreported the causes. Rights group Amnesty International said there were "reasonable doubts" about how the spills happened, suggesting corrosion rather than oil theft were ...
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 ...
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.
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 National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spill in the Niger Delta (NACGOND), a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working on environmental issues, has observed that the amendment of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Act 2006 has no provision for ...
While both parties have come up with reactions, the case turned out to be a defining moment in the anals of oil spills in Nigeria – it, again, brought oil spills and efforts to fight the scourge in Nigeria back to the fore. To Shell, the Niger Delta is still being rattled by high scale crude oil theft, pipeline sabotage ...
Osagie Okunbor, Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria has said that over 90% of oil spills in Nigeria are as a result of theft and sabotage to oil facilities. ... amounts in pipeline replacements and assets integrity, adding that oil spillage is the biggest issue confronting the company in the Niger Delta region.
According to him, Shell had over the years invested huge amount in pipeline replacements and assets integrity, adding that oil spill is the biggest issue confronting the company in the Niger Delta region. The Chairman said that pipeline vandalism was the main reason Nigeria elapsed into recession in 2016 ...
There are indications that oil spillage, occasioned by sabotage and other factors have dropped in the Niger Delta by 27.3 percent. 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 ...
The Niger Delta is still being rattled by high scale crude oil theft, pipeline sabotage and illegal refining, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) ... Last year, a judge in London made a ruling which meant that any compensation actions by two Nigerian communities affected by oil spills would have to ...
Both Bille and Ogale are areas heavily impacted by crude oil theft, pipeline sabotage and illegal refining, which remain the main sources of pollution across the Niger Delta. Litigation in courts unfamiliar with the law and realities on the ground ultimately does not address the issue of criminal interference in ...

The UK Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday that Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in UK courts over oil spills in the oil-rich Niger Delta, upholding a previous High Court ruling that UK-based multinational companies cannot be tried in England for the actions of their subsidiaries ...
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 crude oil while thousands of barrels of oil have been spilt into the environment through pipeline and tanks in the ...
Pipeline vandalism is a common practice in Nigeria's Niger Delta, as it has been for decades. The oil-rich area is home to many multinationals who pump billions in dollars in crude every year. Yet, a culture of corruption and government misrule have left the area underdeveloped and many impoverished.
Shell's Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), is jointly operated with the Nigerian government, and denies responsible for oil spills in the Niger Delta region. The company claims the accidents are a result of sabotage and illegal refining, while the plaintiffs fear they can't get ...
Both Bille and Ogale are areas heavily impacted by crude oil theft, pipeline sabotage and illegal refining, which remain the main sources of pollution across the Niger Delta. Litigation in courts unfamiliar with the law and realities on the ground ultimately does not address the issue of criminal interference in ...
Last year, a judge in London made a ruling which meant that any compensation actions by two Nigerian communities affected by oil spills would have to ... are made has impacted the lives, health and local environment of some 50,000 people forming part of the communities in the Niger Delta represented ...
The UK Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday that Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in UK courts over oil spills in the oil-rich Niger Delta, upholding a previous High Court ruling that UK-based multinational companies cannot be tried in England for the actions of their subsidiaries ...
Last year, a judge in London made a ruling which meant that any compensation actions by two Nigerian communities affected by oil spills would have to be heard in Nigeria. The communities later went to the Court of Appeal to challenge the decision of Mr Justice Fraser. On Wednesday, judges in London ...
Oil giant Shell has defeated the latest legal bid by thousands of Nigerians to have their damages claims over pollution dealt with by the English courts. Last year, a judge in London made a ruling which meant that any compensation actions by two Nigerian communities affected by oil spills would have to be ...
Asaba – Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) has demanded that the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) headquarters should be relocated from Abuja to any of the oil bearing states in the Niger Delta. Comrade Sheriff Mulade, the CEPEJ National Coordinator, ...
Yet, there are genuine grievances the federal authorities must address, the most glaring being environmental degradation; and the structural poverty arising therefrom — or how else do you expect prosperity from Niger Delta farmers, whose land has been near-permanently ruined by oil spills; ...
I am writing you as a result of your last statement in which you threatened to resume your attacks on major oil facilities in the Niger Delta. In a lengthy statement ... They also feel that by bombing oil facilities, there will be oil spills everywhere and life will become more difficult. Innocent people will suffer and ...
In fact, the life expectancy in Bayelsa and Niger Delta is very low because of the activities of these companies and others involved in environmental degradation. “It is important that as a state, we take a firm action on it. There is at the moment no law dealing with the issue of environmental protection.
"For decades, Shell and other multinational corporations have directly contributed to the devastation of the land and livelihoods of the people who live in the Niger Delta," said Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International Nigeria. "Oil in Our Creeks allows viewers to grasp the havoc wrought by oil spills on ...
Oil in Our Creeks allows viewers to grasp the havoc wrought by oil spills on Niger Delta communities. ... screen into 180 degrees of live action footage and juxtaposed the other 180-degree section with animated versions of Lessi's recollections, detailing what the village looked like before the oil spill.
Asaba – Following the judgment given against Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) in the 17-year-old Odimodi Federated Community and Forcados Community oil spill case in which N1.430b judgment was granted in favour of the impacted communities, uneasy calm now pervades Forcados Terminal ...
... Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) has appealed the 17-year-old Odimodi Federated Community and Forcados Community oil spill case in which a N1.430 billion judgment was granted in favour of the impacted communities is generating tension around Forcados Terminal in the Niger Delta region.
Nigeria may suffer another disruption in crude oil exports if threats by Odimodi and Forcados communities in Delta State to shut down the Forcados Export Terminal are anything to go by. The communities threatened to shut down the facility over the spilling of over 40,000 barrels of crude oil that spread to ...
In 1956, Royal Dutch/Shell, in collaboration with the British government, found a commercially viable oil field on the Niger Delta and began oil production in 1958. In a 15-year period from 1976 to 1991, there were reportedly 2,976 oil spills of about 2.1 million barrels of oil in Ogoniland, accounting for about ...
“Royal Dutch Shell and the Italian multinational oil giant ENI have admitted to more than 550 oil spills in the Niger Delta last year, according to an Amnesty International analysis of the companies' latest figures. By contrast, on average, there were only 10 spills a year across the whole of Europe between ...
An ecologist, Mr Dennis Ugwuja has appealed to the Federal Government to fast-track the clean-up of oil spill in Ogoni land, Rivers. Ugwuja, also the Executive Director of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative (CCMAI), an NGO, made the appeal on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen ...
Milan - Today, the Italian oil and gas corporation ENI appeared in front of the Tribunal of Milan to answer for its record of oil pollution in Nigeria. The plaintiff is the Ikebiri community of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta, represented by their leader Chief Francis Ododo, whose land was polluted by an oil spill in ...
On Ogoni Day, UNPO Strongly Condemns Nigerian Government's Non-Commitment to Niger Delta Clean Up ... Niger Delta in the 1960s. Within only a few years, their operations and devastating oil spills had severely impacted the environment and livelihood of local communities. Peaceful protests and civil ...
Meanwhile, a human rights lawyer and the convener of the meeting, Mr. Chima Williams, noted that the over 35,000 fishermen in the Niger Delta who were displaced by the spill needed attention from the government. He called on the Federal Government to help the registered fishermen in the region to ...
... The First Oil War, on the first major oil crisis in the Niger Delta – the first time bombs were used – for your holiday reading pleasure. John Hunter's life in the swamps had worsened progressively since it started at an oil spill site. For this assignment, Hunter had learned about the effects of oil spills through ...
There is no gainsaying that contracting the job to those with the experience is the first thing to be considered because cleaning up an oil spill is not like ... In the end, it is now up to the affected communities and other regions in the Niger Delta to be vigilant against economic and environmental saboteurs who ...
Chief Gbanakama, who spoke to Vanguard, weekend, during a visit of the Pere of Kabowie kingdom, Erebulo Aduo II to the Agadagba of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro Gbaraun II, who came to pay him homage, also accused the Federal Government of paying lip service to the development of the Niger Delta ...
An environment rights group in the Niger Delta, the Oil Spill Victims Vanguard (OSPIVV), has threatened court action against the Federal Government over the latter's alleged reluctance to commence work at the site of the Ogidigben Gas Revolution Industrial Park (OGRIP) for which, the group claimed, over ...
The book comprises 26 chapters of five sections where the writer exposes what happened in the Niger Delta, starting from section one which is titled 'Tales of agony inside Ogoni land, Brother against brother, to politics of Ken Saro Wiwa's reburial, the Ogoni nine to scorched earth gas flaring and the ...
Additionally, a recent study from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland has found that of the 16,000 infants killed within their first month of life, 11,000 infants would have survived their first year if it weren't for the pollution caused by the oil spills. With no clean water and basic facilities, the Ogoni people ...
A new study has found that babies have a higher chance of dying in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to an oil spill. Researchers studied information about babies dying and oil spills in the Niger Delta area of southern Nigeria. The researchers described their results as 'shocking.'.
In the Niger Delta, communities continue to resist against the oil spills from Shell, which have devastated their lands. In Lagos, the waste scavengers resist eviction. "Pollution is not incidental but is a deliberate and inevitable consequence of a profit-oriented economy of mass production of harmful plastics, ...
“The restiveness in the Niger Delta region is attributed to the politics surrounding the resource control principles by the Federal Government, in addition ... He added that government on its part should effectively enforce the regulations on oil spills by making the MNOCs accept responsibility for their actions.


 

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