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Aiteo intensifying clean up of Nembe oil spill

Nembe Oil Spill

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company says it is intensifying clean up from the Nembe oil spill after the leak was plugged. Tecnicians working at the Nembe oil spill site A statement by Mr Victor Okoronkwo, Aiteo’s Group Managing Director, said the Nov. 5, leak was stopped by collaboration driven by Nigerian experts. Okoronkwo said, “Indigenous participation in the Upstream ...

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Govt, Lagos, others collaborate on energy saving construction

Construction site

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), an initiative supported by the European Union and Germany, on Friday, December 10,2021 said Lagos State was implementing energy conservation technology in construction. A construction site in Lagos This was contained in a statement by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman for the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPPUD), on Friday in ...

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Nembe oil spill: Woes of the wellhead

Wellhead Woes

Hundreds of well blowouts have been reported during the history of the oil and gas drilling activities globally. Wellhead Woes According to a special report published by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) on the wellhead blowout from Aiteo OML 29 Well 1 in Nembe, Bayelsa State, these undesired events have led to loss of lives and destruction of ...

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Afri-Plastics Challenge seeks innovations to change plastic waste behaviour

Unsorted plastic waste

The final strand of the Afri-Plastics Challenge, called Promoting Change and delivered by London-based Nesta Challenges, began accepting applications on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. This marks the last leg of the Challenge after Strand 1: Accelerating Growth and Strand 2: Creating Solutions were launched in July and October 2021. Unsorted plastic waste Successful applicants for Strand 3 will use innovative engagement strategies such as gamification, incentives and storytelling ...

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Five dead as Bayelsa confirms cholera outbreak

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa Government has confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Ofoni, a coastline settlement in Sagbama Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Dr Pabara Igwele, the Commissioner for Health, who confirmed this on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Yenagoa, the state capital, said that five persons had so far died of the disease. No ...

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Nuclear power not ‘green’, says new German govt to French plan

Annalena Baerbock

Germany will continue to oppose French plans to categorise electricity generated by nuclear power as “green energy”, Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said. Annalena Baerbock Baerbock made the remarks in Paris on Thursday, December 9, 2021, during her first visit to the French capital since taking office. “It is well known that we have differing positions on the nuclear issue,’’ ...

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Omicron: Severe cases remain low in South Africa – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

The Omicron variant is reaching more countries in Africa, while weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the continent surged by 93 per cent, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa It noted that signs of hope as preliminary data indicates that hospitalisations across South Africa remain low. Ten different ...

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Nigeria to grow gas reserves to 600 trillion cubic feet — Minister

Chief Timipre Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the Federal Government is currently working to grow the country’s gas reserve from 206 trillion cubic feet to 600 TCF. Chief Timipre Sylva Sylva gave the assurance on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in Houston, Texas, U.S. The minister spoke at a session themed ”Regional ...

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Nembe oil spill: Aiteo shuts leaking well

Nembe Oil Spill

The leaking well at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29, operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company in Nembe swamps in Bayelsa State, has been sealed. Tecnicians working at the Nembe oil spill site The leak, which was reported to regulatory agencies on Nov. 5, 2021, had been ongoing until foreign and local experts, deployed to cap the leaking well, ...

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Nigeria wins 2021 World Soil Day Award

King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award

 Nigeria has emerged winner of the 2021 King Bhumibol World Soil Day (WSD) Award, instituted to recognise individuals and institutions that organised impactful WSD celebration. His Excellency, Mr Oma Djebah, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Kingdom of Thailand, while receiving the prestigious 2021 King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award won by Nigeria from Her Royal Highness, ...

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