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Shell, rights group disagree on remediation of Ikarama spill site in Bayelsa

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and an environmental rights group have disagreed on remediation of oil spill sites at Ikarama community in Bayelsa State. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa While the rights group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has alleged improper clean-up and remediation of ...

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Netherlands Embassy provides solar energy mini-grid to Bayelsa community

Kalaba community

The Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria has provided solar min-grid for an uninterrupted power supply to Kalaba Community in Bayelsa State. The Paramount Ruler of Kalaba, Chief Francis Kolibo, fetching drinking water from the tap In a press release issued on Thursday, August 19, 2021, on the subject, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) said it implemented the ...

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Environmentalists want Epie Creek in Yenagoa freed from water hyacinth

Water hyacinth

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) on Thursday, July 22, 2021 bemoaned the menace of water hyacinth on the Epie Creek in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A water hyacinth ravaged creek The water channel serving as water transport route for several communities and fishing grounds appears to be no longer navigable.Mr Alagoa Morris, ...

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Ocean encroachment: 105 Bayelsa coastal communities risk extinction – Don

Douye Diri

No fewer than 105 coastal communities in Bayelsa State may face extinction in the next 30 years, if nothing is done to halt the rampaging effects of ocean encroachment. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Prof. Ambily Etekpe of the Department of Political Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa, gave the warning on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in ...

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Environmentalists seek clean-up of oil spills in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

Environmentalists on Monday, July 5, 2021 called for an end to the frequent oil leaks at the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) oil fields in Tein community, Biseni, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Oil spill The environmentalists, under the auspices of the Environment Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), made the call in its field report signed ...

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Food Security: Bayelsa to assist farmers with new techniques, inputs

Douye Diri

Bayelsa State Government says it will assist subsistence farmers in the state with improved techniques and inputs to boost production and achieve food security. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Mr David Alagoa, Commissioner for Agriculture, stated on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Yenagoa, the state capital, while fielding questions from members of Federated Correspondent’s Chapel of Nigeria Union of ...

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Bayelsa proposes out-of-court settlement on revenue dispute with Shell

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 indicated willingness to withdraw pending litigation against the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) over unpaid revenue running into billions of naira. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Bayelsa government had dragged SPDC to court over failure of the oil firm to pay “development levies”. The development levies were for ...

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Urban renewal campaign: Bayelsa adopts use of traditional media

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government says it has resorted to use of traditional media to persuade residents to embrace its ongoing urban renewal policy. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Chief Ayiba Duba, made this known in an interview in Yenagoa, the state capital, in Monday, June 7, 2021. “Our efforts in using the traditional ...

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Oil spill: Agip shuts down Idu Well 11 in Bayelsa

Oil spill pollution

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Wednesday, April 12, 2021 confirmed an oil leak from its Idu oilfields at Egbebiri settlement within Biseni in Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, resulting in its shutdown. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The cause of the leakage, according to the Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) report ...

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Oil spill: 110 barrels polluted Bayelsa environment, says Shell spokesman

Ineffective clean up

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it restrained 213 barrels of crude oil from polluting Bayelsa environment when a leakage occurred at its Ikarama facility in the state. Oil spill Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, who confirmed the incident, however, said that 110 barrels spilled into the environment when the facility was shut to prevent further spread. ...

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