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Climate change: Bayelsa most affected by oil exploration – Diri

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has said that the state is one of the most affected by climate change in Nigeria over effects of oil exploration there. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State speaking during a side-event organised by the state government at COP26 A statement by Diri’s Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabra, quoted the governor as attributing the development ...

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Bayelsa community halts oil exploration at Shell’s oilfield, sacks workers

Osagie Okunbor

Some residents of Opukushi in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have disrupted oil exploration at an oilfield operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the area. Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria The community resident hosting SPDC’s EA fields took the action ...

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Bayelsa wades into conflict between Shell and host community over power supply

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

Bayelsa State Government on Monday, January 3, 2022 directed the Managing Director of the State Electricity Company, Mr Olice Kemenanabo, to immediately connect Otuasega community to the national grid. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State The deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the directive as the government waded into a crisis between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and its Otuasega ...

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Nembe oil spill: Bayelsa faults Aiteo, regulators on sabotage claim

Nembe oil spill

The Bayelsa Government Technical Committee on the November 5 oil leak at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 in Nembe on Sunday, December 26, 2021 faulted claims that the leak was caused by sabotage. Officials of regulatory agencies investigating the Nembe oil spill OML 29 oil block is operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company, an indigenous oil firm that ...

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Regulators, Bayelsa disagree on cause of Nembe oil spill

Oil spill site

The regulatory agencies investigating the Nov. 5 oil spill at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 at Nembe in Bayelsa State on Thursday, December 23, 2021, attributed the spillage to sabotage. Oil spill site The accident polluted the Santa Barbra River and Nembe Creeks. The Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) to ascertain the cause, volume and impacted areas resumed on Wednesday following ...

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Nembe spill: Investigation stalled as Aiteo allegedly bars Bayelsa Committee from JIV

Nembe Oil Spill

Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) into the cause and volume of spill from the leak at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 suffered a setback following the exclusion of Bayelsa Technical Committee on the incised set up by Gov Douye Diri. Tecnicians working at the Nembe oil spill site JIV is a statutory probe that follows every leak incident by regulators, operators, ...

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Nembe oil leak: Govt urged to declare spillage humanitarian disaster

Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called upon to commission an independent investigation to unravel the causes and consequences of the OML29 oil spill that occurred in Nembe, Bayelsa State. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq The spill started on November 1 and reportedly continued unabated until December 8, 2021. OML29 is operated by ...

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Bayelsa constitutes 11-man technical committee on Nembe oil spill

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, constituted a technical committee on the recent oil spill at the OML 29 which polluted the Santa Barbara River wellhead in Nembe Local Government Area of the state. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The facility, operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited, had a blowout of gas and crude ...

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Nembe oil spill: Gov. Diri frowns at Reps’ silence

Douye Diri

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Monday, December 13, 2021, expressed surprise over the silence of the House of Representatives on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.  Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The leak, which occurred on November 5 at the OML 29 Wellhead 1 operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production ...

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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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