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Agip urged to remediate spill site at Taylor Creek in Bayelsa


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to halt oil spills caused by leaks on its pipeline at Taylor Creek oilfields in Bayelsa State. A creek polluted by an oil spill in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa ERA/FoEN said that site visits to the impacted area ...

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Bayelsa, Rivers residents relive tremor experiences


Bayelsa and River state have also had their fair share of the earth tremor menace, which is increasingly giving the nation a cause for concern. A couple of months ago, tremors in parts of the two oil-rich states reportedly caused palpable apprehension among residents of affected communities. Residents of the areas noted that the tremors caused serious cracks on the ...

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Devastating quakes loom in Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, others – Experts

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Six states have been named as possible sites for devastating earthquakes before 2020. They are Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, Rivers, Cross River and Delta. However, Kaduna State, which has of recent experienced series of earth tremors, is not lincluded in the list. Researchers from the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, led by Dr Adepelumi Adekunle ...

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Sorrow, tears for Bayelsa flood victims

The gale of flooding ravaging several communities across the country has left many people in a harrowing and agonizing state. It was tale of sorrowing and gnashing of teeth as lives, hectares of farmland, livestock and properties worth billions of Naira were lost to the devastating flood. The 2012 rainy season in Nigeria has become a curse instead of the ...

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Flood victims turn violent in Yenagoa, Jonathan adjusts plans

Displaced persons of the flood from six communities camped in Bishop Dimeri Grammar School (BDGS), Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, became violent, threatening to attack NEMA officials and visiting church leaders. Their action forced the presidential team to stop President Goodluck Jonathan from coming to the BDGS camp to address the victims but rather diverted to the Samson Siasia Stadium, where the ...

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