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Fresh oil spill reported from Shell facility in Bayelsa

oil spill

Community sources in Ikarama community have reported a new case of oil spill along Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Okordia-Rumekpe Trunk Line or TransNiger Trunk Line. The spill reportedly occurred on April 6, 2021. Spilled crude oil spreading around the spill site According to community folks, the spill occurred as Shell was flushing the pipeline, an act otherwise described as ...

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New HYPREP Governing Council urged to establish Centre of Excellence for Ogoni clean-up process

HYPREP BOT Inauguration

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the newly inaugurated Governing Council and Board of Trustees for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to urgently establish the Centre of Excellence to provide capacity building for HYPREP staff and the Ogonis. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, and Secretary ...

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ERA crisis: Bassey, others to face contempt of court

Nnimmo Bassey

The leadership crisis currently rocking the Benin City-based civil society organisation (CSO), Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), appears to have taken a fresh turn with the faction headed by Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo disclosing in a statement on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 that “former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, ERA/FoEN, Arc. Nnimmo Bassey and a former ...

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Group seeks probe of crude oil leak in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the investigation and public disclosure of oil leaks reported in Bayelsa communities.  The outcome of oil spill The group called on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and the Bayelsa State Government not to conceal the result of laboratory analysis of the sample of fresh ...

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Godwin Ojo: Environmental agenda setting for new energy world order

Godwin Uyi Ojo

In the light of the recent UK government policy to end funding fossil fuel projects overseas, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), in this treatise examines the dynamics of the development as well as its implications Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) ...

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Oil spill: Environmental rights group hails judgement against Shell

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), an NGO, has described as a healthy development the recent judgement by the Netherland’s court of appeal that held Shell liable for the oil spills it caused across Nigeria’s coastal communities of the Niger Delta in 2008. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth ...

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Bayelsa community laments as Conoil spill leaves trail of dead fish

Dead fish

Three months after an oil spill that occurred from a facility operated by the Consolidated Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited (Conoil) in Sangana Community, Akassa Kingdom, Brass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa State, the oil firm is reportedly yet to respond to the incident. Chairman of the Fishing Union, Ikonikumo Noel, raises remains of a dead fish This is ...

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Fresh oil spill reported from Agip’s Ogboinbiri Well 7 in Bayelsa

Oil Spill

Still smarting from an extensive crude oil spill that polluted their swamps and river around May/June 2020, residents of Ogboinbiri community in Apoi Clan of Southern Ijaw local government area, Bayelsa State, appear to be victims of a fresh spill that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Oil spill polluting a water body at Ogboinbiri community Community contacts made the ...

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Fresh oil spill in Bayelsa pollutes creek, communities

The polluted Apoi Creek

Officials of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have disclosed that what looks like an extensive oil spill occurred in the early hours of Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Bayelsa State. The polluted Apoi Creek The spill, according to them, came off a yet-to-be-properly-identified facility belonging to an oil major. The incident, they added, happened between Ogboinbiri ...

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ERA/FOEN, four others advocate sustainable energy in Africa

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The need to reduce climate obstacles and other environmental issues within the mother earth of Africa has been recently opted for by five strategic environmental groups in Africa. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) The groups called on African governments to stop the acceptance of fossil fuel projects driven by ...

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