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Funiwa offshore spill: Environmentalist seeks stringent regulation for operators

Alagoa Morris

An environmental rights activist, Mr Alagoa Morris, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 called for stringent regulation of activities of oil firms operating offshore in the nation’s territorial waters. Alagoa Morris In an interview in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Morris noted that recent incidents had shown that oil and gas exploration at offshore fields comes with greater risks to the maritime environment. ...

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Unpaid salaries, communal conflict slowing down Ogoni clean-up exercise

Ogoniland cleanup

Under the federal government’s project to clean up oil spills in Ogoniland, the first 21 locations in four local government areas should have been concluded by December 2020. But two months to the end of the year, only seven sites – one-third – have reached the final stage. ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS, a Bertha Fellow, visited some of the remaining 14 ...

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Nigerian farmers battle Shell in 12-year-old court case

Chief Fidelis A. Oguru-Oruma

The appeal in the case of four Nigerian farmers and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) versus Shell continued for two days from Friday, October 8, 2020 in The Hague. Two of the four Nigerian farmers (Chief Fidelis A. Oguru-Oruma (left) and Eric Dooh) sit in the law courts in The Hague on October 11, 2012. The four farmers take ...

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Govt lists achievements of Ogoniland clean-up

Ogoni Clean-up

The Federal Ministry of Environment has said that, despite some challenges encountered along the line, the Ogoni clean-up project has recorded remarkable achievements within its three years of operation. Officials of Earthpro Unique Integrated Nigeria Limited at Lot 5 in Alode Community in Eleme LGA, Rivers State The spokesman in the ministry, Saghir el Mohammed, said that the Federal Government ...

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Kebetkache group lists community concerns in Ogoniland clean-up

Bodo-oil-spill

Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based not-for-profit, the Kebetkache Woman Development and Resource Centre, at a media session highlights the achievements of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) since its operations commenced three years ago and attempts to proffer solutions to identified challenges Aftermath of oil spill in Bodo. Photo credit: Leigh Day For over 60 years, the Nigerian government exploited oil ...

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Lawmaker urges more effort to mitigate hazards in Niger Delta

Bodo-oil-spill

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Farah Dagogo (PDP-Rivers), on Saturday, June 6, 2020  appealed for more effort to mitigate the environmental hazards of oil exploration in the Niger Delta region. Aftermath of oil spill in Bodo, in the Niger Delta region. Photo credit: Leigh Day Dagogo urged relevant authorities and organisations to hasten the effort for Green-blue economic ...

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Ogoni land cleanup commences on 57 sites – Minister

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, says no fewer than 57 sites at Ogoni land in Rivers State are being cleaned up currently. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar made the disclosure while speaking with State House correspondents on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Abuja, saying that he had presented a report on the ministry’s mandate to ...

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Environmental lawyers demand action on fish death in Niger Delta

Fish

Environmental lawyers in the Niger Delta have expressed concerns over the looming public health danger occasioned by the contamination and massive death of fish along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the region. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The lawyers, under the aegis of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN), urged the Federal Government to take urgent ...

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NOSDRA claims toxic discharge killed coastline fishes as Delta Assembly debates fresh incident

Fish

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says findings on the dead fishes on the Atlantic Ocean coastline indicated high levels of toxicity caused by toxic wastes discharge. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The agency noted in a statement on Thursday, May 14, 2020 that the discharge of toxic materials into the Atlantic may have come ...

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Shell denies being responsibile for dead fishes on Niger Delta coastline

Dead Fishes

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) said on Monday, May 4, 2020 that the dead fishes floating the Niger Delta coastline had nothing to do with its operations. Dead fishes along the coastline in Bayelsa State, Nigeria Residents along the Atlantic coastline in Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states in Nigeria have reported massive death of croaker fish species ...

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