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Dikio backs war against illegal refineries in Niger Delta

Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd)

The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), says he supports the war against illegal refineries across the Niger Delta region..   Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd) A statement issued on Sunday, January 16, 2022, by Mr Nneotabase Egbe, Special Adviser on Media to Dikio, quoted him as giving his endorsement at the weekend in ...

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OBJ and Clark: Smell the coffee! (1)

Olusegun Obasanjo

I have followed with keen interest the debate between Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Edwin Clark as regards who owns the oil. Is it Nigeria or the Niger Delta? Unfortunately as we will demonstrate in this piece, both of them are wrong. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo This is because in concrete and substantive terms, the oil belongs to the oil companies and ...

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Niger Delta reforms: Achievements and prospects

Godswill Akpabio

The Niger Delta region of Nigeria comprises nine states – Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta No fewer than 31 million people live in the region touted to be the10th most important wetland and ecosystems in the world. In the past years, there had been several militant groups and ...

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Is oil discovery a curse to Nigerian host communities?

soot port-harcourt

With a maximum crude oil production capacity of 2.5 million barrels per day, Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer and the 13th largest oil-producing nation in the world. Oil accounts for about 65% of government revenue. Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State In the course of its five decades of oil exploration, it has made tens ...

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Spill: Group clamours replacement of outdated pipelines, closure of abandoned wells

Corroded oil pipeline

Oil firms operating in Nigeria’s oil rich but restive Niger Delta region have been called upon to change all the oil pipeline infrastructure that have lived above 25 years of age. Corroded oil pipeline Mr Franklin Magada, Executive Director, Niger Delta Eco Monitors, who made the call in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, added ...

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Richard Steiner: Why Nembe must catalyse new paradigm of oil responsibility in Nigeria

Nembe Oil Spill

The recent catastrophic oil and gas blowout at Nembe, Bayelsa State, again tragically highlights the continuing failures of oil management in Nigeria. The Nembe blowout continued unchecked from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8, 2021, releasing (by my estimate) a minimum of 500,000 barrels to 1 million barrels of toxic hydrocarbons (oil and gas) into the sensitive coastal mangrove ecosystem. Even by world ...

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Women clamour feminist economy to restore Niger Delta ecosystem

Niger Delta women

“Without women, without collective effort we cannot really restore the Niger Delta environment.” Participants at the Niger Delta Women Day of Action for Environmental Justice This assertion was made by Chief Emem Okon, the Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development Centre, in a keynote address she presented to the women of Niger Delta as they gathered for the sixth edition ...

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National Park service to establish parks in Niger Delta

FMEnv Retreat

The National Park Service (NPS) has pledged its commitment to establish more parks in the Niger Delta region and preserve the available forests across the country. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General of NPS, made this known at a news conference on Friday, December 3, 2021, in Abuja. Goni said that the conference ...

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Nembe oil spill substantially contained – Aiteo

Oil spill site

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO) has said that the oil spill at its Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 Wellhead at Nembe in Bayelsa has been contained substantially. Oil spill site The OML 29 Wellhead in Santa Barbara South Field, which AEEPCO jointly owns with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, which blew up on Nov. 3, is being pumped with ...

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Nembe: 2m barrels of crude spilled into river, says Bayelsa gov

Douye Diri

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, visited the site of the ongoing oil leak in Nembe, 25 days after the incident was reported on Nov 5, describing it as the worst he had seen in his lifetime. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State An oilfield operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited has been ...

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