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NOSDRA, environmentalists decry oil spill in Conoil facility in Bayelsa


The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and  environmentalists have expressed concern over the environmental impact of Conoil Producing Limited’s operations in Bayelsa State. Mike Adenuga Towers on Victoria island in Lagos houses Conoil’s corporate head offices The concern was raised over the firm’s alleged insensitivity to the sustenance of the environment where it operates, and perceived failure ...

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Niger Delta fishermen urge govt to prevail on Shell to pay Bonga spill fine

Oil spill pollution

Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) on Friday, January 1, 2021 urged the Federal Government to leverage on its successes in containing the COVID-19 Pandemic to avert another lockdown in the new year. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil They equally appealed to the government to prevail on Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) ...

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Forum explores narratives on environmental justice for Niger Delta women

Niger Delta Women's Day

“Community women bear the brunt of environmental cost of the relationship and transactions between large corporations and community leaders and government to explore and exploit oil and gas mineral resources available in our land,” said Chief Emem Okon the Executive Director, Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chief Emem Okon, ...

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Group flays ExxonMobil’s operation in Niger Delta


A not-for-profit, the Niger Delta Congress (NDC), has frowned at ExxonMobil’s operation in the Niger Delta region in Nigeria, saying that within the last few years and in last few months, the organisation had failed to meet industry standards, bringing about devastating consequences. ExxonMobil offices According to the NDC, in November 2020, communities in Eket and Ibeno were affected by ...

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How we make N2m every night, illegal refiner narrates day-to-day theft on Nigeria’s oil pipeline

Illegal crude oil refining

In the last decade, several unemployed and restive Niger Delta youth, who feel entitled to oil wealth in their domains, have taken to the creeks, puncturing pipelines, carrying crude oil to Nigeria’s export terminal, and refining it using primitive methods. Though the proliferation of this business seems to be filling the gap left by the country’s dysfunctional refineries as well ...

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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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Ogoni women, Saro-Wiwa’s legacy and the clean-up process

Ken Saro-Wiwa

No fewer than 411,803. A landmass spanning 1,050-square-kilometres. Some, if not most of them, in huts and mud houses for homes, without light and water. The late Ken Saro-Wiwa It is a narrative that reads quite pathetically but offers nothing new for anyone who is familiar with rural life in Nigeria. Except that in the case of these weary and ...

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Opu-Nembe chiefs allege Aiteo planned to dump chemical waste in community

Nembe Community

The Opu-Nembe community in Nembe-Bassambiri, Nembe Council of Bayelsa State and host to Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Ltd. has accused the company of attempting to dump deadly chemical waste on its land. The Opu Nembe (Nembe-Bassambiri) Kingdom chiefs during the media briefing At a press conference on Saturday, November 14, 2020 where they issued a quit notice to the ...

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Govt urged to pay polluted Ogoniland ecological debt

25th Memorial Environmental Summit

The Nigeria government has been asked to pay the Ogoni nation in the Niger Delta region an ecological debt for decades of pollution, neglect of their polluted environment, displacement of her people and for denying them justice. Delegates to the 25th Memorial Environmental Summit in honour of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa in Port Harcourt, Rivers State The call was made ...

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25 years after Ogoni 9: A legacy of environmental justice struggles – ERA

Ken Saro-Wiwa

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) marks the 25th anniversary of the killing of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his Ogoni eight activist fighting for environmental justice, the clean-up, compensation and remediation of Ogoniland from Shell Oil Company’s operations in the area. The late Ken Saro-Wiwa According to the organisation, the anniversary also provides the opportunity to underline the ...

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