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Niger Delta community enlightened on Covid-19, environmental management


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD), has commence a series of grassroot programmes to build resilience of rural communities on COVID-19 recovery, climate change and flood management in the Niger Delta. Freeman Elohor, Centre Coordinator for ACCARD, speaking during the meeting The programme, which was flagged-off in Ndokwa West Local Government of ...

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We’re cooperating with Senate on dead fishes on N/Delta coastline – Shell


The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it is cooperating with the Senate over a petition by some Niger Delta communities alleging dead fishes on the Niger Delta coastline. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The Senate had received a petition from coastline fishing communities on the issue and invited Shell, regulators and community leaders to appear before its committee ...

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NDDC urges residents to monitor projects in Niger Delta communities

Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, on Friday, July 3, 2020 called on residents to assist the commission in monitoring ongoing projects in their communities. Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Pondei, in a statement issued by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, ...

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UK Supreme Court to hear Nigerian communities’ pollution claims against Shell

Ben van Beurden

More than 40,000 Nigerians from the Ogale and Bille Communities in the Niger Delta will take their legal fight against Shell to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden The case will be heard via video link and will be live-streamed online. The hearing is listed for one day. The communities ...

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Amnesty flays Shell’s failure to clean up Niger Delta

Oil spill pollution

Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has once again criticised oil major, Shell, for failing to clean up the pollution in the Niger Delta. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil This was contained in a statement released by the body on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Amnesty International disclosed that the refusal of the oil giant to clean up ...

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Mixed reactions greet NOSDRA’s plan to extend mandate to downstream


Some environmentalists in the Niger Delta region in Nigeria on Thursday, June 11, 2020 expressed mixed reactions on the announcement by National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) to extend its regulatory mandate to the downstream sector. A petrol filling station: NOSDRA is extending its regulatory mandate to the downstream sector Mr Idris Musa, the NOSDRA Director-General, had said ...

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Firms in $1.2m solar deal to power Niger Delta communities

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, and All On, a Nigerian off-grid impact investor, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 announced a partnership to electrify rural communities unserved by conventional utilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The agreement includes a commitment of $1.2 million from All On to enable Renewvia to develop and operate solar minigrids to bring ...

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UNEP optimistic over Ogoniland clean-up

Erik Solheim

A clean environment is on the horizon for the people of Ogoniland as government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UN Environment report recommendations On the fifth anniversary of the launch of UN Environment’s Ogoniland Assessment, the UN expressed optimism over recent developments towards an environmental clean-up. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) boss Erik Solheim said, “I am impressed by ...

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Government raises Council, Board for Ogoniland clean-up


“The choice is for you to keep your environment clean and nurture the Niger Delta back to its lost glory. The beginning of this clean-up exercise is clear evidence that Ken Saro Wiwa and other sons of Ogoniland who fought hard for environmental justice did not fight in vain. Let this mark the beginning of the restoration not just of the environment of Ogoniland, but ...

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How Ogoni pollution impoverished indegenes

Niger Delta

Poverty, destitution and deprivation prevalent in Ogoniland have been linked with the soil, air and water pollution that the people of the area have over the decades been exposed to. This was the submission of participants at the close of a consultative meeting/training on Tuesday on the planned clean-up of polluted sites in Ogoni, where they noted that pollution and ...

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