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13,000 projects abandoned in Niger Delta Region – NDDC audit report

Godswill Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 while submitting the Forensic Audit Report on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says 13,000 projects were abandoned in the region. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Akpabio submitted the report to Mr President through the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr ...

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Niger Delta fishermen applaud Buhari on assent to PIB

Muhammadu Buhari

The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. President Muhammadu Buhari Mr Samuel Ayadi, the Coordinator of ARFAN in the Niger Delta, made the commendation in an interview on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Ayadi noted that the new law had a ...

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Signing of PIB, a wrong message to Niger Delta – HOMEF, PDP

Chief Dan Orbih

The signing of the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law sends a wrong signal to the oil extraction impacted peoples, communities and other Nigerians who expected a listening ear at Aso Rock. Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South South of the PDP Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 16, 2021, informed that President Muhammad Buhari had assented ...

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Shell waking up to its culpability: Groups hail Ogoni community’s victory

Ineffective clean up

News of the agreement by Shell to accept liability for longest drawn case concerning pollution in the Niger Delta appears to have been warmly received by the civil society. The outcome of oil spill Shell on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, agreed to pay the sum of N45.9 billion compensation to some Ogoni communities of Rivers State ravaged by oil spills ...

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Clean up rivers, compensate us for losses, fishers urge oil firms, govt

HOMEF

Fishers have demanded that oil companies and the government should clean up their rivers and estuaries and pay adequate compensation for losses due to oil pollution. Participants at the training session They made the call on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the close of the Coastal Ecosystems Monitoring and Training Session at Uta Ewua in Ikot Abasi LGA of Akwa ...

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ERA demands Shell accountability, halt to divestment of facilities

Niger Delta

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has deplored the recent disclosure that Shell plans to sell its land based and shallow offshore oil fields and infrastructures in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oil pollution in the Niger Delta has largely contributed to the destruction of the area’s biodiversity and to unprecedented levels of deprivation. Photo credit: longbaby.com ...

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Buhari pledges action on Niger Delta environmental degradation

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) on its recent affirmation of belief in a united Nigeria and supporting the fight against insecurity by developing internal control mechanisms. President Muhammadu Buhari The president gave the commendation when he received the National Executive of INC led by Prof. Benjamin Okaba, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja ...

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Shell reports 51 leaks in Niger Delta in 2021

Ineffective clean up

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it has so far recorded 51 leaks from its oil production activities in the Niger Delta in 2021. Oil spill According to data obtained from the oil firm’s website on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 44 of the spill incidents were traced to sabotage by vandals. The firm said that seven of the ...

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Govt signs Brass Petroleum Products Terminal agreement to tackle illegal refining

Timipre Sylva

The Federal Government has signed shareholders agreement for the construction of Brass Petroleum Products Terminal Ltd  (BPPT) to curb illegal refining and stabilise products price in the Niger Delta. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, at the signing ceremony on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Abuja said the ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: No to a Niger Delta without fish

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words at the Oilfield/FishNet Dialogue at Gbarain, Bayelsa State on Friday, June 4, 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), laments that many fish species are endangered and some already going extinct due to constant pollution Nnimmo Bassey The Niger Delta has several freshwater and marine ecosystems like rivers, lakes, streams and creeks. ...

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