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Military deactivates 69 illegal refining sites in Niger Delta

Niger Delta refinery

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Delta Safe have discovered and deactivated a total of 69 illegal refining sites in different parts of the Niger Delta region of the country. Illegal refining activities in the Niger Delta The Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving update on the military operations across the country between ...

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Shell LiveWIRE beneficiaries get N48m grant


Some 117 young entrepreneurs from the Niger Delta have graduated from the Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE programme and have been awarded a N48 million grant to either establish or expand their businesses. This brings to 7,913 the total number of beneficiaries of the youth enterprise development programme since inception in 2003. Social Performance and Social Investment Manager, The Shell Petroleum Development ...

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How Delta women use heat from gas flaring sites to dry tapioca

Gas flaring

With more than half its population lacking access to energy, Nigeria still wastes gas – a major source of energy. The communities where the gas is flared are also bereft of any form of protection and empowerment. The stories of these women point to what would have been if only the government would add a smidgen of grit to its ...

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Reactions as Dutch court orders Shell Nigeria to compensate farmers over spills

Chief Fidelis A. Oguru-Oruma

A Dutch Appeal court in the Hague, on Friday, ordered the Nigerian branch of Shell to compensate four farmers for damage to their land caused by leaks in 2004 and 2005. 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 ...

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Diri calls for joint action for cleaner environment

Douye Diri

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has called for joint action from governors of the Niger-Delta states in the struggle for a cleaner environment. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Diri made the call on Friday during an online global conference to mark the 2020 World Environment Day, with the theme: ‘The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Flora ...

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International traders sell low quality, highly toxic fuels to Nigeria – Study

oil installation

The Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) has revealed in a research that suggests, probably for the first time, that low quality, highly toxic fuels are sold to Nigeria by international commodity traders, who allegedly exploit the country’s weak and poorly enforced fuel regulations. Oil installation in Nigeria Unveiled on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the study also discovered that, although the quality ...

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Experts decry NOSDRA’s ‘sketchy’ report on dead fish along coastlines

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

A group of environmentalists has questioned the basis and integrity of the report released on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on dead fish found on Niger Delta coastlines in Nigeria. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Reports of dead fish washing up on an extensive stretch of the Niger Delta ...

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FishNet, others demand cause of dead fish on Niger Delta coastline to be revealed


Community people, environmentalists and members of the FishNet Alliance have called on relevant regulatory agencies including the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the National Environmental Standards and Regulatory Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to ensure that the actual cause of dead fish being washed ashore in the Niger Delta Coastline ...

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FishNet: Why fish is more valuable than oil

Fishermen Niger Delta

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the “FishNet Dialogue” held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, July 7 2017, lamented that many fisher folks in the Niger Delta region have become fetchers of wood as the creeks and rivers have been so polluted that fishing has become largely unproductive True change can come from below. Change can ...

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Niger Delta: Right to food and to be free from hunger


Speaking at the Roundtable on Food Security in the Niger Delta on Thursday, July 29, 2017 in Abuja as part of the EU Climate Diplomacy Week, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says that food is a human right, hunger arises due to a complex of socio-political realities We are approaching this conversation on Food security in ...

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