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NDPC to soon resume oil exploration in Ogoniland

Ali Zara

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Monday, August 23, 2021 said it was ready to start oil exploration in Ogoniland. Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, Mr Ali Zara Managing Director of the company, Mr Ali Zara, said this during an event organised by the Ogoni Liberation ...

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Bayelsa urges govt to correct oil industry mistakes

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government has cautioned the Federal Government and other critical stakeholders in the oil and gas industry against repeating the mistakes that are depriving host communities of their benefits. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, stated this while declaring open the technical session of the 5th National Council on Hydrocarbons in Yenagoa, the state ...

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NNPC to resume oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin

Timipre Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the Nigerian National Petroleum Coorporation (NNPC) will soon resume oil exploration and drilling in the Lake Chad Basin. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Silva disclosed this while speaking to newsmen after an operational meeting on Chad Basin with the Chief of Army Staff and top ...

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Sustainable economy: Environmentalists canvass alternatives to oil

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

Two environmentists on Thursday, September 17, 2020 suggested alternatives to the Nigerian oil revenue driven-economy in order to foster a sustainable environment for the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar The environmentists are Mr Solomon Adefolu, a Climate  Programme Lead Officer with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), and Prof. Eden Eniang, the Director of  Biodiverty Preservation Centre, Uyo. ...

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Govt urged to protect Nigeria against oil price volatility

oil exploration

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called on the government to insulate the economy from the perennial oil price volatility by weaning the nation off its unhealthy dependence on oil which accounts for the bulk of its revenues and foreign exchange earnings Offshore oil exploration NEITI made the call in its latest policy brief, titled: “Insulating Nigeria from Perennial Oil ...

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How coronavirus impacts Nigeria’s oil output


Governments, across the world, are adjusting to the new reality as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is here to stay. Many European countries are looking for targeted ways to predict and stop outbreaks before it comes back in the form of the third or fourth wave. In Nigeria, things seem pretty much controlled. Oil exploration However, the country is facing a major ...

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Campaign highlights how oil exploration impacts sea, fishing

Fish Not Oil

“We are asking for clean waters, we are asking for safe food, we are asking for the right for fishermen to carry out their craft – employment, because the fishing sector employs far more Africans than the structive sector.” Those were the passionate words of Nigerian activist Nnimmo Bassey on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Durban beachfront, by the ...

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Oil exploration: Thousands of South Sudanese suffering from chronic lead poisoning, study finds


No fewer that 180,000 people living in oil field region of Thar Hath in South Sudan are suffering from chronic poisoning from heavy metals as a result of exploratory drillings for crude oil, a study has revealed. According to the findings of a research conducted by Sign of Hope, a German non-governmental organisation (NGO), the poisoning is as a result of the contamination of ...

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Oil exploration can cause tremors, quakes, scientists warn


Following recent earth tremors in some parts of the country, some scientists have warned that earthquakes can be triggered by oil and gas exploration, especially in the Niger Delta region.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) spoke with some scientists and stakeholders across the country recently against the backdrop of earth tremors in some states which has caused widespread ...

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Oilwatch to Ecuadorian president: Keep oil firms out of Yasuni-ITT

President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been urged by Oilwatch International not to permit the extraction of crude oil from Yasuni-ITT in order to protect the region from environmental damage. In a recent correspondent to Correa, the environment watchdog group told the president to stand firm and continue to show leadership in the area of sound environmental ...

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