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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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Firms urge govt, stakeholders to collaborate for environmental remediation

Ogoniland cleanup

Netview Environmental and Engineering Company Ltd and NRI Nigeria Ltd have called on Federal Government and other relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to collaborate for effective environmental remediation. Remediation ongoing at a site in Deebon/Mogho, Gokana, River State The General Manager, Netview, Mr Isiguzo Iheanyi, made the call at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2021 in Abuja. Iheanyi ...

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Govt told to pay Ogoni ecological debt for decades of pollution

Oil spill pollution

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called upon to pay the Ogoni nation an ecological debt for decades of pollution, neglect of their polluted environment, displacement of her people and denying them justice. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The Host Communities Network (HoCoN), which is also kicking against new oil well drilling, made ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Dialogue in the oil field

Nnimmo Bassey

The noise from gas furnaces burning across the Niger Delta make it impossible for parents to whisper to their children. Whispering may sound conspiratorial, but parents cannot even speak normally to their children – a thing people take for granted. The explosive noises and hisses from the infernal fires make shouting the only way to hold a conversation. This anomaly ...

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Group demands remediation of pollution at Shell’s facility in Bayelsa

Osagie Okunbor

Environmentalists have urged Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to remediate areas polluted by oil leak from its facility in Yenagoa and Ogbia Local Government Areas in Bayelsa State. Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria The environmentalists under the auspices of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the ...

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Environmental pollution, cause of low life expectancy in Nigeria – Survey

Bodo oil spill

Some stakeholders in the South-East of Nigeria have blamed environmental pollution in some parts of the country for low life expectancy of Nigerians, a survey has revealed. A fish farmer whose farm was destroyed after the 2008 oil spill. Photo credit: amnesty.org.uk An environmentalist and university lecturer, Prof. Mike Abaribe of Imo State University, noted that residents of communities with ...

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Sabotage by oil thieves, cause of enviromental pollution in Nigeria’s South-South

Oil spill pollution

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) indicate that oil spills and pollution occur due to sabotage by oil thieves, pipeline vandals, equipment failure and operational accidents. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The data further showed that some 1,000 incidents of spillage were reported on a monthly basis from oil ...

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Incident caused by sabotage: Shell expresses disappointment over Dutch court ruling

Osagie Okunbor

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has said that it is disappointed by the ruling of a Dutch Court of Appeal in favour of four Bayelsa farmers affected by oil spillage. The company insisted that the incident in question was caused by sabotage. Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and Country Chair of Shell ...

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Oil spill: Environmental rights group hails judgement against Shell

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), an NGO, has described as a healthy development the recent judgement by the Netherland’s court of appeal that held Shell liable for the oil spills it caused across Nigeria’s coastal communities of the Niger Delta in 2008. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth ...

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Firm advocates use of gas flare, oil pollution fines to compensate victims

Iniruo Wills

The law firm of Ntephe, Smith and Wills (NSW) has called for channeling of gas flare and oil pollution fines to ameliorate adverse effects of oil and gas production on host communities. Mr. Iniruo Wills It advocated a reform that would prioritise giving adequate compensations to the victims of oil and gas exploration-related pollution as a condition for collecting fines ...

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