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Group urges oil, gas communities to protect environment

Ineffective clean up

Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), an NGO, has urged stakeholders in the oil and gas regions to protect their environment from companies working contrary to environmental best practices. The outcome of oil spill This is contained in a statement signed by the NGO Co-ordinator, Mr Mulade Sheriff, on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Abuja. Sheriff said it was ...

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CSOs urge govt to tackle oil pollution

Ineffective clean up

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), has called on the Federal Government to resolve the oil pollution in the Niger Delta, its attendant environmental impacts and climate disasters. The outcome of oil spill The National Coordinator of  (PWYP), Mr Taiwo Otitolaye, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, December 4, 2021. According ...

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Environmental group trains Bayelsa fishermen on pollution monitoring

HOMEF

A Niger Delta Environmental Advocacy group on Friday, November 26, 2021 commenced training of hundreds of fishermen on Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Advocacy, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Participants at the HOMEF training The capacity building programme is coming amidst ongoing oil and gas leaks at Aiteo’s oilfields in Nembe and Conoil’s oil block at Sangana in neighbouring Brass ...

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Oil extraction: Edo community laments pollution

Gelegele Community

With so much suffering being faced by communities from gas flaring and pollution in the Gelegele community, oil industry profits gained appear to have blinded companies to the negative impacts. Gelegele Community The issue of gas flaring has been a major source of environmental damage and habitual loss in the Niger Delta region and has adversely affected local populations that ...

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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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