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Bayelsa residents block Reps Committee members from Agip spill site

Douye Diri

Residents of Biseni clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday, April 16, 2021 blocked members of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee on Oil Spills and Remediation from performing their functions. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The people barricaded the only access road to the oilfield operated by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company where members ...

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Fresh oil spill reported from Shell facility in Bayelsa

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Community sources in Ikarama community have reported a new case of oil spill along Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Okordia-Rumekpe Trunk Line or TransNiger Trunk Line. The spill reportedly occurred on April 6, 2021. Spilled crude oil spreading around the spill site According to community folks, the spill occurred as Shell was flushing the pipeline, an act otherwise described as ...

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Shell confirms oil spill in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has confirmed oil spill from its facility at Agbura-Otuokpoti area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The outcome of oil spill The comapny’s Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed the incident in Yenagoa on Friday, April 2, 2021. Odugbesan said the company got a report of the spill on March 31. “At about 8.30am ...

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Organisations showcase new product for environmental remediation

Mohammad Abubakar

Netview Enviro Com Ltd in collaboration with manufacturers of Peat Sorb Incorporation, Canada on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 showcased a Peat Sorb product for environmental remediation and oil/chemical spills to the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Director, Pollution and Control in the ministry, Mr Charles Ikea, at the demonstration of the product, said ...

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Pollution: Group urges govt to monitor private sector operations

Ineffective clean up

The Centre For Environment Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) has urged the Federal Government to roll out policies that will monitor the operations of the private sector on the environment. The outcome of oil spill Prof. Nenibarini Zabbey, the Coordinator of the CEHRD, made the call at one-day workshop organised by the group in partnership with the French Embassy in ...

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Greek coy denies responsibility for oil spill along Israeli coast

Minerva Helen

Managers of the Greek oil tanker Minerva Helen on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 denied accusations that their company was responsible for a major oil spill along the coast of Israel. Greek oil tanker, Minerva Helen Earlier, stormy weather washed huge quantities of tar onto the country’s Mediterranean coastline. Israel’s public broadcaster Kan reported on Monday that the Minerva Helen was ...

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Group seeks probe of crude oil leak in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the investigation and public disclosure of oil leaks reported in Bayelsa communities.  The outcome of oil spill The group called on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and the Bayelsa State Government not to conceal the result of laboratory analysis of the sample of fresh ...

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Nigeria spends millions cleaning oil spills – but illegal refiners are still in business

Artisanal refinery

The sunrise in the morning of June 2, 2016, did not only bring vitamin D; it also brought hope to the Ogonis. That day, at a place called Patrick Waterside in Bodo, Rivers State, they assembled; clan by clan, village by village, to watch the arrival of the helicopter that brought the federal government delegation for the official flag-off of ...

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MOSOP President decries negative impact of gas flaring, oil spillage

Fegalo Nsuke

President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Fegalo Nsuke, has decried the impact of gas flaring and oil spillage in Niger Delta communities. President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke Nsuke, an environmental expert and human rights activist, expressed his worries in an interview on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 ...

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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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