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Oil spill and threat to fisher folks’ survival

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the FishNet Community Dialogue at Makoko in Lagos on Monday, July 24, 2017, says it is time to keep offshore oil untapped in order to curb pollution and save the source of livelihood of fisher folks There must be a time when we sit back to reflect on the things we take ...

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Shell OPL 245 oil saga typifies ‘exploitation without responsibility’ – Group


New evidence has reportedly emerged during the corruption probe into Shell’s acquisition of the OPL 245 oil field off the coast of Nigeria, indicating that top executives were prepared to press ahead with the deal despite knowing that most of the money could end up as political bribes. The BBC reported it has seen documents that show top Shell executives ...

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Activists: Oil has brought destruction, death to Nigeria


Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions commenced in Nigeria on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, with a rally at Oil Well 1 in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s first oil well drilled in 1956. It was a gathering of hundreds of community chiefs, youths, women groups, and civil society groups in the Break Free Coalition. Frontline environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother ...

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Saudi Arabia targets life-without-oil from 2020

Mohammed bin Salman

As cabinet approves sweeping economic reforms, prince Mohammed bin Salman says Saudi Arabia will reduce reliance on hydrocarbons Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved Vision 2030 on Monday, a package of economic reforms designed to reduce dependence on oil revenues. Under the proposal, the Middle Eastern kingdom will float part of national oil firm Saudi Aramco on the stock exchange and diversify ...

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Oil, power, environment and 2016 National Budget

Dr Bukola Saraki

In a presentation in Abuja at the National Assembly’s Interactive Session with civil society organisations (CSOs) on the 2016 Budget convened by the Senate President (Dr Bukola Saraki) on Wednesday (February 10, 2016), Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation – HOMEF) raises questions regarding some key sectors. He also charges the National Assembly to publish details of its ...

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Shell commences production from Bonga Phase 3 project

Igo Weli Shell

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) has announced the start-up of production from the Bonga Phase 3 project. Andrew Brown, Shell’s Upstream International Director, said: “This new start up is another important milestone for Bonga, adding valuable new production to this major facility.” Bonga Phase 3 is an expansion of the Bonga Main development, with peak production expected ...

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Leave fossil fuels buried to curb climate change, study warns


A new research identifies which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands Vast amounts of oil in the Middle East, coal in the US, Australia and China and many other fossil fuel reserves will have to be left in the ground ...

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