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NESREA seals off three facilities in Ondo, eight in Osun, seven in Rivers and Enugu

NESREA

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, sealed off three factories in Ondo State, for illegal operations and violations of environmental laws of Nigeria. NESREA officials sealing off a facility in Rivers State Speaking in Ore, shortly after the operation, Mr Kolawole Joshua, Head, Conservation Managing Division, NESREA, said that owners of the ...

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Rivers LG declares wild elephants, hippos endangered species

elephant ivory

Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area (LGA) in Rivers State, Mr Erastus Awortu, has declared wild elephants, hippopotamus and other forest reserves in the area as endangered species. Forest elephants Awortu made the declaration on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Ngo during a strategic stakeholder meeting with Community Development Chairmen (CDCs) in the area. He decried the possible extinction of the ...

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Protesters frustrate waste evacuation in Rivers, RIWAMA alleges

Nyesom-Wike

Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) has expressed concern over possible build-up of waste following truncated operations of contractors by protesters on Eleme/Onne axis of the East/West Road. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State Mr Felix Obuah, sole administrator of the Agency, made this known in a press statement on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Port Harcourt, signed by ...

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Supreme Court stops govt from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo

Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court has granted an order of injunction restraining the Federal Government from ceding 17 disputed oil wells located at Akri and Mbede in Rivers to Imo State. Supreme Court of Nigeria The apex court granted the order on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Abuja while ruling in chamber on an ex parte motion argued by Mr Emmanuel Ukala (SAN). ...

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Rivers waste management agency to clamp down on scavengers

Waste scavengers

The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Mr Felix Obuah, has warned that the agency will clamp down on scavengers who have continually defied sanitation rules in the state. Waste scavengers Obuah issued the warning in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Jerry Needam, and made available to newsmen on Thursday, July ...

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Rivers Waste Management Agency commends contractors, service providers

Nyesom-Wike

Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) has commended service providers engaged by the government for efficient waste management strategies. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State According to a statement signed on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by the agency’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Jerry Needam, the contractors have shown high level of commitment in service delivery. The ...

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Shell dismisses Kidney Island asset takeover by Rivers

Osagie Okunbor

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has dismissed the purported takeover of Kidney Island asset of the SPDC Joint Venture in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Government in the exercise of rights purportedly acquired through a court auction process that is still the subject of ongoing appeals at the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt. Mr. ...

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Rivers, Shell inaugurate Cluster Development Board for Assa North Gas Project

Osagie Okunbor

The Rivers State Government and energy company, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), in Port Harcourt on Thursday, September 17, 2020, inaugurated the Egi/Igburu Cluster Development Board (CDB) for pipeline communities to SPDC’s Assa North Gas project, which has a capacity for 300 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and the potential to be one of ...

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Shell moves to appeal asset sale judgement

Osagie Okunbor

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has expressed disappointment over the fact that the Rivers State High Court affirmed the enforcement of the purported sale of interests in it’s Joint Venture’s (JV’s)  assets in Kidney Island and specified interests in OML 11 to the Rivers State Government. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and ...

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Rivers demolishes two hotels for flouting lockdown order

Nyesom-Wike

The Rivers State Government on Sunday, May 10, 2020 demolished two hotels in the state for flouting lockdown orders and State’s Executive Order No. 6 against the spread of novel COVID-19 pandemic. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State This was made known on Sunday in a statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media), to the governor. He ...

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