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56 UK, Nigerian firms explore opportunities in Shell-sponsored summit

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A total of 100 delegates representing 56 companies from Nigeria and the United Kingdom explored opportunities for collaboration at the annual Nigeria-UK Supplier Engagement programme organised by Shell Nigeria Exploration Company Ltd (SNEPCo) in conjunction with the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI). The event which held in Lagos on 30th July brought together companies engaged in a wide variety ...

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Bodo spill compensation raises hope for other communities -ERA/FoEN

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The agreement by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) to pay 55 million (N15.3 billion) pound compensation to the Bodo community over two spill incidents in 2008 has continued to generate reactions. The latest comes from the Lagos-based Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), which has described the step as a welcome development that should open ...

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Bodo spill: Shell’s N16 billion compensation ‘inadequate’

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Civil rights organisation, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has picked holes in the agreement by oil giant, Shell, to pay a penalty of about 55 million Pounds Sterling (about N16 billion) to 15,600 Bodo fishermen and community for the extensive crude oil spills of 2008/2009. The group nonetheless describes the development as a welcome news “for a New ...

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Bodo spill: London court blocks Shell oil deal

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The High Court in London on Thursday blocked an agreement between the oil giant Shell and the UK law firm CW Law in relation to over 7,000 claims of Nigerians, which the Marble Arch based law firm claimed it represented, in a dispute over oil spills in Nigeria. Mr Justice Akenhead, the President of the Technological and Construction Court, blocked ...

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Shell urged to resolve Bonga oil spill crisis

Bothered about the protracted crisis over the Bonga Oil Spillage in the Niger Delta region, Minister of Environment, Laurentia Laraba Mallam, has given a marching order to Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) to ensure that the matter is resolved amicably and expeditiously. Mallam told SPDC chairman in Nigeria, Mutiu Sunmonu, at a recent meeting in Abuja that the series of ...

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‘Initiate binding mechanisms to hold Shell accountable for pollutions’

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a coalition of non-governmental organisations on the platform of the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) and Friends of the Earth International want the United Nations Human Rights Council to initiate uniform binding mechanism that will involve preventive measures covering environmental and human rights abuses to compel Shell and other transnational oil ...

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ERA to Shell: Stop sloganeering and clean up Ogoniland

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed reservations about remarks credited to the new chief executive officer of Shell, Ben Van Beurden, to the effect that the company is set to implement the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) assessment of Ogoniland. Van Beurden, who is currently on a visit to Nigeria, disclosed that he would toe ...

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NOSDRA investigates, explains oil spills

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has said that the cause of the Ijegun oil spill in Lagos is yet to be determined as the Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) had not been carried out. Director-General NOSDRA, Peter Idabor, said currently the agency was chiselling the concrete encasing of the busted pipeline to determine extent and cause of ...

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ERA/FoEN: Why Shell’s profit is declining

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The marked decline in Shell’s global profits in 2013 compared with previous years and the imposition of a N1.8 trillion fine on the company for the December 2011 spill in the Bonga Deep Offshore Oil field are twin indicators that the company’s days of impunity are over, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said. Shell had ...

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Fresh revelations on Shell pollution in Nigeria

The lawyers of four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands, who are pressing charges against Shell over the oil pollution in three villages in the Niger Delta, have obtained confidential records that shed new light on the working methods of the Shell oil company. On the basis of these documents, the lawyers are again asking the court in ...

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