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Shell working to make Nigeria a gas hub in energy transition quest, says official

Igo weli

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it had begun working to transform Nigeria into a gas hub, within the Gulf of Guinea, as part of the global quest for cleaner energy. Country Head, Corporate Relations of SPDC, Igo Weli The company said it actively supports the nation’s Natural Gas Expansion Programme of the Federal Government introduced in ...

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Shell restates commitment to research and devt in Nigeria

Elohor Aiboni

Shell says its research and development strategy is aligned with Nigeria’s 10-year strategic roadmap for local content being implemented by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Mrs. Elohor Aiboni, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited The energy firm made this known in a statement on Friday, September 17, 2021 signed by its Media Relations Manager, ...

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Shell, rights group disagree on remediation of Ikarama spill site in Bayelsa


Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and an environmental rights group have disagreed on remediation of oil spill sites at Ikarama community in Bayelsa State. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa While the rights group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has alleged improper clean-up and remediation of ...

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Focus on delivery of proper clean-up, ERA charges HYPREP

Ogoni Clean-up

Environmental advocacy group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has frowned at the response by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to its recent report, titled: “No Clean Up, No Justice: a decade of failures?” as diversionary, even as it challenged the agency to focus more on delivery of a proper clean up that benefits the people and ...

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N45.7bn judgement: Shell short-changed community, says ERA/FoEN

Godwin Uyi Ojo

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) says it welcomes the recent disclosure by Shell that it is now ready to pay the Ejama-Ebubu community in Eleme local government area of Rivers State, over $110 million or N45.7 billion as full and final settlement for an oil spill that occurred in the area. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director ...

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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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ERA demands Shell accountability, halt to divestment of facilities

Niger Delta

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has deplored the recent disclosure that Shell plans to sell its land based and shallow offshore oil fields and infrastructures in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oil pollution in the Niger Delta has largely contributed to the destruction of the area’s biodiversity and to unprecedented levels of deprivation. Photo credit: ...

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Shell unveils first female Managing Director for deep-water Nigeria


Energy big-wig, Shell, has named Elohor Aiboni as the Managing Director of its Nigeria deep-water business, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) with effect from Sunday, August 1, 2021. Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mrs. Elohor Aiboni, receiving the Shell Safety, Environment and Social Performance Charter from her predecessor, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, in ...

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Shell divestment plans targeted at evading clean up responsibility, groups tell govt

Ben van Beurden

Civil society groups in Nigeria have urged the Nigerian government to compel Shell to clean up the massive pollution its extractive activities have created in the Niger Delta and cautioned that the company’s plans to move offshore is only targeted at evading the scrutiny that its onshore activities have attracted. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden Three ...

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CAPPA kicks against Shell’s Net-Zero plan


Lagos-based not-for-profit, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 led a host of Nigerian climate change activists to speak-up against Shell’s carbon emission plan termed “Net-Zero”. Akinbode Oluwafemi, the executive director of CAPPA, leading other protesters during the demonstration in Lagos The group, in a peaceful protest, stormed the Shell headquarters in Lagos to register its ...

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