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Oil Spill: Supreme Court dismisses Shell’s application to review appeal against N17bn judgment

Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application by Shell Petroleum Development Company, asking it to review its judgment of Jan. 11, 2019 that ordered Shell to pay N17 billion to Ogoni communities in Rivers State. Supreme Court of Nigeria The communities were affected by an oil spill caused by the oil company in 1970. A five-member panel of justices dismissed ...

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NOSDRA subjects Shell’s ‘leaking’ pipeline to third-party examination

Idris Musa

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it has subjected a section of the 14″ Okordia-Rumuekpe pipeline to third-party examination to resolve the dispute on the cause of a Nov 12, 2019 leak at Shell’s oilfields in Bayelsa State. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA It was gathered that Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) disagreed with ...

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Why we side with victims of Shell’s Bayelsa oil spill, by group

Alagoa Morris

Comrade Alagoa Morris, Head, Bayelsa Office of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) at a media session themed: “Resisting Regulatory Capture” on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, explains why the organisation is concerned with the Okordia-Rumuekpe Trunk-Line oil spill incident that occurred in November 2019 Alagoa Morris As indicated in the theme, this event is ...

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Oil spills: Environmentalists berate Shell for defying regulatory compliance


Environmentalists on Thursday, October 22, 2020 berated the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) for poor compliance to regulatory verdict on oil spill matters in its operational fields in the Niger Delta region. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa They recalled that the spill regulatory agency, National Oil ...

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Nigerian farmers battle Shell in 12-year-old court case

Chief Fidelis A. Oguru-Oruma

The appeal in the case of four Nigerian farmers and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) versus Shell continued for two days from Friday, October 8, 2020 in The Hague. 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 take ...

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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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45,000 barrels of crude spilled at Shell operated Angiama fields in Bayelsa, says NOSDRA

Ineffective clean up

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Friday, September 4, 2020 confirmed the discharge of 45,000 barrels of crude oil at Angiama oilfields in Bayelsa State. Oil spill The Angiama oilfield, operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), is located in the swamps of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. NOSDRA announced in its official twitter ...

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Ogoni cleanup: ERA urges govt to implement UNEP’s emergency measures

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to mandate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) emergency measures on Ogoniland cleanup. Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director of the group, made the plea on Thursday, June 18, 2020 ...

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Rivers to test for coronavirus with Shell-donated equipment

Shell Nigeria

Rivers State is set to start testing for COVID-19 in Port Harcourt, the state capital, with the receipt of its first set of testing equipment from the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). The medical hardware and consumables were presented to the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State displays one of ...

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


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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