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ERA to Shell: Stop sloganeering and clean up Ogoniland

Ben van Beurden

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


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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ERA: Dutch court ruling against Shell a watershed

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described a Dutch court ruling today which held Shell liable for the pollution of fish ponds and farmlands in Ikot Ada Udo community in Akwa Ibom as a major watershed in the quest for environmental justice in the Niger Delta. The group disclosed In a statement issued in Lagos that while it ...

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Gas flaring: Nembe youths shut down Shell installations

The people of Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa State have asked the management of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to stop the gas flaring in their area as the act causes environmental damage to their community. Chairman, Oil and Gas Committee of Nembe Kingdom, Comrade Nengi James Eriworio, recently led the over 300 aggrieved women and youths of the community to ...

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