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Oil spill: Environmental rights group hails judgement against Shell

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), an NGO, has described as a healthy development the recent judgement by the Netherland’s court of appeal that held Shell liable for the oil spills it caused across Nigeria’s coastal communities of the Niger Delta in 2008. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth ...

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Nigeria named Shell’s largest concentration of social investment spending

Ben van Beurden

Shell has said that, following the $40 million direct social investments made in 2019 in Nigeria, the country has emerged the largest concentration of social investment spending in the Group. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden The investments, made by Shell’s Nigerian businesses such as Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Shell Nigeria Exploration and ...

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Over 4,000 treated as Shell launches Abuja health crusade

Dr. Akinwunmi Fajola

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has launched its first medical outreach in the Federal Capital Territory at Gidan Mangoro community of Karu in Abuja, treating more than 4,000 beneficiaries and providing medical supplies to five local primary schools. This is the latest phase of Shell’s Health-in-Motion programme which was rolled out in the Niger Delta in 2005. ...

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Shell inducts top-performing students into mentorship programme

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Beneficiaries of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture undergraduate scholarship who have consistently earned excellent grades have been inducted into a new mentorship programme aimed at grooming them for entry into the oil and gas industry and motivating them to maintain their top academic performance. “Our ‘Shell Meet Scholars’ programme is an extension of our joint venture’s education initiative for ...

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Shell’s Bonga oil field delivers 702m oil barrels in 12 years

SNEPCo-Shell

The Bonga oil field has produced about 702 million barrels of oil since inauguration in 2005, and operated at more than 92 percent availability in 2016, Managing Director of the oil field operator, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Bayo Ojulari, has said. The volumes came from the Bonga main field and Bonga Phases 2 and 3 that unlocked ...

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Our commitment to Nigeria remains strong – Shell

Shell-Nigeria

Shell remains strongly committed to the development of Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria said in Lagos, while announcing that The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture alone contributed $29 billion to the Nigerian purse between 2012 and 2016. Also in 2016, the royalties and corporate taxes paid by Shell Companies in ...

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Paris Agreement: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP want U.S. to stay

Paris Agreement

As U.S. President Donald Trump this week decides the fate of the Paris Agreement on climate change, some unexpected but powerful forces are urging Mr President not to abandon the 2015 deal brokered among more than 175 nations. Surprisingly, it’s the big oil companies who are vocally supporting the climate agreement, joining others in the administration that include Secretary of ...

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Shell trains medical workers in emergency care

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Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has facilitated the training of medical workers from hospitals in Anambra State on emergency resuscitation, delivering a critical component of its commitment to provide skilled and timely response to medical emergencies in the state. The training of the 70 staff on Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support which took place at ...

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Shell OPL 245 oil saga typifies ‘exploitation without responsibility’ – Group

Shell

New evidence has reportedly emerged during the corruption probe into Shell’s acquisition of the OPL 245 oil field off the coast of Nigeria, indicating that top executives were prepared to press ahead with the deal despite knowing that most of the money could end up as political bribes. The BBC reported it has seen documents that show top Shell executives ...

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Shell LiveWIRE beneficiaries linked to $.8m growth fund

Igo Weli Shell

Twenty-eight beneficiaries of the Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE programme are now retooling to get a good share of the $800,000 growth fund for 2017 provided by Grofin Investment. Grofin is a business development financier supporting viable, growth-oriented small enterprises in the Niger Delta through the Aspire Small Business Funds (ASBF) supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). To brighten their ...

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