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Supreme Court stops govt from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo

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The Supreme Court has granted an order of injunction restraining the Federal Government from ceding 17 disputed oil wells located at Akri and Mbede in Rivers to Imo State. Supreme Court of Nigeria The apex court granted the order on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Abuja while ruling in chamber on an ex parte motion argued by Mr Emmanuel Ukala (SAN). ...

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

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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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Supreme Court declines jurisdiction over Bayelsa Soku oil wells suit

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 refused to hear a suit brought by the Bayelsa State Government seeking to stop the Federal Government from further paying monthly statutory allocation from Soku oil wells to the Rivers State Government. Supreme Court of Nigeria Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led the seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, declined hearing ...

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