Gunmen abduct Agip, NOSDRA workers in Bayelsa
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted four persons along the waterways of Southern Ijaw Local Council Area of Bayelsa State. Two of them were said to be workers of Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), while the other were government officials on a visit. It was learnt that the oil workers, alongside the two officials,…
SPDC announces clean-up in Aghoro, Odimodi
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), says it has recovered over 95 per cent of spilled oil from the recent spill incidents on sections of the Trans Ramos Pipeline (TRP) in Aghoro and Odimodi communities in Bayelsa and Delta states respeftively.
Stakeholders point out loopholes in PIGB, presidency assures of speedy assent
Indications have emerged that the Petroleum Host and Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHICDB) being debated at the National Assembly may not achieve its desired objectives if adequate attention was not paid to the loopholes in the document. Speaking yesterday in Abuja at a meeting organised by the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD),…
Oil spillage to cost Shell $3.8 billion in compensation
National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA has called on Shell Nigeria Exploration and Petroleum Company Limited, SNEPCO, to urgently pay $3.8 billion as damages to 350 communities in Niger Delta region. It would be recalled that Federal High Court in Lagos, fined SNEPCO the sum of $3.8 billion as a result of…
Governments silly-dallying while toxic smog chokes Port Harcourt
For decades, the people of Niger Delta have had to put up with varying shades of maladies befalling them on account of oil exploration activities going on in their domain.
Group clears air on Bodo community clean-up
Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Techniques (SCAT) under the Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI), has said that the only possible way to mitigate against continued exposure to the negative consequences of the polluted...
FG battles soot emission in Rivers
The Federal Government has said measures are being taken to tackle the black soot emission in Rivers State.The National Oil Spill Detection Response Agency, NOSDRA and the Federal Government Technical Committee on Black Soot....
How to achieve Ogoni cleanup, by Rivers communities
42 Communities in Gokana Local Government Councils of Rivers State have listed conditions to end unwholesome activities that could frustrate the Ogoni cleanup.
Coalition, NOSDRA sensitise communities to Ogoni clean- up
The group canvassed for the peaceful process of the exercise during a one-day sensitisation campaign of communities in Gokana, one of the most affected area of oil spill in Ogoniland.
Niger Delta clean-up throws up valuation jobs for surveyors
An unprecedented scale of valuation jobs may have opened up for estate surveyors, after months of uncertainty that pervaded the property market, leading to slowing down of transactions and cut in the rental values in some highbrow areas of the country.