Experts decry arbitrary discharge of tainted water by oil firms
Experts have raised concern over indiscriminate discharge of contaminated water by some oil companies in the country, urging the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to be firm in monitoring their activities.
OML 11 host communities supplicate over alleged neglect, ask Shell to leave oil field
After over 60 years of exploratory activities without basic infrastructure like roads hospital and electricity, the host communities of Oil Mining Lease, (OML11) yesterday staged a prayer protest, demanding the exit of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) from the facility.
Bayelsa speaker seeks better deal as Shell donates projects to communities
Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Monday Obolo, has expressed reservations over the global memorandum of understanding (GMOU) being executed by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) with its host communities.
Why Niger Delta remains in ruins despite N4t benefits transfer
There are glaring indications that the over N4t so far budgeted by the Federal Government, and funds contributed by oil companies, as well as other benefits meant to better the lives of about 20 million...
How politics of OML 11 reignites Ogoni resistance against expropriation
Groundswell opposition to Rivers State government’s acquisition of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) interest in Oil Mining Lease (OML 11) has once more turned Ogoni into the epicentre of fierce resistance to expropriation....
OML 11: MOSOP declares acquisition by Rivers government null, void
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has described the purported acquisition of OML 11 by the Rivers State government and other parties involved as “null and void.”
Rivers acquires Shell’s 45 per cent stake in OML 11 oilfields
Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday disclosed that the Rivers State Government had acquired 45 per cent of Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11 oilfields.
Stop being cosmetic, fix oil pipelines, rights group tells Shell
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) claim of deploying aerial cameras to track oil spills as a plot to distract Nigerians from their demand on the firm to fix its pipelines as a measure to check....