Effect of Oil on the People

Nigeria has recorded 600 oil spills this year

The German Development Minister, Mr. Gerd Müller, has slammed the Federal Government for what he describes as rising cases of oil spill in the Niger Delta. According to him, over 600 cases of oil spill have been recorded in the area so far this year. Müller was on Tuesday quoted by the Stakeholder Democracy Network as denouncing oil production methods in Nigeria. Read more

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Youths Invade Chevron Oil Facility In Bayelsa Over Compensation

There was security breach yesterday in the Koluama community of Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa State following the invasion and shutting down of the Chevron Oil Platform by youths over the refusal of the company to pay adequate compensation for January 2012 KS Endeavour rig fire disaster in the area. Read more

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Oil Spill: N’Delta paying huge price for nation’s oil production

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Lancelot Anyanya has said Niger Delta communities are paying huge price to sustain Nigeria’s oil and gas production in the area. Anyanya, a retired major in the Nigerian Army, stated this when he led a delegation from NOSDRA to assess the impact of oil spills in Omoku area of Rivers State. Read more

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Total extends HSE to host communities in Akwa Ibom

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (TEPNG), has extended its Health Safety and Environment (HSE) programme to its host communities in Akwa Ibom State. Indeed, about 1000 patients benefited from the exercise, which covered Mbo, Eastern Obolo, Ikot Abasi and Etinan local council areas of the state. Read More

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No action from Shell, Nigeria on Ogoniland pollution report – Amnesty

Nigeria and Shell have done almost nothing to ease oil pollution in the Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta, three years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion dollar clean-up, Amnesty International said Monday. Environmental devastation in Ogoniland has for many come to symbolise the tragedy of Nigeria’s vast oil wealth. Continue Reading

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Oil spill: Youths shut down ExxonMobil

Youths from ExxonMobil host communities in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State have shut down the operations of the multinational firm over recurrent oil spills and strings of unfulfilled promises made to the residents. They have vowed never to leave the area until the company carries out proper clean-up of the environment and also fulfil some promises made during past oil spills. Mr David Okon, the Secretary, Youth Presidents’ Forum and President of Iwuokpom

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Claimants Reject Shell’s $51m Offer Over Nigeria Oil Spills

Oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell is ready to pay up to $51 million in compensation for two oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria in 2008, but the lawyer representing the claimants have rejected Shell’s offer. Around 15,000 residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta represented by law firm, Leigh Day, appealed in 2011 to a London court for more than 300 million pounds in compensation. Continue Reading

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$35m lost daily to oil theft – Confab committee

The National Conference Committee on Energy has said that the country is losing about 350,000 barrels of oil per day, estimated at about $35m, to crude oil theft and called on the Federal Government to wake up from its slumber and tackle the menace frontally. The Chairman of the committee, who is also a former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja, stated this while presenting the report of his committee to the plenary in Abuja on Monday. Continue

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500 illegal refineries destroyed in four months in N’Delta

The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Delta, has said no fewer than 500 illegal crude oil refineries situated along the Niger Delta creeks have been destroyed in the last four months. It also disclosed that the security agency is winning the war against oil theft in the area, but that its success story was being hampered by lack of equipment to flush out oil thieves and to curb other criminal activities along the waterways. Continue Reading

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EFCC arraigns eight over illegal petrol importation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned eight officials of an oil company, Hepa Global Energy Limited, for illegal importation of fuel. The eight people are Ademola Ogungbayi, Olabode Olaniran, Suraj Gasali, Moses Emmanuel, Wilson Bonsi, Jacob Pandoun, Uche Okparaodi and Happy Onyeogo. They were charged alongside their vessel, MT Good Success and their company, Hepa Global Energy Limited with importation of petrol into the country

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