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Tag: Niger Delta


Oil firms in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region have been urged to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Nnimmo Bassey, an environmentalist made the call in Yenegoa, at an oilfield dialogue with the theme, “Building Community Resilience Read more…


The Nigerian government has reiterated its commitment to restoring mangrove in Ogoniland to improve lives in the communities. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, said this in Abuja when he opened an international expertise meeting on mangrove restoration in the land. Read more…


Case was instituted in 2007 The Hague Court of Appeal has ruled that oil giant Shell is liable for oil devastation which damaged the agrarian community of Oruma in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The spill happened on June 26, 2005 – leading Read more…


Mazino Dickson When the Paris climate change agreement was signed in 2015, the world heaved a sigh of relief . Part of the joy then was the commitment from the business sector to support this drive. While many business leaders Read more…


The Nigerian government says plans are afoot to restore four mangrove sites in the country. Nigeria’s minister of state for environment, Sharon Ikeazor, stated this as part of the country’s efforts to commemorate World Mangrove day. Four reserve sites identified Read more…


Nigeria is considering a National Mangrove Restoration Project that will deliver environmental and sustainable livelihood benefits for people living in the Niger Delta region. Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, made this known in a statement to mark this Read more…


Ogoni land is located in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. For years, this region has witnessed environmental degradation due to oil operations. Water bodies contaminated, farmlands wasted. This unfortunate scenario gave life to the agitation and militancy in Read more…


The Niger Delta coastal environment has for decades suffered from degradation and pollution – no thanks to oil activities in the region. The resultant ecological destruction led to years of militancy, oil infrastructural vandalism and kidnapping of oil workers. While Read more…