Tag: Oil Spill

Babies Conceived Near Oil Spill Region of the Niger Delta, Die A Month After Birth

A gas flare is seen in the background as a pregnant woman dries tapioca near Utorogu flow station in Warri, southern Nigeria. Photograph: George Osodi/AP   Babies in Nigeria are twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mothers were living near an oil spill[Read More…]

Angry Youths Disrupt Activities Of ExxonMobil Over Non-payment of Money As Palliative For Oil Spill

Angry youths in Eket LGA, Akwa Ibom, have disrupted activities at ExxonMobil, in protest over non-payment of money as palliative for oil spill recorded in the community since 2011. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the youths disrupted activities at Mobil Airstrip as well as the company’s housing[Read More…]

Amnesty International Says Shell Has Failed To Clean Nigeria Oil-Spill Sites In The Niger Delta

Royal Dutch Shell Plc has failed to clean up four oil-spill sites in the crude-producing Niger River delta, three of which an under-resourced Nigerian regulator dealing with leakages said had been decontaminated, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. At Shell’s Bomu Well 11, Amnesty researchers found blackened soil[Read More…]

Shell Pays N15.4bn To Niger Delta Communities For Oil Spills

Shell Oil Company has paid the sum of £55m (N15.4bn) as compensation to communities devastated by oil spills in the Niger Delta region of the country. Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, yesterday, said the payment of compensation which was long-overdue, was an important victory[Read More…]

Fishermen Along Bayelsa Coastline Lament Impact Of Oil Spill

Fishermen along the Bayelsa coastline have lamented the impact of the November 2013 oil leak from the Brass Oil Export Terminal belonging to Nigerian Agip Company, saying it had affected them negatively. Mr Henshaw Oguike, the Chief Information Officer, National Oil Spills and Detection Response Agency, had said the leak[Read More…]

The Maverick Senator By Barry Morgan

By Barry Morgan The Nigerian Senator for Kwara Central, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is a controversial figure within a breakaway faction of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, whose differences with President Goodluck Jonathan have been well-recorded. He also plays up his common ground with Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, a leading[Read More…]