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  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report ABUJA Leadership Speaking at the stakeholder’s engagement on contextualizing Nigeria’s water resource management in mining and energy policies in Abuja, yesterday, Executive Director, Global Rights and host community activist, Ms Abiodun Baiyewu said the
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard News A coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, on Thursday, expressed concern over delay in the execution of the proposed clean-up of oil spillage in Ogoniland, despite the availability of $177million that International Oil
  • 30 May 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report ABUJA Punch Three states, Ekiti, Rivers and Cross River, have opposed the bill on water resources sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also Niger Delta leaders, under the aegis of The Pan- Niger Delta Forum, rejected the bill, saying it was
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 5 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria A massive new crude oil leak has polluted the Ogboinbiri River in the Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state, according to Nigerian press reports. The leak is said to have originated from Shell Petroleum Development Company’s
  • 19 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The European Union has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian government to promote water projects in the country's oil-rich Niger Delta region. The MoU was signed last week during the official launch of the Bayelsa
  • 2 Feb 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The environment sub-committee in Nigeria’s House of Representatives last week told officials of Chevron Nigeria to reach an amicable settlement with numerous communities in Warri, Delta state, that have been significantly affected by a
  • 14 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria Attending a stakeholder’s forum on the Ogoniland restoration plan last week, Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources announced that the government intended to be “extremely aggressive” in fully executing the Ogoniland clean-up,
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The discovery last month of vast groundwater reserves off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria and South Africa, has raised hopes that these resources could offer a solution for water
  • 6 Jul 2012- 08:15 by Local Press Report ABUJA Voice of America Nigeria's Center for Disease Control says poverty and pollution have reduced the national life expectancy to 47 years old, one of the lowest in West Africa.  And while health officials dispute the number, none dispute the urgency
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 7 May 2012- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is being accused of significantly underreporting the damage caused by oil spills, including contamination of water sources. Rights group Amnesty International said in a report
  • 20 Feb 2012- 19:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Nigeria, ABUJA International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch is criticizing the Nigerian government for the slow pace of its cleanup operation in the northwestern part of the country, where lead poisoning is being blamed for the deaths of some 400

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