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  • 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
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watchdog Amnesty International and Nigerian NGO the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) announced this week that oil giant Shell has finally paid out $84 million USD in compensation to
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:21 by Local Press Report AKURE The Guardian In what seems to be the long-sought breakthrough in the search for potable water for residents of fishing communities located in the ecologically ravaged oil-producing coastal stretch of Ondo State, the state government has signed a N2.4
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian NGO the Social Development Integrated Center (Social Action) this week released a new report that highlights serious shortcomings in the Nigerian government’s response to oil pollution in the Ogoniland region. The report,
  • 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,
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from a coalition of environmental and human rights groups warned that Nigeria and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell have taken “almost no meaningful action” to clean up pollution caused by oil production in the Niger Delta.
  • 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
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom After Niger Delta communities rejected a compensation offer from Shell, calling the offer ridiculously low and an insult, a London court is now expected to decide how much the company will pay those affected by major oil spills on
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) crackdown on pipeline vandalism and theft has spilled over to the water sector, as the state-firm faces fresh accusations that it has done nothing to prevent the water contamination
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Environmental groups gathered in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region last weekend to call for a state of environmental emergency to be declared to mark the second anniversary of a UN Environment Program (UNEP) report highlighting massive and

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