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  • 2 Jun 2016- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on June 2nd abruptly cancelled a planned trip to the country’s Rivers State to launch the $1 billion USD Niger Delta clean-up project. Local media quoted government sources who confirmed that the
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the
  • 4 Nov 2015- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Oil giant Shell has lied about cleaning up areas of the Niger Delta that have been affected by oil spills, two human rights groups said in a new report issued this week. The report, " Clean it up: Shell's false claims
  • 7 Aug 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Shell must overhaul its clean-up methods and match the Nigerian government’s commitment to address oil pollution in the Niger Delta, international human rights watchdog Amnesty International said this week. The group said in a
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

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