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House of Reps halt oil exploration in Anambra

House of Representatives yesterday ordered immediate stoppage of oil exploration by Sterling Global Oil Exploration and Energy Company in Ogwu Ikpele in Ogbaru, Anambra State.

Rivers community orders oil coy to suspend drilling operations

Rawlings Ete, the Paramount Ruler of Oyorokoto, a fishing community in Andoni Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers, has ordered Amni Pet/Shelf Drilling Company to immediately suspend drilling operations in the community.

Akure landlords petition NBC over location of radio station

Landlords of Alagbaka/Police headquarters areas of Akure, the Ondo state capital have petitioned the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission(NBC) for sitting a Frequency Modulation (FM) station within their domain without recourse to laws guiding its establishment.

Enugu government to construct stadia in Nsukka, Oji River

Enugu State Government has approved the construction of township stadia in Nsukka and Oji River Local Governments of the state.
Niger State, the former breadbasket of Nigeria, is commonly known as a resource-rich territory and mining area. [Martin Zinggl|Al Jazeera]

MIREMCO: Mining operators ignoring community agreements’ll be penalised

The Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) has said henceforth, mining operators operating in any community without a Community Development Agreement (CDA) would be penalised for such unlawful actions.

NNPC boss meets AKK pipeline project financiers in Dubai

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, directed the Chinese Consortium and the NNPC Project Team on the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Pipeline Project to ensure timely finalization of the term sheet for the project’s contractor financing agreement.

Rivers commissioner: Blame oil firms for rise in violence, drug abuse

The Rivers State Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Mr. Damiete Herbert Miller, has blamed oil companies for rise in violence and drug abuse among youths in the Niger Delta region.

MOSOP vows to drag Shell before UN over damage of farmlands

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, Rivers State, says it will petition the United Nations yet again over alleged devastation of farmlands in Ogoni communities by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, in the course of laying new oil pipelines in the oil-rich area.

Four Chinese nationals arrested over illegal mining operation in Ebonyi

Four Chinese nationals and 16 Nigerians have been arrested for allegedly running an elaborate illegal mining operation in Ebonyi State.

No plan to close Days Adeyeye radio station – Ekiti govt

The government said other corporate organisations were also involved in the SEPA’s demand for EIA, which was in compliance with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Decree 86 of 1992 (Now EIA Act 2004) and the Ekiti State Environmental Protection Agency Law 2009.

Delta communities reject environmental report on modular refinery

Citing alleged irregularities, indigenes of Emu-Ebendo and Emu-Iyasele communities in Ndokwa West Local Council of Delta State have rejected the environmental impact assessment report (EIA) reportedly conducted by OMAS PILLAR ASTEX Company Limited for a modular refinery in their area.

Federal govt urged to use part of $1 billion insurgency fund for Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni Youth Federation, OYF, has pleaded with the Federal Government to divert part of the $1 billion approved for the fighting of insurgency in the North-East to the clean up of Ogoni devastated land.

NNPC plans power plants in Ajaokuta, Abuja, others

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, plans to build power plants with combined capacity of 4600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano States.

Fed govt identifies deficiencies in EIA Act implementation

The Federal Government, on Monday, said that in the course of implementation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act, a number of gaps, omissions and inadequacies were identified.

Anambra guber: Obiano’s govt a disaster – Obaze

Oseloka Obaze, PDP candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship has described the Governor Willie Obiano government as a di​s​aster.

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