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Shell completes 20km gas pipeline to connect industrial zones in Aba

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has completed the final phase of its 20km domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Agbor Hill, Osisioma and Araria industrial zones.

British Supreme Court hears Nigerians’ case in Shell oil spill claim

Britain’s supreme court will on Tuesday hear Nigerian farmers and fishermen appeal to pursue claims against oil major Shell over spills in the Niger Delta.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

‘Coronavirus patients’ in Bayelsa lament delay in confirming status

Patients suspected to be COVID-19 positive in Bayelsa have bemoaned the delay in getting results from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) laboratories Edo and Port Harcourt.

UK court dismisses Nigeria’s $1 billion Malabu suit against Shell, Eni

A UK court has ruled that Nigeria’s $1 billion suit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, oil giants, cannot go on because it does not have jurisdiction over the case.

Ilorin emir confirms appointment of Ambassador Gambari as President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

A retired diplomat, Ibrahim Gambari, has been appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, according to presidential sources and the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, has commenced testing for COVID-19 in Rivers State.

UNIPORT teaching hospital commences testing for coronavirus

Speaking, Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, stated that two Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR, machine used for testing COVID 19 are in the facility ready, thanking the FG in collaboration with Shell SPDC for supporting the hospital with the medical equipment.

Official: Shell donates coronavirus testing machines to Rivers

“We thank you for supplying these medical equipment to the Rivers state government to fight the spread of coronavirus,” a statement from Wike’s media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, quoted the governor as saying. “This is the first time that I am going to commend you. I thank you for supporting the state government in the fight against coronavirus.”

Shell cuts dividend for first time since 1940s as oil demand collapses

Royal Dutch Shell RDS cuts its dividend for the first time in 80 years and suspended the next tranche of its share buyback programme following the collapse in global oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shell lifts force majeure on Nigeria’s Forcados crude

Shell lifted a force majeure on exports of Nigeria’s Forcados crude oil after the pipeline transporting it reopened, the company said in a statement on Monday.
The Shell companies in Nigeria have presented eight vehicles to the governments of Lagos and Rivers States to support the efforts at contact tracing and treatment of novel coronavirus disease cases.

Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

The companies, comprising: The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company and Shell Nigeria Gas, also joined other players in the oil and gas industry to support the Federal Government with $30 million to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

Excravos river suffers pollution as communities accuse Shell

Ugborodo communities in Warri south West local government area, Delta state have accused Shell of massive pollution of the Excravos river, thus destroying fishing nets valued at several millions of naira.

Nigeria loses bid to postpone London Malabu trial

The Nigerian government on Monday lost a bid to postpone a massive claim against oil giants, Eni and Shell, in a London court.

Shell reports 41% rise in onshore Nigeria oil spills due to sabotage

Royal Dutch Shell’s onshore Nigeria subsidiary saw a 41% rise in the number of crude oil spills due to theft or pipeline sabotage in 2019, the group said in its annual report.

Bank clarifies position on garnishee order in Shell-Ejama lawsuit

First Bank of Nigeria Limited Tuesday described a garnishee order compelling the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the people of Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State a total sum of N182.7 billion as strange.

Shell: Court gives garnishee order on First Bank account with central bank over N182.7...

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has made a garnishee order instructing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the people of Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State the sum of N182.7 billion.
Royal Dutch Shell’s Bonga oilfield in Nigeria will undergo maintenance in March and April, though the impact on production and exact dates are still being finalised, a spokesman said.

Shell’s Bonga oilfield in Nigeria to undergo maintenance – spokesman

Royal Dutch Shell’s Bonga oilfield in Nigeria will undergo maintenance in March and April, though the impact on production and exact dates are still being finalised, a spokesman said.
An Italian judge has ordered a controversial businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, to stand trial, for his role in the Malabu OPL 245 scandal.

Malabu scandal: Italian judge orders prosecution of Nigerian businessman

An Italian judge has ordered a controversial businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, to stand trial, for his role in the Malabu OPL 245 scandal.

Biodun Ogunleye: Why Nigeria operates below 5,000mw of electricity

Nigeria would continue to operate below 5,000 megawatts (Mw), as long as the Federal Government fails to explore the opportunities for electricity generation, the Chief Executive Officer, Power Cam Nigeria Limited, Mr Biodun Ogunleye, has said.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.