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OML 11: We declined renewal of Shell’s licence for national security – govt

The Federal government on Thursday, told the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court that its refusal to renew the operating license of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) was in the interest of the nation’s security.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has banned the planned RevolutionNow protest in the state.

OML 25: Rivers governor says ‘will’ develop stakeholder communities

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said he will develop stakeholder communities in Oil Mining Lease (OML 25).

Shell: Power generation is not Nigeria’s problem

Oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has declared electricity problem is not about power generation but distribution to various parts despite the nation’s huge gas reserve.

OML-25 shutdown: Shell is demonic – Kula monarch

King Kroma Eleki, Sara XIV, the traditional ruler of Kula Kingdom in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers, has described Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), operating OML-25 as demonic.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde appoints Olubamiwo Adeosun as SSG

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday announced the Country Implementation Lead of the Shell Business Operations (SBO), Nigeria, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Nigerian Navy assures of commitment to safer maritime operations

The Nigerian Navy has assured of its commitment to safer maritime operations in the country.

OML-25: Host communities reject Shell

The leaders of the three communities hosting OML-25 facility in Rivers on Tuesday insisted that they did not want the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in their communities again.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike presiding over a meeting with the management of the SPDC, Belemaoil Limited, Host Community Leaders and Security Service Commanders over OML 25 at the Government House Port Harcourt on Saturday.

OML-25: Governor Wike directs parties to resolve issues, re-open facility in seven days

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed all parties in dispute over the Oil Mining Licence, OML-25 to resolve all contending issues within 7 days and reopen the oil facility.

Nigerian Army confirms killing of soldier, two NSCDC operatives in Rivers

A soldier and two operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were shot dead on Sunday following a gun duel with suspected militants in Rivers.

One soldier, two NSCDC operatives killed by suspected vandals in Rivers

Suspected vandals on Sunday attacked and killed one soldier and two officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, guarding Shell Petroleum facilities at Gio Community in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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Nigerian Army kills suspected oil bunkering kingpin in Rivers

A suspected notorious cultist and illegal oil bunkering kingpin, Korobe Menele Loveday, who has been on the wanted list of the security agencies for terrorizing communities in Rivers State has been killed.
John Sentamu

Archbishop Sentamu: Nigeria lacks will to address devastation in Niger Delta

Chairman of the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) and Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has decried lack of political will by the Nigerian government to address environmental devastation in the Niger Delta region.

Shell: We won’t return to Ogoni

Multinational oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), has declared that despite pressure from some quarters, it has no intention to resume oil and gas exploration activities in Ogoniland of Rivers State.

Ex-President Jonathan: Governor Dickson has surpassed expectation in educational development

Former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has saluted the efforts of the Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson in educational development, saying he has surpassed expectations.

NUPENG urges President Buhari to end reliance on imported petroleum products

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to, in his second term, work towards ending, “Nigeria’s continued dependence on imported petroleum products.”
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Gunmen abduct two Shell personnel, kill police escorts

The two kidnapped senior staff members of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) were said to be returning from an official trip from the neighbouring Bayelsa state when they were attacked by the gunmen, killing their security escorts.
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday postponed the third reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday.

Senate steps down motion seeking to declare Kogi oil producing state

This development comes on the heels of an adopted motion sponsored by Senator Isaac Alfa representing Kogi East Senatorial district titled, “Need to recognise Kogi State as an Oil Producing State”.

Nigerian Army, MOSOP disagree over killing of Ogoni man

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has condemned the alleged killing of a middle-aged man, Nen-elkpege Lezor, by soldiers said to have raided Kegbara Dere community in the Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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The Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized rare but outlawed items as well as more widely traded but contraband items across the two states constituting the command.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Lauratta Onorchie reappointed presidential media aides

Mr. Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have been reappointed as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, respectively by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Floods claim five lives in Jigawa

Thousands of residents have been displaced in Guri, Kirikassamma and Birnin Kudu council areas, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Ya’u, told reporters on Tuesday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC reacts to EFCC raid of former Lagos governor’s home

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the search conducted by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) at the Epe home of a former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode.