Tag Archives: Delta

Nigeria: Four Killed, 15,500 Displaced in Delta Oil Spill

By Victor Edozie Port Harcourt — The representative of Odidi community in Delta State, Mr Anthony Richard, has said that about four persons were killed while 15,500 residents of the community were displaced in July oil spill that ravaged the community. Mr Richard disclosed this when the South South Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management […]

Nigeria: Can Buhari Bring Peace, Development and Security to the Niger Delta?

opinion By Tarila Marclint Ebiede The recent presidential elections in Nigeria have bolstered hope for democracy, both in the country and across the African continent. The challenge now, as always, will be to realise the hopes and aspirations expressed by both voters and the victorious party. To do this, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, will have to […]

Nigeria: Militants Blow Up Pipelines in Delta

Photo: Police on guard. By Adekola Eke An Urhobo militant group, Urhobo Gbagbako, on Friday claimed responsibility for Thursday night’s bombing of the NPDC Oil pipelines at Ighrenene, Afiesere and Ekiugbo communities in Delta State. The group, which made the claims in an email sent to some reporters, said it is also planning to shut […]

Nigeria: Oil Firm Pays Out Over Delta Oil Spills

Photo: Hand covered in oily mud, Bodo Creek, in 2011 (file photo). Shell oil has struck a deal for two separate payouts, one to fishermen and a second to their community, after two oil spills in 2008 devastated their livelihoods. It could take decades to fully clean the affected area. Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell […]

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