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World Cleanup Day: Sweden to Prioritise Awareness on Climate Change in Nigeria

The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria says awareness creation on issues about climate change remains a top priority to proffer solutions to the global environmental problem in the country. The Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl Michael Gräns, said this in Abuja on Saturday, September 18, 2021, while addressing newsmen at the sideline of activities to mark the 2021 “World Cleanup ...

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We Remitted N67.5 Billion to NDDC in 19 Years – ExxonMobil

The Manager, Media and Communication, ExxonMobil, operators of NNPC/MPN Joint Venture, Mr. Ogechuckwu Udeagha, says the company remitted over N67.5bn in nineteen years to the Niger Delta Development Commission Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio had, recently claimed that the oil companies operating in the region had defaulted in their statutory remittances to the NNDC to the tune ...

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Carbon Emissions : UN Convenes High- Level Dialogue on Energy Compact

Faced with the rapidly accelerating impacts of climate change and urgent need to reduce carbon emissions from the energy sector the United Nations is to convene a high-level dialogue to extract commitments from Heads of State and economic leaders on Energy compact. Part of the energy Compact is to ensure that all people have access to electricity and clean energy ...

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NNPC/Chevron Donate Medical Equipment to Community Hospitals in Delta State

The NNPC/ Chevron Nigeria Limited Joint Venture has donated modern medical equipment worth millions of Naira to the Oporoza and Tsekelewu Cottage hospitals in Egbema-Gbaramatu kingdoms as well as the Government hospital in Ogidigben. The Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) received the items for the Oporoza and Tsekelewu cottage hospitals while the Itsekiri Regional Development Committee (IRDC) received the ...

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PIA Lacks Stiff Sanctions on Gas Flaring – Environmental Group

………..by James Ikenna………. An environmental group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has condemned the Petroleum Industry Acts (PIA) for lacking in Stiff Sanctions on gas flaring. The group, observed that the penalty for gas flaring as contained in the PIA was too paltry to mitigate acts of flaring. Rev Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, HOMEF, who said this recently in ...

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UN Says 1.6 Million People Die Yearly from Cooking Stove Fumes Globally

The United Nations (UN) says at least 1.6 million people around the world die yearly of smoke related illnesses due to inefficient cooking stoves. The UN Development Programme, Global Environment Facility Integrated Approach Programme on Food Security (UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS), made the disclosure on in Abuja. Ms Rhoda Dia, Project Manager, Resilient Food Security Project, under the UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS Project, said the UN ...

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Host Communities to Get $500 Million Annually from New PIA – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday calmed frayed nerves among some indigenes of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta, maintaining that the three per cent approved under the new Petroleum Industry Act could be bigger than what the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) currently gets. Speaking when he appeared on ...

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Shell Waking Up to Its Culpability as It Agree to Pay Compensation – Environmentalists

…………..by Abisoye Shola……..Reports of the agreement by Shell to accept liability for longest drawn case concerning pollution in the Niger Delta appears to have been warmly received by the civil society an Environmentalists. As they say that the oil giant is waking up to its culpability. Shell on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, agreed to pay the sum of N45.9 billion ...

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