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Criminality in Oil Sector Must Stop Now – Sylva, CDS Irabor, Komolafe

The Federal Government has warned that it would no longer condone any form of criminality on the nation’s oil and gas facilities and installations, saying that crude oil thieves, pipeline vandals and illegal refiners have their days numbered. The warning came from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor and ...

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HYPREP to Fast Track Ogoni Clean-Up Project

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), on Tuesday assured of speedy completion of ongoing clean-up of the Ogoni land in honour of the memories of the Ogoni 13 freedom fighters. Project Coordinator, HYPREP, Dr Ferdinand Giadom, who gave the assurance to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said the 13 Ogoni martyrs would be the first consideration in all decisions ...

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New Guidelines Rekindle Hope for 9,000MW Renewable Energy in Nigeria

The Federal Government, alongside European Union and Germany, yesterday in Abuja, released the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) targeting to address bottlenecks in the renewable energy sector and enable the country to meet the targets of adding 9,000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid through the renewable sector before 2030. The document developed by key agencies with critical ...

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Sahara Group Urges Investments in Africa to Achieve Low Carbon World

Leading Energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, has urged developed countries to embark on intentional technological investment in sustainable projects in Africa and other developing economies to enhance global efforts towards achieving a low carbon world. Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Group, Ejiro Gray, said energy access must be a critical part of the ongoing energy transition conversation, especially in ...

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Shell Moves to Avert Disruption of Operations by Host Communities

Shell in a move to avert disruption of operations has agreed to diague with host communities over the non-execution of electric power project. The four communities include the Kolo-Creek Cluster Development Board in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa on March 8 threatened to ground operations at Shell’s oilfields over the failure to provide them with electricity. The 14- ...

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Buhari Appoints Dumbari as HYPREP Project Coordinator

Dr. Giadom is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Geology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, both from the University of Port Harcourt, and Master of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Management from Rivers State University. Dr. Giadom has over 20 years of experience in the conduct of impact assessment and baseline studies of Brownfields and Greenfields, ...

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Put in Place Necessary Structures Before Transiting from Fossil to Renewables – Prof. Iladare

The Nigerian Professor at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) holding a Professorial Chair in Oil and Gas at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Omowumi Iledare, has called on Energy stakeholders in Africa to commence putting in place the necessary structures before transiting from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption to renewable energy sources. Pro. Iladare further ...

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SEPCOL FPSO Fire Incident on Trinity Spirit Contained at Ukpokiti Terminal

The Management of Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL) in RECIEVERSHIP, hereby provide an update on the explosion and subsequent fire that engulfed the FPSO Trinity Spirit located at the Ukpokiti Terminal, in the early hours of Wednesday. SEPCOL has been working with relevant authorities and stakeholders to contain the situation and an investigation has been launched to establish ...

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Oando Foundation, NCF Promote Lagos Community Clean-up

The Oando Foundation of Nigeria, Sumitomo Chemical of Japan, with the technical support of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), organised a community clean-up exercise at Ijora Badia and Ishaga Mushin in Lagos State, themed: “Clearing of drainage, community sensitization & recycling awareness campaign”. This initiative is aimed at promoting environmental education and sustainable action for pupils in target schools and ...

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NNPC Positioned to Lead Africa in Energy Transition – Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited yesterday gave an account of how it has positioned itself to lead Africa in energy transition. The Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari disclosed this while delivering the 30th Convocation Lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, at the university’s auditorium. Kyari spoke on the topic: ...

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