OML 29 Lease Renewal: Court Adjourns Hearing To June 24 As More Parties Seek To Join
The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Thursday adjourned a suit seeking to halt the renewal of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 instituted by Nembe communities in Bayelsa. It was learnt thqt the lease will expire on June 30, 2019 , while the operator of the oilfields had... Read more
Oil Export Resumes From OML 29 As Aiteo Fixes Vandalized Nembe Creek Oil Export Pipeline
Oil export from oilfields in parts of Bayelsa has resumed as Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company on Friday said that it has concluded repairs on the 97 km Nembe-Bonny export line that was breached on April 21 by unknown vandals. Mr Ndiana Mathew, Spokesman of Aiteo, operator of... Read more
Group Raises Alarm Over Safety Of Rig At OML 83 & 85 In Bayelsa
A  Niger Delta group, the Ifalibobou Revolutionary Movement, (IRM) on Tuesday expressed safety concerns over the state of an oil rig deployed to oilfields at Koluama coastal communities in Bayelsa. The group issued an ultimatum to First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company (First E&P) to clarify the safety records... Read more
Six Pipeline Vandals Perish At Aiteo’s Oilfields Fire Disaster
The masterminds of the April 21 fire outbreak at OML 29 oilfields operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production were burnt to death. Rear Admiral Akinjidie Akinrinade, Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to the Niger Delta disclosed this shortly after inspecting the incident site at Awoba... Read more
Nigeria Says Committed To Economic Rehabilitation Of IDPs, Empowers 64 Bakassi Returnees In Yenagoa
Nigeria’s National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) on Monday reassured that the federal government is committed to rehabilitation of displaced persons. Mrs Sadiya Umar Farouq, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) gave the assurance at a capacity building workshop... Read more
SMEDAN Commences Entrepreneurship Training For 104 Yonng Business Owners In Bayelsa
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) on Tuesday said some 104 young business owners are benefiting from its entrepreneurship training scheme in Bayelsa. The capacity building programme runs from April 15 to 19. Dr Dikko Radda, Deputy Director of SMEDAN in his remarks, noted thatover 37 million Mico, Small... Read more
OML 29 Lease Renewal Face- off : We Are In Talks With Aiteo –Nembe Chiefs
The Nembe communities on Sunday said that the host communities to the OML 29 oilfields in Bayelsa have commenced discussions to resolve the conflict with Aiteo, the new operator. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)  in 2015 divested its equity in OML 29 and transferred its interest in the oil... Read more
Court Grants Bail To 4 Whistleblowers Accused of Conspiracy To Rob Gov Dickson
Justice E.T Okara of a Bayelsa High Court on Wednesday admitted four of the five ‘whistleblowers’ accused of conspiracy to rob Gov Seriake Dickson, to bail in the sum of N3 million each. The fifth accused, Mr Tamnatonye Jacob, was on Feb 27, 2019 granted bail to the sum of... Read more
Judge’s Absence Stalls OML 29 Lease Renewal Suit In Yenagoa
The absence of Justice, Awogboro Abimbola, of Court 2, Federal High Court, Yenagoa on Thursday stalled hearing on a suit filed by Nembe Community seeking to halt renewal of the OML 29 lease. It would be recalled that Abimbola who lost her mother was absent at the resumed hearing... Read more
Shell Snubs NOSDRA’s Stakeholders Forum On Mitigating Pipeline Vandalism
Nigeria’s dominant operator in the oil and gas sector, the Shell Petroleum Development Company stretched its arrogance and disrespect for the Nigeria government agencies to another level as it stayed away from a programme organized by United Nations Development Programme to mitigate pipeline vandalism.   Officials of the oil... Read more