Bayelsa: No Going Back On Demolition Of Illegal Structures As COVID-19 Task Force Vows To Resist Influence
Bayelsa government on Tuesday said that there was no going back at the ongoing demolition of illegal structures in pursuit of its urban renewal project. It will be recalled that the Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force Chaired by Gov Douye Diri had in the past weeks demolished illegal structures at... Read more
Environmentalists Reject NOSDRA’s Report On Dead Fishes Along Niger Delta Coastlines
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) an environmental NGO has expressed divergent views with the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on the causes of massive death of fishes littering the coast. NOSDRA) had on May 14 said that findings on the dead fishes on the Atlantic... Read more
COVID-19: Gov. Wike Declares Compulsory Use Of Face Masks In Rivers
In continuation of the fight to check the spread of coronavirus,  Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has  announced the compulsory use of face masks in the state. Governor Wike also stated that the State Security Council will in the next 24 hours take stringent measures against commercial transport... Read more
Dead Fishes: Shell Denies Discharge Of Toxic Chemicals From Focados Terminal
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Monday said that the dead fishes floating and littering the Niger Delta coastline has got nothing to do with its operations. Residents along the Atlantic coastline in Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom have reported massive death of croaker fish specie since... Read more
Intersociety Writes DSS, Alleges Plot To Gig Onitsha International Drug Market Election
• Provides list of witnesses Subterranean plots hatched by some unscrupulous persons to rig the forthcoming election of the Onitsha International Drug Market in Anambra State, has been revealed by the International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety). In a letter  to the Anambra State Director... Read more
Shell’s under-reporting of spilled oil from Well 13 in Angiama, Bayelsa delaying JIV report
The disparity in the volume of oil spill from Shell’s field at Angiama community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in Bayelsa has caused disagreement amongst parties investigating the incident. Although the March incident has been traced to equipment failure, by corrosion, investigations indicate that the Joint Investigative Visit... Read more
Bayelsa Warns Against Defying Order On Gathering
Bayelsa State government has restated its order against any form of social gathering in the state, saying defaulters risk prosecution. It explained that the order restricting gathering at worship centres, which was restored after the Easter celebrations, was in force and that no form of gathering is permitted no... Read more
Chevron Nigeria Ltd and First E & P on Sunday donated staple food to support its host communities in Bayelsa to cope with the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of the benefiting eight communities in Southern Ijaw and Brass local governments of Bayelsa took delivery of 1,600... Read more
 Environmentalist Links Dead Fishes To Toxic Chemicals From Shell, Urges NOSDRA To Sit Up
 . As Ijaw Youths Urge Probe Of Disaster     An environmentalist, Mr Furoebi Akene, have attributed the dead fishes littering the Niger Delta coastline to the discharge of toxic chemicals from Shell’s operations at Forcados oil export terminal.   Akene who spoke in Yenagoa in reaction to NOSDRA’s... Read more
Chevron, Host Communities Differ On Cause Of Massive Death Of Fishes Noticed Off Bayelsa Coast
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has held divergent views with members of its host communities in Bayelsa on the cause of dead fishes littering the Atlantic coastline near the oil firm’s operations. Residents along Koluama, Ekeni, Ezetu, Fishtown, Foropa, Sangana axis of the Atlantic coastline in Bayelsa, hosts to CNL... Read more